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Altruism

Do Parents Squash the Kindness in Their Kids?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

If all of us parents could try not to let those opportunities to help and care pass by, if we could all try being kinder, if we could just try not to squash the kindness in our kids, just imagine what might happen.

#ExceptionalCareers Series: How to Be a Creative Altruist

Sanyin Siang | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Sanyin Siang

Creative altruism comes in many different forms. But it stems from a mindset of helping others whenever you can even when there is no direct benefit to you. So here are three ways to practice creative altruism.

Altruism in the Face of Violence

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion
Matthieu Ricard

At a time of worldwide challenges, altruism is an ever-more-urgent necessity. Whether we pursue a spiritual path or not, the first task we have to set for ourselves is to become better human beings.

Social-Emotional Learning: Why Now?

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 01.15.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Yet a closer examination of the science behind social-emotional learning reveals a story of human development that suggests an even deeper reason for implementing it -- one that goes beyond teaching these skills solely to remedy our social ills or to enhance academic success.

We Share More When We Feel Interconnected

Joel Tauber | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Tauber

The act of sharing re-awakens our more interconnected selves. It blurs the boundaries between what is mine and thine, as philosopher Win-chiat Lee so eloquently explains; and it brings us together in the process.

Lindsay Holmes

7 Reasons To Practice Gratitude That Have Nothing To Do With The Holidays

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Now that we're officially in the holiday season, generosity and gratitude reign supreme. We're altruistic because we're motivated at this time of year...

Mormon Service Advocates Launch New Faith-Themed Website, Podcast

Joseph Peterson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion
Joseph Peterson

From that website they affirm that "No Poor Among Them is a project devoted to education and inspiration in the art of service and the passion to end poverty."

The Best Way To De-Stress This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite its long-sung reputation as "the most wonderful time of the year," the holiday season is easily one of the most stressful times as well. A rec...

Beautiful Acts Of Kindness To Share On The Anniversary Of Sandy Hook

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living

It's been two years since the heartbreaking events at Sandy Hook Elementary and on Dec. 14, we'll stand together to remember the lives lost. In honor ...

'The Road To Genocide Can Be Paved With Mirror Neurons'

Pacific Standard | Noah Berlatsky | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

“We are good,” Donald Pfaff declares early on in The Altruistic Brain. By this he means that all humans are innately moral, not in a philosophical...

5 Ways Faith Contributes to Strong Marriages, New Studies Suggest

David Briggs | Posted 12.11.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Four studies published in the Journal of Family Psychology indicate that cultivating practices such as selfless prayer, spiritual intimacy and compassionate love can help keep couples happily together through the challenges of marriage.

Volunteering Can Improve Your Quality Of Life -- And These Countries Know It

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living

The benefits of altruism are significant -- and it looks like the world is starting to take notice. According to a new report from the U.K.-based C...

Triumph in the Baja 1000 for the HeartGift Racing Team

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

This is the classic story of how not finishing first -- or second, or third -- or not even technically completing a racing event can still represent a triumph and be a touching story of true grit, determination and, above all, of selfless devotion to a cause.

How Much Are We Willing To Harm Others For Personal Gain?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.18.2014 | Science

Most of the time, psychology and behavioral economics research paints a grim picture of human motivation as fundamentally selfish and competitive. But...

How Sharing Meals Makes You More Altruistic

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.12.2014 | Science

In a world of Seamless and sad desk lunches, traditional sit-down family dinners can sometimes seem at odds with contemporary life. We often eat o...

Want To Train Your Brain To Feel More Compassion? Here's How

Fast Company | Helen Weng | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

Many of us know that if we want to become more physically healthy, we can exercise. What if we want to improve our emotional health? Are there ways to...

U.S. "vs." China in Africa: A Message to President Obama and Premier Li Keqiang

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 12.14.2014 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

President Obama and Premier Li Keqiang: you don't need to be so competitive because you're not actually competing. A more formal collaborative approach could be in your mutual interest.

Regular People Who Changed The World, And How You Can Too

National Geographic | Simon Worrall and Heather Dune Macadam | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

In their first best-selling book, Half the Sky, husband and wife team Nicholas D. Kristof, a New York Times columnist, and Sheryl WuDunn—who togethe...

Ten Keys to Greater Life Balance

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

Greater life balance lies within your reach. Focus on the big picture and keep in mind that small investments of time in the right places can transform your well-being and relationships.

Altruism in Haiti

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

The staff didn't have any idea about what I would ask and none of them were present for the interviews of the others. One by one, they revealed their passion for their work. More miraculously, they discovered during our conversations that they, themselves, had changed.

How to Be Healthy By Helping Others

Max Ogles | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Max Ogles

I admitted before that I'm an optimist. I really believe that most of us find at least some motivation in the desire to help others. The desire is so strong that we can often find that we help ourselves by helping others.

Baggage Culture and Why Embracing Transhumanism Doesn't Come Easy

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.

5 Ways to Make Peace With Money

Leisa Peterson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Managing money includes the mental action of spending and saving.  We all have some type of living expenses so that is of first concern when it comes to managing finances. Ensuring we live within our means and have money left over for savings is one way to create greater peace of mind.

3 Things You Should Avoid This Ramadan To Make It More Spiritually Meaningful

Ro Waseem | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Ro Waseem

It would be great if every Muslim tried to make a conscious effort in changing some part of their personality that needs to be improved during Ramadan, but this, unfortunately, is not the case.

What If Your Performance Depended On Making People Smile?

Jeremy M. Simon | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeremy M. Simon

What if your class grade depended on making people smile? MBA students in Marketing Professor Raj Raghunathan's "Creativity and Leadership" class at The University of Texas at Austin recently put their ability to spread happiness to the test, as part of a project that involved "altruistic pranks" -- creative and unexpected acts of kindness directed toward strangers.