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How to Stop Ebola -- and the Next Outbreak

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

We will be able to stop Ebola in the coming weeks and months. But that is not the end of the story. Will we also build a strong enough health system to stop the next outbreak? We believe that it is a moral and economic imperative to do so, and all of us must work toward that goal.

Net Neutrality Debate Threatens 911 Emergency Services

Russell Jones | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Russell Jones

While the net neutrality debate rages on across the blogosphere and peeks its head out again in Washington, D.C., much of the United States remains ei...

Stressed or Blessed? 60 Seconds or Less Can Be the Dealbreaker

Millie Grenough | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

You know how it goes. Something hits you wrong and you fly off the handle. Just like that. Yesterday morning I was absorbed in to-do details yakkin...

Meltdown Imminent? Time for a 60-Second Emergency 3-B-C

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

"You Westerners. You're so one-dimensional. You don't even know how to breathe!" So said Lous, my Indonesian mentor, when I whined about a grue...

Watch: Mom Fends Off Intruder Alone After Calling 911 37 Times

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Alicia Cappola of Everett, Washington, said she called 911 37 times after a man tried breaking into her home on Thursday. An hour after her first call...

Living in the Moment

Dana King | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana King

All of the stress and disappointment I had felt earlier that day was now so small and seemed so far away. Those were just things that happened. But this was living... just my boy and me and that perfect moment in time.

Torn Apart by War and Genocide, a Father and Son Reunited

Crystal Wells | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

When asked about his childhood, Jean Bosco Ngwabije, 33, remembers two things -- fighting and running.

Life Lessons From A Concussion

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Flora Ross

Sure, I am aware there are potential dangers lurking in any home. But the scenario that played out in my mom's kitchen was not one I had ever considered. But I gained a new perspective from this experience. A jolt to the brain, both literally and in the best of ways.

Courage on the 60 Freeway

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

You're driving on the freeway. A car in front of you bursts into flames and there are people inside. What do you do?

The 2014 Checklist: Setting the Tone for the Year Now

Barbara Levy | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Levy

1. Make a family calendar and plan for the rest of the year. Plan for the next eight months, the rest of the school year and the summer through Labor...

Hiking Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

When was the last time you stepped on a mountaintop? If recently, then you probably know the hiking drill. If not, it can't hurt to brush up on the do's and don'ts of hiking etiquette. No matter how short or long your trail, being smart goes the distance when it comes to the outdoors.

Powerful Explosion Rips Through Minnesota Building

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

More than a dozen people are hospitalized following a massive building explosion in Minnesota on Wednesday morning. The blast was reported at about...

The Inner Landscape of the Children Who Survived Typhoon Haiyan

William Spear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
William Spear

The similarities are striking - we've been in this place before. The past echoes in my brain and I feel as if I am sitting in my living room the day after Christmas in 2004.

Disaster Management: What We Can Learn From the Developing World

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Emergencies test the fabric of the community and attest to the importance of citizen engagement. In cities with large urban poor populations, planning not only mitigates potential financial and human losses, it also provides a baseline measurement of what survival means for a community.

Readying for a Radiological Disaster? Preparing for Dirty Bombs, Nuclear Disaster and Other Radiological Emergencies

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Disaster, especially terrorism, notwithstanding its horrific initial impact on lives and property, takes its greatest toll, over time, by destabilizing the emotional -- and thus economic -- fabric of a community, state or nation.

Change Our Story: May Day -- A Few Definitions

Peter Buffett | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

Instead of celebrating our connection and relationship to the changing seasons and cycles of nature -- as in the original May Day -- we have turned it into a spring holiday.

Mali Crisis: Life on the Edge of a War Zone

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

View image By Helen Blakesley It's not every day you're sent to a war zone. Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a little. I'm not behind the lines where th...

Mali: Internally Displaced People (IDPs) From Timbuktu -- What next? On Their Disrupted Past and Uncertain future

CARE | Posted 04.07.2013 | World
CARE

Their stories sound the same, with small variations, punctured by half sentences, and words such as fear, "had to flee," "on the road for four days," "could not take anything with us," "husband left behind," "life turned upside down."

Experiencing Typhoon Bopha

Caroline Gluck | Posted 02.08.2013 | World
Caroline Gluck

"Everything that we worked to build up has been destroyed. If the village captain hadn't gathered everyone together during the typhoon, we probably wouldn't be here right now. Our homes have almost all been destroyed or washed away, except for a very few."

Catherine New

Post-Sandy Borrowers Face Uncertain Credit Help Due To Bank's Murky Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 11.14.2012 | Money

Karen Sposato is one of the lucky homeowners in Breezy Point, N.Y., a community ravaged by Hurricane Sandy and the devastating fires that followed -- ...

How To Tweet During An Emergency

ReadWriteWeb | Posted 10.30.2012 | Technology

Analyzing microblogs during two natural disasters, the researchers concluded that people online in those situations are often using Twitter and simila...

A Lifesaver Goes Back to School

Eli Beer | Posted 10.14.2012 | Impact
Eli Beer

For the first time, not only did I want to study academically, I couldn't get enough of it. Here I was in one of the best universities in the world listening to the highest level professors and learning so much.

What To Put In Your Money Survival Kit

Credit.com | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money
Credit.com

To make sure your financial house is truly in order, it's important to keep a back-up of certain documents that can be accessed following a natural disaster or emergency.

Predictive Analytics: Using Real-Time Data to Help Transform Public Safety

Posted 07.01.2012 | Technology

Through using predictive analytics, real-time insights transform public safety, and enables the police and fire departments to prevent crime and fight...

3 Steps to Preparing for an Emergency

Women & Co | Posted 06.17.2012 | Money
Women & Co

While there are only so many risk factors you can control, it doesn't mean you can't, or shouldn't, plan for the unexpected. Here are three steps you could take to help you prepare for an emergency.