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The Vogue Body and Beauty Book, Or: 'How to Hate Yourself in 200 Needlessly Complicated Steps

Annie Walton Doyle | Posted 01.25.2016 | Style
Annie Walton Doyle

After the enlightening experience which was reading Lessons in Loveliness, I was excited to discover another old, instructional beauty book in my chil...

The Tales of a Wandering Job Seeker

Kassy Scarcia | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Kassy Scarcia

I don't know about you, but finding a job I actually love has been a lot harder than expected. After graduating college, I just assumed my hard-earned...

WIW2B: In Loving Memory

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.25.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As most of you know, this January I have dedicated my blog to profiling some of the women in my life and encouraging the #healthyatanysize community t...

The Common Source of Lack of Confidence, Passion, & Trust

Michelle Bersell | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women
Michelle Bersell

Lack of self-confidence, passion, and/or trust all have a common source - shame. A simple definition of shame is anger turned inward. The anger th...

5 Ways to Seize a New Opportunity With Confidence

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

We all have valuable contributions and in order for others to respect us we need to respect ourselves and value our own thoughts and time.

Confidence Helps Children Succeed in Life

Tameka Anderson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Parents
Tameka Anderson

Success in life depends upon the hard work and the right direction but there is one important factor that shapes the life of an individual. This factor is the confidence. From childhood, it is vital that parents help build confidence in their child.

3 Steps That Will Lead You From 'I Can't' to 'I Can'

Jennifer (Alice) Fidder, M.A. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Jennifer (Alice) Fidder, M.A.

I did a little poll the other day because I was curious what the most common reason for new entrepreneurs is that is holding them back from reaching their goals. First let me say, I was really surprised by the amount of responses I got.

Always Believe You're Good Enough

Jon Westenberg | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Jon Westenberg

This should be your mantra. It should be a tiny voice screaming in your ear every day. It should be the motto on your coat of arms. If you always believe that you're good enough, you will have the chance to capture the essence of what makes you and your work unique.

WIW2B: Joby Bach

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.19.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As a veteran of the plus size fashion world, Joby has made a name for herself as a sexy, fashion-forward model who isn't afraid to push boundaries and do things that other plus size models have been afraid to do.

A Successful New You in 2016: Hopeful, Confident, Pollyanna on Steroids

Noelle Nelson | Posted 01.19.2016 | Good News
Noelle Nelson

Whether your dream is of earning enough to ditch your cramped apartment for more spacious digs, finding true love, or inventing a game to rival Candy Crush, go for it! Ignore those who tell you all the ways in which you're not good enough/talented enough/smart enough to go after such dreams.

5 Ways to Restore Balance in Under 5 Minutes

Lara Heacock | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Lara Heacock

On the days when you're emotional balloon is about to burst and you're either going to scream, cry, quit or all of the above, give yourself one minute to breathe or three minutes to laugh. Those are the minutes that will fuel you.

Every American Is Fit to Fight, to Serve, to Be

Greg White | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg White

America is going through LGBT civil rights boot camp, and it's making our society stronger. Change, like recruit training, is hard. The results are worth it.

Fear = Forever Exploring Another Route

Renate Cunneen | Posted 01.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Renate Cunneen

Words, that's all they are... sometimes. You can speak 50,000 words that float joyously past me like butterflies of all different colors drifting by ...

7 Reasons Why Your New Year's Resolutions Are Failing and How to Fix Them to Succeed

Amanda Richardson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Richardson

Here's a little 7-step diagnostic to help you figure out why your resolutions aren't working - and tips to put you on the right track to an enjoyable and prosperous year.

What Every Woman Should Know Before Turning 30

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Since turning 30, I've realized that if you practice a few key habits consistently and stick to your personal boundaries, everything will fall into place and (most of) the stress will melt away. Don't wait to hit 30 to figure things out. Here are some cornerstone tips for building a strong foundation for your 30's and beyond!

5 Awesome Questions to Ask Yourself in 2016

Susie Moore | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Often we do not take a moment and think about what really matters to us and what our contribution to the world is. Our wise old friend Socrates said "an unexamined life is not worth living." So take a few minutes, a quiet spot and ask these of yourself (warning: the answers might surprise you!):

WIW2B: Rosie Mercado

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.14.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

It was a beautiful, sunny morning in the Hollywood Hills. Rosie and I were on set together in a beautifully designed home, shooting for SLINK jeans. W...

Why Following Your Passion Isn't Flighty -- It's Practical.

Susie Moore | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Here are five reasons to make doing what you love a priority:

Gaga Got It Right!

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 01.13.2016 | Women
Tamara Jacobs

In this "snapshot" selfie-driven society, where the rude "rules," why was there so much negative chatter this week about Lady Gaga bumping into best a...

Why Confidence Is More Important Than Craft

William Kenower | Posted 01.12.2016 | Books
William Kenower

When I was a very young writer I was somewhat motivated to learn my craft so that I would not suffer the sting of shame I believed would come if I shared something that was poorly written. I can now say - with confidence - that that sting is brief and harmless.

Obama Says "Being a Teenager is Tough"

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2016 | Teen
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Speaking of poverty and gun violence, Obama reflected on the plight of teenagers today in his talk with Andersen Cooper January 7th. He discussed not...

I'm Brave Enough To Embrace The Woman (And Man) In Me

Michael Rohrer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

My courage grew three sizes that day on the subway platform. I'm now less worried about other people's reactions to my trying on women's shoes or testing nude lipsticks. What does any of it really matter? It's my life. I own it.

5 Things Your Kids Will Always Remember About You

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Every moment is another chance to make a memory, and whether or not we realize it, we're creating good or bad memories every day, while indifferent moments just fade away. We all have regrets. It's never too late to make an unforgettable impact.

How to Make the Right Decision

Aliya Levinson | Posted 01.08.2016 | Women
Aliya Levinson

The closest we can get to making a right choice is making an informed one. So choose to be informed. Make decisions from what you know and what you learn. If your educated choice leads to an undesirable outcome, maybe you'll have an option to course-correct, to choose again.

Sell "You" on You

Jim Fannin | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Jim Fannin

Over 30 years ago I experienced a month I'll never forget. I owned and operated a 60,000 square foot sports and fitness center outside of Chicago, IL. As the sole investor the financial burden of the club was squarely on my shoulders.