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The Charity Revolution

Daniel Gastfriend | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Daniel Gastfriend

Think back on that promise you made when you chose not to give on the street. When you give this year, how will you make sure you support a program that works?

10 Things to Expect When You Have Cancer

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

The life of a cancer patient can be summed up in one word: access. Everybody wants access to you. Whether it's the lab tech taking your blood or the chemo staff giving you an infusion, there are lots of "ins and outs" when you have cancer. You'll get used to it.

A Chemo Christmas: 24 Ways to Help Those Who Are in the Hospital at the Holidays

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

Here are the top five most effective things you can do for your hospitalized friend and their families during the holidays, plus 19 quick and easy ways to bring Christmas cheer and holiday fun.

4 Excuses to Get Out of Class (That Actually Work)

College Magazine | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
College Magazine

Instead of fibbing about vague family emergencies or your dog feasting on your term paper, here are nine excuses to keep in your arsenal to ensure you won't get caught in a lie.

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

How To Tackle Life's Little Frustrations

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that life will hand you a stink every once in a while. Accept and feel your stink. Respond to it and remember it. And know that life's stinks are just part of the game. And you can handle it just fine.

Men Suck at Being Sick

Alisa Schindler | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Alisa Schindler

I'm prepared to throw a large majority of men under the bus here, although not Clint Eastwood or my grandfather. So there are of course exceptions.

5 Foods Most Likely to Cause Food Poisoning

The Daily Meal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

If there's one thing we all can agree on, it's that getting food poisoning can be one of the most miserable experiences imaginable. Thankfully, we know which foods are most likely to make you sick, so be extra-careful when you eat these.

How to Be Supportive When a Friend Is Seriously Ill

Lisa Newlin | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Lisa Newlin

As someone who has been seriously ill, I've learned the hard way what actions by friends can help and what actions can hurt. From lupus to depression to cancer and everything in between, knowing how to act around someone who is sick is a skill many people lack.

The Best And Worst Foods To Eat When You're Sick

Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living

By Cindy Shih Even when you've done your best to fight off the winter blues and miserable flus, it's almost inevitable you'll get at least a mild...

You Don't Look So Good: The Sociology of Being Sick

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.09.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

If they can put a man on the moon, why can't they cure the common cold? If a runny nose caused erectile dysfunction, I bet they'd have a dozen cold remedies by now.

Three Things NOT to Say to a Coworker About Their Illness

Ann Fry | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

You work with these people. You know something is going on. They miss quite a bit of work. You wonder what to say, how to communicate and comfort. You sometimes find yourself avoiding being alone with them so you don't have to figure it out.

Healing, Healers and the Whole Damn Thing

Adrian Brooks | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Adrian Brooks

I was at a party in Marin Country, just north of San Francisco, when a woman came up to me. Attractive, well-dressed in the laid-back style one would ...

Sick and Buried in Sallie Mae Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I went to graduate school at a tiny liberal arts college from 2006-2008. I graduated with an M.S.Ed. in ...

These Are The Worst Sick Day Excuses We Have Ever Heard

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business

Roughly one-third of American workers have called in sick when they weren't actually ill, according to a recent survey. But what's even more strik...

Girl's Magical Day Proves Dreams Do Come True

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.08.2013 | Parents

September 29th was no ordinary day for 8-year-old Emilia Palmer from Leominster, U.K. She took a ride in a custom pink Lamborghini driven by "Top Gear...

Technology Makes Way for Change in Children's Health Care

Yu Yi | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Yu Yi

As a parent, we all understand that the health of our child takes precedence over economic concerns, geographic distance, and just about any barrier you can name. Many parents know the stress of finding the right doctor to treat a child's illness, and the difficulties involved in traveling to see that one specific doctor. For critically ill children, the long wait to see a pediatric specialist can be devastating.

Why Doctors Can't Make You Well

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

"I am well" means much more than the absence of active disease. What the public -- and most doctors -- hasn't found out is that the cause of illness is becoming more and more murky.  

Sickies Stay Home

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jodi R. R. Smith

As etiquette deals with behaviors and interactions, etiquette also has something to say about contagious individuals traveling among us.

Life = Learning + Growth

Michael_Eisen | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael_Eisen

For the next few weeks, see if you can shift your perspective and take the focus off of the results and achievements in your life and put all your energy into learning and growing.

An App That Lets You Track Down Who Got You Sick

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Flu sufferers can now collect more information about the origins of their germs, thanks to a new Facebook app. "Help, I have the Flu" may not be ab...

Comedian Heather McDonald Dishes About Her Very Kardashian Christmas Gone Wrong (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.19.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

At the first annual Tube-a-Tweet-a-Thon, presented by Virgin Mobile and What's Trending, author and comedian Heather McDonald (Chelsea Lately) share...

Fear, Love and the Hurricane

Amanda King | Posted 02.09.2013 | Parents
Amanda King

After my oldest daughter was born, I had problems with anxiety. It was the first time I had a reason to live, and I couldn't take it, the terrible knowledge that I wouldn't live forever. I feel a bit of that primal fear when my babies have fevers and when I watch buildings topple into the sea.

8 Daily Activities That Can Make You Sick

Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Vann, M.P.H. Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D. You can catch a cold any time of year, but winter is the most active period...