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Giving Back to the Community

Surprise! Most Americans Do Enjoy Being Able To Donate To Charity At The Register

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact

If you're annoyed with cashiers asking for your charitable dollar at checkout, you're not all alone -- but you are in the minority. A report releas...

Gratitude Is The Best Sauce

Ryland Engelhart | Posted 05.27.2015 | Taste
Ryland Engelhart

When you are grateful, it all tastes so good.. your life experience is one of abundance, as opposed to one of lack, and I am endlessly humbled that it is my job to be a shepherd of that abundance.

The Top U.S. Charity Donors Gave 28% More In 2014 Than They Did The Year Before

Associated Press | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact

The Chronicle of Philanthropy in Washington released its annual list Sunday of the top 50 American donors to nonprofit organizations in 2014. Here are...

How Helping The Homeless Youth Helps You

Robin Hall | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Robin Hall

Having worked at a homeless shelter now for nine months, the problem seems clear: A distinct lack of compassion on our behalves, and a severe lack of mental health services for the homeless.

MLK, Jr. Asked Us 'What Are You Doing For Others?' Here's How We Answered

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact

In a legacy as profound as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, one thing is for certain -- the civil rights leader lived to help those who needed him most....

Worker Productivity Can Jump 30 Percent When It's For A Good Cause: Study

Phys.org | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact

Working to benefit a good cause increases productivity by up to 30 per cent, according to the findings of a new study from the University of Southampt...

Nonprofit Employment Actually Grew During The Recession: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact

Nonprofits are becoming an increasingly vital aspect of the American economy, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. For the first tim...

These Were The 10 Biggest Gifts To Charity In 2014

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact

Sometimes the 1 percent can come up big. This year, the top 10 philanthropic gifts to American nonprofits totaled $3.3 billion, according to the Ch...

Taylor Swift Named Most Charitable Celeb For Supporting Feminist Causes, Education, More

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact

No one pulls off selflessness quite like Taylor Swift. The 25-year-old pop star landed the top spot on DoSomething.org's Celebs Gone Good list, whi...

Here's A Great Way To Tell If Your Date Is A Jerk

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact

It's OK to put a little sexy into service. Research has shown that young people are more likely to volunteer their time if their friends join in. B...

Here's Proof That Millennials' Tech Addiction Actually Makes The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact

The next time someone tells you to put your phone down, go ahead and show them this video as illustrative proof that likes, shares and hashtags are tr...

How I Realized Child Hunger Hits Everyone Close To Home

Patrick Creadon | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Patrick Creadon

Child hunger in America is often something you don't "see" or suspect is close to you, but I found myself in an affluent area I knew quite well, interviewing hungry kids who live just blocks away from million dollar homes. I realized for the first time, 'If child hunger can exist here, it can exist anywhere.

How I Got Healthy: Part One: Panic Attacks and a Work in Progress

Julie Sacks | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

While the anxiety attacks are gone, and I feel really great most of the time, I am still a work in progress. I am eager to embrace what's ahead for me as I continue to grow and evolve. I truly feel lucky to be happier and healthier, but always learning.

Meet 10 Inspiring People Over 50 Giving Back To The World

Posted 08.08.2014 | Fifty

Huff/Post 50 recently asked readers to submit nominations of people who've reinvented themselves for the better after age 50 as part of an initiat...

Can We Give Back "Giving Back?"

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Tiziana Dearing

Overused, misunderstood and mildly condescending, this phrase turns the idea of helping each other into a way to celebrate one's superiority for acting like the basic, decent human beings we're supposed to be.

87% Of Millennials Donated To Charity Last Year And You Should Stop Calling Them Selfish: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact

A lot has been said about millennials and what they expect out of life. The turn-of-the-century generation has been known to be filled with individua...

The Largest Crowdfunding Event Happened In Just 24 Hours And Raised More Than $50 Million

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact

Did you hear that clattering noise? It was the sound of records shattering across the U.S., thanks to generous Americans and their commitments to comm...

Kindness Is Contagious: Inspiring Our Children to Make a Difference!

Nick Katsoris | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Nick Katsoris

It is one thing to endeavor to make a difference in the lives of children, but when you rally children to make a difference in the lives of other children, it is doubly rewarding.

Let's Bubble!

Tia Mowry-Hardrict | Posted 04.30.2014 | Good News
Tia Mowry-Hardrict

This year, like most people, we made some resolutions, and we broke some resolutions. But we're still on track with one: to use 2014 to re-evaluate what really matters.

41 and Now What?

Janelle Capra | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Janelle Capra

"Forty-one and having fun!" I said aloud while driving my daughters to school. "Oh mom, that is embarrassing," giggled my oldest daughter. "Fort...

Give It Back to Get It Back!

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Rebecca Shambaugh

I know you are probably feeling totally tapped out right now, winding down work and getting ready for family festivities, but I promise you that actively participating in a cause that you truly care about will be more fulfilling than just writing a check once a year.

Five Noteworthy Travel Trends of 2013

Peggy Goldman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

While many people are choosing traditional vacations, more and more travelers are taking advantage of new ways to explore the world.

Giving Time

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

As you look at life from the perspective of what will make you most proud in the end, I believe that you'll discover much of it has to do with giving. So let's give back and reward those who join us in making the end of 2013 merry and bright.

Isabella -- Given Pause by Eco-immersion at Age 13

Crawford Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Crawford Hill

In a world where those most privileged often tend more towards sybaritism than desiring to foster mutual benefit, we can all learn a lot from Isabella's attempts to repair one broken home, inspired by a far from ordinary trip abroad.

Playing With Dogs At The Shelter And 12 Other Super Fun Ways To Give Back

Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact

Giving back to the community always seems like a later thing, rather than a now thing. You don't have the money this month, and you don't have the tim...