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5 Ideas to Celebrate World Kindness Day, Nov. 13

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Let's face it, between increasing violence in the world to political debates that sometimes get downright nasty, we could use more pleasantries in our days, right? Enter World Kindness Day, which is Nov. 13.

5 Lessons I Learned While Trying to Make the World a Nicer Place

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

I became one of Them. I frowned in mere anticipation of rudeness. I cut off other drivers because, hey, they probably would have cut me off anyway. I frowned for no other reason than to frown, and acted rudely just because I could.

It Pays To Be Nice... Even When Other People Are Screwing You Over

The Atlantic | Olga Khazan | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

Research labs, like most workplaces, come in two broad varieties: The cut-throat kind, where researchers are always throwing elbows in a quest for pre...

Making the World a Better Place Through Niceness and Nonsense

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Many people have told me that I'm too nice. And they didn't mean it, um, in a nice way. A coworker once told me that he was waiting for the day I'...

6 Ways Being Nice To Others Is Actually Good For You

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living

There are exactly three ways to define the word "nice," according to the dictionary. The first is the ability to "give pleasure or joy." The second...

Grace vs. Niceness in Interracial Dialogue

Morgan Guyton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

How can we define the distinction between niceness and grace? I would say that niceness refers to the complex dance of smiling, posturing, innuendo, laughter, self-deprecation, etc. that keeps a conversation pleasant and easygoing. Niceness doesn't always mean that you're being loving.

The Only 2014 Resolution You'll Need... the One That Changes Everything

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

William "Bill" Butler and Dr. Steve McSwain This is the season for New Year's resolutions. Actually, however, there is only one resolution you c...

Don't Be Nice

Linda Flanagan | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Linda Flanagan

Fraud investigator Harry Markopolos is not a nice guy. He would not give up in his lone pursuit of Bernie Madoff, even when the SEC told him to back off. Wendy Davis wasn't nice when she filibustered for 13 hours to block the passage of a strict anti-abortion bill in Texas.

When Being Nice Just Doesn't Cut It Anymore

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

How did I get to be such a doormat? When did I develop such a deep-rooted fear of offending others? What caused me to place other people's needs ahead of my own? What did I think would happen if (horror of horrors) I were to actually displease someone?

My Hero, Chris Christie

Robin Lakoff | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

I cannot imagine a circumstance in which he would get my vote. (Well, maybe I can -- if for instance he were running against Ted Cruz.) But there are things about the man himself that I greatly admire.

Letting Go Of Being Nice

Karen Karbo | Posted 01.14.2012 | Fifty
Karen Karbo

Four years ago, during a talk I was giving on Katharine Hepburn, to celebrate the publication of my book How to Hepburn, a woman raised her hand and a...

Playing Nice Makes Life Easier

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

Little interactions matter, and cumulatively, the tenor of our exchanges with others influences the quality of our daily experience.