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A Library For All -- Part Two

Isabel Sheinman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Isabel Sheinman

We are not alone in realizing that education is a tool and an extremely high-impact way to assist people in raising themselves out of poverty and the dire circumstances in which they find themselves.

Ted's Story: From Tragedy to New Beginnings

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 03.13.2014 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

As a young man, Ted Wiard had an ideal life. He married his high school sweetheart, worked as a schoolteacher and tennis coach in his picturesque hometown of Taos, New Mexico, and became the father of two beautiful daughters. Suddenly, everything changed.

So You Want to Save the World? Part 3: Take a Pay Cut

Alex Amouyel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

From the private sector and even sometimes between NGOs, you have to be ready for a large pay cut. Every time I've changed organizations, I've taken a 40 percent pay cut, returning each time roughly to my original salary as an entry-level management consultant.

Candles Are Lit for Keith Vidal

Janine Francolini | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

On New Years eve, I celebrated the tremendous breakthroughs we witnessed in mental health in the blog, Dreams Came True in 2013. Now, a week later, the nightmare of this public health emergency wakes us up once again.

Chicagoans Cooking at Home and Donating to Help Homeless Youth

Carlo Lorenzo Garcia | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia

While thinking about the over 21,000 homeless people in Chicago struggling to find ways to stay warm and avoid bed bugs, I set out to begin an online fundraising campaign and the #CHIberiaChallenge was born.

Why Mobile Matters for Women Empowerment

Lynsi Freitag | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Lynsi Freitag

The short translation is this: ensuring women have access to the web and its resources, not only empowers them but, ultimately, affects our society as a whole.

Jobs From Someone Else's Dream

Roger Wright | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Brian is telling me about how someone else's dream led to his new job. "It's was a dream," he says. "It's not supposed to be logical. I get that. I'...

Big Deal: CrowdRise Holiday Challenge Has Raised Over $1.6M

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, I've been supporting the CrowdRise #HolidayChallenge this season by giving $75,000 to the campaign. Nonprofits nationwide have been participati...

They Came at Night

Alex Naser-Hall | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Alex Naser-Hall

The surrender process for Joseph Kony's captors is a tricky one. In some areas of central Africa, the practices or even identity of the LRA is unknown. LRA fighters or captors will try to defect.

Can Playing Polyrhythms Give Birth to Polymaths?

Christopher Norris | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

I can't speak for every drummer, but for me the process of drumming enables creativity and helps me foster innovation and advance thought-leadership. Studies show that drumming produces deeper self awareness by inducing synchronous brain activity.

Citizens of the Internet

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Axelle Tessandier

We were from from all over the world but we had all grown up with a computer at home. We were not only familiar with and excited by technology but it ran in our blood.

Sustainable Civilizations: What if the Mayans and Romans Had Known?

Adrian de Groot Ruiz | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Adrian de Groot Ruiz

This means that companies that will thrive are those who succeed in making (food) products that are both affordable and sustainable. In other words, companies who successfully prices until the retail price is the True Price.

Why Nonprofit Storytelling Won't Be Enough in 2014

Shayla R. Price | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

Yes, crowdfunding and social media have taught nonprofit staffs how to convey great stories to pull donors' heartstrings to open wallets and purses. However, the information age also yields more vigilant contributors who want to be reassured.

Millennial-Led News Organization Publishes its 2013 'Impact Images'

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

As the year comes to a close, I wanted to share my most personal impactful images of 2013 -- some never published until now -- and tell the story of the people in them, their participation in Techbook Online's progress and the place we share, together.

What We Often Forget About Value Creation

Faisal Hoque | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Derived from my own entrepreneurial successes and failures, I have distilled three fundamental themes that I believe are the catalysts for long-term value for greater tangible and intangible impact.

This is not an exaggeration: Over a million dollars raised for nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, huge news! The #HolidayChallenge recently passed $1,000,000. That's a million dollars for charities. As many of you know, I'm helping to fund ...

5 More Women in Tech Orgs You Should Know

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affectin...

Millennials Mix & Move, Asking: "What's Your Problem?"

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

B.O.L.D member Richard Taylor (pink shirt), a Chicago-based motivational speaker, leads a round of "What's Your Problem?" during a millennial mixer...

Sexual Trafficking Survivor Speaks Out About Thankfulness in the Holiday Season

The Wayne Foundation | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
The Wayne Foundation

Even now, 15 years after I was able to end the abuse I had experienced throughout my entire childhood, I still suffer the burden that the holiday season brings. Being different from everyone else is hard.

WATCH: The Events That Mattered Most In 2013 Remind Us What's Important

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

The runners that kept running after they finished the Boston Marathon. Malala Yousafzai's defiant speech at the United Nations. Marriage equality in E...

Fostering Female Social Entrepreneurs

Nusha Balyan | Posted 02.18.2014 | Small Business
Nusha Balyan

Financing can be "a poisoned gift. You really need to spend a lot of time in mentoring [women] and make sure they understand how they're going to make that money back."

The Common Core -- A Terrible Implementation

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 02.14.2014 | Education
Marc F. Bernstein

The incredibly poor implementation of the new educational standards -- the Common Core -- has become a rallying cry for parents opposed to standardized testing and for teachers who question the fairness of being evaluated based upon the common core's more demanding curricula.

Changing the Role of Classrooms Around the World

John M. Eger | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

We know about the success Salman Kahn has had with the "flipped classroom" where online lectures and short videos happen at home, or in a coffee shop,...

Justin Bieber Reportedly Calls Fan 'Beached Whale' When He Is Actually a Massive 'Moby Dick'

Tony Posnanski | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Tony Posnanski

Celebrities cry bullying all the time from the media. They forget how they got to be famous in the first place. They think the media is hard on them, but they do not realize comments or actions they do in the first place to get publicity. Next time when you cry bullying Beebs -- look in the mirror.

Meseret's Story

Courtenay Cabot Venton | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Courtenay Cabot Venton

I meet Meseret in a town in Ethiopia called Nazareth. We are sitting in a small room, rain falling on the tin roof. As she speaks, I know that he...