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Family Ties Heart-Wrenching Letters To Balloons, Woman Miles Away Responds In Beautiful Way

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.23.2014 | Good News

Update 5/23/14: More than $20,000 has been raised for the family, in addition to the $2,000 that was raised initially. Thanks to the generosity of st...

The Power of a Smile

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

It's pretty amazing to feel its power; I would urge you to try it. As you sit reading this, my guess would be that you are not smiling. Take a few seconds and smile. Do you feel that?

What's Great About Kids Today

Colleen Turner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Colleen Turner

Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others

How to Answer Your Critics

Cara Paiuk | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

I have observed, with alarming regularity, how the comments sections of online articles become war zones. No one knows each other personally, and the facelessness gives people courage to speak their mind freely without worrying about the consequences.

'Conscious Uncoupling Is Wimping Out' And 14 Other Life Lessons

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

I've learned a few life lessons along the way. Signal when making a turn. Secure the lid on the blender before turning the dial to purée. Don't put your iPhone in your back pocket. Never eat an Oreo before a dental appointment.

What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Handling Mean People

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Karen Salmansohn

Here's a powerful mantra to repeat when someone says mean things or does negative things to you... I learned this from my 3-year-old son, Ari. He says: "NO thank you!" to the mean kids in his class.

Find Bliss by Going Inward

Joyce Marter | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Bring your attention inward to this love that is inside of you, connecting you to all that is living or has lived across time and space. Remember you are not alone or lacking in any way because you are intrinsically connected to this whole, vibrant universe of abundance.

Who Needs to Learn the Lessons Of Grief?

Megan Devine | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

There might be lessons here, about trusting your own heart, leaning into the places you are deeply broken. There might be places to explore, ways to find out if any of your deep self remains, given what you have endured. So learn, yes. Study your own heart, yes.

Take the Power Out of Bullying: Bystander Revolution

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.03.2014 | Impact
Sue Scheff

Last fall during National Bullying Awareness Month, I read an excellent article by Huffington Post contributor Signe Whitson. It was called, "6 Reason...

Man Lets Elderly Woman Stuck In Elevator Sit On Him In Kind Act Of Chair-ity

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.29.2014 | Good News

One company went above and beyond (or, more like below and beyond) to help out a woman in need. The College Hunks moving company, based out of Tam...

What Would You Do For A Million Dollars?

David Briggs | Posted 06.29.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Seven in eight Americans say they would turn down any amount of money up to $1 million to kick a dog in the head. However, half of Americans say th...

To Give or Not to Give?

Jennifer Branco | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Branco

The topic of giving and philanthropy is becoming more popular with the public wanting to "do the right thing" and give back. They are left struggling to decide where to give their money or if to give at all. How do you choose? How much do you give?

Farming and Dancing: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

3 Things Parents Have To Actually Do (Not Just Talk About)

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

It's the double-edged sword of parenting that your children are always watching you. What you say and do speaks volumes -- aim to be a positive example. Your kids will thank you. Eventually.

This Man Just Missed The Bus, But What Happens Next Will Make His Day

Posted 04.25.2014 | Good News

How's that for a pick-me-up? In the video above, watch as a motorcyclist helps a stranger catch an elusive bus. "I was driving around and I saw ...

WARNING: You Will Definitely Tear Up While Watching This Commencement Speech

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.24.2014 | Books

In 2013, celebrated author George Saunders delivered the convocation address at Syracuse University's commencement. Saunders's advice to the class of ...

This Bus Interaction Between Strangers Is How We Should Be Treating Each Other

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion

Surjit Singh Virk has been driving buses for sixteen years and has seen it all. But what he witnessed on Saturday on the No. 341 route touched his sou...

5 Things I Want for the World (and for Women)

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

If someone likes themselves or thinks they are attractive, they're labeled as egotistical or narcissistic. Bullsh*t. We teach our kids to love themselves when they are young, but then we hate on people who actually like themselves.

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 06.15.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.07.2014 | 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.