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Oculus Touch Just Launched. Here Are The Standout Titles.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 12.07.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

The long-awaited Oculus Touch system has officially launched, with 53 titles now available. At Oculus Connect 3 in October, I had a chance to try out ...

Beyond #GivingTuesday: We Can't Help Everyone. But Everyone Can Help Someone.

Tanya Glanville-Wallis | Posted 11.17.2016 | Impact
Tanya Glanville-Wallis

Natural disasters are overwhelming. For those directly impacted whose lives are shattered. For the humanitarian landscape responding to the devastatin...

Beyond #Giving Tuesday: Amplify the Voices of the Poor

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 11.16.2016 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

By Bill O'Keefe Donors to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) know their gifts improve the lives of millions of people in over 100 countries. Their dona...

Beyond #GivingTuesday: Supporting Long-Term Relief Efforts

Patricia McIlreavy | Posted 11.14.2016 | Impact
Patricia McIlreavy

Later this month, we will celebrate Thanksgiving, a day when Americans pause and express gratitude for our blessings and good fortune in life. This da...

Can Empathy Improve Policing?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.31.2016 | Crime
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie Overall crime rates are down in the United States. But looking at the news, it's hard to not despair. Police killings of unarmed black...

Embracing a Legacy of Foreign Policy Leadership

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Every four years, the United States government and its citizens participate in one of the world’s most profound and peaceful transitions of power. S...

Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

American Support For Humanitarian Assistance Reflected In $1.2 Billion Pledge

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

On Sept. 15, InterAction announced that 31 of its member NGOs had pledged to collectively invest over $1.2 billion in private resources on global humanitarian assistance efforts over the next three years.

Civil Society Engagement at the G7 - Why it Matters

John Ruthrauff | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
John Ruthrauff

For over four decades, leaders from the world’s major advanced economies have gathered to discuss pressing global challenges at the annual Group of ...

Advocates for Besieged Children Say Collaboration Is Essential

Barbara Crossette | Posted 05.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Barbara Crossette

Grim images from the small world of children are multiplying. Little bodies adrift in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Uncomprehending faces pressed...

Friend Or Associate

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 12.02.2016 | Women
Sophia Williams-Baugh

So...I've always wondered, "what is a friend?" How is a friend supposed to act? How do they interact with each other? How much time do they spend toge...

The Plugged-in Paradox: Why Always Being Connected Makes It Harder to Connect

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 10.23.2016 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Take a moment to look around the next time you're in a meeting, at a social event, waiting in line or walking down the street. You'll likely find yourself surrounded by people staring at a smartphone or other digital device. Chances are you'll join them. What's going on here?

The Post-2015 Agenda: A Global Call to Increase Civil Society Space

Lindsay Coates | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

Over the past 15 years, our thinking has shifted - the role of local agency and self-determination has become central to the policy discussion, though I would argue it has always been central to how humans make progress.

Technology's Adverse Effect on Romantic Relationships

Steven Petite | Posted 05.11.2016 | Technology
Steven Petite

The more we mistreat people online, the more disconnected we become with our fellow humans. We often times use technology as a crutch to mask our own insecurities, but by playing into that idea, we create even more insecurities for others.

Is Hand-Held Literacy Enough?

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 05.03.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

One of the hot topics in higher education today is having students BYOD (what some call "bring your own device") into the classroom, and integrating that personal technology with learning. As you would expect, such a topic inspires controversy--and emotion.

We Can and Will Eliminate Violence Against Women

Christine Hart | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Christine Hart

We don't always talk about gender-based violence in our conversations with family and friends, but it is pervasive in every culture and in every country on earth.

What Do You Get a Dying Person for Christmas?

Cathy Herholdt | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Cathy Herholdt

Every year, Reneé Smith's family draws names for their Christmas gift exchange. It just so happened that in 2012, it was Reneé's turn to buy a gift for her sister-in-law Patti.

A Tradition Worth Feeding

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

This Thanksgiving as I look forward to enjoying a meal with friends and family, I remember a very different meal that I shared years ago with a young girl named Nalini.

Walking With Zahefa: A Journey to Share the Gift of Water

Christina Tobias-Nahi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Christina Tobias-Nahi

Whatever we are doing, we are deeply committed to providing people of all faiths with the tools to lift themselves out of poverty and build a more just world.

Ebola's Forgotten Victims

Adam Huebner | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Adam Huebner

The world's largest "minority group," people with disabilities are often marginalized and extremely vulnerable due to the barriers placed around them by institutions, their physical environment, and community attitudes and beliefs.

Dispelling the Myth: An Evolving Relationship Between NGOs and Private Businesses

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

A common misperception regarding NGO-private sector relations is one based on mutual distrust and occasional confrontation; or with the advent of corp...

This Video Is Proof That No Emoji Can Beat Talking Face To Face IRL

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.01.2014 | Good News

It turns out an ability to read between the lines of text messages has lived within us all along. However, it has nothing to do with our phones the...

Ebola -- A Fragile Health Care System's Ripple Effects

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

The health care systems in the countries most affected by the virus -- Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea -- have collapsed. Even before the Ebola outbreak, these countries had very low doctor-to-patient ratios; Liberia had one doctor for every 100,000 people prior to the outbreak.

The Gift of American Engagement and Global Generosity

Dianne Sherman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Dianne Sherman

Americans should feel good about our generosity and our joint successes. We are compassionate people, helping support millions of people whether here at home or in distant places we will never know or visit.

The Gift That Can't Be Gift Wrapped

Ernest Randriarimalala | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Ernest Randriarimalala

Never could I have imagined the huge differences between life in Madagascar and life in England. In the same way that I never really thought twice about not having clean water and a toilet while growing up; people in London don't think twice about having it. That is just the way it is. Imagine, though, if poor communities had that same gift, that same opportunity!