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Why the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Matters

Jose Costa | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Jose Costa

Some people say it is a waste of water, while others say it's a publicity stunt. Some people have criticized the campaign by associating it with "slacktivism." Why throw a bucket of ice water over your head when you can simply donate the money straight to the organization?

#IceBucketChallenge Update: ALS Has Now Raised $31.5 Million

Emily Cornelius | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Emily Cornelius

ALS is a very worthy cause, but there are many worthy causes that don't see this type of engagement and support. The challenge is the restoration of faith in humanity that the media wants to promote and the public wants to absorb.

This Man Has ALS. If You Only Watch One More Ice Bucket Challenge, It Should Be His

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact

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Why the #IceBucketChallenge Works

Neal Wooten | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Neal Wooten

The ALS Foundation has reported a 1000 percent rise in donations. That's awesome. It's working because it feeds the most hungry of all character traits instilled in human beings -- ego. And it does it while covering that other powerful, but less attractive, trait -- ostentation.

George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Bill Clinton

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Politicians of various ideologies have participated in the ice bucket challenge to help raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as A...

Stop Pouring Ice on Clicktivism

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Social media posts of friends and celebrities taking the ice bucket challenge have been virtually inescapable in the past 2.5 weeks. However, also difficult to escape has been criticism for the challenge, its flaws, and doubts about its effectiveness. Even as the evidence that it was clearly working has piled up.

You've Never Seen The Ice Bucket Challenge Like This

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy

ALS Ice Bucket videos have been taking over the Internet, but no one has done it quite like this. Rather than simply dump a bucket of cold, ice wat...

Reject the Ice Bucket Challenge

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Lisa R. Petty

I prefer to donate to charities without fanfare. It is super easy. I just write a check and mail it, or, since it is 2014 and I have Wifi, I go online and donate to the charity of my choice.

Beyond the Bucket: Giving ALS Patients a Voice of Their Own

Mark Malinowski | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Mark Malinowski

Late last year my partner Randy began to drastically decline after years of fighting ALS. He was no longer mobile, he was down to 92 pounds (from a high of 165) and he was losing his ability to speak.

This Man Lost His Mom To ALS; And He Wants You To Know What The Disease Is Really Like

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living

It seems just about everyone is taking the #ALSIceBucketChallenge this month -- from tech moguls, politicians, athletes and entertainers, to teachers,...

Ice Water Optional... Click and Shout

David Sable | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
David Sable

Folks, it just isn't enough to click, post, share, like, thumbs up, emoticon or use any of the other digital substitutes we have for actually taking action, getting physically involved or emotionally worked up.

Man Dies In Tragic Accident After Raising $100,000 For Friend Who Started ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact

BOSTON (AP) — A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of h...

Bill Gates Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge As Only He Can

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact

The beauty of the#ALSIceBucketChallenge is that it requires minimal equipment. Anyone can raise awareness with the help of some ice water and a medium...

Kate The Wasp Nominates Stephen Colbert For The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.15.2014 | Comedy

Everyone's favorite "entitled, sheltered, but well-intentioned white woman" is back with another episode of "Kate The Wasp." This time around, Kat...

Mark Zuckerberg Just Dared Bill Gates To Complete The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.14.2014 | Impact

Zuck took on the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, and the Facebook CEO seemed pretty soaked stoked about the whole thing. On Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris...

#IceBucketChallenge Raises $4 Million in 2 Weeks

Emily Cornelius | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Emily Cornelius

Unless you have been living under a rock -- or if you don't use social media (same thing) -- than you have heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

What Do Martha Stewart, Lance Bass and Olympians Now Have in Common? The Ice Bucket Challenge!

Tim Morehouse | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Tim Morehouse

I've just dumped a bucket of ice water on my head. Yes, you read that correctly, but if you've been on Facebook or Twitter recently you may have noticed that I'm not the only one. (Oh, and tag to my Olympian friends Chris Coleman and Joey Cheek!)

Athletes Everywhere Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports

It's no longer just friends and relatives blanketing your Facebook newsfeed with the Ice Bucket Challenge, the social media-based campaign intended to...

Ethel Kennedy Adorably Participates In Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Obama

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Ethel Kennedy, the widow of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-N.Y.), took the ALS Association ice bucket challenge at the Kennedy family compound in ...

75 Years Later, Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man on the Face of Earth" Speech, Remains the Greatest Speech in Sports History

Dave Kreissman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

On July 4, 1939 a frail Henry Louis Gehrig stepped in front of a packed crowd at Yankee Stadium. The Manhattan-native knew he was sick, but he was unaware that his illness (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS) would soon claim his life.

Thinking About Theater and Ode to Joy

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

For a change of pace, today I'm offering you a series of random theater-related thoughts. None of which could take up a post on its own, but together they seem worthy.

Love And The Power Of Now

Dr. Daniel Amen | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Amen

The key is not just seizing the day -- but each moment, with passion and purpose.

75 Years Later, Gehrig's Still the Man

Ken Reed | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Gehrig was not only a great baseball player, he was a great man. Not only did he set a standard that all baseball players can aspire to, as Landis pointed out, he also set a standard that all human beings can aim for, whatever role they play in life.

Casey Kasem and Mama Jean: The Faces of Lewy Body Dementia

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

Almost everybody has heard of Alzheimer's, but few are aware of LBD, an equally devastating dementia that is progressive and fatal. Perhaps Kasem's diagnosis may finally bring LBD the attention it deserves.

They May Call It Lou Gehrig's Disease, but They'll Call It Augie Nieto's Cure

Rich Polt | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Augie Nieto didn't just come to grips with his ALS, he began to persevere and overcome. He summoned those same rare qualities that made him an effective and respected leader, and applied them to his new reality.