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How to Immediately Improve Your Life (Hint: It Starts With Improving the Lives of Others)

Last week a few HuffPost editors and I were treated to a visit by Bill Drayton and Mary Gordon. Bill Drayton is the founder of Ashoka and a longtime champion of social entrepreneurship, a term that he coined and that has now spread across the world. Mary Gordon is a former kindergarten teacher who …

Empathy

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering Abroad

<b>by Paulina Rakowska</b><p>Much has been written about how to search for and prepare for a volunteer or career opportunity abroad. But how do you select an opportunity in the first place?<p>The truth is, while volunteering in a different country can be a great way to give back, learn more about the world …

Idealism

13 Fun And Easy Ways To Give Back To Your Community

Giving back to the community always seems like a <i>later</i> thing, rather than a <i>now</i> thing. You don't have the money this month, and you don't have the time this weekend, and you couldn't make that big of a difference on your own, right?<p>Not so fast. Making a positive impact in your community can be easy, …

Why Volunteering Is So Good For Your Health

It's one of the first lessons we learn as children -- "sharing means caring." We might not understand why we have to share at first, especially when there are younger siblings involved, but as we grow into adulthood, sharing becomes an essential part of your social and career success.<p>So does it …

Happiness

October's Notable iOS App Releases

We’re back with our monthly retrospective look at some of the more notable iOS apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>Moment.us<p>What is the right music to listen to on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in London or Chicago? Open the …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>He told me a bit about the site and asked if I could help think of something over dinner. He also asked my other friends to join …