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WATCH: Boy, 8, Sells Kool-Aid To Pay For Grandma's Funeral | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.21.2013 | Impact

Business was so brisk at his 8-year-old son's Kool-Aid stand, Michael Diamond, Sr., had to stock up on cups Friday near his Garfield Heights, Ohio, ho...

WATCH: He Golfs Across America For A Cause

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.20.2013 | Impact

Par for this course is about 48,000. Luke Bielawski, a Fishers, Ind., law student, figures it will take him that many strokes to golf across the co...

WATCH: Woman's Amazing Thanks For Young Army Vet

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.20.2013 | Impact

Jake Carlson received a Purple Heart after a roadside bomb in Afghanistan injured his brain. This month the 22-year-old Army veteran got another tribu...

What Makes a University Great? Audacious Irreverence, That's What!

Deepak Sarma | Posted 08.20.2013 | College
Deepak Sarma

1. What Makes a University Great? It is very easy to give banal or trite answers -that a so-called "Great University" provides an envir...

3-Year-Old's Heroic Act To Save 1-Year-Old Sister's Life

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.21.2013 | Impact

Jameson Kessler of Shelbyville, Ind., wears a skeleton costume and calls himself "Marrow Man." He is, after all, his sister Samantha's hero. This s...

Nonprofit Launches Campaign To Inform Uninsured About Obamacare

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact

CHICAGO -- A nonprofit group helping to spread the word about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul launched a campaign Tuesday that will targ...

LOOK: The 10 States With The Hungriest Kids

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact

New Mexico has the hungriest kids in the country, with 30.6 percent having "uncertain access to adequate food," according to Feeding America's ranking...

Ron Dicker

Funds Pour In For Hacker Who Helped Expose Steubenville Rapists | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact

Deric Lostutter, who may face hacking charges after helping expose details in the Steubenville rape case, is getting a hand from supporters. As of Tue...

Kabul Cough

Margaret A. Hacskaylo | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Margaret A. Hacskaylo

I think we owe it to them, to survivors of violence -- really, to ourselves and our country -- to make it easier to breathe knowing that we can justifiably expect safety, resources and the right to live freely and independently. Everyone deserves that much.

Super Bowl Ad 'Darth Vader' A Force For Charity

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact

The actor who played a small-fry Darth Vader in a viral Super Bowl ad will address Congress this week on behalf of sick kids in need. But the Force ha...

I Lost My Wife: Our Team Was Not There Anymore

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact

By Jonathan Polgar I'm a husband and a father, 2 jobs I've looked forward to my whole life. My wife, Jennifer Dorfield is self-possessed and funny a...

Bringing The Power Of Advertising To Giving Back

Fast Company | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact

Jenifer Willig knows a thing or two about what motivates consumers and companies. She made a career engaging consumers through advertising for nearly ...

The One Thing All New Mothers Need

MotherWoman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact

By Jennifer Shiao Page "We're in This Together, Yo!" That's the name we gave to our group. We met as new parents, wandering into a hospital conferenc...

Celebrate Life: A Song, A Clothing Line, and Suicide Prevention

Charles Howard | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Charles Howard

Earlier this month, Interscope and Matriarch Records recording artist Starshell spoke and performed at the Walk out of Darkness event, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) in Washington, D.C.

Kelley Social Entrepreneurship Program Has European Flair

Bloomberg Businessweek | Posted 06.07.2013 | Impact

Asad Ali is a 20-year-old medical student at the University of Oslo in Norway. His motivation for becoming a doctor is to help people. He says it’s ...

'Burrito Boyz' Deliver 33,000 Burritos (And Counting) To Homeless

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.07.2013 | Impact

A group of teens known as the "Burrito Boyz" has made and delivered more than 33,000 breakfast burritos to San Diego's homeless. But it took a mentor ...

Fish Discover Water Last

Iram Ganju | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

Part One The boundary between what is custom and what is law, differs from culture to culture. The lines can become blurred without our knowledge and...

It's Up to Us

Peter Calabrese | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Peter Calabrese

In an era of political gridlock, financial shenanigans of all sorts, high unemployment, decaying infrastructures, skyrocketing health care, food, education and energy costs, It's again time to stop watching and talking. It's time to get off the sidelines and get in the game. Not "them." You and me.

Nurturing A Business Approach For Social Good

Ottawa Citizen | Posted 06.06.2013 | Impact

OTTAWA — On a brisk June morning, you have to use your imagination to see promise in the neatly planted farm plot that is one of Ottawa’s newest s...

Global Surgery: Myths and Realities

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
James Bernstein, MD

Reliable, effective surgical care for all can deliver extremely high social and economic returns. It is time for the global community to help make this a reality by designing a clear framework for the infrastructure and personnel needed to deliver essential surgical interventions currently out of reach for millions.

Self-Love and Self-Awareness Are Not Just Words

MotherWoman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact

By Kathy Morelli You'll experience a lot of changes in your personal life during the nine months of pregnancy. Everything from your emotions to your ...

The Fight Is on Against Child Sex Trafficking in New York State

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 08.06.2013 | New York
Kevin M. Ryan

The bill, known as the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act, declares that 16- and 17-year-olds who are arrested for prostitution are victims in need of services, not criminals. Right now only youth through age 15 get that protection. Hitting your Sweet 16 birthday shouldn't mean that you no longer need justice.

Is Social Enterprise Sustainable?

INSEAD Knowledge | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact

When Filipe Santos began teaching Social Enterprise at INSEAD in 2004 very few of his students had any interest in developing businesses which had a s...

If They Believe, Even the Most Disadvantaged Children Can Achieve

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.05.2013 | Good News
Stuart Muszynski

Much has been written about the cycle of poverty and under-achievement in urban schools. But too few stories have appeared about the most at-risk students who have risen to the occasion to graduate, achieve and contribute to their schools, communities and families.

But At Least You have a Healthy Baby: Traumatic Birth and Maternal Mental Health

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact

By Catharine McDonald The title line to this article is one I have overheard many a times---always conscious not to use it myself, this phrase is a c...