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Elyse Gorman

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15 Damaging Myths About Life We Should All Stop Believing

Elyse Gorman | December 20, 2014 | Healthy Living
When you're grappling with a problem or lacking clarity, learn to lean into your soul and trust the wisdom it provides to you -- often in the form of a gut feeling, serendipitous sign or a spontaneous "aha!" moment.
Yaniv Aviran

Why The Hell Do I Deserve This?

Yaniv Aviran | December 19, 2014 | Impact
I don't think I would have had the time to study what I've always wanted, start my own business, travel the world, give lectures in lots of different places and publish a children's book, without knowing that the most limited thing I've got is my time here on earth.
Madison Zavala

How I Turned a Traumatic Accident Into an Opportunity to Help

Madison Zavala | December 19, 2014 | Good News
I was at school that day, so I wasn't part of the accident, and part of me has always felt some guilt about that. Thankfully, my family survived, but it was a traumatic time for all of us. After hearing about Kershaw's Challenge, I thought about how I could turn the accident into something positive and help other people in the process.
Kathy Radigan

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Growing Up and Out of Santa

Kathy Radigan | December 19, 2014 | Parents
I'm feeling a little wistful this year because I fear that it may be the last Christmas that we have a true believer in our family. Our youngest child is 9 and in the fourth grade. I was a year younger when I found out that there was no such thing as Santa. Or as I remember it, the day I took my first step into adulthood.
Nico Pitney

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Nurse Has Helped Thousands Of Homeless Pregnant Women Rebuild Their Lives

Nico Pitney | December 19, 2014 | Impact
Martha Ryan's clients are society's most vulnerable women. They are pregnant and they are homeless. Virtually all were born into poverty, and many are battling addiction or are victims of domestic violence. And yet these women achieve extraordinary results. Over 90 percent of their high-risk pregnancies result in healthy...
Catherine Naja

The Unexpected Gift I Got From My Kids This Christmas

Catherine Naja | December 19, 2014 | Parents
This absolute sense of joy and trusting belief so emblematic of the littlest among us is both powerful and inspiring. It's the stuff we should all be grasping for, something we'd all benefit from tapping into now and then.
Maggie Van Ostrand

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A Higher Calling

Maggie Van Ostrand | December 19, 2014 | Good News
Once upon a time just a few years ago, a little pine tree stood in the deep forest, isolated and naked. He wondered aloud why he was so small and skinny while a big pine tree standing just several feet away had so many full and lusty branches.
Nico Pitney

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This Awesome 16-Year-Old Wants To Be The Youngest African American Chess Grandmaster

Nico Pitney | December 19, 2014 | Black Voices
There were plenty of signs that 16-year-old Joshua Colas was a chess prodigy. "He told me one day, 'Daddy, I can play you blindfolded,'" his father Guy Colas recounted to The Huffington Post. "And I said, 'You sure? I've never seen you practice.'" Joshua was right; he could not only...
Amy Wilks

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Dedicated Crossing Guard Gets a Delightful Christmas Surprise

Amy Wilks | December 18, 2014 | Good News
As we continue to experience these last few days of 2014, may we each make a promise to continue to give our love and support to those around us not just during the holidays, but each and every day throughout all of the coming years.
Peter Diamandis

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Evidence of Abundance 21: Affordable Airfare Plummeting Price of Air Travel

Peter Diamandis | December 18, 2014 | Good News
In 1980, it cost just under $600 to take a round-trip flight within the United States. Just 30 years later, that fare has been slashed nearly in half.
Jacob Devaney

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Global Meditation Celebrates World Spirit Day on December 21

Jacob Devaney | December 18, 2014 | Good News
The solstice reminds us of our connection to the dance of the planets and seasons. It is a time for family and gathering to to celebrate and give thanks.
Allison Tate

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Help Me Find the Heroes Our Kids Can Believe In

Allison Tate | December 18, 2014 | Parents
I feel like I need to find people to hold up for my children and say: This is the kind of person I hope you are, the kind of men and women I hope you will grow up to be. Right now, that seems like a tall order.
Arianna Huffington

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Looking Back at 9 Years of The Colbert Report (VIDEO)

Arianna Huffington | December 18, 2014 | Media
Today, as The Colbert Report airs its final episode, I'm looking back with gratitude on nine years of great television. I loved being on the show several times, discussing everything from my Greek accent to self-sabotage to the obnoxious roommate living in my head. Here are some of my favorite moments on The Colbert Report over the years.
Susie Moore

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How a Pair of Gloves Changed How I Feel About Everything

Susie Moore | December 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
I refused. But she would not take no for an answer. She said they were only a couple of dollars and that I needed them more than she did. To really convince me, she said, "I have plenty of pairs, really -- please."
Mama Bean

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Little Girls Hate Mud

Mama Bean | December 18, 2014 | Parents
My kid is brilliant. She is hilarious and kind and sensitive. She is joyous and loving and full of life. And none of these things have anything to do with the fact that she has a vulva.
Doug A. Sandler

Pay It Forward in a Take-It-All-World

Doug A. Sandler | December 18, 2014 | Good News
Don't ask, do. When you hear a need, put on your cape and play superhero, without hesitation. You may not realize it, but you are making the world a better place to live one to-do at a time.
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

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Why I Don't Miss My Breasts Anymore

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg | December 18, 2014 | Women
Shortly after my double mastectomy 12 years ago, my oncologist asked me how I felt about losing my breasts. I told him I was sad and afraid I would feel this way forever. "How you feel will keep evolving," he said.
Patricia Crisafulli

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Going the Distance: Passion Propels Cyclist Despite Rare Genetic Condition

Patricia Crisafulli | December 18, 2014 | Fifty
About 35 miles into a 60-mile brisk ride with friends, Daryl, who was 54 at the time, struggled to keep up with his companions as he cycled up a small hill. "I got winded and heard myself wheezing," he recalls.
Jennifer Ball

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8 Years a Divorcee: 8 Things I'd Tell My Freshly Divorced Self

Jennifer Ball | December 19, 2014 | Divorce
I wish I could go back in time and let Newly Divorced Jenny know that things were going to be okay. I'd sit down with that terrified, sad woman, make her a dirty martini (which she didn't know would become our favorite cocktail) and tell her what I've learned.
Tia Johnson

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How to End 2014 With a Bang: 101 Ways to Ring in the New Year!

Tia Johnson | December 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
Below is a list I created largely based on experiences I had and questions I have asked of friends. Some of the suggestions below are solely for the holiday season leading up to the new year, while other suggestions can be applied throughout the year.
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