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Sandy Projects Still Need Volunteers

Elischia Fludd | Posted 06.05.2013 | New York
Elischia Fludd

Year-round projects coordinated by New York Cares that volunteers can get involved with include job readiness, tutoring and reading via local community centers, libraries and social service agencies.

LOOK: Runner Lives Life To The Fullest

Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

12 People Left Behind During America's Recovery

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business

While many of the richest Americans are raking in money, some people are actually worse off now than when the recession officially ended in June of 20...

Self-Realization In Verse

Lester Brathwaite | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lester Brathwaite

I had just quit my office job in an attempt to "find myself." I was unemployed and openly drunk in the middle of the day. This poem, "I Think I'm an Alcoholic," was an attempt at understanding, and making others understand, my precarious position.

A Message of Appreciation to Healthcare Providers

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

The power that healthcare providers have is extraordinary. On a daily basis they are not only caring for the health of their patients, but they are also creating reasons to smile, making living conditions suitable and pleasant, and forming connections with their patients who not only need them, but depend on them.

From Awareness to Action: Providing Housing & Support for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Becca Stevens | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Becca Stevens

While public awareness in the US about the connection between child sexual abuse, human trafficking and prostitution has increased 100-fold in the past ten years, there are far, far less than 100 programs providing free housing and support for survivors.

Federal Reserve Mission Unaccomplished

Harry L. Langer | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Harry L. Langer

The Federal Reserve Bank's Policies of Quantitative Easing and providing banks with unlimited, unconditioned, and practically interest free funding fr...

Transition to Prosperity

Harry L. Langer | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Harry L. Langer

Despite dire predictions to the contrary, it is not true that automation and innovation will cause permanent unemployment shortages and declining wage...

Why I'm Glad I'm Not Famous Like Megan Fox and Jodie Foster

Shannon Cutts | Posted 04.06.2013 | Celebrity
Shannon Cutts

It is still all too easy for us to casually discount or criticize celebrities for their choices, their wardrobes, their mates, their art, their lives, their whatever... How incredibly heartless. And sad.

Confessions of a Food Addict

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Now, close to 20 years since those early, painful days when I first discovered I was not alone, my life has completely changed. That person I was all those years ago is not who I am now. But I still remain an addict. It is who and what I am.

Playing 'Victim' No More

Troy Roness | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

When I am 80 years old (Lord willing) and in my rocking chair, and reflecting on my life, will I see a life lived open to others, or will I be reminded of a life wasted on being closed-off and full of regret?

A 'How-To' Guide For Healing From Trauma

Lisa Arends | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Arends

Restoration after a sudden trauma is not easy, but it is possible. In fact, you can even learn how to surf your tsunami, moving through it with skill and grace.

How We Can Help Children Cope With Grief and Loss After a Mass Trauma

Bonnie Rubenstein | Posted 12.20.2012 | Education
Bonnie Rubenstein

Loss -- albeit much less tragic -- is inevitable, natural and something we all face. While dealing with a loss is never easy, it can be peculiarly disorienting for children, who are developing emotionally and have fewer past experiences to relate to.

Red Cross Helping Those in Need During Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When Hurricane Sandy was approaching the eastern seaboard of the United States, the American Red Cross was already making the preparations to respond to the communities that were in the path of the devastating storm.

Sweet Post-Sandy Surprise for Staten Island Families

Tory Johnson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Tory Johnson

Thanks to more than $100,000 in contributions in just 15 days from friends, family and contacts I have met through my business, my family and I have driven to Staten Island over the past few weekends and put money in the hands of people hurt by Sandy.

Jeffrey Young

Where Are The Jobs? Hospitals, Nursing Homes And Doctors' Offices

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

The overall recovery of the U.S. economy is still sluggish, but if you're looking for work, you'd be wise to consider the health care sector. The h...

The Most Interesting Part of Human Experience

Alda Sigmundsdottir | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Alda Sigmundsdottir

My fascination with the emotional realm began years ago when I fell into a black hole that some people termed "depression."

Growing Up With Toxic Stress or Addiction and Its Long-Term Impact

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

How we experience the circumstances of our lives often determines whether or not we find them traumatizing. The presence of caring adults who help children to decode the ever-unfolding situations of their worlds is a great protective buffer for the child.

Do You Feel Things Are Out of Your Control?

Helene Lerner | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

These days, with the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the disruption of the lives of many New Yorkers, it is easy to feel powerless. However, I notice that lately when disruptions happen, I am surprisingly calm; if the same things had happened a few weeks ago, I would be agitated.

Grief Hoarders: Recovery Expert Warns Against Creating Shrines For The Dead

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.09.2012 | Health and Fitness

A difficult part of coping with the loss of a loved one is figuring out what to do with their belongings. In a segment for HuffPost Live, celebrity de...

Mounting the Dragon

Nikki Stone | Posted 01.08.2013 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Aerial skiers are all apprehensive every time we make our way down the unstable plastic material launching us into the summer training pool.

Yoga and Addiction: What It Took a Brush With Death to Learn

The Chopra Well | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Many people refer to a single point of awakening at which recovery and transformation begin. It may be a near-death experience, a rite of passage, or even a poignant word from a friend that makes us pause and re-evaluate.

Andrew Zimmern's Road To Recovery

Guideposts | Posted 12.24.2012 | Religion
Guideposts

Outside the kitchen my life was spiraling downward. I told myself I was in control, that I wasn't really addicted at all. I used heroin to come down from coke, alcohol to moderate the pills. I had it all figured out.

The Recovery Is Better Than Romney Would Like It to Be

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The challenger will always try to talk down the economy. Obviously we're far from out of the woods. The GDP is growing barely at trend, unemployment is still too high, and millions of foreclosures remain in the pipeline, though filings are at the lowest level since July 2007. So it's a mixed bag, but nothing like the dark picture that Gov. Romney and his supporters have been trying to paint. We're slowly sailing out of a storm. Too slowly, in my humble opinion, due to the refusal of policy makers other than Bernanke and Co., to put some policy-induced wind in the economy's sails. But remember, when Bob Dole tried Romney's argument back in 1996, it was a huge loser for him. The timing isn't nearly as supportive for the president, but the truth is that things are slowly getting better and Romney's claims to the contrary may be drowned out by this reality.

Fathers and Sons

Tommy Rosen | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

Addiction is a mysterious thing. You never know what it will take to break the forcefield of denial, allowing a person to change their course and survive.