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Authenticity

To Thine Own Self: The Psychology of Authenticity

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Some philosophers have argued that the desire to act in a way that is consistent with one's values and sense of self is linked to well-being. But others have argued that learning to express thoughts and feelings that obscure one's true inner state is an important adaptation for successful living. A team of psychological scientists has been working to resolve this issue empirically.

15 Things to Let Go of in 2015

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

One of my Facebook friends is letting go of 50 percent of his Facebook time in 2015, and I think I might follow suit. How many relationships, interesting conversations, and business opportunities have you missed because you were glued to your screen?

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Mardra Sikora | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Mardra Sikora

My job as a human is to become the best possible version of myself. There is no one better than Marcus to teach me how to do that. When I vent to my husband about people's actions I have seen or read, Marcus gently reminds me, "No one is perfect, Mom."

How Did You Get to Be the Way You Are?

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Remember that your beliefs are powerful self-fulfilling prophecies. The bottom line of this is that if you change your beliefs, you will change your experiences. You are not a victim unless you choose to be. Health and well-being in adulthood is not achieved through the accumulation of external successes, but rather through cleaning out your internal emotional closets.

5 Steps To Cure A Style Rut Forever

Carol Brailey | Posted 01.16.2015 | Style
Carol Brailey

Condition: Style Rut Signs and symptoms of a style rut may include: - Going to your closet to get dressed and thinking "I have nothing to wear" ...

What Is the Authenticity of a Work of Art in the Era of 3D?

Jean-Jacques Neuer | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Jean-Jacques Neuer

What would be the meaning of an "original work" tomorrow if the copy is identical to the original and if being provided with an off-the-shelf technical device is sufficient to reproduce the original? Why would the original be more expensive than the copy? How is it possible to insure effectively against fakes?

The 'Somebody' Syndrome: Are We Milestone Biased?

Kat Cowley | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Cowley

This isn't about hurtful comment vindication. Upsetting comments and their narrators will come and go -- what it is about a collective cultural tolerance.

7 Things Resilient Employees Do Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

The economy, the way people want to live and work, and a whole host of other factors are changing the way work gets done. Some companies are adapting right along with the changes, but many are having difficulties.

Drop the New Year's Resolutions and Create Real Lasting Change

Denise Simone | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Denise Simone

Each year we kick off the new year with the best of intentions. We set our goals and make our lists. Sometimes we see results, and sometimes we don'...

Is Loyalty Keeping You in a Time Warp?

Carol Brailey | Posted 01.05.2015 | Style
Carol Brailey

Trying something new is scary sometimes. However, more often than not, it does pay off and you may find that great changes occur as a result!

My Aunt Got Me This Sweater...

Carol Brailey | Posted 12.25.2014 | Style
Carol Brailey

Many times we are so busy trying to please other people that we give up our personal fashion and image power. The reality is if the person who gifted you the item knew how you truly felt about the item, they probably would not want you to keep it anyway.

How to Be Authentic and Find True Friends in a Competitive World

Heather Spires | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women
Heather Spires

Facebook is a fab outlet to connect with our friends, but it doesn't have to be the barometer of our worthiness anymore. We can live like we were meant to live -- fully, whole-heartedly and authentically. Let someone else keep up with the Joneses, because you're done.

How Sharing Your Story Can Save Your Life (If You Let It)

Wendi Nunnery | Posted 12.23.2014 | Books
Wendi Nunnery

If there's something you want to say, say it. Say it with truth. Say it with kindness. But say it boldly. Someone else is out there waiting to read your words, to hear your story. Someone who doesn't know how to use her voice yet.

3 Questions to Ask Your Hair Colorist to Avoid a Hair Color Horror Story

Carol Brailey | Posted 12.19.2014 | Style
Carol Brailey

Do you color your hair or are you thinking about coloring your hair? Do you know if the elements reviewed during your consultation with your hair colorist are either setting you up for OR avoiding a potential hair color horror story?

Are You Waiting to Buy Clothes Until You Lose Weight?

Carol Brailey | Posted 12.19.2014 | Style
Carol Brailey

Have you considered the opportunities that may be bypassing you in the meantime? There is no reason to put your life and goals on hold just because you have weight to lose.

The Dark Side of Leadership

Tracy Crossley | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Tracy Crossley

By living with a facade that is difficult to maintain and is stressful to make decisions from daily... we set ourselves up for ultimate failure. A fulfilling, happy, passionate life NOT lived.

Does Your Style Routine Reflect Your Dream Life?

Carol Brailey | Posted 12.14.2014 | Style
Carol Brailey

The style choices you make when you are happy just may very well reflect your dream. Does your current daily style routine reflect your dream life? It's quite simple to answer this by thinking through a few questions.

Why I Don't Want to Be a Kardashian

Alexandra Harra | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

I realized that, as women, our first instinct is to personalize the best qualities of another female upon ourselves; we "wish" we had the lips of Angelina Jolie and the eyes of Megan Fox. This, in turn, leads us to neglect the beauty we already possess.

Quiz: Does Your Home Look Better Than You?

Carol Brailey | Posted 12.12.2014 | Style
Carol Brailey

Given the choice between updating a 1990s-style clean, working, functional kitchen or enhancing your own appearance to give off your best energy -- I would always recommend upgrading you first.

Fake It 'Til You Make It

Darren Hardy | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Darren Hardy

Please don't. Instead, let me offer you six ways to gain the relationship edge in business and life that don't require you to be a poser. is what I recommend you do -- seek to help, give, assist, empower, and support.

The Case For Taking A Facebook Break

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jock Gilchrist

We are, of course, social creatures. We need other people. When our social nature expresses itself virtually, we have the option of controlling exactly what we look like and what words we use. We have the ability to create a self-advertisement that sells us well.

Stress Conversations: How to Become More Authentic

Dorote Lucci | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dorote Lucci

"Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity." -- Coco Chanel Around the holidays negative stress can change and hit another level of d...

A Simple Question That Will Change Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Often, our very future in finding love is determined by our small choices at these countless crossroads.

Why I Forgave My Abuser

Diane Pauley | Posted 12.05.2014 | Women
Diane Pauley

I learned that to truly move on, I needed to forgive her. And every fiber of my being cringed at the idea. All I wanted to do was forget, but I knew that pastor was right, I couldn't move on until I learned to forgive. Not just her, but me. That way, I really could be free.

Does Social Media Foment Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Ira Israel | Posted 12.04.2014 | Technology
Ira Israel

Anyone who measures his or her self-worth by the facade he or she fabricates on the Internet -- or by his or her material possessions and status symbols -- or by the Facebook and Instagram LIKEs he or she receives for posting selfies -- is a disaster looking for a place to happen.