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Warren Cassell, Jr.

Be Courageous Because Nothing Else Pays

Warren Cassell, Jr. | April 24, 2014 | Teen
It's no different whenever you want something in life: You need to ask for what you want. Simply having the courage to ask people for what you want can change your life, but it's unfortunate that so many of us fail to be courageous.
Amy L. Freeman


The Moment Lost in a Smile Withheld

Amy L. Freeman | April 24, 2014 | Good News
I wondered what has happened to her, what people have said (or not said) to or near her, words or glances that have torn at her soul so deeply that she expects nothing but scorn.
Tony Posnanski


To the Mother Who Held Her Crying Daughter

Tony Posnanski | April 24, 2014 | Parents
I noticed your table early in the night. I saw you and your husband. I also saw your two kids. You looked unhappy. When I walked by the table, there was no eye contact. I got concerned that we screwed something up.
John Kinnear


A Letter to Pre-Dad Me

John Kinnear | April 24, 2014 | Parents
You are going to fail so beautifully at so many things in the next four years, but your love for your family will not fail you once. It will pick you up. It will straighten your path. It will make you whole again.
Alexander Kjerulf


Top 10 Bad Excuses for Not Quitting That Job You Hate

Alexander Kjerulf | April 24, 2014 | Business
These excuses may sound like the voice of sanity, offering perfectly good reasons why it is in fact better to stay and endure that bad job just a little longer, but look a little closer and they may not really hold up.
Sue Shanahan


Grandchildren: A Shift in Focus

Sue Shanahan | April 24, 2014 | Good News
My first grandchild, Cameron John Shanahan, was born on April 8, 2014. I was looking forward to his arrival from the moment my son, Brian, and his wife, Pam, told me they were expecting.
Allie Smith


15 Things I'm Aware of as the Mother of a Son With Autism

Allie Smith | April 24, 2014 | Parents
I know there's some really bad stuff that goes along with having a child with autism. But I'm also aware that there's an abundance of gratitude, support, grace, hope, happiness, acceptance and love in our life thanks, in part, to autism.
Emily Bracken


A Letter From the Love You Haven't Met Yet

Emily Bracken | April 24, 2014 | Women
I made eyes at you once on the subway. I saw you across the room at a party. I swiped you right on Tinder. But it's not our time yet. And I know you're wondering why.
Rob Greenfield

Lessons Learned From a Year Without Showering

Rob Greenfield | April 24, 2014 | Green
So how does a regular showering guy end up going 365 days and counting without taking a shower? It started with a long bike ride across America to promote sustainability and eco-friendly living.
Carly Reynolds

What I Learned From a Little Boy Who Fell Off His Horse

Carly Reynolds | April 23, 2014 | Good News
It's a blessing to get to watch these kids come week after week and master something they were struggling with the week previous or see the smiles on the parents' faces as their children go trotting around the arena.
Heather Mayer Irvine

Running Back to Boston

Heather Mayer Irvine | April 23, 2014 | Healthy Living
A weight has been lifted -- one I never knew I was carrying. My legs cry in pain every time I move, but my heart is lighter. The Boston Marathon hurt me last year. But that same great race made me stronger and gave me back my finish line. And with it, a new PR of 3:42:34.
Rachel Macy Stafford



Rachel Macy Stafford | April 23, 2014 | Parents
Sometimes I find myself sitting behind the wheel of the car thinking, Enough. But then something happens to pull me out of my negative abyss and set my head on straight.
Troy Campbell


Ask People About What They Love, Not What They Do

Troy Campbell | April 22, 2014 | GPS for the Soul
This one change has made conversations immediately livelier, deeper, and less awkward.
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis


Unexpected Moments

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | April 22, 2014 | Good News
We all know that life is not a destination, but a journey -- why not live it as such?
Marc Bekoff


Can Evolutionary Biology Tell Us What's Kinky?

Marc Bekoff | April 22, 2014 | TED Weekends
There have been observations of oral sex among nonhuman primates including baboons and bonobos. Bats too do it. In fruit-eating Indian flying foxes it's been shown that cunnilingus as foreplay is a major part of their sexual repertoire and that it makes sex last longer. Males get about an extra two seconds of penetration if they perform cunnilingus for 15 seconds before entering the female.
Chris Waddell

Celebrate the Survivors

Chris Waddell | April 22, 2014 | Good News
Just when you start to feel comfortable in the race, there always seems to be a hill at around somewhere between mile 18 and 22, that forces you to question why you ever thought running a marathon was a good idea.
Dylan Armajani


Thank You, Boston

Dylan Armajani | April 22, 2014 | Good News
Ever since I started running I've made it a point to say "thank you" to every course marshal that points me in the right direction, volunteer that hands me a glass of cool water, spectator that cheers for me, and police officer that allows me safe passage through an intersection.
Terry Lyons


Join Us in Boston

Terry Lyons | April 22, 2014 | Sports
A million spectators and 36,000 runners Monday turned the page and brought some closure to this terrible tragedy which lives on in our hearts and souls and comes forth through our tears and broken voices.
Arianna Huffington


A Conversation With Eckhart Tolle

Arianna Huffington | April 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
In 2008 Oprah and the spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle held a number of conversations as part of their Web series Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth. Now they're bringing those episodes to television for the first time, Sundays at noon on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. Since my new book Thrive is concerned with many of the same questions, I asked Tolle about the series, why this is a conversation we as a society need to have now, and the moment he knew he needed to change his life. Here's our conversation.
Caitlin Corcoran

My Boyfriend's Brilliant Idea Took Us Straight to President Obama

Caitlin Corcoran | April 22, 2014 | Good News
Late last week, my boyfriend devised a plan to meet President Obama using poster board and spray paint. And it worked.
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