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The Princess of the Dominican Republic

Daniel Davis | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Daniel Davis

I had the opportunity in April of this year to join a group traveling to the Dominican Republic to minister to their "ultra-poor." My expectation was that we would be able to provide some needed food and supplies. What I never expected was to cross the path of a woman who towered above we visiting Americans in passion, heart and character.

This 4-Year-Old Has A Powerful Message For The World

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

My 4-year-old daughter loves to create imaginative stories as she flips through her books, but will only recite them aloud if she believes she is alone. Sneaking upon her one afternoon, I heard the most incredible thing.

An Elevator Ride Made Me Braver and Kinder

Phu Nguyen | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

Everyone needs help sometimes -- I don't know a single person who has never needed anything from anyone. This doesn't make us a land of enablers. This doesn't make us weak. This doesn't make us co-dependent. This makes us human.

How to Start a Service Organization at Your School

Brad Jamison | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Sometimes there aren't any organizations that are actively working to fix the problem. When that happens, you might want to consider starting your own organization.

How I Overcame the Fear of Public Speaking

Adam Grant | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

In the past year and a half, I've given over 100 keynote speeches and hundreds of presentations, and things have changed dramatically. I still get nervous occasionally, but public speaking is now one of my favorite activities. Here are the five steps that have been most helpful in reducing my anxiety.

What To Say To Someone Who Is Grieving

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jan DeBlieu

The social behavior researcher Brené Brown writes that to be fully human, we must be willing to show our vulnerable side to others. The best way to do that with a bereaved friend is to admit the obvious: "I hurt for you. I wish I could fix this for you, but I can't."

The Black Wall Project: A Picture Can Express a Million Words

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 09.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Marc A. Coronel

In reality, you can put a filter on an image, you can add 100 layers to make the perfect picture. But for some, through the lens the naked truth lies in the eyes, the poverty, the struggle, the hunger and the truth that is recorded.

Why Changing The World Is A Two-Step Process

Fast Company | Marcia Conner | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

Despite a strong standard of living, a rising creative class, and an economy gaining strength, many of us feel worn-down, tired, frustrated, and wildl...

I Challenge You! The Good Citizen Challenge

Brad Jamison | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Next time you volunteer, donate money or simply conduct a random act of kindness, take to social media and share it using #GoodCitizen. Don't do this to brag about what a good citizen you are, but to inspire others to do something.

Divine People: The Time is Now

Pamay Bassey | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Pamay Bassey

Find someone and help them. Find someone and love them. Reach out and contribute to the great bank of the universe that is called "the kindness of strangers."

Stop Wasting My Time: Being a More Powerful Part of a Professional Network

Kathleen Long | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Kathleen Long

n all cases where I connected with these I folks, I knew up front before we met what the meeting was about and whether it was time sensitive, so I could choose how to prioritize my time as I get meeting invites from prospective employers and other career-influential colleagues.

Legacy Wars: Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates

Adam Grant | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Not long ago, Malcolm Gladwell made a bold prediction: Fifty years from now, Apple will be around and Microsoft will be gone, but Bill Gates will be remembered -- and Steve Jobs won't. As surprising as it seems, Gladwell might be right.

Backpacks for Everyone

Galit Breen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Galit Breen

As a former teacher, my heart skips a (literal) beat at the the thought of new school supplies. I love neat piles of notebooks, brand new pens, and erasers in every color.

How to Bloom Where You Are Planted

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

Even if you find yourself planted under some concrete at the moment, look for the crack in the concrete to find your way out. And despite all odds, choose to bloom anyways.

Small Things Make a Big Difference

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 09.14.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

Yesterday morning, I went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Someone with me said, "I feel sorry for that lady sitting by herself." We said, "Go say ...

Alena Hall

Meet The Police Officer Who's Offering Prostitutes An Alternative To A Jail Cell

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact

Deputy Andy Conner always knew that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and enter law enforcement. But it wasn’t until he began patrolli...

3 Simple Questions for Being an Extraordinary Conversationalist

Matt Tenney | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

By cutting to the chase and finding out what's most important to a person, you can immediately be of service to someone in a way that is very meaningful to him.

Why We Need To Reassess Our Notion Of Charity

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.23.2014 | World

It is one of the seven virtues of Christianity. It used to have a central place in Roman ethics and Judaism as well. Today, we remain deeply impressed...

How Giving Back Can Lead To Greater Personal Success

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living

As we strive to achieve our various goals in life, we encounter countless opportunities to help others succeed simultaneously. And according to Adam G...

How Imaginative Young People Are Making The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.05.2014 | Technology

It’s one thing to be young with a wild imagination, but another to harness that creative power through an invention that can impact the world in a s...

Using Your Talents to Help Others

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Giving can be as simple as giving joy to others -- sharing our talents and skills to help them tap into their own ability to experience wonder.

WATCH: Good Guy Biker Stops Ride, Helps Blind Man In Street

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.09.2014 | Good News

Bikers have long had a somewhat unseemly reputation, one that calls to mind leather jackets, tattoos and guys who prefer to be called "Roadhog." A...

WATCH: This Life Insurance Ad Reminds Us What Is Most Valuable

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact

Charitable acts come with their own special kind of reward -- the kind that no amount of money can buy. This powerful commercial for Thai Life Ins...

7 Ways to Avoid Loneliness

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

While we can connect somewhat with another intellectually, this is not what takes away loneliness. Loneliness vanishes when we connect with each other from our hearts.

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.