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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.

The Disease Of American Democracy

Robert Reich | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

No wonder Americans feel powerless. No surprise we're sick of politics, and many of us aren't even voting. But if we give up on politics, we're done for. Powerlessness is a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Connecting Through the Ice Bucket Challenge

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Karen Ann Kennedy

I think everyone wants to feel connected and feel like they are part of something. I think we all want to "belong," and participating in the ice bucket challenge was a way for me to connect with others and be part of the collective.

Ferguson Families Look for Their Voice Amid Protest Frenzy

Dave Gershgorn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Dave Gershgorn

As the roar of protests echoes down W. Florissant Ave., one group struggles to make its voice heard from churches and outside police lines -- families of Ferguson.

The Struggle to Belong

Tim McDonald | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

Our society allows us to talk about depression openly when a celebrity or well-known person's struggle with it is revealed. That same society does not create a welcoming environment for an average person to talk about depression.

10 Principles of Effective and Authentic Leadership

Anush Kostanyan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Anush Kostanyan

There is a great amount of definitions and theories about effective leadership. Each leader chooses their unique formula of success, but still there are keys to authentic leadership that can't be ignored. Here are 10 important principles each leader should know.

Lessons Learned from the Atheist Alliance of America Convention

Andreea Nica | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion
Andreea Nica

While I don't entirely consider myself an atheist, I was thoroughly impressed with the caliber of speakers and activists in the atheist community. I realized how important the atheist movement is to challenging systematic ideologies in the political, social, economic and religious realm.

A Resident-Led Approach to Realizing American Opportunity

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

These ten groups didn't wait for policy-makers, service agencies, or philanthropy to create an institution or program to help them. Instead, they rallied together to pool their own resources, talent, and ideas to address issues that were most important to the families in their communities.

Welcome to Fergustan

Mike Bonifer | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

When war comes home, we see pandemonium where deliberation might have saved innocent lives. Heightening the alarm in an already-alarming scene reduces the chances of a peaceful resolution.

6 Qualities of Great Online Communities [INFOGRAPHIC]

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

Online communities are growing in popularity as companies increasingly rely on them for social customer support and service, marketing, sales, and p...

Who Wants to Be Good for Nothing?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

With success being often defined as "making it," through the acquisition of money, recognition and power, it has been difficult for me to fit the journey of my migrating interests into this definition.

Needing to Belong and the Joy of Being Different

Ayelet Baron | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Imagine, who you could be if you let down the walls. I know too many people who believe they are stuck and cannot leave their prisons. The biggest prisons we have today are not institutions... they are ourselves.

A Letter to the People of Ferguson, Missouri

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jamelle Sanders

Ferguson, you are not alone. This is not just an African American issue. It's time for this to become a world issue.

Gay Men and the Difference Between Community and Community

Josh Hersh | Posted 08.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Hersh

Meaningful, rich Community is something we do and create more than who we are. Community is active, whereas community is often passive. Small "c" community describes, whereas Community is an intentional act of creation.

Looking Behind the Common Sense Elements of City Life

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

Last month, in Moustiers Sainte Marie, France, I watched several shopkeepers return a lost young bird to a part of town closer to its natural habitat. This small drama was a play of few acts, but reflected a pattern of human conduct embedded in urban life.

Saint Steve Jobs?

Richard Koch | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

How do we transform our lives? Finding most of the self-help literature opaque on this point, I thought of studying the greatest example of personal...

Can We Live Our Lives In The Spirit of Sportsmanship?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Olayiwola A. Alara

When Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh were trying to win any championship, they were not debating who was better but understood how their individual roles has a huge impact significantly.

Joel McHale Tried Really Hard To Get NBC To Promote 'Community'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After a five-season run filled with annual uncertainty about its fate, the axe finally came down on "Community" when NBC canceled the show earlier th...