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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...

I Miss The Village

Bunmi Laditan | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Bunmi Laditan

I miss that village of mothers that I've never had. The one we traded for homes that, despite being a stone's throw, feel miles apart from each other.

Why Facebook Is The Ideal Over-50 Community

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 09.20.2014 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

On Facebook, we trot out our best selves (and selfies) and comment on friends' posts with all the enthusiasm of a kindergarten teacher whose class has finally lined up quietly for the first time.

An Emergent Approach to School-Community-Family Partnerships

Martin J. Blank | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

The recent article on Strategic Philanthropy for A Complex World explored the idea of an "emergent approach to philanthropy." It evoked several thoug...

Becoming a Creative and Cultural Entrepreneur

John M. Eger | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

The emergence of creative enterprises is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. According to a 2013 United Nations Report on The Creative ...

Being a Woman Is a Privilege

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.20.2014 | Women
Miriam Ava

We create worlds. We inspire communities. We ignite transformations. And yet and because of this, the divine feminine has been repressed for mill...

The Reasons We Grieve On Social Media

Lexi Herrick | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology
Lexi Herrick

What role does social media play in the grieving process? By studying trends, some researchers have been able to understand the motives and psychological focal point for this kind of activity.

The Kind of Health Care Access Americans Truly Need

Alice Masciarelli | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Alice Masciarelli

Having insurance without a nuanced, hands-on approach does not lead to better access to health care. Simply having insurance doesn't mean you get the right treatment and many patients with insurance have such high deductibles that they avoid seeking health care.

Yahoo! Rescuing Another Cancelled Comedy Show?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment

It looks like Yahoo! is in the business of working TV miracles. Having announced plans to host the sixth season of "Community" after NBC pulled th...

This Is Why 'Community' Was Canceled

insidetv.ew.com | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment

It was the ratings, of course. But NBC’s top entertainment executives went on record to give a little more insight into their decision-making proces...

Sasha Bronner

Drinking In The Morning With Joel McHale

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment

Joel McHale -- known best as the star of “Community” and host of “The Soup” on E! -- is sitting next to me at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverl...

LeBron James, Place and the Search for Sustainable Communities

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.13.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

LeBron James is not rejecting the glitz and glamour that we shower on the world's greatest basketball player, but he is allowing another value to enter into the mix, something bigger than cash, championships, and fame: the value of community.

Determination Defined: The Carmen Rodriguez Story

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

The lesson to learn from the "Carmen Rodriguez Story" is that through hard work and dedication you can achieve your personal goals. Though life may hand you obstacles, you can turn them into opportunities.

The Future of the American Mood: Hispanic Millennials in Border States

Marian Salzman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Marian Salzman

California and Texas, as well as Arizona and New Mexico, aren't just on the geographical border of the United States and Mexico. They're also a frontier between the America that we were and the America we're rapidly becoming.

LGBT Month Celebrated in Federal Prison: A Validation for Lives Dismissed

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Zoukis

Prison is an odd place to be celebrating LGBT issues. To us non-LGBT prisoners, it can feel as if this celebration causes more problems than it solves. But if we look within ourselves and focus on the real issue then I think that we can come to the agreement that celebrating LGBT month in prison really wasn't a bad idea at all.

How to Choose a Worthwhile Organization

Brad Jamison | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

It's hard to accept the fact that an organization to which you choose to dedicate your time and service may not be the worthwhile organization you originally thought it to be.

How Do We Grow Hope? A Simple Recipe...

Gary Heine | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Gary Heine

I remember my feelings of despair. Twelve years ago. Wondering what I could possibly do to help change the world; so much was going wrong. How could...

Housing Unit Gives Low-Income Seniors Reduced Rent For Volunteering With Foster Kids

Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact

Bridge Meadows multigenerational housing development is a real win-win for its residents. The Portland, Oregon housing complex is home to foster c...

Life: Just a Game of Monopoly Taken Way Too Seriously

Danielle Posa | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We, humans, are the source for creating something new. We are the source for creating new systems, organizations, governments and a world that actually works for all people. And a world that can be so much more thrilling, unpredictable and abundant. We can make it all up... again.