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Kind 8-Year-Old Kid Gives Away Foul Ball, Stops Other Boy's Epic Meltdown

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.15.2014 | Good News

Now, this is true sportsmanship. Video of 8-year-old Brendan at a Los Angeles Dodgers vs Team Australia game at Sydney Cricket Ground in late March...

What Is Growing in Your Mind Garden?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

"So plastic is mind, so receptive, that the slightest thought makes an impression upon it. People who think many kinds of thought must expect to recei...

Are We Too Focused on Our Kids' Happiness?

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Richard Weissbourd

Let us be clear -- we don't advocate suffering. And we're all in favor of happiness (and success and achievement). But we need to be wiser about how children truly become not only moral, but happier and high-achieving.

Understanding Habits Helps You Change Them

Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D.

People repeat actions that are either rewarding or familiar, or both. In other words, people do things that feel worth it somehow. You might think i...

The Importance of Being Kind in an Unkind World

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 04.09.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

Perspective and how you choose to view the world around you are, in fact, a choice. I encourage you to always choose to focus on the abundant good that is all around you.

Ann Murray Paige: The Story of Amazing Light and an Unfinished Box

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

Breast cancer claimed and lost an activist on March 16th, but God Himself knows she was so much more than that. A loving family surrounded by scores of close friends lost a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter and cherished friend.

17 Easy Ways to Be More Awesome Today

Susie Moore | Posted 04.07.2014 | Good News
Susie Moore

Sometimes we are so busy, we do not realize that a few minutes of our time, a smile, or even sharing a few dollars can change the course of someone else's day.

'Everyone Matters Day' Aims To Make The World A Kinder Place For All

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact

"I wanted to be less judgmental." That simple sentiment was the impetus behind Everyone Matters -- a global awareness campaign which advocates for ...

My Mother's Courage Inspired Me to Become the Man I Am Today

Diriye Osman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

My mother reminds me everyday that human kindness and empathy have no borderlines. This is not an abstract conceit mired in convoluted politics. It's an elementary part of being cognizant and alive.

Love Someone and Say It Out Loud

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 03.31.2014 | Good News
Kathleen Buckstaff

What if I did this with my teen-something boys? What if I did this with my best-girlfriends? With my Dad? With his new wife? My mother-in-law? My father-in-law? My 20-something daughter? What if I let myself be bold and open and in love?

The Philosophers' Guide To Calm, Part 3

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

Nowadays, almost all of us wish we could be calmer. It's one of the distinctive longings of the modern age. Across history, people have tended to seek...

Substitute Teacher Decides To Donate Her Kidney To 5-Year-Old Girl After Meeting Her Only Once

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.27.2014 | Good News

One woman's fateful substitute teaching assignment ended up changing a little girl's life forever. Cindy Santos, a substitute teacher from Pennsylv...

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" And A Dirt Road in Tanzania

Pippa Biddle | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Pippa Biddle

This young girl whose parents struggled to scrape together the funds to send her to school and who works in the fields when she isn't studying to become a doctor, had made me a necklace and brought me the very t-shirt she had been wearing the day before as gifts.

Become A Guru In Just 2 Weekends

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Many teachers may have something wonderful to offer us, but what can we really learn in an hour or two or even a weekend? When we dig for oil we have to dig deep to reach it. If we dig too many different holes we will never get to the source of the oil. In the same way, if we guru hop and workshop too much we will never get to the essence of the teachings.

How Kindness Will Change Your Life and the World

Tina Williamson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Tina Williamson

What is the point of being kind to a stranger or an enemy? Kindness can change your life and change the world.

10 Happy Ways to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness

Kellie Edwards | Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Being kind rather than critical towards yourself boosts happiness more than anything else I know. If you do one thing today, do this. Wish yourself well. Treat yourself as kindly as you would a small child.

Carny Philosopher King With Buffalo Bill Beard

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

We're in a carnival bar, everyone in this bar is a carnival person. He was raised in carnivals and lives in carnivals. Yet he's not jaded.

What's YOUR Excuse for Bashing Other Moms?

Mara Shapiro | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

I cannot deal with how women are using social media to bring each other down. Why does everything have to become a thing, an issue, a point of contention? Why is it that the second someone puts "mother" in their title, they become free game for attacks from the crowd?

My Day as a Test Case for Self-Compassion

Kellie Edwards | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

My day started badly. I had an important international interview for our mindfulness4mothers project at 7 a.m. My husband was interstate so I had o...

The Working Mind

Brooks Palmer | Posted 03.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
Brooks Palmer

When you feel stuck in your clutter, the way out of the inertia is to start to clutter bust. You may not feel ready. You might think you'll do a lousy job. You could be thinking of 20 other things you'd rather do. You may think it's the last thing you want to do.

What a Homeless Man Taught Me About Success

Matt Tenney | Posted 03.13.2014 | Good News
Matt Tenney

The interaction with my homeless friend reminded me that true success is simply a matter of being fully present in our lives.

7 Tricks To Boost Your Happiness, Instantly

Susie Moore | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

A lot of people make gratitude part of their daily practice and count the same blessings. Believe it or not, there is a such a thing as a gratitude rut. What is something you have never been thankful for before in your life?

5 Ways Meditation Makes You Kinder

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We open our heart to ourselves with tenderness, seeing ourselves just as we are, maybe for the first time, opening with a heart as big as the Universe. In the same way we open to all others, seeing them just as they are, without likes or dislikes prejudicing our view.

'I Realized I Don't Have to Believe My Thoughts'

Tara Brach | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Our mindfulness practice is not about vanquishing our thoughts. It's about becoming aware of the process of thinking so that we are not in a trance --...

The Meanest Word At Preschool

Kim Simon | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

They are watching us. They are watching us be cruel to each other. They are watching us speak poorly of our friends, and of ourselves. They are translating our anger into words like "stupid" and "loser," and they are lashing out at the people who are closest to them, because they are trying to figure out how this world works.