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7 Amazing Things (Not Including Casseroles) You Can Do For Anybody In Pain | Joann Pan | Posted 02.21.2017 | OWN

1. Be her good fairy of transportation. Logistics can be twice as hard to manage when you’re suffering. Extra travel and parking costs are often ove...

Your Therapist Has Anxiety...I See You.

Kerry Foreman | Posted 02.15.2017 | Women
Kerry Foreman

Are you waiting to be found out? Waiting for the other shoe to drop? Waiting to be judged for something in your old story? I've mentioned before, ...

Muskrat Dinner and Local Traditions

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 02.13.2017 | Taste
Melissa DeCastro

Small towns are alive and well and traditions kept and held proud. It is in these small towns where sometimes the foods not found in current food maga...

6 Cool Things To Do If Someone Hurts You

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.29.2017 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Have you ever felt so upset with someone for hurting your feelings that you didn't want to ever speak to them again? It's a common scenario: someone s...

4 Reasons Being Kind Is Good For Your Health

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 01.26.2017 | OWN

Lend a Hand When you help others, you may be helping yourself, especially as you age: A five-year study in the American Journal of Public Health found...

Peace Be With You

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 01.23.2017 | Religion
Melissa DeCastro

Peace be with you." My family and I attend church regularly. The Roman Catholic religion is steeped in long standing traditions and rarely changing ru...

Ten Simple and Unexpected Ways to Boost Happiness

Quora | Posted 01.20.2017 | GPS for the Soul

What are some small ways to boost happiness in everyday life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions ...

The Top 10 Insights from the "Science of a Meaningful Life" in 2016

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 01.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman, Tom Jacobs, Mariah Flynn, Summer Allen, Jill Suttie, Jason Marsh, Jeremy Adam Smith, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas At the start of 2016...

Our Best Education Articles of 2016

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 01.03.2017 | Education
Greater Good Science Center

By Jeremy Adam Smith It was a great year for the Greater Good Science Center's Education program. Hundreds of teachers attended our annual Summer Ins...

How To Face The Unknown In 2017

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

It's hard not to wonder what is going to happen in the next year. We know we will face huge weather changes, thousands of refugees seeking a safe life...

Three Gratitude Lessons for K-8 Classrooms

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.22.2016 | Education
Greater Good Science Center

By Vicki Zakrzewski Social-emotional learning (SEL) uses an "outside-in" approach, teaching students skills that help them to work with their emotion...

Two Gratitude Practices for Building Trust Among School Staff

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Vicki Zakrzewski According to research, trust between staff members is key to cultivating a positive school climate. And yet, because of the comp...

Do You Really Know Who You Are?

Richard Kronick | Posted 12.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Richard Kronick

I have a question for you...Do you really know who you are? Read this (ideally, out loud and with feeling) to find out: I am amazing. I am beau...

The gift of life, helping the stranger and a 'honeymoon effect?' for pastors

David Briggs | Posted 12.12.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Scattershots from around the world of religion research, with special attention to findings indicating who is more likely to be nice this holiday seas...

Okay...THAT Happened. Now What?

Kaia Roman | Posted 12.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Kaia Roman

Many people found themselves in shock after last month's election results. But many others rejoiced. And others--they couldn't be phased either way. ...

Lost & Found

Sarah Sweeney | Posted 11.30.2016 | Good News
Sarah Sweeney

Fun fact: a switchblade against your throat is a really fast way to sober up. I live uptown in a peaceful little nook of Washington Heights. We are n...

Progress From Here: Kindness, The Missing Piece

Allison Alter | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics
Allison Alter

Make no mistake, I harbor the same fear and anger as others among the popular vote majority. But, it's done, and the unavoidable civil war is upon us;...

The Life Changing Daily Encounters

Basma El Baz | Posted 11.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Basma El Baz

On a daily basis, your path in life is crossed by those of other people, you make these encounters so many times that they pass mostly without any muc...

Kids Are Writing Letters To Donald Trump To Ask Him To Be Kind

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.22.2016 | Parents

How do you explain to your child that America’s next president is someone who has mocked a person with a disability, made lewd and sexist comments a...

Let the Children Teach Us

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 11.21.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

One thing I know for sure, even when I seem to understand little in this world, is that young people "get" kindness. While in my coach/mentor ro...

The Importance Of Being Kind

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

If there is one thing I've learned from being a mom, it's this: If you or your children are tired or hungry, it's hard to be kind. A certain level of ...

The Kindness Couture: What It Is And Why We Need It Now

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 11.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

It's time to make kindness--towards others and to ourselves--the norm. It's time to turn away from greedy tendencies, negative gossip, instigating, fighting, and all other disturbing behaviors. Time to focus more on giving and receiving more joy and kindness. The Kindness Couture movement strives to keep this in mind.

Being Kind to Others Elevates Your Own Wellbeing, Resarch Finds

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

I came across this small but useful study from Oxford researchers, and it caught my attention because it's one more bit of evidence of our underlying ...

Finding Your Peace In Uncertain Times

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

No one thought Donald Trump would win the election, so when he did it naturally threw many people into fear, outrage, sadness, and confusion. Life is...

11 Science-Backed Acts Of Kindness For A Difficult Time

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.14.2016 | Healthy Living

This week was a real doozy. We could all stand to feel a little warm and fuzzy right about now. Luckily (conveniently?) Sunday, November 13 marks Worl...