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The Good Samaritan Within Us

Randy Hain | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

I am sharing this brief story with you as encouragement that we all have a good samaritan somewhere deep within us. It is easy to get lost in our own problems, but we have opportunities every day to reach out to people struggling all around us.

New York City Metro Rider Pays It Forward

Jerry Nelson | Posted 07.14.2013 | New York
Jerry Nelson

An anonymous person left a sweet note along with an unlimited metro card -- prepaid -- for another rider to use and pass on.

Inspiration

Donnie Demers | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Donnie Demers

"I turn 100 on August 5! That's something to be excited about! Thank you for your help with the hill, young man." As he started to walk away, I had to smile myself, because initially I had thought that I was the one doing the good deed of the day.

Why This Teen Donated His Own Money To A Complete Stranger... (VIDEO)

Posted 04.03.2013 | Teen

Last month, 14-year-old Artem Smao was selling newspaper subscriptions to fundraise a trip to Tahoe, a popular West Coast ski destination. In a twist ...

Beating the Odds

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

It is heartwarming to know people from all over the globe are willing to respond to these stories. In a digital age, where people spend more time interacting with devices than they sometimes do with other people, the Internet can become a human bridge.

Good Deeds Day Launches in the U.S.

Intent | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Intent

Sunday, March 10, 2013, will be a day of celebrating good deeds. Good deeds done for us and the good deeds we do for others. Large or small, kindnesses of all kinds are welcome.

Activate Your Goodness

Shari Arison | Posted 05.04.2013 | Good News
Shari Arison

By activating your goodness and expressing goodwill and faith in people's ability, you can become part of the growing community of good that together creates a lasting and real change, for us and future generations.

The Golden Rule: What Goes Around Comes Around

Donna Labermeier | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Not only is it important to be aware that treating others the way we would like to be treated is morally the right thing to do, it is just as important to understand that for every one of our actions, there is an equal and opposite reaction that we draw toward ourselves.

My Gas Station Saint

Laura Munson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Fifty
Laura Munson

Two seconds ago I was in a twin set and khakis, fresh from the gym, with exfoliated skin and lunch plans. Now I am one beaten-up Suburban away from bag lady with no buttons to push, and only an accelerator from which to hope for power.

The Best Things People Did With Money In 2012

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

After a year filled with money scams, outrageous credit card fees, robberies and the like, it's nice to read some stories that will restore your faith...

2012 in Film: The Underrated and/or Unfairly Scorned...

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Now we continue our 'the films of 2012' lists with another favorite, the underrated! And as always, this list won't just be good films that were labeled as "bad," but also mediocre films that got unfairly pounded, or genuinely bad films that nonetheless deserved credit for one element or another.

10 Things You Can Do to Serve Others

Sara Hilecher | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Sara Hilecher

Am I doing enough to help others? Am I doing everything I can to assist people less fortunate than myself? Is there more I could be doing to make an impact on my community and my world?

Kindest Bus Driver Ever Shocks The World

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2012 | Money

VIENNA (Reuters) - A Vienna bus driver who found a bag with 390,000 euros ($509,700) in cash inside handed the money over to police, who tracked down ...

U.S. Author Sues Tyler Perry Over His 'Good Deeds'

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - An American author sued the prolific filmmaker Tyler Perry in a federal court on Tuesday, accusing him of lifting the p...

You Won't Believe What This Woman Found While Shopping

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2012 | Money

We all dream of finding large sums of cash, but for Cheryl Gavazzi, that dream quickly turned her into a nervous wreck. Gavazzi of Beverly, Mass. w...

Celebrate World Kindness Week: Cross-Country Scavenger Hunt Connects Strangers Through Kindness

HooplaHa | Posted 01.16.2013 | Good News
HooplaHa

It's World Kindness Week from November 13-20! How do you spread kindness? Do you share a smile with a fellow commuter? Maybe pay for someone's morning coffee when they don't have the correct change? Or possibly organize a cross-country scavenger hunt?

Take a Peek Into Bright Future

Efrat Peled | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Efrat Peled

Our approach to sustainability is rooted in a unique values model that professes goodness. Basic human values are integrated in our daily routine as a private investment house.

The Unique Way One 65-Year-Old Spent His Birthday

Posted 07.13.2012 | Fifty

Birthdays are usually spent unwrapping presents, but for one Oklahoma City man, it meant giving presents to others. Doug Eaton spent 65 minutes on...

Tyler Perry Is Not Afraid To Do What He Wants

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment

On average, Tyler Perry's movies have grossed aproximately $23 million domestically ... on opening weekend alone. This average is a number that recent...

WATCH: CNN Heroes Making Change, From Anderson Cooper

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper spoke with me about the changes that CNN Heroes are making all over the world, and why he admires their initi...

POLL: Have You Done Any Good Deeds Lately?

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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The Giving Triage

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Shira Hirschman Weiss

We often feel compelled to give, whether it is a material item or an hour of listening time to a friend in need. However, when it comes to giving, are we secure in our motivations and how we've prioritized?

GIG Spark: Spreading Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Toan Lam | Posted 06.16.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

We know that people (especially youth) care and want to do something good for others, but just don't know how. So why not teach compassion to kids and adults in your life?

Sweet Idea! Using Chocolate to Create Compassion

Toan Lam | Posted 04.28.2012 | Good News
Toan Lam

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Phylicia Rashad Talks Good Deeds and Occupy Wall Street

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 04.25.2012 | Black Voices
Dustin Fitzharris

While Tyler Perry's new movie, Good Deeds, may be just another film for movie-goers, for Phylicia Rashad, it provides an opportunity for her to encourage others to stop and examine what is happening in their lives and the world today.