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LL Cool J Reclaims Mic With G.O.A.T. 2

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment
Marjoriet T. Matute

LL Cool J has been defined as a rapper, an actor, and let's face it, an international sex symbol. Besides the occasional lip-licking and topless video...

For My Husband Harlan on Our Second Anniversary

Jennifer Glass | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
Jennifer Glass

Harlan and Jennifer, August 25, 2012 "Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul." -- Charlie Chaplin in a le...

Stand Up to Cancer: The Movement

Michelle Blair Wilker | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Michelle Blair Wilker

What would you do with a stage three-cancer diagnosis? Mope? Grieve? Surrender? It's devastating and paralyzing. It quickly snuffs out hope and threatens your joy. It murders you figuratively and sometimes takes you literally.

Can Health Care Success Be Health Care Disaster?

Deane Waldman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Deane Waldman

How can success be disaster, even in health care? As the Michael W. Smith song says, "Let me show you the way."

Yes, I Was a Smoker

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

My mother was a gentle soul. In her best disciplinary voice, a whisper at most, used one time during my teenage years, she said, "Bill, I wish you would not smoke -- it's bad for you."  

Right to Know Reader: Cancer-Causing Power Plants Might Be Closer Than You Think

Earthjustice | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green

When you think about sources of toxic air pollution, one of the first things you might picture is a large power plant with huge smoke stacks belching black clouds into the sky. But the truth is that smaller power plants collectively contribute more to the cancer risk faced by Americans every day.

What I Learned From Sleeping Through a 6.0 Earthquake

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

Everyone, cancer or not, deals with aftershocks. They can ripple through our lives causing anxiety, depression and a host of other issues until we confront them. After a huge catastrophe in your life it unfortunately doesn't end there; we have to deal with the debris around us.

Reese Witherspoon Does 'Legally Blonde' Throwback In Sweet Video For A Kid With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.29.2014 | Good News

Reese Witherspoon broke out her pink wardrobe this week to let a young fan know he's on her mind. The "Legally Blonde" star took to social media on...

The Virgin Mary Visited My Very Angry but Lovable Teenage Son

Fiona Finn | Posted 08.28.2014 | Religion
Fiona Finn

He walked side by side next to Mary. Yes, Mary the mother of Jesus, that Mary. She was cloaked in blue and he was calling her 'mom' as they spoke. Mary spoke gently to Connor letting him know he would be getting help for his teeth.

Ask an AriZona Beverage Co. Sales Guy

Blake Henderson | Posted 08.27.2014 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

Okay, I know you probably think that I'm going to say you should be buy him an AriZona Beverage Co. gift certificate or something like that, but, as you said, this is way too momentous an occasion to mess around with something so minor league as that. This calls for a real gift. One that shows him how much you care. The big guns.

Why I'm Not Being a Party Pooper For Not Dumping Ice On My Head

Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld

While for me personally 10 dollars may be affordable, there have been quite a few people on Facebook who have complained about not having the free cash and feeling upset that raising awareness involved a mandatory donation. So no, I'm not doing the ice bucket challenge. Instead I donated money to help a poor mother food her children. And no, I'm not a party pooper.

I Never Got To Thank You Mom, So Here It Is

Sabrina Dominguez | Posted 08.22.2014 | Teen
Sabrina Dominguez

My mother has handled me screaming and crying in diapers, screaming and crying as a crazy kid, screaming and crying as a moody teenager, screaming and crying through cancer. She has stuck with me through it all.

Hospital Survival 101: Ask for a Private Room, Wear Your Own Pajamas and Other Secrets From a Pro

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

Most nurses, doctors and technicians are not out to get you or make your life worse. They are not your enemy! They are just people like you and me, showing up for work and doing the best they can.

You Can't Touch That! Tender Breasts During Perimenopause and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's ironic, isn't it? From our "tender" preteen days, most of us couldn't wait until that first sign of womanhood. We couldn't wait to buy -- and wear -- our first training bra.

Secondhand Cancer: The Family of a Cancer Patient Is Sick, Too, They Just Don't Know It: Here's How to Heal

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

Take advantage of these sources of help, and any others that come your way. Remember: The better you feel, the more you can help.

The Epiphany In All of Us

Mary Alice Peoples | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Alice Peoples

Yet every day, I awake and joy waits. I am alive! Here is another day, to dance and party with the universe. I don't feel it as tangibly every day as I would like, but it's always there.

In Africa: Ebola Epidemic Exposes Underlying Cracks in the Health System

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

The outbreak demonstrates the critical need to strengthen health systems overall and dramatically increase the number of health workers, particularly in poor and rural areas where diseases can thrive undetected.

10 Pieces Of Advice From A Young Caregiver

Alexandra Detwiler | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Detwiler

There's not a handbook for cancer caregiving; you learn as you go. I'm not yet a mother, but I anticipate it's a similar feeling, being thrown into the unknown and getting really frickin' good at it.

To Be Strong: A Powerful 14 Minutes

Ken Spooner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Ken Spooner

The short documentary film, To Be Strong chronicles the struggles of Anthony Daniels, a 22-year-old man from Ridgewood, New Jersey, who is battling Lymphoma for the third time.

Fighting Terminal Cancer With Life

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

Doctors are taught to save people. Period. As patients, we need to be realistic about what we actually need saving from. Does months of sickness in hopes of a miracle outweigh a peaceful, beautiful time spent with family and friends and love?

Our Lives Are Worth It

Bob Tufts | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Bob Tufts

Far from "driving up overall health care costs," my at-home treatment keeps me out of the hospital where I would risk infection, lose time and be a far more expensive burden on the health care system. Our lives ARE worth it -- to us, our families and friends, to the health care system and to society at large.

Society Is Wrong About Aging: Birthdays Are A Good Thing

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

More often than not, society frowns on old age. With facelifts, age-defying serums, and injections, youth is praised while maturation is muddled.

Here, Kitty, Kitty - It's Time for Change

Judge Kemp | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Judge Kemp

On the verge of my 50th birthday and with all the fear-inducing cancer-metastasizing now luckily behind me, I'm done. I'm not afraid anymore.

How A Cancer Diagnosis Helped This Baker Transform Her Career -- And Perspective On Life

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Struggles can be transformed into something positive with the right perspective. And that was certainly the case for Kimberly Bailey, whose breast can...

Living With Cancer: A Year in the Clear

Jennifer Glass | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

As long as I have cancer in my body, and as long as I live with the punishing side effects of the oral chemotherapy drug I take every day, I am unable to work. But leisure looming large presents its own conundrum. I can't exist in perpetual intermission. The next act has to start some time.