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How 'Santa' Changed Two Children With $100

Dan Duffy | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

But every now and again, life, or karma, or God, or Santa shows us that as long as we keep our eyes and our hearts open, we may just find ourselves participating in an unfolding miracle. And to me, miracles are transforming events that never truly leave us the same way again.

The Case of the Clingosaurus Cripple

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 10.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Soon-to-be lovers, friends or others, know that when I text or call you immediately following our hang out, I'm not trying to be clingy or needy, I am simply ensuring that the potential normalcy I am feeling doesn't crumble to the floor.

Remembering the Needy All Year

Ira Silver | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Ira Silver

People feel compassion toward the needy around the holidays and are motivated to make donations before the tax year ends. This spike in giving between Thanksgiving and the New Year is a double-edged sword.

+Bands Bracelets Spread Positivity in Partnership With Mike Tyson Cares

Clarissa Burt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

Continuing into his junior year of high school, Hammer began delving into self-help books, esoteric philosophies and music speaking about overcoming obstacles, which really sparked his idea for +Bands.

We Need Each Other

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

When you decide to learn how to love yourself, you definitely need others to help you with this. We need others to reflect us back to ourselves so that we can see how we may be abandoning ourselves rather than loving ourselves.

Why You Keep Attracting Unavailable People

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I hear it over and over: "Are there any available men?" "Why are all the women I attract unavailable?" There are two issues that often contribute to this situation.

7 Ways To Reignite That Special Spark

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Connection with your partner is vital for your well-being and the well-being of the relationship. If you find that any of these suggestions are hard for you, then do some inner work to discover what is in the way.

Food Is Everywhere, Yet Millions Go Hungry

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Pedro L. Rodriguez

North America's obsession with food porn dominates television programming. I can't help but think that our #firstworldproblems would be put into perspective with a tour of Haiti, Sudan or Asia.

Friendship Advice: How to End a Relationship with a Needy Friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 12.02.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I feel guilty about not wanting to be her friend anymore, but the truth is, I can't take being her personal therapist any longer. I also am afraid that if I try to leave the friendship, she will do something drastic and try to badmouth me to our mutual friends. How can I peacefully end this?

The Most Taboo Word in Our Vocabulary

Kimberly Berg | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Berg

The word "need" is being disgraced from our vocabularies -- which to me is erasing the humane component out of humanity. If properly embraced, it's what makes us human.

What No Woman Deserves to Be Called

Yashar Ali | Posted 09.10.2012 | Women
Yashar Ali

"Needy" has been transformed into a slur, an insult we use to delegitimize women's needs and concerns, making them think twice before asking for what they need -- if they ask at all.

Meeting People Halfway

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 08.07.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Your first responsibility is to yourself. If your friend isn't willing to make any concessions and meet you halfway, literally and figuratively, you may have to back away from the friendship.

'My Friend Has No Boundaries'

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Explicitly let her know when she has overstepped your boundaries.

Toxic friendship? It takes two

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Dr. Levine, I have read most of your posts about needy friends and overbearing friends and annoying friends. I am in a long-term friends...

Trapped in a friendship: Try being honest

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a certain friend with whom I've grown very close over a relatively short period of time (a little over a year). She is an ...

Help! My friend has become too needy

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend has become overly dependent on me. She's been living in another state for the last few years but we see each oth...

The Difference Between Love and Obsession

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

I had learned that when we need someone in order to exist and our body aches when that person is not around, it is not love, it is obsession.

Grace And Gratitude At Thanksgiving

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

I think that this holiday, rather than dwell on the question of what I am grateful for in my life I will instead consider questions like "am I truly giving?"

Support1000: Thousands Of Bras Gathered To Support The Needy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Stacks of bras in brown cardboard boxes fill Oz du Soleil's home in Chicago's Kilbourn Park neighborhood. Red bras. Polka-dotted pink and brown ones, ...

Could You Be a Toxic friend? 5 Sure Signs

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

If you're finding that you're having frequent conflicts, you have to consider whether there's something you are doing or saying that's sabotaging your own friendships.

Am I My Friend's Keeper?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Over the past six months I've been friends with a 25-year-old girl, and I'm a 37-year-old woman. She is where I used to be: bingeing, playing the victim role, can't find love, affection, or the attention she needs.

Giving, Generosity and Thanks

Craig McCord | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig McCord

On Wednesday, November 26, 2008, over eight hundred clients of the Food Bank were fed a hot, delicious Thanksgiving banquet.