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Pam Howard

5 Ways to Be Happier Today

Pam Howard | January 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
Next time you find yourself feeling down, pick one of these ideas and go for it. Odds are good you'll reap the benefits immediately with an increase in your happiness level regardless of the weather.
Jamie Davis Smith

Never Give Up: Overcoming Illness, Injury and International Moves to Become Tinkerbell on Ice

Jamie Davis Smith | January 30, 2015 | Good News
For all of the little girls out there who want to be ice skaters, Sasha says she wants them to stick with skating, no matter what.
Chrissy Kelly

When I Realized 'Delay' May Actually Mean 'Never' For Us

Chrissy Kelly | January 30, 2015 | Parents
I stopped setting the finish line so far out of reach and instead set it for the end of each and every day.
Cathy Chester

How A Single Lesson From An Extraordinary Teacher Impacted Me 40 Years Later

Cathy Chester | January 30, 2015 | Fifty
In my senior year of high school I had an extraordinary AP English teacher who not only ignited a deeper love of reading but also engaged my class in lengthy discussions about authors, painters and philosophers.
HooplaHa

Meet Sammy & Quinn: The Bashful Brothers of Life In The Dog House YouTube Series

HooplaHa | January 30, 2015 | Good News
Known as the "bashful brothers" of the Dog House, this week's episode gives you a sneak peek into the lives on Quinn and Sammy, who have tallied a wonderful 10 years together under the Dog House roof.
Cesar Millan

Engage in Thoughtful Playtime with Your Dog

Cesar Millan | January 30, 2015 | Good News
Although the moments we spend with our dogs may seem routine day in and day out, every moment is one that can be memorable.
Julia Schemmer

An Open Letter to the New House of Representatives (From a Teen)

Julia Schemmer | January 30, 2015 | Teen
When you empower the youth of the United States, you'll receive a bigger return on your investment than you can imagine. Let us speak. Let us learn. Let us be heard.
Rescue Idiot

Utah Officer Rescues Malnourished Puppy From Crime Scene

Rescue Idiot | January 30, 2015 | Good News
The puppy was brought to animal control by Detective Lynes, who said he couldn't get her out of his head since delivering her to animal control. After waiting the mandatory time span to see if the puppy was claimed, which she was not, the detective adopted her immediately and named her Daisy.
HooplaHa

Watch These Cute Animals Frolic in the Snow

HooplaHa | January 30, 2015 | Good News
Watch as a baby elephant, panda, penguins and horses frolic happily in the snow. It just might make you love winter that much more.
Ashley McDonald

How My Scars Changed The Way I See Beauty

Ashley McDonald | January 30, 2015 | Women
Now when I see someone else with large or noticeable scars, I think about his or her spirit. I think about how he or she experienced something that was difficult or even traumatic, and survived and is now flourishing. To me, that's the most attractive quality any person can possibly possess -- unfailing optimism, power, courage, strength of mind. To me, a scar is a beauty mark.
Pamela A. Hays

6 Well-Being Boosters to Kick Winter Blues by an Alaskan Psychologist

Pamela A. Hays | January 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
I work as a psychologist in a small Alaskan town where winters are long and many people, including myself, experience the winter blues. With my clients and in my own life, I use and recommend the following six strategies for increasing well-being year-round.
Brooke Metz

Why We Should Stop Saying Sorry So Often

Brooke Metz | January 30, 2015 | Good News
Not only do we devalue "sorry" when we use it unnecessarily, but we also devalue ourselves.
Brian Horn

The Dad with the Butterfly Tattoo

Brian Horn | January 29, 2015 | Parents
The tattoo tells the story of my journey with my son Jackson through the chrysalis of a butterfly (the butterfly is also the international symbol for Down syndrome).
Christine Carter

Dear New Mom...

Christine Carter | January 29, 2015 | Parents
You will grow into this relationship in your own way, and discover the art of parenting and caring for another soul in your own time with your own gifts to offer.
Lucy Cooke

Extraordinatory Photos and Story of Potty-Trained Sloth

Lucy Cooke | January 29, 2015 | Green
Sloths are famous for their eccentric bathroom habits, but this resident of a sanctuary in Suriname, really takes the... bidet.
Jennifer Lizza

Welcome Chaos

Jennifer Lizza | January 29, 2015 | Parents
I felt fear that we might never experience the chaos of everyday life with children, that our house might never be filled with laughter other than our own. I cried thinking I may never trip over a toy on my way to bed or have a teddy bear to pick up and put away.
Dominique Kane

LOOK: Australians Have the Cutest New Way to Celebrate Their National Holiday

Dominique Kane | January 29, 2015 | Travel
The canines were ready for the race in a variety of fancy dress outfits, ranging from patriotic Australian flag costumes to matching owner and dog superhero ensembles.
Susan Fishman

What Losing My Wedding Ring Made Me Realize About My Daughter

Susan Fishman | January 29, 2015 | Parents
When she's tested, when she's standing face-to-face with fear, these are the things I'd like to tell my girl to not only hold on to, but to OWN
Meredith McGee

5 Things You Need to Know When You Become a Special Needs Parent

Meredith McGee | January 29, 2015 | Parents
There's no pamphlet they hand out with tips for the newly-minted special needs parent. Here are a few things from my experience that I think you should know:
Rescue Idiot

Dachshund Born Without Front Legs Gets Wheelchair

Rescue Idiot | January 29, 2015 | Good News
Bubbles the dachshund was born without her two front legs, so her owners took it upon themselves to give her the opportunity to walk and play like never before.
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