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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

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...

Why I Volunteer

Fernie Tiflis | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Fernie Tiflis

My goal has always been simple: I want to help someone. To say that I want to change the world is too melodramatic, and frankly, a very exhausting and lofty goal.

Change Our Story: Poison the River Part 1

Peter Buffett | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

"Out of sight, out of mind" has played a huge role in how we've gotten into the environmental mess we're in now. We don't live in that world anymore. We can see our brothers and sisters across the globe. We can distribute necessary things far and wide.

The Boston Marathon Is a Light of Hope

Paul Ruth | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Paul Ruth

Tragedy has a way of drawing attention to a particular occurrence and the circumstances that surround it. The Boston Marathon bombings is one of those acts of terror that will become synonymous with the event for years to come.

What's the 'Next Big Thing' in the World of Philanthropy?

John F. Ince | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
John F. Ince

No longer do funders see their primary role to be writing big checks. Spurred by the entrepreneurial drive of a new generation, new philanthropists are developing their own blueprints for change.

Don't Blame the Kids for Not Learning Math, Part 1

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

The million dollar question: how can teachers who are not sufficiently prepared to teach yesterday's math teach tomorrow's math that focuses on providing explanations and critical thinking, not the memorization of the times tables?

Transitioning From Academia To Business

Kate Zeigler | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Kate Zeigler

So, how does it work to go from a potential academic career to the free-form lifestyle of the contractor? In part, it takes connections. As well as being good at what you do, personable, effective and honest.

When Students Say They Want to Change the World -- Listen to Them!

Angela Maiers | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Angela Maiers

If we are to reach real peace in this world... We shall have to begin with children. Mahatma Gandhi Most conversations about changing the world are m...

The New Sexy: System Impact

Tinia Pina | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Tinia Pina

One would think that a technology used to rapidly accelerate composting would be an ultimate competitor to the traditional composter.Simply, it is just 'sexier' than the time-tested practice of windrow composting.

'Dealing With My Son's Suicide' (Video)

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

There are many challenges a parent faces, but dealing with a child's suicide may be one of the most difficult. For many parents, moving past the devas...

Earth Day Style: Eco-Friendly Alex and Ani's Positive Energy Accessories

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 11.20.2013 | Style
Laura Rossi Totten

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to Alex and Ani's Lifestyle Editor, Corporate Historian and co-author Cyd McKenna about fashion, the environment and how Alex and Ani's mission to impact fashion and so much more is a message we can all relate to on Earth Day and every day.