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The Best Celebrity Advice from Mondays with Marlo

Posted 08.25.2015 | MarloThomas

We've had so many wonderful celebrity guests over the years, and they've all left us with thoughts to remember. Whether it was a lesson, a bit of advi...

The American Bystander

Maura Dickey | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Maura Dickey

I want to be like the man on the subway who told the operator about the woman's seizure, because as soon as he did, people followed suit and offered help. We have the power to choose whether to justify passivity or actively decide to do the right thing, and as a society I believe we ought to break free from our psychological tendency to just stand by.

5 Ways Non-Black PoC Can Help Communities of Color

Sidney Chase | Posted 08.15.2015 | Black Voices
Sidney Chase

Yes, being awake to systematic racism is a constant discomfort, but living it is something most of us could never even imagine. So honestly, being aware is like the LEAST we can do.

Regrets and What to Do With Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.

Become an Animal Foster Parent Today

Noelani Guerrero | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Noelani Guerrero

Have you ever seen a photo of a pet in need of a home and thought, "I wish I could help"? But maybe you work too much. Maybe you don't have the money. Maybe you don't how how he or she will get along with your current pet.

Help! My Kid Is High-Maintenance!

Christi Bostwick | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Christi Bostwick

If you have a strong-willed child, you know it. You don't have to be told by a professional. Strong-willed children are disagreeable, stubborn, and emotional. High-maintenance kids wear parents out emotionally, physically, and mentally.

Why Is It So Damn Hard to Ask for Help?

Amanda Slavin | Posted 06.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Slavin

If you ask people that know me, they would say I probably have done something for them. I have sent them job offers, introduced them to potential rel...

Being in a MAAN Box (Marginalization, Anxiety, Anger and Neglect)

Caleb Clark | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact
Caleb Clark

I was in a pretty bad emotional box last week. For context, I'm a 49-year-old father, with a 3-month-old and a 3-year-old. I'm writing about this for the other fathers out there who might relate. So, about my MAAN box.

Dear Friends and Family of Flood Victims

Dayna Steele | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Dayna Steele

Hurricane Ike struck the Texas Gulf Coast on September 13, 2008 and dumped 53 inches of water in our house. Texas is once again the site of massive flooding. Our family was spared this time but it brought back vivid memories.

When Your Child Calls You 'Stupid'

Sheila Wenger | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Sheila Wenger

I had no idea what to do with my rage at that moment. I didn't want to unleash it on him, but I also didn't want to let him get away with that kind of disrespect.

Volunteering Knows No Age Limit

Bavani Purushothaman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Bavani Purushothaman

I can tell that this is not just a one-off experience with volunteering for Mariah. It is a way of life for her family.

The 4-Letter Word Every Successful Person Uses (and Why You Should Use it Too)

Jenn Lederer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Jenn Lederer

I'm here to talk about my NEW favorite 4-letter word. This one packs a PUNCH. I've seen strong men and women start shaking in their boots at the thought of using this word. Yup. It's powerful.

Stop Subtweeting, Start Engaging

Alex Lyman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Alex Lyman

By using feminism and the female community as a way to seek and give support, we are creating our own circumstances for success. We could empower a woman to find the cure for breast cancer, completely shatter the glass ceiling and have our first female president. It's up to us.

7+ Ways to Respond to Disasters Today

Jon Wortmann | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Jon Wortmann

One thing is for sure, we can't ignore the disasters around us in a social media connected world. In fact, we wouldn't want to. How will you help the disasters? Every prayer, dollar, and conversation matters. So, to you, for everything you do: Thank you.

How You Can Help Someone With Mental Illness: What to Do First

Farsh Askari | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Instead of an assessment (which implies judgment) and advice (which implies expertise), what someone who's mentally distressed, in any context, needs first, mentally and emotionally, is some acknowledgment and support.

Please Don't Ask Me For Help, The Game Is On

Jonathan Savitt | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Savitt

I don't think selfishness comes naturally. I believe it develops over time through socialization and, in all honesty, it doesn't make you a good person just because you donate to a charity (looking at you stuck up rich people). Similarly, it doesn't make you a bad person just because you passed up a volunteer opportunity (more of a note for myself).

I Would Have Starved Without the Food Bank

Jennifer Bly | Posted 06.21.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Bly

The reality is, we all have times of need. We all have moments when we have to reach out for help. At that time in my life I was thankful for the food bank. Their services helped feed my mind and body so that I could continue with my education.

9 Parenting Responsibilities You Can Start Outsourcing Tomorrow

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

What's so wrong with outsourcing? Perhaps it's the future of parenting. Let go of the guilt and let someone else help.

31 Things I Asked for By Age 31

Susie Moore | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Without asking for what you want you have no list -- apart from a mental list of regrets. Pay attention to anyone you really admire -- they will have had plenty of failures behind them. But they still did something. They took risks. They identified what they wanted and asked for it.

'Help' Is A 4-Letter Word

Emily Gallo | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Emily Gallo

I have a knight in shining armor. He's making dinner or taking Noah to hockey practice or peeling polish from his toenails. That guy has a knight in shining armor, too. It's me, the missing piece in archaic princess culture. We make it through together. We help each other.

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?

The Art of Asking: Needing Help When You Just Want to Be 'One of the Boys'

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

It is in these moments that I have to come face to face with my disability, and the anxiety around what that might mean can be all consuming.

A Chemo Christmas: 24 Ways to Help Those Who Are in the Hospital at the Holidays

Cindy Finch, LICSW | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, LICSW

Here are the top five most effective things you can do for your hospitalized friend and their families during the holidays, plus 19 quick and easy ways to bring Christmas cheer and holiday fun.

What's the Best Holiday Therapy?

Denice Duff | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Denice Duff

When people say Christmas is a "state of mind" this is what they mean. It's that easy-going, love-thy-neighbor, tip-more-generously, forgive-a-little-deeper, smile-for-no-reason, kind of season. That's what the spirit of Christmas is and what goes along with it is music. It's the magical combo: Christmas music + Traffic = Tolerable.

25 Ways to Help a Caregiver Manage Life During a Medical Crisis

Lori Lee | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Lori Lee

As a breast cancer survivor and a parent who cared for child in long term medical care, I enjoy spending time with other survivors and caregivers.