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That Other Syndrome

Laurie Townshend | Posted 09.25.2014 | Black Voices
Laurie Townshend

You are being distracted from the true debilitating disease plaguing this nation, namely DBLS: Disposable Black Life Syndrome.

The Ice Bucket Halo

Robin L. Smith | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Robin L. Smith

I think there's a remarkable ice-bucket halo effect rippling across social media, one that is truly exciting for anyone who runs a healthcare charity. Every single day I see a new healthcare challenge popping up somewhere. People are inspired. They feel connected like never before.

Strategic Lessons From Dissecting the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

David Nour | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
David Nour

The Ice Bucket Challenge has proven that even in a time of philanthropic fatigue, the right call to do something for others can get our attention--and our action.

ALS Patient Says Support For His Ice Bucket Video That Broke The Internet Changed His Life

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact

It was a moment Anthony Carbajal will never forget: standing on the stage of one of TV’s most popular talk shows, fighting for a cause that touches ...

Ice Bucket Challenge Gone Wrong: A New Challenge Proposed

Andrew Cristi | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Andrew Cristi

Something that was created for a good cause took an ugly turn as some of the more foul-intentioned lemmings who participated decided to pull a nasty prank on a teen with Autism from Bay Village, Ohio.

Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment: Forced Choices or Freedom to Treat?

Gary Stein | Posted 09.09.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

What would you do to save the life of someone you love? The same dilemma with different variations exists across Florida and the nation for families with children that have intractable epilepsy, MS, cancer and other disorders where relief is just one sane state and/or federal law away.

Matalin-Reagan Debate Obama's Rope-a-Dope Strategy in ISIS Crisis

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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"Is 'dither' the Republican word for 'think'?", asks Lawrence O'Donnell. So our duo discuss both sides: the-tan-man-has-no-plan-"yet" vs. he's a deliberate president trying to get the substance and coalition right. In his Wednesday address to the Nation, will he say -- their boots, our bombs? Then: Putin in Ukraine, Rick Perry in court, the ALS in America.

Let's Deemphasize People's Motivations Behind Advocacy and Volunteering

Megan Foo | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Megan Foo

As a high school student, I have often heard accusatory comments that so-and-so is only involved with social activism or a service project because "she wants to put it on her resume" or "he just wants to gain admission to college."

False Dichotomies: Ferguson and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Elsa Y. Chen | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
Elsa Y. Chen

Time, money, and energy are finite resources that each of us must budget. Sometimes it's difficult not to judge or criticize people whose passion seems to be directed toward causes that are inconsistent with our own priorities.

37: A Final Promise

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

"37: A Final Promise" is an incredible love story based on actual events that is about euthanasia, ALS and suicide. Joe Leydon of Variety calls this film "an old fashioned tearjerker set to a goth rock-soundtrack."

Cause Shaming Runs Rampant on Social Media

Evan F. Moore | Posted 09.03.2014 | Technology
Evan F. Moore

I'd love to know why someone would get so worked up about someone they don't even know choice to dump a bucket of ice water on their head?

Man Who Made ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Go Viral Welcomes Newborn Baby

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.02.2014 | Good News

Pete Frates -- a former college athlete with ALS -- is the man credited with making the ice bucket challenge go viral. Now, Frates has something else ...

Renewed Hope, Renewed Urgency for ALS Organizations

Stephen Finger | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Stephen Finger

I understand that many funded clinical trials will fail. I understand that there will be research projects that lead to dead-ends. I am okay with mistakes or failures, but not with complacency or business as usual.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Hits North Korea

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pra...

ALS Association Withdraws Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Applications Amid Backlash

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact

The ALS Association has withdrawn applications to trademark the terms "ice bucket challenge" and "ALS ice bucket challenge," after steps taken to clai...

ALS: From the #IceBucketChallenge to Cures?

Robert N. Klein | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert N. Klein

The latest research using stem cell therapy has emerged as one potential new treatment to help patients regain muscle movements and slow the progression of the disease.

Even Some Humanitarian Hounds Are Getting In On The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.30.2014 | Good News

The ALS ice bucket challenge has taken the world by storm as people have dumped buckets of ice over their heads for an important cause. (To date it ha...

Hashtags Matter -- Here's Why

Avi Sholkoff | Posted 08.29.2014 | Teen
Avi Sholkoff

Imagine if Twitter was around during the Civil Rights Era. Think about the greatness of hashtags such as #ihavedream or #selmatomontgomery Hashtags don't sound too unnecessary anymore, do they?

Jon Snow Teams Up With The Lannisters For The 'GoT' Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

It's a song of fire and ice buckets. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has finally made it all the way to Westeros as more and more of the "Game of Thro...

ALS Strikes Out Justin Bieber (in Search Volume): Measuring #IceBucketChallenge Awareness

George Weiner | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
George Weiner

It is a rare moment when our collective attention turns toward causes as worthy as ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge has become an example of the increased awareness and fundraising that can result from the combination of creativity, social media, and a compelling cause.

More Ways To Challenge Friends And Support A Cause Without Pouring Ice Water On Yourself

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact

The ice bucket challenge fundraiser for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, has already been a massive success despite some controversies. It's r...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - The 5 Keys to Its Huge Viral Results

Steve Sipress | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Steve Sipress

While it may seem as if "everyone" has already done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (or has been challenge to do it, and declined to join the fun), the viral sensation is still charging full-steam ahead, and may even be just getting started.

Lifting the Veil of the Ice Bucket Challenge

Harshada Rajani | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Harshada Rajani

I don't mean to be a buzzkill, but I want everyone to remember that there is a terrifying, heartbreaking illness behind this passing, seemingly frivolous fad. I want people to know that learning about this scary disease is arguably as important as donating.

This Rapper Just Won The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Just when you thought all variations on the Ice Bucket Challenge had been exhausted, rapper B-Real from Cypress Hill shows up with a bucket of marijua...

How The ALS Association Should Spend Donations From the #IceBucketChallenge

Steve Delfin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Steve Delfin

The ALS Association has been given a gift; the $79.7 million they have raised through this social media extravaganza is "unrestricted funds," which means they can use those funds however they wish