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Giving Back to the Community

How I Got Healthy: Part One: Panic Attacks and a Work in Progress

Julie Sacks | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

While the anxiety attacks are gone, and I feel really great most of the time, I am still a work in progress. I am eager to embrace what's ahead for me as I continue to grow and evolve. I truly feel lucky to be happier and healthier, but always learning.

Meet 10 Inspiring People Over 50 Giving Back To The World

Posted 08.08.2014 | Fifty

Huff/Post 50 recently asked readers to submit nominations of people who've reinvented themselves for the better after age 50 as part of an initiat...

Can We Give Back "Giving Back?"

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact
Tiziana Dearing

Overused, misunderstood and mildly condescending, this phrase turns the idea of helping each other into a way to celebrate one's superiority for acting like the basic, decent human beings we're supposed to be.

87% Of Millennials Donated To Charity Last Year And You Should Stop Calling Them Selfish: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact

A lot has been said about millennials and what they expect out of life. The turn-of-the-century generation has been known to be filled with individua...

The Largest Crowdfunding Event Happened In Just 24 Hours And Raised More Than $50 Million

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact

Did you hear that clattering noise? It was the sound of records shattering across the U.S., thanks to generous Americans and their commitments to comm...

Kindness Is Contagious: Inspiring Our Children to Make a Difference!

Nick Katsoris | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Nick Katsoris

It is one thing to endeavor to make a difference in the lives of children, but when you rally children to make a difference in the lives of other children, it is doubly rewarding.

Let's Bubble!

Tia Mowry-Hardrict | Posted 04.30.2014 | Good News
Tia Mowry-Hardrict

This year, like most people, we made some resolutions, and we broke some resolutions. But we're still on track with one: to use 2014 to re-evaluate what really matters.

41 and Now What?

Janelle Capra | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Janelle Capra

"Forty-one and having fun!" I said aloud while driving my daughters to school. "Oh mom, that is embarrassing," giggled my oldest daughter. "Fort...

Give It Back to Get It Back!

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Rebecca Shambaugh

I know you are probably feeling totally tapped out right now, winding down work and getting ready for family festivities, but I promise you that actively participating in a cause that you truly care about will be more fulfilling than just writing a check once a year.

Five Noteworthy Travel Trends of 2013

Peggy Goldman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

While many people are choosing traditional vacations, more and more travelers are taking advantage of new ways to explore the world.

Giving Time

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

As you look at life from the perspective of what will make you most proud in the end, I believe that you'll discover much of it has to do with giving. So let's give back and reward those who join us in making the end of 2013 merry and bright.

Isabella -- Given Pause by Eco-immersion at Age 13

Crawford Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Crawford Hill

In a world where those most privileged often tend more towards sybaritism than desiring to foster mutual benefit, we can all learn a lot from Isabella's attempts to repair one broken home, inspired by a far from ordinary trip abroad.

Playing With Dogs At The Shelter And 12 Other Super Fun Ways To Give Back

Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact

Giving back to the community always seems like a later thing, rather than a now thing. You don't have the money this month, and you don't have the tim...

4 Fun Ways to Give Back While Spending (PHOTOS)

Chrissy Denihan O'Donovan | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Chrissy Denihan O'Donovan

Today more than 83 percent of Americans wish brands would support causes and companies are responding, making it easy and fun for all to get involved ...

A Million Thank Yous!

Dave Girgenti | Posted 03.25.2013 | Good News
Dave Girgenti

If someone does something nice, you should thank them. It's a simple and easy thing to do. Right But what if I wanted to thank 1 million people from all over the country for doing nice things? You may be wondering how I would possibly know a million nice people... Well, I actually do!

The Secret To Finding True Happiness

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Many successful people talk about being burned out on their own success and find that it's possible to feel stuck, even when everything in their lives is going well. By expanding your efforts to something bigger than yourself, everyone benefits.

What Your Weekend Plans May Say About How Socially Responsible You Are

Posted 08.18.2012 | Black Voices

While the Carter-Knowles continued to settle the score in an unlikely war of words with singing and acting legend Harry Belafonte earlier this week, t...

The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy: Skills-Based Volunteering

Women & Co | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Women & Co

By Lauren Coulston, Integration Manager, Women & Co. In today's economic climate, corporations are leveraging limited resources while nonprofits are...

WNBA Cares Week

Todd Jacobson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Sports
Todd Jacobson

A group of young girls waits eagerly on a dirt-floored basketball court as Tamika Raymond or Ruth Riley or Tamika Catchings approaches. The moment the player steps on to the court, a look of hope and joy overcomes the youth.

Even Billionaires Give

Marc Joseph | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Forbes just came out with their latest list of billionaires. The media during our recession and tax crisis has been concentrating on the top 1%, whic...

Thinking Outside The Shirt Box: Give The Gift Of Service

blog.aarp.org | Posted 12.22.2011 | Fifty

Do you remember when you were a child and the Sears catalog would arrive right before the holidays and you, or at least I would, go through and circle...

New York Non-Profit Attracts Post50 Volunteers

Posted 11.25.2011 | Fifty

Many Post50s are following the path of reinvention, taking up encore careers, starting second acts and receiving standing ovations for seeking new ful...

America's Top Ten Youth Volunteers

Ilana Donna Arazie | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Ilana Donna Arazie

Here are the young yet wise beyond years honorees from the 16th Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and their inspiring stories.

David Wood

Post-9/11 Wounded Veteran Finds 'Giving Back' Is Path To Healing

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact

This story is part of the "The Impact of 9/12," series, which focuses on those who were inspired to give back after the tragedies of September 11, 200...

Chalk It Up To Experience: Meet A Group Of Teachers Still Going Strong After 60+ Years

Posted 06.13.2011 | Education

In a time when almost half of America's teachers call it quits after five years, there are a few octogenarians and nonagenarians who continue to inspi...