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11 Easy Ways To Be Happier

Susie Moore | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We are so busy worrying about what will be in the future or living in the past. True joy, peace and contentment come from being alive and present in the current moment. It is all we have and it is all there really is.

Changemakers in Every Village: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

What a Simple Gift Taught Me About Motherhood -- and Myself

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Carolyn Ossorio

People say having kids changes you. I have five, so I feel pretty confident in attesting that there is truth to this. But even I am amazed by how much I've been transformed.

What Inspires Generation Y To Give

Tyler Mahoney | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Tyler Mahoney

In contrast, young people are rejecting the post-modern wanderlust molded by the Baby Boomers and are returning to a pre-modern, pre-industrial understanding of the world.

WATCH: HuffPosters Open Up About The Power Of Giving

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The power of giving is all around us, including throughout The Huffington Post's offices. In celebration of Arianna Huffington's new book, "Thrive...

The Three Biggest Myths About Giving, and How to Become Productively Generous

Adam Grant | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Adam Grant

Although many people give at their own expense, there's a group of people who are productively generous. How do they do give without compromising their well-being and falling short on traditional notions of success? They reject three myths about giving.

The Top 10 Signs You Might Be a Taker

Adam Grant | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Evidence shows that we think we're superior to others in every domain: We believe we're smarter, more attractive, more likable, and more skilled at a wide range of tasks, from math to leadership. For a long time, I hoped these narcissistic tendencies wouldn't extend to the domain of giving and helping. I was wrong.

Responding to a Community: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Infographic Reveals Latest Data on Cracking the Crowdfunding Code

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Crowdfunding raised more than $5 billion worldwide in 2013, and peer-to-peer nonprofit fundraising for charities is seeing explosive growth.

Why Young People Are the Most Powerful Change Makers

Bill Gates, Sr. | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Bill Gates, Sr.

I love the passion that young people have when it comes to their futures. I have met many bright kids and young adults who possess the poise, intelligence, creativity, and courage necessary to take action.

Redefining Success: How to Prevent Popular Misconceptions About Success From Controlling Your Life

Anthony Silard | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Anthony Silard

The two greatest enemies of your progress are most likely what you call "success" and what you refer to as "failure." The first breeds complacency; the second, self-judgment.

Why Giving Matters in Business

Karin Volo | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

So what's happening to make such radical changes in the way we do business? People want a bigger purpose now -- for themselves and for what they choose to support.

May Ash Wednesday Be About Substance Rather Than Form

Bishop Stacy Sauls | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Bishop Stacy Sauls

What if Lent were not about giving up something that makes us happy, but taking something on that makes us better, maybe even joyful? What if the purpose of Lent were not to be miserable but to live life more abundantly, not less?

Taking Inequality Into Our Own Hands

Ira Silver | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Ira Silver

Our generosity can't change the unequal conditions vast segments of the population experience. Yet, it can enable individuals living in economically fragile circumstances to access greater job, housing, and educational opportunities.

This is What Community Health Looks Like: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project gives $1,000 away, every day, to change-makers all over the world who are creating more peaceful, just and sustainable communi...

Fine Young Philanthropists

Varda Epstein | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Varda Epstein

Kids are being taught at home and in their schools about the meaning of giving. Apparently, doing nice things for others makes kids smarter, happier and more successful, too.

Inspiring Generosity

Barbara Bonner | Posted 04.26.2014 | Books
Barbara Bonner

Delving into the study of generosity has taught me so many of the remarkable ways in which this great quality - a quality that lies at the heart of all the major world religions - shows up in our lives.

Connecting Passion to the Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

With Christine Valerio's combined passion for graphic design and creating positive change in people's lives, she developed With Me, a system of interactive and conversational games that encourage meaningful interaction between people of all ages.

MacArthur Foundation Chooses 7 Nonprofits To Get $1 Million Grants

AP | HERBERT G. McCANN | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact

CHICAGO (AP) — The MacArthur Foundation has chosen seven nonprofits for grants of as much as $1 million to recognize their success and future potent...

Why Receiving Is Harder Than Giving

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 04.18.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

When our longing for connection collides with our history of rejection and shaming, we become ambivalent about receiving. Part of us desires contact while another part has an aversion toward it.

On Valentine's Day -- New Riegler Book Celebrates Caring

Getrude Matshe | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

William J. Riegler's new book Living My Ecstatic Life: A Quest Becomes an Awakening chronicles his experiences demonstrating what is often heard after...

The New Four-Letter Word In The Nonprofit Sector

Renee C. Herrell | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Renee C. Herrell

The "overhead myth" is centered on the idea that nonprofits are valued by how little they spend on overhead. Overhead includes salaries for non-program management, office space, office technology and office supplies -- the non-sexy budget line items of a nonprofit organization.

Giving vs. Receiving: Achieving an Effective Balance for a Rewarding Life

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

As we become effective at both giving and receiving, our relationships take on a vibrancy and fulfillment, adding to the richness of being fully alive.

3 Ways To Give Back To The World

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 03.27.2014 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

Are you breathing a sigh of relief that the holiday gift wrapping is cleared away and the Christmas tree is back in the box? I have to admit, I am. I get overwhelmed with so many presents, special food, and partying as we celebrate the abundance in our lives.

5 Reasons Why Receiving Is Harder Than Giving

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

We may be uncomfortable receiving if it came with strings attached when growing up. We may have received compliments only when we accomplished something, like winning at sports or achieving good grades. If we sensed that we weren't being accepted for who we are but rather for our achievements and accomplishments, we may not feel safe to receive.