Source: TED - Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of many books.
She is also co-host of "Left, Right & Center," public radio’s popular political roundtable program, as well as "Both Sides Now," a weekly syndicated radio show with Mary Matalin moderated by Mark Green. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that has quickly become one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently cited media brands on the Internet.
Source: TED - Which came first, epicure or eco-warrior? For 23 years, Arthur Potts Dawson has worked alongside Britain's most respected chefs, including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver. But his interest in food began during childhood, on a Dorset farm.
"There was never much money around when I was growing up," he says. "We learned to turn lights off, put a jumper on instead of the heating."
This thrifty sensibility found expression in his acclaimed London restaurants Acorn House and Water House, opened in 2006. From rooftop gardens to low-energy refrigerators and wormeries that turn food waste into compost, these restaurants prove the profitability of an eco-friendly approach -- and serve as training grounds for the next generation of green chefs. Potts Dawson is now taking his crusade to kitchen tables, launching The People's Supermarket, a member-run cooperative supporting British farms, and cooking for Mrs Paisley's Lashings, a supper club whose profits fund urban gardens in London schools.
"Doesn't he sometimes envy those of his contemporaries who went for the fame and the cash, and don't worry about sourcing recyclable microfibre table tops? He says: 'I just want to serve food that people want to eat, and show a way forward for the restaurant industry, for all industries. One day, everything I've done will be worthwhile.'" - Nick Curtis, Evening Standard
Source: Tonic - Anuradha Koirala has saved more than 12,000 women and children from sex trafficking since 1993.
Hollywood's brightest stars and the world's most inspiring heroes met in Los Angeles last night for the 2010 CNN Hero of the Year Awards.
Ten extraordinary people from all corners of the Earth were chosen from 10,000 nominees by a Blue Ribbon panel. They were equally saintly and committed to service, from bringing solar power to rural Kenya to clearing landmines in Cambodia. CNN left it up to the people with an eight-week long online vote to decide the winner.
Each runner-up was announced by a different celeb, such as Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Kid Rock, LL Cool J, Renee Zellweger, Gerard Butler, Kiefer Sutherland, Marisa Tomei, Aaron Eckhart and Holly Robinson Peete. It was Demi Moore, an anti-trafficking activist herself, who announced the 2010 winner, Anuradha Koirala. Since 1993, Koirala has rescued more than 12,000 women and girls from sex slavery through her organization Maiti Nepal. Her $100,000 reward will allow her to continue her good work.
"CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" will air Thanksgiving night on CNN at 8 p.m. EST.