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New York Incarnation: 2015

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 02.26.2015 | New York
Danielle Wolffe

New Yorkers may seem disconnected. In actuality, though, it takes amazing stores of inner fortitude to exist in these self-contained worlds. People are accustomed to themselves and each other on levels people living far apart just aren't. They cannot isolate or hide from each other here.

Don't Be a Dick

Natalie Thomas | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

It's pretty simple. Yet, somehow, we forget. We eat too much, sleep too little, wake up on the wrong side of life, are running late, annoyed by fate ...

13 Photos Of Humans Simply Being Good To One Another

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.13.2015 | Good News

Kindness doesn't have to involve a grand show of affection. Whether it's making dinner for a friend, or complimenting a stranger, small acts of good c...

My Husband, My Valentine

Amy Arndt | Posted 02.12.2015 | Good News
Amy Arndt

Yesterday, as I stood outside our house ready to being my morning walk, I noticed a somewhat familiar car parked on the street. I see this car from time to time, but I don't know the owner.

Success Means Putting Others First

Sue Gober | Posted 02.11.2015 | Education
Sue Gober

I am obsessed with soft skills, or rather the lack of soft skills. After writing an earlier blog about soft skills for teachers, I started looking around at others who had great soft skills, but what I noticed were the people who had almost none at all.

Spread Some Valentine's Day Love

Emily John | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily John

Taking the "random acts of kindness" concept and applying it with a Valentine's Day twist is not only a wonderful way to delight someone else, but in the act of giving, you will be blessed by the joy of service. Here are some suggestions of ways to give on Valentine's Day.

Airline Staff Grants 4-Year-Old Double Amputee's Wish For 'Wings'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.10.2015 | Good News

A Chinese boy's dreams of flight were fulfilled by a compassionate airline staff. A boy identified as Li Haifeng by XinHua News, wished for "a pai...

With Two Simple Words, Make a Difference

D.J. Wilson | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
D.J. Wilson

With Two Simple Words, Make a Difference Daily random acts of kindness can begin with two words: "Good Morning!" It's amazing how two words conveyed ...

Target Employees Help Teen Dress For Job Interview In Viral Photo

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.06.2015 | Good News

Two Target employees gave this teen much more than just customer service with a smile. A 15-year-old boy went into a Target store in North Carolin...

Paying It Forward

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.05.2015 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

In a time when so many people are still struggling with unemployment and debt, even seemingly inconsequential gives of money -- or larger than usual tips -- can change that person's outlook on life.

Random Acts of Kindness for World Down Syndrome Day

International Down Syndrome Coalition | Posted 02.05.2015 | Impact
International Down Syndrome Coalition

It's impossible to pay it forward and not feel better about the day. This March 21st, on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), many in the Down syndrome community will put this idea into action.

Officer Responding To Shoplifting Call Buys Single Dad Baby Formula

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.03.2015 | Good News

Superman has a cape, Spider-Man his webs, and Justin Roby has ... baby formula. Roby, an officer with the London Police Department in Kentucky, res...

A New Kind Of Valentine's Day

Mary Hickey | Posted 02.12.2015 | Parents
Mary Hickey

I want you to learn another way to feel love in the world. It doesn't just have to come from the people you already have in your life. There are always people in the world who are alone or having a hard time who could use a smile in their day and you have the power to give that to them.

Best Smile in Portland, Oregon

Erin Donley | Posted 01.22.2015 | Good News
Erin Donley

A sincere smile, an overdue phone call, or a handwritten thank-you note can shift the mood of a day.

Pizza Shop, Customers Give Away 8,400 Slices To Philly's Homeless

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact

Newcomers at Rosa's Fresh Pizza might think the store's owner has an odd obsession with sticky notes. But the plethora of pinks, blues and yellows spa...

Cab Driver Stunned By Mysterious $1,000 Tip For 2 Minute Cab Ride

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.15.2015 | Good News

Getting from point A to point B was anything but routine for this cabbie. Oumar Maiga, a driver for Freedom Taxi in Philadelphia picked up a passe...

A Random Act Of Kindness My Family Will Never Forget

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.14.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Though there's a part of me -- of all of us, I'm sure -- that misses the little children in their matching outfits sent by my mother-in-law each year at Christmas, I very much enjoy the adults that my kids and my nieces and nephews have grown up to become.

Beyond Paris : What Now?

Karen Berg | Posted 01.14.2015 | Religion
Karen Berg

Sunday's event in Paris in response to this reality was incredible and unprecedented: millions of people coming together in the name of unity. Perhaps its most important aspect was to show us that our world leaders can indeed walk hand-in-hand together in common cause.

Chick-Fil-A Owner Gives His Own Gloves And Free Food To Man In Need

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.13.2015 | Good News

This fast food owner believes in service with a side of selflessness. Last Wednesday, a man with his possessions strapped to his back entered a Ch...

3 Good Ways to Recognize You Matter

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Wolffe

I volunteered to write for a prison newsletter and started attending protests at prisons I stood there, tying ribbons on barbed wire fences, marching. The raw caring voices of the other protesters chanting for men and women inside, slowly, restored faith to me.

This Couple Wants To Send The 'Most Loving Person' To Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.06.2015 | Good News

Canadians are known for being nice, but one Alberta couple is taking nice to a whole new level. Newlyweds Cody and Eva Borek won a trip for two to ...

Resolving to Be Kind: 10 Resolutions for 2015

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

I decided to focus on intentionally being kind to myself and to others to make it a daily practice and a way of living and being, not just a lofty concept. So I present to you these 10 resolutions for 2015:

Cops Show Up At Homes, Shock Families In Need With $100

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.05.2015 | Good News

In this town, getting stopped by a cop might actually be a good thing. The Huron County Sheriff's Office in Michigan received generous donations f...

Woman Gives Fast-Food Worker A $10,000 Coat

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.22.2014 | Good News

A Texas fast-food worker has some fancy new duds today, thanks to a drive-thru customer who handed over her mink coat after the employee complimented ...

We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.16.2015 | 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...