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A Mother's Letter to Her Skinny Girl

Tara Cousineau, PhD | Posted 07.14.2015 | Parents
Tara Cousineau, PhD

Maybe it's a tired story. We are well aware that poor body image is an epidemic reinforced by social media, ratings and rankings, and cultural images of unnatural beauty standards. But we don't do much to teach kids how to handle the onslaught

Holding a Grudge: Is It Worth It?

Martha Pasternack | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

How well do you hold a grudge? Do you hang on to resentment, past insults and hurts forever? Is your memory sharp as a tack when it comes to recalling...

Reclaiming My Fat

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

My problem with the word isn't what it means, but how it's said and how it's presented to me visually (i.e. before and after pictures, diet ads, etc.). What I want to change is the negative connotation that is attached to the word.

One Simple Way to Enjoy More Body Love

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women
Kimber Simpkins

I love articles that give five steps to achieve one benefit. But what if we turned that on its head? Wouldn't it be fun to have ONE step to receive five benefits?

Why Not You?

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.16.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I've shared before that I'm in my first year of modeling, having finally decided to buck tradition and pursue my lifelong dream.

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part II

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Part II: Your Blissful Others Well hello again! The last time we met we discussed the notion that the real problem with work/life balance isn't that...

Suffering Doubts About Your Writing? Four Time-Tested Tips to Help You in Your Darkest Hours

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.08.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

1. Work with Your Hands: There is something satisfying about handiwork, because you can see the physical results of your labor. Whether you're baking bread, knitting a scarf, or weeding your garden, making something with your hands can set your mind on fire.

31 Things (Big And Small) To Know By The Time You're 20

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 07.07.2015 | Teen

Hindsight is 20/20, as they say. We asked Huffington Post editors what advice they would give to their teenage selves. From useful skills, to self...

Can You Be Both Confident and Humble? The Road to Success, Character, and Happiness

Ellevate | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women

How do we avoid the road to arrogance but at the same time enjoy our accomplishments? How do we practice humility to practice happiness? I have three suggestions.

The 5 Traits All Successful Shoppers Share

Pamela Lutrell | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Lutrell

In three weeks of working a retail job in a top women's clothing store, I have made many observations about women who shop. Women from ages 40 and beyond are the targets for these clothes, and it is becoming easier each day to tell who will experience shopping success and who will not.

4 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Marginalized Millennial

Riley de León | Posted 07.02.2015 | College
Riley de León

It's time to start capitalizing on our age, millennials. In life, it is important to be aware of your inexperience. But it's equally important to be confident in your potential -- because when you really think about it, our memories, our hopes, our fears and our ideas synthesize so that we may all find our place in this noisy, social world.

As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

Yes, I Know My Kid Is Small

Jill Robbins | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Jill Robbins

My son just had turned five. This was the first birthday where he really understood the importance of his big day and the magic that comes with no longer being four years-old. I wish I got that excited about my birthdays.

5 Ways to Get More Comfortable Being Naked

Molly Napolitano | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Molly Napolitano

Let's face it, there are some people who are completely comfortable when they're naked--and I'm not one of them. Most people would say I'm not a shy person, but in regards to taking it all off, I feel like I need a serious attitude adjustment.

Is My Massage Therapist Judging My Body?

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

In the dim room I'm told to undress to my comfort level. When the therapist gets to my legs I blurt out, "Sorry they're not shaved. I have a waxing ap...

Meet the Cunninghams

Wendy Doyle | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Wendy Doyle

It's so easy to get caught up working for long-term change that sometimes we forget to stop and look at the differences we're making today. That's why I'd like to stop and take a moment to tell you about a remarkable family of strong women leaders whose involvement in various Women's Foundation programs strengthens and perfectly exemplifies our mission.

How to Be Confident

Rose Caiola | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

Developing confidence is similar to developing a muscle or a skill. It takes training and persistence. It's easier than you think -- trust me -- you just need time and patience. Start with these three simple things:

For Leaders, Perception Is Reality

Julie Cohen, PCC | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Julie Cohen, PCC

Leaders are regularly faced with difficult questions. Often, it's not your answer to those questions, but your delivery that has the most influence on how you are perceived and the impact of your response.

Is Confidence The Key To Success For Female Entrepreneurs?

Anjali Varma | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Anjali Varma

When interviewing successful female entrepreneurs I often ask the question "what are the secrets to your success" and "what are the must-haves for successful entrepreneurs". Diane von Furstenberg, Stella&Dot founder Jessica Herrin, Tory Burch and several others have indicated that confidence is one trait that is critical to success.

7 Things People With Emotional Toughness Do Differently

YourTango | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Not all of us are naturally strong. Some have anxiety or are insecure, which easily puts cracks in your armor. So, how do you toughen up to gain the utmost confidence? Here are seven ways to mentally toughen you up.

2 Things to Trust When Life Isn't Going Well

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Once upon a time last week, I was driving in rivers of traffic when I saw two people on the shoulder of the road. Their two cars had been in a fender ...

To The Mom At The Water Park

Kara Lawler | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Kara Lawler

I vowed to myself, there in that kitschy water park, that I won't ever sit on the sidelines again. I won't deny a pool date because I don't want to wear my bathing suit.

8 Lessons Getting a Tattoo Taught Me About Myself

Beryl Ayn Young | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Beryl Ayn Young

there are a few things this experience taught me about the importance of honoring oneself and going after dreams no matter how big or small. Here are the eight things getting a tattoo taught me about myself:

The Mid-Sex Realization That Changed Everything

Sarah Sapora | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Sarah Sapora

Confidence is aqueous and ever-changing. Just when you think you're grasping it in your hands, it can trickle through your fingers. I am reminded of this as I awkwardly haul a leg over the torso of my lover and sink into his chest as we sink deeper into the soft mattress in our room at the W.

Why I Love Being Over 50

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 06.12.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

Other people's opinion of my body or appearance is fading faster than my firm chin line. I'm comfortable in my own skin... even though it seems to be stretching in interesting spots. I've come to terms with my body, my age, my looks.