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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.

Nurse Who Quietly Paid Father And Son's Tab At A Diner Sparks 46 Others To Pay It Forward

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.07.2014 | Good News

This woman's generous act set off a chain reaction of good deeds among strangers. Kathleen Connors, a nurse from Barre, Vermont, is a regular at L...

Positive News: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Since Jan. 1, 2013, The Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our Daily Giving Community is honored to support this week.

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.

'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, ...

Seeding the Future: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in an up and coming social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, the Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world.

40 Simple Ways to Practice Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.24.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Smiles are irresistible. Don't hesitate to smile warmly at friends, family, colleagues and even... strangers. Write hand-written thank-you notes. The notes don't need to be an essay and people love to receive them. It's the personal touch.

Paramedic Finds Family's Parking Ticket In Ambulance, Pays It To Help Ease Their Grief

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2014 | Good News

If you found someone else's parking ticket, would you pay it? Marc Primrose did. After he transported Rosemary Morgan's mom in his ambulance last m...

Legacy Wars: Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates

Adam Grant | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Not long ago, Malcolm Gladwell made a bold prediction: Fifty years from now, Apple will be around and Microsoft will be gone, but Bill Gates will be remembered -- and Steve Jobs won't. As surprising as it seems, Gladwell might be right.

378 Strangers Bought Each Other Coffee At Starbucks

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.21.2014 | Good News

Goodwill was brewing at a Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Wednesday morning when a customer at the drive-through window decided to "pay it forwa...

A Moment Between Mothers

Wendy Cray Kaufman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Wendy Cray Kaufman

Someday, I will be the old woman in a parking lot who walks up to an overwhelmed mother juggling two small children, bags of groceries and a cart that won't stay put.

Melodies of the Heart: Celebs and Massachusetts Family Honor Boy's Legacy Using Powers of Music and Kindness

Jaime Lubin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Jaime Lubin

This weekend wishes did indeed come true here, thanks to the musical talents of Scott Grimes (ER, American Dad!), Bob Guiney, and musician Jay Gore as they rocked out to honor one little boy's powerful legacy of compassion.

12 Lunches

Heather Risinger | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Heather Risinger

I have been a mother for 17 years. It has taken all this time for me to realize children are never too young to teach them to open their hearts.

Obama Cuts In Line, Pays It Forward

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.11.2014 | Good News

Even the president pays it forward. After speaking in Austin, Texas, Thursday, President Obama stopped in at Franklin Barbecue, a restaurant Austin...

Woman Pays For Young Mom's Diaper Bill, Shows Us What Kindness Is All About

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

To her, it was nothing more than a small gesture of generosity, but Carol Flynn's choice to help a young mother in need this week has ended up touchin...

Finding Time to Care for Others: It Starts With Us

Sue Scheff | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

This summer is a perfect time to start building a caring community in your neighborhood for parents and kids alike.

Here's How Much It'd Cost To Launch A Radical New Tuition Model

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.16.2014 | College

The first government examination of a radical new tuition model called "Pay It Forward" was presented to lawmakers in Oregon last week, explaining for...

The Benefits Of Generosity

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Lisa Firestone

Generosity -- the quality of being kind and understanding, the willingness to give others things that have value -- is often defined as an act of selflessness; however, studies are now showing that generosity is actually (selfishly) in your best interest.

The Ripple Effect Of Your Lovely Life

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Gail Brenner, Ph.D.

You can't help but be part of the whole. This is not only your life that we're talking about. How you speak to your loved ones, the energy you bring when you walk into a room, how you spend your down time -- it all matters. The impact is far-reaching, and it starts with you.

Kid Finds Lost Driver's License, Offers The Best Advice

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents

When a boy named Steven found a driver's license on the street, he didn't throw it away or demand a reward. He returned the ID to its owner and includ...

Emily Thomas

These Three Things Will Get You Free Pizza

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.04.2014 | Science

Every day, people with problems big and small seek help from social media sites. Some people seek organ donors. Others ask for baby name submissions. ...

The REAL Golden Network

Rajesh Setty | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

If you are going for a hike on the hill close to your home, you might be able to get that done on your own. However, if your goal is to climb the Mo...

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?

Dear Cashier

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

He fights back and is inconsolable. He is frustrated with my pleas and pulls at the boxes we are parked beside. I watch in utter horror as the 10-foot chip bag tower tumbles to the ground.THIS IS NOT HAPPENING.