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Pay It Forward

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Heather Risinger | Posted 07.29.2014 | 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 07.02.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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.

Emily Thomas

'Holy S--t There's Three Zeros!' Bartender Gets Huge Tip To Help Pay For Her Dog's Surgery

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.24.2014 | Good News

Christina Summitt, a New Jersey mother of three, says she's had horrible luck her whole life. But she received a well-timed stroke of good fortune whe...

Potential 2016 Candidate To Present Student Loan Alternative

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | College

By Caren Bohan and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a possible 2016 White House cont...

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.

Give Them a Power Greeting

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Naphtali Hoff

You're walking down the street. Your eyes are looking forward and you notice a person coming your way. You prepare to say "good morning," "hello," or something similar, only to have the other person drop their eyes to avoid contact.

WATCH: Waitress Receives Best Tips Ever As Part Of Prank

Posted 04.01.2014 | Good News

One waitress in California just had the best shift ever. It was a normal day at Los Angeles' Spring Street Smoke House, until Chelsea Roff received fo...

Is This What Will Finally Stop The Student Debt Crisis From Growing?

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2014 | College

With the economic problems associated with student debt well-established, more state lawmakers are considering proposals to send students to college w...

These Are The Places In The World Where You Can 'Suspend' A Coffee For Someone In Need

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 03.25.2014 | Good News

"It's about more than coffee," John Sweeney says. And he means it. For the last year, the 29-year-old father of four has worked from his home in Co...

5 Priceless Ways These People Made Someone Else's Day Just A Little Bit Brighter

Posted 03.05.2014 | Good News

We always love hearing about random acts of kindness, but we don't report every instance of someone buying a stranger a cup of coffee. This is a good ...

Missouri Man Plows Snow To Help Pay For His Friend's Heart Surgery

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 03.05.2014 | Good News

Mike Moore has always plowed snow for his friends and family for free, but this winter he's doing it for a cause that's close to his heart. His 29-...

8-Year-Old Honors Late Soldier Father By Giving $20 He Found To Soldier Eating Lunch

Posted 03.05.2014 | Good News

Myles Eckert could have bought a video game with the $20 he found in a Cracker Barrel's parking lot near Toledo, Ohio, but instead, the 8-year-old use...

The 5 Languages of Giving: The Secret to Paying It Forward

Robyn Scott | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Robyn Scott

The word "giving" is itself limiting. Ask people how they like to give, or give back. Mostly they'll talk about donating, sometimes volunteering, occasionally mentoring. Ask people, instead, how they find meaning by helping others, or the planet: their eyes light up and the conversation expands.

Store Manager Gives Man New Trailer Home After Devastating Fire

Posted 02.05.2014 | Good News

William Berkshire, better known in Traverse City, Mich., as "Mountain Man," lost everything Sunday night when a fire burned down the travel trailer he...

It's Cold, But This Gesture For D.C.'s Homeless Warmed Our Hearts

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 01.28.2014 | Good News

Earlier this month, Danika Oriol-Morway felt sad when she passed a pile of dirty, frozen blankets strewn on the ground in McPherson Square in Washingt...