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Zoe Mintz

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What Happens When 2 Canadians Visit The Daytona 500?

(1) Comments | Posted March 2, 2013 | 7:30 AM

I really had to pee. With only 25 laps left to go and a herd of drunk fans between me and the bathroom, I wasn't sure whether to risk it. After all, it was the Daytona 500.

My dad's favorite driver, Jimmie Johnson, was making headway and looked like he...

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Ohio Father With Advanced Lung Cancer Does Polar Bear Plunge For Charity (PHOTO)

(25) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 3:26 PM

More than two years into his fight against stage 3B lung cancer, Robert Litten did something courageous, altruistic -- and a little downright crazy to help others with the disease.

The 59-year-old from Cleveland, who has undergone almost 30 radiation treatments, different kinds of chemotherapy and other medical procedures,...

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Pilot Delivers Letter To 'Heaven' For Little Boy's Fallen Soldier Dad

(852) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 2:07 PM

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2013 3:34 p.m. EST

MacAidan Gallegos was just five years old when his father was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.

Four years later, 9-year-old ‘Mac’ had a special request in honor of his father’s birthday on Jan. 24 . He wanted to write his...

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St. Boniface Church In San Francisco Lets Homeless People Sleep In Pews (PHOTOS)

(606) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 2:31 PM

For the city’s homeless, San Francisco’s St. Boniface Church is seen as a safe haven.

The nonprofit known as the Gubbio Project partners with the Roman Catholic church to let the city’s homeless sleep on its pews during daylight hours, even during Mass, and provides a host of...

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Help For Homeless In Winter Weather Comes From Shelters, Outreach Workers (WHAT YOU CAN DO)

(875) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 8:34 AM

A polar air mass that’s hardened the Upper Midwest and much of the eastern U.S. in a deep freeze has taken an especially harsh toll on homeless people across the country.

While shelters across the region have extended their hours and made more beds available, outreach workers are on...

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Dental Health In Rural Haiti: Little-Known Health Problem Addressed By Nonprofits

(11) Comments | Posted January 12, 2013 | 9:16 AM

Hundreds of students clad in blue checkered uniforms sit in their school’s chapel. It’s a Friday afternoon and the 90-degree weather and impending weekend doesn’t make any of them flinch at this mountain top school in Haiti’s Central Plateau. In fact, they sit in heavy silence as a pair of...

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Syria Indiegogo Fundraiser Shut Down Citing Strict U.S. Sanctions

(3) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 8:41 AM

Even though Julie Angus of Canada is thousands of miles away from Syria, the nation's civil war hits close to home.

Angus’ uncle, his wife and three children live in the Syrian city Aleppo where electricity, food and clean water are scarce and murder is rampant, the...

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How To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims This Holiday Season

(3) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 7:43 AM

For families hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, filling the house with all the joyous trappings of the holiday season may fall low on the priority list this year. But, a number of groups have come together to make sure that those who lost their homes and have to focus on...

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Deborah Johnson, Former Nurse, Helps 4 Teens As First Responder To New Orleans Shooting

(13) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 1:20 PM

When Deborah Johnson listens to the news coverage surrounding the Newtown Conn., shootings, a vivid and traumatizing memory comes to mind, she told The Huffington Post.

"Even though it's a long time after, I can still hear the pattern of the gunshots," Johnson, 56, said, describing the six rounds...

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Ryan Goodwin Donates Two-Thirds Of His Liver To Save His Mother's Life

(15) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 1:11 PM

Ryan Goodwin knows the meaning of sacrifice.

The 27-year-old from Oklahoma, donated two-thirds of his liver to his mother who was dying from stage 4 liver failure, he told the Huffington Post in an email. A month ago, Goodwin posted a photo of himself on Reddit, taken in...

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Gmail, AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail: Which Users Are Most Generous?

(3) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 10:51 AM

A new study reveals Google Gmail users make larger charitable donations than users from other free email services like Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL Mail, according to data from online donation company Qgiv.

The report reveals that Gmail users gave $143 per donation -- 16 percent more per...

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Ho Quang, Vietnamese Photographer, Captures Poor Children's Dreams In Eerie Photos

(109) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 8:38 AM

What do you want to be when you grow up?

That’s the question Ho Quang, a 26-year-old photography student, posed to 10 children living in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Some live in large households with single incomes, others have sick parents and many suffer from malnutrition....

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Veterans Day: 5 Ways To Support Military Members

(71) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 8:37 AM

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, we honor our nation’s military men and women who have made tremendous sacrifices for their country.

But sometimes their service comes at an immeasurable cost. As vets resume their civilian lives, many struggle with joblessness, mental health issues and homelessness.

With 6.3...

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Lance Armstrong Livestrong Foundation Will Survive, Experts Say

(18) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 9:25 AM

UPDATE 10/22/2012: Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from cycling, the International Cycling Union said on Monday, Reuters reports.

Happy 15th birthday, Livestrong. Or not?

As the foundation celebrates its major milestone days after Lance Armstrong stepped down as...

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Election 2012: 5 Campaigns That Encourage Vets, Marginalized Groups To Vote

(8) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 9:15 AM

Four years ago, voter turnout was 49 percent -- the highest since 1968. Still, it remains to be seen if voters will come out in droves as they did during the election. To make sure that no avoidable factors -- ranging from intimidation to a lack of a...

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