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David Vognar

Loving While Resisting Trump

David Vognar | December 8, 2016 | Good News
Maintaining one's loving stance can be difficult in trying times. When anger and hate rise up, as they are on the right, it can be tempting to respond in kind.
Bill Douglas

Savor Your Citizenship

Bill Douglas | December 7, 2016 | Good News
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”  ~ Winston S. Churchill   On this day 75 years ago, America was attacked at Pearl Harbor. So, today...
Brynn Tannehill

Here's What It's REALLY Like Having A Transgender Parent

Brynn Tannehill | December 6, 2016 | Queer Voices
A while back I ran across an article by a woman who had a transgender parent and still hasn’t forgiven them for transitioning, decades after their death. She keeps trying to tell the world how having a parent that is transgender is just terrible, and that...
Sherman Yellen

The Land of Lost Wallets

Sherman Yellen | December 5, 2016 | Good News
I know that most of you (at least those of you over fifty) have gone through this - the missing wallet syndrome. It deserves its own place in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders." And I am one who suffers from it - at least episodes of it...
Michele Willens

FACE IT: We Have Some Good News!

Michele Willens | December 5, 2016 | Good News
FACE IT: We Have Some Good News! By Michele Willens Many of us have been harboring full-blown hostility and suspicion lately, looking at those we know, or don't know, and wondering, "Did they vote for him?" Not to mention feeling legitimate concern, worrying about this country's future,...

When Irrational Behavior Can Be Beneficial

Quora | November 30, 2016 | Good News
What are some examples from history of people behaving irrationally in a way that was beneficial? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral...
Michael Lazar

Requiem for a Wolf

Michael Lazar | November 30, 2016 | Good News
We are all familiar with the term, "life is short." Of course, as human beings with a life expectancy that averages 70 to 80 years, our lives are immeasurably longer than the canine companions that many of us so cherish and welcome into...
Leonisa Ardizzone

Under the Radar, Fighting the Good Fight

Leonisa Ardizzone | November 29, 2016 | Good News
One of the downfalls of many social justice or public service organizations is their desire to be noticed. In an effort to get press and coverage, they can sometimes forget why they do the work they do in the first place. Ego can ruin the mission of an organization. But,...
Siobhan Kukolic

Ellen DeGeneres Shows Us How To Live Our Own Truth

Siobhan Kukolic | November 28, 2016 | Good News
President Barack Obama gave out the Presidential Medal of Honor, the highest civilian medal, to a number of people who have made a big impact on our culture. People like Bill Gates, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jordan, Robert De Niro, and Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live to name...
Alethea Mshar

Am I The Only Woman Who Doesn't Watch 'Gilmore Girls?'

Alethea Mshar | November 28, 2016 | Women
So I hear that “Gilmore Girls” is a thing.  In fact, my social media feed is a bit of a black hole of “Gilmore Girls” marathoners who are going off the rails because they’re excited about watching upmteen hours of whatever it is that the “Gilmore Girls” do.
David J. Dunn, PhD

Dear White People: Put The Pin On

David J. Dunn, PhD | November 30, 2016 | Impact
Is it right or wrong for a white person to wear a safety pin? Christopher Keelty has written a provocative essay calling safety pins “embarrassing,” superficial displays, good only for making white people feel better about their privilege. He may be right, but it...
Lisa Levey

Transforming Despair into Solutions: A Leader We Can All Be Thankful For

Lisa Levey | November 25, 2016 | Good News
Every once in a while you come across someone who changes the way you think about the world. This amazing woman, this visionary leader, is one of those people. Imagine your 15 year old son - a terrific kid, a bookworm, a youth working to make his community a...
Carl Pope

A Belated Thanksgiving: The Atlantic Ocean Is Healing Itself

Carl Pope | November 25, 2016 | Green
I couldn't, post-election, muster a plausibly big enough piece of good news to warrant a Thanksgiving blog -- but then this morning one arrived.
Erol Yayboke

Your World: A Letter To My Daughter

Erol Yayboke | November 25, 2016 | Parents
We haven’t met yet but I’m pretty sure you’re destined for great things. Especially if you’re anything like your mother... you’ll probably also have lots of strong opinions, a fiercely independent spirit and a heart of pure gold. To be honest, I can’t wait to be your dad.
David Vognar

Returning to Love

David Vognar | November 23, 2016 | Good News
In our early years, love is like a shroud that wraps us up. It is our primal experience. As we age, especially during puberty, we shrink from love a little. We become easily embarrassed, over-interested in fitting in and we can be cruel. If we're fortunate, we rediscover this love...
Heidi Isern

The One Thing To Save (All) Your Relationships

Heidi Isern | November 22, 2016 | Divorce
Communication is the most critical ingredient of any type of relationship.Yet today’s world has so much noise, we have all forgotten how to listen. “Yep, yep. Got it. Great. Yep. Yep,” he said. I was telling Toby my latest family crisis at warp speed, covering each...
Sherman Yellen

A City Kid's Thanksgiving

Sherman Yellen | November 22, 2016 | Good News
As a city kid, I never knew the pleasures of an old-fashioned country Thanksgiving, until I was old enough to buy an old farmhouse in the country. And then it rarely if ever snowed - and it was long past the time of sleighs pictured in the traditional Thanksgiving.
Marisa Sanfilippo

Traveling Stories Helps Kids Find Love in Reading

Marisa Sanfilippo | November 22, 2016 | Good News
Isn't amazing how much things have changed over the past few years? Before the boom in mobile technically, there wouldn't be kids sitting at a restaurant attached to their iPads or of a herd of teens at the local park glued to their smartphones trying to catch some Pokemon. ...
Linch Zhang

The Poker Pro Who Wants to Save the World

Linch Zhang | November 23, 2016 | Impact
Liv Boeree’s life story reads less like a biography and more like the plot of a badly-written Mary Sue fanfiction. She began her adult life by getting a 1st class degree in astrophysics. At age 21, she learned to play poker. She fell in love with the game and proceeded...
Siobhan Kukolic

There Will Be Good Days And Bad Days

Siobhan Kukolic | November 17, 2016 | Good News
There will be days when you think that everything is going the way you had planned. You feel successful. And there will be days when you feel like you can't do one single thing right.
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