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Kindness

Doing Well in School Matters... So Does Good Character

Christine French Cully | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Christine French Cully

People can't be truly happy if cruelty and insensitivity are part of their make-up. To raise successful children, we must cultivate kindness.

When Asked If They Could Have Anything, They Asked for Toothpaste

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

Clutching a teddy bear in one arm and a balloon in another, the little boy with a deep scar under his eye looked up and asked in Arabic, very gently... almost a whisper: "Khala (aunt) Rym. Can I have toothpaste for my sisters and I?"

A Community of Problem Solvers: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

The Power of Intentions

Jordan Dansky | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan Dansky

It's the power of little intentions. It's setting goals for yourself that, although they may be small on their own, will ultimately help you lead a happier and healthier life. It's everything from walking home from work to calling your parents/grandparents to waking up an hour earlier.

Sources of Light

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

Although I'm aware that creative, bright, and humorous people are as susceptible as anyone (maybe even more susceptible) to depression, there's something about the uniqueness of Robin Williams' gifts that makes me wish he could have been spared emotional anguish.

How You Can Find Happiness in Traffic

Serena Lee | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Serena Lee

Life is filled with a series of choices. I prefer to make choices that make me calm and bring some more kindness into the world. I choose to love traffic. I hope you do, too.

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.

Back to School: Inspiring a Caring School Year When Study Reveals Kindness Is Taking a Backseat

Sue Scheff | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

It was revealed parents need to step up to the plate when it came to implementing concern for others. It seemed that many kids believe their parent's actions tell them they are more concerned about their achievement rather than kindness to others.

6 Reasons Why We Should Embrace Criticism

Susie Moore | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

There will always be people who disagree with you or who dislike your ideas and actions -- whether or not these people are coming from a positive or a negative place. Appreciate and accept them for being different than you and forgive them if they upset you.

Symphony of Strength

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Velvet, brushing against august morning air, bearing our core, Our light, inscribed in pure dunes of first soil Emerging today as you and me, us and us

Daily Meditation: Kindness

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

How The Digital Realm Reinvented Cozy Heartwarming Kindness

Sophia Stuart | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia Stuart

The Internet has made old-fashioned things possible on a global scale while making the world feel sort of cozy and nice. Which means the digital world just brought back kindness. And that's a very good thing.

Today's Buddha Doodle - The First Act of War

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.08.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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How to Upgrade to Business Class for Free... Through Kindness

Leora Novick | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Leora Novick

On my recent trip to Europe, I was upgraded to business class for free, along with two of my travel companions. I had never flown business class internationally before.

The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

Religion vs. Spirituality

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

People believe (and so do I) that spirituality is something different. It is our connection with the Divine. You can call Him, Her, and It, whatever name you want to. You can see Him the in leaves on the trees or in wings of a butterfly.

5 Things Much More Important Than Being Right

Scott Stabile | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

When we believe we've been wronged, we often want to prove to the one who's hurt or betrayed us just how wrong they are. Instead, the focus needs to be on forgiveness. When the desire to forgive takes precedent, the need to be right dissipates, opening the door for a more conscious and healthy connection.

How Our Dog Went From Lost to Found in Three Hours by the Power of Social Media and Sheer Human Kindness

Galit Breen | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

Days like this one -- as heartbreaking and stressful as it was -- are the reason why I will always tell my kids that this world is kinder than it is harsh, that most people are good, to jump at the chance to be the helper and to notice those around you and what they might need.

Sometimes New Yorkers Are the Best

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 07.31.2014 | New York
Anonymous Thank Yous

"The young father's enthusiasm was contagious. I guess he just wanted to let loose a bit. Thank you for sharing your passion for life, it made my night and everyone else's."

The Secret to Sustained Peace and Happiness?

Kellie Edwards | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we ta...

Acts of Kindness Change Our World

Marci Schankweiler | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Marci Schankweiler

Sixteen years ago, I was married to a great guy named Pete, my high school sweetheart. And then in our fourth year of marriage, the unimaginable happened.

Finding Your Peace Means One Less Person Is Suffering

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Making love our priority doesn't mean we're always in spaced out hippie bliss while ignoring the conflicts around us, but it does mean we have shifted our focus. Love is the main emotional job of the heart and it rarely flows smoothly.

How To 'Prioritize Kindness' For Your Kids

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Most parents want their kids to be caring individuals, but how many actually portray that sentiment on a daily basis? According to Richard Weissbo...

The Black Dress

Susannah Lewis | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

Before I could fall to my knees and sob into the black polished cotton, I was interrupted by a kind tone and a smiling face.

5 Ways to Instill Compassion in Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

As your children expand their social world, the messages from others become increasingly influential. You can actively create a critical mass of people and institutions that will support and reinforce your messages of compassion.