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Meet the Startup Striving to Keep a Snug Pulse on Infant Safety

Powerful Answers | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Powerful Answers

Michelle Blanchard woke up late one night to an alarm going off, alerting her late that her 2-month-old infant had low oxygen levels.

Being in Paris During the Attacks Won't Stop Me From Travelling

College Tourist | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Never once in my life did I think I would hear an actual explosion, nor did I expect to be in walking distance of a terrorist attack. No one ever plans for these things, nor are you ever really prepared. My experience in Paris reshaped the way I look at studying abroad. In no way will it stop me from traveling, but it will make go about it in a different way.

Technology Helps Combat Modern Terrorism

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 11.25.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Our world is too complex and interconnected to defend against all possible threats without the human element. While short of living in a super-bubble, we cannot really defend ourselves against natural disasters, man-made disasters are certainly within the purview of the human mind to cause or cease.

Selective Good and Selective Silence -- The Politics of Corporate Social Good and Guns

Rebecca Bond | Posted 11.23.2015 | Crime
Rebecca Bond

People who sell dangerous products have always endured a conflict. As global brands, they must weigh conscience with commerce. Efforts to keep people safe must be seriously undertaken, otherwise it is superficially selective in social good.

Traveling Safe In A World of Terrorist Threats

Lea Lane | Posted 11.21.2015 | Travel
Lea Lane

Terrorism aimed at civilians leads to justifiable fears about our dangerous world. If we love to travel we need to continue to travel: exploring and enjoying, staying savvy, smart -- and comfortable.

20 Ways Not to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter - Then How to Fix Things

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Teenage girls are sensitive to the way people in authority talk to them, especially their mothers. They are easily wounded, feel criticized, and vulnerable when they sense or get outright disapproval. However, mothers are only trying to shape them up to be young women and don't understand their sensitive narcissism.

Helping Children Cope With Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Children desperately need adults to help them process and cope within the violent and uncertain world we have created for them. They also need to see adults working with and for them to create a better, safer nation and world for tomorrow

Friends Don’t Let Friends Karaoke And Drive

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.06.2015 | Weird News

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Tired Eyes

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

New research from SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Liberty Mutual Insurance creates fresh urgency around tired-teen driving and the often catastrophic toll a few hours here and there can take.

How to Have Fun While Staying Safe at a College Halloween Party

Frankie Rendón | Posted 10.30.2015 | College
Frankie Rendón

This lighthearted holiday does not come without its share of potential safety risks. Assault, alcohol poisoning and illegal substance ingestion can sometimes run rampant around college campuses during Halloween. Not only are these threats probable, but oftentimes they occur at higher rates than the average student might realize.

If Girls of Color Are Not Safe in School, Where Can They Be?

Nakisha M. Lewis | Posted 10.30.2015 | Women
Nakisha M. Lewis

If the institutions and adults entrusted with protecting young people continue to enable the school-to-prison pipeline through their bias and subsequent actions, where is it that girls of color can feel safe?

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, We Must Remember That Real Safety Requires Something Other Than Punishment

Miriam Yeung | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
Miriam Yeung

Domestic violence experts have been vocal in our support for each city that has considered protecting its local institutions from being undermined by entanglement in immigration policy.

Keeping Your Pet Safe During The Holidays

Kait Hanson | Posted 10.27.2015 | HuffPost Home
Kait Hanson

Before we know it there will be turkey trimming and gift wrapping, but it's not all cheer this time of year. The holiday season is one of the most dangerous for all the furry friends in your life and it's important to recognize the imminent dangers they can face if precautions aren't taken.

The Good ,the Bad, the 'Social'

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 10.27.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

Parents need to stop pushing their children to compete and outperform others. Life is not all about being the best or the most popular. Children are taught the paradigms of achievement and success, and their minds are constantly burdened by the need to live up to their parents' expectations.

Fighting Inequality by Addressing Urban Violence

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Crime, inequality, and urban poverty are highly intertwined. Crime patterns can be both symptoms and drivers of inequality. Informal settlements often epitomize the hot spots of urban violence.

Learning to Live in a Hyper-Connected World

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

One may argue that video chatting and such applications are virtual face-to-face meetings and can convey the silent language. Such arguments do not hold water in that most (ab)used form of digital communication is text messaging.

When My Ass Fat Saved My Ass

Alex Madda | Posted 10.16.2015 | Comedy
Alex Madda

My ass literally saved my ass. For the first time I thought: Thank god for my ass fat. My most pretty yet practical body part.

The Baby-Steppers: LGBT Travel

Dane Steele Green | Posted 10.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Dane Steele Green

If there is one dead horse I just love to beat, it is "do your research." The world being what it is, gay travel is usually a path of least resistance, that is, going to places where the odds are in our favor we will have the time of our lives while at the same time still keeping our lives.

It's Time for Paid Safe Time

Marcy Karin | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Marcy Karin

This October, it is time we recognize the intersection of domestic violence and work-life issues. An effective national policy on domestic violence must understand the impact this epidemic has on the workplace, including the problems for both employees and employers, some of which result from the structure of the workplace itself.

A Well-Deserved Honor for Mayor David Dinkins

Steven Cohen | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Steven Cohen

David Dinkins represents a time when public service was considered a calling. From his service in the U.S. Marines, to his time in the New York State legislature, his service as New York City Clerk, Borough President, Mayor and now Professor; he has always looked for ways to make a contribution to the public good.

If This Is Political, We As a Nation Are Doomed

K.C. Wilder | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
K.C. Wilder

Think of anyone you love: your children, spouse, parents, friends. Picture the things you love about them, then picture them obliterated in a brutal split second. Because that is what we are agreeing to when we refuse to address our national epidemic of gun violence.

6 Ways To Discipline Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

We can all agree that it is easier to to discipline little kids than it is to discipline teens, right? I think that I can hear a collective yes in the background.

A Modest Proposal (For Hajj Accountability and Reform)

Atif Choudhury | Posted 09.28.2015 | Religion
Atif Choudhury

What is truly needed likely cannot be fixed with just a few minor tweaks, but will require a fundamental re-think on what constitutes a successful Hajj.

How A Scary Rock Climbing Mistake Helped Me Prepare For Mars One

Sue Ann Pien | Posted 09.25.2015 | Science
Sue Ann Pien

My best friend Vanessa Nigro Halby and I used to climb almost daily. We met at the climbing gym, when I saw her tumbling off the top of a bouldering wall because she missed the last dyno. That's climbing speak for a move that can only be made by jumping for it. If you miss it, you'll fall.

A Message to Parents with Kids in Car Seats

Kate Carr | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

Parents, especially new parents, tend to place a high priority on what can be done to keep their children safe. Safety gates: check. Latches on the lower cabinets: check. Medication up and away: check. Smoke alarms on every level of your home: check. Properly install car seat and buckle up on every ride: check.