This post originally appeared on Bustle. By Rachel Sanoff While time may really be the only thing that can help you truly move on from a bad breakup, there are a lot of cathartic distractions that can ease your pain as you...
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In November 2014 Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding neighborhoods were in the midst of several nights of rioting and looting. But something happened during all of this. Something that didn't make many headlines -- a movement called "Paint for Peace."
What do you do every day at work and why? If your answer is more than a couple sentences, your career isn't simple. But, even if you're wildly ambitious, it can be. At least most of the time.
We may be laying bricks every day, but if we can envision the cathedral and move through our days with intention and passion, we are living our best life.
Over the duration of its two seasons, ABC’s family comedy, “Fresh Off The Boat” ― the first television show about an Asian-American family in over 20 years ― has continually asked complicated questions about the Asian-American experience in a country that prefers cultural assimilation over true integration and...
Christina Horne. 23. Just graduated from USC. Beautiful. Full of life. Incredible family. A zillion spectacular friends. Moving full-steam ahead. A month into her first 'real' job. Goes to the doctor and finds out she has MS. Fast-forward three years later. She's being honored by the California MS Society...
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Diane Grover is an incredible mom. Her youngest child, MaryEllen, was born in 2005 with Down Syndrome. Diane learned all too quickly that she would have to lobby for her child.
As modern options increase as quickly as Google search results, decisional procrastination can debilitate our workdays.
I'm famous amongst my friends for bashing social media. Normally I believe Facebook is nothing more than a place where people dump useless crap--like political views and disgusting videos. Let's target political views for a second. I always hate seeing them because they quickly turn into a blood bath. We...
Sheryl Crow thought that she would be the last person to be diagnosed with breast cancer. But in 2006, a routine mammogram revealed otherwise.
When voters go to the polls this November, they won’t only be making critical decisions about who represents them in the White House, Congress and state and local offices. In a number of states, the people will vote on the humane treatment of animals—deciding whether to adopt policies...
Francesco Clark and Mark Reay understand adversity in a way that others may not. In this premier episode of the new HooplaHa original series "Stories That Inspire", Francesco Clark, President of Clark's Botanicals and a quadriplegic, talks with actor, photographer, and model, Mark Reay about his past homelessness and together they share the positive side of adversity! Clark's Botanicals was born when founder and president, Francesco Clark, suffered major central nervous system injuries when he accidentally dove into the shallow end of a swimming pool, unable to walk again. With a 19 percent chance to live, the odds were not in his favor, but that didn't deter his motivation. "My life didn't just go on.. it got better", said Clark. Mark Reay, who was a featured subject on 60 Minutes and in the award-winning documentary Homme Less, speaks out about the six years when his home was a rooftop in New York City's East Village... after going broke living the fast life of a fashion photographer in the South of France. Mark Reay's advice to us all is to "give to others." Living on a rooftop didn't stop Mark Reay from volunteering his time to others and in fact, winning awards for his efforts. Together, Francesco and Mark share their stories of adversity and the obstacles they've faced in overcoming them. And they teach us that with courage, strength, and determination anything is possible! This video was produced by Lucia Nazzaro, shot by John Houghton and William Trotta, designed and edited by Denis Troi. To see Francesco Clark's incredible personal story click here and to see more inspiring videos like this, check out our YouTube Channel, Facebook page, and HooplaHa...
In 1983, the late Fred Cordova of the Filipino American National Historical Society wrote a book called Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans, a pictorial essay that documented the history of Filipinos in America from 1763 to 1963. He used the word “forgotten” to highlight that Filipino...
This post originally appeared on Bustle. By KRUTIKA PATHI Growing up in America with an Iranian mother who, after an arranged marriage, came to this country with no agency to pursue an education, I realized how difficult it can be to navigate...
I'm not okay with that. My body doesn't need to be desirable to others, but I'll be damned if I'm supposed to think that without a shirt I'm an offensive looking human or that it's rebellious to think my body is okay as it is.
From the moment we are born, we begin to age. When we hear the term “aging,” many of us hear a synonym for “decline” when we should be hearing change. A child does not fear getting older. A child welcomes aging, knowing...
Here’s a fun little experiment to take your mind off of this year’s seemingly never-ending election campaign: take a walk around your block, and ask everyone you meet if they know how to keep their hearts healthy. Chances are, you’ll get accurate answers addressing everything from...
Asked to explain his political views, Theodor Geisel -- better known as Dr. Seuss -- once said that he was "against people who push other people around." Were he alive today, he would surely be using his sharp pen to make fun of Donald Trump.
The oldest millennials, born in 1981 according to Pew Research Center, just hit undeniable adulthood. And, at age 35, they should have it together. Yet research and the media alike paint Generation Y as lost, poor, heavily in debt, apolitical and unemployed.
Every other year from when I was two until I was 16 we went home to Ireland to visit relatives during the summer. The drive from the airport to my grandma's farmhouse took a few hours. I always remember the crackle of the car tires hitting the small stones in...