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Bolder Action Is Needed to Keep Young People From Smoking

Edward J. Benz, Jr. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Edward J. Benz, Jr.

While we are waiting for the FDA to act, states should immediately raise the legal age for buying tobacco to 21. Cities and towns should ban the sale of tobacco altogether.

CEO Promises To Donate $5,000 For Each Employee Who Shaves Their Head. A Lot Of People Do It

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 03.06.2014 | Good News

It all started with a dare. Rob Hale, CEO of Granite Telecommunications, told one of his employees that if he shaved his beard, the company would g...

No Foot Too Small That It Can't Make an Imprint on This World

Aileen Roberts Routh | Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents
Aileen Roberts Routh

From The Today Show, to the Apollo Theatre, telethons and fundraisers -- Avalanna never found a microphone she did not fall in love with. One of her greatest adventures was meeting Justin Bieber. In typical Avalanna fashion, she was completely unfazed by Justin's fame.

7 Ways To Help A Family Facing Cancer -- And 3 Things NOT To Do

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

We worry about scaring our children, and cancer can be scary. But by involving your children in helping, not only do you teach them compassion, you give them an important perspective.

Complain to Me, Please!

Jane Roper | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Roper

Perspective is important. We should all keep in mind that our problems could be worse, and that all suffering is relative. This can help us feel less overwhelmed by our own challenges, more grateful for our many blessings, and more compelled to empathize with and help others.

A New Year's Resolution -- 'Work Harder, Do More'

Jay Scott | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

2012 was a transformative year in my life for several reasons, both personal and professional, and one that I feel had the potential to change the trajectory of where research against childhood cancer is headed.

The Procedure That Has Men Worried (STUDY)

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.10.2013 | Fifty

Contrary to the reassuring catchphrase "size doesn't matter," penis size does matter to a lot of women -- and to a whole lot of men too. And that's wh...

Woman Who Battled Brain Injury, Breast Cancer, PTSD Races For Cure

Tewksbury Patch | Christine Berry MacKenzie | Posted 04.18.2012 | Impact

Gina Utegg has battled traumatic brain injury, PTSD and breast cancer. Next up is the Pan Mass Challenge....

Could Newly Identified Hormone Become 'Exercise Pill?'

| Posted 03.13.2012 | Science

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article) Hormones aren’t just for sex—they help control everything from the times when we fee...

What Does Makeup Mean To You?

Posted 12.14.2011 | Women

For some women, wearing lipstick is integral to feeling feminine, which may explain why the average woman eats seven pounds of lipstick in a lifetime....

Simon McCormack

Billy Starr Helped Start $3 Billion-A-Year Charity Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Simon McCormack | Posted 10.05.2011 | Impact

Billy Starr lost his mother, uncle and cousin to cancer. He wanted to do something to honor his lost loved ones, so Starr founded the Pan-Massachus...

Once Again, Race Matters-But How?

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

The key to the peaceful death most of us want, surrounded at home by loved ones and free from tubes and machines, is a frank talk with one's doctor. S...