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Pen Pals

Mourning a Friend I Never Met

Sherman Yellen | Posted 02.26.2014 | Good News
Sherman Yellen

She didn't email or have a computer, but she had something better than that for communicating: a generous heart.

My 21st Century Pen Pal And I Use Skype To Chat

April Rudin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Media
April Rudin

The Internet has facilitated immeasurable connectivity between people in any country around the world, and furthered just about everything that I can think of. It has spawned a barrier-free world of information for people to connect and collaborate at will, propelled largely by a desire among humans to share ideas, passions, goals and experience.

AWW: Illinois Senator Is Pen Pals With An 11-Year-Old Who Suffered A Stroke, Too

AP | KERRY LESTER | Posted 11.18.2013 | Good News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — After his stroke last year, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk became pen pals with an 11-year-old boy who told the Illinois Republican abo...

What I Hope My Son Will Learn From His New Pen Pal

Jennifer Mendelsohn | Posted 10.27.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Mendelsohn

I worry that living in an era of instant, effortless information may be robbing our kids of something essential, something we learned growing up in a world whose secrets unfolded so much more slowly and laboriously, one World Book Encyclopedia entry and pen pal letter at a time.

PEN Pals Book Club and Support Group for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Olivia Stinson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact
Olivia Stinson

We all look forward to the time we spend at the meetings, a little time when you can just relax and have fun, good times that young people should have and a little time to just enjoy life.

A Kindness Message For You

Patience Salgado | Posted 05.13.2012 | Good News
Patience Salgado

I had reached the 50-message mark in only a few hours. I was amazed how many were willing to share their stories and how much people are going through, both good and bad.

Would You Rather Have A Long-Distance Friendship Or Relationship?

Posted 02.22.2012 | Women

You love your job in New York, but you're in love with someone who lives in San Fransisco -- and he feels the same way about his job and city. Which o...

Why Is It So hard To Make The Life Changes We Seek?

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

Are you looking to be a happier, more productive, more successful person? Are you in the market for self-help? Then the better advice is stop putting so much effort into finding your "authentic" self. Learn to embrace the self as flexible.

A Circle Connected -- Clothing Unites Students an Ocean Apart

J. Branson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Style
J. Branson

The Beauty of The Circle Connection is that the recipient is also the giver. (Hence the circle.) Each participant experiences the complete process.

Prisoners Prohibited From Having Pen Pal Ads

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

MIAMI — In her online profile, Paula Jones says she is 42, "nonjudgmental" and likes fishing, gardening and cuddling. There's a catch, though. J...