A Better World today announced Mindful Coloring, a new feature that encourages both fun and stress reduction. This popular trend, which experts say promotes relaxation, is now available for all players of A Better World, a popular social game on Facebook that rewards players for doing good deeds while helping to raise money and awareness for charities.

Players can color a variety of positive and festive imagery in a way that focuses attention and helps them stay in the present moment. The feature is designed to be fun and colorful while also having a calming effect. Experts have found that mindful coloring can be a good alternative to meditation. Coloring pages are available for free to all players, and specialty holiday packs can be purchased separately.

“We’re so excited to bring mindfulness into A Better World in such a fun and relaxing way. Especially during the busy holiday season, mindfulness can reduce stress and help us live in the present moment. Coloring is also great fun, and we can’t wait to see what our players come up with,” said A Better World Chief Product Officer Gregory Hansell.

Mindful Coloring is just one of the uplifting activities players can do in A Better World. A Better World is an uplifting, virtual world game that encourages positive actions, positive thinking, and social causes to brighten the world. A Better World rewards players for doing good in the real and virtual worlds. The more good players do in the game, the more Do-Good Gold and Positive Power they gain, which lets them customize their experience. A Better World’s social impact mechanics are based on sound Positive Psychology science that shows when you do good, you feel good. Learn more at Facebook.com/ABetterWorld.

A Better World is currently raising funds to develop a mobile version of the game, as well as translate A Better World and share it across the globe. Accredited investors can go to ABetterWorld.com/Investor to learn more.

About A Better World: 
A Better World is a social game on Facebook that encourages doing good deeds while helping to raise money and awareness for charities. Over 40 million good deeds have been done in A Better World by more than 4 million people in over 100 countries. Find out more at ABetterWorld.com.


BetterWorldians Radio today announced that John McConnell, founder and President of Cristo Rey Philadelphia, is a featured guest on the online show and podcast (BetterWorldiansRadio.com). BetterWorldians Radio inspires listeners with the people and ideas that are making the world a better place.

McConnell told listeners how his own excellent education inspired him to find a way to offer the same opportunity to young people in need in Philadelphia. Cristo Rey is a network of 32 college preparatory high schools, serving more than 10,000 students across the United States. Students take part in a rigorous academic program, as well as a Corporate Work Study Program, that provides students with real world work experiences and funds the majority of their education. At Cristo Rey Philadelphia, 100% of students were accepted into a four year college.

McConnell expressed gratitude for the hard work of many individuals and organizations that serve Cristo Rey students. “Cristo Rey is a pretty extensive collaboration of a lot of different entities in Philadelphia, all for the purpose of doing good for these kids,” said McConnell.

BetterWorldians Radio is co-hosted by the family team that created the popular social game on Facebook called A Better World. It rewards players for doing good deeds while helping to raise money and awareness for charities. Co-host Ray Hansell announced that Cristo Rey Philadelphia is the Charity Partner of the Month in A Better World for the month of September. When players complete 250,000 good deeds in the game, the Hansell family will release funds to provide transportation to work study programs for Cristo Rey Philadelphia students.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Cristo Rey Philadelphia to help give students in need a chance at a brighter future. Cristo Rey is offering a glimpse of a better world for students who otherwise wouldn’t see it,” said Hansell.

Listen to the episode featuring John McConnell and more at BetterWorldiansRadio.com.

About BetterWorldians Radio: 
BetterWorldians Radio is an online show and podcast available at BetterWorldians.com. BetterWorldians Radio is brought to you by the 501(c)(3) BetterWorldians Foundation and is co-hosted by the family team that created the popular social game on Facebook called A Better World. BetterWorldians Radio is produced in Wayne, PA.

About A Better World: 
A Better World is a social game on Facebook that encourages doing good deeds while helping to raise money and awareness for charities. Over 40 million good deeds have been done in A Better World by more than 4 million people in over 100 countries. Find out more at ABetterWorld.com.

About John McConnell: 
Mr. McConnell is the head of the school’s leadership team and represents Cristo Rey to the Philadelphia community. He retired as a partner at the management consulting firm Deloitte in order to lead the founding of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School. Mr. McConnell is a graduate of Georgetown University and earned a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

About Cristo Rey Network: 
As the largest network of high schools in the United States whose enrollment is limited to low-income youth, the Cristo Rey Network delivers a distinctive approach to inner-city education that equips students with the knowledge, character, and skills to transform their lives. From freshman year, Cristo Rey schools establish a culture of high-expectations by blending rigorous academics, four years of professional work experience, Catholic moral values, and support for students to and through college. Cristo Rey Philadelphia opened in 2012.

