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Suggestions for Seniors Graduating from College By Daniel R. Schwarz

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 11.07.2014 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

Suggestions for Seniors Graduating from College By Daniel R. Schwarz Last August I published a Huffington blog, "Ten Suggestions for Incoming Freshm...

The Need for 100 New Buffetts, Rockefellers, and Gates'

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Erik Rasmussen

This meeting could signal a new beginning. Currently, the future of the world is stuck in no man's land -- who has the responsibility to find the necessary solutions to the world's growing challenges?

5 Elements That Could Fix What Ails America's Cities

Ben Hecht | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Ben Hecht

Systems in the U.S. that we always thought were going to produce more opportunities for the next generation than they did for the last no longer do so. Many believe that our ability to solve complex problems and make hard choices is broken.

Shooting Uganda: Goats of Hope

Jeroen Swolfs | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel
Jeroen Swolfs

The Goats of Hope project provides children who are HIV/ AIDS infected or affected with a goat, thereby empowering them and helping them build up a life for themselves

How Ravi Shankar Helped Cincinnati's Urban Revival

Steven Rosen | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Steven Rosen

When Ravi Shankar died in December at age 92, Jim Tarbell's thoughts turned to when he brought the great Indian classical musician to Cincinnati's historic -- and endangered -- St. Paul Church in the urban, downtown-adjacent Pendleton District.

From the Block to the Pulpit: Shot Callers in the Hood

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 04.03.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Who's calling the shots on your block to save the lives of children and the community? What can you do to be known as a shot caller for change?

Is the Family Doomed?

Nigel Barber | Posted 03.10.2013 | Science
Nigel Barber

The brave new world of post-familism is a fascinating problem for social scientists, including evolutionary scholars like me. Will we diverge forever into Aldous Huxley's "brave new world" of unrelated individuals where families are disreputable, or will we cling to marriage and the family?

Black (Or Not) Like Me: Thoughts on CNN's Black in America 5

Smokey Fontaine | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
Smokey Fontaine

Progress has been made. Scores of light-skinned African-Americans have bucked stereotype and shown themselves to be culturally authentic. But Black In America reminds me that we still have work to do.

And The Most Affordable City To Live In Is...

CNBC | Colleen Kane | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business

From CNBC: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) has released their third-quarter data for 2012, in which they rank 304 urban area...

Sex in the Urban City

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 11.25.2012 | Books
Scott Alexander Hess

I headed over to The Triad for the Saturday night show but had immediate misgivings when the lean, manicured cocktail waiter had so much sass and attitude I wondered if he were an S&M pre-show element (which he may well have been).

Summer Reading for Urban Leaders

Lee Fisher | Posted 11.18.2012 | Impact
Lee Fisher

It may be a bit harder to get through multiple books now that the summer is ending, but for urban leaders, three recent books are worth reading even after Labor Day. Each offers some provocative insight about what's happening in American cities, why, and what we might do about it.

How My Commute Has Affected My Health

Shana Ecker | Posted 11.13.2012 | HuffPost Home
Shana Ecker

I recently realized I have taken the benefits of my walkable town for granted. Although I have lived in Hoboken for almost eight years, for much of th...

The Dangers Of Urban Heat Island Effect

Posted 08.15.2012 | Green

By Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: For scientists who worry about climate change, cities are just plain annoying. The acres of asphalt that ...

When It Comes To Urban Farming, New York City Rules

Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Susan DeFreitas: If you’re interested in the future of the city, you could do worse than to look to New York City. Establis...

Heat Waves Hardest On Minority Communities, Experts Say

Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

Torrid temperatures aren't uncommon this time of year, but record-breaking levels of heat and humidity are and they're expected to sweep through most ...

'I Will Never Live In The Suburbs'

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in a century, most of America's largest cities are growing at a faster rate than their surrounding suburbs as y...

The Best Cities For Pedestrians

Mother Nature Network | Posted 06.22.2012 | Green

So which big cities offer the best pedestrian infrastructures? Here's our list....

Parents Must Make the Grade on Involvement

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

Last week, Louisiana State Rep. Joe Harrison introduced a bill in that state's legislature that -- if passed -- would grade parents on the level and quality of their involvement in their kid's education.

How To Farm In The Big City

Earth911 | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green

Jenna Spevack, artist and professor of creative media at City University of New York, has created what she calls “microfarms” – mini gardens of ...

Could Your Junk Food Be Making You Depressed?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living

A new study shows that junk food may have effects beyond expanding your waistline and upping your sodium levels -- it might also be sabotaging your me...

Women And Work: Are Gen-Y Women Experiencing ‘Millennial Burnout Syndrome'?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women

Are you a 20-something woman, lucky enough to be gainfully employed, but feel like you’re already burning out? If so, you’re not alone. Accord...

Americans Are Protesting, But What Stops Full-Scale Rioting?

Jake Blumgart | Posted 05.30.2012 | Books
Jake Blumgart

Michael Katz's Why Don't American Cities Burn? is both a crushing reminder of seemingly intractable problems that still face American cities and an exploration of why things aren't worse.

Minty Fresh Recipes In Honor Of Spring

The Huffington Post | Taste Editors | Posted 04.03.2014 | Taste

Mint encompasses everything we love about spring.

WATCH: Chopsticks 101 For Even The Clumsiest Eaters

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erdos | Posted 09.06.2012 | Taste

When you go out with a group of friends to an Asian restaurant, are you always the one that asks for a fork? Well, you don't have to be that person an...

How To Dine Out Like A Health Pro

Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living

By Leslie Barrie You've heard how diet-unfriendly dining out can be (2,120 calories for cheese fries with chili and ranch dressing at Chili's!), ...