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A Parkinson's App?

Gene Gurkoff | Posted 10.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Gene Gurkoff

As a mobile app developer myself, this has got me thinking of other ways we could use the other features of modern smart phones to efficiently crowdsource Parkinson's research. Here are some ideas -- some of which are already being explored.

Learning to Code from the Other Side of the Digital Divide

Maurya Couvares | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Maurya Couvares

Recently, the media has focused its attention on the idea that everyone needs to learn to code, and that it's easy to do -- online learning only requires a little self-motivation. While these online platforms provide a necessary service, their audience is limited to those who are already computer-literate.

Investing in Youth Is Crucial to Solving Global Energy Poverty

Aneri Patel | Posted 01.23.2013 | Impact
Aneri Patel

The recession may have been a blessing in disguise for me, because some of the most formative work experiences I have ever had were observing rural women installing solar home systems in Bangladesh.

The Empathy Gap

Rey Faustino | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Rey Faustino

When we create artificial social boundaries, all we do is dehumanize people who live in low-income communities. Instead ask, "What part do I want to play?" and find a way to make a difference.

10 Things You Can Do to Serve Others

Sara Hilecher | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Sara Hilecher

Am I doing enough to help others? Am I doing everything I can to assist people less fortunate than myself? Is there more I could be doing to make an impact on my community and my world?

Women in Leadership Positions: Who (Doesn't) Run the World? Girls

Claire Charamnac | Posted 12.05.2012 | Impact
Claire Charamnac

Women are absent in corporate boardrooms, parliaments, peace negotiating tables and almost all major institutions around the world. For every Hillary Clinton and Marissa Mayer, there are thousands of women who do not break the glass ceiling.

Meet The Winners Of The Millennial Impact Challenge

Chelsea Brownridge | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Chelsea Brownridge

Over the past few months, more than 200 emerging leaders from around the country competed for a shot at one of 15 Millennial Impact Grants, totaling $...

VOTE!: Millennial Impact Challenge Finalists

Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact

UPDATE: Voting Closed Nov. 24, 2012, 12 a.m. EST. Winners announced Nov. 27, 2012. This fall, The Huffington Post and the Heartfelt Foundation tea...

Veterans Day Challenge: Help Our Veterans Help the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Gene Gurkoff | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Gene Gurkoff

William McNulty and fellow Marine Jacob Wood realized how the skills cultivated on the battlefield -- emergency medicine, risk mitigation, teamwork and decisive leadership -- are invaluable in disaster zones.

Help Make This the Best NYC Marathon Ever!

Gene Gurkoff | Posted 11.02.2012 | Impact
Gene Gurkoff

Unfortunately, one of the things that makes this year's marathon special is Hurricane Sandy. We in NYC are reeling from the storm. But the marathon has always been a statement about determination, commitment, overcoming adversity and the sheer joy of living.

An Animal-Print Coat Five Different Ways? You Betcha

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 11.01.2012 | Style

Make your outerwear do (quintuple) duty.

The Secrets to a Healthy Company Culture (Hint: Get It Right From the Start)

Chelsea Brownridge | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Chelsea Brownridge

Startups are in the perfect position to reap all of the benefits of a strong organization culture. The early days of a company's life are the most important time to find your team culture.

The Economy That Could Be

Chris Kempes | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Chris Kempes

Imagine a society where the most abundant natural resources are its writers, parents, actors, educators, poets, volunteers, and philanthropists. Imagine a society where we consume lectures and art instead of material products that will break and be tossed aside in a few months.

How to Navigate the Anxiety of Building a Startup: Lessons Learned From Timeless Wisdom

Natalie Alhonte Braga | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Natalie Alhonte Braga

Surround yourself with beauty. Whether it's art, an incredible view or a person. When you are surrounded by beauty something inside of us awakens.

A Different Kind of Love Story

Natalie Alhonte Braga | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Natalie Alhonte Braga

Everywhere we walked, I saw the most drastic contrast between tough conditions and an incredible alegria -- an optimism that I had never encountered before. In each interaction I began observing an appreciation for the small pleasures in life.