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How I Learned to Use Pain to Leverage Unstoppability

Carol Egan | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Do you ever feel stuck, like something is blocking you from feeling empowered in life? You know that "over the moon" confidence and happiness that tho...

Friendly Fire: Why We Can Be Harshest With the Ones We Love Most

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular hab...

When I Was a Kid, We Took Pictures With Cameras

Jeff Kelley | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Jeff Kelley

We all know there's more than one downside to the omnipresent smartphone--the invention of the 'selfie', the calloused thumbs, the inability to bullshit our way through a discussion about, well, anything that can be Googled. But you know what my favorite upside is? The ability to take a picture at any given moment. No, I'm not talking about catching a nominee for the 'People of Wal-Mart' blog; I'm talking about taking pictures of my kids.

My Request to Local Businesses: Keep Complaining

Sharon Rowlands | Posted 01.24.2015 | Small Business
Sharon Rowlands

As CEO of a digital marketing company, I know all too well that local businesses are NOT happy with the online marketing industry as a whole.

Why We Should Ditch Complaining and Actually Do Something About Our Problems

Unwritten | Posted 01.24.2015 | College
Unwritten

Complaining leaves us nowhere, no better than before the complaint left our mouths. It's "madness" and it makes us the victims in our own life stories. Instead of complaining in vain, we have three options we should use instead.

Dear Stay-At-Home-Moms: Go Ahead and Complain

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

I absolutely never begrudge them their tirades about their lack of personal space, failed attempts at dinner and self-imposed "Mommy time-outs" because they have reached their breaking point.

How to Complain Effectively: How to Productively Make Your Concerns Heard

Laura Stack | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Laura Stack

There comes in time in every person's worklife when it's necessary--and desirable--to complain to improve a situation and improve your productivity.

Time Marches On

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In preparation for one of our high school reunion many years after graduation, the chairperson of our reunion suggested that each of us write about the best time of our lives. I gave this careful thought and simply wrote: "The present is the best time of my life."

5 Ways People Die Before They're Actually Dead

Shola Richards | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Shola Richards

Sadly, many people die thousands of little deaths before they finally make it official, and that is not the life that I want for my two little girls. That's why I am sharing this gift with them now.

I Went 21 Days Without Complaining And It Changed My Life

Tim Ferriss | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim Ferriss

I wanted to cut out the commiserating most of us use for 30-40 percent of all conversation (if you don't believe me, keep track of how many people start conversations with you in the next 24 hours that center on a complaint or criticism).

How Positivity Drives Productivity

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Caroline L. Arnold

Whether you are an occasional or chronic complainer, you can boost the productivity of your team by making fewer petty complaints in the workplace.

Don't Shoot the Second Arrow!

Susan Bernstein | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Apparently, the Buddhists say that any time we suffer misfortune, two arrows fly our way. The first arrow is the actual bad event, which can can, indeed, cause pain. The second arrow is the suffering. That's actually optional. The second arrow represents our reaction to the bad event.

The Enjoyment 'Requirement'

Rory Vaden | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

Excellence is less about waiting to find something that you love doing, and more about finding love in being successful at whatever it is you are doing. It's great if you can enjoy it. It's great if you can be passionate about it. But don't fool yourself into thinking it has to be that way at the start.

7 Things You Should Stop Doing Today

Jay Platt | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jay Platt

What's an askhole, you ask? It's a word that's come up recently to describe someone who ask for your advice but never follows through on it. That in itself is aggravating enough, and you shouldn't do it.

The Twitter Delusion

Greig Lamont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Greig Lamont

Whether it's validation, narcissism, or even the upsurge in anonymous online vitriol and abuse, all of these criticisms seem to miss the mark. So, what's the rub?

Four Rules of Happiness That You Can Ignore

Valerie Alexander | Posted 10.01.2013 | Good News
Valerie Alexander

Happier people are more productive, live healthier lifestyles, make better parents, and so on. But have we gotten to the point where happiness is a burden? Where the things we're supposed to do to "be happy" are causing more stress than joy?

Customer Service Meets Social Media

Michele Masterfano | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

Customer service has been on my mind lately. Bad customer service, that is. I recently cancelled a local newspaper, asking for a refund of the remai...

The Happiest Parents on the Block Part 1: Recognizing When Moments Effect Moods

Cara Dixon | Posted 05.29.2013 | Parents
Cara Dixon

The perfect combination of lack of sleep, kids whining, and an exorbitant amount of responsibility is kryptonite to any Super Parent. Fortunately, I have devised some defensive strategies that may help to keep that cape in flight, and give us Super Parents a chance to win in a day rather than wallow.

Don't Be a Crouton Counter

Jay Platt | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jay Platt

If you want to find something bad, you can -‒ in any situation. But you can find lots of good stuff, too. It's all in what you choose to look for.

Complain to Me, Please!

Jane Roper | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Roper

Perspective is important. We should all keep in mind that our problems could be worse, and that all suffering is relative. This can help us feel less overwhelmed by our own challenges, more grateful for our many blessings, and more compelled to empathize with and help others.

An Open Letter To Women Who Constantly Complain But Never Change

Posted 05.02.2013 | Black Voices

Ladies, stop rewinding and repeating the same drama and just do something about it already. Dear Sista Complains A Lot: There is something that...

5 Ways To Deal With A Loved One's Embarrassing Behavior In Public

Marie Marley | Posted 06.30.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

It isn't unusual for people with Alzheimer's to behave inappropriately in public at times. And often that leads to embarrassment for the caregiver. Here are some ways to deal with that embarrassment.

5 Ways To Make Your Complaints Work For You

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Turning 60 myself, I'm not unfamiliar with my generation's worries, nor guilt free when it comes to whining about them. But does all the complaining actually help?

Your $14,000 a Year Investment in Rotten Eggs

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacey Alcorn

Complaints are the rotten eggs that you are currently investing in. Even worse, you are gifting them to those around you. I'm about to show you the price you are paying for your grievances.

Who Triggers Your Emotional Allergies? 5 Ways To Cope With Pet Peeves

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gina Barreca

So what can we do about our "emotional allergies"? Can we do more than avoid them or weed them out of relationship landscape altogether? I mean, even if you're allergic to roses you might not want to eradicate them from the world's gardens, would you? Grab a tissue and let's see what we can do.