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Chicken Soup for the Soul

WATCH: World's Friendliest Restaurant Holds Hug-a-Thon for Charity

HooplaHa | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Tim, who was born with Down syndrome, loves nothing more than doling out hugs by the hundreds and his birthday coincidentally falls on National Hug Day.

WATCH: The Story of One Couple's Life-Changing Cross-Country Dog Walk

HooplaHa | Posted 07.17.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

In this Chicken Soup For The Soul moment we are walking across the country! Kait & John Seyal, along with their two dogs Max & Grace, walked across th...

WATCH: Simple Ways to Make a Stranger's Day Brighter

HooplaHa | Posted 07.10.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

This "Chicken Soup For The Soul" moment is making the world a kinder place! If everyone performed one random act of kindness every day, everyone wou...

WATCH: Adorable Baby Takes His Very First Steps

HooplaHa | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
HooplaHa

This Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment captures one of life's most special moments... a baby's first steps! One day they are crawling and the next they decide they are ready. They pull themselves up and make that first move.

WATCH: Community Completes Kindness Missions to Make Strangers Smile

HooplaHa | Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

In Syracuse, N.Y., volunteers went on a mission to put a smile on a stranger's face. American Bear Films and Guerrilla Goodness partnered together for an event called Kindness Captured: A Day of Bravery and Kindness.

Improve Your State of Mind With Laughter Yoga

HooplaHa | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
HooplaHa

No yoga poses, yoga mats or special yoga gear needed. Best of all, it's free! The modern day life has to power to stress us out, this practice allows you to let go and relieve some stress. Channel your inner child and laugh with us!

5 Bittersweet Truths That Put Life Into Perspective

Lacey Johnson | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Lacey Johnson

Stop waiting for life to be kinder, for the storms to calm, for your big break to magically appear, for your white knight to round the corner or for a fair maiden to come and fulfill your every desire. Stop betraying yourself. Stop betraying your dreams.

WATCH: NYC Teens Distribute Food and Water to Hurricane Victims

HooplaHa | Posted 05.29.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

After one mother initially suggested the idea to her son, he quickly texted his friends and within 15 minutes they had all gathered and started planning their relief efforts! They walked through the neighborhood giving assistance to others in need. What incredible young men!

A Military Mom Honors Fallen Son by Comforting Others

HooplaHa | Posted 05.22.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Ida founded Butterfly Circle of Friends, a nonprofit in her hometown of Spotswood, NJ, to help those in need in the local community and worldwide. Her biggest goal is to help families who have also lost children to find hope and healing in their life.

How I Use Stories in My Business

Kate Wan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Kate Wan

Telling your story in business is a current trend in growing your leadership and your brand. Instead of using outdated selling techniques, storytelling addresses the "why" and "what" to draw people in.

Prom Dress Shopping With Two Months To Live

Marisa Bardach Ramel | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Marisa Bardach Ramel

I looked down at my car keys, swinging from their red lanyard. It was February. No one goes prom dress shopping in February. But when everyone went in March and April, she'd be dead.

A Commuter Love Story: Romance Across the Aisle

HooplaHa | Posted 06.06.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

After commuting together and watching one another from afar for nearly two months, Susan finally worked up the nerve to end the mystery and asked to share a seat next to John. The two formed an instant connection and have been married ever since.

A Triple Amputee's Dream Wedding Brings Community Together

HooplaHa | Posted 05.23.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Marine Corporal Juan Dominguez lost both legs and his right arm in an explosion in 2010 while serving in Afghanistan. On April 27, 2013, the community of Temecula, California came together to give Juan and his bride Alexis their dream wedding.

Woman's Newfound Talent Helps Overcome Addiction

HooplaHa | Posted 05.16.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

In this week's Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment, you'll meet Candyce, a former addict who never thought she would one day be an artist.

Chicken Soup for the Entertainment Lawyer's Soul

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Stacy Slotnick

Entertainment law is glamorous and show business is seductive, but as one of my mentors cautiously noted, "Remember to use the glamour wisely."

UN Foundation Program Empowers Girls Across The Globe

HooplaHa | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
HooplaHa

In this week's addition of Chicken Soup For The Soul moments we bring you an organization that is helping shape our future generation.

Mexican Immigrant Goes From The Hood To Harvard And Beyond

HooplaHa | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
HooplaHa

In this week's Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment we bring you Cesar Cruz, a man who never gives up. Cesar is the first Mexican immigrant male to attend Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in the Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership.

Bring Your Prized Possessions Back to Life At This Pop-Up Repair Shop

HooplaHa | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
HooplaHa

In this week's installment of "Chicken Soup For The Soul Moments," old and sometimes hidden treasures can come back to life. The Pop-Up Repair Shop was opened to reduce the use-and-discard cycle of consumer goods.

Special Olympic Athlete Inspires All With His Triumphant Story

HooplaHa | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
HooplaHa

This week's Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment is about a boy who inspires through his participation in the Special Olympics. Ian Shepherd participates in the Special Olympics not only for himself but to help inspire and teach other athletes.

Comic Book Artist Draws From Passion to Rescue Dogs

HooplaHa | Posted 03.11.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Matt is a comic book creator, and animal activist from Rockaway, NY. He and his wife are dedicated animal rescuers who are fiercely passionate about giving abused dogs and cats a loving home.

The Spirit of Christmas

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Sometimes I think that I'm actually two people. One of me is relentlessly pragmatic, reasonable,...

Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur's Soul

Matt Douglas | Posted 12.15.2013 | Small Business
Matt Douglas

A few weeks ago, I had a meeting with that was supposed to be uneventful, but it left a lasting impression. The meeting was with the CEO of a small co...

A Working Mom's Twist on Chicken Soup for the Soul

Kerry Lyons | Posted 11.24.2013 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

The warm steam from the broth alone seems to have healing powers, conjuring up feelings of comfort and joy. These are the feelings I want to create for my family when I make chicken soup. Comfort and joy.

Leadership With Love

Larry Ross | Posted 04.21.2013 | Books
Larry Ross

Just as Billy Graham's influence and impact transcends religious, racial and political boundaries, so does the list of contributors to this volume as they reveal and confirm his place in history.

Furlough From Heaven

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 03.16.2013 | Books
Lawrence D. Elliott

Before the day arrives when I walk through those pearly gates for the first time, I'd like to say something to all of the angels from my life, as well as to those who spend their hard-earned money and valuable time just to read my stories: Thank you.