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How To Get Through The Worst Thing That Has Ever Happened To You

Joe Peacock | Posted 09.02.2015 | Divorce
Joe Peacock

I'm a human being. And as a human being living life through tragedy, the days can get bad here and there. All I can really tell you about how I got through (and how I am getting through) is that I defined a plan, and then tried to stick to it as much as I possibly could.

The Animas River Spill and the Myth of Mine Safety

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

This month the industry's biggest lie -- that it can be trusted with our water -- is once again on display as another mining disaster has spilled millions of gallons of toxic mining waste and chemicals into our streams, rivers and lakes.

10 Startup Practices That Usually Lead to Disaster

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Duffy emphasizes the often overlooked personal side of entrepreneurship, including balancing finances, relationships and your health. I am paraphrasing here, based on his book, ten of the top failures we both see in the early stages of entrepreneurship.

Taiwan Probes Water Park Fire As Tally Of Injured Skyrockets

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

By J.R. Wu and Pichi Chuang TAIPEI, June 28 (Reuters) - The number of party revelers injured in a fire at a Taiwan water park rose to ...

7 Things to Know About Mental Health After a Disaster

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

When we support one another, and understand and effectively respond to our own needs as well as that of family, neighbors and community, the more likely we will successfully manage disaster-related stress and trauma and be able to bear the misfortunes of catastrophe without lasting pain, suffering and disorder.

Save the Mangroves

Nausheen Khan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Nausheen Khan

The building of the Rampal Power Plant would not only negatively impact the Sundarbans but also the entire ecosystem of the country. It would also pose a threat to livelihoods on those dependent on this national reserve.

15 Haunting Photos From Inside The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

DL Cade | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

Urbex and photographer Iain Bolton offer us a haunting glimpse into the town of Pripyat, the nuclear city established in February of 1970 to support a nearby power plant you might have heard of... It was called Chernobyl.

Nepal Calls: Part Two

Debbie Davis | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

The following is from Reuben Rai, pastor of Mission Nepal (missionnepal.org), Christian Mission Projects in Nepal: The images are of Sindhupalchowk, ...

Near Nepal's Earthquake Epicenter, Shifting Through Rubble to Find What Remains

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Most of the older people we spoke to in Bakrang do not want to leave, despite the challenging landscape. Having lost everything, they will not only need basic relief supplies to get by, but also help to recover.

Delivery in the Disaster Zone

Nate Clark | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Nate Clark

According to a hospital director in Nepal: "At the moment of the first tremor, we were performing caesarean sections. We brought the patients outside and successfully completed the surgeries. These doctors and nurses never left the patients."

Climate Change This Week: Earth Shaking News, Groundwater Disappearing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming in 60 Seconds - a good summary of the main facts, done in 1950s...

Nepal: Humanitarian Aid In Action -- Conversations With Key Personnel at Direct Relief Headquarters, April 29, 2015

Debbie Davis | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

Even though there are no hard hats or military gear, the atmosphere at the headquarters at Direct Relief is a serious, focused, active, caring, and compassionate place, as I sit with several personnel at their headquarters today in Goleta, CA.

The A320 Crash Is The Worst French Air Disaster Since 1981

HuffPost France | Jean-Baptiste Duval | Posted 03.25.2015 | World

Commercial airline accidents on French territory are a rare occurrence. At least 150 people on board an Airbus A320 owned by German airline Germanwing...

100 Years After the Eastland: Three Deadly Illinois Disasters

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.29.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Nearly 100 years after the single biggest loss of life event in the continental United States in the 20th century, video of the disaster keeps popping up. The steamship the Eastland capsized in the Chicago River in 1915, killing 844 people.

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse or Repel an Irate Library Patron

Roz Warren | Posted 04.19.2015 | Books
Roz Warren

There are two kinds of people: those who prepare for the upcoming collapse of civilization, calamitous natural disaster and/or zombie apocalypse... and the rest of us. Whenever I see a new book about coping with the worst, I buy it and put it on my disaster bookshelf.

Destination Wedding Disaster - Bad Love Stories

Susie Sampson | Posted 04.04.2015 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

In an effort to search for love, I listen to all sorts of stories. Good ones, bad ones, hilarious ones, scary ones... there's no shortage of stories out there.

Years After Japan's Earthquake Disaster, A Community Struggles To Pick Up The Pieces

HuffPost Japan | Takeshi Inomoto | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

The Okawa Elementary Shool in Ishinomaki, Japan, was the site of one of the worst tragedies that occurred during the earthquake and subsequent tsunam...

How a Dating Buddy Can Transform Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Clients who ask for -- and listen to -- the advice of wise, loving friends have more successful lives. Dating may be a lonely journey, but you don't have to take it alone. Having a dating buddy will definitely make it more fun.

Giving During a Crisis - 10 Ideas to Consider Before You Donate

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

The need for philanthropic support to confront Ebola in Africa remains acute. So, what can philanthropists do?

Get The Hammer Out of Daddy's Hands

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

I can't imagine the mayhem in our lives if those mega-hardware stores like Lowe's and Home Depot had been around. He could have just gotten into all sorts of trouble. Heaven help us.

How Could an ER Miss Ebola? Let Me Explain.

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

The medical pundits are wagging fingers and lecturing everyone about how best to manage this crisis. (Lecturing, that is, from the relative calm and safety of television studios, rather than the in the mind-numbing chaos of the ER.)

Are Kashmir's Floods India's Katrina Moment?

Yousra Y. Fazili | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
Yousra Y. Fazili

The world is watching to see if Modi can rise to the occasion and show that he is capable of rising above the sectarianism that plagues Indian politics to lead Kashmir into the bosom of a potentially kinder mother India.

With Fighting, There Will Be Too Much Famine

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

"If peace comes, we will go home," she says, wiping sweat from her brow. "We will rebuild our tukuls [homes] and send our children to school. If [peace does not come] we will stay here, because we have nowhere to go."

I'm a Domestic Disaster: Does That Make Me a Bad Woman?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

I think I'm a pretty fun girl to have around. Yet on some level, despite my progressive ideals, I've always feared that my domestic inadequacies will prevent any man from wanting a real future with me -- when there are, presumably, Martha Stewart minions just waiting in the wings.

Countdown: Deadliest Chemical Accidents Since 2009

Diana Ruiz | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Diana Ruiz

It's been a year since Obama signed an executive order directing federal agencies to modernize chemical plant safety and security policies. Since then federal agencies tasked with developing new requirements for all chemical facilities in the United States have moved painfully slow.