Helping others

Bill Hanisch in his bakery; photo courtesy Bill Hanisch
People Helping People

This Baker Made Cakes for Graduating Seniors During the Pandemic

Bill Hanisch, better known as the Bunman, wanted to help the high school seniors feel special.

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A woman finding comfort in a Serenity Shawl; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: A Much-Needed Hug

This addiction recovery community sends comforting, blessed shawls to those in need.

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Shamrocks in various windows; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Feeling Lucky

How a neighborhood shamrock hunt brought their community closer on St. Patrick’s Day during the pandemic.

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A chemo Advent box filled with care products; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Chemo Countdown

A thoughtful gift from a friend brought her comfort and joy during her challenging chemotherapy.

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Advice for Caregivers

10 Ways to Develop Patience as a Caregiver

Breathe, step away and refocus—you won’t regret it.

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Senior brushing his teeth; Getty Images
Aging Parents

Dental Care and Older Adults

With vigilance and gentle guidance, you can help your loved one to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

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Life Advice

DIY Organizing Hacks for When You’re on a Budget

These 15 regular household items can keep you organized and clutter-free.

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Dog trainer Chuck Avery
Dogs

A Dog Trainer Offers Tips on Training Difficult Dogs

Chuck Avery discusses his therapeutic approach to training dogs who have been emotionally and physically abused.

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Advice for Caregivers

3 Common Guilt “Triggers” That Caregivers Face

When you understand and acknowledge this crippling emotion, you can begin to move on from it.

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Aging Parents

Six Ways to Help Your Loved One Avoid Falling

Many falls are preventable, even when winter conditions make it tough to get around.

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