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'Who Do You Call When You Have an Emergency?'

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

When people in the world of "haves" I now inhabit tell me that things are impossible or too hard to achieve, I think back immediately to the women I grew up with, single moms counted out by so many. And I am inspired by and grateful for their example.

Our Mothers Played Hard and We Won

Kim Turner | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
Kim Turner

From grandmother to mother to daughter, the women in our family experienced firsthand the many gifts of sports, but also the academic and professional advantages. Sports gave us a sense of ourselves, our power, and the willingness to dig deep to turn challenging situations around.

The Full Impact of Impact Sourcing

Betsy Beaumon | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Betsy Beaumon

Brian knew that he was different. He loved to be read to by his parents and had a voracious curiosity, but when it came to reading a book on his own, Brian failed miserably. He couldn't read the text on the page and words got jumbled. Some teachers thought him lazy. "How could this bright boy with intense listening skills not keep up with his schoolwork? Try harder!" they said. Reading was more like an elusive puzzle than a way to absorb information. Years went by and his grades fell, and his parents weren't getting help through his school. After searching for more answers to their son's reading difficulties, Brian was diagnosed with dyslexia -- the inability to decode printed words.

7 Tips for Successful Internships

Louise Hodgson | Posted 07.09.2013 | College
Louise Hodgson

When handled properly, internships can not only prepare you for a full-time working role but can also give you a great insight into your chosen future career.

My Country Is Not A Lost Cause

Ravi Kumar | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Ravi Kumar

In the late 1990s, my parents and neighbors used to talk about how our fellow Nepalis were killing each other, or how our government was unstable, or ...

WATCH Transgender Student Athletes Face Challenges

Posted 05.10.2013 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Live recently hosted a conversation discussing the challenges that face transgender student athletes. School officials and students themselve...

Listening to Young People on Sexual Health

Cecilia Attias | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Cecilia Attias

Wherever we live, we should foster a constructive dialogue about sexual and reproductive health, and we should support young people when they are brave enough to speak out.

For Mother's Day, Support Moms at Community College

Linda Hallman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Linda Hallman

Studies have shown that a mother's education level is an important factor in the educational success and health of her children and that supporting mothers' educational achievement ultimately benefits our communities.

Helping Latino Students Succeed in Higher Education

Bob Hildreth | Posted 07.09.2013 | College
Bob Hildreth

Like many generations of immigrants before them, Latinos are making their mark on our social and economic landscape. The recent presidential election is a clear case in point. For Latinos, the next big frontier is the college campus.

Obama, House Democrats Gather Over Dinner

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's dinner tour continued on Wednesday, with House Democrats joining him to discuss an array of issues. The House Democratic C...

David Foster Wallace's Brilliant 'This Is Water' Commencement Address Is Now A Great Short Film

William McGuinness | Posted 07.08.2013 | College
William McGuinness

Take a break from reading and watch this fantastic short film -- an adaptation of David Foster Wallace's major commencement speech delivered on May 21, 2005 at Kenyon College. Don't forget to come back, though.

Does Hate Live Among Us?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

If meanness and hate are ingrained, albeit unfortunate parts of human nature, we must create communities that reinforce our other natural tendencies toward kindness and against meanness.

College Textbooks: How to Get the Best Deal Possible

Scott Weingold | Posted 07.08.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

Used books will usually give you the best bang for your buck, but be aware that your book will probably not come in pristine condition.

"Appreciate" Teachers, "Idolize" Celebrities. Hmm...

Rae Pica | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Rae Pica

Teacher Appreciation Week is a good start, but why do teachers get a week while entertainers get our praise, tweets, fan mail and attention 24/7/365? Why do entertainers get red carpets, limousines, Emmys, Oscars, and Grammys, while teachers get apples, cards, plaques, and mugs?

Emotional Fuel and the Power to Motivate Students

Robert Sun | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Robert Sun

Most people think raw intellectual talent is the primary marker for academic success among children. But new insights are proving that motivation is perhaps even more important to learning than innate intelligence.

A VC's Opinion: Yes You Should Get an Education

Jonathan Aberman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Aberman

Overall, my belief is that an education, of whatever type, provides value to the student if the student applies herself and develops the ability to stand on the shoulders of those that have come before.

Why We Need to Reform Islamic Studies In Schools Across The Muslim World

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

As a child, I fell in love with a merciful God. My curiosity increased as I grew older, but the mullah always had a "thou shall never question" in response to my interest. Today, the Muslim youth wants to understand Islam. But their curiosity is often misunderstood as lack of faith.

Appreciate Teachers Today, Tomorrow and This Year

Jonah Edelman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Jonah Edelman

I love that we have a day to recognize Mrs. Holland and the countless teachers like her. But the day also concerns me a little: we spend one day thanking teachers for caring for our nation's children, but we don't always expend the same energy thinking about how to support them as professionals.

Meet Harvard Law Phenom Cortlan Wickliff

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

Cortlan is about to make history as one of only two Black men to finish Harvard Law School at just 22 years of age. In this clip from Tavis Smiley on PBS, the phenom talks to me about demystifying Harvard Law for Black youth.

Why We Need Public Boarding Schools

Thomas Fisher | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Thomas Fisher

Affordable housing and school busing can do little to counter a disruptive family life or a dangerous neighborhood. We need an alternative: public boarding schools.

The Graduation Speech I Didn't Give

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Jeff DeGraff

So you have big dreams. So does everyone else on this planet. Just watch your favorite reality television program and witness what enthusiasm without considerable practice or natural talent gets you. Better get to work now if you hope to really make your dreams to come true.

From Limitation to Liberation: A Two Step Process for Overcoming Internal Obstacles

Michael_Eisen | Posted 07.07.2013 | Books

The more you work on changing your beliefs and letting go of the ones that are holding you back, the more liberated and empowered you will feel to create the life you have always dreamed of!

Learning To Fly

David Boone | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
David Boone

I developed my cape through engineering, but it is important to remember to help kids find their passions because at just the right height and elevation level, they too will fly.

Poisoning the Treaty for the Blind

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Jim Fruchterman

In the MPAA's "balanced" world, a system that works well in the United States -- and helps hundreds of thousands of people -- should be advocated against by our trade delegation? Huh?

Latest Pearson Problem: Its Test Centers

Alan Singer | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

According to Inside Higher Education, Pearson VUE, which operates a worldwide network of testing centers for various professional exams, "has been experiencing significant technical problems."