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Gay Teen Uses Boy Scouts to Help Gay Community (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-04-17-20140416EricSnydersmall.jpgAs a sophomore in high school, Eric Snyder was about to come out. But then he realized the Boy Scouts had a discriminatory policy against gay and bisexual scouts, forcing him to remain in the closet. Even though Eric couldn't be openly gay, he decided that his Eagle Scout project would be.

One Door Closes and Another One Opens

Greg Louganis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

I have found myself thinking to myself, "Am I where I am supposed to be?" Once I get out of my head and let a little time pass, I realize, "Yes! I am exactly where I am supposed to be."

7 Unexpected Things That Can Make You Happy

Hervé Larren | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Hervé Larren

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are so fundamental to our well-being that our forefathers included these values in the Declaration of Independence. So, shouldn't it be obvious how to achieve that third value, happiness? Not in my experience.

Alena Hall

This City Is Breathing New Life Into Its Future By Looking To The Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact

For the past six years, 35-year-old attorney Chad Gruber has helped solve his city’s problems from inside a courtroom. But now, after serving as a p...

How This Man Journeyed 7,000 Miles To Serve His Community

John Tarnoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

The adage that 'all politics is local' might also apply to social entrepreneurship. Bhagwati (B.P.) Agrawal is a social entrepreneur with a stellar corporate track record who decided to pivot into the non-profit world to address dire circumstances 7,000 miles away in his home state of Rajasthan in India.

Alena Hall

How Shakespeare Is Helping Women Prisoners Help Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact

Frannie Shepherd-Bates graduated from college with a passion for theater and the desire to use her art in ways that made a difference beyond the stage...

WATCH: Woman Gave All Of Her Savings To A Widow In Need, So Community Helps Out Big Time

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact

Catherine has always had a big heart. Sporting a smile while working at a bakery, she doesn't let the two rods in her hip affect her positive outlook ...

Leave Positive Footprints in the Sand

Carl Phillips | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

Life at times seems like a mystery that is never for solving. What is a constant is we all have a responsibility to make our lives the best they can be. A responsibility to both ourselves and the world at large.

The Art of the Mindful Business: Lauren Bush Lauren & FEED

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
One World with Deepak Chopra

As the granddaughter of a former President of the United States and the daughter-in-law of American designer Ralph Lauren, Lauren Bush Lauren is no st...

Alena Hall

This Yogi Is Helping At-Risk Teens Find Their Zen

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact

Erin Lila Wilson discovered the transformative powers of yoga and meditation when she was 13. But she had no idea that she would end up dedicating her...

Pillar #4 of the Third Metric: Giving

Joe Polish | Posted 03.24.2014 | Good News
Joe Polish

When you build your work on a foundation of adding value to peoples' lives, you're setting yourself up for real success.

12 Simple Ideas That Will Make Your Whole Day Better

Carl Phillips | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

Make giving back a constant goal. This could be something big or small but just make giving a part of your life. Life is short so why not try to make it the best life you can? Living intentionally and living simpler often means we live better. Embrace the power of simpler living.

5 Acts That Demonstrate What It Means To Be Kind

Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Meet The Woman Bringing Birthday Parties To Children's Hospital Rooms

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.13.2014 | Impact

Rhode Island event planner Stephanie Frazier Grimm makes a living by helping her clients feel special on their big days. But she recently discovered i...

Pencils of Promise Founder Reminds Us to Focus on the Children, Not Just the Statistics

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Feeling helpless and struggling to reconcile the urge to help them all, he asked one child on the side of the road what he wanted most in the world. The boy answered, "A pencil."

This Woman Is Spreading Love Through Boston, One Act of Kindness At A Time

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.06.2014 | Impact

For as long as she can remember, Cathy O'Grady has enjoyed bringing a smile to the faces of total strangers. She would treat people in line next to he...

Remember the We

Mike Del Ponte | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Mike Del Ponte

We spend a lot of time monitoring our own success and comparing ourselves to others. We're constantly proving ourselves to be the best entrepreneurs, philanthropists, lawyers or doctors, and yet climbing to the top can be a lonely journey.

98-Year-Old Woman Proves There's No Age Limit On Helping Others

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.03.2014 | Good News

Evelyn, 98, takes "love thy neighbor" to heart. When the retirement community where the nonagenarian lives discontinued its bus service, her neigh...

Let's Bubble!

Tia Mowry-Hardrict | Posted 03.03.2014 | Good News
Tia Mowry-Hardrict

This year, like most people, we made some resolutions, and we broke some resolutions. But we're still on track with one: to use 2014 to re-evaluate what really matters.

Giving Back

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.27.2014 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

To see the honesty and generosity of people like this young worker, whose wages can't be much above the minimum, and a homeless man who has nothing -- it's a reminder that I still have a way to climb before I get to their level.

Alena Hall

These Students Have Figured Out How Social Media Can Actually Make The World A Better Place

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact

Ian Dickerson always heard his father when he spoke about helping those in the world who can’t help themselves, but he didn’t realize how much he ...

Why UNICEF Wants You To Unplug

Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact

Think it would be tough to go for 10 minutes without checking your smartphone? It might be easier if you know that unplugging would help a child in ne...

Play a Bigger Role in Spreading Love and Positivity! Here's How

Erin Cox | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

These occasions always remind me how important it is to tune into those you love and extend a loving word or kind gesture when you sense they might need it. It is equally important to spread kindness to complete strangers.

The 30 Second Habit That Can Have a Big Impact On Your Life

Robyn Scott | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Robyn Scott

Immediately after every lecture, meeting, or any significant experience, take 30 seconds -- no more, no less -- to write down the most important points.

Consignment Store Uses Designer Clothing To Bring New Hope To The Unemployed

Posted 02.14.2014 | Small Business

Consignment shop owner Michelle Puckett is in the business of giving back. Most customers at Puckett’s Houston, Tex., store, Designer Exchange, ...