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Change Our Story: Poison the River, Part 3

Peter Buffett | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

You want progress? I'll give you progress --- human beings in respectful relation to themselves and the world they inhabit -- living as a part of an ecosystem. Forget tolerance. Respect.

Everyone Passes Teacher Certification Exams

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

The federal government now requires states to formally test their teacher candidates before certification is granted to assure parents that their kids' teachers are "highly qualified" to teach. Makes sense... except almost every test-taker passes every state's teacher test.

5 Reasons Why Investing in Nutrients Is Smart

Smita Satiani | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Smita Satiani

Let's face it, there is a connection between what we eat and where it comes from. If we want to get the full value out of whatever ends up on our plate, we have to make sure we're taking care of the environment and our soils.

WATCH: 'Human Skeleton': The Story Behind The Iconic Photo

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

On Memorial Day, the country will honor those who served and continue to serve in the military. In that spirit, the documentary 'Honor Flight' follows...

WATCH: Inspiring Woman Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

HooplaHa | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
HooplaHa

When Alyssa was just 5 months old, she was diagnosed with a genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). The doctors told her family that she...

LOOK: Donna Karan Showcases Haitian Artisans In Miami

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 05.17.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- The handbag Donna Karan was showing off Friday lacked her signature logo, or any designer's logo. It was made of paper mache and, the fashion...

How Do You Transition a Career to Social Impact?

Neil Parmar | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Neil Parmar

Plenty of people talk about wanting to transition into a career that packs more social impact. But, how, exactly do you go about making such a switch?

Change Our Story: Poison the River, Part 2

Peter Buffett | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

For many thousands of years, most of life was a mystery. Still today it can feel pretty mysterious walking on an unlit country road. We created many (many, many) stories to account for the things we didn't understand.

School Reform or Tuition Vouchers?

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

Seventeen states offer vouchers to pay the tuition for students to attend elementary, middle and high schools that are NOT their normal local public schools. This accelerating trend has paralleled recent years' declining public opinion regarding the quality of public schools.

Business People Within Borders: Skills-Based Volunteering to Create Jobs and Rebuild the American Economy

Beth Sirull | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Beth Sirull

To bolster the U.S. economy and create jobs, we need more people to volunteer to help for-profit small businesses.

Using Investing Acumen to Put Dollars Into Impact

Rachael Chong | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Bill Ackman, one of Wall Street's most influential hedge fund managers is pioneering a relatively young investment movement that mixes business strategy with philanthropy, yielding massive impact in the world.

A Great Divide: Bridging Gaps Between Maternal and Mental Health

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

Maternity care and mental health care are both lacking in our otherwise incredibly developed nation. Combine these two and you have the perfect storm...

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Dina Khayal | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Dina Khayal

The Koala pictured in this image wandered back to his home in New South Wales, Australia last week only to find nothing, except log chippings from the remaining's of the logging operations.

Rachel Zoe Offers Her Support to Baby2Baby

Joshua Estrin | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Joshua Estrin

"I hear it all the time when I talk to other women. We want to make a difference and we want to do it all, but we can't -- or at least, I can't. ... For me, it is about balance as I want to be involved in a global movement like my work with Save The Children and I also want to make a difference close to home. "

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.

Don't Blame the Kids for Not Learning Math -- Part 2

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

I think most of us would prefer to have our own children in a larger class with a master teacher than in a smaller class with an average teacher.

For Volunteer Month: How Today's Busy Professional Can Give Back

Kate Schrauth | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Kate Schrauth

What does it mean to volunteer "virtually"? You can choose an organization you want to support and fulfill that commitment from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Unique Partnership Breaks Vicious Cycle and Saves Millions of Lives

Impatient Optimists | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

Twenty years ago, while working with the US Agency for International Development, I was charged with getting more Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib) ...

10 Smart Things Said By Smart People

Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.24.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

Fast Company held a gathering of entrepreneurs, CEOs and those interested in business, media and technology at Terminal 5 in New York this week. Here are some brilliant insights that came out of "Innovation Uncensored."

Queen Force One Wants You To Dine Out

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.25.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Dining out has more meaning on April 25 if Washingtonians choose a restaurant participating in the 17th annual Dining Out for Life D.C. ...

A Yard Sale With Celebrities and Heart

Neil Zevnik | Posted 06.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Neil Zevnik

Spending like there's no tomorrow is not only justified on this sunny day but admirable -- because it all benefits a truly worthy cause. Besides, your favorite TV star may be browsing right beside you.

Manju: A Frontline Health Worker In Action

Impatient Optimists | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

Manju Kumari is an "Anganwadi Worker" or frontline health worker in Bihar, one of India's poorest states. Chosen by her village as their health repres...

The Most Inspiring 13-Year-Old You'll Read About All Day

Sun Sentinel | Mike Clary | Posted 06.22.2013 | Miami

When Michael Stolzenberg heard that at least 13 people would lose limbs as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing, he said he had a pretty good idea ...

On Earth Day: Speaking to Our Nature

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

Earth Day is really People Day, isn't it? The fate of Earth is now in human hands. And, recognizing this truth, some have named our era the Anthropocene. So it's high time that we get a grip on what makes this era-making species tick... don't you think?

Florida's Medicaid Expansion Drama Continued: It's Obamacare vs. Grouponcare, Part I

Gary Stein | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

It's too easy to just tell legislators that they are wrong. The harder path is to give them the facts and hope they don't ignore them. With only thre...