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This Child Abuse Survivor Is Teaching Kids About The Importance Of Speaking Up

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact

After being sexually abused by her nanny throughout her childhood, Lauren Book overcame the traumatic experience. Now, she's dedicating her life to ad...

This Program Found A Way To Boost Community College Graduation Rates

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.04.2015 | College

While access to higher education has increased dramatically over the past few decades, community college graduation rates continue to be problematic. ...

How Letting Go Of Christianity Helped Save This Former Addict's Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion

During his recovery from drug addiction, Kevin Sessums decided to include a walk of Camino de Santiago, a famous religious hike in Spain, as part of h...

How My Dad Became A Black Queer Feminist

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices

Growing up as a queer person of color is not, by any means, an easy intersection of identities to navigate in the world. But what would it be like to ...

Astronaut Weighs In On Where We Should Colonize, And It's Not Mars

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 02.26.2015 | Science

As the Dutch-based Mars One venture continues to narrow down candidates for its one-way mission to the red planet, the idea of a permanent human settl...

Why Quality Over Quantity Is The Key To Productive Networking

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business

When it comes to networking, the genuine connections you make matter far more than the stack of business cards you collect. Erica Dhawan, the co-autho...

Cory Booker Explains How The Drug War Hurts Law Enforcement

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

In a Tuesday interview with HuffPost Live, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) discussed how the high cost of the war on drugs prevents law enforcement agencies...

The Best Way To Overcome Failure

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living

One of the biggest barriers both men and women face in their careers today is the internal struggle with past failures -- but even the most accomplish...

How One Man Used Meditation To Survive A Fiery Plane Crash

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Doctors were amazed when Allan Lokos not only survived a plane crash in 2012 but also the severe burns he sustained during his escape from the aircraf...

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Thinks The U.S. Will Have A Female President Before France

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde stopped by HuffPostLive on Feb. 23 to discuss women and politics with Arianna H...

How A Parent's Incarceration Mentally And Emotionally Scars Their Children

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.20.2015 | Impact

Ifetayo Harvey's father was sentenced to 15 years in prison for cocaine trafficking when she was just 4 years old. Even though he only served half of ...

Russell Simmons Hits Back At Geraldo Rivera Over Criticism Of Hip Hop

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.19.2015 | Media

Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons has some strong words for Fox News' Geraldo Rivera and his comments about hip hop damaging the lives of bla...

This Office Just Installed A Ball Pit

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living

The creative team at London-based design agency Pearlfisher believes that work environments today have grown too serious, focusing on goals without nu...

What Jon Stewart Can Teach Us About Knowing When To Quit

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living

"The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart announced Tuesday that he will be leaving the show later this year after a 15-year run. And while the news shocked m...

The Reason Why Construction Workers Often Make The Happiest Employees

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business

A recent TINYpulse study found that construction workers are the happiest employees in the workforce, but that news came as no surprise to those on th...

This Amputee Marine Is Determined To Climb Mount Everest

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact

Staff Sergeant Charlie Linville, a Marine Corps veteran who lost his lower right leg during his service, has spent years preparing for his ultimate mo...

WATCH: Modern-Day Treasure Hunter On His $450M Find

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.05.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In 1985, after nearly 17 years of searching, noted treasure hunter Mel Fisher and his team found the Atocha, a Spanish galleon that had sunk off the c...

Caring For Stray Dogs Gave This Former Inmate A Second Chance At Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.05.2015 | Impact

A new documentary, "Dogs on the Inside," features a group of prison inmates searching for a second chance at life, in part by caring for a group of st...

'Zap' Stress Away By Tuning Into Your Emotions

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living

It's one thing to teach others about reducing stress, and another to take your own advice. After struggling with the latter, Jan Bruce stepped back to...

This Singer Wants To Use Her Music To De-Stigmatize Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Singer Mary Lambert doesn't shy away from tough topics when it comes to her music. She's used her voice to advocate for gay rights and now, in her sin...

Why This Man Spent A Lifetime Looking For His Childhood Bully

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.30.2015 | Books

In his latest book, Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully, writer Allen Kurzweil chronicles his search for a man named Cesa...

Why Being Nice Backfires So Often In Politics

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

Legislative negotiations are rarely recognized for kind words exchanged between parties, and that's no coincidence. Bloomberg News White House reporte...

This Woman Wants To End The Stigma Of Having A Parent In Prison, And It's Personal

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact

Jasmine Barclay knows exactly what it feels like to be stigmatized for having a parent in prison. She's also a producer of the documentary "Echoes of ...

You Can Get A Scholarship For Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 01.25.2015 | College

For students who love video games, life can be a constant battle between making it to the next level and doing something more productive. At least tha...

'There's No Shame' In Talking About Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living

For the millions of people who have been touched by some form mental illness, Pete Wentz has a message for you: It's OK to open up. The Fall Out Bo...