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My Road to Recovery From Good News Porn

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

In the end, good news porn can be like sexual porn in that there is no real commitment, engagement or sacrifice involved. Good news is presented for our enjoyment, and when we are done, we can move on without any thought for those whose lives we just consumed.

2nd-Grader Finds Adorable Cure For Playground Loneliness

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.06.2013 | Good News

Second-grader Christian Bucks, of York, Pa., knew that some of his classmates felt lonely during recess, and he decided to do something about it. His ...

The Woman at the Reception Desk

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 08.12.2013 | Good News
Richard C. Harwood

There's a lot of bad news these days. But sometimes something happens that pierces all that negativity and reminds you of people's potential for goodness and deepens one's belief in humanity. It happened to me just the other day.

Compassion: Karen Armstrong and the World's Most Powerful Idea

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Katherine Gustafson

It turns out that one of the most basic things we all learned as children -- treat others how you would like to be treated, the Golden Rule -- is the most powerful idea in the world.

Small Good News: Maria Shriver Says, Show Me The Money

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

If we have learned anything this year, it is the first rule of Ponziconomics: If an investment sounds too good to be true, it undoubtedly is. ...

Small Good News: Heroes Outnumber Villains By A Big Margin, And CNN Has Their Stories

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

Anyone who's awake can rattle off the bad guys, by name, by category, by the extreme price they've had to pay - the auctioning off of an extra house, ...

Small Good News: Changing The World, One Entrée At A Time

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

Top Chef is moving up the status ladder next season, adding a masters chefs' competition. But what about Bottom Chef? How does a young wannabe catch a break?

Small Good News: The Price Is Right When Everything's Free

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

All over the country, parents are moving kids out of their college dorm rooms, and at some point, as the car or the suitcases or the storage unit star...

Paying It Forward: A Breakfast Surprise In Maltby, WA

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With all the bad news swirling around these days, we have been sharing stories of good news, particularly random acts of kindness, and asking our read...

Small Good News: Extra! Extra! (Help Someone) Read All About It

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

You can't read this, and it has nothing to do with your computer. You can't read your kid's history report or the warranty on your cell phone or a med...

Broadcasting Good News: Pay It Forward...By Paying For Lunch! (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Need some good news? NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams now does a segment called "Making A Difference" that shares stories from viewers of "rando...

Broadcasting Good News: Volunteers Open Young Eyes To Reading (VIDEO)

MSNBC | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Need some good news? NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams now does a segment called "Making A Difference" that shares stories from viewers of "rando...

Small Good News: Get Up, Stand Up: Mobilizing To A Global Beat

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

Okay, Susan Boyle has reminded us that you do not need to look beautiful to sound beautiful, and research says that music makes us happy, but we are i...

Broadcasting Good News: Co-Workers Donate Paid Time Off To Pregnant Nurse (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Need some good news? NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams now does a segment called "Making A Difference" that shares stories from viewers of "rando...

Small Good News: Hollywood Acts Up

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

What do you do once you've been the founding president of eBay? Good work, if you're Jeffrey Skoll, who oversees a network of socially-co...

Michelle Obama Essay On The Spirit Of Giving: "We Need...To Lift Up Our Fellow Americans"

USA Today / Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In an exclusive essay for USA Today, Michelle Obama extols the importance of giving -- especially in these trying times. She writes, "When so many peo...

Small Good News: Getting Better One Story at a Time

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

It's a shared, one-on-one recovery strategy: we can bolster each other with news that takes the edge off the headlines. Send us your stories. The chronicle of our stimulus plan starts here.

Dry Cleaners Offer Free Services For Unemployed

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This story may be an oldie, relatively speaking, but it's still a goodie -- and a viral one at that! Dry cleaners around the country are offering thei...