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Improving Breastfeeding at Work: Is it Possible?

MotherWoman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact

By Jessica Avery I never felt that I was meant to be a mother. Growing up, I changed career interests as often as my friends were changing th...

Where Will You Serve?

Aaron Marquez | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact
Aaron Marquez

I serve because I believe national service is the most powerful idea we have to transform America. Through it, we redefine the foundation of citizenship and what we expect from all Americans.

Thank You Note for VBA Workers

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Government workers don't get much respect these days, and are sometimes the targets of unfair abuse. That's not right.

Eco-Feminism! This Village In India Plants 111 Trees For Every Girl Born

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact

A village in India is making sure that both girls and trees grow up strong and healthy. As a possible antidote to gender discrimination, the villag...

Dear B Team, Be the Change

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
Axelle Tessandier

Can you feel it? This quest for more purpose, more meaning, more impact. This is not a simple vision of a few early adopters. A revolution is happening and it is bringing scary and exciting transformations.

Ron Dicker

Suicide Help Line Connects WHERE? | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact

Desperation was calling. But help wasn't there. Because of an advertising mixup, callers dialing a suicide hotline in Singapore reached a posh New...

Online Giving Jumped Big Time In 2012: New Study

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact

Point-and-click charity is on the rise. According to a recent study reported in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, online donations to nonprofits surge...

Ron Dicker

Cher Brings In Big Bucks For Gay Pride, LGBT Causes | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact

Want to raise money for a gay cause -- and fast? Hiring Cher to perform is a good start. The legendary singer's reputation as a gay icon generated ...

Ron Dicker

Charity Event Aboard JFK's Presidential Yacht Makes Waves | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact

A fundraiser aboard the refurbished presidential yacht of John F. Kennedy has become the hot charity ticket in Boston. Bigwigs and nostalgia buffs ...

Cycling 900 Miles For A Boy He Doesn't Know

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact

Dave Nazaroff is cycling 900 miles from New York to Atlanta to raise money for a boy he has never met. But Tripp Halstead isn't just any boy. The ...

Ron Dicker

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...

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 ...