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Ice Bucket Challenge

America's Most Prevalent Disease

Michael Hole | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Michael Hole

Until the 1960s, nearly every child with Chloe's type of cancer died within one year of diagnosis. But little by little, research advanced. Eventually, scientists found vincristine.

15 Times We Broke Down Stereotypes To Build Progress This Year

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg & Jessica Prois | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact

By all accounts, 2014 was a difficult year to follow the news. Despite the year's innumerable divisive stories that often centered around hate and ...

Top YouTube Video Trends, Video and Stars of 2014

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology
Shira Lazar

We all know 2014 was all about the booty. Anything else proved intensely uninteresting to our collective national Anaconda.

An Artist With a Big, Blue Heart Fights ALS

Mark Malinowski | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
Mark Malinowski

Finding success at an early age, Tobie Giddio began illustrating advertisements for Bergdorf Goodman soon after graduating from college. The ads were somewhat iconic and ran through the end of the '80s.

Here's What We Talked About Most On Facebook In 2014

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology

Last year it was Pope Francis, the Royal Baby and Miley Cyrus. But this year, our conversations -- Facebook conversations, that is -- were all about E...

The Most Deserving Sportsman of the Year

Kevin Swan | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Kevin Swan

There is still much work to be done, but the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is our greatest chapter. For that reason, Pete Frates is my nominee for Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.

The Power of the Crowd: Using Crowdfunding to Raise Research Dollars

Lynn E. Fiellin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Science
Lynn E. Fiellin

For crowdfunding for scientific research to be effective, efficient and most importantly, sustainable, the power of the crowd must be additive to continued (and hopefully increasing) federal funding sources, not as a substitute.

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Eddie Redmayne In 'The Theory Of Everything' Puts A Face To ALS

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment

Eddie Redmayne, playing a young Stephen Hawking, tries to explain to his Cambridge classmate that he's just been diagnosed with ALS. "I have motor neu...

Share This ALS Ted Talk The Same Way You Shared Your Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact

When Pete Frates, 29, was diagnosed with ALS two years ago, he set one goal. The former D-1 college baseball player declared he would get this litt...

Teens Admit To Dumping Urine On Boy With Autism In 'Ice Bucket' Attack

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - Three Ohio teenagers admitted at a juvenile court hearing on Thursday to pouring a bucket containing urine, cigarette butts and spit over ...

A New 'Ice Bucket Challenge' -- Share Your Mental Illness Story (and Why I Share Mine)

Emily Grossman | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

While the mental illness recovery movement has yet to come up with such a clever way of raising awareness that reaches millions of people, we do have one powerful tool: our own stories.

Cut Your Water Use by 99 percent for One Day and Watch Things Get Weird

George McGraw | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
George McGraw

The goal of the 4Liters Challenge is to "give participants and their social communities new insight into the value of water and the hardships of life without it," by asking people to survive on 4 liters of water for an entire day.

Millennials: A Force Non-Profit Leaders Cannot Ignore

Atul Tandon | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Atul Tandon

Most Millennials may not have a lifetime of earnings to start a foundation or simply give away. But many of them engage with non-profits, and likely will have the potential to be loyal donors in years ahead.

Viral Fun Is The New Philanthropy 2.0

Forbes | Ryan Scott | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

More than $100 million. That’s how much the ice bucket challenge has raised for ALS, courtesy of three million plus people. According to the ALS...

7 Reasons Why We Are Fascinated With the #IceBucketChallenge

R. Kay Green | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
R. Kay Green

When we think about what makes a successful viral campaign, there are several "must haves" in order for the campaign to be a success.

Needed: Buckets of Research

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.07.2014 | Science
Llewellyn King

Two seemingly unrelated items of medical news: Ebola is devastating West Africa and may spread around the world, and the entertaining ice bucket challenge has raised $115 million for ALS research. The linkage is that both diseases have needed and still need medical research. So do hundreds of other diseases and conditions.

Why Europe Is Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge With a Glass of Water

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Gemma Godfrey

ECB President Mario Draghi has been highly effective with his words alone -- moving markets with speeches and little action. However, by doing so he has also set the bar high and expectations for action are becoming the norm.

Celebrities Are Grabbing Their Balls In New 'Ice Bucket'-Like Campaign

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 10.03.2014 | Technology

Talk about a ballsy campaign. Taking a page out of the playbook of ALS fundraisers, two brothers have started a social media campaign called "Crotc...

The Ice Bucket Challenge and a Cold Dose of Reality

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

Now that we've spent the second half of the summer watching our Facebook news feed fill up with our "friends" doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the question of what was really accomplished comes to mind.

What the Pink Ribbon Can Learn From the Ice Bucket

Mark Malinowski | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Mark Malinowski

After an incredible summer of ALS Ice Bucket Challenges, I think it's important to review this zeitgeist moment in order to learn. On the dawn of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I think it's also interesting to compare and contrast the grassroots ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with years of "Pink" efforts to support Breast Cancer.

Orlando Jones Fights 'Apathy' On Race Issues With 'Bullet Bucket Challenge'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.20.2014 | Black Voices

While the ALS ice bucket challenge took the social media scene by storm, actor Orlando Jones made headlines in August for posting his own “bullet bu...

Talking About Politics on Facebook Seems a Lot Like the Supper Table

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Eric Yaverbaum

Facebook is great for what it is. So is "Yo," for that matter. But neither focus on what matters. It's high time that Americans have a way to prioritize policy over gossip. So go ahead. Save America. You can. Unless you'd rather be President?

The Ice Bucket Halo

Robin L. Smith | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Robin L. Smith

I think there's a remarkable ice-bucket halo effect rippling across social media, one that is truly exciting for anyone who runs a healthcare charity. Every single day I see a new healthcare challenge popping up somewhere. People are inspired. They feel connected like never before.

Here's How To Do Hashtag Activism The Right Way

Celia Buckman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Teen
Celia Buckman

Will retweeting a post like "I believe animal abuse is wrong, RT if you agree" actually make the tweet's readers go out and volunteer at their local shelter, or get more animal rights legislation in Congress passed? Probably not.

ALS Patient Says Support For His Ice Bucket Video That Broke The Internet Changed His Life

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact

It was a moment Anthony Carbajal will never forget: standing on the stage of one of TV’s most popular talk shows, fighting for a cause that touches ...