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Daily Meditation: True Faith

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | April 16, 2015 | Religion
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today's meditation features a rendition of New Order's 1987 "True Faith" performed by the Vitamin String...

Yoko Ono On John Lennon's Forgotten First Love -- Drawing

Priscilla Frank | April 16, 2015 | Arts
"He had a habit of just giving his art away to people," Yoko Ono softly explained, in a phone interview with The Huffington Post. "He was pretty generous about that." Yes, that humble "he" refers to John Lennon, the legendary singer, songwriter,...

Oprah's 'Cutest Baby Contest' Winners Are All Grown Up (VIDEO)

Lynn Okura | April 16, 2015 | OWN
Back in 1997, hundreds of thousands of hopeful moms and dads sent photos and home videos of their children to Oprah for "The Oprah Show's" first-ever Cutest Baby Contest. A panel of celebrity judges sorted through the submissions to choose the cutest of the bunch, giving away some...

These Happy Illustrations Are Here To Add A Little More Joy To Your Day

Lindsay Holmes | April 16, 2015 | Healthy Living
Admit it: There's no better feeling than total happiness. Joy doesn't just boost our emotions, it's also healthy for us. Research shows happiness is linked to a longer lifespan. There are multiple ways to get to that state of bliss, whether it's just a few minutes...

Everything You Wanted To Know About Stress, In One Place

Lindsay Holmes | April 16, 2015 | Healthy Living
Does meditation really work when we're anxious? (Yes.) Is work burnout normal? (No.) Is a little stress good for us? (Yes.) There are so many questions when it comes to experiencing and managing stress, it's hard to keep track of what works and what doesn't. That's why we've compiled our...

7 Steps To Finding Your True Purpose

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Yagana Shah | April 15, 2015 | Fifty
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com With average life expectancy now approaching 80, Americans can look forward to spending almost two decades enjoying retirement. That free time can seem heavenly at first—until the days stretch on. "[After] the honeymoon stage comes the disenchantment stage," says Dr. Sara Yogev, psychologist and author...

Girl Who Was Abused Writes Beautiful Note To Her Social Workers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | April 15, 2015 | Good News
A young girl used some powerful words to express her gratitude for those who helped her when she needed it most. After enduring abuse as an infant which eventually resulted in her inability to walk, Marie Surprenant was adopted out of foster care by social worker Michele Surprenant, when...

Jon Bon Jovi Is Helping Ensure At-Risk Kids, Seniors Affected By Hurricane Sandy Don't Go Hungry

The Associated Press | Kimberly Yam | April 15, 2015 | Impact
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi and local charities are opening an anti-hunger center in a section of the New Jersey shore devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The Jersey-born rocker and his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation announced plans Tuesday for the B.E.A.T. Center, which...

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors, Rescuers Mark 2nd Anniversary With Call For Kindness

AP | Kimberly Yam | April 16, 2015 | Good News
BOSTON (AP) -- The second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings brought together survivors and rescuers Wednesday as the city prepared to mark the day with a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness. With the plaintive wail of bagpipes in the background, Mayor...

Author Pico Iyer Had It All -- But Gained So Much More When He Left It Behind (VIDEO)

Lisa Capretto | April 16, 2015 | OWN
By the time he was 29 years old, Pico Iyer was living the life he had always dreamed of. Or so he thought. "I had that 25th-floor office four blocks from Times Square. I had a nice apartment on Park Avenue on 20th Street. I had this really exciting job...

Photo Of Boy After His 12th Surgery Goes Viral, Proves He Should Be Proud Of His Scars

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | April 15, 2015 | Good News
The Internet is helping to give a young boy a big boost in confidence. Carter Gentle of Farmington, Maine, was born with a congenital heart defect, and underwent a surgery to repair a pacemaker earlier this month. However, when the 7-year-old removed his bandages following surgery, he was unhappy...

The Spooky Experience Whoopi Goldberg Had While Working At A Funeral Home (VIDEO)

Lisa Capretto | April 15, 2015 | OWN
Well before Whoopi Goldberg won an Oscar for her portrayal of a psychic in the film "Ghost," she had an admittedly spooky real-life job working in a funeral home. "I did hair and makeup on dead people," she tells "Oprah's Master Class" in the above video....

Tight Hamstrings? This Simple Yogic Stretch Will Do The Trick -- No Matter How Inflexible You Are

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | April 15, 2015 | Healthy Living
You don't have to be super bendy to practice yoga. In fact, the less flexible you are, the more likely you need to incorporate yoga into your life (after all, it'll improve your bend-ability). In the video above, yogi Jules Mitchell demonstrates how...

Restaurant Hires Refugee Women To Break 'Vicious Cycle' Of Hiring Bias That Holds Them Back

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | April 15, 2015 | Impact
A restaurant is serving up some new opportunities for refugee and migrant women. Mazí Mas, a pop-up restaurant currently located at the Ovalhouse Theatre in London and founded by 28-year-old Nikandre Kopcke in 2012, offers employment and teaches valuable skills to women who are often overlooked in...

Why 'Calm Is The New Strong'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | April 14, 2015 | Healthy Living
It goes without saying that the hardest part of meditation is letting your circling thoughts come and go -- especially the worrisome ones. But it's well worth enduring that challenge, according to Pamela Peeke, M.D., author of Body for Life for Women. Peeke joined HuffPost Live host

#BringBackOurGirls Trends Online 1 Year After Abductions, Renews Push To Find Justice

Robbie Couch | April 14, 2015 | Impact
It's been one year since Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria, and the world refuses to forget about them. Topics like Chibok Girls and #BringBackOurGirls were trending on social media websites throughout Tuesday in recognition of the anniversary, with organizations and...

5-Year-Old Who Climbed 30 Feet Up Tree Gets Down Safely With A Little Encouragement From Firefighters

Kimberly Yam | April 14, 2015 | Good News
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Firefighters had to be called to help a 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy out of a tree after he climbed up 30 feet to see the inside of a squirrel nest. Mercedes Jones tells WJAC-TV (http://bit.ly/1PHqEaQ) her son, Landon, climbed the pine tree in Orchard Park in...

Cheery Robot Helps Kids Cope With Pain During Hospital Procedures

Kimberly Yam | April 14, 2015 | Good News
A delightful-looking robot called "MEDi," or Medicine and Engineering Designing Intelligence, is being used to help make doctor's visits less painful -- literally. The Alberta Children's Hospital in Canada purchased four of the MEDi robots earlier this year, CTV News reported. The bionic friends hang out with...

Why Your Best Thinking Always Seems To Happen In The Shower (VIDEO)

Lisa Capretto | April 14, 2015 | OWN
Have you ever felt like your best thinking happens while you're in the shower? It may seem like a relatively unusual place for brainstorming and introspection, but scientist and proponent of mindfulness Jon Kabat-Zinn says the location for these revelations actually makes perfect sense. What happens during these moments of...

Daily Meditation: Visionary

Antonia Blumberg | April 14, 2015 | Religion
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today's meditation features a TEDx talk by renowned spiritual teacher and author Marianne Williamson. In her...
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