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Fantasy Football Could Help Raise Millions For Charity

USA Today | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact

It's that time of year again that has every major-league baseball player and executive salivating. Nah, we're not talking about pennant races. W...

Doctors Without Borders

Anita Casalina | Posted 08.14.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Ever since I first heard of them in the 70s, Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF) has been one of the organizations that most ...

What Can You See Across a Border?

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

How can we see people across borders when we build higher and higher walls? How can we see people across borders from thousands of feet in the air?

Remembering Dick Rockefeller

Henry Miller | Posted 08.17.2014 | New York
Henry Miller

Dick Rockefeller once slept on my couch. That's all you need to know to understand that Dr. Richard Rockefeller, an heir to the Rockefeller fortune, wasn't your typical son of great wealth.

The Secret to a Long Life: Be an Asshole

John Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Everybody I know thinks of me as a nice person. I go out of my way to help people; I'm unfailingly kind and compassionate; I give money to charities w...

The Good Company She Kept

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

If it's true that in life we are known by the company we keep, why not expand that company after death? Especially if you've kept remarkably good company.

Deadly Attack In Central African Republic Kills Aid Workers And Chiefs

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2014 | World

BANGUI, April 27 (Reuters) - At least 22 people, including 15 local chiefs and three local members of staff from medical charity Medecins Sans Front...

My Return to Rwanda and the Forgotten Crisis Next Door

Rachel Kiddell-Monroe | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Rachel Kiddell-Monroe

As we remember the Rwandan genocide of 20 years ago, my hope is that we will look next door to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the everyday emergency that is bringing a people to its knees.

As Violence and Hate Increase in Burma, Business as Usual for the US

Tom Andrews | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Today Defense Secretary Hagel is hosting the Defense Minister of Burma among others to discuss the Obama administration’s commitment to “peace and security” in the region. But there is no peace and security for the ethnic minorities in Burma.

South Sudan Patients Shot Dead In Hospital Beds: Aid Group

AP | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

JUBA, South Sudan — The aid group Doctors Without Borders says the extreme violence and lack of respect for health care workers in South Sudan has m...

Leadership Communications: The Shtickiness Factor in All the Odd Places

Liz Wainger | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Liz Wainger

In today's overhyped, over messaged world, those who break through and grab our attention are those who are shticky. But lest you thought Shtickiness is only the purview of performers, think again.

How Top Nonprofit CEOs Turned Passions Into Well-Paying Careers

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Chris Taylor NEW YORK, Feb 7 (Reuters) - ...

Jesus at the Food Bank

Jack Levison | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

Here I am, a middle-aged professor of Bible, and I'm being taught about Jesus by a couple of homeless men who are figuring out what to take from the food bank.

Syria's Mega Millions

Derek Sherman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Derek Sherman

There are 2,304,266 refugees in the bitter cold Syrian refugee camps, 20 percent of whom are children under 18. That's half a million children possibl...

Every Day Should Be Human Rights Day

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

The UN General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as the date for honoring adoption of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, led by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. It is an opportunity to reflect and ask, "How can I help?"

The Handover

Sue Averill | Posted 01.31.2014 | World
Sue Averill

After two months here, I can tell you -- Nuevo Laredo is not a destination hot spot. What was once a thriving border town has been engulfed in such extensive violence, it's become a ghost town. With violent ghosts.

WikiLeaks and the Drone Strike Transparency Bill

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Where we are now with the drone strike policy is where we were with the NSA before Snowden's revelations: insiders know what's going on, but the broad public doesn't.

Zach Carter

The Secret Obama Effort Some Say Could Damage Internet Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WikiLeaks on Wednesday published a critical chapter of an international trade deal the United States is currently negotiating with 11 Pa...

Is All Well in the World of Vaccination? We Think a Booster Is Desperately Needed

Dr. Manica Balasegaram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Manica Balasegaram

While there have been significant achievements accomplished in the field of immunization, including by the GAVI Alliance, to bring new vaccines to the poorest countries, persistent gaps have revealed that immunization needs a major booster shot.

Doctors Without Borders Confirms 'Neurotoxic Symptoms' In Syrian Victims

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ALBERT AJI | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — The Syrian government accused rebels of using chemical weapons Saturday and warned the United States not to launch any militar...

Doctors Without Borders Pulls Out Of Somalia

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- In announcing a pullout from Somalia after 22 years, Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that armed groups are killing and abduct...

Some Choice Nonprofits

Richard Abrons | Posted 08.12.2013 | New York
Richard Abrons

We New Yorkers are a generous bunch. Mostly we know where we want to help. Some of us, however, are unsure of where to aim their dollars. These organizations are worthy of your investigation.

Thousands Flee Congo Town Amid Renewed Violence

AP | MELANIE GOUBY | Posted 07.03.2013 | World

GOMA, Congo -- Thousands of people have fled the town of Pinga in eastern Congo following renewed fighting between local armed groups, and nine member...

Zach Carter

U.S. Blacklists India For Discount Medicines

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration placed India on a special trade blacklist Wednesday, a move some public health advocates said was retaliation f...

Hissen, a Brave Boy

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

In medicine, we are taught to examine a patient by first looking and then palpating (or touching). Next, we percuss (a gentle knocking on the patient which often is not needed) and then we auscultate (or listen with our stethoscope). The routine is unconscious after doing it enough.