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Making a Difference

Can You Really Make a Difference?

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

I am not Bill Gates, though, and neither are you. So where does that leave us? Can ordinary people be a force for change? I believe they can.

One Young World, One Big Experience

Shannon Spero | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Shannon Spero

After three and a half days of being around world leaders, past presidents, international business power houses, Nobel Peace Prize winners and of course my inspirational peers, it is hard to put into words what this experience gave me.

One Person Can Really Make a Difference

Paul Mobley | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Paul Mobley

So many of the nonprofit leaders I photographed are incredibly young and ambitious. Their resourcefulness and imagination are refreshing and goes to prove that there are truly as many ways to give back as there are people in the world.

Making a Difference: Philanthropy Is Not Only Pink, It's Everywhere

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Make philanthropy part of your life each day -- not just during designated months or the holidays. Your actions will have an impact far beyond what you can see.

Why I'm Walking From Miami to San Francisco

Barrett Keene | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Barrett Keene

On January 28, equipped with a backpack, laptop, cellphone, some Brooks running gear and a few energy bars, I started walking north from Miami on a 3,475-mile journey to San Francisco to raise awareness and support for orphans.

Stand Up... for Something

Enid Borden | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Enid Borden

The political landscape is rife with talk of "fixing problems," "overhauling ailing systems" and "taking care of our children and our children's children." And yet, what do those doing all this stand for? Where's the action? We've heard the words; where are the deeds?

From My Sole to Yours

Chelsea Audibert | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Chelsea Audibert

A single pair of shoes effectively prevents disease, parasites, and the general stigmatization that comes from inadequate or even non-existent shoes. Collecting and donating is a simple way to make a difference, in both humanitarian and environmental terms

Runway to Rwanda: Reflections of a Fighting Pacifist

Anjhula Mya Bais | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Anjhula Mya Bais

Do I pay the price in my fashion career? Absolutely. I've been told by many an agent to "dumb it down," yet I do it in reverse.

Making a Difference: August Is an Important Time for Protecting Our Children

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Today, even though we have this information as well as how they are transmitted, there is still the likelihood of a widespread epidemic occurring if steps are not taken to protect our families and communities. Vaccination is one of these steps and by doing so you just might become a hero yourself.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- More Inspiration Right After the Olympics

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Here are five tips and ideas of ways you can support the Paralympic Games and other organizations who use sport for Making A Difference for those who live with disabilities:

SLIDESHOW: Top Olympians' Causes

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

If you're like me, and lots of other people, you're completely enthralled with the Olympic Games happening right now in London. I find them amazing w...

Who Is Buckminster Fuller and Why Is His Message So Important Now? - A Manifesto of Possibility

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
L. Steven Sieden

Nearly 30 years after the death of the man that Marshall McLuhan labeled "the 20th century Leonardo da Vinci," Bucky's legacy and the solutions he posed for all our problems generally go unnoticed and ignored.

How You Can Protect The Earth's Resources During National Parks And Recreation Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Summer. We're all outside more. Beaches. Picnics. Hiking. Travelling. It's easy to take "the great outdoors" for granted - everything from the s...

Be Compassionate With Every Action

Intent | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

What is it that keeps us from believing that we, as individuals, can make a change? Although we understand that as humans we cannot do everything, we still have the ability to do something.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving Get Moving!

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 09.16.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Did you know that the natural human need to get outside and get moving is a perfect way to Make a Difference?

Dying Woman Who Rescued Orphans Shares A Final Message

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty

"We’ve taken care of 168 [foster] kids, we’ve had almost 250 surgeries and 81 adoptions ... that’s the triumph of my life.”

How To Spark Change This 4th Of July

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 09.01.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

As you plan for this week's holiday, think about the many ways you can honor the men and women who are serving on behalf of all of us, and support others who are solving problems and making life better for our communities

Act Upon a Feeling

Susannah Meyer | Posted 09.01.2012 | Teen
Susannah Meyer

Never use the excuse that something is just impossible. Take every task on thinking you'll succeed, and chances are, you will.

Meet The 25 Most Influential Young People In The World!

Posted 06.18.2012 | Teen

Last month, HuffPost Teen shared amazing, inspiring and moving stories from the 25 most powerful and influential young people in the world. These inc...

Ways To Honor Dad By Giving Back

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Fathers. Fathers are complicated. Their role in society is just as laden with stereotypes and expectations as mothers. Which can make Father's Day a l...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving Careers in the Nonprofit Sector

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

For this year's graduates it's a time of celebration and, for many, concern. A tough economy is only part of it. What to do next? I'd like to suggest they look outside the usual paths and consider a career in the nonprofit sector.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving Making a Memorable Memorial Day

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

For many of us, it seems that Memorial Day may have lost some of its meaning. But there are some things you can do to change this that are relatively easy.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving ALS Awareness Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

May is ALS Awareness Month and while most of us have heard of ALS Disease, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, there is little we actually know.

The Mother's Day Love Flash Mob

Glennon Melton | Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents
Glennon Melton

We can do no big things, just little things with great love. Each of our offerings will be little but together, they will become great.

Saving Lives in Africa?

Scott Warren | Posted 07.03.2012 | World
Scott Warren

Whether we like it or not, Africa is a land where white people can make a difference in the lives of the natives. So should we?