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UPDATE: Kids Reported Kidnapped By Roadside Helper Found Safe

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 04.23.2012 | Crime

DECATUR, Ga. — Two young children who police say were kidnapped from the side of an Atlanta-area interstate early Wednesday are safe but authori...

People Lie To Help Strangers Save Face? What 'Wingman' Study Says | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.22.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 01/20/2012 04:22 PM EST on LiveScience This just in: Researchers have found that a goo...

Stranger Danger Dispelled By Bears And Kindness

Patience Salgado | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Patience Salgado

2012-01-11-videopull.jpgFilmmakers Sarah Sellman and Greg Grano spent last summer traveling the country relying solely on the kindness of strangers for a place to sleep each night and maybe an occasional dinner.

Taking Names, Get Past Big City Disconnect

Camilla Webster | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York
Camilla Webster

In New York and around the world, the truth is we are simple animals with complicated lives. At the end of the day, we are emotional beings welling over with the desire to connect to each other.

Strangers on a Page

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 12.03.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Shaffer

Mysterious strangers who step into the storyline for a few pages or even a single sentence are always welcome in my literary wanderings and I'm looking forward to meeting plenty of new ones.

River Jordan's Praying for Strangers Buries the Message

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.07.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

River Jordan (and yes that is her real name) is the author of several books of fiction. Her latest book Praying for Strangers is a departure for her. ...

The Kindness Of People

Honey Seltzer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Honey Seltzer

All I can remember after taking the first three or four steps was my body suddenly falling, throwing me sideways on to the steps, my free hand trying desperately to grab the banister.

Talking to Strangers (and Other Things That Bring Luck)

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Research shows that people make their own luck. I'm going to explain how lucky people get that way, and how you can teach your kids the skills they need to live lucky lives.

Why We 'Play Nice' With Strangers

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This pro-social behavior results from a change in social norms that allowed us to trust strangers, a new study suggests. That change is likely linked ...

"The Big Dig"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

As a man who has been perpetrating snow jobs all his life (55 years and counting) I can safely say that the recent blizzard dumped more of the white stuff on my driveway than anywhere else on the East Coast.

Seven Tips For Making Good Conversation With A Stranger

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I posted before about tips for knowing if you're boring someone and tips to avoid being a bore. But while it might be fairly easy to avoid topics th...

Namaste, Mama

Farai Chideya | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Farai Chideya

I've cried in the office, on planes, and on the street. I don't do it often, but when the spirit hits you, the worst thing to do is to stifle your pain.

Relying on the Kindness of Strangers

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

As I walked around town looking generally pathetic with my hand wrapped in a giant cloud of gauze, I was pleasantly surprised at how quick strangers were to help me.

The Outer Wrapper is Only the Outer Wrapper

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Somehow in just a few minutes, a bright educated woman and I were discussion therapy, relationships with our mothers, and the importance of daily walking. All that in about fifteen minutes.

Flat tire? Chicagoans to the rescue!

Leslie Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Leslie Goldman

I got out, loaded up with shirts and dresses, and confronted what was possibly the deadest dead tire ever. My heart sank. But then the kindheartedness that defines the Midwest started peeking out from every corner and I was saved by my city.