#Kindness

Eight-Year-Old Who Died Of Cancer Inspired Thousands Of Acts Of Kindness

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

An eight-year-old girl who died only two weeks after being diagnosed with bone cancer has inspired thousands of acts of kindness throughout the world....

Mum Thanks TK Maxx Employee Who Didn't 'See Any Difference' In Her Son Who Has Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents

A mum's message of thanks to a TK Maxx employee who made her shopping trip "less stressful" with a kind gesture to her son who has Down's syndrome, ha...

The Kindness of Strangers: Why Do Human Beings Do Good Things?

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

Many acts of kindness may be motivated by self-interest. But is it naive to suggest that 'pure' altruism can exist as well? An act of pure altruism may make someone feel better about themselves afterwards, and it may increase other people's respect for them, or increase their chances of being helped in return at a later point.

Why This Man Left A $2,000 Tip For Restaurant Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Staff at a small restaurant in Washington, D.C have been blown away by a man's generosity after he left them a $2,000 (£1,300) tip. Employees at B...

Deaf People Hear The Voices Of Loved Ones In Heartwarming Video

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jessa Mae is just like any other 16-year-old: she loves meeting up with friends, laughing and dancing. She is also deaf. "My dad is a fisherma...

Compassion - More Than a Word!

Sharon Bull | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Am I really to believe that I now live in a society that is increasingly growing into a 'screw you, I'm alright Jack' community - I do hope not? But...

I Hate What Katie Did So Here's a Quid...

Jill Finch | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Jill Finch

I'm a parent of a daughter on the autistic spectrum and I've been through the agonies of being stared at, feeling completely alone, being called a bad parent and the terrible guilty relief of a diagnosis...

I Refuse to Believe in What Must Be Wrong

Jake Mills | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Jake Mills

I refuse to believe we don't believe in equality, seeing love and marriage as a crime rather than a given right. I refuse to believe that the general public of this country would happily let others suffer because they're OK themselves.

Thousands Send Birthday Cards To Widow On Her 100th Birthday

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An appeal to make sure a widow who has no family receives 100 cards to open on her 100th birthday has gone viral - and it's the loveliest thing we've ...

Do We Have Time to Really Care?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jethro Shirley-Smith

As images pour out of our televisions and our newspapers of ruined lives and devastated villages, we can't help but be reminded just how lucky we really are. We are forced to pause and think; to consider and ponder.

Pets With a Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

There has been so many occasions over the past thirteen years I have sat with my pet moggie and had a one way conversation. Good times, bad times, t...

Attention Seeking - Do Not Be Afraid

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Attention seeking is such a dirty word but maybe we need to discover if we are getting and giving the right amount of attention. Suspend your prejudi...

Freshly Filtered Favouritism: Why I Wouldn't Want to Be a Barista at Pret

Bella Qvist | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bella Qvist

I was a barista for many years and happily stamped people's loyalty cards more than once if they were particularly smiley but the idea that people would have to flirt with me in order to get a free coffee? I don't think I'd like that.

Paying With Kind - Is Kindness the New Currency?

Luke Cameron | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

Pret, the leading high-street coffee shop, have confessed that they allow staff to give away free coffee to anyone they choose; a simple nod to kindness to perk up somebody's day. Yet they get nothing directly in return for their gesture, they're just sending out a simple message - that they care.

Solitary, Poor, Nasty, Brutish and Short

Clare Allington | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Allington

Funny thing about grief is it hits you in waves; some days you can be tootling along quite happily then a smell, or a memory hits you, and yes this is quite embarrassing in public when you burst into tears.

Depression Sufferers Open Up About The Social Networking Site Made Specifically For Them

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When depression takes hold, those caught in its grips can feel increasingly isolated. The mental health condition is not uncommon - in fact, rough...

This Man's Random Act Of Kindness On The New York Subway Reduced A Woman To Tears

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Comedy

City-dwellers - especially New Yorkers - are not renowned for their selfless generosity. Which is why, perhaps, the person who uploaded this video ...

I Want to Increase the Net Well-Being in the World. Who's With Me?

David Mochel | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

So, after 49 years of living with the inevitability and uncertainty of the human condition, I have decided to deal with it by cultivating well-being one breath, one thought, one word, one action, one conversation, one person, one organization at a time.

Adorable 5-Year-Old Sets Up Lemonade Stand, Raises $25K For Disabled Brother

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A kindhearted five-year-old girl from Toronto has touched the hearts of many after raising $25,000 for her disabled brother. Na'ama Uzan set up a l...

What Kind of Happiness Are You Seeking?

His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje

How much do we really know about happiness? From a Buddhist perspective, all sentient beings, including animals, seek happiness. We have a subconscious instinct to seek happiness - even though many of us don't have a clear idea what it is, or how to achieve it...

To the Bouncer That Shocked Me to Tears...

Jen Grieves | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Grieves

I'm upset that you got to me; but you did. I can't say I remember encountering anyone who has ever made me feel like my condition was an inconvenience to their life. And who has such a right? Yet you somehow managed it, and very quickly too.

It's Cool to Be Kind: How Being Nice Finally Found Favour

Christobel Hastings | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christobel Hastings

It's cool to be kind. And before you say it, this isn't the latest fad that's washed in with Scandi-chic, hipster beanies or a side-order of quinoa.

How Strangers Gave This Mother With Terminal Cancer A Wedding To Remember

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A grandmother with terminal cancer has been left overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers, after they rallied together to give her the wedding of her ...

A Compassionate Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

I lost my job as a top sales executive with a British brand leader, my company car, wardrobe of designer clothes and shoes, credit cards, my home and consequently my self-respect, because I placed all this material stuff above everything else.

Why One Man Offered £50k Of Surgery To Acid Attack Survivors

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women left disfigured by horrific acid attacks have undergone specialist surgery, free of charge, by a British plastic surgeon. Asim Shahmalak has...