12/16/2011 06:48 am ET

Why Mentors Matter

The holidays have always been about giving. Doling out presents is an easy way to feel like we've done something nice. Even nicer is to donate money to a favorite cause. But nicest of all is to give to ourself, to engage in doing something that helps make the world a little better -- whether it's volunteering at a pet shelter, serving food in a soup kitchen, or mentoring someone in need.

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