An Introvert’s Guide to Greeting Strangers, Vague Acquaintances, and Friends

For the introvert, the most desirable kinds of encounters are The Escape and The Smile. Failing these, you are doomed to The Conversation.

The Kindness Diaries: One Man’s Quest by Leon Logothetis

Could you travel around the world on a vintage yellow motorbike, living by the kindness of strangers? Leon Logothetis did. The Kindness Diaries is his story.

You Can’t Help But Smile When You Watch This Orthodox Jew High-Fiving New Yorkers Hailing Cabs

Meir Kalmansan is conducting a social experiment that seeks to break through the big city blues and connect with isolated New Yorkers. How? By giving unsuspecting strangers high-fives.

Fall in Love with a Stranger

There is a beauty in the human connection that comes from falling in love with someone you don’t know.

How to Start (And End) a Conversation

The only way to get good at being human is to talk to more of them. But here are tricks to carry a conversation or end it whenever you want to.

To the Lost Little Girl in DC: Watching You Find Your Mom Made My Day

Watching a lost young girl eventually find her family made Cort Ruddy think about the importance of being able to depend on the kindness of strangers

A Chance Encounter with a Good Man

Just when he was thinking, “Stop the planet, I want to get off,” Pat Brothwell bumped into someone who made him reconsider that train of thought.

Halloween Safety Tip For Parents: There Is No Poison Candy

The tip is this: your children are safer than you think. Halloween poisoning is imaginary.

My Son Loved His First Year of Preschool. The Second? Not So Much.

Aly Windsor wonders when to be the ‘fixer’ and when to leave that to her son.

A Roomful of Strangers

Luke Davis has prosopagnosia, commonly known as “face blindness”. So don’t take offense if he doesn’t recognize you.

Hyeonseo Lee: My Escape from North Korea

Wilkine Brutus finds parts of himself and his own mother’s story in this riveting video by North Korean activist Hyeonseo Lee.

Frankly, I Do Give a Damn

An encounter in the grocery parking lot changes Greg White’s resolutions for this and every year.

Himalayan Song

As different as people and traditions are around the world, sometimes it’s the similarities that sneak up on us and surprise us the most.

Don’t Stare at a Dwarf – Lessons From My Dad

How should we teach children to regard human diversity?

#48: A Mother’s Answered Prayer

A Mother’s Day Tom Brechlin won’t forget. #48 in a series: 100 Acts of Male Goodness.

“As a child I never associated stranger danger with a gender.”

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