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Kids and Kindness - How You Can Get Your Child Involved This Summer!

Leigh McManus | Posted 07.02.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

Those who know me best, know how much I long to be a Mom. While the process to become a mother, has so far been a long and challenging one for me (which I will share some other time), it is always in my heart.

The Good People

Mimo Khair | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Mimo Khair

Life is slow in Yunnan. People walk with no rush; the fields can wait. The clouds change form in slow motion; the lush mountains are great company....

The Fabric of Healthy Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week The Pollination Project honors people around the world who are helping their communities address some of their most basic needs. From a women-run business in Nigeria, to school gardens in Tanzania and Uganda, and a creative rebuilding effort in Gaza, Palestine, these grantees are showing us how small local initiatives really do make a difference.

The Result of Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School: EmpathicEducation for a CompassionateNation

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

This post is Part 2 of a 2 Part Series on Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School. As a clinical psychologist and forensic expert in spec...

Teens and Digital Wisdom: Give Them a Round of Applause

Sue Scheff | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Sue Scheff

We often hear negative news about teens and how they use digital media. But research shows that teens can actually show adults a few things about being cyber-savvy.

I Choose Love

Christina Romo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Christina Romo

I have been thinking a lot about the current state of affairs in this country, and I find the hatred and unrest surrounding it all so upsetting. There are people I love and care about very much who remain on opposing sides of many issues.

You Have Permission to Walk Out

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Caroline Garnet McGraw

My guilt gauge is overly responsive. It goes off at the slightest 'infraction,' so I can't look to it for a true reading. Instead, I can acknowledge false guilt, then make a deliberate choice about what I want to do.

30 Things I've Learned About Life and Kindness In My 30s

Leigh McManus | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

The first person you need to be kind to is yourself. It's been said you can't give away something you don't have. It's near impossible to be genuinely kind to others if you do not treat yourself well.

Monday Matters: This Dog Is On A Roll, Charleston Chooses Love, And Chris Pratt Steals Our Hearts (Again)

Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News

Here at the HuffPost Partner Studio, we believe that Mondays should start off on the bright side. So we've partnered with Target to bring you our favo...

A Brand New Day

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

On Tuesday evening, my friend Grace and I stood in a restaurant parking lot looking at my smashed in driver's seat window. Fragments of glass hung from the corner of the window and shards covered my entire front seat.

Win-Win Solutions: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

From a project that creates viable work for formerly incarcerated women, to a youth farming initiative that cultivates nutritious fruit to sell, these grantees are bringing financial security to the most vulnerable people in their communities.

If You Just Smile

Leigh McManus | Posted 06.23.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend several days in NYC, and I noticed a growing epidemic of loss of smiles on nearly everyone in the city. Person after person that I passed barely made eye contact, let alone smiled at those that they drifted by.

Popping Out of Our Personal Space Bubbles and Being Open to Life Altering Conversations

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Kay Tacke Morse

I wear blinders most of the time. I electively navigate without my glasses. The world is a bit of a blur. I like it this way. There must be a phobia ...

$3 Can Buy You Happiness: How I've Learned Integrity Fom the Poorest People in the World

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Dragos Bratasanu

A few years ago I went on a journey in Nepal. From the moment you land in Kathmandu, taxi drivers ask absurd sums of money for very short rides, merchants charge you a lot more because you're a foreigner.

'Jean Louise, Stand Up, Your Father's Passing'

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Bil Hitchcock

I was very lucky to have a father who I could put into a similar class of man as Atticus Finch. Unfailingly kind, unfailingly fair, unfailingly respectable, unfailingly loving. Most of my friends have fathers who either fall or fell into a similar class of man...and we are lucky children.

Random Act of Self-Love

Angie Sarhan | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Angie Sarhan

Continue to give random acts of kindness for others throughout your days. But while you are doing that, don't forget to give a random act of self-love to yourself. Except, try not to make it random. Try to make acts of self-love a habit.

When Did Being Kind Fall Away From Our Everyday?

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.18.2015 | Media
Gregg McBride

Next time we see someone in the media who we think deserves our critique, our judgment, or even our hatred, let's take a deep breath in and let a deep breath out -- and be reminded that we're all struggling to define ourselves and to live our lives in the happiest ways we know how.

Finding Joy Through Random Acts of Kindness

Leigh McManus | Posted 06.17.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

In this lifetime, I spent a long time looking for joy. I found that for me, choosing a good attitude and trying to affect positivity for those that I'm able to interact with is where I have joy. This is the joy that's available for free...it's love for other people.

9 Ways to Heal: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Healing happens in so many ways. From arts programs, to yoga, to support groups, many of our grantees this week are providing opportunities for communities to heal the challenging circumstances of their lives.

Monday Matters: Baby Moose Play Like Kids, American Pharoah's Jockey Gives Back And The Man Who's Saved 2 Million Babies

Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News

Here at the HuffPost Partner Studio, we believe that Mondays should start off on the bright side. So we've partnered with Target to bring you our favo...

Speak From the Heart

Mila Atmos | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Speaking to my children often reminds me how difficult it is to communicate well. I aspire to be able to express kindness and compassion even in the h...

WATCH: Community Completes Kindness Missions to Make Strangers Smile

HooplaHa | Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

In Syracuse, N.Y., volunteers went on a mission to put a smile on a stranger's face. American Bear Films and Guerrilla Goodness partnered together for an event called Kindness Captured: A Day of Bravery and Kindness.

3 Thieves That Steal Your Peace of Mind

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Greed and power are like thieves in the night that steal our sensibility, kindness and humanity, leaving us doing everything we can, whether legal or illegal, to get more. It's amazing to witness the damage greed can wreck by bringing down a well-established international football league.

Kindness Every Day

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Every day all of us have opportunities to be kind, to offer a small gesture of comfort or a word of hope or encouragement to those we know well, and those we are meeting for the first time.

Right Outside Our Doors!

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 06.04.2015 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Most of us appreciate a kind word or a smile. The only way to experience equanimity is directly related to have love and compassion for all.