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6-Year-Old Chicago Girl Celebrates Birthday By Helping The Homeless

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.14.2017 | Black Voices

One kindergartner in Chicago decided to celebrate her birthday by engaging in selfless acts of love. Armani Crews, who turned six years old on March ...

This Is How I Help

Stanley Hainsworth | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Stanley Hainsworth

I went through the Kubler-Ross stages of grief, well, minus the acceptance final stage, during the recent election results. I found my community, both...

Muskrat Dinner and Local Traditions

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 02.13.2017 | Taste
Melissa DeCastro

Small towns are alive and well and traditions kept and held proud. It is in these small towns where sometimes the foods not found in current food maga...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 15 - The Ultimate Guide to Online Support

Puja Rios | Posted 02.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Who's to say Valentine's Day is only about champagne, chocolate and roses? Don't get me wrong, I will gladly cheers to you with a glass of Moët, but ...

Don't Take the Hate Bait

Living Room Conversations | Posted 02.01.2017 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

By Mary Gaylord We do it constantly, almost without thinking, hook, line, and sinker. The Free Dictionary defines this idiom as follows: "to be tri...

Goals Worth Fighting For

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 01.27.2017 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

At a time when many of us are wondering what the future holds for the arts, it brings me great pleasure to stop and recognize elected leaders who alre...

A Time for Truth and beauty

Wayne Muller | Posted 01.25.2017 | Religion
Wayne Muller

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around ...

Ten Simple and Unexpected Ways to Boost Happiness

Quora | Posted 01.20.2017 | GPS for the Soul

What are some small ways to boost happiness in everyday life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions ...

Where Help Is Offered, Lives Are Saved

Deborah Hersman | Posted 01.18.2017 | Impact
Deborah Hersman

Imagine going into a police station with drugs on you. You ask for help, and instead of getting arrested, you get access to treatment. Towns like D...

We're More Alike than You Know. 3 Western Holidays: Hanukkah-Christmas-Kwanzaa

Joy A. Dryer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2017 | Impact
Joy A. Dryer, Ph.D.

As the December sky darkens way too early for my taste, I look through my kitchen bay window at the zig zag of orange falling off the edge of the moun...

What Will the Theme of Your Life Be in 2017?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 01.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman If your life were a movie, where would the plot be headed right now? You may not be immortalized in film anytime soon, but your l...

Carrie Fisher's Most Important Role: Confronting Stigma And Reducing Shame

McLean Hospital | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

She encouraged those who struggled with bipolar disorder and substance use issues to join in community and find comfort in shared feelings and experiences.

Seven Ways to Cultivate Joy and Empathy in Math Class

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.22.2016 | Education
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Halpern When we think about lessons in joy and empathy, math class might not immediately spring to mind. But perhaps it should. Science, t...

What Can Americans Dream Now?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenara Nerenberg What does the good life look like in 21st century America? Is it still a single-family home and two cars, as it was for earlier...

Bringing Back the Light

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 12.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

The time of winter solstice has come round again as the sun reaches its extreme border and the light of day seems about to be swallowed by the sea of ...

How To Rise Up Stronger Than Before After This Year's Election

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 12.16.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

More than a month after the election result that felt like sticking your finger into an electric socket and leaving it there for weeks, the calm is setting in. With the calm comes resolve.

The Arts Don't Just Heal, They Also Unify and Inspire Action

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 12.15.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

I have been playing a lot of piano lately - my antidote for when I am feeling low, or my energy source for when I am working through challenges. This ...

3 Ways To Build Stronger Communities Through Civil Dialogue

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 12.14.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Civil dialogue provides us with opportunities to explore: What can we build together? Together we can build a world of possibilities. Together we can build strong communities and strong families. Together, we can build today for a brighter future.

In Praise Of Altruism

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 12.13.2016 | Impact
Dr. Bill Cloke

"Altruism is a benevolent state of mind. To be altruistic is to be concerned about the fate of all those around us and to wish them well. This should ...

Breaking Bread and Building Connection

Kim Samuel | Posted 12.11.2016 | Impact
Kim Samuel

The final weeks of the year are a sacred time for many religious communities and cultures. Though the observers--and observances--differ, there is one...

Reducing Stigma and Hate Crime in Post-Election America

Kevin Hogan | Posted 12.09.2016 | Impact
Kevin Hogan

Middle school students chanting, "Build that wall!" in their school's cafeteria. A college student whose hijab was so forcibly pulled from her head ...

Resist the Divide

Living Room Conversations | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

By Jeanene Louden The president elect is calling for American unity as a way forward. Those that did not support him are calling for unity as a way f...

The Renewal of Civic Leadership

John M. Eger | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
John M. Eger

Civic Leadership is more than it has ever been in our lifetime. This new thinking about civic leadership is at the forefront of Ashoka U's mission n...


Bil Hitchcock | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

I see the moon and the moon sees me And the moon sees someone that I long to see. So God bless the moon and God bless me And God bless the someone tha...

Sing Through the Hard Times. Work for the Good Times to Come.

Rev. Dan Schatz | Posted 11.28.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dan Schatz

When I was a very small child and needed comfort for whatever reason, sometimes my mother would sit up on her bed and take out her guitar. I would sit...