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How I Became Me and Not Her

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 11.04.2015 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

With age and experience, I know now that it's possible I would have just stepped into my mother's shoes, maybe not as a waitress, but as some other hard-working female who never got to live her dreams. This would have been what my mom called "life" but for me it would have been death.

Regrets and What to Do With Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.

The Rise of the "Crypto-Relic"

Francis Levy | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

In a piece entitled "Traces of the Holy: The contemporary art work as 'crypto-relic'" (TLS, 4/10/15), Matthew Bown makes the following comment, "The a...

'We're Only Passing Through...'

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Mark Rubinstein

I talked with Irv many times over the years. If I expressed a negative thought about something in life, he'd say, "Just remember, we're only passing through, kid... so enjoy it and make the most of everything."

Forget Your Rescue Fanstasy

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Nicole Williams

When you're pushing your limits -- with money, work and goals -- some of these scenarios start looking pretty attractive. It just takes one brutal day to re-ignite your daydreams about that freaky guy from Chem class who was destined to be a billionaire.

Loving Portraits: James Klosty's John Cage Was

Liam Smith | Posted 03.18.2015 | Books
Liam Smith

Judging anything that has to do with John Cage is a slippery proposition. Cage didn't care much for notions of objective quality and battled against any idea of masterworks or canon. His music is difficult and not always a pleasure to experience. Cage's focus was on process. It was always more important than the end result.

Reconciling God and Evolution

Kelly James Clark | Posted 10.05.2014 | Religion
Kelly James Clark

Scientifically-minded religious believers contend that a careful reading of the Book of Scripture teaches that God is the creator of the heavens and the earth. Is that how God did it? I have no idea. But it's possible that God did it this way.

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of...

The 7 Biggest Lies We Tell Ourselves

Tammy Bleck | Posted 09.16.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

The only thing perfect is our imagination. It's good to leave it that way. Expectations tend to lead to huge let downs. The truth is, it's likely your life is missing much more than just one thing to make it flawless.

Seniors in Casino Land: Tough Luck for Older Americans

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

At a recent forum I spoke with seniors who care about this issue. When I asked them why they thought seniors prefer the disembodied draw of the slot machine, one woman replied, "We don't want to be a burden on other gamblers. Well, we don't want to be a burden on anyone."

Do You Believe in Luck?

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 05.24.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

Luck. Definition: "a purposeless, unpredictable and uncontrollable force that shapes events favorably or unfavorably for an individual, group or cause...

The Thing That Makes All The Difference In How Your Life Pans Out

Tammy Bleck | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

There's one good thing about building your life from the dirt up, you recognize the bottom and the people you met there. You respect it, and them. And while you don't want to live there, you know it says more about you than anything else you will ever do.

When Disaster Strikes

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

In the wake of last weekend's catastrophic typhoon that plowed through the Philippine Islands, taking perhaps, according to one BBC report, up to 10,000 lives, one can only wonder how God, if there is one, can be considered to be good.

Why Taking Risks Comes With Great Rewards

Stacia Pierce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stacia Pierce

As with any risk, there is always something at stake. In most instances, when it comes to your business, you stand to lose money, time and your reputation. Which are also the very same things you stand to gain!

Weekly Rune: Perthro

Kelley Harrell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Perthro -- chance -- Most people ascribe the meaning "luck" to Perthro, though I find that our modern definition of luck doesn't come close to descri...

Being Open to the Unexpected

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

Being open to the unexpected, whether far away or at home, can catapult you into the present moment so you can snatch these opportunities for expansion, bringing you closer to who you are meant to be in this world.

'Has One Moment Ever Changed Your Life Completely?'

| Posted 02.12.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at By OneBlueFish, Verona, WI When was the last time you considered the odds of you...

Understanding the Role of Luck in Our Lives

Michael J. Mauboussin | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Michael J. Mauboussin

Whether you're placing bets on a hot player in your rotisserie baseball league or a hot fund in your investment portfolio, recognize that good luck is unlikely to persist.

Are You Living Your Fate or Creating Your Destiny?

S.L. Scott | Posted 01.26.2013 | Books
S.L. Scott

Writing this book and spending time with these characters solidified what I always knew to be true. If we can dream it, we can make it our reality, but we have to set that plan in motion by taking the first step.

Nothing to Do With Luck: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Chance definitely plays a significant role in our successes; unexpected circumstances can rock anyone's boat. However, with a good sense of self, "luck" can turn around.

Did the Universe Arise Because of Chance or Design?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.27.2011 | Books
Deepak Chopra

Deepak answers questions about the nature of spiritual knowledge, creation, consciousness and science.

WATCH: Birth And Death At Venice Biennale: An Interview With Christian Boltanski

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 10.10.2011 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

It's not every day that a journalist becomes part of a work of art. In a stroke of autobiographical fervor a few years ago Christian Boltanski had so...

Just Asking: Julia Leach

The Huffington Post | Brooke Bobb | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

To say that Julia Leach has a noticeable knack for turning the bland into bold would be a serious understatement. She spent eleven years as Kate S...

Make Your Own Luck

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

If you prepare yourself to make the most of chance encounters, good things are waiting to happen. While you can't control the random events of life, you can indeed create your own luck.

The Incredible Power of Chance Events

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

The amazing things that have happened to me recently include kismet, random romance, encountering the famous and meeting my future wife in an unheated...