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A year of invisible progress

Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD | Posted 04.28.2016 | Religion
Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD

To the casual observer, it seems like nothing has happened in Nepal over the last year. But looks can be deceiving. A year ago, a series of earthqu...

One year after the Nepal earthquakes it's still a dark reality for remote communities

Anya Cherneff | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Anya Cherneff

Monday 25th April, 2016 marks one year since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. A second major earthquake followed on 12th May, 2015. Across...

Will the Devastating Earthquake Also Shake the Polity in Nepal?

Duncan Maru | Posted 02.19.2016 | Impact
Duncan Maru

Nine months after the 2015 earthquake devastated central Nepal, a confusing mix of early success and later failures continue to quash expectations of millions of people. The immediate toll was quantifiable: Nearly 9,000 people perished.

Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods: Building Blocks For The Future Of America's Cities

Frank Islam | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Frank Islam

There is an old player on the block with a new financing vehicle that is increasing the range of choices available to close that gap -- not only for American kids but for all who live, work, play and do business in those neighborhoods.

Look For The Good

Rose Tafoya | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News
Rose Tafoya

Our resilience to tragedy is never realized until we are faced with it. When the reflection of what we know or how it is becomes distorted, we try to find some type of understanding, but the reality is that we can become paralyzed in fear, express anger and outrage as never seen before.

How To Get Through The Worst Thing That Has Ever Happened To You

Joe Peacock | Posted 09.01.2016 | Divorce
Joe Peacock

I'm a human being. And as a human being living life through tragedy, the days can get bad here and there. All I can really tell you about how I got through (and how I am getting through) is that I defined a plan, and then tried to stick to it as much as I possibly could.

Rebuilding After Hurricanes: The Public's View

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

The first time the public was asked about their willingness to pay to rebuild after a disaster was following the flooding caused by Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The country was nearly evenly divided on whether federal funds should be banned from being used.

Years After Japan's Earthquake Disaster, A Community Struggles To Pick Up The Pieces

HuffPost Japan | Takeshi Inomoto | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

The Okawa Elementary Shool in Ishinomaki, Japan, was the site of one of the worst tragedies that occurred during the earthquake and subsequent tsunam...

Innovating Impact: Two Social Entrepreneurs Tackle Critical Issues at Home and Abroad

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Overwhelmingly, these talented fellows represent a growing commitment to fighting social issues like poverty, terrorism, infrastructural collapse, and beyond -- through straightforward, effective means. I was lucky to learn from two of them, and share their stories here.

Rebuilding My Life after My Unemployment Benefits Ended

Evangeline Yvonne Samples, MS, RDN, LD | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Evangeline Yvonne Samples, MS, RDN, LD

I have been trying very hard to rebuild my life. I am not asking taxpayers to take care of me. I would like to see some changes in employment laws. I think that policies of noncompetition should be limited in duration and scope, if not abolished.

Detroit Offers Builders, Developers and Dreamers a Unique Opportunity

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 08.09.2014 | Detroit
Rick Fedrizzi

It is in many ways an urban planner's utopia: a city craving retribution and redefinition, and one armed with thousands of hungry, skilled workers, available space and as many natural resources as any city in the country.

Peace Is More Than the Absence of War

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Diana Jenkins

I lived a childhood of peace. I experienced war as a teenager. And as an adult, I see how the aftermath of violent conflict transforms communities. Unfortunately, the death and suffering of war does not end when the last bullet whizzes by.

New Year's Resolution for Caregivers: Reclaim Your Life!

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

The new year is right around the corner. For caregivers, it brings an opportunity to reflect on caregiving so far and to set the stage for a newly fulfilling life -- an opportunity not to be missed, regardless of how your caregiving may turn out.

A Flood of Compassion, but Not Much Justice

Brad Lander | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Brad Lander

It must be a priority for elected officials, and the voters to whom they are accountable, to make this a city where everyone can be economically secure -- in times of high water, and after the waters recede.

Rethink, Recycle, Rebuild: How Deconstructing a Home Makes Environmental and Economic Sense

Maura McCarthy | Posted 11.05.2013 | HuffPost Home
Maura McCarthy

If you're one of those homeowners who has been wondering about the best way to environmentally approach a teardown and rebuild, we have good news: recycling a home makes environmental sense as well as economic sense.

The Love Letter I Couldn't Bring Myself To Read

Joe Peacock | Posted 10.07.2013 | Divorce
Joe Peacock

As I was pulling out of the driveway, I began to question if what had happen actually happened? Did I actually collapse? And before that, did I really just move in with my first ever roommate? And before that, did I really get divorced?

Hurricane Preparedness: What Every City Must Consider

Marianne Cusato | Posted 08.03.2013 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

This year, as we make sure our insurance documents are in order and buy new batteries for our flashlight, let's consider taking preparedness beyond bracing for the storm and the immediate aftermath.

A Memorial Day Tribute to Dad for his Service in Vietnam

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

My dad is the understated, modest type who's reluctant to talk about his service in Vietnam. In fact, he will likely be irritated with me when he sees...

How A Croissant Inspired An Entire Restaurant Design

Michael Davis | Posted 05.26.2013 | HuffPost Home
Michael Davis

It all began in Paris.

From the Ashes, Neighbors Help Neighbors Rebuild Green

Dan R. Fink | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green
Dan R. Fink

When the High Park Fire finished its rampage through the rural mountains of Larimer County, Colorado last summer, it left behind one person dead, over 87,000 acres of forest burned and thousands of lives shattered. But mountain people are tough, and they stick together and help their neighbors.

The Walkin' Talkin' Burning Man Blues

Serge Bielanko | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Serge Bielanko

I just stood there, in a split-second of freezing January clarity, watching the inferno giving us the finger as it dangled out of my daughter's bedroom window and did its thing.

Should We Rebuild?

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 01.16.2013 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

There's been talk of constructing 25 miles of coastal build a $15 billion seawall. This is the "cheapest solution." But would "the side effects" of such a barrier with its impact on inland estuaries and coastal marshes be feasible?

What I Want My Daughter To Know About Her Home

Lyz Lenz | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

Before the flood, I would have told my child that place doesn't matter. That you are you and the place you stand is just a changing backdrop, irrelevant to what you become. But now, I know that is not true.

Adaptation: (Re)Building Sensibly

Bernard David | Posted 01.05.2013 | Business
Bernard David

Sandy actually gives us a chance to rebuild a lot of infrastructure in a sensible way. We know a lot more today than we did when houses, apartment buildings, roads and mass transit systems were built 100 years ago.

Solutions After Sandy: Rebuilding the Right Way

Laura Barrett | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Laura Barrett

From Katrina and Isaac to Irene to Sandy, severe weather events are becoming a constant feature of our lives. And they're leaving in their wake too many lessons of the wrong way to rebuild. It even has a name: disaster capitalism.