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Are You as Water Smart as Conan O'Brien?

Steve Fleischli | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Steve Fleischli

Conan and Andy are awesome for inspiring needed action, but you'll see that they're also pretty darn water smart.

Why We Must Support Caregivers

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2014 | Fifty
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

Imagine your day goes something like this: You get up, get dressed, cook breakfast, make bag lunches for the kids, drop the kids off at school, rush...

WATCH: Toilet Sings For Us To Do Our Duty

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

If Matt Damon can use humor to improve sanitary conditions across the globe, why can't a singing toilet? In a WaterAid PSA to promote World Toilet ...

This 1970s Smokey Bear PSA Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty

The friendly, trustworthy bear that reminds you to put out campfires just pulled a fast one on us -- and we're spooked. In fact, after watching this 1...

LOOK: Sexism Is Everywhere, Even On Google

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women

Finding sexism in the world is as easy as typing a few words into the world's largest search engine. A campaign for UN Women shows how gender preju...

Review: How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Fern Siegel

If you watch Mad Men for the campaigns, as much as the back-room machinations, Wendy Melillo's new book, How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America - A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns, is an intriguing read.

WATCH: 'NCIS' Star Comes Out -- For LGBT Equality

Posted 04.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Hollywood director Brett Ratner's GLAAD public service announcement series makes its much-anticipated debut this week with a stunning clip starring Pa...

Singapore Anti-Groping PSA Is All Kinds Of Wrong

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women

For a lesson on how not to address a serious issue like public groping, see this ...

You'll Go Nuts Over This 'Blue Balls Blues' Video

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.07.2013 | Comedy

The award for best new video with puppet testicles is in the bag. Rusty and Vern hang out together to sing the "Blue Balls Blues" in a fun public s...

WATCH: Alabama Releases Graphic Mass Shooting PSA

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

The Alabama Department of Homeland Security wants Alabama residents "to be prepared for the worst." The department has released a graphic public se...

My Queer Wish List for 2013: 10 Out-of-the-Spotlight Hopes for the New Year

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

As 2012 comes to a close, there is a lot to be thankful for in the LGBT world. But there are plenty of other important issues that receive less attention. Here's my out-of-the-spotlight queer wish list for the New Year.

Star Jones, will.i.am and Other Celebs Unite to Get Out the Vote

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 12.29.2012 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

In the weeks before Election Day, voters are again being targeted with intimidation tactics and deceptive practices to confuse or scare them out of casting a ballot. In Ohio and Wisconsin, for example, billboards popped up in primarily African-American neighborhoods with messages such as "Voter Fraud is a Felony! Up to 3½ YRS and a $10,000 Fine," designed to alarm and confuse residents.

City Looks For Actors To Play Homeless In PSA

Posted 04.24.2012 | New York

When the New York City needed to cast a Public Service Announcement featuring homeless characters, it didn't hire any of the city's 41,000 actual home...

WATCH: The Shocking New Teen Rape PSA

Posted 03.07.2012 | Teen

"If you could see yourself, would you see rape?" With this question, a controversial new ad campaign in the UK aims to change the way teens view rape....

WATCH: Eighth Grader's 'Don't Say Gay' PSA

Posted 11.29.2011 | Gay Voices

An eighth grader's hilarious public service announcement on the misuse of the word "gay" is making the rounds of the LGBT blogosphere and beyond. ...

WATCH: Vinny Guadaginino, Kristin Chenoweth, Chaz Bono Speak Out Against LGBT Bullying

Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices

A host of celebrities are teaming up with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for their new "Amplify Your Voice!" campaign to speak ...

Denzel Washington: We Are Failing Our Kids

Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

Academy Award-winning film director Ron Howard, basketball star LeBron James, musical artist Ashanti and Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington...

WATCH: Warning Issued For Military Oversharing Online

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

Social media is an undeniable comfort for those in the military and their families as communication from remote areas easier than ever before. But ...

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...

Going Hungry In An Obese Nation

Peggy Conlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Peggy Conlon

How is it that 17 million children in the U.S. live on the brink of hunger while, at the same time, 9 million American children are obese? It's certainly a troubling paradox.

Why New York City's Public Service Announcement Is Bound To Fail

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Riva Greenberg

Remember how "shock and awe" was going to end the Iraq war in 2003? Well the New York City Health Department thinks this same tactic, alright "shock a...

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...

Jay-Z Appears in Youth Vote PSA

Andy Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Bernstein

A lot will be written about the youth vote over the next few weeks. And a lot has been written already... but sometimes the most can be said with the fewest words