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Letters Left in London By Anonymous

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.21.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

For over a year now I have been writing letters to strangers anonymously and leaving them around London for someone to find in the hope that I will bring some warmth, comfort or encouragement to that person. Why, you may ask?

The Importance of Loving Your Self

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

Treat your self with kindness and love, and you will find that same kindness and love surrounding you. You will eventually notice the negative behavior occurring around you and choose to remove yourself from harmful relationships.

The Dos and Don'ts of Digital Kindness

Dr. Jodi Gold | Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jodi Gold

Most parents teach their children to be kind and caring -- but only IRL (in real life). So how do we teach Digital Kindness? My list of Dos and Don'ts gives families a checklist all technology users should memorize -- grown-ups included.

The Transforming Power of Grace

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

Life is tough and can be unforgiving. Grace sustains us on our journey through the inevitable hard places and difficult seasons. Indeed, grace is more than mercy. Grace strengthens and emboldens us. It softens a hard heart. Grace gives us what I call "bounce back."

Lifting Up Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

This Man Is Traveling Across America Giving Out $100 Bills To Generous Strangers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.18.2014 | Good News

This man is taking a fulfilling trip across the country, all in the name of generosity. Tommy Lukrich, 23, of Moscow, Idaho, was nearing the end o...

The Face of the Other

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I only wish some reviewers could take the time to hone their abilities to listen to the other and the unfamiliar. If Levinas and Aristotle were required reading for critics and reviewers, then we might have more humanity in the writing that follows the great catharsis of the theater.

Bullying Prevention: The Power of Empathy

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Richard Weissbourd

We can't just focus on turning kids from bystanders to "upstanders" whenever bullying occurs: We also need to focus on changing social norms and school climate so that bullying doesn't occur. Rather than simply asking children to go against the tide, we need to change the tide itself.

Divorce Confidential: Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.16.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.

The Healing Power Of Kindness

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Kindness should be viewed as an indispensable part of the healing process. After all, it's been in the Hippocratic Oath for over a century: "I will remember that... warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug."

Seeing the Unseen

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Regardless of what demographics might say, we are not distinct groups of people inhabiting the same space. We are a community of human beings sharing time together in our schools, our homes, our neighborhoods, and our workplaces.

5 Incredibly Easy Ways To Spread Kindness, Every Day

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Grand gestures and philanthropic acts are wonderful, but they're just that -- grand. They require time, planning and, often, a substantial financial i...

7 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Happiness!

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 11.21.2014 | Technology
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

So the question is: Does technology really help us connect? Is it worth the irresistible urge? In some cases no; in other cases, the research says yes. So what determines whether technology makes our day or gets us down? It depends on your tech-usage style.

Happy World Kindness Day! Quotes to Inspire Kindness

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.13.2014 | Good News
Jeryl Brunner

According to the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation November 13th is World Kindness Day. And while it's good to choose kindness 365 days a year, it's nice to have one day reserved as a reminder.

The Social Media Mirage (and What We're Missing)

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

After a steady onslaught of social media, is it any wonder we sometimes feel numb to the suffering -- or joy -- of others?

4 Ways To Improve Your Life Today

Louis Efron | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Louis Efron

It is easy in life to become sidetracked or distracted by things which aren't important, are out of your control, stress you out or make you unhappy. When this happens, there is the need to pause to refocus your energies and care for your own wellbeing.

Progress and Education: This week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. All o...

The Nicest Thing I Have Ever Witnessed Someone Do for a Stranger

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

With the prediction of serious winter storms in Dallas, I headed to Walmart (with apparently every other person in town) to stock up on a few essentials before the storm hit.

What a Self-Love Morning Routine Looks Like

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.13.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

I find that if I love myself first, I can be kinder to others throughout the day. As you read this list, take what sounds good for you and leave the rest.

Kindness at Thanksgiving

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
EllynAnne Geisel

Nine years ago, as I was preparing for my family's traditional turkey dinner, I suddenly thought about a neighbor. Her family had recently experienced a tragedy, and their Thanksgiving was not going to be about pumpkin pies.

Appreciating the Kindness of Strangers

Kathy Radigan | Posted 11.06.2014 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

When you're the parent of a special needs child, learning to handle the looks and stares of strangers becomes an important part of the job.

Couple Ditches Honeymoon To Perform Random Acts Of Kindness In All 50 States

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact

Mark and Ismini Svensson have traveled in plenty of planes, trains and automobiles since they got married. But the newlyweds haven't been jet-setting ...

Act With Kindness, Because You Never Know

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

None of us has to come clean and share anything we don't want to share. We have a right to our privacy and our dignity (there's nothing worse than losing it with people you don't trust to handle it).

35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.14.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through.

Kindness Really Does Make You More Attractive

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.30.2014 | Science

If teen movies have anything to say about it, the hottest people are usually also the meanest, while the nice guys are the ones who can't get a date. ...