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Helping Others

How to Bloom Where You Are Planted

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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.

5 Acts That Demonstrate What It Means To Be Kind

Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

5 Things the Homeless Have Taught Me

Tina Issa | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Tina Issa

The fact that they are still standing and alive with very little or no support shows me how resilient the human spirit is. Through the illnesses, the lack of food, the brutal weather and the abuse they undoubtedly endure, they still manage to be.

Dancing in Second Place

Robin Korth | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I now choose to dance in first place in my own life. This has taken courage, self-love, determination and a pure-hearted willingness to go through big, big growing pains. But I am worth it. A happy, joy-calling life is worth it. I know this now. Even though for so many, many years in my life I did not.

I'm with Phil -- Are You?

Phil Campbell | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Phil Campbell

It was supposed to be a joke, a dumb stunt I pulled to attract some media attention. Then a tornado struck and it wasn't so funny anymore.

Two Strangers on a Plane

Robin Korth | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

It was late afternoon in Portland, Oregon -- around 4 o'clock. For me, it was closer to 7 p.m., as I had been flying all day from the East Coast of ...

Who Can You Touch? Finding Inspiration Close to Home

Adria Fernandez | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Adria Fernandez

When I am at a point of needing motivation and encouragement I look to the people who I have in my life. I focus on the ones who I can reach out and touch.

This Will Help You Be More Generous

Posted 01.31.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Responding to the Savior Industrial Complex: Check the Help and Free Yourself! (Part II)

Robert West | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Robert West

Speaking from the position of "them and those," a position I remember all to well, I say...Check the help, and free yourself!

Listen Your Way To A Kinder You

Posted 01.29.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

10 Ways To Invest In Yourself

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

If you feel you deserve more self-care, put into practice the following 10 ways to invest in your own welfare and watch your inherent strength resurface:

We Can Make a Difference!

Annie Buckley | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Annie Buckley

We often think that when someone is ill or mourning or suffering in some way that whatever the person is going through must be so hard that we can't possibly help. Everyone is different. Be yourself. Do what comes naturally to you and is meaningful for your friend. If you have an idea, wild or simple, but aren't sure if it will help, ask!

4 Amazing Health Benefits Of Helping Others

Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

By Leslie Goldman As a boy, whenever Stephen Post got a bad grade, or felt left out of his older brother and sister's games, or was otherwise h...

It Is Said That With Love, the Return Is a Hundredfold

Diana Mao | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Diana Mao

This story unleashes the spirit of giving, love, and the true meaning of Christmas. It is an inspiration in the midst of all of the holiday festivities. Look around and see whom you may be able to bless.