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5 Ways to Show Kindness to a Child

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.11.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

One of my favorite times of the day is dinner time. It has nothing to do with the food, especially when I am the cook, and it has everything to do with my usual dining companions -- my two daughters.

Generosity Around the World: Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy ...

'The Road To Genocide Can Be Paved With Mirror Neurons'

Pacific Standard | Noah Berlatsky | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

“We are good,” Donald Pfaff declares early on in The Altruistic Brain. By this he means that all humans are innately moral, not in a philosophical...

7 Steps to Being a Kinder Person

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Kindness is the best gift. You know because it gives you that welcome skip in the heart, whether you're giving or receiving. Yet in this time of frantic holiday making, kindness can get lost along the way.

Ghosts of Deployments Past

Terri Barnes | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Terri Barnes

No matter how many deployments come and go, the absence of the most important person in our lives leaves us vulnerable in ways hard to express. These ghosts of my Christmases past remind me. If your spouse is deployed this Christmas, I don't know what you face, but I remember you.

5 Ways Faith Contributes to Strong Marriages, New Studies Suggest

David Briggs | Posted 02.08.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Four studies published in the Journal of Family Psychology indicate that cultivating practices such as selfless prayer, spiritual intimacy and compassionate love can help keep couples happily together through the challenges of marriage.

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.

Buy You a Beer?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 02.06.2015 | Education
Frank H. Wu

Evolutionary psychologists ponder altruism. They wonder why anybody behaves in a manner that appears less than self-interested. They speculate that charity is a charade; it is not benevolent but serves another purpose.

The Pain of Absence and Presence

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

With 23 years between my two children, I entered a different world in 1995 when my second child was born. As an old-schooled mom, I wasn't familiar ...

Your Brain Is Built For Kindness

New York Magazine | Melissa Dahl | Posted 12.04.2014 | World

Let's take a few minutes this dreary winter Wednesday to remind ourselves that people aren't always the worst. In a neat little animated video publish...

What All Husbands And Wives Really Need This Holiday Season

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 02.02.2015 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Recognize and accept that you are two separate people. As such you will think differently, see things differently and, consequently, respond differently to almost everything. Though we all have our preferences, there's no right way to be.

Rediscovering Kindness

Jason Guberman | Posted 01.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Jason Guberman

As a dad, there are moments I'm filled with doubt because my hope is that I'm doing everything I can to give my daughter the best life possible. To me at least, part of giving her the best life means giving her space to grow and be independent, even as a toddler.

Silence and Kindness in the Wake of #Ferguson

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact
Kelly Suellentrop

Every part of what is now just known as #Ferguson is a tragedy. Loss of life, loss of community, loss of businesses, loss of reputation, loss of faith. It has become something bigger than me, bigger than all of us, and represents many different struggles.

The Radical Choice of Militant Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

Kindness. It seems like such an easy choice. But a crazy thing happens when you drop your guard and step from behind that icy stand-offish barrier: people become comfortable around you.

Bible-Based Campaign Aims to Pay-it-Forward This Holiday Season

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.25.2015 | Good News
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Will you make a difference in someone's life this Thanksgiving weekend? Beyond the football, the turkey, family and friends, will you take the time to make someone's day?

Thankful Moments

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

Thanksgiving is a day to bring joy to shared tables and appreciate exactly what you have at that moment.

Why Thousands Are Saying 'It's About More Than the Coffee'

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Today, these simple acts of kindness are spreading around the world. Every single day more and more inspiring stories are sent to us by people who are making the world around them a little brighter.

10 Ways to Have a Meaningful Thanksgiving

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.24.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Clink your glass often in praise of others. Toast the chefs and hosts, generously complimenting them, even if the turkey is a bit dry and the green beans are overcooked. You will enjoy the food and company more if you prime yourself for appreciative thoughts by voicing them loudly.

Your Only Job: Be Kind. Be Present. Be Clear.

Andrew Blum | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Andrew Blum

As a management consultant, I get asked for advice all the time on a wide range of topics: How can I best lead a high stakes meeting? How do I handle a difficult conversation? How do I more effectively manage a strategic transition at our company?

Letters Left in London By Anonymous

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.21.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

For over a year now I have been writing letters to strangers anonymously and leaving them around London for someone to find in the hope that I will bring some warmth, comfort or encouragement to that person. Why, you may ask?

The Importance of Loving Your Self

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

Treat your self with kindness and love, and you will find that same kindness and love surrounding you. You will eventually notice the negative behavior occurring around you and choose to remove yourself from harmful relationships.

The Dos and Don'ts of Digital Kindness

Dr. Jodi Gold | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jodi Gold

Most parents teach their children to be kind and caring -- but only IRL (in real life). So how do we teach Digital Kindness? My list of Dos and Don'ts gives families a checklist all technology users should memorize -- grown-ups included.

The Transforming Power of Grace

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

Life is tough and can be unforgiving. Grace sustains us on our journey through the inevitable hard places and difficult seasons. Indeed, grace is more than mercy. Grace strengthens and emboldens us. It softens a hard heart. Grace gives us what I call "bounce back."

Lifting Up Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

This Man Is Traveling Across America Giving Out $100 Bills To Generous Strangers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.18.2014 | Good News

This man is taking a fulfilling trip across the country, all in the name of generosity. Tommy Lukrich, 23, of Moscow, Idaho, was nearing the end o...