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WATCH: One Man Uses Strangers To Make The World A Better Place

HooplaHa | Posted 02.12.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

There are 7.4 billion people on this earth, how many of them have you talked to? Robbie Stokes Jr. worked for Congress. After traveling and realizing ...

A Nation Divided by Fear: Studies Reveal How and Why We Target Muslims, Immigrants

David Briggs | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Fifty-six percent of Americans believe houses or rooms can be haunted. One in five believes Bigfoot is a real creature; about the same percentage are afraid of zombies. Yet at least until the walking dead put up their own candidate in the New Hampshire primary, those are not the concerns that should frighten us the most.

Random Acts of Compassionate Connection

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Loneliness hurts. We don't need a slew ...

Love Is Blind. Until You See Your Ex Again!

Marlon Regis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Arts
Marlon Regis

News Flash: love is still our strongest emotion! How I Became The Bomb capture this on their song, "Ulay, Oh."

Really Beautiful Things Can Happen When You Make Eye Contact With A Stranger

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.29.2015 | Healthy Living

The infamous parental warning, "Don't talk to strangers," has its merits when you're young, but this poignant video illustrates how rebelling against ...

Why You Should Talk To Strangers

Inc. | Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

Last week I was walking down a busy Manhattan street. At a crossing while waiting for the walk signal I gently turned to the woman next to me who was ...

Holding Hands With A Stranger

Amanda Yuill | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Yuill

We spend a lot of our lives surrounded by people we don't know, and it can be easy to forget that every single person in the crowd has a rich and complex story of existence. And every single person craves connection and belonging. At some times more than others.

'The Stranger' Is Not Up to Coben's Standards

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The new book is good and suspenseful and enjoyable, but compared with the best of Coben it is second rate. Blame the author; he set the standard too high.

Why We Need to Talk to Strangers

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Minding your own business (or calling the cops) is fine, knocking on a stranger's door or helping someone else's kid off the jungle gym is creepy. What has become of us?

Fear of Networking: Leaving 'Stranger Danger' Behind

Judy Robinett | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Judy Robinett

When I became CEO of a public company, I was afraid. It was a big step into a very public position, and even though I knew I could do the job, I still was fearful of messing it up.

Perception and Reality Clash at a Home Improvement Store

George Giokas | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
George Giokas

We are all extremely quick to judge and label strangers. This all-too-human human trait is based on either some preconceived notions we have carried around since someone stole our marbles or dolls during our formative years or just plain ignorance of other cultures or ways of life strange to us.

Slowing Down to Listen

Cassidy Hall | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
Cassidy Hall

I only knew Bill for about 2 years and the culmination of his kindness, generosity, openness, and love, accounted for a lifetime with a surrogate grandfather.

Being Friendly

Stanley Ely | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Maybe New Yorkers have gotten a bad rap. In fact, the folks in my building, not 40 stories, but a more humane 10, are pretty friendly. In the hallway or elevator, neighbors say, "Good morning," or "Have a good day."

How a Stranger's Parenting Story Made Me Realize How Life Perspectives Can Change

Catherine Zinger | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Catherine Zinger

It's been said that those who know the deepest sadness wear the brightest smiles or that the most compassionate are those who have experienced searing heartache.

WATCH: Strangers Band Together To Lift Car, Rescue Woman Pinned Underneath

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.20.2014 | Good News

It's pretty awe-inspiring what strangers can come together to achieve. A video uploaded to YouTube shows footage of a couple on a moped getting hi...

Trust Is a Weird Thing

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy Trust is a weird thing. "It has to be deserved," I once said to a person I just met and got him really upset. He believed that t...

Total Stranger Tracks Down Lost Grandma After Worried Family Sends Up 'Bat Signal' On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.07.2014 | Good News

When one grandma got lost in a foreign country, a stranger with a huge heart came to her aid. Rosa Levy, 88, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, was vis...

A Back-to-School Rule for Kids: Trust Your Gut, 5 Guidelines to Help Kids Self-Protect

Heather Mundt | Posted 08.03.2015 | Parents
Heather Mundt

It's only been a month since the school year has begun, and already I've received a district-wide communiqué about a suspicious individual trying to offer a kid a ride home in the rain.

This Happy New Yorker Shares The Love, One High-Five At A Time

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.16.2014 | Good News

Never underestimate the positive power of an unexpected high-five. Brooklyn, New York, resident Meir Kalmanson, an actor and filmmaker, prides hims...

Muddy Strangers

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 11.15.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

It was a long day at work. I was so glad to be going home. I climbed into my car and started to pull out of the dirt parking lot, only to stop after...

The Delights of Our Lives

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

We're swimming, breathing, being in delight. We meet people we admire; we brush space with strangers who grow into friends; we revel in the things...

The Commuter's Art Of Doing Nothing

Elena Kaufman | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Elena Kaufman

Drive past five streets. Walk two blocks. Sit on the train for 50 minutes. Ride the subway four stops. Each piece of my commute can be broken down into distance traveled and time spent in transit. 90 minutes of commuting a day times times five days a week times 365 days a year equals an insane and, depending on your point of view, depressing amount of time spent sitting and standing in between point A and point B.

The Ripple Effect of You...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.24.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Have you ever thought of yourself as a pebble? Metaphorically speaking, on the "pond of life" that is exactly what you are when you consider those who are affected by the ripple effect of your thoughts, deeds, and actions.

Talking With Strangers About God

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.22.2014 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

This young man arrived at the beach that Sunday with beat up sneakers and circles under his eyes. Call it proselytizing, but he wasn't getting anything out of this other than the pleasure of talking about God.

A Sandy Situation

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.19.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

A few weeks ago I was on a long drive home and I got stuck on the freeway in traffic, in the middle of the Nevada desert. What happened next was enough to restore my faith in humanity.