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6 Cliché Phrases That You'll Never Hear Me Say

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

As soon as a catastrophic injury like mine happens, people look to you for strength when they see that your life altering event didn't totally break you. But I'm not your typical motivator. And I don't spew your typical cliché advice.

Trend Alert: 6 Messaging Apps That Let Teens Share (Iffy) Secrets

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Facebook is still a go-to place for many things, such as wishing someone a happy birthday or stalking a crush. However, newer social apps make it easier, faster and more fun to capture and share fleeting moments -- sometimes anonymously.

5 New Directions When You Feel Lost

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Your intuition ultimately sends you down the correct path. Do not think of it as being lost. Think of it as a temporary pause on your journey during which you should follow nothing but your heart's desire.

Top Tips for Start-ups From Successful Entrepreneurs

Rana Florida | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

In this increasingly competitive world, entrepreneurs need all the tips and advice they can get. Here are some of the top tips for start-ups from successful start-ups.

Why Your Dialogue Is Terrible

G. Doucette | Posted 05.31.2014 | Books
G. Doucette

I'm not completely positive good dialogue writing can actually be taught, but since that would invalidate the entire point of this article I'm going to try and explain some of what makes that dialogue of yours bad, and what you can do to fix it.

How To Banish Negative Conversations

Laurie Gerber | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

Maybe your family or friends like to gossip. Or maybe they play misery poker about their ailments. I challenge you to be the one to set the tone of conversations.

6 Important Life Lessons From 'High School Musical'

Camryn Garrett | Posted 05.28.2014 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

While we're jamming out to our favorite songs and quoting the lines from our favorite characters many of us forget about the life lessons that infuse the films. The best place to look for them? The spectacular soundtrack, of course.

What 40-Year-Old Me Would Say to 25-Year-Old Me

The Unappreciated Pastor | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion
The Unappreciated Pastor

I was 25 when I became a senior pastor. That was 15 years ago. Time has gone by so quickly. I have been reminiscing about life in the ministry. In looking back I have come to the conclusion that it would have been great if there were a mentor in my life to prepare me for ministry.

A Rising Tide to Lift All Boats: Alex's Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Rising Tide Capital is a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization that helps aspiring but financially limited entrepreneurs to start and grow successful businesses.

Why, Yes! Your Doodles on Your Notebook are Basically the Same as the Commissions I Get For Portraits

Olivia Pepper | Posted 05.25.2014 | Comedy
Olivia Pepper

There's a certain kind of person that hears I'm an artist and responds, "Cool, I've taken some art classes." I usually bite my tongue, but it also mak...

Making Art? Getting Healthy? There Are Kids' Apps for That -- and More

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

There's a seemingly endless supply of apps for practicing math, vocabulary, grammar and other traditional school subjects. But you may be surprised to know what else kids can learn.

Online Dating: The 5 Steps to Take You From Disposable to Heartfelt Dating

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

Disposable dating seems to lead to an ultra-casualness, a bunch of people pretending that opening yourself up to the possibility of feeling rejection and disappointment is no big deal. In reality, it is extraordinarily brave to bundle up all of our confidences and insecurities in a Friday night outfit and put them on display for someone else.

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them -- Transportation

Anne M. Strick | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

What does a Transportation Coordinator do on a movie? "A lot of things. A lot", says JIM THORNSBERRY, who estimates he's done "at least fifty" movies...

WATCH: The Moment I Decided To Leave My Six-Figure Job To Pursue The Creative Life

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Steve Belanger, a former vice president at Time Inc. and now the host of "The Gamut with Steve Belanger," joined HuffPost Live to share why he left hi...

"Dear Larry" -- An Astrological Advice Column

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

This column is your chance to ask questions and receive practical answers. Please enjoy some recent questions I've received.

Find Yourself, Be Yourself, Sell Yourself

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Nate Holzapfel

Find out what makes you tick. What do you really like? Play it out in your mind and ask yourself, what would your perfect week look like? Be idealistic, dreams are achievable. You might be surprised.

Who's the Boss? My Daughter, Thank You Very Much

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

During a recent chat about her day over a game of Candy Land, my preschooler said, "Mommy, you have a lot of people at work that you have to talk to. Who's the boss?"

The Honest Toddler Guide To Tantrums

Honest Toddler | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents
Honest Toddler

There's a very dirty word commonly used to describe the mild outbursts of reasonable emotion that toddlers display from time to time. That word is TANTRUM.

Dear Family Whisperer: 'Sibling Prep 101'

Melinda Blau | Posted 05.15.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Everyone's been telling your daughter how much "fun" her little sister will be, but all she sees now is an uncoordinated blob who cries a lot and takes up your time.

11 Ways To Become Besties With Your Bartender

Food & Wine | Posted 05.12.2014 | Taste
Food & Wine

Here are a few easy tips to help you enchant the bejesus out of them.

The Unsolicited Advice I'm Glad I Took To Heart

Mary Novaria | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

I was almost run over crossing the street the other day. Near misses happen in my busy neighborhood with alarming frequency, but this one came perilously close to flattening me -- closer even than the day a motorcycle drove right up onto the sidewalk.

6 Things I Hope for My Granddaughter, My 'Jelly Bean'

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

For you, my Jelly Bean, are made of the finest sugar. You show up in all kinds of colors and flavors that warm my heart and soul. One smile and I'm taken in -- taken in like only a grandpa can experience. And so there are six things I hope for my dear Jelly Bean...

A Life Lesson From My Mom, From Whoopi Goldberg (VIDEO)

Posted 03.10.2014 | MarloThomas

When asked what the most valuable life lesson she’s ever learned, Whoopi Goldberg had a great answer. Whoopi’s mother told her, “If you're ok...

Why You Don't Have to Put Up With Cigarette Companies Targeting Your Kids

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Today, tobacco products are banned from commercials and smoking is on the decline. But don't be fooled. Tobacco companies still spend almost $10 billion a year on marketing. And most of that goes to programs that make cigarettes cheaper -- meaning more accessible to kids.

Dear Em & Lo: I Got My Period During Sex and Am Mortified

Em & Lo | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

You turned a little spill into a scene from "Carrie." He was nice about it, it sounds like he would have been happy to keep going and he continued to text you. But you? You freaked out, stopped responding to him and have probably been acting all weird at the office.