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5 Ways to Help Others on Christmas Day

Many people are far from their loved ones on Christmas or are still grieving the loss of a loved one and are feeling alone and lost during this holiday season. Even those with a big family might celeb…

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5 Ways to Pay it Forward During the Holidays Without Spending a Dime

Christmas season isn't just about shopping and opening gifts, it's also a reminder to open our hearts to those in need and less fortunate than us. Even if you don't have extra money for donations, som…

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6 Ways to Give Experiences Instead of Things This Holiday Season

The holiday season doesn't have to be all about physical gifts. There are countless reasons why getting away from that materialistic model is a great idea. Not only is it better from a financial persp…

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It’s National Volunteer Month! 5 Reasons to Sign Up

Did you know that April is National Volunteer month?  According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 62.6 million people volunteered at least once between September 2012 and September …

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Why You Should Give Back This Holiday Season (Infographic)

Think of the word "volunteers" and you might picture a group of people so generous that they put aside the fun things in life - say, Xbox games and time on the beach - in favor of spending dull, grind…

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5 Ways To Stay Happy During Shorter & Darker Days

Everyone has a favorite season, and if you feel alive and joyful during Summer's long, warm days, you probably view the impending chill with some apprehension. Although the science of whether the seas…

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8 Healthy Habits for the New Year

Happy almost new year! It's that time when a lot of us are looking ahead and thinking of what resolutions we're going to make for the coming year. Instead of vague or short-term goals this year, why n…

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Farming, Friends, and Community

For the last few weeks, I've been volunteering at one of several sites owned and operated by City Slickers Urban Farm in Oakland, CA.  It's an amazing place - a farm abounding with tomatoes, greens, l…

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Love Your Community on Valentine’s Day

For many people, Valentine’s Day is hard because they are alone without a special someone or separated from their loved one. For others, the pressure to buy that "perfect" gift causes them so much str…

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10 Reasons To Volunteer Today

"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others." ~ Ghandi Imagine you are at Thanksgiving dinner and instead of being asked by a doting relative, “How's work going?” y…

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