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The Dangerous Truth Behind Wildfires

Jason Ritchie | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Jason Ritchie

This past week, as I drove through Central Washington, I came face to face with the horrifying destruction caused by the wildfires currently raging through much of Washington State. The haze was so thick that it was difficult to see.

Those Who Make It Possible

Anita Casalina | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

On days when you get to relax and have fun gathering with your friends and family for picnics and maybe some fireworks, give a few minute thoughts to those who keep us safe while we do it.

Q&A With Retired Firefighter Doug Bailey, Lightfinder Photography

Heather Hummel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
Heather Hummel

Last year Doug Bailey, a Southern California firefighter, put down his firefighting gloves and jacket one last time. Now, as a retired firefighter, Doug spends his days capturing breathtaking images.

How President Obama and Arianna Huffington 'Rescued' Me So I Can Thrive

Angela Vitaliano | Posted 07.07.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Angela Vitaliano

I only have part of my life left and I moved to America to be happy. I have to work a lot because I need to pay bills, but I have to protect myself from getting sick or having a breakdown. Because that, I cannot afford. So I have started to meditate; I am forcing myself to do one thing at a time.

How to Help America's Vets and Heroes Right Now

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I figure, the least we can do is give back. These charities do some really innovative work to support vets, and other American heroes.

Pay Your Own Way Government Has a Body Count

Leah Plunkett | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Leah Plunkett

If Kafka were around to design a plan for governance, the result would be this pay-your-own-way approach. When government tries to make some citizens pay for services we all rely on, the results are at best bizarre, at worst sinister.

Artistic Photo Series Reminds Us That The True Superheroes Among Us Don't Wear Capes

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.23.2014 | Good News

One photographer is honoring the real heroes in our lives -- the ones who don't need capes to be super. Brandon Cawood, 30, is the photographer be...

This 6-Year-Old Swapped Birthday Gifts For Donations, Raised Funds For Local Police

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact

If it truly is better to give than receive, Noah Hall-King must be on cloud nine. Through soliciting donations from friends, family and local busin...

How to Raise $50K+ for Vets and Heroes

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, we're launching the Veterans Charity Challenge 2 to raise money for good causes.

WATCH: Firefighter Uses Hoses To Go On A Magic Carpet Ride

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.18.2014 | Weird News

This firefighter wasn't Russian to do his job. Instead, the Russian firefighter was in a hurry to use his high-powered hoses for a different, crea...

Firefighter Who Rescued Snake From Blaze: 'I Would Do It For Any Creature'

AP | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 7-foot-long boa constrictor from a burning home...

Lynne Peeples

Firefighters Sound Alarm On Toxic Chemicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

More than 200 empty pairs of firefighter boots lined the steps of the Rotunda in San Francisco's City Hall on Wednesday. Each pair represented a l...

Firefighters Sing 'Let It Go' To Calm Scared Child During Rescue

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.27.2014 | Good News

These Massachusetts firemen found a unique (and adorable) way to soothe a little girl while rescuing her and her family from a stuck elevator shaft. ...

5 Ways Wildfire Fighting Is Exactly As Insane As It Sounds

Cracked | Posted 03.25.2014 | Weird News

I'm Drew Miller, professional wildland firefighter. I protect people's sacred right to live in places that regularly combust. Here's what I've learned...

Black Firefighters Announce $98 Million Settlement

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 03.18.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — A black firefighters' group that had sued New York City, alleging discrimination, said Tuesday that minority fire department applica...

An African-American Heritage Tour Complements LA's Pan African Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 04.21.2014 | Los Angeles
Dwight Brown

The 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival, a cornerstone of Black History Month in Los Angeles, opens the door to LA's thriving black community.

An Iranian-American 'Pioneer' Celebrates 50 years in America

David Shams | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
David Shams

On Feb. 7, Beatles lovers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's arrival in America. While I like the Beatles, my siblings and I will be celebrating a different 50th anniversary: The arrival of our father in the United States.

Military Pension Cuts Prove Hypocrisy of Republicans

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The question the Republicans who are fighting to restore the cuts to military pensions really need to answer is, what makes all of these other brave men and women who work for the government less deserving of good pay, great benefits and public adoration?

WATCH: How Firefighting Planes Refill Water On The Go

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The Colby Fire broke out at approximately 6 a.m. on Jan. 16, and blazed through Glendora and Azusa in east Los Angeles, but is fortunately 95 percent ...

Yoga: Empowering First Responders and Children

Rob Schware | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Debby Kaminsky, a former advertising executive who decided in 2006 she wanted to sell the benefits of transformation. She to...

PHOTOS: This Firefighter Just Rescued A Husky From An Ice-Covered Bay

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Firefighters man, they just have a knack for being in the right place at the right time. Sylvie, a 13-year-old Siberian husky, was playing with her...

Fire Departments Relieved By Obamacare

Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. | Patrick Cassidy | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

Regulators have put to rest fears that the new federal health care law would decimate local fire departments that rely on volunteer or on-call firefig...

Reflecting on George Harrison's Death: A Visit to Ground Zero During Thanksgiving 2001

Elan Barnehama | Posted 01.26.2014 | New York
Elan Barnehama

Since September 11, I have often turned to music to remind me of what is important. I am inspired by new bands that do their part to promote community and compassion over consumption.

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Lisa Longo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

Some insurance companies are canceling policies, so therefore our president must have lied. Nope. Not true. It is a handy talking point for the opposition, but it is in fact, just another logical fallacy. Once you start listening for them, you'll find them everywhere.

Lynne Peeples

Flame-Retardant Chemicals Endanger Firefighters, Gymnasts

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

Flame-retardant chemicals permeate the world, and the bodies of nearly every person. But a new film and a new scientific study point to two groups of ...