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How a Dating Buddy Can Transform Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Clients who ask for -- and listen to -- the advice of wise, loving friends have more successful lives. Dating may be a lonely journey, but you don't have to take it alone. Having a dating buddy will definitely make it more fun.

Giving During a Crisis - 10 Ideas to Consider Before You Donate

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

The need for philanthropic support to confront Ebola in Africa remains acute. So, what can philanthropists do?

Get The Hammer Out of Daddy's Hands

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

I can't imagine the mayhem in our lives if those mega-hardware stores like Lowe's and Home Depot had been around. He could have just gotten into all sorts of trouble. Heaven help us.

How Could an ER Miss Ebola? Let Me Explain.

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

The medical pundits are wagging fingers and lecturing everyone about how best to manage this crisis. (Lecturing, that is, from the relative calm and safety of television studios, rather than the in the mind-numbing chaos of the ER.)

Are Kashmir's Floods India's Katrina Moment?

Yousra Y. Fazili | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
Yousra Y. Fazili

The world is watching to see if Modi can rise to the occasion and show that he is capable of rising above the sectarianism that plagues Indian politics to lead Kashmir into the bosom of a potentially kinder mother India.

With Fighting, There Will Be Too Much Famine

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

"If peace comes, we will go home," she says, wiping sweat from her brow. "We will rebuild our tukuls [homes] and send our children to school. If [peace does not come] we will stay here, because we have nowhere to go."

I'm a Domestic Disaster: Does That Make Me a Bad Woman?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

I think I'm a pretty fun girl to have around. Yet on some level, despite my progressive ideals, I've always feared that my domestic inadequacies will prevent any man from wanting a real future with me -- when there are, presumably, Martha Stewart minions just waiting in the wings.

Countdown: Deadliest Chemical Accidents Since 2009

Diana Ruiz | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Diana Ruiz

It's been a year since Obama signed an executive order directing federal agencies to modernize chemical plant safety and security policies. Since then federal agencies tasked with developing new requirements for all chemical facilities in the United States have moved painfully slow.

Where Is the Respect?

David Kessler | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
David Kessler

We honor loss by individualizing it. That's what we need to do for each of the 298 souls lost. These events are reminders of how important peace is to us. These bodies remind us of the importance of life.

Making the world kinder, one "digital hug" at a time

Laura Howe | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Laura Howe

While we train digital volunteers, ultimately what we do isn't very complex. We help people feel more connected when something scary is happening. We offer some basic human kindness.

Volunteers Across The World CAN Save You During A Disaster. Here's How.

Jana Sweeny | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Jana Sweeny

As Ebola began its march through West Africa earlier this year, health officials didn't have many tools at their disposal to fight it. But it didn't take long for us to realize something extraordinary: one of the best defenses for a disease with no known treatment may actually be technology.

From the Philippines, With Love

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

What better day than Valentine's Day to celebrate the dedication, perseverance and, of course, love between the communities, families and children in the parts of the country that were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan?

Never Miss a Deadline

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Leslie Firtell, founder and CEO of Tower Legal Solutions, was forced to test her pet project, disaster preparedness, when Sandy hit New York. With a c...

The Only 3 Things Atlanta Mayor and Georgia Gov. Should Have Said, And 5 Things They Should Have Done

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

Everything that the nearly 6 million Atlantans experienced this week was both predictable and avoidable. That is what makes the C.Y.A., excuse-filled press conferences by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal both infuriating and insulting.

Dr. Cary's Academy Award Nominations for Best Health Movie

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

You have not heard about these nominations, because the Academy really doesn't have a category of Best Health-Themed Movie of the Year. But as a physician, I know that what everyone sees on the big screen causes us to think about our personal lives and experiences and informs many of our conversations.

Drought Leads To Disaster Declarations In 11 States

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials have designated portions of 11 drought-ridden western and central states as primary natural disaster areas, highl...

How To Survive Restaurant Disasters

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.18.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

We've rounded up 10 potential restaurant disasters and explain how to deal with them like a pro.

Amid the Ruins of Haiyan, a Kitten Connects Us

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

By Jennifer Hardy Not long after I arrived in Palo on the eastern coast of the Philippine island of Leyte - a city that lay in ruins - I heard a s...

5 Thanksgiving Disasters And How To Fix Them

Food52 | Posted 11.21.2013 | Taste
Food52

Even the most seasoned of home cooks is susceptible to a kitchen disaster, especially on such a high-stress occasion as Thanksgiving.

How Sandy Clean-Up Brought Day Laborers Out of the Shadows

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

When Sandy hit last October, the Northeast shoreline seemed to freeze: people were stranded in flooded homes, businesses shuttered, downtown Manhattan...

Millions of Seeds Saved for Humanity

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

Should a natural disaster strike, or should human error launch a cataclysmic event (on purpose or not), the vault would act as a safe-deposit box containing the seeds no longer available in traditional seed banks.

Protecting Kids Before the Next Sandy Strikes

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Hurricane Sandy's heartbreak is far from over. That's particularly true for parents. I'm talking about parents witnessing the ongoing impact of the devastating storm and its stressful aftermath on their children.

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 12.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

It turned out that we found a much bigger house, with more light, a beautiful backyard, in a great location -- for less money than we had been paying. The need to move, which initially had seemed like such terrible news, turned into a very positive thing for us.

Time to Help

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 11.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

Mexicans are known for acting with great solidarity in the face of such tragedies, which often bring out the best of us in helping others.

It's Up to Us to Be Ready When Disasters Strike

Wendy Spencer | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Storms highlight the importance of emergency preparedness and the responsibility we all have to be ready when disasters happen. We want everyone to make preparedness a priority this month. Here are some steps you can take now to get ready to help.