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Hey, All You 20-Somethings: Breathe

Lillian Schneider | Posted 01.12.2015 | College
Lillian Schneider

Everyone my age has some dangling worry trailing around after them everywhere that they're somehow not doing everything, that what they're doing is not altogether the right thing, that they are missing out. The doubt is natural, and everyone you know -- yes, even that person -- carries it sometimes too.

5 Reasons To Enjoy Being An Older 'Invisible' Woman

Next Avenue | Kristine Holmgren | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Kristine Holmgren (This article previously appeared on kristineholmgren.com) Once upon a time, I was a show-stopp...

You Can't Be Whatever You Want

Michael Peggs | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Michael Peggs

I remember in second grade, my teacher went around the classroom and asked each student what they wanted to be when they grew up. Some kids wanted to be doctors and lawyers, but most wanted to be athletes or superheroes.

How Saying 'She's Out Of My League' Hurt My Marriage

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

It became my go-to response and elicited laughs every time. Unfortunately, it stopped being a joke when, somewhere along the line, it became my reality.

Flying Solo

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Many people hesitate to publicly embrace solitude due to a number of factors, mostly because of the negative judgment of others as well as fear. But here are some reasons why we should enjoy lone events...

Quiet Confidence Wins

Rena DeLevie | Posted 01.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rena DeLevie

Chances are you've had a manager who sits on the far left or right on the Confidence Scale. I'll explain. On the far left is the Mousey Cautio...

The Sins and Virtues of Self-Esteem

Melanie Young | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Strong self-esteem can help you navigate the worst storms and teach you to appreciate the light at the end of the tunnel even more. Self esteem cannot be bought, but it can be built from within.

Gratitude Beauty: My Fave Fragrances for Gifting, Receiving, and Glowing (or, a Truffle Pig's Guide to Natural Perfumes)

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.04.2015 | Style
Miriam Ava

You shouldn't settle for anything less than what genuinely thrills you, and that includes fragrance. Whether it's personal or atmospheric, scents carry energy that can impact you powerfully.

Starting Over and Radiating Your Power

Tamsen_Fadal | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamsen_Fadal

No one is going to do it for you. If you want something, you have to ask for it. No exceptions. If you want a raise, don't make a big deal out of it. Write down the reasons, make an appointment with your boss, and then ask for it.

Confidence, Courage and Failure -- A Formula for Career Success!

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Striving for perfectionism is debilitating and unattainable. Most women set their bar so high that "good enough" is still amazing.

Quieting the Inner Critic Is Key to Playing it Bigger

Jane Shure | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Jane Shure

In her book, Tara Mohr explains how the emotional brain makes up stories exaggerating how bad things are, future predicting how awful it's going to be, and presuming worse case scenarios for what others think.

Want To Improve Your Health? Believe In Yourself

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living

"I am enough the way I am." This popular, self-affirming mantra and others like it grant power to those in need of an extra boost of motivation. A ...

My Running Medals

Sarah Warman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Sarah Warman

When I look at my medals I don't just see some award I picked up at the end of race. I see the story of my life. Although the medals represent the "highs" I'll always remember the "lows" in between.

To the Men Who Made Me Hide My Womanly Body

Leah Bieler | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Leah Bieler

For the first time, it seemed I had come up against how the rest of the world viewed my changing body, and it was not exactly what I had expected. In that moment I became aware of the gazes of men as I passed by. I was 9 years old.

5 Huge Mistakes You'll Make in the Film and TV Business (and How to Avoid Them)

Dean Silvers | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Why did no one see your short film? Why didn't it get into those festivals? Why wasn't your feature film bought and distributed? Why couldn't you sell your script?

Women Should Speak Up and Ask for Raises, Promotions, and New Roles -- Here's How

Judith Humphrey | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Judith Humphrey

Comments like Nadella's show it's time for women to take action on their own behalf, whether seeking pay increases, promotions, or leadership roles.

What We Learned From Our Failure to Launch; It's Not the Launch Date, It's the Lead Up to It That Counts

Keyon Bayani | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Keyon Bayani

"Houston, we have a problem!" How many hours, days, weeks, months, even years do we spend trying to finalise our products to get them out into the ...

Great Expectations

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

So many emotional benefits can be achieved by trying to align your expectation with realistic outcomes. But this can only be done if we get into the habit of looking for solutions rather than drowning in situations.

5 Powerful Ways To Boost Your Confidence

| Peter Economy | Posted 10.24.2014 | Small Business

Self-confident people are admired by others and inspire confidence in others. They face their fears head-on and tend to be risk takers. They know that...

Putting the Breaks on a Back-Peddling Man

Susan Winter | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

The need to control an undesirable situation by pushing or pulling a partner into compliance is the root of all torment. All we can do is improve ourselves. We can't coerce others or make them want us. But we can show up in a way that allows us to shine, no matter what the outcome.

How to Thrive in the Midst of a Breakup

Jenn Scalia | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Jenn Scalia

Relationships are hard. Breakups are harder. At some point, we all go through it and, eventually, we all get through it. Though it's true time heals all wounds, instead of allowing a breakup to affect you for months, years or even decades, choose to flourish in spite of it.

DWI: My Parenting Philosophy

Darah Zeledon | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Darah Zeledon

As a veteran mom of five -- no, I'm not retiring yet! -- the moniker of my long-standing parenting philosophy is: DWI. No, it doesn't stand for driving while intoxicated. Rather, it stands for: DEAL WITH IT.

Meet My Good Fairy

Eve Beck | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty
Eve Beck

I awoke this morning at 5 a.m., with my Good Fairy nudging me... "Don't you think it's time to introduce me to all your new Huff Post 50 friends? No...

5 Steps to Making Difficult Decisions

Carla M. Holden | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla M. Holden

Few decisions in life are final. So take a deep breath and decide. Plus it helps to remember -- you can always change your mind.

How to Dream and Have Goals That Set Your Soul on Fire

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Claudine Chicheportiche

If you consider yourself a practical person and think it's too airy fairy to be a dreamer, no problem. We can just rephrase it. Instead of dreaming, let's just set some goals that you would love to make happen and that will make you feel amazing.