Kindness

The Bononi family with some of the portraits they rescued; photo courtesy Brian Bononi
People Helping People

They Matched Abandoned Photos with Those Who Posed for Them

The Bononi family touched hearts and changed lives when they set out to return the professional portraits.

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Rose McGee with her famous sweet potato pies; photo by Matthew Gilson
People Helping People

She Bakes Pies to Comfort Those Impacted by Racial Violence

She knew it was a message from God, but how would baking pies help others?

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Kerith the golden retriever and firefighters
Inspiring Stories

4 Uplifting Stories of People and Animals Coming Together During the Wildfires

Rescues, miracles and comfort dogs demonstrate the healing power behind the human-animal bond.

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A baby in Green Bay Packers merchandise and a cheesehead hat.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Double Birthday

She honored her late father by donating football gear to a baby born on his birthday.

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A delivery man conversing with a senior woman.
Positive Living

Special Delivery: All in a Day’s Work

These three mail carriers went above and beyond to help people—even save lives—along their postal route.

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Focusing on the present
Positive Living

Why Positive Thinking Works Best When You Stay in the Here and Now

The pandemic is edging out “toxic positivity” in favor of authentic, grounded optimism.

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An online book club.
Managing Life Changes

9 Ways to Support Your Community During Tough Times

Shop locally, volunteer, buy gift cards and other ways to connect with those around you during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Feeling self-compassion
Life Advice

4 Compassionate Ways to Ease Up on Yourself

Practice self-kindness and give yourself space to get through hard times with these simple tips.

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Contentment come winter
Life Advice

What Will Nourish Your Spirit Come Winter?

How to embrace “the ant and the grasshopper” thinking and make a positive impact on those around you in the coming months.

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