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The Do Gooders Podcast

Dec 30, 2019

A smile really does make the greatest gift.

It’s something Eleen Cobb-Adams knows well. 

When her five children open a gift just for them on Christmas morning, those smiles make memories. 

Yet millions of American parents cannot afford to buy their kids Christmas presents—and the holidays can add additional...

Dec 23, 2019

Perhaps more than any other story, the story of the first Christmas has connected with people for millennia.

Every year, we tell of the baby born in a manger, with angels announcing his birth to shepherds and men traveling long distances to see him. Why has it connected so profoundly with millions of people?

What was...

Dec 16, 2019

Of course, you know the story of the baby Jesus born in the manger. But what about the others involved?

According to Dan Darling, author of the new book, The Characters of Christmas, there are a number of misfits, outcasts and ordinary people who play a pivotal role in the birth of Christ.

What can we learn from...

Dec 9, 2019

How did you spend your last $20?

Did it make you happy? 

You might be interested to know that science shows money really can buy happiness.

And it’s not about amassing greater wealth.

Dr. Michael Norton, a member of Harvard University’s Behavioral Insights Group, says money can bring us increased happiness if we...

Dec 4, 2019

Each year from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, you’ll spot The Salvation Army’s red kettles outside of grocery stores and shopping malls just about everywhere you go.

The kettle debuted in San Francisco in 1891 in the midst of a depression that had thrown many out of work. A Salvation Army officer put out a crab pot...