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Look Beyond the Labels

Deanna Heon | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deanna Heon

Look beyond the labels and you may find a kindred spirit, and even a friend, in someone you never expected.

THIS Is How Cops Should Treat Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

Steve Wick doesn't just patrol people on the streets of Houston -- he befriends them, too. The sergeant helps run the city's Homeless Outreach Team...

Learning Compassion Through Human Connection

Julie Barnes | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Julie Barnes

I often wonder how much more compassionate our world would be if we took the time to connect through story, instead of being consumed with the latest piece of technology.

5 Simple Ways to Actually Enjoy Your Holiday Travel

Amanda Walkins | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

The next few weeks of travel will be hectic -- there is no denying that. Flight delays, overbookings, lost luggage, and never-ending lines of people from the ticket counter to the only coffee shop inside security.

The Year of Speaking Kindly

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.16.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Would you like to increase harmony in your life, cut the potential for conflict and hurting other people? If yes, then this challenge might be for you...

Pray It Forward

Melanie Young | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I am counting my blessings this season and especially during my week-long visit to my hometown, Chattanooga, Tennessee. I've found that southerners ha...

'Tis The Season for Kids Who Are Ungrateful, Entitled Brats

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Let's face it -- we all feel entitled and even ungrateful at times. That's just part of being a human. It's especially part of being a small, growing person who is steadily working through a predictable series of tasks and milestones.

Beautiful Acts Of Kindness To Share On The Anniversary Of Sandy Hook

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living

It's been two years since the heartbreaking events at Sandy Hook Elementary and on Dec. 14, we'll stand together to remember the lives lost. In honor ...

My Lover, My Altar

Ellie Burrows | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Ellie Burrows

Loving someone is a spiritual practice -- and now it seems the science just proves my point. In practice I've made it simple: I approach my beloved as if they are an altar.

Dear Arby's Drive-Thru Angel

Sybil Brun | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion
Sybil Brun

You clearly choose to live life as a testimony from behind that drive-thru window. So I had to write you this letter because you made a profound difference in our day and taught an unforgettable lesson for our lives and I just wanted you to know.

5 Ways to Show Kindness to a Child

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.12.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

One of my favorite times of the day is dinner time. It has nothing to do with the food, especially when I am the cook, and it has everything to do with my usual dining companions -- my two daughters.

Generosity Around the World: Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy ...

'The Road To Genocide Can Be Paved With Mirror Neurons'

Pacific Standard | Noah Berlatsky | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

“We are good,” Donald Pfaff declares early on in The Altruistic Brain. By this he means that all humans are innately moral, not in a philosophical...

7 Steps to Being a Kinder Person

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Kindness is the best gift. You know because it gives you that welcome skip in the heart, whether you're giving or receiving. Yet in this time of frantic holiday making, kindness can get lost along the way.

Ghosts of Deployments Past

Terri Barnes | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Terri Barnes

No matter how many deployments come and go, the absence of the most important person in our lives leaves us vulnerable in ways hard to express. These ghosts of my Christmases past remind me. If your spouse is deployed this Christmas, I don't know what you face, but I remember you.

5 Ways Faith Contributes to Strong Marriages, New Studies Suggest

David Briggs | Posted 12.11.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Four studies published in the Journal of Family Psychology indicate that cultivating practices such as selfless prayer, spiritual intimacy and compassionate love can help keep couples happily together through the challenges of marriage.

Compassion: Who Needs It Most Over the Holidays?

Catherine Zinger | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Zinger

And again I found myself guilty of having made false assumptions and was reminded that all is not what it appears to be -- that because a person is successful and admired deeply by so many, doesn't mean he doesn't suffer his own demons.

Buy You a Beer?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
Frank H. Wu

Evolutionary psychologists ponder altruism. They wonder why anybody behaves in a manner that appears less than self-interested. They speculate that charity is a charade; it is not benevolent but serves another purpose.

The Pain of Absence and Presence

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

With 23 years between my two children, I entered a different world in 1995 when my second child was born. As an old-schooled mom, I wasn't familiar ...

Your Brain Is Built For Kindness

New York Magazine | Melissa Dahl | Posted 12.04.2014 | World

Let's take a few minutes this dreary winter Wednesday to remind ourselves that people aren't always the worst. In a neat little animated video publish...

What All Husbands And Wives Really Need This Holiday Season

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 12.03.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Recognize and accept that you are two separate people. As such you will think differently, see things differently and, consequently, respond differently to almost everything. Though we all have our preferences, there's no right way to be.

Rediscovering Kindness

Jason Guberman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Guberman

As a dad, there are moments I'm filled with doubt because my hope is that I'm doing everything I can to give my daughter the best life possible. To me at least, part of giving her the best life means giving her space to grow and be independent, even as a toddler.

Silence and Kindness in the Wake of #Ferguson

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Kelly Suellentrop

Every part of what is now just known as #Ferguson is a tragedy. Loss of life, loss of community, loss of businesses, loss of reputation, loss of faith. It has become something bigger than me, bigger than all of us, and represents many different struggles.

The Radical Choice of Militant Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

Kindness. It seems like such an easy choice. But a crazy thing happens when you drop your guard and step from behind that icy stand-offish barrier: people become comfortable around you.

Bible-Based Campaign Aims to Pay-it-Forward This Holiday Season

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Good News
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Will you make a difference in someone's life this Thanksgiving weekend? Beyond the football, the turkey, family and friends, will you take the time to make someone's day?