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Street Harassment: Getting the Message

Anna Kegler | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Anna Kegler

Just telling people that a behavior is wrong is not the same as giving them the tools to change it.

How Video Hackathons Are Strengthening Creative Communities Nationwide

Posted 02.13.2014 | Impact

This piece is a follow-up on our coverage of the 2014 DoGooder Awards. Are you a video visionary? Read more on how to enter here. After eight years...

The Worst Way To Encourage Bike Safety

Posted 11.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

"One Got Fat" is a bike safety PSA that looks unlike any other PSA you've ever seen before. (Unless you've already seen it. In which case, move right ...

The 20 Best PSA Parodies

Posted 11.16.2012 | Comedy

PSAs may be serious business when they're done in earnest to raise awareness about diseases and political causes, but they also provide a perfect form...

WATCH: Incredible Clairvoyant Reveals 'Trick'

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

This clairvoyant can meet you for the first time and know an uncomfortable amount of information about your life — but that's because you've already...

WATCH: Think A Trip To The Dentist Is Scary? You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet.

Posted 04.27.2012 | Parents

Think a trip to the dentist is scary in itself? Imagine if the dentist were distracted from his job by texts, photos or a favorite tune. (Oh, sorry, i...

WATCH: Psychedelic Anti-Marijuana PSA

Posted 04.23.2012 | Comedy

If all of the 4/20 excitement from Friday has you worried about pot in your own home, maybe don't show your kids this 1980's anti-marijuana PSA. U...

WATCH: 'South Park' Uncovers The Dangers Of Memeing

Posted 03.29.2012 | Comedy

"South Park" cut right to the quick of Internet safety Wednesday night by addressing memeing. Sure, things like Planking and Tebowing may seem like go...

New PSAs Get the Word Out for Shelter Pets

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

While euthanasia rates for dogs and cats in our nation's animal care and control facilities have been in steady decline for more than three decades, there are still millions of healthy dogs and cats euthanized every year. We as a nation shouldn't stand for that.

Healthy Men Do Not Need Routine PSA Blood Tests, Government Panel Says

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Those PSA blood tests that check for prostate cancer do more harm than good and healthy men should no longer receive them as part o...

WATCH: Hipster 4th Of July PSA

Posted 08.30.2011 | Comedy

It's important to remember safety while celebrating this holiday weekend. While for most people that probably means applying lots of sun screen and ma...

10 Classic Public Service Ads that Changed a Nation (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.20.2011 | Impact

Since 1942, the non-profit Ad Council has been using the power of advertising for social good, educating Americans on important topics, and along the ...

WATCH: Ken Jeong's Disco CPR PSA

Posted 08.17.2011 | Comedy

We've all been there: You're having a game night with your buddies when suddenly someone collapses to the floor mid-charade. Okay, maybe we haven't al...

Natalie Portman, Zoe Saldana Launch Women Microfinancing PSAs

Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact

Actresses Natalie Portman and Zoe Saldana have partnered with FINCA International, a microfinancing charity, to promote its women's entrepreneurship c...

WATCH: Parents, Students Create PSA Against School Budget Cuts

Posted 08.09.2011 | Education

When budget cuts threatened the arts, science, math and technology programs at Melrose Elementary School, its students' parents decided to take action...

10 Funny Public Service Ads About Serious Issues (VIDEOS)

Posted 06.27.2011 | Comedy

Anyone who's ever had to raise a sensitive or difficult subject knows there's nothing like humor to break the ice. Armed with this approach, the non-p...

The 8 Most Iconic Public Service Ads

Posted 05.28.2011 | Media

Everyone knows that advertising has long been used to influence society -- particularly around consumption of goods. But advertising has also been use...

WATCH: Is The Department Of Health's H.I.V. PSA Too Graphic?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The NYC Department of Health, which recently has made a name for itself by publicizing startlingly graphic public service announcements, has release a...

A Solution For Infant Mortality? Christian Organization Emphasizes Its Child Survival Program

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Christian Organization Compassion aims to use its influence and funds to "release children from poverty." Their latest campaign, the Child Surviva...

Keep California Beautiful's "Let's Trash The Beach" PSA

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So often Public Service Announcements come off as boring, preachy, or just plain hokey. That's why we found this campaign to keep California's beaches...

Rob Riggle's Hilariously Disturbing Anti-Speeding PSAs (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The Ad Council has launched a "Youth Reckless Driving Prevention" campaign, that includes ads featuring comedians pretending to be teenagers who creep...

The Nine Weirdest PSAs Ever Made (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

There are many serious issues here and abroad that deserve more attention and non-profit advocates have taken to the airwaves to solicit contributions...

IRS Uses YouTube To Spread Tax Rebate News

USA Today | Erin Kutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The IRS is taking a cue from aspiring comedians and Barack Obama aficionados this week, making use of YouTube to get its message out. The agency prod...

What Is Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome?

ABC News | Carol Berczuk and John Quinones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

PSAS, identified and named just six years ago, remains a mysterious condition that thousands of women wish they didn't have. They are constantly on th...