Doing Good

Three Tips to Ensure Your Dog Is as Healthy Physically and Psychologically as They Can Be

January 9, 2017
Three Tips to Ensure Your Dog Is as Healthy Physically and Psychologically as They Can Be

Dogs can bring a lot of joy to your life. They are often faithful friends who stand by you no matter what. They provide you with constant companionship and have even been shown to help add years to your life. When you have a dog as a pet, it is important to take care of […]

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Compassion Is Key: Why Empathy Is So Important As A Nursing Assistant

December 9, 2016
Compassion Is Key: Why Empathy Is So Important As A Nursing Assistant

Advances in medical treatment and care have helped our loved ones live well into their 80s and beyond. In fact, the number of Americans older than 85 is expected to double by 2050. This has had a dramatic impact on job creation, and the department of labor forecasts 3.2 million new jobs created in the […]

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An Interview with Dr. Marcie Beigel, Author of “Love Your Classroom Again”

October 6, 2016
An Interview with Dr. Marcie Beigel, Author of

  Founder of Behavior + Beyond, Dr. Marcie Beigel, aka ‘The Classroom Whisperer,’ is redefining behavior problems with her just released book, “Love Your Classroom Again” – a guidebook that redesigns behavior in preschool and elementary school students with realistic strategies – strategies that not only translate to teachers, but parents as well.     “An astonishing 68% of elementary school […]

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How Positive Affirmations Can Change Your Life

September 12, 2016
How Positive Affirmations Can Change Your Life

Affirmations are statements which can be said out loud or in your mind, and they can have a powerful effect on how you think and feel, changing your attitude towards life. Repeating positive affirmations that are aimed towards something that you need or want to change, can in a sense manifest it to happen. Statements usually […]

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Helping a Friend Going Through a Divorce

April 27, 2016
Helping a Friend Going Through a Divorce

It’s an unfortunate truth, but at some point or another in your life, you are bound to know a family member or friend going through a divorce. Dealing with a divorce is a heartbreaking challenge, and it can be difficult to watch a loved one struggle with the pain of a failed marriage. If you’re wondering how to […]

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New Takes on Celebrating Mother’s Day

April 19, 2016
New Takes on Celebrating Mother’s Day

Mothers are truly angels on Earth. She raised you, loved you, taught you how to be a better person, and she should be celebrated for all of her hard work and unconditional love on Mother’s Day this May. This year’s occasion falls on Sunday, May 8th, and you can make your celebrations and gifts a […]

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8 Volunteer Vacations That Will Change Your Life

April 7, 2016
8 Volunteer Vacations That Will Change Your Life

When you take on volunteer work you do two things: you give something back to the world and you enrich your own life. The number of projects out there is vast and varied.   “When you take on volunteer work you do two things: you give something back to the world and you enrich your own […]

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Doing Good: The MLK Day of Service: The Start of a Year of Citizen Action

January 18, 2016
Doing Good: The MLK Day of Service: The Start of a Year of Citizen Action

Dr. Martin Luther King had a powerful dream which he courageously pursued! And I Thank God for that. Because of his vision, his commitment, his passion, his tenacity, his leadership, his accomplishments his sacrifices and his legacy, my life–and the lives, hearts and minds of millions of people–has been altered forever. Dr. King believed in a nation of […]

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How We Can Plant More Trees and Preserve Our Forests Plus Infographic

November 6, 2015
How We Can Plant More Trees and Preserve Our Forests Plus Infographic

Forests are an essential part of the global ecosystem and trees are essential to life on earth. Trees actually create the air we breathe and filter air pollution. In addition, trees build soil and help soak up stormwater before it can create a flood, and they offer energy-saving shade that reduces global warming and creates […]

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Coping with Breast Cancer: The Emotional Roller Coaster

November 5, 2015
Coping with Breast Cancer: The Emotional Roller Coaster

A diagnosis of breast cancer is just the beginning of what can be an emotional and physical roller coaster. Finding ways to cope at the onset can empower patients and help them get through what will likely be the biggest life challenge they have faced. With that said, one does not have to “keep a […]

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What Everyone Should Know About Service Dogs

November 2, 2015
What Everyone Should Know About Service Dogs

It always seems a little strange to see a dog in a restaurant. Yet from time to time a dog walks in and takes a seat next to a table. Of course, they are always accompanied by a human handler. And they’re always on the larger side of things. You also see them on buses, […]

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Careers Helping Others Calls for Hard Work

October 19, 2015
Careers Helping Others Calls for Hard Work

Most of us feel compelled to do something about the wrongs of the world. Most of us equally feel paralyzed by the weight and complexity of the problems around us. Where do we start? How do we actually make a difference? Between family, work, and sleep, where’s the time?   “A constant urge to help […]

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50+ Simple Ways to Create Kindness in Your Life and Boost Your Own Happiness

September 16, 2015
50+ Simple Ways to Create Kindness in Your Life and Boost Your Own Happiness

This morning while I was waiting for the bus a woman was sitting nearby shaking a cup and asking for money. I watched as one person after another walked hastily by or ignored her pleas. Even though I could hear my friend’s voice in my head warning me not to trust him, my heart told me something else. […]

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Top Reasons to Reduce Food Waste and How to Waste Less Now

September 10, 2015
Top Reasons to Reduce Food Waste and How to Waste Less Now!

