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FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Prologue, Part 2)

James Stack | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

'World's Fair' is the raw and witty true story of a dysfunctional Southern family's harrowing motor-home roadtrip from South Carolina to the Montreal World's Fair in 1967 (aka "The Summer of Love"). Told from the point of view of the author -- who was 15 at the time -- this intimate coming-of-age story shines a bright light on the issues of alcoholism, adolescent sexual confusion, family violence and the universal need to love those who hurt us, despite their frailties.

WATCH: Deepak Chopra's Definition Of 'Fearless'

Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living

Deepak Chopra, world-famous expert in the field of mind-body medicine and the author of "Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges," ...

WATCH: Anderson Cooper's Fear-Busting Tips

Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living

When award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper joined me on "Mondays with Marlo," he told me that he is a big believer in "fear-busting." From preparin...

How To Overcome The Fear Of Marriage

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

There are things you can do to ensure a healthy relationship, even through differences and difficulties. These are my tried-and-tested tips that have helped countless couples in my practice become fearlessly married.

7 Ways to Transform Negativity

Sura | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Sura

It is not about making negativity go away. Negative experiences will always be there. But they can be hidden opportunities to heal, self-reflect and transform.

Are Today's Young Women Afraid To Lead?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Why even try to be a fearless leader if you're afraid of what people will be saying about you behind your back? Instead of empowering this generation of women, we've frightened them into inaction. This does not bode well for our society.

Uh-Oh: FOMO! Do YOU Have The Fear Of Missing Out? (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Seems like FOMO -- aka the Fear Of Missing Out -- is everywhere these days. Trend expert Faith Popcorn just wrote about it over on HuffPost Media, poi...

WATCH: How To Use Fear To Your Advantage

Marie Forleo | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Forleo

Most of us have been programmed in exactly the wrong way to deal with fear -- and find ourselves completely debilitated when it strikes.

SLIDESHOW: 14 Fearless Characters In YA Novels

Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Kuster

Yes, I loved junior sleuth "Encyclopedia" (aka Leroy) Brown. He was so smart, so curious, and seemed to be so free of self-doubt. But to me, his sidekick, Sally Kimball, was much more badass. Of course, no one used the word "badass" to describe a girl back then. So let's use the word "fearless."

Our 6th 'Most Fearless Tweet' Finalist! (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living

On May 3, HuffPost Becoming Fearless and Toyota Corolla teamed up to announce Toyota Corolla's Most Fearless Tweet Contest, which will run through Aug...

Three Tickets to an Exotic Life at Any Age

Martha Nelson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

Here are three things that can make life more interesting -- no trip to India required.

Becoming [Fashionably] Fearless

Lindsay Simone Meirowitz | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Simone Meirowitz

I dress for one person and one person only: myself! I dress in clothes that make me feel happy, confident, and fabulous. And why shouldn't I? It's my body, my money, my choice.

'My Terror Lurks Someplace Deep': A Writer Learns To Swim

The Seattle Times | Tyrone Beason | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living

THE SHALLOW end of the pool at Green Lake Community Center is only three feet deep, but I'm up to my nose in fear. For as long as I can remember, I...

I'd Rather Punch Myself In The Neck Than Meet Her Parents!

Timothy Swiernik | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Timothy Swiernik

I've learned that the fear that a girlfriend's parents won't like you can be squashed by being charming and giving a great first impression, basically pretending that you're a game-show host. Behind door number one is a nice, responsible young man who will pay for dinner, use "protection" and help you move... into a nursing home in five years.

The Fearless Magic Of 'Hyper Flow'

Michael Clarkson | Posted 09.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Clarkson

"Hyper flow" is a mental and physical state in which we tap into our fight-or-flight system to harness its powerful hormones for increased focus, strength and production.

11 Fearless Questions To Ask BEFORE You Look For Love

Terri Cole | Posted 09.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Unresolved feelings and injuries from childhood impact our romantic pattern of behavior. We either act or talk them out, especially in romantic relationships. If your parents fought frequently or there was violence, you learned that love is painful.

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Prologue, Part 1)

James Stack | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

'World's Fair' is the raw and witty true story of a dysfunctional Southern family's harrowing motor-home roadtrip from South Carolina to the Montreal World's Fair in 1967 (aka "The Summer of Love"). Told from the point of view of the author -- who was 15 at the time -- this intimate coming-of-age story shines a bright light on the issues of alcoholism, adolescent sexual confusion, family violence and the universal need to love those who hurt us, despite their frailties.

WATCH: New York Times 'Vows' Columnist Devan Sipher: 'Love Is A Triumph Of Optimism Over Fear'

Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living

In this uplifting AOL video, New York Times 'Vows' columnist Devan Sipher reveals some of the wisdom he's attained from talking to thousands of brides...

An Actor Faces His Fear

Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Usually when I feel that fear coming on, about memorization, auditioning, a role that I'm not sure I'm cut out for, I try to focus on the work process...

WATCH: Fight The ‘I’m Not Good Enough’ Fear

Marie Forleo | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Forleo

When you're entering the unknown in any area of your life, it often triggers an avalanche of self-doubt. Your mind may say you're too old, too young, not experienced enough, not intelligent enough, or not sophisticated enough to make it.

Beyond 'Shoe-Forking': Why You Should Go Barefoot And Eat With Your Hands

MeiMei Fox | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Being fearless means getting in there and getting wet. Literally. By jumping into the ocean and feeling ourselves pushed around by the waves. By taking off our shoes and tickling our toes with the grass. By exercising in the great outdoors instead of in a gym.

What Would YOU Do With A Second Chance In Life?

Sura | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Sura

On Dec. 26, 2004, my life changed forever. That day, the tsunami struck Asia, killing hundreds of thousands of people. I learned that the resort I was scheduled to visit just three days later, Charlie's Beach Resort in Koh Phi Phi, had been completely wiped out, with no survivors. It made me deeply question the way I was living.

Love Means Being Free To Fly Your Crazy Flag

Angela Gray | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Angela Gray

When do you show your crazy flag to the person you are dating? Timing is key, especially considering what brand of crazy you are working with. At the beginning of my relationship, my strategy was to throw all of my awesome at my new man. I figured I needed to build up a big reserve of goodness before I hit him with the flip side.

Fear of Climate Change May Finally Be Trumping Ideological Denial

David Ropeik | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
David Ropeik

The brain relies on several instincts to help us survive, and sometimes they conflict. One fear can literally contradict another. That's the case with climate change. The bad news is that at this point, the wrong ones are winning. The good news is, things may be changing.

Are You REALLY Ready For Love?

Amanda Slavin | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

At the end of the day, hate is not the opposite of love. Hate is love gone wrong, but it is not the opposite. Fear is the opposite of love. Fear of the unknown, fear of paths not taken, fear of letting go and of starting anew.