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Reminder: George W. Bush Said The U.S. Didn't Use Torture

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson & Adriana Usero | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

In 2006, then-President George W. Bush adamantly denied that the U.S. used torture against suspected terrorists. Tuesday's release of the Senate repor...

Filmmaker Challenges Society To End World Hunger In Latest Documentary

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact

Every 3.6 seconds, someone dies of starvation, according to UNICEF. But with the resources and technology currently available, it doesn't have to be t...

It Happens Every Three Seconds... And It Has To Stop

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion

One person dies of starvation every 3.6 seconds, according to UNICEF, and it is typically a child under the age of five. A new documentary by Danie...

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

4 Under-Represented Ways We Could Go Extinct

Ravishly | Posted 09.07.2014 | Science
Ravishly

As the morbid and jaded creatures we are, humans really get a kick out of pondering our species' ultimate demise. It's time we give some love to more obscure, but still scientifically plausible means of extinction.

Act Now to Stop Mass Starvation in Central African Republic

William Lambers | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

WFP, which relies on voluntary funding, has received so little in donations that it has not been able to preposition food for the rainy season. This is the time of year when roads are washed out and food supplies cannot move.

Weeds for Dinner

Roberta Gately | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Roberta Gately

Her plea for cookies and milk went unanswered that day, but it is one that is universally understood, and as hard to forget as it is to imagine.

Deepak Chopra: We Can Fight Obesity And Starvation At The Same Time

Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Deepak Chopra is helping to support The Weightless Project, a new initiative that aims to combat both obesity and starvation with a simple idea: Rewar...

The Mariotti Interview: Howard G. Buffett Finds Hope in a Hungry World

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Last week, I reviewed my friend Howard G. Buffett's new book, 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. After reading it, I felt much more hopeful that we really can solve the problem of world hunger. I also had questions, which Howie has answered in detail.

New Strategies to End Hunger: Howard Buffett's 40 Chances: Hope for a Hungry World

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Steve Mariotti

My friendship with Warren Buffett's son Howard G. Buffett goes back to 1991, when I met him through philanthropist Ray Chambers at a youth mentoring m...

Fast Food, Slow Food and No Food

Princess Haya Al Hussein | Posted 12.16.2013 | World
Princess Haya Al Hussein

Today, in scores of nations across the globe, there will be conferences, speeches and editorials to celebrate World Food Day. School children will learn all about the latest issues -- fast food versus slow food; food losses and waste; farming and global warning. Surely this is a good thing -- unless you are among the world's 842 million hungry.

Why Dieting Must Die

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If you doubt that children are endangered by obesity and its metabolic complications, you simply haven't been paying attention. And so my simple assertion is that the neglect is the same in both cases: feeding yourself as your children starve, or dieting while your children get fat.

The Republican Insanity of Helping Farmers But Starving Poor People

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

How on earth do you stand up for agriculture while simultaneously denying the neediest people the means to obtain the fruits of that agriculture?

Rats and Cats During WWI

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

My grandfather on my mother's side talked about the Great War (WWI, la Grande Guerre) every single day of his life. As far as us kids were concerned, ...

Waiting 90 Days for Imminent Death

Geri Spieler | Posted 08.18.2013 | Books
Geri Spieler

humanitarian worker Jessica Buchanan endured this reality of imminent death during her three-month kidnapping by Somali pirates. Her book describes in amazing detail, day by day, minute by minute, her horrific ordeal.

How to Spend $75 Billion to Fix the World

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Bjørn Lomborg

While micronutrient provision is rarely celebrated, a widescale effort could make a world of difference. Ultimately, when all benefits are translated into economic terms, every dollar spent on malnutrition will likely do $59 worth of global good.

Recognizing the Signs of Anorexia

Tennie McCarty | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tennie McCarty

Individuals suffering from eating disorders and other food-related addictions often try to hide their behavior. If you suspect a loved one is suffering from anorexia, do not ignore the signs. Seek help from a professional.

Teens, College Students and Body Image

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

Perhaps young women who have so much influence over each other can be persuaded to use it positively once they are made aware of the impact of their behavior, talk and presence.

The 'Biggest Scandal' Of Our Time

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business

* UN agencies estimate 868 mln people going hungry * Revise previous estimates with new methodology * Progress to reduce...

U.S. Poised to Violate Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Pat LaMarche | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Pat LaMarche

Wasting money on weapons when the U.S. is reeling from overwhelming debt and consequently slashing assistance to the needy isn't the only reason to question this enormous expenditure. The big looming unknown is the value of U.S. ink on paper.

SISTER GIANT: Consciousness and Politics

Marianne Williamson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact
Marianne Williamson

Would our legislative priorities be what they are today -- tending always in the direction of serving those with economic leverage first -- were those legislative bodies anywhere near gender equal? Would the "war on women" exist as it does now?

Woman Starved Teen Daughter To Death, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.18.2012 | Crime

A Georgia woman is charged with murder and deprivation after her teenage daughter was found dead of apparent malnourishment on Saturday. Police arr...

Deepening Food Insecurity Casts Shadow Over South Sudan's First Birthday

Paul O'Brien | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Paul O'Brien

If war breaks out between South Sudan and the Republic of Sudan, fewer resources will be available to make the necessary investments that will allow the South Sudanese people to lead fruitful, rewarding lives -- above the poverty line and food secure -- in the new Republic of South Sudan.

Hunger in America

Christina Weiss Lurie | Posted 07.04.2012 | Impact
Christina Weiss Lurie

I should have been prepared for the notion that hunger was prevalent here in the United States, but I wasn't. I was shocked to hear that a First World country had such an ignominious reality prevalent across all 50 states.

FOUND: Skeletal Remains May Be 10-Year-Old Boy Allegedly Starved By Parents

AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | Crime

DALLAS — A medical examiner believes skeletal remains found in a rural creek south of Dallas are those of a 10-year-old boy who was allegedly st...