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Drought Leads To Disaster Declarations In 11 States

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials have designated portions of 11 drought-ridden western and central states as primary natural disaster areas, highl...

How To Survive Restaurant Disasters

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.18.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

We've rounded up 10 potential restaurant disasters and explain how to deal with them like a pro.

Amid the Ruins of Haiyan, a Kitten Connects Us

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

By Jennifer Hardy Not long after I arrived in Palo on the eastern coast of the Philippine island of Leyte - a city that lay in ruins - I heard a s...

5 Thanksgiving Disasters And How To Fix Them

Food52 | Posted 11.21.2013 | Taste
Food52

Even the most seasoned of home cooks is susceptible to a kitchen disaster, especially on such a high-stress occasion as Thanksgiving.

How Sandy Clean-Up Brought Day Laborers Out of the Shadows

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

When Sandy hit last October, the Northeast shoreline seemed to freeze: people were stranded in flooded homes, businesses shuttered, downtown Manhattan...

Millions of Seeds Saved for Humanity

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

Should a natural disaster strike, or should human error launch a cataclysmic event (on purpose or not), the vault would act as a safe-deposit box containing the seeds no longer available in traditional seed banks.

Protecting Kids Before the Next Sandy Strikes

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Hurricane Sandy's heartbreak is far from over. That's particularly true for parents. I'm talking about parents witnessing the ongoing impact of the devastating storm and its stressful aftermath on their children.

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 12.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

It turned out that we found a much bigger house, with more light, a beautiful backyard, in a great location -- for less money than we had been paying. The need to move, which initially had seemed like such terrible news, turned into a very positive thing for us.

Time to Help

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 11.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

Mexicans are known for acting with great solidarity in the face of such tragedies, which often bring out the best of us in helping others.

It's Up to Us to Be Ready When Disasters Strike

Wendy Spencer | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Storms highlight the importance of emergency preparedness and the responsibility we all have to be ready when disasters happen. We want everyone to make preparedness a priority this month. Here are some steps you can take now to get ready to help.

An Explosion That Changed the Nation

Kerry Walters | Posted 10.26.2013 | Books
Kerry Walters

When Americans opened their newspapers on February 29, 1844 -- a leap year -- they were shocked to read HORRIBLE ACCIDENT IN WASHINGTON!. The day before, a ghastly explosion had occurred aboard the USS Princeton.

Animal Disaster at The Washington Humane Society

Washington Humane Society | Posted 10.08.2013 | DC
Washington Humane Society

The Washington Humane Society is in immediate need of adopters. In July alone, WHS took in 526 cats, 326 dogs, and 22 other domestic animals. At the same time, only 241 adoptions occurred -- just 27 percent of the total intake. WHS currently has over 250 animals who need homes now.

Get Started: Taking Inventory of Your Possessions

Women & Co | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Having an accurate inventory of your possessions is essential in the event of theft, disaster, or loss. Don't wait for an emergency to happen to get organized.

How to Prepare for Any Disaster

Adam Levin | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

Disasters disrupt life in unimaginable ways, making those affected much more vulnerable to secondary disasters -- the kind caused by criminals. I've been through a number of earthquakes and lost a home to Hurricane Sandy. I know how all-consuming the aftermath can be.

10 Cities Where Disaster May Strike Soon

weather.com | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green

The key to being safe in a hurricane is knowing when to evacuate (when your local officials tell you) and having a plan to get out with enough time....

God's Purveyors Of Hate

Kelly James Clark | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Kelly James Clark

From Fred Phelps to John Piper, Christians who speak hatred on behalf of God outdo Jesus, who humbly professed ignorance of the reason for disasters.

Readying for a Radiological Disaster? Preparing for Dirty Bombs, Nuclear Disaster and Other Radiological Emergencies

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Disaster, especially terrorism, notwithstanding its horrific initial impact on lives and property, takes its greatest toll, over time, by destabilizing the emotional -- and thus economic -- fabric of a community, state or nation.

Emran Hossain

Plodding Rescue In Factory Collapse Fuels Rage In Bangladesh

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

Shahana Akter somehow survived at least four days beneath the rubble of the eight-story Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, the collapsed factory building where...

Emran Hossain

Workers Clubbed By Police In Wake Of Deadly Building Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.26.2013 | World

Protesters calling for the death of a building owner in Bangladesh whose eight-story structure collapsed on Wednesday, killing at least 290 people, we...

Emran Hossain

Workers Forced To Clock In At Building That Would Become Their Death Trap

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

The number of dead continues to rise in Bangladesh as rescuers sort through the debris of an eight-story building that collapsed Wednesday morning, cl...

Retired Bridezilla Says 'Hire a Wedding Coordinator'

Annie Vovan | Posted 06.23.2013 | Weddings
Annie Vovan

A good wedding coordinator is like great wedding insurance. You hope for a drama-free Big Day, but if a crisis arises, wouldn't you rather have insurance to curb the damage?

How to Send Healing Energy to Those Affected By Tragedy

Pamela Dussault | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Pamela Dussault

Some of us may feel helpless in the midst of these tragedies, especially if we are far away or can't physically help another. If you are one of these people and are wondering what it is you can do to help, praying and sending healing energy are viable options.

America in Denial

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

It's a sobering lesson of history that all the great empires -- including the Roman, Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, Soviet (and yes, even the British) did not fall apart from foreign invasion, but from their own over-expansion, hypocrisy and corruption. This, I fear, is the future of the American Empire.

Two Years on, Remembering The Fukushima Disaster

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.09.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

Two years ago the Tohoku earthquake and resulting tsunami devastated the region, seriously damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant, sending radiated...

Gentle Pressure

David Trumble | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

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