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Being Present

Alissa Stern | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Alissa Stern

In some cultures, wearing local dress and participating in local ceremonies is not appreciated. And even in Bali, there are some ceremonies that are off-limits to outsiders. But in many Balinese communities, as in many communities elsewhere, the opposite is true.

Never Too Young to Give Back

Brad Jamison | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Having watched my older sister raise her kids, who are 11 and 13, to be service-minded, I know what a great tool service can be in teaching kids about the world and their role in it.

An Easy 10-Step Guide to Organising an Instameet

Gareth Pon | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology
Gareth Pon

Instagram has just announced their official Tenth World Wide Instameet on their blog. This announcement encourages Instagrammers all over the world to...

Missing the Paraguayan Sky

Kate Solomon | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Solomon

There has never been a more beautiful sky than when I was in the Peace Corps in Paraguay, South America. For two years, I lived in an extremely rural ...

The Option of Sensing the City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.12.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

Sensing the city is a personal experience owned by each of us. From a legal perspective, it is an urban property right that transcends public and private domains. It is a form of place-decoding that deserves more illustration and attention.

There Is No Greater Truth Than Love

Scott Stabile | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

Love is not a choice. It exists, everywhere and in each of us. We all know it well. To act from love, however, is a choice. To make love a priority, no matter what, is a choice. To commit oneself to being a messenger of love is a choice. The single best choice anyone of us can make.

Clean Machine

William McDonough | Posted 09.10.2014 | Chicago
William McDonough

Factory. Hold that word in mind for a moment and it is likely to evoke images of a gritty industrial landscape: smokestacks and foul air, railroad freight yards, steaming mills and roaring machinery -- places no family would want in their neighborhood.

The Difference Between Tolerance and Acceptance

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Often, I see the words "acceptance" and "tolerance" being used interchangeably. The LGBT community often talks of building a tolerant society, but it is by no means enough.

It's Time to Raise the Age, New York: There Are Better Alternatives for Teens

Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | New York
Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D.

We need to constantly remind ourselves that these are not "bad" kids, but many of them are kids to whom bad things have happened. With help, these fragile teens can and will succeed -- but not by locking them up with adults.

How to Place-Decode the Elements of Urbanism

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.04.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

According to the New York Times' Roger Cohen, France is struggling with changing times, including how perception of classic physical space is evolving as the role of cyberspace expands.

Promoting Engaged Scholarship and Community-Oriented Media for Social Good

Srivi Ramasubramanian | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Srivi Ramasubramanian

A year-long academic sabbatical this past year offered me and my family the opportunity to visit multiple countries, interact with new people, and engage with numerous cultures.

To The Lonely Freshman: Your Isolation Is Not Permanent

Matt Camarda | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Matt Camarda

Your isolation may feel permanent; it may become hard to imagine a future in which you've found your place. It may feel like cold comfort to hear that adjusting takes time, but it's the truth. I've been there.

I Challenge You! The Good Citizen Challenge

Brad Jamison | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Next time you volunteer, donate money or simply conduct a random act of kindness, take to social media and share it using #GoodCitizen. Don't do this to brag about what a good citizen you are, but to inspire others to do something.

My Story of Depression, Culture and Community

Giovannah Philippeaux | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Giovannah Philippeaux

My family did the best they could, but like in many Caribbean and African-American families, the symptoms and afflictions of depression were never addressed. At best, you get prayed over or, in my case, you get offered the option of an exorcism.

Place Matters!

Edward Summers | Posted 08.29.2014 | College
Edward Summers

'Location, location, location' may be considered the realtor's mantra, yet colleges and universities also know it well. Some institutions are situated in rural parts of the country, others in small and mid sized urban centers that have seen tremendous decline and disinvestment.

These Are the Neighbors Everyone Wants

Hometalk | Posted 08.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Bad neighbors are a nightmare! In fact, they're such a nightmare, that neighbors often get a bad rap. But there are definitely good neighbors out there, and if you're lucky, you could end up with the very best kind of neighbor there is -- a DIYer.

Guarding the Next Generation

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If we truly are going to guard the next generation, we must engage communities to raise the bar on human health -- with a clear and specific focus on preventing cancer. If our children are going to have a healthier future, then cancer must not be an expected stage of life.

Seeing the Humanity of "The Other"

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

We see and hear stories about the first days of school, school shopping, the buying of books, and the concern, hope, and joy, for those in preschool, kindergarten, middle school, high school, and college

3 Tips for Inspiring Your Kids to Volunteer

Brad Jamison | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Giving back to your community is a gift that gives right back, and habits and viewpoints instilled at a young age are much more likely to stick with a person than those developed later in life.

White Buffalo Day: Unity in a World Divided

Jacob Devaney | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

"The squeaky wheel gets the grease" is a good way to convey why we see so much war and division in our news yet hear so little about the many quiet miracles of peace and unity that are happening all over the world.

Ferguson and Painful Truths

Lynette Mae | Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Lynette Mae

Police officers are not all good or bad. We are products of our environment, just like the citizens we serve. Are some cops racist? Undoubtedly. But so are those who decide that just because the officer was white, he's a murderer, and we have to have the courage to acknowledge both opposing beliefs.

Here's Your New Favorite Netflix Show To Binge

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.22.2014 | Entertainment

Signing out of Netflix just got even harder. Netflix's new original series, "BoJack Horseman," is the animated story of a failed '90s sitcom star, ...

iPhone App Connects People With Cerebral Palsy

Nicole Luongo | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Nicole Luongo

Frantz Alexis has cerebral palsy. At times, he found it difficult to find other people with CP with whom to connect and share common experiences. The ...

Timeless or Time-Bound in the City?

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.28.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

A uniform filter applied to multiple urban scenes can easily warp time and location, and obscure -- yet somehow enhance -- the reality of place.

Swimming With the Old Goats

Diane Walton | Posted 08.20.2014 | San Francisco
Diane Walton

On Sunday I got to swim with our lovingly-deemed Old Goats, a cabal of longtime members, holders of wisdom and, of course, swimmers of some renown, as part of the A Team in the Walt Schneebeli Over 60 Swim at San Francisco's Aquatic Park.