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Bullying Prevention Month is Almost Over; The Real Work Takes Place Every Single Day

Signe Whitson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Signe Whitson

Bullying Prevention month is almost at an end, but as great teachers know, the real work to end bullying is not something done in a single month, but rather through every action, every day.

62 Ways To Spread Kindness Like Wildfire

Galit Breen | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Galit Breen

26. Sit next to someone who's alone at a work meeting, a school function, an event, a yoga class.

The Power of Kindness

Susana K. McCollom | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Susana K. McCollom

While we have the power to reinforce optimism through a small gesture, it also means one wrong move can be hard to recover from. We will get our feelings hurt and feel unappreciated, and despite our best intentions, we will also make someone else feel that way. Anyone who braves the world risks disenchantment.

People Who Plant: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

From Oakland, California to Busia, Kenya, many of our grantees this week are planting gardens and educating their communities about nutritious food, organic gardening and permaculture principles. We are honored to give $1000 seed grants to the following projects all over the world.

Getting Your Kids Ready to Go Back to School: An Insider's Look at What Teachers Really Want

Signe Whitson | Posted 08.03.2015 | Parents
Signe Whitson

When it comes to what classroom teachers really want in terms of preparing students for a successful year, however, stylish school bags and math memorization don't even make the top ten list. Rather, Teachers' Wish Lists include specific skills and teachable traits that make for a peaceful classroom and productive learning environment, such as.

5 Ways to Show Kindness to a Child

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.11.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

One of my favorite times of the day is dinner time. It has nothing to do with the food, especially when I am the cook, and it has everything to do with my usual dining companions -- my two daughters.

Couple Ditches Honeymoon To Perform Random Acts Of Kindness In All 50 States

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact

Mark and Ismini Svensson have traveled in plenty of planes, trains and automobiles since they got married. But the newlyweds haven't been jet-setting ...

I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Meeeee!

Heather Evers | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Heather Evers

Having a toddler is like having a permanent voyeur living in your house. They see and hear everything. Except of course, the things you want them to see and hear. I still have to show Harrison how to put his underwear on right side front every day.

14,000 Ways To Be Nice To Someone When They're Sad

Galit Breen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Galit Breen

When things happen that make us sad -- big things like losing a pet and little things like bad days -- it can be hard to reach out for the help and support and lift that we need. But what we learned when we were sad is that, my goodness, people want to be there.

Water as a Symbol of Love

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 08.21.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Love is the natural medium that carries messages, that flow incessantly and silently, bringing us together, conveying what is often unspoken -- the message from our hearts to others and to the world -- allowing life to continue and flourish in all our relationships.

Kim Novak Speaks Out Against Oscar Night 'Bullies'

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 04.18.2014 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first...

What Philomena Is Really About

Bryan Appleyard | Posted 03.09.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Appleyard

Don't take any notice of people who tell you that Philomena is a polemic against the Catholic church or an anti-religous diatribe. What it's really about is the remarkable renewal of this extraordinary woman Philomena Lee's faith.