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16 Captivating Photos Of Black Women Reclaiming Their Bodies

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.01.2015 | Black Voices

One student didn’t like the way society portrayed black women and chose to do something about it. “All the images that we see of women of...

What Happened to Your Dreams, Princess?

Li Lin | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Li Lin

Stop listening to people who never even dared to make their dreams a reality and stop listening to people who are crying over sour grapes over the fact that they weren't able to succeed in their dreams so you must not succeed either type of people.

How To Be Ridiculously Likable

Bruce Kasanoff | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Bruce Kasanoff

If you want people to like you, be 100 percent comfortable in your own skin. Hands down, there's no more attractive quality than a person who is utterly comfortable with who they are. Now, would you like the good news or the bad news?

The Under-Appreciated Power of a Compliment

Dawn Zier | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Zier

We all know counting calories is a valuable tool in losing weight. But do you know that counting compliments could be just as valuable?

Confessions of a Millennial in Shame

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Ernest Owens

They say that some things in life won't be realized until you get a little older. I've been stubborn to coming around the following truth I'm about to profess, but I think it's time to admit it. I'm ashamed to say this: but millennials, we are lazy as hell.

7 Reasons Flat-Chested Women Rock

Molly Napolitano | Posted 08.25.2015 | Women
Molly Napolitano

I remember sixth grade like it was yesterday. My mom kept saying that one day I would actually have boobs like the rest of my friends. But at 51, I'm still a bit too small to fit into an A cup. As much as I've poked fun at my boobs over the years, I wouldn't change them for all the money in the world.

Why Confidence Is Quiet and Insecurity Is Loud

Dr. Karin Luise | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Karin Luise

Sweet revenge. The need to get back at someone and make them pay ... because they caused you pain and deserve to feel the same way. Right? I get it. ...

How Growing Up Poor Influenced Me to Travel

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

If you ever see me on a plane, I'll be guaranteed to be dressed up, because to me, even flying coach with the cheapest ticket possible on a crappy airline is a huge privilege that I am grateful to have.

A 5-Minute Exercise That Will Boost Your Mood

O, The Oprah Magazine | Joann Pan | Posted 09.01.2015 | OWN

On left: Positive emotions, On right: Negative emotions Look over the emotional states above and on a separate piece of paper write down a...

7 Things That Make A Woman Sexy

James Michael Sama | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
James Michael Sama

You don't have to win the lottery in the gene pool to be sexy. We may not be able to decide the cards that are dealt to us, but we can decide how we play our hand.

When Believing Makes All the Difference

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 08.20.2015 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

One of the scariest moments in training with Nacho was when we faced a huge tree-removal truck that was completely blocking the sidewalk and was actively, loudly, aggressively shredding an old tree trunk into wood chips. The way forward was blocked, and the noise was enormous, much louder than anything Nacho and I had faced thus far.

7 Surprising Benefits of Doing Work You Love

Grace Bluerock | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Are you doing work that you absolutely love? If not, why? There are as many answers to this question as the number of people who are asked. So, instead of focusing on the reasons why you are not doing.

Dashboard Design's Value to Startups and Investors

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

When multiple founders and investors independently assess startups, the "wisdom of the crowd" provides three strong indicators of a startup's Design Valuation.

How Dancing Changed The Way I See My Body

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Originally published on Unwritten by Sara Heath. I wonder if other girls remember the day they got fat, because yes, in a time where body image is so...

How College Changed The Way I Saw Myself

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | College
Unwritten

Originally published on Unwritten by Allie Braun. I'll admit it; I was a pretty typical high school student. I went to class, took notes, and spoke w...

Why You Should Stop Measuring Self Esteem With Likes And Follows

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Originally published on Unwritten by Allison Berger. Remember  in elementary school when you wished you could just use a calculator to solve an equa...

How I Reconcile Feeling OK About Myself With Completely Loving Makeup

Annie Walton Doyle | Posted 08.13.2015 | Style
Annie Walton Doyle

What worries me about constantly writing and thinking about makeup is that a lot of women are using makeup not to feel amazing, but to feel acceptable.

A Revelation

Alicia Keys | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Alicia Keys

For as long as I can remember, I've hidden myself. I definitely started hiding when I got old enough to walk down my NY streets alone. I became comfortable hiding my intelligence, my physical appearance, my truths, my thoughts, myself. But just the other day it hit me: Alicia! Why are you choosing to be that person?

Am I Irrelevant? Lessons From Bavaria

Andrew Luisi | Posted 08.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Luisi

When I think back to my college days, only three years ago, I was on top of the world (or so I thought): president of this, vice-president of that, lu...

In a Perfect World...

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.11.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The #1 Trait Both Partners Find Irresistible When It Comes To Sex

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

Why is it that we can be so productive, proactive, and confident in so many areas of our lives (families, careers, charity, and so on), but when it comes to expressing ourselves sexually, we clam up?

Wish You Felt More Authentically Confident At Work?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Just what does it take to feel more authentically confident at work? After years of lagging in the confidence stakes I can't help but wonder if women are finding a unique and effective approach to begin feeling more confident at work.

Here's Why Your Upbringing Doesn't Dictate Your Success

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Moral of the story is that hard work will always prevail, and you should not downplay someone else's success just because they might have had a more privileged upbringing. That doesn't mean they didn't have to work hard to get to where they are today.

Youthful Triumph!

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When do children experience their first sense of triumph? Just imagine a tall, lanky four-year-old looking around curiously at the school fair. A lot was going on with prizes and surprises.

Stop Holding Back

Angie Sarhan | Posted 08.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Angie Sarhan

"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back." ~Barbara De Angelis A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to visit Mart...