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National Service Now

John Bridgeland | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

President Obama should feature national service in his 2015 State of the Union Address, requesting in his final two budgets sufficient funding to put AmeriCorps back on the trajectory a bipartisan Congress authorized.

We're Still Getting This Body Love Thing All Wrong

Amanda Trusty | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Amanda Trusty

Body love is driving to work in the morning and not judging the different-sized women that run past us on the sidewalk. It's going shopping and not eyeing up the woman next to us trying on clothes that we decide are too tight on her.

This Denim Jacket Is TERRIBLE ... And It Could Be Yours!

HuffPost Live | John Stephens | Posted 07.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

In 2012 a record number of Americans applied to serve their country, but 500,000 applicants to AmeriCorps were turned away because funding for the Ser...

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Dina Khayal | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Dina Khayal

The Koala pictured in this image wandered back to his home in New South Wales, Australia last week only to find nothing, except log chippings from the remaining's of the logging operations.

Perspective Can Change Your Reality

Priscilla Carolyn | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Priscilla Carolyn

If one man's trash can be another man's gold, why give away your gold? I see so many gardeners spend tons of money on soil and fertilizer while they toss their food scraps in the garbage. If only they knew they were throwing out the very ingredients to make rich soil and amazing fertilizer!

Towson Students Rally Against White Student Union

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.03.2013 | College

A week after a student group calling itself the White Student Union announced plans to begin nighttime patrols of Towson University campus in Maryland...

Change Your Life

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

Life is too short to spend your time being unhappy and adding to a long list of regrets. Put fear aside, really evaluate what you want out of life and how best to get it, and then go for it! You only get one go around, so why are you still at the starting gate?

One Billion Raped, One Billion Rising

Kiri Westby | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Kiri Westby

This V-DAY, February 14th, ONE BILLION OF US will rise up in towns and cities around the world. People like you and me, coming together to show their support for a different kind of world.

2013: Ground Zero for Fracking

Wade Norris | Posted 03.05.2013 | Denver
Wade Norris

This November, against all odds, the town of Longmont, Colorado, passed the first Fracking ban in CO. In support of the citizens of Longmont and to inform and encourage other communities in Colorado, Be the Change held a rally and performance event.

The American Dream -- Then and Now

Kevin Jennings | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Kevin Jennings

Stories like mine are becoming more and more unusual in America in 2012. Sixty five percent of Americans who are born into the lowest income quintile (like I was) spend their entire lives in one of the two lowest income quintiles.

Can You Imagine?

Amy Chan | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

Imagine your life if you were to change some of the patterns that hold you back. Imagine if you made better decisions instead of repeating the same negative habits.

7 Women And Men Who Are 'Being The Change'

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Seven of the dynamic and luminous women and men from our book are included here: Nobel Laureates, scientists, activists and spiritual leaders in all walks of life.

What's Your Courageous Conversation? Why It Needs To Be Heard

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 08.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Where would you like to express more courage? What conversation does your heart long to initiate if you were a master at courageous conversation?

Change Yourself, Change the World

Birju Pandya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Birju Pandya

What if real change came not from attacking a global problem directly, but by focusing first on changing ourselves internally?

Changing Charity to a Charity That Changes You

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lee Schneider

I'm trying to approach this whole charity thing differently -- simply by not thinking of it as charity.

Contemplating Death While Creating Life

Kiri Westby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kiri Westby

How do we balance our parental instinct to protect and nurture with the tendency to become overprotective, fear-based parents who raise fearful, reticent children?

Inner Life; A Social Responsibility

Megan McFeely | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Megan McFeely

Just by living in a more conscious way, I contribute to the whole, my relationships and my community.

How Haiti, Scott Brown and the Underwear Bomber Can Move Us to Action Rather Than Gloom

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Brown's victory is not the end of civilization as we know it but it should inspire all Americans to take a careful look at what they've done in rejecting Hope for No.

What Palin, Shatner, And Miss Jasmine Have To Teach Us This Season

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

New Forms, Old Process. Despite the news avalanche surrounding Tiger Woods, he's not the only one standing on shaky ground. It is, however, the unexpected places that lead us to the real.

Can Yoga Save the World?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

The 100 stories woven together in the book describe how people from all walks of life have used the profound benefits of meditation to improve their health and well being.

Sleep And Pregnancy: 5 Tips To Manage Your Changing Needs

Kiri Westby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kiri Westby

I'd sleep on planes and on airport benches, in the back of taxis and rickshaws and twice I've slept like a baby at Mt. Everest Base Camp, regardless of the 17,000 ft. altitude.

What Do Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Dr. Dean Ornish And Actor Ed Begley Jr. Have In Common?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

What is it that stops us from being the best we can be, from giving unreservedly, from caring for others more than ourselves?

What Jesus And The Dalai Lama Would Say To Tiger Woods And Mike Huckabee

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

The question is what result does criticizing leave in its wake? Since criticizing, complaining, and gossiping are anything but solution-oriented, they bring destruction, not solution.

BE THE CHANGE: 7 Women Who Are Transforming The World From The Inside Out

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Change has to start within ourselves; we cannot expect the world to change if we do not.

The Magic Of Winter Solstice: Celebrating A Different Holiday

Kiri Westby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kiri Westby

Though our extended family would send Christmas gifts and I knew about Santa and his reindeer, the real magic for me came during the Winter Solstice.