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Giving Back -- On My Way Home

One For The Table | Posted 12.27.2014 | New York
One For The Table

Once we got to the closest station, the kind woman helped me get her off the bus and said she knew where to take her and that she would get her home. I thanked her and they headed off in the night as Olivera yelled back to me "I'll see you next week."

Volunteering -- 7 Big Reasons Why Serving Others Serves Us

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

My time as a volunteer isn't always fun -- there is usually time, energy and even money involved -- but it is always meaningful and gratifying.

Dear Jessica Biel: Here's The Thing

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 12.12.2014 | Celebrity
Jacqueline Wilson

We need people like you -- people who obviously have a heart for kids with the resources to make a change -- to step up and start making a change in communities that really need it

Our Time on Earth

Debbie Davis | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Davis

It's only taken me 50 years to realize that, while we never really know how long we have on this earth, eventually we do realize that it won't be forever. And were we placed here to satisfy ourselves, entertain ourselves, and forward only our own interests? Sad, boring, and hopefully not.

See a Need, Fill a Need

Sybil Brun | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Sybil Brun

Medical bills were mounting. Kids needed glasses, cars needed repairs, and the dog needed surgery. On top of that, Christmas was almost upon us so presents needed to be purchased.

When the Bad News Comes, Be There and Remain Faithful

Martha Nelson | Posted 12.25.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

This is the final part of a four-part series on death, and life, and decisions we face going forward into our final twenty or so years. (For the first...

Asking for Help: Must It Be So Hard?

Susie Wolbe | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Become a volunteer at your school, your place or worship, a hospital, or other community service organization. This will help you make friends, will expand your circle of acquaintances, and will place you among others with a giving heart who are open to new possibilities.

7 Ways You Can Change the World

Monica Bourgeau | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Monica Bourgeau

When you do something meaningful, you do more than just change the world. You increase your own happiness.

Man's (and Woman's) Best Friend

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Kindness Blog

Across the country, there are nonprofit groups that help people who are homeless care for their pets by providing free food, water, medication, and other supplies. This is an often-overlooked need, but it is such a priceless and incredibly kind service to offer.

The Princess of the Dominican Republic

Daniel Davis | Posted 11.30.2014 | 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 11.30.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.23.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 11.14.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 11.02.2014 | 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 10.26.2014 | 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 10.25.2014 | 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 10.18.2014 | 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...