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Three Gratitude Lessons for K-8 Classrooms

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2016 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Social-emotional learning (SEL) uses an "outside-in" approach, teaching students skills that help them to work with their emotions in healthy ways and...

Living Vicariously Through Our Children

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.19.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I hope our children take a piece of us both, but mostly, when they reflect on their childhood, I want them to perceive it as laden with opportunities and support, and less of their parents vicariously living through them.

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

Pinellas Park Re-imagined

John Gascot | Posted 08.08.2016 | Arts
John Gascot

Known mainly for its equestrian facilities and happenings, the city of Pinellas Park sits at the heart of Pinellas County, Florida, the state's most d...

Cups for Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are acknowledging seven grantees whose innovative projects are inspiring participants to think about the futu...

Seven Reasons to Study Abroad in Eastern Europe

Becky Hayes | Posted 06.01.2016 | Travel
Becky Hayes

When I was a junior at the University of Vermont, I told my study abroad adviser only two things; I'll go anywhere in the world, but it has to be cheap. As student loans began piling up, my parents were less than enthused about the prospect of spending even more money on a trip abroad.

Should We Just Get Over It?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

What matters is that the individual himself accept the time and energy needed to metabolize and integrate the psychic change in order to continue with life in the present.

4 Activities To Inspire Awe

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Awe isn't always a comforting feeling -- sometimes it can be downright frightening -- but it's a powerful way to cut through the monotony and see things in a new light. We hope that the awe exercises on Greater Good in Action will be a useful starting point as you aspire to make your life more "awesome."

The Best Thing I Can Give To My Introverted Son

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com On weekdays, my son Felix hits the wall at five o’clock. It’s cocktail hour, when the afternoon slips ...

Teepa Snow on Planning Activities to Enrich the Lives of People with Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 02.26.2017 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Entertainment and other activities are essential for the well-being of people with Alzheimer's. They can make the difference between a deadly boring day of staring at the floor and a rich sense of purpose and contentedness.

The Future of Travel is Local

TJ Sassani | Posted 11.13.2016 | Travel
TJ Sassani

What is really interesting is that this desire to seek out unique, authentic experiences is not limited to going abroad. People are actively trying out new experiences in their own home cities, even if they do not think of it as tourism in the traditional sense.

12 Things Not to Miss In Zanzibar

College Tourist | Posted 09.23.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

There are fewer African names more attractive and magical than Zanzibar. Turquoise sea, palm-packed beaches, timeless fishing villages and the smell of exotic spices make Zanzibar a magical and unique travel destination.

13 Ways to Keep Love Alive

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

While it is impossible to prevent stale moments from occurring, it is possible to strengthen the substance of a relationship in a way that minimizes their impact and diminishes their frequency to a significant degree.

6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

On a hot summer day, very little is quite as appealing as your local swimming pool. Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for children a...

America's 13 Best Amusement Parks That Aren't Six Flags

Thrillist | Posted 05.01.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

Six Flags have pretty much dominated the hearts, minds, and queasy stomachs of Americans since their inception back in 1962. So, in the interest of giving the spotlight to a bunch of other places (that also aren't Disneyland), we rounded up a list of some of the other best amusement parks this country has to offer.

12 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed At School

Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents

Parents want their children to succeed in life. And for 94 percent of parents polled by the Pew Research Center, prosperity includes going to college....

5 Fun and (Almost) Free Things to Do

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 03.11.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

If you're still in the "New Year, New You" mood, here are some hints for five fun, inexpensive activities to do that will improve your life. Try at least two of them before the end of the year.

5 Things You Can Do Immediately To Cope With Loneliness

Carol E Wyer | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

Why are men suffering more from loneliness? Simply put, women are better at aging than men. They are more likely to go to the doctor if they are ill and often enjoy cooking and socializing more than men do. They will chatter about problems or engage with others and are good at looking after themselves.

Crafting For Losers

Erica June | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Erica June

As a kid, I knit my Dad a 16-foot long scarf and then wondered why he never wore it. A ceramic tree I painted looked like a melted bong. When I became a mother, I couldn't wait to craft with my own girls. I thought, I'll be good at crafting now!

Yagana Shah

13 Things We Wish We Could Do Every Single Day Of Our Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty

Ever feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day? Yep, you're not alone. Here at Huff/Post50 we can't help but feel the older we get, the fast...

Time, Vacations and Routine: A Brief Meditation

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

In the practice of meditation we learn that the process of breathing grounds us in the body.

36 Un-Vegas Things to Do in Vegas

AskMen.com | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
AskMen.com

I'm delighted to announced that I made it out alive... but just barely. I kid, but it was intense, that's for sure. If you've been to Vegas, you understand.

Insanely Dangerous Hikes Around the Country

The Active Times | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Not only is weather a threatening factor, but also wildlife. If you plan on going on one of these 14 dangerous hikes, research, research, research. There is no such thing as being over prepared when you could potentially be put in a life-or-death situation.

Calling All Sherlocks! A New Game in Town

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

HintHunt is a new live escape game, the first of its kind in Paris, the city of medieval mystery and... baguettes. Exported from England after its imm...

WTF Is Tower Running?

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Stairclimbers be damned! The enthusiasts of this sport don't f*ck with that stationary bullshit. Instead, they take their fancy footwork up to the tallest towers in the world.