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Hurricane Season and Insurance Coverage: Questions & Answers

Bonnie Schneider | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money
Bonnie Schneider

Tropical weather is heating up! Now that we are in the thick of hurricane season, you may be wondering about disaster insurance: if the worst happens, am I covered?

Disaster or Opportunity? You Choose

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Looking back at such experiences we often realize they weren't nearly as bad as they seemed. In fact, sometimes they even turned out to have a lot of benefits, yet at the time they seemed like disasters.

I Went on a Date, and Everything Went Wrong: A True Story

Max Fox | Posted 08.22.2012 | Comedy
Max Fox

I threw up blood in a movie theatre then ended up sleeping on the roof of my house after leaving the ER, and that was the end of the worst date I've ever been on.

Chaos and Cholera: Haiti's Message to the Tea Party (and the Rest of Us)

Mark Schuller | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Mark Schuller

This Tuesday, April 10, Rick Santorum, who had given Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney a serious run for his money, bowed out of the race, leaving th...

WATCH: Titanic Jamboree's Missing Story - Bruce Ismay Not the Villain?

David Tereshchuk | Posted 06.11.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Chairman of the White Star Line Ismay notoriously managed to escape into a lifeboat along with women and children. But was this simply an example of brutish, unmanly selfishness? Or was there some other explanation for his survival?

The Titanic 100 Years On: Technology, Infallibility, and Mindfulness

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

The wonders of technology do not give us a pass on being present in this moment, and to use as much wisdom as we can muster to move forward in life by doing as little harm as possible.

The Titanic Launched Our Fascination With Disasters

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home

-- Epic disasters – the anguished cries, the stories of heroism – are the central narratives of our age, both enthralling and horrifying....

Natural Disasters and Their After-Effects on Poverty

Amy Guerrieri | Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact
Amy Guerrieri

What remains of the homes and the lives that were destroyed?


Gideon Resnick | Posted 05.19.2012 | Arts
Gideon Resnick

Silently creeping deviance, She swam to the shore, cigarette ablaze With the light of the moonlit glow That glazed her eyes red revenge, Sopping seas...

Social Media Reunites Tornado Survivors With Their Pets

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.08.2012 | Good News

In the wake of the devastating spate of storms that swept through the South and Midwest last week, many beloved pets are missing. Once an animal i...

Why Rituals Matter After Disaster

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

Emotional and spiritual care is just about celebration as much is it is about mourning loss and change.

The Power of Compassion

Deborah Calla | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

The human experience is based on exchange and connectedness. We do need each other to experience and to share.

The Future of Foreign Aid Money

Tom Murphy | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Reuters is stepping up to provide more comprehensive coverage of humanitarian aid. Recently, they launched the 'Future of Aid' section that is filled ...

Will Wrecked Cruise Ship Ever Sail Again?

Posted 01.18.2012 | Science

By: Life's Little Mysteries Staff Published: 01/17/2012 04:49 PM EST on Lifes Little Mysteries Divers are searching for survivors of...

Snow Use Being Unhappy

Nick Abbot | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

You might think that the government spending two million pounds of the public's money on finding out whether we are happy would make us all sad but you would be wrong.

How Panic Doomed Air France Flight 447

Jeff Wise | Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel
Jeff Wise

How, in the age of satellite navigation and instantaneous global communication, could a state-of-the art airliner simply vanish?

Behind the Scenes at Disaster Planning & Response Art Rescue

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

DPR Art Rescue handles art emergencies. They can evacuate and care for artwork in the event of a fire, flood or any natural emergency. Now that's an organization that supports artists!

No Federal Help For Virginia Town After 3 Disasters

AP | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

LOUISA, Va. -- Residents of this rural community just outside Richmond know they may be lucky, seeing as how no one died in the earthquake, hurricane ...

Long-Term Rebuilding in the Aftermath of Disasters

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

As we focus on the global need for adequate shelter on this World Habitat Day, we implore business, government, policy, civic and relief organization leaders to work together to institute practices that support adequate housing in all areas of the world.

Are Extreme Events Roadblocks to Growth?

Erwann Michel-Kerjan | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Erwann Michel-Kerjan

The past 18 months have illustrated our fragility to large-scale natural disasters at both extremes of the economic spectrum.

Images and Video of Texas Wildfire Devastation

Andrew Shapter | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green
Andrew Shapter


The Calm During the Storm: How the Media Actually Got It Right This Week

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 10.29.2011 | Media
Raymond Schillinger

As the flood waters recede and the news cycles resumes its deafening roar, we stand to gain from one more lesson learned: while our human-made problems and conflicts seem indomitable, they are the only ones we truly have the power to resolve.

Prepare Yourself In Case Of Emergency

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph. | Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.

Climate-related disasters give us little or no time to think about our medications, because we are focused on protecting our family, the property and staying safe.

Jennifer Bendery

Spending Fight Could Slow Emergency Aid For Hurricane Irene Damage | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As East Coasters brace for what some say will be a historic pummel by Hurricane Irene, at least one lawmaker is fuming over a requiremen...

5 Organizations You Can Turn To During A Financial Disaster

Posted 08.20.2011 | Impact

If your car broke down tomorrow, would you be able to scrounge together enough cash to pay for repairs and cover this month's utilities? If this mak...