Volunteering not only provides us with the opportunity to get involved in a cause that we are passionate about, but also provides the chance to look beyond our own circumstances and appreciate what others are experiencing.
The man who wrote "Forever Young" recently turned 72. From our perspective, it appears Dylan was being remarkably prescient. More than 30 years after he wrote his famous song, a landmark MacArthur Foundation study found that successful aging depends on three key behaviors or characteristics.
2013 is the year we need to pull the charity gene out of our DNA and use it to help our fellow Americans. Our economic recovery is still quite tough and we are many years yet away from regaining where we were before this great recession.
It started, as so many things in Cambodia often do, with Angry Birds.
I can think of dozens of reasons why I do community service or volunteer work, the biggest being that it helps others, and I can't think of any reasons why I wouldn't. So here are five reasons why a person should get involved with community service or volunteer work.
Our families may be a little tired of the wisdom we spout, but non-profit groups would love to have some of that wisdom.
Like me, millions of naturalized citizens arrived here with little more than hope. But, with the help of neighbors and community leaders, they have fulfilling lives and are contributing to their communities.
There were mornings when I would wake up not knowing what city I was in, and if it weren't for the hotel wake-up calls to remind me of where in the world I was, my life could have been torn from a page of the illustrated classic, Where's Waldo?
Everyday there are more opportunities to give back. The digital revolution has made volunteering more accessible -- wherever and whenever. Here's a sample of some best practices.
When asked in a 2012 interview what she would like to accomplish that year, Ms. Cohen answered "...to collect clean, white socks for homeless vete...
Just because school's out doesn't mean learning takes a holiday. Summer is the time for expanded freedom, casual attire and family vacation, but it is also the perfect time for life lessons.
But even if your summer travel plans don't veer far from the beach, pool or park, you can still give a little something back wherever you are, even if it's just for a short time.
North Americans (from the U.S.) are exceptional people not because of the passport they carry, but because of some of the great things they believe and consistently practice. The more they believe and practice the exceptional stuff, the more exceptional they are.
She rakes dead grass off the grave with the three names and one inscription: Forever in Our Hearts. The woman in work gloves and white sun hat picks up the dead grass and stuffs her plastic bag full for another trip to the ravine down the hill. She'll be back this week with her John Deere riding mower to navigate through the buttercupped rows at Annapolis' African-American burial ground.
In 1994, Gary Sinise played a wounded veteran in Forrest Gump. Since then the actor has been involved with the Disabled American Veterans. After his f...
I remember the first time I prepared to go to Haiti -- I told an acquaintance about the trip and they responded with a sincerely puzzled, "why are you going there?" I didn't have a good answer other than that it felt right to take action.