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Making a Difference

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Day of Service and the President's Inauguration

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Let's make this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the most successful national service day yet. Here are five ideas to use if you or someone you know has an excuse for not participating.

You Are Not Helpless: How to Bring Light to the World

Holly Sidell | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

How do you light up the world? How do you bring light to another person's life? Each of us has the power to make the world a little bit brighter. Each of us can choose to shine our own light, transforming the darkness one flicker at a time.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - The Holidays and Theft

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Did you know December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month because of the increase in instances of theft in the last few months of the year? Theft comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and it is important to realize we are all susceptible.

Cancer Survivor Gets Tattoo Of Biggest Donor's Twitter Handle

Jay Scott | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

The name Drew Olanoff may be one that you have heard before. If you are a twitter aficionado (like me!), you may have once utilized the hashtag #blame...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday... Giving Tuesday?

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are supposed to be the Holy Grail of deal-finding days, but the latest phenomenon looks to change our approach to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Thanksgiving, a Verb

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Many of us think of Thanksgiving as a day spent with family, eating a great meal and watching football. I believe that thinking needs to be changed! Thanksgiving should ignite a sense of gratitude for all that one has and also be a day of action.

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...