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Acts of Kindness

Are You Decent?

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

I learned long ago not to use God to justify my actions, to act like I'm superior to anyone else, or to rationalize my false need to control the lives of my fellow man and woman. Instead, I try my level best to cultivate my decency, and pray for other Americans to do the same.

Become The Love You Seek

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Be the love you seek in the world, beginning with the one in the mirror. A random good samaritan act reminds us we are worth it.

Want a Self-Esteem Boost? Throw Away Someone's Trash

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 05.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

"Do good, feel good" is a happiness truism that really is true. Act like a considerate citizen of the world, and you'll also boost your self-esteem.

Casual Friends And Acquaintances Deserve Kindness, Too

Dr. Terri Orbuch | Posted 05.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Orbuch

For some reason, many of us act as if we have a finite supply of kindness, and we "save" it for our partner, family, and closest friends. But the reality is that on a daily basis, we are more likely to spend time interacting with acquaintances -- the bus driver, the doorman, the bank teller, the custodian, the barista, our coworkers -- than with people who are closest to our heart.

The 'Nicest Person On The Internet' Admits Why She's Nice

| Emma Straub | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women

Being nice is kind of my thing. I need only the faintest hint of a reason to bake a batch of cookies, and a day doesn’t pass without my exclaiming c...

What Getting Hit by a Car Taught Me About Morality

Sam Lyons | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
Sam Lyons

One second I was going across the cross walk, and the next second I was on the pavement. But this experience has shown me that morality isn't gone; people just don't know it's there.

What Are You Getting Baby Jesus For The Holidays?

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

I am afraid the baby Jesus gets the short end of the stick during the holidays. Given it is his birthday, don't you think he should be on the list?

What Kindness Did For My Panic Attack

Susan Piver | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

When you connect with your fellow humans in a simple and genuine way, anxiety lessens. To connect, you can take one of two routes. You can request kindness from others or you can offer it to others.

Being Kind In Unkind Times

Larry Yang | Posted 01.05.2012 | Religion
Larry Yang

The practice of Intention changes our own hearts and also the heart of our world. Of course, intention is not the end-goal or outcome itself. We are called to follow our highest intentions with our highest actions

The Kindness Of The Prophet Muhammad

Cassie Williams | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
Cassie Williams

We need reminders of the people in our past that established greatness through kindness. The Prophet Muhammad was one of these men.

Man Who Returned $17K Fined For Lying About Where He Found The Money

Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

Next time he may not be such a good samaritan. A man who returned $17,021 that he discovered in a plastic bag near an ATM has been fined $500 for...

Seven Myths About Being a Nice Person

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 08.23.2011 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Many people have misconceptions of what nice behavior is or call themselves nice for the wrong reasons. I want to clear up the most common ones up so ...

Acts of Kindness Meets Real World Game

Tamar Abrams | Posted 08.17.2011 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

"It's a double-whammy of good. You show kindness to the person next to you, and help someone far away at the same time."

Nice People Can Finish First

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 08.14.2011 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

People pleasers give themselves away and call it nice. But it's not nice if you feel used, taken for granted, and don't get your needs met.

Man Finds $17K In Plast Bag And Returns It - Would You?

AP | Posted 08.09.2011 | Chicago

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — Robert Adams craved an ice-cold drink after finishing his shift on a sweltering workday, but not having enough money to ...

HuffPost Readers Tweet Their Favorite Random Acts Of Kindness

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Did the world feel a little bit nicer than usual on Thursday? Actually, it was. February 17 is unofficially Random Acts Of Kindness Day, and people ...

Can Kindness Be Contagious?

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

I decided to set out to try to do something very small to combat this -- actually, three very small things each week.

The Kindness Of Strangers: It's a Small World After All

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

What's your best it's-a-small-world story?

"You're Too Kind." "I Know, but I'm Trying to Stop It."

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

When a performer, writer, director, producer or whoever thanks a critic for being kind, he or she is really insulting the critic.

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...