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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

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 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 WorkerAnts.com is volunteering at various charities. I love finding new organizations and talking with people who are helping others.

A Foolish Way to Evaluate Charities

Brady Josephson | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

A reputable, financially focused magazine doing an analysis of charities to help donors make smarter decisions. What's wrong with that? It's not about impact.

The Best Holidays Ever

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I wonder why it sometimes takes me so long to understand things. Each year as I take out the ornaments and decorate the tree, my mind wanders to the...

3 Times When Giving Is Not a Good Thing

Donna Labermeier | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Perhaps simply sharing the comforts and spirit of the season with those we love, and at the same time, making an effort to experience, with all our senses, the magical decorations and beautiful music that is all around, is what it's really about.

Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Building Business Relationships

David Bradford | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
David Bradford

Martin Luther King, Jr once said: "Everybody can be great... because anyone can serve." Regardless of your circumstance in life, you have the capacity to bless the life of another through service. One form of service is giving a meaningful gift at this time of year.

The Joy in Giving

Christa Dowling | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
Christa Dowling

It is the time of year when everyone is wishing for and thinking about gifts; we are inclined to think of things we like to have ourselves. It is a ga...

The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Social entrepreneurship isn't a new thing by any means but it is progressively becoming more and more popular.

Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harrison

Self-care brings me great peace and joy, which in turn allows me to bring peace and joy to the world around me. It is empowering to be able to make small daily choices that have positive ripple effects through my life. This holiday season, how will you strengthen your light and use it to illuminate the world around you?

Compassion: Who Needs It Most Over the Holidays?

Catherine Zinger | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Zinger

And again I found myself guilty of having made false assumptions and was reminded that all is not what it appears to be -- that because a person is successful and admired deeply by so many, doesn't mean he doesn't suffer his own demons.

#GivingTuesday Movement: A Metaphor for 21st Century Power

Dov Seidman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

Created as a response to "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday," #GivingTuesday was spearheaded by the 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation and other admirable organizations.