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Vevezuela in crisis: "If you are lucky, you eat twice a day"

Josefina Salomon | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Josefina Salomon

Venezuela is going through one of the worst economic crisis it has faced in decades. With oil prices at an all-time low, the country is largely unable...

On Homelessness: Unfinished Business

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Just last week the California Legislature, in close consultation with Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., fashioned a historic sixth on-time and structural...

Helpers: What You Can Do in a Time of Crisis

Joe Baker | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Baker

When tragedy strikes, we know all too well how to pray for victims, hold moments of silence and express sympathy. What we're less adept at is taking appropriate action in response to that tragedy.

The 10 Excuses That Keep You From Living Your Best Life

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Do you find yourself living vicariously through others -- marveling at their Facebook page, reading stories of amazing ventures that others dared to take on, life changes that were a complete 360 that someone had the courage to figure out and tackle?

Brexit and It's Global Consequences

Elena Ulansky | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Elena Ulansky

On June 23 British people will vote whether to stay in the European Union. The consequences of a decision to withdraw from the EU cannot be overstated...

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

Venezuelan Comedian Rants About Why Her Country Is ‘A Total Disaster’

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.03.2016 | Latino Voices

In a new episode of Joanna Hausmann's video series, "Joanna Rants," the comedian explains how bad the political and economic situation in her home cou...

The First Zika Baby Born in the US: Do We Underestimate the Impact of Zika on Women?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Elena Ulansky

Zika is affecting people in the US, and it is just the beginning of a global crisis that is here to stay. It is more then just a virus, Zika is affect...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Wants More From Congress' Proposed Puerto Rico Bill

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.01.2016 | Latino Voices

Congress' most recent Puerto Rico bill, which would create a new process that could enable the island to enter court-supervised debt restructuring, ha...

The First and Only National Text Message Crisis Line

Oliver Leung | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Oliver Leung

In desperate times, verbally articulating our feelings can difficult. Our voice can expose our innermost thoughts to prying ears. On the other hand, texting has become an extension of our thoughts and evolved to help us through our darkest hour.

Humanitarian Aid Hits Record High, Still Doesn't Meet Growing Need

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International humanitarian assistance given last year totaled a record $28 billion, new figures show in the r...

Brides March Against Domestic Violence

Nana Karlsson-Ofori | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Nana Karlsson-Ofori

The 15th annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk kicked off at Monroe College in the Bronx on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The march is named after Gladys Ricart, who was murdered on her wedding day by her abusive ex-boyfriend on September 26, 1999.

For Dallas Mental Health Officer, issue hits close to home

The Stepping Up Initiative | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact
The Stepping Up Initiative

In 2004, my department asked me to take over the agency's mental health training. I didn't know much about mental health, so I went to many training p...

Striking a Balance: How Brands Should Communicate in a Crisis

Advertising Week | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Joost Berends, Co-Founder, Mortierbrigade Every major crisis in the news brings with it examples of brands that have reacted with the sensitivity ...

Avert a Mental Health Crisis With These 4 Steps

Dr. Sandra Hamilton | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sandra Hamilton

Our culture has come a long way in acknowledging the ubiquity of mental health issues and supporting the pursuit of psychological treatment without judgment.

Brazil At the Crossroads

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.27.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Brazil is at a crossroads. The country retains its tremendous potential. But to reach it, it must pick the right fork in the road.

What Are We Doing About 'Climate Refugees'?

Abi Fedorovsky | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Abi Fedorovsky

By 2050 there will be around 200 million people displaced by climate change worldwide. However there is currently no international legal framework in place for these people to fit into.

#BrainReinvention - The Irony of Social Media and Smart Phones 24/7

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 04.11.2016 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

#BrainReinvention - The Irony of Social Media and Smart Phones 24/7 It's quite ironic that I would share this blog today as my agency is handling ...

Rubio's Future and GOP Brand Hangs in the Balance

Kevin Price | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Kevin Price

The announcement of Dr. Ben Carson getting out of the race was followed with sighs of relief. However, those sighs were almost immediately replaced with the question, how do we get Rubio out of this race? Even by people who would normally support him.

How to Achieve Wise Mind, Big Mind, And Open Mind

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

These states of consciousness mirror the three steps in the art of creative transformation:

Armenia and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Luna Atamian | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Luna Atamian

Co-authored by Haykaram Nahapetyan The Syrian refugee crisis has been the subject of widespread debate around the world and in particular in Europe. ...

The Next Generation of Global Green Leaders

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 02.29.2016 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

By Brigitte Griswold, Director of Youth Engagement Programs for The Nature Conservancy On February 17th, I had the privilege of speaking on a panel a...

Why a Peace Treaty Means Little in Libya

Alaa Murabit | Posted 02.17.2016 | World
Alaa Murabit

While it may create a small window of opportunity, much like the Libyan uprising did in 2011, it will mean nothing more than the paper it is written on unless we listen to those on the ground.

It's Okay to Cry Over Spilled (Coconut) Milk: 5 Lessons Crisis Can Teach Us

Paige Davis | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Paige Davis

The other day I was preparing my morning coffee and grabbed my coconut milk out of the fridge and gave it a good shake. The cap wasn't on correctly an...

Women's Unemployment Is Reason For Low Birth Rate In Greece

HuffPost Greece | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.27.2016 | World

ATHENS -- There are just a few countries in the world that have experienced a stronger population decline in recent years than Greece. The number of l...