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How to Make a Difference in 2016

Em Sexton | Posted 01.06.2016 | Good News
Em Sexton

For weeks, you were surrounded by jolly advertisements, replays of classic Christmas movies, and festive holiday parties. All signs pointed to 'Tis' the season to be merry and bright.' But maybe, like me, you were actually feeling more like that screaming kid sitting on Santa's lap.

2+0+1+5: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 12.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

I don't know about you, but I had a crazy, challenging, thrilling, unpredictable, amazing, frustrating, overwhelmingly sad, incredibly happy, focuse...

This Girl Is Asking Santa to Help An Animal Rescue Organization Instead of Giving Her Gifts

Jen Reeder | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

As an adult, I hear a lot about the stress of the holidays, from shopping and wrapping presents to travel plans and getting holiday cards done in ...

Kevin Bacon and Billy Shore: Hungry For Change

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

Individuals from every walk of life and companies of all sizes are becoming more aware of their responsibility to give back to those who need it most....

Prepare For Impact

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 12.22.2015 | San Francisco
Jeremy Affeldt

I haven't finished telling you just how grateful I am for the Giants community relations people. I started telling you last time, about the way they got to know my heart and match me with ideal opportunities.

Designing Life and Giving Back at the Corner Cabaret

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Designing the life you love may be as simple as finding your passions. Designing a healthy and happy life takes some effort, but small steps can have ...

Enriching Ways to Tackle the Wild World of Public Relations in 2016

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Stacy Slotnick

The goal of a publicist is to be an outstanding asset to a client while finding time to nurture the soul that fuels one-of-a-kind ideas essential to success in this mesmeric and scintillating field. That is no easy task.

Here's a Story That Just Might Restore Your Faith In Humanity This Holiday Season

Nina Tomaro | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Nina Tomaro

What I think is most tragic, is that we've lost touch with the true magic that exists in every single one of us: the ability to help make someone else's dream come true. Here's a christmas story that will help you remember just how magical you are.

This Holiday, Find Your David

Roman Coley Davis | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Roman Coley Davis

Tears were starting to well up in my eyes. My heart was aching. The tiled floor was merely feet from my face. Honestly, "down on all fours" was not how I expected this shopping trip to end. But in the middle of Kohl's, I found myself hating the holiday season with a passion. It all began earlier that week.

6 Ways To Give To Charity During The Holidays

MoneyTips | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business

MoneyTips Charity at holiday time means more than just putting your change into the traditional red buckets at the entrances to big-box stores. Nee...

Making it the most wonderful time of the year -- to connect

Jon Sundt | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
Jon Sundt

Every year around this time, parents hear about all of the "must-have" gifts of the season. Marketers spend billions of dollars trying to convince our...

Volunteers are Giving the Greatest Gift - Time

Wendy Spencer | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Volunteering remains strong across the nation, with 62.8 million Americans (1-in-4 adults) giving their time to an organization, donating 7.96 billion hours that valued at nearly $184 billion in 2014.

The 2 G's of Life: Gratitude and Giving

Tandy Elisala | Posted 12.04.2015 | Women
Tandy Elisala

Gratitude is the foundation for developing your greatness and is key to living your life with passion, peace, and joy. Having a gratitude practice is a profound way to connect with your soul. As a four-time cancer survivor, I've integrated a lot of healing strategies in my life.

Reflections From Abroad: The Art of Giving Back

Kris Cole | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Kris Cole

I recently returned from a trip to London and while there had time to reflect on many things. We often have great ideas of how the world, employee...

The Power of Gratitude in a Life of Recovery

Jamison Monroe, Jr. | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamison Monroe, Jr.

Giving thanks shouldn't be reserved for one day a year. When practiced on an ongoing basis, gratitude can change our lives in ways we might never have imagined -- taking us from the darkest depths into a world in which anything is possible.

How Giving Back Gave Right Back to My Family

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

One night my 5-year-old had a tantrum, refusing to go to sleep. "I don't want to go to sleep, " she said, "I want to stay up and make things for the poor kids." Though clearly a manipulation tactic at the time, I am now blown away by her change in attitude over the last 3 years of giving.

Look For The Good

Rose Tafoya | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News
Rose Tafoya

Our resilience to tragedy is never realized until we are faced with it. When the reflection of what we know or how it is becomes distorted, we try to find some type of understanding, but the reality is that we can become paralyzed in fear, express anger and outrage as never seen before.

#GoBeKind Las Vegas

Leon Logothetis | Posted 11.11.2015 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Las Vegas isn't just about rolling dices and bright lights--on the latest leg of Leon's journey, he encountered T on the streets of Sin City. T had a...

Give $500K Back to Vets With a Hashtag: Here's How...

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.06.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans, military families, and the orgs that support 'em. As Veterans Day approaches, the Bob Woodruff Foundation announ...

Saving the Planet, One Pair of Socks at a Time

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Socks for Seniors is a national nonprofit community service project to help senior citizens keep their feet warm this winter. Kitty told me that she didn't want money, instead she asked that I donate socks.

What This Kid Decided to Do With His LEGOs Will Make You Smile....

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 10.29.2015 | Good News
Leigh M. Clark

Camden Murch is building a lifetime of kindness act by act, and lego by lego. A generous 9 year old from Madison, Alabama is always finding ways to do something nice for others. He's been doing kind and generous things for most of his nine years.

The Personal Impact Of The $8 Trillion Longevity Bonus

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2015 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

Among previous generations of retirees, mailing a check to a worthy cause was standard operating procedure. Not anymore. The new generation of retirees wants to be more focused in their giving choices, make a strong impact, and apply their talent and skills to improve the world.

Why Not Thrive?

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Kerrie L Cooper

If learning from someone who has walked there before us is the heart of kindred, then giving back is its soul. And thriving should be a goal of each and everyone one of us.

Yet Another Reason to Love Coffee

Molly Reynolds | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Molly Reynolds

You don't have to be a genius scientist to know that coffee improves human relations. Personally, I can't function until I've had at least two cups -- and talking to some folks before they've had theirs can put you in mortal danger!

Kindness in the Workplace

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Leigh M. Clark

I've recently come off an eleven-week project, traveling all over the country, for my corporate job. During that time, I was fortunate to spend a great deal of time working closely with colleagues on a new program we are launching.