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By: Linda Stein

With his parents, Ray and MarySue, Gregory Hansell, who has a background in technology, nonprofit organizations and business, started the the Facebook game “A Better World” that showcases people’s good deeds in 2010. Instead of raising virtual farm animals or killing imaginary space invaders, “we wanted to unleash that power for good,” said Gregory Hansell, 38, the chief product officer, who lives in Wayne, with his wife, Samantha and two young children.

The family was sitting in the Great American Pub trying to come up with a name for the game, when Gregory Hansell said, “We need a name that makes it sound like we’re trying to make it a better world, because that’s what we’re doing. And my dad said, ‘Well, how about A Better World?’ And, ding, that was it.”

Read the full interview: http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2016/08/31/main_line_suburban_life/life/doc57c59a97e0f87015547086.txt?viewmode=fullstory



WAYNE, PA (PRWEB) AUGUST 01, 2016

BetterWorldians Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was recently founded by the Hansell family, creators of the for-profit social game on Facebook called A Better World. BetterWorldians Foundation has a mission to make the world a better place by encouraging the best in everyone. BetterWorldians Foundation focuses on promoting positive thinking, positive values, and positive actions.

“At a time with so much negativity and conflict, the world needs to shine a light on all the positive things that are being done in the world. BetterWorldians Foundation focuses on planting flowers rather than pulling weeds. We believe that bringing attention to all the kindness, positivity, and charity being done in the world can encourage a common culture of empathy, respect, and decency. We will highlight many areas of goodness, including altruism, wellbeing, philanthropy, and faith and spirituality, just to name a few,” said BetterWorldians Foundation CEO, Gregory Hansell.

BetterWorldians Foundation promotes its message through BetterWorldians Radio, a podcast that features the people and ideas that are making the world a better place. BetterWorldians Radio recently released a special episode called “Best of BetterWorldians Stories,” which features several of the non-profit founders included in BetterWorldians Radio’s more than one hundred episodes.

“On BetterWorldians Radio, we feature guests who are impacting millions of lives, as well as less well known people who are making a big difference in their own corner of the world. We’ve chatted with non-profits such as World Vision, Operation Warm, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, as well as experts, authors, and entrepreneurs like Dr. Stephen Post, Dr. Robert Emmons, and Tom Ziglar. We want to be the voice of positivity to uplift our listeners and remind them of all the good being done in the world,” said Chief Operating Officer MarySue Hansell.

BetterWorldians Foundation is asking for donations to support the BetterWorldians Radio podcast, as well as future projects such as articles, videos, and blogs.

Go to BetterWorldians.com to donate, listen to the podcast, and learn more.

About BetterWorldians Foundation:
BetterWorldians Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to make the world a better place by encouraging the best in everyone. BetterWorldians Foundation promotes this message through BetterWorldians Radio, an uplifting podcast that features the people and ideas that are making the world a better place. Learn more at BetterWorldians.com.

About A Better World:
A Better World is a social game on Facebook that encourages doing good deeds while helping to raise money and awareness for charities. Over 40 million good deeds have been done in A Better World by more than 4 million people in over 100 countries. Find out more at ABetterWorld.com.


By: MarySue Hansell, A Better World

I'm an Entrepreneur and a Businesswoman, but the titles I'm most proud of are Mom and Grandmom —Mom to three grown successful children and MeeMee to five adorable grandkids.

Like most Moms, I'm very concerned about how today's fast-paced world is affecting all of us, especially our kids. We're all worried about the lack of kindness displayed on the Internet, in the schoolyards, and on the playgrounds. You hear so much about bullying with teens and younger kids. We all get exposed to too much violence, especially on TV and even in games. Our children are also used to getting so much more than we ever did, and so we find ourselves wondering how do we teach kids today how to be grateful for what they have and learn how to give to others.

How can we as adults reflect positive values to our children and show them ways to be kind, be grateful, and help others? What's a good way to teach positive values that avoids in-one-ear-out-the-other lecturing, that will get their attention and maybe even be fun?

Well this is the challenge my husband Ray, son Gregory, and I tackled. We wanted a new way to give back and make a difference in the world by addressing these problems so we put our heads together and brainstormed a solution.