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DailyGoodThe Myth of the Digital GeneHow do parents raise children in this digital age? In this TEDx talk, Mary Rothschild suggests that what children most need is a parent's loving attention. Concerned that media saturation intrudes on a child's imagination, she urges parents to consider the types of media their children are consuming and to make sure they also have plenty of free play, alone time, quiet, and attention. [Full Story on]  

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Stories of Kindness

Fierce Competition To Be The Kindest Inmate Inside A Women’s Prison, lindariebel
Oct 14 -- Fierce Competition to Be the Kindest Inmate Inside a Women’s Prison: Though constrained by ... Full Story

An Knitter's Anonymous Act to Keep a Small Person Warm, KiwiCat
Oct 10 -- An anonymous knitter left this for me at work. Its to take to my other job which supports families and newborn ... Full Story

Trusting Us With His Expensive Trailer, AndiCas
Oct 15 -- This truck belongs to my friend, who was helping me move some stuff I'd bought, including the pile of hay bales ... Full Story

Dollar Store Surprise, greenurlifenow
Oct 13 -- I decided to stop by the Dollar Store on the way home today. It was very busy and there was a long line of people ... Full Story

Small Acts

"This post is dedicated to kindspringer Rajni. Once rajni said "all living beings are important. All carry same divinity as we humans have." Thank you rajni for being rajni. Great thinking rajni." TheHuman, Oct 12

"Wow!! I am full of Gratitude today. The 21 days Courage challenge got over today. It was an amazing journey for me to be able to host it. Thank you each and everyone of you. Thank you so much! " anveshan, Oct 15

"Off to the park now with a book and peace doves. ☀️🌳🕊 ✨Life is Good. Grateful ✨" Mish, Oct 10

"How can my heart not sing when there are rainbows dancing on everything? " mindyjourney, Oct 10

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In Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, women were once forced to marry and bear children as soon as they hit puberty. Thanks to the efforts of Memory Banda, laws have been passed to prevent such a traumatic reality from being forced upon young girls. Banda recounts the story of her sister, aged sixteen, who now has three children. At just eleven years old, she was taken to what they call “initiation camps,” where she became pregnant. Banda, however, refused this right of passage. She faced ridicule and criticism from her family and peers for that choice. Yet she not only insisted upon a better future for herself, she took action that led to the legal age of marriage in Malawi being increased from fifteen to eighteen years of age.“I know that together, we can transform the legal, the cultural, and the political framework that denies girls of their rights”. Watch this most inspirational TED talk to learn the details of how she did it. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Planting Twin Trees, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
There was a custom in the mid-eighteen hundreds of planting twin trees to celebrate a marriage and the starting of a home. The stance of these two, just ten feet apart, recalls a couple standing together on the porch steps, holding hands. The reach of their shade links the front porch with the... Read more on

image Kitchen Teachings: Conversation with Cherri Farrell, by Richard Whittaker
Cherri Farrell teaches consumer and family science, a subject that used to be called home economics. She teaches at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, California. Her curriculum is devoted largely to cooking and nutrition and it's also. Read More on

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