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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.

Is All of 12th Grade Necessary for All Students?

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 06.07.2013 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

Is it not our obligation to facilitate what is best for each student by requiring a structured planning process, especially one that carries no additional cost to the school or family?

Florida's Medicaid Expansion Decision: A Clash of Politics, People and Perceptions

Gary Stein | Posted 06.03.2013 | Miami
Gary Stein

Some offers are easy to reject using just common sense. I had assumed that the decision regarding taking billions of federal funds for Medicaid Expansion was in that same category, but for many legislators, the choice is not so straight-forward.

The Air We Breathe: China, Pollution and the EPA As it Awaits a New Director

Paul Gunther | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Paul Gunther

Any thought to the strategic trajectory of China and its according infrastructure must take into essential consideration the bleak reality of its environment. Polluted air is a threat to its widely perceived inevitability to equal and then surpass the economic and social edge of America.

The Frankenstein's Monster of Social Media

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Brian Rosenberg

In an age that is being shaped in so many ways by the creation and evolution of new forms of social media, I have been struck by the infrequency of serious discussion about what we have gained and what we have lost or are in imminent danger of losing.

The Medicaid Expansion Dilemma in Florida: Senate's 'Florida Plan' Hits the Sunshine, Texas Hits Bottom

Gary Stein | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

Out of the 50 states, Florida ranks 48th in the number of people that have health insurance. That means only two states have fewer people insured, with Texas being the worst. More than one in every five Floridians have no way but self-pay or no pay when they need medical attention.

Impact Sourcing: Making Good on the Promise of a Flat World

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Leila Chirayath Janah

Though emerging markets like India had seen income increases for those at the cusp of poverty, not much had changed for people at the very bottom. Impact sourcing distributes wealth using the mechanism of the market.

Change Our Story: When The Hallowed Become Hollow

Peter Buffett | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

It seems that institutions that once seemed paramount to a "civilized," prosperous and growing culture are crumbling -- or at least being brought into question -- like never before.

Racing Against the Odds

Catherine Okafor | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Catherine Okafor

2013-03-18-kristinduquettePULL.JPGKristin has gone against the odds and achieved more than the average able-bodied person has and probably ever will in their lifetime.

10 Things New Grantmakers Should Know & Do

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Tom Vander Ark

I recently met with a family foundation. I shared ten bits of advice for new grantmakers.

Girls In STEM: A Letter To My Younger Self

Science Club For Girls | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Science Club For Girls

One day you will be a faculty member in biomedical engineering at the best university in the world. You will be working alongside brilliant scientists and engineers, as well as scholars in the humanities and social sciences, whom you idolize. But right now you don't believe me.