With millions of people going hungry each day in this country and across the globe, the critical issue of food waste and the major role it plays in global warming and climate change is a deeply-disturbing reality that we all have a responsibility to change. It’s been suggested that, were food wastage a country, it […]

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20+ Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Books Plus Infographic

August 5, 2015
20+ Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Books Plus Infographic

For as long as I can remember I have loved reading books. Books were my friends! I started out going to my local library and reading every book I was drawn to. Once I became a teenager and got a part-time job, I started buying books and I never stopped. I was hooked on owning […]

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Helping to Make the World a Better Place: Sustainable Global Businesses – Infographic

April 20, 2015
Helping to Make the World a Better Place: Sustainable Global Businesses - Infographic

You’ve probably heard of these popular companies: Ben & Jerry’s, Tesla, Toms, Warby Parker Kiva and Energy Floors! Maybe you have even eaten, driven, worn or used their products and services at some time in your life? In fact, they are probably some of your favorite brands. Yes, they are profitable and well-known, but do you know what […]

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Doing Good: A Seed Grows in Columbus – An Organic, Urban Garden Feeds a Community’s Growth

August 6, 2014
Doing Good: A Seed Grows in Columbus - An Organic, Urban Garden Feeds a Community's Growth

There is nothing more powerful than a woman on a mission. Paula Penn-Nabrit is a woman with a vision. But she most importantly, she’s a dynamic woman who knows how to get things done. Paula saw a critical, unmet need in her Columbus community–which was virtually an urban food desert. An avid gardener, the seed of an […]

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10 Ways to Be a Compassionate Fashionista with Vegan Friendly Summer Fashions

July 1, 2013
10 Ways to Be a Compassionate Fashionista with Vegan Friendly Summer Fashions

With the fourth of July almost here and more than sixty days of summer fun ahead, “what should I wear” as well as “what not to wear” is top of mind. It’s much too hot to be tempted by the latest animal-based designs made from fur, leather, animal skins, wool or silk. Light, airy vegan-friendly […]

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Fake for Animals Sake: 14 Ways to Dress Vegan Style

June 20, 2013
Fake for the Animal's Sake: 14 Ways to Veganise Your Style

Though, most of us grew up eating meat, and wearing animal hides and fur, many of us never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. Did you? The abuse that animals suffer at human hands is sickening, heartbreaking and sad. It’s even more so when we realize that the everyday choices we make—such […]

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BUY A PAIR, GIVE A PAIR: TOMS VEGAN, HOT WEATHER WEDGES

May 9, 2013
BUY A PAIR, GIVE A PAIR: TOMS VEGAN HOT WEATHER WEDGES

When the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, we girls instinctively know that it’s time to bare our toes, dash to the salon for emergency organic spa pedicures, then slip our pretty feet into even prettier vegan summer sandals! Why not shoe shop for two? And if you’re going to shop for shoes, […]

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Help Mom “Chill” with Mother’s Day Gifts That Change Lives

May 6, 2013
Help Mom

Be honest! Does your mother need to chill out! Well this Mother’s Day, why not give your mom a few good reasons to relax and recharge while helping to lift the lives of women across the globe, at the same time. Millions of women worldwide struggle to make a living selling their artisan-quality goods, but […]

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Ecofriendly Mother’s Day Gifts That Look Good, Give Back

May 6, 2013
Ecofriendly Mother's Day Gifts That Look Good, Give Back

What better way to honor our mothers and the spirit of motherhood, than by giving mom a gift that literally supports other women. Millions of women worldwide wage a desperate daily struggle to make a living selling their artisan-quality goods, but find that they have limited access to profitable market opportunities. When we buy gifts […]

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A Thrifty Way to Decorate, Donate and Support the Arts

April 3, 2013
A Thrifty Way to Decorate, Donate and Support the Arts

  As an amateur home re-decorator, I am always on the lookout for just the right recycled, extra-seating-solutions, eye-catching artwork, textured pillows or intriguing accessories — to add a bit of punch to some room in my home! Plus, it feels so good to transform someone else’s carefully-chosen ‘trash’ into a satisfying, homey ‘treasure’. Local […]

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Shop Cheap and Chic for a Cause at City Opera Thrift Shop

April 3, 2013
Shop Cheap and Chic for a Cause at City Opera Thrift Shop

  I admit it. I used to be a ‘full-price-designer-shopping’ addict until I discovered the New York City Opera Thrift Shop — a darling gem located right in the heart of the E. 23rd Street shopping district for 25 years. Now I am a dedicated clothing recycler and selective thrift-shopper. Described as “the highest quality thrift […]

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