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Giving Thanks

Too Many Grandfamilies Live In Poverty

Donna M. Butts | Posted 11.26.2015 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

About 21 percent of the 2.7 million grandparents raising grandchildren are living below the poverty line. While 58 percent of them are still in the workforce in full or part time jobs, 39 percent are over 60, and 25 percent have a disability elevating the challenge of providing for the growing needs of the grandchildren in their care.

Thanksgiving Quotes That Remind Us What This Season Is All About

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion

Tis the season for counting our blessings and giving thanks for the many people and experiences that enrich our lives. We hope that people from all b...

What Makes a Jewish Thanksgiving, 'Jewish'?

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
Rachel Wolfson

Believe it or not, American Jews typically do celebrate Thanksgiving. I mean, what Jewish person (or any person for that matter) wouldn't want to sit around a table with their family, eat turkey, argue about politics all day and then watch some good-old American football?

Living With Thanksgiving: My Dad and Denzel Washington

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 11.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

My father, Rabbi Herbert Cohen, and Denzel Washington both grew up in Mt. Vernon, NY. Little did I know that they also share an abiding faith in God a...

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.

8 Ways You Can Feel Thankful at Thanksgiving

Nancy Brook | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brook

Some of us may be missing those who are not able to be with us. Regardless of your situation, here are eight ways that you can be thankful no matter what your circumstance.

Let's Give Thanks and Hope We Haven't Lost the War Against Superbugs

Lance B. Price | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science
Lance B. Price

After you've checked the thermometer to make sure that the deepest part of the stuffing and the turkey breast has hit 165° F, join hands with your loved ones and hope that the colistin-resistant bacteria in Chinese livestock don't make their way to the U.S.

Special Thanks From a Special Needs Mom

Bonnie Zampino | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Bonnie Zampino

As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, I've been reading my friends' Facebook entries of all the things they are thankful for. And I've been reflec...

I Am Thankful For...

Tony DeSantis | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tony DeSantis

I don't watch much television these days. I'm pretty sure I record most programs, but there are only a handful that I actually get around to watching...

From Thanksgiving to Trashgiving: How to Be More Mindful

Pam Lilak | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Lilak

According to a USDA report, 35 percent of perfectly good turkey meat purchased in the United States does not get eaten. In 2013, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) estimated that $277 million worth of turkey was thrown away over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Let's Cancel Thanksgiving

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

I think we should cancel Thanksgiving. It really doesn't fit with any of our other national holidays. Sure, it was hard crossing the ocean in itty-bit...

How Being Thankful Can Make Their Day... and Yours

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

The saying goes that, "every day is Mother's Day." The same holds true, I believe, to Thanksgiving. The more that we condition ourselves to express appreciation, the more that we will enhance the lives of those around us, as well as our own.

The Healthy Side of Giving: How Paying It Forward Pays Back

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

So whatever your plan for giving back this season, volunteering is much more than just your year-end obligation. Your generosity could help create strong connections within your community or even kick off an entire movement! And be prepared to enjoy the major side benefits of health, happiness, and fulfillment it will bring you.

Giving Thx

Kimann Schultz | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Kimann Schultz

Comical, colorful, picturesque and grand as is our land, turkeys are the unsung swans of the open fields. They chirp melodically and their guttural cacophony we have immortalized with the famously phoneticized "gobble, gobble, gobble."

Give New Meaning to Thanksgiving

Noelle Nelson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty
Noelle Nelson

On the face of it, the movie "The Intern" is a delightful exploration of what it's like to re-invent yourself after retirement. And it's opened up a conversation about how people who remain employed--or find gainful employment--after the standard retirement age, are happier and healthier.

5 Thank Yous to Say Now

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

When I was a child, one of my least favorite phrases was, "You should be grateful." So, I'm not telling you that. What I am suggesting here is that this month is a great time to say these five thank yous. It's a heartfelt endeavor. You'll see. It does a soul good.

This Man Is Trying To Get The Whole World To Say 'Thank You'

HuffPost Spain | Carlota E Ramírez | Posted 07.03.2015 | Impact

What would happen if we decided to create a global chain of gratitude? A new initiative out of Spain, called 100Thanks, aims to build this chain wi...

Providing a Powerful Way for People to Show Their Gratitude

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
MeiMei Fox

How do you show gratitude for the favorite people in your life? A Hallmark card is generic, but it can be challenging to come up with something more original. Saying "I love you" is great, but how often do we really share the reasons why someone matters so much to us?

Russell Wilson Thanks Soldier By Upgrading Him To First Class

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports

Start the "Good Guy Russell Wilson" meme.

25 Things Moms Are Really Thankful For

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

1. A partner who's really into cooking the turkey (this is not a euphemism).

The Psychological Benefits Of Saying Grace

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Thanksgiving is, quite literally, a holiday built upon the notion of giving thanks. If at no other time of the year, it's the one day when we come tog...

The Value of Life (For Thanksgiving)

Chef Rossi | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Chef Rossi

It's so easy to dismiss people as a blur, especially where I live in Manhattan. We whiz past slews of faceless people, thinking all the while that surely our task at hand is more important than theirs. But what if we stop? What if we listen?

Making Room for the Invisible Guest

Melanie Young | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

If you don't think you have anything to give, give yourself another look in the mirror and remind yourself that gifted people like you have plenty to give and to give thanks for.


Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

This year, we're doing something different. No forcing ourselves to muster platitudes when we really don't feel like it. No mumbling half-hearted blanket statements. No, this year, we're acknowledging head-on all that drives us crazy every day.

10 Sunset Destinations in the U.S. to Be Grateful for (Photos)

Stephanie Be | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Stephanie Be

I wish that I could say that I make time for the sunset every day. I don't. I take it for granted. But when I do make time for myself, and the people I love - - I always try to include panoramic views of sunset hues.