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It All Starts With Hope: Part 1 Of 2

Derick Turner | Posted 07.06.2016 | Divorce
Derick Turner

I've been writing a lot lately about divorce. There's a reason for that, but while today's topic involves divorce it's not really about divorce. Today I really need to talk about Hope.

With Tears In Her Eyes

Rance Collins | Posted 07.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

She took my hand, and she held it for the next ten minutes. It was the closest physical contact I had had to such unabashed emotion in a long while. I...

I Stopped Being Afraid to Piss People Off -- And You Should Too

Rachael Yahne | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Rachael Yahne

If we continue to allow fear to keep us from sharing ourselves and our truths with the world, we will always be trapped under the oppressive opinions of others, opinions that don't serve us but instead cage us.

It's No Longer Risky to Pursue Your Passion (4 Steps to Actually Do It)

Neal Samudre | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Neal Samudre

The other week, my wife and I were visiting some friends in Nashville when they told us an interesting story we had never heard before.

Republicans Say Blogger Can't Be Guest at National Convention

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado Republican Party Chair Steve House has booted Republican activist and blogger Kathryn Porter from the group of Colorado Republicans who are going to the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland.

Maybe You Don't Have to Like Me

Rance Collins | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

In Los Angeles, a city that thrives on false niceties and plastered (and often botoxed) smiles, learning to stop caring is difficult. Everyone pretends in this town of make-believe.

So You Want to Become a Full-Time Travel Blogger

Nadia El Ferdaoussi | Posted 04.19.2016 | Travel
Nadia El Ferdaoussi

It's all sunsets and sandy beaches on Instagram, check-ins and new friends on Facebook, Snapchats from 30,000 feet. But what's the reality? Is it as good as it looks? Do you want to become a full time travel blogger?

Seven Reasons to Become a Travel Blogger

Sophie Hannah Davis | Posted 04.19.2016 | Travel
Sophie Hannah Davis

You don't appreciate what you've got till it's gone. By writing about your travels it can often put things in to perspective and therefore make those memories seem even more memorable. Scrolling through those travel photos may also inspire you to book another trip away...

10 Ways to Get More Use Out of Your Content

Shari Medini | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Shari Medini

As bloggers, we are expected to come up with great content on a regular basis, & it can become overwhelming in a hurry! It can be much easier to manag...

Learning How to Grieve the Loss of My Father

Alicia Napierkowski | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Napierkowski

Being thrown back into the world with a heightened sense of self brings me to a place I can't turn back from. I am in a mental and emotional purgatory but now that I've given myself a chance to speak to all of this, I have found some clarity. I'm going to let my hard days be hard days, and thank my good days for shining light into the shadows.

5 Ways to Be a Friendly Blogger

Mim Jenkinson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Media
Mim Jenkinson

I read hundred of blog posts each week. In fact, if I added up the number of posts I read each week and converted the number of words into books, it would probably be enough to fill a small library at least! Maybe one of those mobile ones that visit schools.

Exploring Diverse Skin Tones During Black History Month

Sonia Smith-Kang | Posted 02.22.2016 | Black Voices
Sonia Smith-Kang

The MultiCulti Corner collaborated on a project for a group I co-founded with Delia Douglas of DDHPR called MultiCulti Corner (MCC). This project is perfect anytime but found it a great learning experience for Black History Month.

36 Hours in Austin: A Classic Take

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 02.10.2016 | Travel
Deborah Stachelski

If you have never visited the Capital of Texas and are stopping in for a day on the way to somewhere else (shame on you), you obviously want to see the best of Austin, and quick.

This 15 Year Old is Killing it - The Urban Analyst Shares Her Wisdom

Liz Stephenson | Posted 02.05.2016 | Women
Liz Stephenson

I don't even know where to start on this gorgeous girl I am about to bring to your attention. It's like she needs no introduction. But I will try. T...

Meatless Monday: The Glow from Ontario -- Oh She Glows' Angela Liddon

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.01.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Canadians tend to be nicer than Americans -- more candor, less snark. There's some exceptions, but then there's Canadians like Ontario's Angela Liddon...

3 Must-Read Books for Serious Business Bloggers

Helen McCarthy | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Helen McCarthy

Blogging can be tough, right? And incredibly disheartening at times. Especially when you spend hours crafting a great post (to you, anyway) that attracts little, to no, traffic. Or days writing a mega article that fails to hold readers' attention.

Why It Feels So Darn Good To Swear Sometimes

Shauna Hoffman | Posted 01.17.2016 | Fifty
Shauna Hoffman

I will never get past my proper upbringing to use that word in public...to say it out loud... to let that melody of wondrous mouth watering, sexy, dangerous, swear words roll off my tongue. I will continue to lie to the world.

Astoria Characters: The Creativity Coach

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.05.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

If you don't know that Susan Weiman is creative, all you have to do is look at her living room.

How Meditation Helped This Blogger Retire Early To Write Full Time

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion

Four years after launching his self-improvement site, Raptitude, writer David Cain quit his job as a land surveyor and became a full-time blogger. Two...

Loving Someone With A Mental Illness

Melissa McCarty | Posted 12.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa McCarty

In all my years covering social issues, I've learned some simply need a little more love and support then others. It may be draining at times, let's acknowledge that but you can handle it, you'll see your much stronger than you ever gave yourself credit for.

The Must-Read Blogs From 2015 For Those Over 50

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.11.2015 | Fifty

One of the best things about my job as Senior Editor of Huff/Post 50 is that I get to read so many inspiring blogs by some of the most talented writer...

Why Links Matter to Grow Your Business

Janis Couvreux | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Janis Couvreux

Right now, there is so much content on the Internet that just putting your website up, the digital equivalent of hanging out your shingle, is no longe...

Is Donald Trump Reading Your Blog?

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I've never crossed paths with Donald Trump, but his type is very familiar to me because I grew up in Manhattan. I think of him as a New York Blowhard...

#SandstormLebanon: Gritty Social Media Sarcasm

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.15.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's all Lebanon needed, a deadly sandstorm to accompany the government's paralysis, crumbling infrastructure, rolling demonstrations, and pervasive frustration.

Because the Time Should Be Now

Shana Thornton | Posted 09.03.2015 | Media
Shana Thornton

Domestic violence is still a major concern in our society. Change has to start with all of us. I hope you don't wait until the month of October to have this conversation with a loved one. The time is now- well, it should be now.