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In The Shadows Of The Dark Continent

Women's Rights News | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Women's Rights News

"Empathy suffers from jet-lag -- it often wakes up only after it's no longer possible to do anything to help," said my father, a man who lost many relatives to the holocaust.

Syria's Medical and Humanitarian Nightmare: An Interview with Dr. Zaher Sahloul

Danny Postel | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Danny Postel

Since their days as medical school classmates, Bashar al-Assad and Zaher Sahloul have followed rather different paths: one became a war criminal; the other, a humanitarian advocate.

There's More Than One Way to Starve a Child: The Oklahoma Public Education Budget Crisis

Kim A. Harris, Ph.D. | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
Kim A. Harris, Ph.D.

Kim A. Harris/Photo Of all the institutions explored in the United States none impact lives more permanently and personally than education. Offering...

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

Mother Africa on Fire

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 02.15.2016 | Green
Angie Cordeiro

Central and Western Africa are experiencing a massive wildfire outbreak due in part to drought and our ever challenging climate anomalies. This is not...

People Bring Food To Starving Zoo Animals Everyone Else Has Forgotten

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.12.2016 | Green

There's just one tiger left at the zoo in Khan Younis, a city in war-torn Gaza. His name is Laziz....

Starving Syrians

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

No question.

How A Truck Stuck In The Mud Nearly Derailed A Plan To Save 60,000 Syrians

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.15.2016 | World

ISTANBUL -- Following international outcry over the Syrian regime’s tactical starvation of civilians in Madaya, there seemed to be a glimmer of hope...

Dog Given A Home To Die In ... But He Decides To Live Instead

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.12.2016 | Green

Animals are so much stronger than we realize — even in the face of death....

New Year's Perspective on Death and Tragedy

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.31.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

For perspectivce as we start 2016, here are some statistics on tragedies of the past year.

Look At The Unbreakable Bond Between A Blind Puppy And Her Brother

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.26.2015 | Green

A pair of forlorn greyhound puppies found in the scrublands of Spain had everything against them....

The Depressing Photo That Saved Nine Starving Dogs

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.10.2015 | Green

When three emaciated 5-month-old pit bulls huddled around their sleeping mother, a young woman named Janette Gonzalez peered through a fence to captur...

"The Feeding of the Multitudes"

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

The only miracle of Jesus in all four Gospels is the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, and Mark and Matthew even include the feeding of the 4,000 as well as the feeding of the 5,000. While Jesus multiplies the loaves and the fishes, his disciples are charged with distributing them to those who are hungry.

Here's What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Eating

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.05.2015 | Science

What happens to your body if you go without food? After about six hours, you could start feeling "hangry" -- that's hungry and angry. Keep going for a...

I Started Starving Myself When I Was 7

Ravishly | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Ravishly

At age 7, I began counting calories and lost seven pounds. I remember that number, because I had apparently done better than my grandmother, who had also recently gone on a diet.

Jon Krakauer Offers New Theory on How Chris McCandless Died

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.14.2015 | Books
Alaska Dispatch News

Author Jon Krakauer posted "How Chris McCandless Died: An Update" Wednesday at The New Yorker online with the fifth theory he has put forward since 1993 to justify his claim that the young man did not die of reckless behavior but of poisoning.

Couple Charged With First-Degree Murder In Infant's Starvation Death

Reuters | Letitia Stein | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - The parents of a 22-day-old baby found starved to death in Florida have been charged with first-degree murder, police said on Tuesday, acc...

Reminder: George W. Bush Said The U.S. Didn't Use Torture

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson & Adriana Usero | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

In 2006, then-President George W. Bush adamantly denied that the U.S. used torture against suspected terrorists. Tuesday's release of the Senate repor...

Filmmaker Challenges Society To End World Hunger In Latest Documentary

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact

Every 3.6 seconds, someone dies of starvation, according to UNICEF. But with the resources and technology currently available, it doesn't have to be t...

It Happens Every Three Seconds... And It Has To Stop

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion

One person dies of starvation every 3.6 seconds, according to UNICEF, and it is typically a child under the age of five. A new documentary by Danie...

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

4 Under-Represented Ways We Could Go Extinct

Ravishly | Posted 09.07.2014 | Science
Ravishly

As the morbid and jaded creatures we are, humans really get a kick out of pondering our species' ultimate demise. It's time we give some love to more obscure, but still scientifically plausible means of extinction.

Act Now to Stop Mass Starvation in Central African Republic

William Lambers | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

WFP, which relies on voluntary funding, has received so little in donations that it has not been able to preposition food for the rainy season. This is the time of year when roads are washed out and food supplies cannot move.

Weeds for Dinner

Roberta Gately | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Roberta Gately

Her plea for cookies and milk went unanswered that day, but it is one that is universally understood, and as hard to forget as it is to imagine.

Deepak Chopra: We Can Fight Obesity And Starvation At The Same Time

Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Deepak Chopra is helping to support The Weightless Project, a new initiative that aims to combat both obesity and starvation with a simple idea: Rewar...