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Petitioners Demand Sony Release 'The Interview,' Stand Up To Terrorist Threats

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

Want to see "The Interview"? So do a lot of other would-be moviegoers, dissatisfied with Sony Pictures' decision this week to scrap the controversial ...

Five Ways Tech Companies Can Be More Family Friendly

Kelli Newman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Kelli Newman

In honor of National Work and Family Month, the following are five suggestions for how tech companies can be more inclusive of workers with family obligations and, in the process, do a better job recruiting and retaining talented women.

Company Challenges Others To Offer Generous Parental Leave Policies

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents

On Monday, social change platform Change.org announced a parental leave policy for its employees that will offer all parents -- dads, moms, biological...

American Business Should Take The Lead On Paid Parental Leave

David Hanrahan | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
David Hanrahan

The state of parental leave in the U.S. sucks. The U.S. is one of only three countries (the other two are Oman and Papua New Guinea) to not mandate some level of paid parental leave at the federal level.

The Call to Put Briggs's Beautiful Face on the Cover of TIME Magazine

Paul Sanderson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

In the early 1940s, the strongest proponent of radiation in the U.S. was on the cover of TIME. By the end of the decade, a doctor who would be one of the foremost proponents of chemotherapy was on the cover.

Policy Paradox: Why Change.org Isn't Supporting a Cancer Petition Signed by 25 Stars and 6 Doctors

Paul Sanderson | Posted 11.07.2014 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

My petition in my wife Briggs's memory on Change.org, the Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All, has been generously signed by 25 stars of film, media, and tennis.

10 Internet Petitions That Helped The Little Guy Beat The System

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact

Shopping for presents, finding a great restaurant, binge-watching TV shows -- in many ways, the Internet has made life simpler with just a few clicks....

A Perfect Memory of Briggs in London: Her Bicycle Ballet on the Mall

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.11.2014 | Books
Paul Sanderson

In the book I wrote in my wife Briggs's memory, Briggs:, Love, Cancer, and the Medical Profession, I wrote about the last time I remembered her comp...

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

Stopping 'Weapons of Mass Perfection': A Dad Heads to Capitol Hill

KnowMore TV | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

By using "weapons of mass perfection" in advertising, Matlins believes the mental health of children is at risk.

Why I'm Petitioning My Favorite Company

Liz Jackson | Posted 07.27.2014 | Style
Liz Jackson

It's been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But J. Crew, I want to change you. I love you most, so it's only you I'm asking. I ...

What's Next in Social Networking? Meaningful Simplicity

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 07.27.2014 | Technology
Melissa Jun Rowley

As niche social networking services are becoming more prevalent and more focused, a window of opportunity is wide open for studying and understanding social physics.

Talking to My 10-Year-Old About the Kidnapping of Nigerian School Girls: #BringBackOurGirls

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

I had avoided the conversation, but I knew that I needed to say something. I wanted our fifth grader to know about the 270+ schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria, as it was so prominent in my thoughts for over a week, but I also didn't want to plant the fear of going to school into her head.

One Place You Won't Find the Confidence Gap

Jennifer Dulski | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Dulski

I have been around confident, amazing women my whole life -- from school, to work, to the mothers of my children's friends, there are confident women all around me. And I, myself, have had a successful career. With that said, when I think deeply about it, I do see examples fairly frequently that can fall under the theme of the confidence gap.

WATCH: Incredible News For Bullied Trans Teen Facing Criminal Charges

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

A bullied transgender teen who was facing misdemeanor battery charges in Contra Costa County Superior Court has entered into an agreement that could a...

Three Companies Get it Right

Richard Robbins | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Richard Robbins

Their forward-looking leaders recognized that, in fact, the biggest risk you can take is not taking risks.

Behind the Scenes at Tech Companies: Employees Teach Each Other How to Code

Angie Chang | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology
Angie Chang

Successful, thriving company culture becomes evident in its employees. Specifically, employees will be empowered to find ways to give back and empower others -- and there's no better place to start than with your co-workers.

Chicken From China? Why You Should Be Worried

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

Here's why we're so concerned.  China has an unusually troubling record when it comes to food safety, as reported on by numerous media outlets.

Why 2014 Will See a Surge in Social Change

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

While groundbreaking inventions may not have been at the fore of the commercial tech sector this year, new movements and trends in the social change realm (some related to tech, some not) have definitely been beneficial to humanity.

Ryan Grim

Change.org Promotes Petition Defending 'Duck Dynasty' Star

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Change.org has been promoting a petition that defends one of the lead figures in the reality TV show "Duck Dynasty." The social change c...

WATCH: Child Cancer Patient Petitions For Treatment

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Last Thanksgiving, 12-year-old McKenzie Lowe was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Her family is petitioning New Hampshire's governor to allow...

Jillian Berman

Nearly 200,000 People Ask Retailers To 'Save Thanksgiving'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business

For Patricia Stumpff, planning Thanksgiving dinner has been a nightmare in recent years. Last year, she had her family meal the Sunday before the holi...

Ill Will for Goodwill

Jeff Norman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jeff Norman

Generally, nobody seems to think anything is wrong with doing volunteer work for a nonprofit. Would it satisfy critics, then, if Goodwill were to pay nothing rather than a small stipend?

Jason Cherkis

Texas Woman Wins Big Victory In Quest For Cancer Drug

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Andrea Sloan, 45, had been down to one good lung. Fluid had started to build up in the other, the right one, and it had to be drained on...

21,000 People Sign Petition Against Roxy 'Surf' Video

Posted 07.28.2014 | Women

With over 21,000 petition signatures in hand, three-time world longboarding champion Cori Schumacher probably felt pretty optimistic and empowered whe...