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8 Ways Forgiveness Is Good For Your Health

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | October 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
In an era of lawsuits, it can sometimes seem like forgiveness is a concept from biblical times. But a wealth of research suggests we should apply the act to our daily lives because it may hold a myriad of health benefits. Forgiveness is the act of consciously deciding...

Why Madonna Badger Doesn't Blame God For The Loss Of Her 3 Children (VIDEO)

Lynn Okura | October 24, 2014 | OWN
On Dec. 25, 2011, the unthinkable happened to Madonna Badger, an advertising agency owner and mother of three. A fire tore through her Connecticut home early Christmas morning and took the lives of her young daughters -- 9-year-old Lily and 7-year-old twins Sarah and Grace -- and her...

Town Holds Early Halloween, Christmas For Boy With Cancer Who Has Just Weeks To Live

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | October 24, 2014 | Good News
This town made a bit of a change to their yearly holiday routine for one very special little boy. Ethan Van Leuven, a 4-year-old from West Jordan, Utah, has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a form of cancer, since he was 22 months old, according to his...

When It Comes To Matters Of The Heart, Mindfulness Can Help

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | October 24, 2014 | Healthy Living
It pays to listen to your heart after all. A recent study from Brown University, which explored the potential connection between a person's sense of mindfulness and their cardiovascular health, found that those who are more aware of their feelings in the present moment also benefit from a...

This Reunion Of Kids And Their Missing Cat Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | October 24, 2014 | Good News
This mom's surprise for her kids definitely did not go unappreciated. A video uploaded to YouTube captures the moment a mom, Sheryl M., reunited her kids with their 13-year-old cat that had been missing for more than two months. The kids so overcome with emotion, they can barely...

Tough Cop Adopts 2 Brothers, Rescues Them From Abusive Home

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | October 25, 2014 | Impact
Jack Mook may have a tough exterior, but make no mistake -- the Pittsburgh police detective has a heart of gold. On Sept. 16, the 45-year-old bachelor officially became the adoptive father to 15-year-old Josh and 11-year-old Jessee, Trib Total Media reported. Unfortunately, the two brothers had lived...

Widower Dines Alone, Except For Photo Of Late Wife

Yagana Shah | October 24, 2014 | Fifty
It's never easy dining out alone -- but one man has found the perfect, sweetest way to ensure he never feels lonely. Twitter user Madina Bashizadah posted this heartbreaking picture earlier this week of an older widower having a meal at In-N-Out Burger -- with a photo of...

This Mesmerizing Photo Series Captures The Regal Beauty Of Aging Dogs

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | October 24, 2014 | Good News
This photographer proves that man's best friend gets even better with age. Pete Thorne, a 35-year-old photographer from Toronto, is a big fan of puppies but thought it was time to give their older counterparts a shot at the spotlight. So he created, "Old Faithful...

Daily Meditation: Movement

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | October 24, 2014 | 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 scene from Matthew Bourne's "Swan Lake" production. Playful, buoyant and evocative, let the scene...

Gabrielle Bernstein On Finding Love After An Enormous Loss (VIDEO)

Lynn Okura | October 24, 2014 | OWN
Four years ago, 25-year-old Eli suffered a tragic loss when his brother and father passed away within six months of one another. As he tries to move forward with his life, he finds himself gravitating towards unhealthy relationships. Hoping to end this cycle and find a meaningful partnership with a...

Here's How Study Breaks Boost Learning

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | October 24, 2014 | Science
Students in school are rarely given opportunities to rest and reflect on the knowledge they've acquired, but a new study suggests that giving the mind a little targeted downtime could be a highly effective way to boost learning. The brain mechanisms that are engaged when the mind is resting...

Nearly A Third Of Americans Would Choose To Improve Their Career Over Their Health Or Relationships

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | October 24, 2014 | Healthy Living
Strengthening our social bonds, bettering our well-being and investing in quality experiences are usually hallmarks for a happy life -- but for some adults, the office takes top priority. Nearly a third of Americans say that an improvement in their career and finances would make them happier than a boost...

US Hockey Fans Sing 'O, Canada' In Gorgeous Show Of Compassion For Ottawa

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | October 23, 2014 | Good News
These hockey fans came together in a beautiful show of support for a country and its citizens at a time when they needed it most. While the Canadian national anthem isn't usually played during hockey games between American teams, a singer performed "O, Canada" at Wednesday's NHL game...

These Animals With Pumpkins Are Adorable, But The Threats They Face Are Not

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | October 23, 2014 | Green
The Philadelphia Zoo is getting festive! For the first two weekends in October, the zoo celebrates its annual Beast Feast by giving pumpkins to its animal inhabitants. The adorable photos from this year's event show the zoo animals playing with and munching on their special...

This Man Left Behind A Beautiful Legacy In Letters For Wife And Daughter To Find After His Death

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | October 23, 2014 | Good News
This man's presence and love will never be forgotten by his family, even after his death. Mitchell Whisenhunt, 26, of Longview, Texas, battled Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue, for more than four years, according to a his fundraising page....

Men Try On 'Sexy' Halloween Costumes, Acknowledge How Ridiculous They Are

Avery Stone | October 23, 2014 | Women
Every Halloween, a host of costumes are marketed as "sexy" for women. There's the sexy nun, the sexy firefighter, the sexy Girl Scout -- the list goes on and on. But what would happen if men tried these "sexy" costumes on for size? Well, now you...

Daily Meditation: One With Nature

Antonia Blumberg | October 23, 2014 | 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 song by The Beatles off The White Album. The song asks us to imagine...

The Heartbreaking Lesson Madonna Badger Learned After Losing Her 3 Daughters In Christmas Fire (VIDEO)

Lisa Capretto | October 24, 2014 | OWN
Christmas Eve 2011 was a picture-perfect evening for advertising agency owner and mother of three Madonna Badger. Her three daughters -- 9-year-old Lily and 7-year-old twins Sarah and Grace -- decorated their Connecticut home. Badger's mother, Pauline, baked apple pie. Her father, Lomer, was in good spirits after...

This Husky Is Really Spooked By A Fake Rat

Avery Stone | October 23, 2014 | Weird News
Halloween is nearly upon us, and the spirit of the scare is in everyone -- especially this husky dog. Our canine friend is remarkably spooked by this fake rat decoration, circling it warily and barking up a storm. But hey, we can't blame the pup for wanting to protect his...

What Butterflies Can Teach Us About Embracing Change

Sarah Klein | October 23, 2014 | Healthy Living
Few creatures endure a transformation like the caterpillar who becomes a butterfly. Certainly, as humans, we've all faced our share of changes, and we've undoubtedly come out the other side smarter and stronger. But some of the most trying shifts in life may still make us wish we could hide...
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