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WATCH: Man Won't Leave Bathroom Until He Raises $50,000

Posted 01.04.2013 | Impact

What if every crap you took could make a difference? It's a question that social entrepreneur Simon Griffiths asked the world to ponder as he took a b...

Illinois 5th Grader Launches Anti-Bullying Initiative

St. Charles Patch | Posted 01.07.2012 | Impact

When a bully bothered fifth-grader Aria Novak, she decided that instead of fighting back, she would be kind. "I was on the bus one day and this gi...

Kia Makarechi

Using Play To Light Up Life | Kia Makarechi | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact

It started out simply enough. As classmates at Harvard, Jessica Matthews and Julia Silverman took a class on engineering for non-engineering stude...

Kia Makarechi

'Doc' Dorsey Brings Golf To Disadvantaged Kids | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.16.2011 | Impact

Many people hate going to the dentist, but there's one practitioner in Orlando, Fla., that everyone is happy to see. For 20 years, Dr. Thomas J. Dorse...

Curtis M. Wong

Giving U.S. Military Veterans A Voice | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact

He may be an army veteran with three tours of duty and seven years of active service duty in Iraq and Afghanistan to his credit, but Patrick J. Nelson...

Kia Makarechi

Fighting Human Trafficking & Helping Refugees | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.08.2011 | Impact

When An Phong Vo was nine years old, her family fled Vietnam and was resettled in Texas. The year was 1992. Nineteen years later, she's teaching Vietn...

Kia Makarechi

Inspiring Disabled Veterans To Run | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

Dr. Dick Traum has competed in multiple marathons, run with former President Bill Clinton and inspired thousands to lead more active lifestyles -- and...

Kia Makarechi

Bringing Medical And Dental Care To Guatemala | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.19.2011 | Impact

Nina Yousefzadeh is a clinical pharmacist living in New York. When she was going through school, her friends started calling her "penicillin girl." ...

Kia Makarechi

A 7-Year-Old's Inspiring Battle Against Epilepsy | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact

Evan Moss's story is one of those inspirational stories that makes one stop what he or she is doing and marvel at the strength of will some children d...

Introducing HuffPost's Greatest Person of the Day: Lessons in Creativity, Generosity and Passion

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

We're launching a new feature called HuffPost's Greatest Person of the Day, which puts the spotlight on the people who are refusing to let their lives be blighted by the consequences of inept leadership without doing something about it. READ MORE 100 Game Changers, Millions of Votes, Here Are Your Ultimate 12 Your picks are an eclectic mix of those accustomed to the spotlight and those who have been working under the radar. And there were more than a few surprises. READ MORE Watch: Arianna Discusses 2010's "Not Ready for Prime Time Candidates" on AC360 Watch: Arianna Dishes About Her Forbes Cover, Her Book, and the HuffPost Sanity Bus on The View