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Study: Talking to Other Commuters on Trains is Not a Drag After All

In return for a $5 Starbucks gift card, commuters in a Chicago area train station were asked to participate in an experiment. Instead of...

Indianapolis Man “Pays it Forward” in School Cafeteria

Ryan Cox has been paying for the order behind him in the drive-thru line at Starbucks for some time now. A few dollars here....
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Top 10 Good News Stories of 2013

Saying goodbye to 2013 feels bittersweet. When we remember the crime and tragedies of the year, we tend to forget all the good things....
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Main Street Comeback: How Independent Stores are Thriving

Despite behemoths like Starbucks and Amazon, the number of independent bookstores, coffeeshops, and other businesses is growing. At the annual Business Alliance for Local Living...
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Girl’s Death Sparks Global ‘Pay it Forward’ Movement

Just three weeks ago, an 18-year-old girl in Erie, Pennsylvania named Alyssa Josephine O'Neill wanted to go to Starbucks with her mom but she...
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55 Customers ‘Pay It Forward’ for Next Car in Donut Line

A gesture by a customer at Heav’nly Donuts in Amesbury, Massachusetts triggered a chain reaction on Saturday that led to a lot of smiles. The...
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Young Millennials Spur Capitalism with a Conscience

It's capitalism with a conscience. Nordstrom recently opened a test store where all profits go to charity. Starbucks has three coffee shops where a...
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More Cafes Offer ‘Suspended Coffees’ for Helping Someone in Need

At select coffee shops around the world you can get your morning caffeine fix and at the same time do a kind deed for...
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Pay-It-Forward Chain Lasts 3 Hours at Canadian Coffee Shop

In a show of seasonal goodwill, coffee drinkers in line at a Winnipeg drive-through paid it forward for 228 customers in a row on...
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Strangers Pour It Forward

Tim Farber was handed a sandwich at a drive-through window and told that lunch was free. The motorist who arrived before him paid his...
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High-end Jewelry Made From AK-47s, for the Greater Good

To combat the devastation caused by illegal assault rifles in Africa's war zones, founder of Ethos water, Peter Thum, announced this week the launch...
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A Coffee Angel for Cancer Patients Inspires Detroit

Every Thursday morning around 10:30 Dan walks into a Starbucks in Metro Detroit, takes out a list and proceeds to order dozens of drinks....

Thank You Notes Change Man’s Life

An L.A. attorney who, for years, had experienced a lot of bad luck in his life heard an inner voice telling him to start...
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The 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Corporate Responsibility Magazine announced its 11th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List and this year the list includes a number of companies whose rankings...
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Monsanto Dumps Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone

After 5 years of declining sales and several legal setbacks, Monsanto has finally decided to dump recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH), thanks to...
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10 Most Inspiring Stories for 2008

These are some of top good news stories from last year that really tugged at the heartstrings. They were also ten of the most...
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Coffee Customers Pay It Forward Like Never Before

Even in these tough times, it is becoming "downright common" for Starbucks customers at this drive-thru window to pay the bill for the car...
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AT&T Offering Free Wifi for iPhone Users

AT&T has announced that they are now offering free Wi-Fi access to iPhone subscribers across the U.S. FREE AT&T Wi-Fi access is now...
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The Economic Sky is Falling: Can Positive Psychology Help?

Perhaps because New York City is the financial capital of the world, anxiety about the economy is everywhere. In Starbucks people sit grimly reading...

The World’s Most Ethical Companies

Kellogs, McDonald's, Starbucks and Nike are a few of the companies named to the 2008 list of World's Most Ethical Companies. Ethisphere magazine takes...