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Laura Whitehurst

It's My First Birthday Today

Laura Whitehurst | November 27, 2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nobody has sung at me. I wasn't woken up with gifts, or breakfast in bed. I doubt there'll be a cake, unless the cafe at work decides it needs to use up all the eggs before the weekend. I'm going to work, and I'm continuing on with my day. But I am celebrating. I am celebrating harder than I celebrated my 21st birthday.
Ian Reifowitz

On Thanksgiving, I'm Thankful My Ancestors Left Europe, and That America Took Them In

Ian Reifowitz | November 27, 2015 | Good News
Thanksgiving -- at least in the form we celebrate it in this country -- is an American invention, and also a holiday about each of our relationships to America.
Michael Brune

It's Time to Choose on Climate

Michael Brune | November 27, 2015 | Impact
The power of the film is that it won't let us forget that it's within our power to avoid the worst consequences of climate change -- we need only choose to do so. That's important for all of us to remember, not just those who are tasked with reaching an agreement in Paris.
Rhet Troxell

To My Wife And All Nurses Everywhere, Thank You

Rhet Troxell | November 26, 2015 | Healthy Living
This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for all you nurses out there -- who abandon everything about your own needs and wants, to make this world a better place for everyone else you take care of. I'm thankful for my wife -- an ICU nurse -- my hero.
Carnegie Corporation of New York

A Gospel of Giving

Carnegie Corporation of New York | November 26, 2015 | Good News
Wealth is something we all have: if not monetary riches, we have our time, our love of family, our dedication to our great nation, and many ways that we can share joy and be generous with our efforts, because generosity enhances our humanity.
Riley Arthur

Behind the Scenes: The Magic of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Riley Arthur | November 25, 2015 | Good News
There are few things more American than the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. There is a reason magicians don't reveal their tricks. Going behind the scenes and seeing how the parade is created ended up not in any way spoiling the magic. Instead, it gave me a greater appreciation for the work that goes into it.

My Husband Didn't 'Settle' For A Fat Wife

Bustle | November 25, 2015 | Women
When people see my husband and I -- he, the "good looking" male and me, the "fat" woman -- supporting each other and showcasing our love, it challenges stereotypes.

WATCH: The Adventures of Sullivan the Therapy Dog

HooplaHa | November 25, 2015 | Good News
Do you ever wonder what it is like in the day of a therapy dog? They help so many different people in so many ways. In a new short series from HooplaHa and Inclusion Films, Sullivan's Travels, we get a pawsitively adorable look.
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

Top 25 Things on My Gratitude List This Thanksgiving

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | November 25, 2015 | Women
Do you keep a gratitude list? Because, I don't. Not regularly anyway. And with good intentions this month to write one thing down a day that I'm grateful for, I did not. But, with Thanksgiving now upon us, I've been really noodling over the things that top my gratitude list. Here's my top 25. What's on yours?
Heather Simpson

Thanks For Pointing Out My Big, Ugly, Crooked Nose

Heather Simpson | November 25, 2015 | Women
To those people that made a comment about my nose, thank you. I'm not mad at you, in fact, I'm glad you said something. Because you forced me to face the mirror, think through it, and realize how silly I was being. I am proud of my nose. And you can't put to shame something I am proud of.
Science of Us

4 Oliver Sacks Quotes On Gratitude

Science of Us | November 25, 2015 | Healthy Living
"I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written."
Leslie Natasha Jackson

The Unique Way I Chose to Honor My Breasts Before My Double Mastectomy

Leslie Natasha Jackson | November 24, 2015 | Women
I never felt my breasts defined me or who I was as a woman. Rather, my breasts were a part of me. Losing my breasts has been a brutal process, but having the opportunity to honor that part of me in advance has helped me to move forward.
Sonya Matejko

6 Self-Seeking Reasons I'm Thankful For Being Single This Year

Sonya Matejko | November 24, 2015 | Women
I'm not ready to be someone's plus one just yet; because I want -- no I need -- to become somebody first. And it's actually thrilling, you know. It's thrilling to get to know yourself because then you'll never settle for less.
Leigh M. Clark

If We All Do This One Thing During the Holidays... It Will Be Epic!

Leigh M. Clark | November 24, 2015 | Good News
Often, layaways need to be paid by December 14th. This means we've got just a couple of weeks to band together to do something truly amazing for some unsuspecting families. Working together, we can light up the faces of so many moms, dads, husbands, wives, friends, and partners by giving them the gift of joy this holiday season.
Janine Francolini

Countdown to the Solstice: Gratitude

Janine Francolini | November 24, 2015 | Good News
This is the first blog in our newest series as we count down to the darkest day of the year: the winter solstice. Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring some of the brightest lights of hope in our community -- the true shooting stars in our field.
Rachel Brehm

10 Unexpected Perks of Being a New Parent of Twins

Rachel Brehm | November 24, 2015 | Parents
What I didn't expect was the many bonuses and unexpected perks of having two little ones hanging out with me all the time. So to all you new and expecting parents out there, here are a few cool things that nobody warned me about.
Shawna Wingert

How Our Holidays Have Changed Since My Son's Autism Diagnosis

Shawna Wingert | November 24, 2015 | Parents
It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. And yet for many years, in our family, it was one of the worst. After finally getting his diagnosis, and learning more and more about my son's needs, we have taken a much different approach to celebrating the holidays.
Jodi Meltzer

Thanksgiving, Full Circle

Jodi Meltzer | November 24, 2015 | Women
This Thanksgiving, I will feel the love that always flowed so freely when my mom was alive. This Thanksgiving, I will look across the table at my very best friend, the one who loves me unconditionally, intensely, immensely. Although the face will be different, the feeling will be the same.
Lindley Pless

Parenting: A Letter to My Son

Lindley Pless | November 24, 2015 | Parents
I want so much for you and I'm afraid that with the chaos that is life I might forget to tell you all these things. So here it is. My hopes and dreams for you dear boy.

WATCH: Puppies Present: People Food We Can Eat

HooplaHa | November 24, 2015 | Good News
Well fear no more... we have 21 golden retriever puppies happy and willing to put the questions to rest. Watch them eat eight people foods that are actually good for them.
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