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Helping Kids Make a Difference

Perla Ni | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Perla Ni

We get in a particular groove, driving the kids to school, cheering them on at sporting events, helping them with homework. But are we teaching them how to pitch in and help others who are not as fortunate?

Dear Aleena: 3 Things to Think About When Giving Back

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 07.18.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

Happy 1st birthday. When you were born a year ago, I shared with you 5 lessons your mother and I learned about philanthropy while building Jolkona. We hope as you get older, you will prioritize helping others.

Alena Hall

Meet The Police Officer Who's Offering Prostitutes An Alternative To A Jail Cell

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact

Deputy Andy Conner always knew that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and enter law enforcement. But it wasn’t until he began patrolli...

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

A Challenge for Trail Runners

Dylan Armajani | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Dylan Armajani

Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed -- chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dolla...

Can We Give Back "Giving Back?"

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact
Tiziana Dearing

Overused, misunderstood and mildly condescending, this phrase turns the idea of helping each other into a way to celebrate one's superiority for acting like the basic, decent human beings we're supposed to be.

The Sohn Investment Conference: Head, Heart, and Hedge Funds

April Rudin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
April Rudin

"Follow your passion" has become something of a cliché in the self-help sections of America's bookstores and in the kinds of advice columns and blogs...

Alena Hall

Here's Proof That A Love Of Animals Can Improve Your Life – And The Lives Of Others

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact

Ever since she was a little girl, Beth Zimmerman harbored a passion for rescued animals. It wasn’t until later in life, however, that she discovered...

Beat Those Pesky Post-Wedding Blues

Amber Harrison | Posted 06.19.2014 | Weddings
Amber Harrison

Fortunately, there are lots of ways to keep that newlywed glow long after the wedding day has passed. Here are just a few tips to combat those dreary post-wedding blues.

87% Of Millennials Donated To Charity Last Year And You Should Stop Calling Them Selfish: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact

A lot has been said about millennials and what they expect out of life. The turn-of-the-century generation has been known to be filled with individua...

The Happiness Manifesto: Simple Steps to a Fulfilling Life

MeiMei Fox | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

When you put love first, when you make it your priority and purpose, your mission on this planet, you naturally find yourself exploding with compassion, generosity, joy, and forgiveness. And the more you offer these gifts to others, the more you will find them coming back to you.

A Philanthropist With No money

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Karen Ann Kennedy

Start thinking about the one or two things you can do to make your little corner of the world a bit nicer.

Who Is Writing Your Story

Kent Reiersgaard | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Kent Reiersgaard

Here's the short story: We're a legally married, Washington State couple living the life of our dreams. But it wasn't an easy road.

How Giving Back Can Lead To Greater Personal Success

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living

As we strive to achieve our various goals in life, we encounter countless opportunities to help others succeed simultaneously. And according to Adam G...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - US Charitable Giving Increases for the Fourth Year in a Row!

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Philanthropy and charitable donations are back! Americans once again gave more in 2013 than in the previous year. As Americans, we supported causes we cared about with gifts both big and small.

Runway To Recovery: Watch GLAM4GOOD Help 8 Homeless Women Feel Beautiful

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

Rachel hit bottom. She was no longer taking care of her children or talking to her family. "I was pretty much living on the streets doing things I never imagined I would be doing ... stealing, lying," she said. "I hated myself and was absolutely miserable. I wanted to die."

The Benefits Of Generosity

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Lisa Firestone

Generosity -- the quality of being kind and understanding, the willingness to give others things that have value -- is often defined as an act of selflessness; however, studies are now showing that generosity is actually (selfishly) in your best interest.

The Link Between Donald Sterling and Harry Belafonte

Ama Yawson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Ama Yawson

What does Harry Belafonte have in common with Donald Sterling? They both believe that successful African Americans fail to give back to the broader black community. But I think that the more important point, which is being lost, is this: What are you doing to give back?

8 Reasons to Take Your Teens On a Volunteer Vacation

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Volunteer vacationing, or voluntourism, is a relatively new phenomenon that includes a service component built into a short-term vacation. Don't confu...

What Is Sexy

Jesse Garza | Posted 06.09.2014 | Style
Jesse Garza

When you are tastefully sexy AND doing things to improve the world, it's so much more powerful and inspiring than just looking hot in front of the camera.

Alena Hall

This Man Sold Everything He Owned And Walked Across America To Find His Purpose

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact

After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, Austin Shirley felt a sudden lack of purpose in his life. Deciding that he needed a change, the 25-year-old...

The Friends Who Were My Son's ‘Best Medicine'

Julie Guillot | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Julie Guillot

There is no way to adequately thank "BFF" Julia and the kids who made time for and stuck with him -- those who brought doses of the best medicine known to Man -- doses of "normal" during his years-long illness.

What Are You Doing at 3 p.m. on Monday?

Ryan Scott | Posted 07.26.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Everyone knows that Memorial Day is the unofficially official kickoff to summer. Bring on the beach (if it's near), head to the mall for those aweso...

Is For-Profit The Future Of Non-Profit?

The Atlantic | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact

Charity is for patsies. If you really care about making the world a better place, buy a trendy bag. That was the logic Lauren Bush Lauren articulat...

The Importance of Helping Serbia

Matthew Trinetti | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Matthew Trinetti

You may be aware that Serbia and the other Balkan countries are experiencing devastating flooding right now. It's the worst flooding the area has experienced in over 120 years.