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35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

Kindness Blog | Posted 10.29.2014 | 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. ...

Who Will Be the Next School Shooter?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 10.27.2014 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

Can we -- should we -- accept the chilling reality that, even with school-wide crisis drills, metal detectors, and other safety measures, a shooter somewhere in our own community is inevitable? Or are there other measures that, short of ensuring safety, can be helpful?

25 Ways To Say 'I Love You' Without Saying A Word

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 10.28.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Clean up, above and beyond the call of duty. Not your dirty cup? Who cares?

A Letter to Consumers, Travelers and Humans...

Teri Biebel | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Teri Biebel

Dear fellow guests, shoppers, travelers, and customers in general, I hope you don't mind me mentioning this to you. I mean, you don't even know me, b...

Can You Trust Your Child?

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Trust your child. Really, just try it. Trust that he or she is doing the very best they possibly can under the circumstances. They are calling none of the shots. They have few rights and zero power. Not to mention their still-developing brains and emotional instability.

Girls Compete With Each Other, Women Empower One Another

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Shira Hirschman Weiss

It is clear that we women count on one another. We can be icy in the winter of our discontent or we can usher in the warmth of spring to our souls. We can choose to stare hard and meaningfully in the hopes of eliciting a squirm or we can rise above and simply...smile.

An Extra Push: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.20.2014 | 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...

3 Strategies to Beat our Biggest Fears As Parents

Karem Ensley | Posted 10.17.2014 | Parents
Karem Ensley

These small steps will help you and your children build new, positive habits together. You will soon see positive changes that will teach your child how to be healthier, kinder and more grateful

Mile Markers

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

A marathon reminds us to be more selfless, to be the cheering crowd for those around us. Life is not all a competition of aggressiveness and speed to reach the next mile. There is only a personal best that truly matters. We all have our own pace that we know we want to keep, and it is the support that we give as well as feel that makes the run enjoyable.

Cherokee Wisdom Worth Sharing

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 10.13.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

At times when we feel we have been wronged, rather than remaining in control of our emotions, we spend our energy feeding the negative emotions that lie within us.

7 Ways You Can Change the World

Monica Bourgeau | Posted 10.10.2014 | Impact
Monica Bourgeau

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

Homeless Man Who Couldn't Care For His Dogs Finds Perfect Animal Lover To Give Them Proper TLC

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News

This homeless man understands the meaning of selfless love. And Robyn Arouty, a portrait photographer and animal rescuer based in Houston, wears her a...

The Memories From One Act of Kindness Can Last a Lifetime

Kindness Blog | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Over 30 years have passed, since this particular act of Kindness was shown towards me, yet I can still clearly remember what happened and remain deeply thankful to the person who helped the little boy that I once was

I'm Donating a Kidney for My Son... But Not Like That

Monica Wyche | Posted 10.09.2014 | Parents
Monica Wyche

I'm not a hero, I'm just efficient and not so scared of hospitals. And someone said that a hero "ain't nothing but a sandwich," which really just makes me hungry.

Women: Let's Stop Judging and Start Loving Each Other

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 10.10.2014 | Women
Carolyn Ziel

Radical kindness and self-love is not an overnight event; it's a process, a process I'm still working on. Some days on this journey are easier than others. Here's what I've been doing that seems to be working so far.

14,000 Ways To Be Nice To Someone When They're Sad

Galit Breen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Galit Breen

When things happen that make us sad -- big things like losing a pet and little things like bad days -- it can be hard to reach out for the help and support and lift that we need. But what we learned when we were sad is that, my goodness, people want to be there.

7 Journal Writing Prompts for Beginners

Naomi Arnold | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Arnold

I encourage you to go out and buy yourself a beautiful notebook or journal and get started using the above prompts as a guide. You'll find that over time you will organically discover a journal practice that suits you and will no longer need to use headings like those suggested as a guide.

What Is Mindfulness? 10 Answers From 10 Teachers

Kellie Edwards | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Sometimes I think there are as many ways of describing mindfulness as there are brands of shampoo. This can be confusing. So we asked many of the experts we interviewed to put it in their own words. Here is what they told us.

Incredibly Smart Mirror Gives Spot-On Compliments, Reminds Us We're All Truly Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.03.2014 | Good News

What a sweet talker. This mirror on display in an Ikea store in Wembley, London, is telling shoppers how fabulous they are by doling out tailored c...

The Homeless: 39 Questions for Your Reflection

Kindness Blog | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Kindness Blog

When you see a homeless person, do you look the other way and keep on walking? If you do ignore a homeless person's request for help, just how quickly does the incident evaporate from your mind? Seconds? Minutes? Hours?

'We've Both Been In Your Shoes': Couple Leaves 150% Tip For Busy Waiter Despite Poor Service

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.02.2014 | Good News

A little bit of empathy can make all the difference for someone who is having a rough day. When Makenzie and Steven Schultz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ...

Empathy for Self and Others: Is it Really Such a Big Deal?

Susie Wolbe | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

We are, generally speaking, not in need of hiding. We can remove our masks and know that, while we are not perfect, we are good enough. We are smart enough, funny enough, and have enough positive attributes that others will see our worth.

What 'I Support You' Really Means

Kim Simon | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

I Support You isn't just about discussing how we feed. It is us, pleading with you, to take care of each other.

They Said I Wouldn't Make It Because I Wasn't 'Talented' Or 'Pretty' Enough

Raini Rodriguez | Posted 09.26.2014 | Teen
Raini Rodriguez

Sometimes it's easy to see the negative side of things or question why people bully you. You could think, "maybe they're right, maybe I'm not worth it, maybe I should just quit." But that's when you should fight the hardest.