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15 Things to Let Go of in 2015

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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 03.08.2015 | 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 03.07.2015 | 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 03.07.2015 | 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 02.28.2015 | 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 02.28.2015 | 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 02.21.2015 | 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 02.26.2015 | 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 02.23.2015 | 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 02.21.2015 | 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 | 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 02.22.2015 | 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 02.22.2015 | 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 02.21.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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."

Take the $100 Tip Challenge to Make Someone's Christmas and Your Own

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Heather Sample Spires

We're giving to a person who is working hard and trying to support her family on minimum wage and $2 tips. But this moment of giving is not just for her -- it's also for us.

Believing in Santa

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 02.16.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

Receiving toys and opening presents is great, but it's fleeting and only a small piece of the big picture. Santa reminds us to reconnect to our childlike awareness so that we notice the love and magic in our everyday lives.

Bags of Love

Tammara Fort | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
Tammara Fort

One of the best parts of my job at is volunteering at various charities. I love finding new organizations and talking with people who are helping others.