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15 Rules to Live by for a Happier Life

Elyse Gorman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

1. Treat every day as a beautiful gift. Hands up if you count down the days until Friday. We're wishing away more than half of our week while simulta...

Nonprofit Overhead Doesn't Matter. Except When It Does.

Brady Josephson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Nonprofits need to make their donors feel like they are changing the world. One of the main reasons people don't give is because of futility. They don't feel that their donation will make a difference.

My Best Leadership Experience at Work: Beyond Handshakes

Karthik Rajan | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Many years ago, I was in the office of one of my former bosses for my annual review. He was very diplomatic and shared that he was happy with my work. When he asked me, "Do you have any questions?"

15 Things to Let Go of in 2015

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

One of my Facebook friends is letting go of 50 percent of his Facebook time in 2015, and I think I might follow suit. How many relationships, interesting conversations, and business opportunities have you missed because you were glued to your screen?

A New Way to See Things: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.15.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in an up-and-coming social-change leader every single day of the year? Since Jan. 1, 2013, the Pollinat...

Fashion and Philanthropy

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 01.13.2015 | Style
Sara Lee Bentley

Customers want to feel that they are making a positive difference in the world. Giving a gift that "gives" even more than the actual item makes both the gift's giver and receiver feel a part of something greater.

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Need to Give

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

"All you have shall someday be given; Therefore, give now, that the season of giving may be yours." - ...

Why More Women Are Burning Out in Their 20s and 30s

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Messages about self-care and the importance of recovery aren't always sent as strongly as messages about achievement and success, and that has implications for how women eventually work, live, and parent.

3 Ways to Bring More Love Into Your Life

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Love isn't something to look and search for. It's something that we open ourselves to. It's a matter of finding the love that is already within us and expressing that out into the world so that we can create the love in our lives that we desire.

Clear the Clutter & Make a Difference: A New Year Interview With Marie Forleo

Cortney McDermott | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Cortney McDermott

This has fascinated me ever since I began my coaching work. What inspires us to follow through? What's the secret to consistency and commitment? What sparks lasting change?

Another New Year's Fix

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

It's only been one day after Christmas, and I'm already hearing about all the new healthy ways to de-stress and start the new year off right by lovi...

Marathon Training: Lessons in Pain and Empathy

Cliff Hsia | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

A marathon is 26.2 miles in distance and takes the average runner approximately four to five hours to complete. In that amount of time and distance, a runner will shed roughly two pounds of body weight. Running a marathon is hard. Training for a marathon is even harder.

5 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress and Enjoy the Festivities

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

The holiday season can be a fun and exciting time of the year with festivities and great food. For many people, however, the holiday season causes inc...

Where Our Common Interest Meets Your Self-Interest

John E. Kobara | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
John E. Kobara

Most people view this desire to give back as "charity." The arrogant thought that people in need deserve our help. What we neglect to understand is that we need to engage our hearts, minds and yes, our pocketbooks, because it helps us too.

Holiday Wishes and Dreams

Candy Spelling | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

I'm a big fan of the holiday spirit this time of year. 2014 has been a difficult year for many, and it's time to ratchet down the drama and truly value our friends and family.

16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Mobility for physically and mentally challenged people in Northern Uganda. Widespread humane education in Australia. Community gardens for all in Chico, California.

Lindsay Holmes

7 Reasons To Practice Gratitude That Have Nothing To Do With The Holidays

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Now that we're officially in the holiday season, generosity and gratitude reign supreme. We're altruistic because we're motivated at this time of year...

With Holiday Giving, Be Merry and Be Wise

Jim Gibbons | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Some for-profit companies solicit donations under the name of charities but give little -- if anything -- to the cause and the communities they claim to support.

Some of the Best Things in Life Really Are Free

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

The good news is that there are some things that are and will always be free, at least for the giver. We can say and do things that cost us nothing while offering something meaningful to others.

How 'Santa' Changed Two Children With $100

Dan Duffy | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

But every now and again, life, or karma, or God, or Santa shows us that as long as we keep our eyes and our hearts open, we may just find ourselves participating in an unfolding miracle. And to me, miracles are transforming events that never truly leave us the same way again.

The Gift of Giving: A Lesson on Humanity

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Lisa Mae Brunson

Whatever your story is, this is a time where we either learn about consumerism, or the magic of a holiday Season that can reconnect us with our humanity--with what it means to give and receive.

The Charity Revolution

Daniel Gastfriend | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Daniel Gastfriend

Think back on that promise you made when you chose not to give on the street. When you give this year, how will you make sure you support a program that works?

3 Holiday Giving Tips From Ebenezer Scrooge

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

When Scrooge casts off his mean and greedy persona, he embraces giving and turns his constrained life into a celebration.

Give To Grow: How Great Work Cultures Use Generative Business Practices

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

We seldom think about how our business might help other businesses, or our communities, networks and industries, much less how our business might grow precisely because of this generosity.

How a Pair of Gloves Changed How I Feel About Everything

Susie Moore | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

I refused. But she would not take no for an answer. She said they were only a couple of dollars and that I needed them more than she did. To really convince me, she said, "I have plenty of pairs, really -- please."