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Ramadan Reflection Day #20: Selfless Worship -- What Have I Done This Ramadan? (Video)

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 07.18.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

I serve as a University Chaplain for New York University and Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU. Earlier today, I delivered a short sermon that I was recommended to share with you by some of my community members as today's reflection.

Ramadan Reflection Day 16: Small Acts, Big Impacts

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

It's remarkable at times how little it takes to make someone feel good and special. What would compel this brother to go the extra step and out of his way to do what he did? And, more importantly, would we do the same if the opportunity came in front of us?

The 'Secret' To Getting Donors To Give More Charity

Forbes | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

Two weeks ago, the annual Giving USA report showed that American philanthropy continues to climb out of the trough of the Great Recession, one of the ...

He Passed It Over and Over Again

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 06.24.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

My 15-year-old son was on a community basketball team along with many other boys his age. On this team of teenage boys was one special needs boy the team all loved. This boy had a signature spot where he would go stand and the team would pass him the ball.

On the Journey Towards Sincerity

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

While working on our own sincerity, we have to realize that the reality is, we will rarely meet sincere people. We will rarely meet people who will genuinely step out of themselves to attempt to see things from our perspective and act accordingly.

Looking For Happiness In All The Wrong Places

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Like a butterfly, happiness is always elusive: We search everywhere for it, seeking that one moment that makes all things feel good, only to find it slips away, changes or isn't as we thought, and once again we're lost in the quest to find it.

Operation Baby Lift: The Story Behind the Story

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Bill Halamandaris

Half a world away one man hears what happened and decides he has to do something about it. He is not about to wait the ten days the government says it will take to mount a relief effort.

Preserving a Higher Duty

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

In our cheapened era of self-serving entertainers, corrupt politicians and dishonest CEOs, it is comforting to know that people with Chelsey Sullenberger's combination of courage, care and selflessness still exist.

Selfie or Selfless?

Frank Islam | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Frank Islam

Our question is, in this year -- and the upcoming ones of this decade -- do we need to be more selfie or more selfless? Given the current trends and problems domestically and internationally, it seems to us that "selfless" should be the clear winner.

9 Principles for Building an Authentic Business

August Turak | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
August Turak

I saw building a company as a demonstration project, a way to put all the principles that I espoused and lessons I had learned from the Monks at Mepkin Abbey into practice.

9 Differences Between Selfish and Selfless Leaders

Charlie Kim | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Charlie Kim

Identifying the problem is 50 percent of the solution. Building a deep understanding of how things fail, helps us learn and grow from our mistakes.

4 Stories That Will Make You Love The World

Posted 10.28.2013 | OWN

By Elizabeth Svoboda Feeling discouraged? Here are a few everyday people whose generosity will inspire the socks off you, from the author of the ne...

Collapse Your Favorite Duality

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

How do people get better (existentially healthier)? That is the question that I ask myself a lot. In the course of my clinical work as a psychologist I keep looking for formulas and models and recipes of wellbeing, for ways and pathways and roads to psychological sovereignty.

Reunions, Privilege, and Growing Up on the Wrong Side of the River

Derek Penwell | Posted 11.17.2013 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Although we'd be reluctant to say it out loud, people of privilege tend to believe that we are what the rest of the world would want to be if they knew what was good for them.

Worship in the Sunday Morning Not-Church

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Worship is really about casting oneself out of oneself in recognition of what is greater, more wonderful, awe-ful than us, and in the face of which our selves simultaneously disintegrate and are healed. What a relief, frankly, to shed the preoccupations of my life.

Do You Have an Unconditional Love?

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

The benefits of comprehending what an unconditional love means and implementing it in our everyday life seems to be significant, not only to us but also to whomever and whatever we interact with. So let's start the process and see it for yourself.

Are You Sure You Want to Do That?

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Deep down, you know what you do or don't enjoy -- whether or not you're ready to admit that to others and yourself.

The Good Samaritan Within Us

Randy Hain | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

I am sharing this brief story with you as encouragement that we all have a good samaritan somewhere deep within us. It is easy to get lost in our own problems, but we have opportunities every day to reach out to people struggling all around us.

Adam Grant: Who's Smarter, the Selfish or the Generous?

Adam Grant | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

Intelligence and concern for others often go hand in hand. This doesn't mean it's wise to give away the farm. The key is to use our brainpower to make sure that our contributions to others don't come at the expense of our own interests.

The Pregnancy Perspective

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

As Mother's Day approaches, I am humbled by these lessons of partnership, as well as those of parenthood -- the privilege of birthing your best teacher, seeing your clearest mirror, and walking beside your greatest reminder for a lifetime.

Volunteering -- Selflessness or Selfishness?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

I have spent many hours over the past twenty-five years volunteering with Habitat For Humanity. As a carpenter and a believer in reaching out to those around me, it is a perfect fit.

Are You Tired of Taking Care of Everyone But Yourself?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Lee Carter

As we age, we may get tired of taking care of everyone else, and never getting our own needs met. Can we learn how to be different? Can we change?

10 Lab-Tested Ways To Inspire Random Acts Of Kindness

Posted 03.14.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Want to inspire random acts of kindness? Click through the slideshow below for some ideas. Keep in touch! Check out Huff...

Is Technology Preventing Two Key Ingredients for Kids' Relationships?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The "it's all about me" zeitgeist of pop culture clearly interferes with the development of both selflessness and empathy. Whether reality TV, hip-hop music, or violent movies or video games, pop culture's messages elevate the self above others.

Create Your Own Rite of Passage, Send Your Son to Kathmandu

Kate Gale | Posted 01.15.2013 | Parents
Kate Gale

The country needs men and women who make room for each other to think, who listen to each other. In the old story, women waited while men acted. In this new story, we can all act together.