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Backpacks for Everyone

Galit Breen | Posted 10.18.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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

Leora Novick | Posted 10.05.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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 10.03.2014 | 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 10.01.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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 09.27.2014 | 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 09.28.2014 | 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 09.28.2014 | 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 09.26.2014 | 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 09.24.2014 | 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.

Goodwill Under the Radar

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

There's a network of women who feed the hungry, but they don't make a fuss about it. They aren't looking for recognition. They're far too busy doing g...

The Key Ingredients You Need To Be Happier

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living

We all want to be happy, and we all have different ways of trying to achieve happiness. But as it turns out, you might be going about it all wrong. ...

5 Ways to Help Boost Your Happiness Right Now

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Keep these tips with you as a simple reminder that it's the simple things in life that can bring you joy.

My $900 Lesson In Mindfulness

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

What if the spill and its respective price tag were like pulling off a BandAid: quick and stings a little, but sufficient to remove a layer of armor I had built between myself and... well, in this case, myself?

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...

Love Matters More Now Than Ever

Ora Nadrich | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

If each of us carries love in our hearts for one another, then together we can move through this darkness of despair that is hovering over us lately. We mustn't forget that love is life, and without it, life cannot exist.