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How Can We Celebrate Independence Without Community?

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Jack Nadel

The 21st century has ushered in an era of unlimited and instant communication. Everyone's opinion can reach around the world. The internet does not discriminate -- it passes on the same content to thousands of different audiences but often with a variety of interpretations.

Act Today for Tomorrow's Children

Helle Thorning-Schmidt | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Children will be among the greatest beneficiaries of progress toward the SDGs. But, by making their voices heard and shaping policies that will affect them, they also have a pivotal role to play in their delivery.

They need therapy NOT another leaflet!

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

We have waited 5 months to see a dietician as my daughter's weight kept dropping and the list of foods she would eat became less and less. With a comp...

5 Ways to Turn Rejection Into Opportunity

Brett Berhoff | Posted 02.17.2017 | Business
Brett Berhoff

Rejection is inevitable. It's safe to say that most people aren't into rejection. Could we also assume that it is on the top ten list of many peoples fears? GOOD NEWS ALERT! Rejection doesn't have to be feared, we can transform it into opportunity.

50 Newspapers Looking for Stories of Positive Change

Sparknews | Posted 02.17.2017 | Impact
Sparknews

Every time we turn on the TV or scroll through our news feed we see reasons for worry. Admittedly, it is the media's role to report on the world's problems and catastrophes. And yet--why don't journalists also cover stories about solutions to global problems?

Bridging the rhetoric and reality divide in social impact investment

Dominic Llewellyn | Posted 12.13.2016 | Impact
Dominic Llewellyn

Photo credit: Tim Swaan Three years ago I met a Belgian banker with a social soul. In a bar at St Pancras Station we drank coffee and talked about ...

Africa's 'Light Bulb Moment' and its Lead Role in the Global Renewable Energy Transformation

Bob Geldof | Posted 10.01.2016 | Impact
Bob Geldof

But Africa's energy deficit is not only a scandal. It also presents an enormous opportunity, and one that offers a triple dividend -- reducing poverty in Africa, promoting economic prosperity and safeguarding the sustainability of our planet.

The Mindfulness Summit -- You're Invited

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

Two 30-something Australians have decided to throw a mindfulness party for the world. It starts Oct. 1, lasts all month and costs nothing. They call...

Betting on Better Data

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

To close the gap, we first need to understand why progress has stalled. Better data collection can unlock those answers, and help us find new ways to maximize donor investments in vaccines.

Andrew Lord

Adidas Created A Shoe That Is Literally Made Out Of Trash

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lord | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business

Recycled ocean trash sneakers might be the new Air Jordans. German apparel giant Adidas has created a prototype for a sustainable new shoe made al...

Safeguarding the Well-Being of Children

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression was set up by the United Nations to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse.

It's Scandalous That 31 Million Girls Receive No Education

Mariéme Jamme | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Mariéme Jamme

We are still not doing enough to close the gender gap; it is girls in rural areas who will be the last to go school. The harsh reality is we cannot talk about the prosperity of women and girls in Africa if we don't tackle the reasons girls are discriminated against and made vulnerable to exploitation in the first place.

As We Mark International Women's Day 2015, Girls Stand #UpForSchool

Sarah Brown | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Sarah Brown

Once again, International Women's Day gives us the chance to refocus the world's attention on giving every girl their rightful place in school.

Best Of British: Irrefutable Reasons To Be Proud Of UK Aid

James Whiting | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics
James Whiting

When Britain is congratulated for doing something extraordinary you want to hear what it is we've done... Mr Gates robustly applauded the UK's historic contributions to global health through its strong commitment to overseas aid. This can be seen with the UK's current response to the Ebola crisis. But he particularly highlighted the UK's remarkable contribution to the huge progress made in tackling malaria - the oldest and deadliest disease - which in the past 15 years has seen child deaths cut in half and over three million young lives saved.

9 Things Successful People Won't Do

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

I went back to the data to uncover the kinds of things that emotionally intelligent people are careful to avoid in order to keep themselves calm, content, and in control.

Wish You Weren't Here: Wildlife Tourist Attractions To Avoid

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neil D’Cruze

More often than not, tourists are entirely unaware of the cruelty that goes on behind the scenes. So to help you to be a responsible, wild animal friendly tourist, here is a list of some of the cruellest types of attractions, to be avoided at all costs.

Furthering the Fight Against Poverty

Sergio Ermotti | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Sergio Ermotti

While government clearly plays the major role in fighting poverty through policies on things such as education, tax and trade; business creates the wealth that matters.

MGW!

Patricia Rust | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Patricia Rust

MGW! Model -- Genius -- Whatever Think it's impossible to be brilliant and look fabulous? Think again! There is so much pressure to look good and ...

7 Myths About Homeless People Debunked

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact

Homelessness is on the rise in cities across the country, although there are many aspects of it that are changing. Field workers and homeless advocate...

April Is Autism Awareness Month -- Light It Up Blue!

Lisa Masters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Lisa Masters

Autism Awareness month is here again. Puzzle pieces will be scattered everywhere to remind us of an unknown future for those whose world is somewhat different than most, and on April 2, the world will turn a lighter shade of blue.

Fostering Female Social Entrepreneurs

Nusha Balyan | Posted 02.18.2014 | Small Business
Nusha Balyan

Financing can be "a poisoned gift. You really need to spend a lot of time in mentoring [women] and make sure they understand how they're going to make that money back."

Justin Bieber Reportedly Calls Fan 'Beached Whale' When He Is Actually a Massive 'Moby Dick'

Tony Posnanski | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Tony Posnanski

Celebrities cry bullying all the time from the media. They forget how they got to be famous in the first place. They think the media is hard on them, but they do not realize comments or actions they do in the first place to get publicity. Next time when you cry bullying Beebs -- look in the mirror.

We Can't Rest

Annie Lennox | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Annie Lennox

We can't rest until we stop all children from being infected with HIV and orphaned because their mothers don't get the care they need. With the clock ticking towards the end of the Millennium Development Goals, we need to raise awareness.

One Small Step for You: A Look Into the Slumdog Children Across the World

Hillary Kaylor | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Hillary Kaylor

You walk from place to space, your shoes carrying you all the way. Protected and safe. But what if they took you somewhere else? To a prison, to a war zone, into a burning garbage dump?

Homeless Youth Profiled On UK Company's Cardboard Boxes

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact

One UK company is thinking outside of the box when it comes to helping homeless youth. Advertising group Publicis and its charity client, Depaul UK...