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Give a Little, Get a Lot -- Easy Ways to Give Back

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Judi Sheppard Missett

Want to add a little happiness to your life? Try doing something for someone else. From the simplest act of smiling at a stranger to a bigger commitment like fundraising, I've found the best way to feel better is to make someone else feel good.

Does Knowing Someone Get YOU Work?

Roger Wright | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

OF course it will! But wait. There's more to the story. Used to be that "knowing a guy" (and yes, it most often was a guy) was all you needed to get a job. Go see the man in charge, and presto. You're working.

Overbearing, Snowplough Parents Have Replaced Helicopter Parents

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
Elwood D. Watson

Regardless of awareness or cluelessness, the fact is that for some young adults, the level of constant monitoring from parents is frustrating, wearisome and in some cases, exhausting.

Legacy Wars: Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates

Adam Grant | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Not long ago, Malcolm Gladwell made a bold prediction: Fifty years from now, Apple will be around and Microsoft will be gone, but Bill Gates will be remembered -- and Steve Jobs won't. As surprising as it seems, Gladwell might be right.

Be My Hero

Tim McDonald | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Inspiration comes from many places. To me, there is perhaps no greater source of inspiration than the youth of the world. Being involved with No Kid Hungry brings me in contact with many who feel the same way.

Millennials Transform Charitable Giving Into Philanthropic Action

April Rudin | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
April Rudin

Not only will these millennial inheritors likely look for a new financial advisor to manage their money, as opposed to sticking with the family advisor, they will also want to ensure their money positively impacts society, and they tend to crave intimate involvement with the causes they support. This could transform charitable giving.

Don't Judge a Millennial By Her Cover

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

I can't account for national trends, but on an anecdotal level, it has been fascinating to watch millennials become some of America's best 'unofficial ambassadors.'

My journey Started With a Picture, $50, a Goat and a Dream

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

I soon learned that anyone (even young people) could make a difference in the lives of others around the world. It all starts by committing to take one action in support of a local or global issue.

Innovating Impact: Two Social Entrepreneurs Tackle Critical Issues at Home and Abroad

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Overwhelmingly, these talented fellows represent a growing commitment to fighting social issues like poverty, terrorism, infrastructural collapse, and beyond -- through straightforward, effective means. I was lucky to learn from two of them, and share their stories here.

Connecting Through the Ice Bucket Challenge

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Karen Ann Kennedy

I think everyone wants to feel connected and feel like they are part of something. I think we all want to "belong," and participating in the ice bucket challenge was a way for me to connect with others and be part of the collective.

Backpacks for Everyone

Galit Breen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Galit Breen

As a former teacher, my heart skips a (literal) beat at the the thought of new school supplies. I love neat piles of notebooks, brand new pens, and erasers in every color.

10 Principles of Effective and Authentic Leadership

Anush Kostanyan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Anush Kostanyan

There is a great amount of definitions and theories about effective leadership. Each leader chooses their unique formula of success, but still there are keys to authentic leadership that can't be ignored. Here are 10 important principles each leader should know.

Many Americans Still Feeling Left Behind in the Current Economy

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 08.14.2014 | Money
Elwood D. Watson

These statistics are alarming and indicate that the economy is trickling at too slow a rate. We as a nation can and must do better.

10 Internet Petitions That Helped The Little Guy Beat The System

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact

Shopping for presents, finding a great restaurant, binge-watching TV shows -- in many ways, the Internet has made life simpler with just a few clicks....

Expanding a Culture of Service

Kirsten Lodal | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Kirsten Lodal

Service is an essential part of our nation's DNA. Throughout our history, volunteers across the country have stepped up to fill a range of critical needs.

The Authentic Blackness Debate Still Rears It Opinionated Head

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

Speaking closer to home, I wonder if someone like myself who likes to listen to Peter Frampton, Band of Horses, One Republic and Irish music is in the "danger zone" of losing one's authentic blackness. Perhaps, it might be best for me to shout from the mountaintops that I love love gospel music.

A Letter to the People of Ferguson, Missouri

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jamelle Sanders

Ferguson, you are not alone. This is not just an African American issue. It's time for this to become a world issue.

The CEO and the Waitress

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

"I just got a call from the day care center, and my two-year-old is sick. I have to go. Would...?" The raised eyebrow of one CEO said it all. They had worked hard to carve 60 minutes out of their schedules to begin discussions on a merger. Now this.

She Got MY Job!

Roger Wright | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Why did she get the job? Why not me? Was it her resume? interview? Or is there something else? There is something else. You never see it in the standard "how-to" books on getting a job. It's not part of career development or outplacement.

Go Solar in Africa

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

On June 1, 2014, at Ycenter, we saw six projects developed by university students in 48 hours, each of them with a potential to solve problems for communities in Africa and impact millions of lives.

My Personal Introspection into FSHD Muscular Dystrophy

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Our bodies are our vessels that contain our energy, our souls. Vessels we are in charge of filling with beautiful moments, positive experiences and personal enlightenment's towards finding oneself.

Second Chances

Caroline Browning | Posted 08.01.2014 | Good News
Caroline Browning

The first time I saw him, I had glanced outside my living room apartment window to check the weather before an evening class. Downstairs, I saw a woman walking a brown and white puppy. My heart skipped a beat. It was love at first sight.

Millennials Move Even Further More Left of Center

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

They are a group that has been the intense subject of commentary and interest from consumer markets, the media, the internet, academics, journalists, psychologists and pretty much everyone else. Now, even political pollsters have joined in the ongoing critique of this age demographic.

It's Not About Leading; It's About Leading Well

Hans Hickler | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

When experience and skills intersect with consistent values-based leadership style -- that is when the magic happens and greatness emerges.

WATCH: A Piece Of Trash Helped This Homeless Man Get Off The Streets

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 07.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After 16 years in the tech industry, Marc Roth hit rock bottom. His multimillion-dollar business had failed, he had lost a lucrative job offer in San ...