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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 ...

Dear Aleena: 3 Things to Think About When Giving Back

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 07.18.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

Happy 1st birthday. When you were born a year ago, I shared with you 5 lessons your mother and I learned about philanthropy while building Jolkona. We hope as you get older, you will prioritize helping others.

Poop-Eating Worm

Claire Bernard | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Claire Bernard

Oxfam is testing the Tiger Worm Toilets, aka the poop-eating worm toilets, with several West Point residents. But judging from the smell, the construction of a toilet wasn't working well enough to keep the community healthy.

One Family's Journey and Joy: The 2014 Special Olympics Makes More Than One Kind of Impact

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon something wonderful happening in Central New Jersey: it was the 2014 Special Olympics. Of course, I've heard of the g...

Why Can't I Get the Job?

Roger Wright | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Do any of the following 10 reasons sound familiar? Perhaps you've noticed some changes since the last time you looked for work? If so, you're right. Things have changed!

The Best Gift He Never Gave Me

Naomi Mac Millan | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Mac Millan

My fiance and I are among the many Americans who live "paycheck to paycheck." We're not on or below the poverty line, and we aren't unemployed. Yet, w...

86-Year-Old Granted Wish for Party Cruise

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Twilight Wish, a nonprofit focused on the needs -- and desires -- of low-income senior citizens, is the first national wish granting organization specifically aimed at the elderly.

Beyond 140 Characters: 4 Takeaways From a Successful Twitter Chat

Deborah Levine | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Deborah Levine

If your work involves reaching people beyond the four walls of a brick-and-mortar office, successfully communicating with your audience -- whether it's 50 staff members working remotely or the entire millennial demographic -- is crucial to achieving your goals.

MGW!

Patricia Rust | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Patricia Rust

MGW! Model -- Genius -- Whatever Think it's impossible to be brilliant and look fabulous? Think again! There is so much pressure to look good and ...

From Commander in Chief to Chief Commitment Officers

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Natalie Pace

Together, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton powerhouse trio have become Chief Commitment Officers -- dedicated to challenging their members to create a better tomorrow. The main difference of the Clinton model is that members cannot just talk about solutions. They have to create meaningful change.