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20 Random Acts of Kindness.

10 Incredible Acts of Kindness CAUGHT ON TAPE

Card Starts Viral Movement of Kindness

The act of doing a good deed for someone else makes oneself feel as good as (if not better than) the recipient.<p>We aren't talking about paying someone's student loans off or remodeling someone's house. While those would be very nice things to do, what we are talking about here are small random acts …

What Happened When Oregon Sent Its Most Troubled Mental-Health Patients Into the Woods

Caption from LIFE. Joe Morse lolls in a rubber boat waiting for the start of a day's rafting down Oregon's Deschutes Riv<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Bill …

How Mindful Meditation Can Help Mind Wandering For People With Anxiety

Just 10 minutes of meditation every day can help people suffering from anxiety prevent mind wandering, a new study conducted by the University of …

12 Ways to Reduce Stress in Under 5 Minutes

Breathe in, breathe out. If that doesn't help, try these other options.<p>Whether we're dealing with an unhappy client, or assigned a last-minute project to complete by the end of the day, or just going through the everyday trials and tribulations of our job, we all experience stress. And there's no …

Mindfulness

Canadian minimum wage workers say they're surviving rather than living

MONTREAL - Erendira Achati Keriti needed winter clothes, but she knew she couldn't afford to buy them new.<p><b>Scroll down or click here to vote in our</b> …

Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong

The MIT economist Peter Temin argues that economic inequality results in two distinct classes. And only one of them has any power.<p>A lot of factors have contributed to American inequality: slavery, economic policy, technological change, the power of lobbying, globalization, and so on. In their wake, …

Income Inequality

Science Finds That Spending Time in Nature Makes You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

We live in a world where we spend most of our lives indoors and online. Most people live in urban settings and natural views are rare to come across …

Self-improvement

If You Want to Be Truly Happy, Stop Worrying About These 24 Things in Your Life

We are each responsible for our own happiness.<p>If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing …

California "Sweatshops" Owe Workers $3 Million

WORKERS in the California garment industry are enduring poor working conditions and insufficient pay, the US Department of Labour has found. More …

Clothing

Can You Make Clothes Without Sweatshop Labor? This Dominican Factory Is Trying

Somewhere in the south-central Dominican Republic, on a stretch of land in a town called Villa Altagracia, sits a unique little clothing factory. The unassuming building, with its white walls and gable roof, houses a grand experiment.<p>The laborers inside make more than three times the country's …

Talking about mental illness is no substitute for offering real help | Rachel Kelly

The latest high-profile campaign is welcome and stigma is declining but the NHS must provide better treatment<p>Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined other notable names, including the rapper Professor Green and the former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell, to record …

Mental Health

Meet the 12-Year-old Boy Who Was Murdered for Fighting Against Modern Day Slavery

Pakistan — Slavery, across the globe, is a very harsh reality. It is estimated that around 46 million adults <b>and children</b> are in some form of slavery …

School brings hope to child slaves in India

<b>Uttar Pradesh, India (CNN) —</b> Sitara isn't sure how old she is. Her mother thinks 13; she reckons 15.<p>There's no way of knowing for sure. Sitara has never had a birthday party. She doesn't have a birth certificate. (She's also never seen a TV, and she's never heard of the internet.)<p>Sitara is still a …

Apple cracks down further on Congo cobalt supplier as child labour persists

Apple has temporarily stopped buying cobalt mined by hand in Congo, while it continues to deal with problems relating to child labour and harsh work …

Fashion: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Nicaragua's sweatshops & fair trade cooperatives

Gratitude is the king of happiness

IN SEPTEMBER 2008 I moved to Saudi Arabia to live.

Wife Of Kansas Shooting Victim Was Afraid Of Hate Crimes After The Election

“I was like, ‘Srini, will we be safe in this country? I’m so worried,'” Sunayana Dumala said.<p>Sunayana Dumala says she spent nights lying awake after Donald Trump was elected president in November. She worried about the increasingly hostile climate toward foreigners ― people like her and her …

Muhammad Ali Jr., detained at Florida airport, asked, 'Are you Muslim?'

Muhammad Ali Jr, son of the legendary boxer, was detained by immigration officials at an airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., according to a lawyer and …

The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

What is Fairtrade?

<b>Fairtrade is trading between companies in developed countries and producers in developing countries.</b><p>Fair prices are paid to the producers, and …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Cameroonian kid beats internet ban to win coding competition

A 17-year-old Cameroonian has won Google's annual Code-In competition despite the partial shutdown of internet in his country. Nji Collins Gbah is …

Depression may be our brain's way of telling us to stop and solve a problem

At any given time, about 5% of Americans are reporting symptoms of moderate or severe depression. Major depressive disorder is so common that it's estimated one in six Americans will have it at some point in their lives.<p>The prevalence of depression presents economic problems as well — it's one of …

Depression

No mental health support available for First Nations artist who died in jail, chief says

A colourful First Nations artist who was "warm, outgoing and giving" died in a Thunder Bay, Ont., jail because he couldn't get help for his mental …

How to Actually do Breathing Meditation Properly to Beat Stress and Anxiety

You may have heard about taking deep breaths and counting to ten when you’re angry or stressed. You may also have been told “just breathe” when you …