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2016 Resolutions: Time for an Update?

109 Days ago

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you're like most people, your New Year's resolutions for everything from losing weight and quitting smoking to saving more and spending less aren't as compelling as they were at the end of December. For many of us, these nebulous goals are abandoned within the first two weeks of January. If you're thinking about giving up, why not consider revising your goals to include something just as healthy and positive, but with more far-reaching impact, such committing to donate your time and money throughout the year? According to United Health Group, when you give of yourself you got an increased sense of purpose and decreased stress levels. In layman's terms: Giving feels good. And feeling better can foster a whole set of positive habits, including taking care of your physical and financial health. For those interested in making a job change in 2016, a LinkedIn study reveals that almost half of prospective employers view volunteering just as important as paid work experience. A great way to get started is by visiting UniversalGiving. UniversalGiving's website (www.universalgiving.org) offers opportunities to give back globally. For as little as $10, you can buy mosquito nets to protect children from contracting malaria, or buy food and books for families in need. Or, if you have time to volunteer, you can choose from opportunities in more than 100 countries, including tutoring children in Ethiopia or working with locals in Thailand to preserve that country's elephant habitat. Every dollar you donate through UniversalGiving goes directly to the cause you select. UniversalGiving is able to do this because it covers its administrative expenses through fees it earns consulting to Fortune 500 companies on their volunteer and giving programs. UniversalGiving thoroughly vets every partner organization using a 24-stage Quality Model. This unique system makes sure that your funds will go to the right place and make the biggest difference. "Real change happens through one-on-one connection. If one person can connect with another and increase their compassion and respect for others, then we are on our way to a world that recognizes, and lives, peace," said UniversalGiving Founder and CEO Pamela Hawley. Now this is a resolution we can all feel good about. For more information, visit www.universalgiving.org.

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