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Dare to Be 100: Next Door Neighbor, Jack

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Born: Giacomo Anthony Russo, 60 years ago in Brooklyn. His parents ran a neighborhood grocery store. Jack did errands, up to driving the delivery truc...

Living Near A Lottery Winner Has A Surprising Downside

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business

When people win the lottery, their less-lucky neighbors often drive themselves into financial ruin trying to keep up, according to a provocative new s...

Embracing the Other and Loving Our Neighbors

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 01.13.2017 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Growing up in a Korean immigrant family was not easy. Our family immigrated to Canada when I was five years old. We were all faced with many difficult...

What Does It Mean to Love Our Neighbor?

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 01.06.2017 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The story of Isaac and Ishmael is difficult to read. The account follows two half-brothers born to the same father and different mothers. As the story played out, one was adored and one was banished. One was considered the heir of their common father; one was disinherited.

Just 2 Pooches With Their Heads Poking Through A Fence. Nothing To See Here

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.16.2015 | Good News

This is -- hands down -- the greatest way to be welcomed to the neighborhood. Reddit user dath0916, whose name is Jordan, recently moved to Royal Oak...

The Little Runaway (Or Why My Neighbors Don't Like Me That Much)

Gina Sampaio | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Gina Sampaio

A few weeks ago, late in the afternoon, my six-year-old Z was climbing the tree near our very un-busy road when I saw that our eleven-year-old neighbor was talking to him.

Christians: You Have 5 Months

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

I call on all Christians to lay down your scriptures, dogmas, doctrines and interpretations long enough to learn how to love your neighbor as your self.

Good Neighbors Around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...

WATCH: Should We Try Eating Bugs?

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

High in protein, vitamins and minerals, bugs are very healthy for you. So... should we?

Isaac: Los Angeles, January 2011

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I think about his question for a second and reply, "Well, maybe it was so you and I could actually speak instead of waving at each other." To which Isaac says: "They tell us that everything is part of G-d's plan. A leaf blowing off a tree may land on top of a bug and give it protection and longer life."

Stories That Change the World

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.25.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Stories are what change the world, more than just ideas. And that's what I am seeing and hearing on the road -- stories that will change people for the common good. Even Washington can be affected by the stories outside of Washington -- take immigration reform for example.

Moving Day: Saying Goodbye to My First House

Kerry Lyons | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

We have already experienced the downsides of one potty for seven people -- like one desperate little fella trying to pee while his sister is sitting on the bowl. Really.

Comedian Rob Delaney Extends Reddit AMA on YouTube Live Show

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.12.2012 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

When asked how to get out of jury duty, Rob replies, "Get arrested." He did four years ago. And now he's all set. "So, be a man, and then also commit crimes."

Wilmer Valderrama Slapped With Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 05.29.2012 | Latino Voices

Someone just slapped Wilmer Valderrama—with a lawsuit! The "That 70’s Show" actor is being sued over alleged "loud and disturbing noises" that ...

When Life in a Subdivision Turns from Cozy to Creepy

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 06.02.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I heard a tapping on the back patio door. It was the middle of the night and my son and husband were sleeping upstairs!

Neighbors Rescue Burn Victim From Ravenswood Fire

Posted 10.22.2011 | Chicago

Two residents of a burning Ravenswood apartment rescued a critically injured neighbor during an early Monday fire. Nick Salazar, one of the two ne...

Neighbor Enables Aging Parents to Stay at Home

Leann Reynolds | Posted 09.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Leann Reynolds

Neighbors can fill the gap when it is too much for one person to juggle a full-time job, solid relationships with a spouse and children and the needs of aging and ill parents.

Will Politicians Listen to Pastors?

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Our country is in the midst of a clash between two competing moral visions, between those who believe in the common good, and those who believe individual good is the only good. It's time our leaders in Washington listen to someone other then themselves.

Have We Forgotten The Meaning of Neighborliness?

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

What do you think would happen among our neighbors if millions of unemployed people ran out of unemployment compensation?

Grief complicated by the loss of a best friend

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I had a major falling out 4½ years ago shortly after the death of my two-year-old son. At the time I was so...

Gardening for Strangers in Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

Spending several weeks in Tokyo on a business trip in 2008, I was startled and enchanted to discover its human scale and its streets alive with people and plants.

Seven Steps to Civility This Election Season

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

This week, a group of more than 130 former legislators, both Republicans and Democrats, released a letter urging for civility and encouraging candidates, once elected, to focus on cooperation to face our country's greatest challenges.

Front Porch Forum: Connecting Strangers in the Neighborhood

Michael Wood-Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Wood-Lewis

In dozens of Vermont towns, residents are using the web to connect with their back-fence neighbors.

Controversy in Wisconsin

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

When we have controversy and conflict within the church and speak badly of one another as Christians, it actually turns people away from Christ.

Fatherhood: The Best Job in the World

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

My son and I got up early Monday morning to go hear President Obama's fatherhood speech at a Boys and Girls Club in Southeast Washington. W