Pay It Forward

New Year, New You (Or Is It Me?)

Luke Cameron | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

The start of a new year is always one to reflect on what was. We are all guilty of spending the holidays celebrating the end of the year, eating way t...

No One Should Face Christmas Alone: Why We Parents Need To Show Elderly People We Care

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Parents
Nicola J Rowley

giving back.jpg As parents, we owe it to our children to show elderly people that we care. One day, we too will be old and who knows if we will be lucky enough to still have family and friends around us? We will be extremely lucky if we do.

Sunday Was World Kindness Day! Why We Should Care

Dr George Fieldman | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr George Fieldman

Science shows us that people who act altruistically tend to be happier, healthier and, in fact, to live longer themselves. There are numerous studies which show that being kind or being on the receiving end of kindness has many health benefits.

Kindness On Campus

Sandi Mann | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sandi Mann

Campus life is typically associated with many attributes, but kindness is not usually one of them. We tend to imagine universities reeking of academic rigour, intensive study, looming deadlines and value-brand baked beans; the warm fragrance of kindness is rarely associated with these ivory towers of learning.


Katherine Press | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Katherine Press

Scrolling though the news channels this morning was like the opening sequence to a film in which the director is trying to convey just how chaotic the world has become in the dystopian future. Except it's real life. It's right now, and though I can choose to turn off the TV, I cannot forget what I've learned and I cannot ignore it - and nor should you.

The Most Amazing Woman in the World

Luke Cameron | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

Throughout my Nicest Job journey I have met some incredible people - but one of those people stick out more than all the others. This week I am going to tell you about Maria.

250 McDonald's Customers Pay It Forward After Woman's Christmas Gesture

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One woman's kind gesture of paying for a stranger's McDonald's meal caused a chain reaction and inspired a staggering 250 people paying it forward. ...

Happy Kindness Day!

Sandi Mann | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

In today's me me me society, we seem to have lost our way somewhat when it comes to kindness. Yet we are actually programmed to be kind because being nice gave us evolutionary advantages in that it is a process that encourages the exchange of resources within a group.

How About Reverse Trick or Treating This Year?

Sandi Mann | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

Imagine what you would be teaching your children by Reverse Trick or Treating - about acts of kindness, about doing something nice for other people, about how one small act can make the world a better place. It's a lesson that is a world away from the traditional Trick or Treat one.

Lets Talk About "Chugging"

Luke Cameron | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Luke Cameron

Just like putting that red cross on the ballot paper; you have a choice. We live in a democratic country where you are free and able to vote for whichever party you feel will benefit your life. Do the same with charity; donate to the ones you want to, not the ones that tell you that you should.

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.

Playing the Waiting Game

Lisa Regan | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Setting short term goals is very important; these help you to get closer to the long term goals you want to achieve down the line- as we know we cannot run before we walk. I think one of the major problems with us is that we want everything yesterday.

Paying It Forward in the Business World

Bev James | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK
Bev James

You may have noticed a recent social media flurry calling for people to pay it forward in 2014. You may even already be aware and gearing up for the UK Pay It Forward Day taking place on the 24 April?

Can We Sell a Film About a World Without Money?

Ben Kempas | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Kempas

Imagine a friend giving you a present. It's a free Metro newspaper he got on the bus. You could as well have picked one up yourself. Now, another friend gives you a special magazine she thought you'd really like. You will appreciate its value which lies in a combination of quality content and the fact that she actually bought it for you... We hope to attract enough participants to get our experiment to a self-sustainable level, but we're not quite there yet.

Homelessness Is More Common Than You Might Think - So Why Is Support Shrinking?

Rick Henderson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Rick Henderson

Homelessness services help more than 40,000 people each year to take steps towards leaving these problems behind, but budget cuts are putting the future of these projects in serious danger. Can we really afford to not help? We need to argue that an investment in helping someone who is homeless today to realise their potential tomorrow is one worth making...

WATCH: Five Heartwarming Stories From This Week

Newsy | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

A US woman was so touched by a free coffee, she returned to the same drive-thru the following day and started a chain reaction of customers offering f...

London: Europe's Start-up 'Nation' in the Making

Priyam Sharma | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Tech
Priyam Sharma

Since our time working in the startup scene and attending countless entrepreneurial presentations and events in London and abroad, we have been getting a clear sense of what makes London a truly special place to build a startup.