Crystal Williams

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This Homeless Shelter Was Turned In To A 5-Star Restaurant For A Night

This is the absolute best kind of prank. BRB gross crying.

This is What You Get for Being Kind to Others

Thai Life is well-known for their heartfelt series entitled, <i>Thai Good Stories</i>. The touching videos have received tens of millions of views online and …

Faith in humanity restored! http://t.co/KFSrElmEZE

Teen Gives 4,000 Soccer Balls to Kids Around the World Who Can't Afford Them

One minute, 10-year-old Ethan King was standing alone, kicking his soccer ball around a dusty, deserted field during a trip to Mozambique, and the …

Paying it Forward is a Great Social Media Strategy

July 23, 2014<p>Share<p>How great is the feeling of doing something nice for someone else? Whether it is by holding a door, buying a coffee for the person …

The Exceptional Traveler: Travel and Volunteer

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.— Miriam Beard<p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p><b>Post #7 Travel and Volunteer</b><p>Photos courtesy of Best Friends Animal Society<p>Depending upon what you enjoy doing, <b>you can combine</b> …

Internet Ensures Disabled Vet Never Has To Worry About Putting Food On Table Again

Earlier this month, a struggling Gulf War veteran with disabilities had to decide whether to give up his home or feed his family. Now, thanks to the Internet, this former serviceman won’t ever have to make that impossible choice.<p>But the happy ending for this story actually started with the kindness …

A Bank Gave Away $30,000 To Some Customers And Here's What They Did With It

Well, this is just lovely.<p>Earlier this year, TD Bank gave its customers life-changing surprises from trips to Disneyland and meetings with their sports heroes.<p>This time around, the bank spot-polled some of its customers across North America about what they would do to give back to their communities …

Boy Collects 79 Coats For Homeless Families, Inspired By A Random Act Of Kindness

After witnessing an inspiring show of compassion, this boy decided it was time to spread the love.<p>Nate Dreyfus, 9, of Stillwater, Minnesota, recently saw something that made him think twice.<p>"There was this man," Nate told CBS Minnesota. "He got out of his car, he took off his jacket and gave it to …

31 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity In 2014

Sometimes you need a reminder that people really are wonderful.

Origami-Inspired Personal Shelter Provides A Quick Solution For Homeless

Tina Hovsepian didn't just want to get an "A" on her class project -- she wanted to change people's lives, too.<p>The architect is the inventor of Cardborigami -- the collapsable, transportable and origami-inspired personal shelter she started inventing as a University of Southern California student …

Poodle Goes Door To Door At Nursing Home. Every Day. All By Herself.

Nala may be little, but this once-rejected dog has proven that her heart is huge.<p>The tiny 5-year-old toy poodle comes to work at a St. Paul, …

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Man buys $140 in roses from subway vendor in touching video

Here's a story that proves kindness and good will can bloom anywhere.<p>A flower vendor was riding the 6 train on the subway in New York City when a man …

Girl Paralyzed For 11 Days Gives Her Favorite Nurse A Beautiful Surprise

Go hug a nurse.<p>Texas teen Bailey was inexplicably paralyzed for 11 days before she was able to walk again. Her mother, Becky Murrill, took video of the moment Bailey surprised one of her favorite nurses. More from Becky:<p>Our daughter, Bailey, had complete paralysis from the waist down for 11 days …

A guy left a $3,000 tip on a $40 bill after his server said she was going to get kicked out of her apartment

"Don't let 'pay it forward' end with you."<p>This was the advice on the back of a New York City restaurant receipt left by a man named Mike for his favorite waitress. The bill, which came to about forty bucks, had a hefty tip attached — $3,000 — after the waitress told him she had been served with an …

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7 Tips for Building a Social Media Audience

Self-proclaimed "social media gurus" are a dime a dozen these days.<p>When it comes to a successful social media marketing strategy, it can be tough for …

Social Media Mixology: Which Networks to Use Together

Here at <i>Mashable</i>, we preach the importance of knowing your social networks. Different sites have different audiences, favor different types of content …

Vine Launches Custom URLs

Starting Friday, Vine users will now be eligible to claim vanity URLs for their profiles.<p>Twitter users with verified accounts will be the first to …

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How to Get Started With Keek

When thinking of video-centered social networks, Toronto-based Keek probably isn't the first to come to mind. In fact, you might not have even heard …

Forbes launches its own social network with 'Stream'

<b>In Partnership with MAZ, Forbes Brings “Stream” to Its iOS App To Allow Readers to Save, Share and Discover Visual Content</b><p><b>Press Release:</b><p><b>NEW YORK, NY</b> …

How to Boost Your Brand's Snapchat Game

It's getting difficult to recall the days when Snapchat was considered just a sexting app.<p>Artists, comedians and journalists have claimed the …

7 Ways I Accidentally Got More Twitter Followers (and 7 Ways You Can on Purpose!)

Just like you, I read all of those blog posts about how to get more Twitter followers. And while these articles all contain great, actionable advice,</i> …

The Do’s and Don’ts of How to Use Hashtags

Hashtags are such a prominent part of culture today that it’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t know what they are. In fact, the hashtag is so …

Social Media

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Major Social Network

<i>This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with the latest tips and tricks to grow your following on every social media network.</i> …

The 5 Keys to Building a Social Media Strategy for Your Personal Brand

Many of the social media tips we share—the ways to create a marketing plan from scratch, how to get more followers, how to get more clicks—often …

Social Media

The Social Business Barometer Points to Social Selling in 2015

Between 2010 and 2012, social media shifted from being solely a consumer communication platform to a powerful business tool allowing marketers to …

Social Media

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