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For Independence Day and the Summer Holiday, Take Along Some Great Reading on Health, Medicine and Science

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

As you declare your independence this week and we splash the skies with patriotic fireworks and stirring music, don't forget to stash some great summer reads in your tote for that annual retreat to the mountains or shore.

Jai Pausch On Dreaming New Dreams

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.18.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In her new book, Jai Pausch chronicles the profound challenges that she and her family faced as Randy succumbed to cancer. Pausch speaks for millions in describing how she managed her role of caregiver, how she dealt with extraordinary grief, how she negotiated the emotional terrain of parenting.

The Top 10 Heroes to Teach Your Daughter How to Fight

Brad Meltzer | Posted 06.16.2012 | Parents
Brad Meltzer

As I tell my daughter, when you want something in life -- no matter how impossible it seems -- you need to fight for it. It's the lesson that links the lives of every single hero I picked for her.

What Successful Women Can Share

Christine Eads | Posted 05.20.2012 | Women
Christine Eads

As a single mother to a nine-year old son, I'd like to think I'm a role model for him by demonstrating that a woman can be independent and create her own career.

Lent: An Excuse To Say 'I Love You'

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

Allow Lent to be a time to "turn another way," to do something with an intention towards those whom you love.

The Last Lecture Given by Our Good Friend Jeff Zaslow

Andrew S. Doctoroff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Home
Andrew S. Doctoroff

At his funeral on Monday, our good friend Jeff Zaslow delivered his last lecture, one more powerful than the oration that vaulted him to fame.

Dylan Pausch, Son Of 'Last Lecture' Professor, Advocating For Pancreatic Cancer Research

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When he found out his life would be cut short by pancreatic cancer, Randy Pausch inspired the world with his 'Last Lecture,' sending a message to live...

Spotted Reading Publicly

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amy Hertz

We all have different ways of discovering books, and spotting them being read in public is just one. At Huffington Post, we are very interested in what people are reading around the country.

Top Ten Most Inspiring Stories Of The 2000s

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This past decade has had its share of mishaps, to be sure, but here at Impact, we think the following inspirational moments are enough to make even th...

Randy Pausch and the Power of Digital Media

Mathew Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mathew Ingram

Could something like Randy Pausch's last lecture ever have become as widespread a phenomenon without YouTube and the Internet? I can't see how.

Randy Pausch, "Last Lecture" Professor, Dies At 47

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The New York Times reports on the death of Professor Randy Pausch: Randy Pausch, the professor whose "last lecture" made him a Lou-Gehrig-like symbol...

Mike Leigh, Randy Pausch, Reader's Digest and an End to Miserablism

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Margaret Heffernan

Mike Leigh, who more or less invented miserablism as an art form, has changed his tune. His new film, Happy-Go-Lucky is, as the title suggests, cheerful. What's he doing?

How To Die Happy

Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Verena von Pfetten

We were given some bad, sad, and shocking news yesterday. It was announced that Ted Kennedy has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Terminal ...

The Last Lecture and Living in Technicolor

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Much has been made recently of Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture". He is a Professor at Carnegie Mellon and six months ago he was diagnosed with pancr...

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Brooks


"Last Lecture" Professor Passes Six Month Mark

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

What would you say if you knew you were going to die and had a chance to sum up everything that was most important to you? That's the hypothetical qu...