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The Persistence of Light Over Darkness

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Millions more children around the world are facing a future of uncertain tomorrows. They face physical and emotional violence, attempt to re-build broken lives, or struggle to face another day. Who will bring them light?

This 'Prank' of a Dog Rescuer Shows Good Things Can Happen to Good People

Jen Reeder | Posted 12.04.2015 | Good News
Jen Reeder

It was wonderful to weep tears of joy when I saw and heard the story of Sherri Stankewitz, a passionate but struggling dog rescuer who recently got the "prank" of a lifetime.

Nik Wallenda Teams Up with Canon to Help Senior Citizens Chase Their Dreams

James Barrett | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
James Barrett

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Rebel camera, the first DSLR camera available to consumers, Canon has teamed up with Nik Wallenda to help senior citizens check items off their personal bucket lists as a part of Canon's Rebel With A Cause.

PrimeTime

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 11.20.2015 | Entertainment
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I salute every single famous person out there! I could not imagine dealing with the chaos of makeup, mic's, rehearsing lines, reading small screens and all the other HARD WORK that comes with making a BIG name for fans and money gain!

The Rich Guy and the Time I Tried to Literally Be Someone Else

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 11.17.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

When I was 18, and I was hanging out with this rich kid. Kid, guy, whatever. He was in college; I was just about to start. My parents had bought a restaurant down the shore. It was a whole new town with A LOT of money and a brand new set of people.

How to Be an Inspiring Public Speaker at TEDx

Angela Lussier | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Angela Lussier

As a two-time TEDx speaker and huge fan of TED talks, I've come to learn a few things about what makes a TED talk great. If you are getting ready to give one and want to make it the best it can be, use the following checklist to ensure your speech is inspiring, memorable, and completely you.

If You Could Create a New Word for Love, What Would It Be?

Jessica Zemple | Posted 10.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jessica Zemple

In Eric Weiner's book, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, he points out that our society has many more w...

How My Mother's Story Has Inspired My Own

Anthony David Williams | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Anthony David Williams

"Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash". Wow, I never understood those specific lyrics to the song "Royals" by Lorde, as well as I do now reflec...

Thinking of Quitting Your Dream? Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Through the Day...

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

From Abused and Homeless to Ph.D.

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

"Oh, my God. Are you serious?" That's a reaction I often get when people hear how I accidentally discovered, at the age of twenty, that I was adopted.

This Quadriplegic Artist Creates Impressive Portraits Of Athletes With His Mouth

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.15.2015 | Good News

Henry Fraser won't let quadriplegia suppress his creative spirit. He's gained social media fame by sketching and painting athletes, celebrities and Ha...

Winter in a Manhattan Brownstone: A Pigeon's Tale

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 07.14.2016 | Good News
Bonnie Kassel

The sound of wind rushing past my ears, the hot sun on my back, a canopy of pale green beneath me, company of my own kind waiting. I had been given something most of us only dream. A second chance.

Michael Jordan's Mindfulness Meditation Coach: The Secret Weapon of Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and You

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.

Sons And Grandsons Help Paralyzed Man Hike The Grand Canyon

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty

Ten years ago, Bob Headings knew his life would never be the same after a devastating fall off a ladder left him paralyzed. "That ladder shifted, I lo...

Older Lady Absolutely Kills It With Her Moves To A Street Performer's Beatboxing

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty

Street performers often go completely ignored -- but not this Belgian beatboxer. He attracted a huge crowd thanks to the impressive dance moves of an ...

I Found Love After Being Trapped Inside My Own Body for 12 Years

Martin Pistorius | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Martin Pistorius

We met during a family web chat in 2008 and started emailing each other, culminating in Joanna suggesting we get together in Britain. I was curious about why she wanted to meet me. "Because you're the most honest man I've ever met," she said.

How I Escaped After Being Trapped Inside My Own Body for 12 Years

Martin Pistorius | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Martin Pistorius

Have you ever seen one of those movies in which someone wakes up as a ghost but they don't know that they've died? I couldn't make a sign or a sound to let anyone know I'd become aware again. I was invisible -- the ghost boy.

The Power of $20: One Year Later an 8-Year-Old Boy's Gift Continues to Inspire Millions

Neil Willenson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Neil Willenson

Finding a $20 bill on a sidewalk or tucked into a coat pocket is an unexpected cause for celebration. But for 8-year-old Myles Eckert it was an opportunity to touch lives.

Top to Bottom? It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

You can do it the way it's always been done, or you can choose to do things differently. You can give it a passing glance, or you can take a second lo...

Man With Severe Disabilities Teaches Us Lesson In Perspective: 'It Could Always Be Worse'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.23.2015 | Good News

Never underestimate the power of positive thinking. In a YouTube video he posted on Wednesday, 20-year-old Peter Foster promotes a message of optim...

4 Reasons Most People Will Never Change the World

James Carbary | Posted 05.10.2015 | Religion
James Carbary

Renaut makes decisions every day that are hard. He makes decisions that are risky. He makes decisions that are borderline crazy. But it's those decisions that have led him to changing the world in bigger ways than most of us will ever experience.

Students Devise Way To Feed Homeless Meals, Cut Food Waste All At Once

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact

One Philadelphia homeless shelter used to have a major pea problem. Bethesda Project's My Brother’s House had an abundance of smooth Alaska peas ...

Why Everyone Should Be Reading Humans Of New York

Avi Sholkoff | Posted 04.26.2015 | Teen
Avi Sholkoff

HONY transcends barriers. Few pages on Facebook have such a diverse array of "likes" among my Facebook friends. Whether you consider yourself an athlete, a theater lover or a literature buff, everyone is human.

How to Be Inspired (And How You've Been Doing It Wrong)

Matt Cohen | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Matt Cohen

Remember that YOU are the key to inspiration. If you don't balance the "inspiring" achievements of others with some hard work to achieve your own personal goals, then that "positive" feeling you get today could ultimately end up draining you of empathy.

5 Super Bowl Commercials About Something Greater Than Selling A Product

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.02.2015 | Good News

Sunday night wasn't just about football and Katy Perry -- several social causes got their time in the spotlight, too. This year, Super Bowl adverti...