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It's Quite Simple: Unfollow Trump Jr. on Twitter & 'Fire' Sons From the Show

Randall | Posted 05.15.2012 | Comedy

Donald Trump has to deal with his beyond privileged sons, Eric and Donald Jr. Sponsors are starting to pull themselves from Celebrity Apprentice, and why not? As long as these two "sporty" hunters, continue to co-host the program with "daddy," there's no reason to support the show as long as Don Jr. refuses to apologize and drop his "holier than thou," 1983 elitist attitude.

I Think My Mom's in Love With Jimmy Carter

Meghan O'Keefe | Posted 05.01.2012 | Comedy
Meghan O'Keefe

I'm starting to suspect that the way my mom feels about Jimmy Carter is the way my generation feels about Ryan Gosling, but even that's not entirely true.

Hugging Those Walls Fills a Neighborhood With Love

Steven Wasko | Posted 04.25.2012 | Detroit
Steven Wasko

It would be tempting to blog about DPS' commitment to improve east side neighborhoods through the new East English Village Prep. Academy. But my attention turned to a speaker, a Morningside resident who has lived in her Habitat home since 2009.

GM CEO Makes BIG Out-of-Pocket Donation To Detroit Revitalization

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.02.2012 | Detroit

Just days before home-building charity Habitat for Humanity celebrates its 25th anniversary, the organization will launch a $25 million project to exp...

PHOTOS: 10 Destinations For The Broken-Hearted

BootsnAll | Posted 04.15.2012 | Travel

Some destinations are super-romantic and may not be ideal options if you're nursing a broken heart, but others seem tailor-made to help you get over your ex.

'Week Of Action Against Poverty' Is Grass-Roots Movement With Legs

Posted 02.11.2012 | Impact

One city is making the extra effort to raise awareness about poverty. In Kenora, Canada, a group of volunteers gathered to pin hundreds of red bows...

Teen Impact: Finalist #7

Imran Cronk | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Imran Cronk

If more people my age are empowered to impact the world for the better by being given positions of leadership and responsibility, we will form a tidal wave of change and social good.

Tikkun Olam: Repair of the World

Adam_Shapiro | Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact

We all thought that we were in New Orleans to help others in need and to enrich their lives; but in the end when we got on our plane to come home it was our group of 23 that had learned so much more along the way.

Charities See Huge Increase In Foreclosed Home Donations

Posted 01.05.2012 | Impact

Forget collecting coins in a red kettle -- charities are increasingly netting donated homes as a result of the foreclosure crisis. And the trend i...

SLIDESHOW: What Twitter Is Saying On The Last #CharityTuesday Of 2011

Posted 12.27.2011 | Impact

On this last #CharityTuesday of 2011, take time to recognize someone who gives at great lengths. Do-gooders don't give to receive recognition, but ...

1,300 Elementary School Kids Lending a Helping Hand Through Art

Brian Buck | Posted 02.03.2012 | Impact
Brian Buck

Local charity, inspired by elementary student, is raising money for charities and schools by selling greeting cards adorned with kid's artwork The He...

How Not to Keep Up With the Joneses

Barbara Becker | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Barbara Becker

How can we instill in our children an appreciation for what they already have -- especially when the people around them seem to have just about everything? Here's one family's holiday tip.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Hunger and Thankful Giving

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

During this time of year, many local grocery stores as well as chains, offer the opportunity for shoppers to purchase a bag of food, a meal or to drop off a food item in a "food barrel".

5 Places To Meet Post50 Singles

Posted 11.15.2011 | Fifty

Meeting Mr. or Mrs. Right is always a challenge, and that challenge often becomes even harder when you're dating over 50. If your tried-and-true metho...

Team Rubicon: Helping Vets Heal the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

In honor of Veterans Day, here's a much-needed story about the courage, goodwill and valuable skills that our veterans have to offer our society.

The Real Jersey Shore

Tom Gerdy | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

During the last two decades, we have witnessed the emergence of a phenomenon that has become known as reality television. Reality shows have become a ...

Long-Term Rebuilding in the Aftermath of Disasters

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

As we focus on the global need for adequate shelter on this World Habitat Day, we implore business, government, policy, civic and relief organization leaders to work together to institute practices that support adequate housing in all areas of the world.

Save Civilian Service -- It Boosts Local Economies & Strengthens Communities

Sally T. Prouty | Posted 11.01.2011 | Impact
Sally T. Prouty

Like military service, civilian service boosts pride among those who serve and can help make people feel a profound sense of connection to their country. It also provides countless benefits for communities and their residents.

Paul Needham

Rob Lowe Gets His Hands Blue For Habitat For Humanity | Paul Needham | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Growing up, Rob Lowe took his stepfather's advice to work the phones for then-Senator Howard Metzenbaum and -- no joke -- sell Kool-Aid to...

Investing in National Service

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
AnnMaura Connolly

There are smart investments the federal government can make that will create jobs, guarantee a return on taxpayer investment and power organizations that find cost effective approaches to social challenges. National service is one of them.

Marketing and Selling Work in a Difficult Economy

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In today's economy, some full-time artists may find that they need to get a part-time job, while others will put renewed effort into strengthening ties with current collectors.

Katrina Volunteers Keep Coming, Even If They Have To Pay

Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) A Methodist hurricane-recovery ministry that funneled nearly 68,000 hammer-wielding volunte...

Kid Rock Donates $50,000 To 5 Detroit Nonprofits

AP | By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 07.16.2011 | Impact

DETROIT -- Kid Rock donated a total of $50,000 Monday to five Detroit area charities, fulfilling a promise the musician made to support his hometown. ...

Toxic Drywall Taxes Katrina Relief Groups

Posted 06.27.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Relief organizations whose volunteers built or repaired hundreds of damaged houses after Hu...

What George Will Got Right About Teach for America -- and What He Got Wrong

Shirley Sagawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shirley Sagawa

The work that Teach For America does to supply these transformational classroom leaders has made reform possible in places written off by many in the education field.