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Taking Our Minds on Vacation

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Nowhere is there a more idyllic spot, a vacation home more private and peaceful, than in one's mind, especially when it is furnished in such a wa...

Spathe at CACA, Saint Petersburg

John Gascot | Posted 07.06.2015 | Arts
John Gascot

Step into the Cory Allen Contemporary Art showroom (2121 2nd Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL) and you will be greeted by a cast of wondrous and otherworldly characters.

Lights Go On: Part LXV -- Free Will

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

How many times a day do we choose? we choose what time to arise we choose how to start our day what to drink what to eat what to wear who to ...

31 Best Websites for Scoring Freebies

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.20.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Learning where to look for these deals and free samples can save you a significant amount of money on a variety of stuff.

Free in NYC: Enjoy These Rare Moments

Erik Seide | Posted 05.15.2015 | New York
Erik Seide

New York City is a place where most of its residents spend at least half of their paychecks just on rent and a night on the town could cost as much a plane ticket to Europe.

Take Heart That Your Parents Made Mistakes

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

Each of us forms images of the world based on our experiences derived from engaging with our families. Gradually we learn that our expectations don'...

How I Got 14 Companies Like Chipotle And Trader Joe's To Send Me Free Stuff

Thrillist | Posted 04.08.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

Whoever said "there's no such thing as a free lunch" is an idiot.

What Nudity Means to Me As a Person With a Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

For the deliciously disabled, getting naked holds with it a few connotations, challenges and a level of connectedness that I want to expose for you all.

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

Free To Be You and Me

George Heymont | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new documentaries focus on the power of the arts to inspire people in ways that have absolutely nothing to do with "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps." Instead, they show how the arts can give disadvantaged youth hope for brighter futures and more meaningful lives.

New Hampshire Police Department Gives Out Free Pizza To Law-Abiding Citizens

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.12.2015 | Good News

Less than two weeks into March, the Farmington, New Hampshire, police department has already issued 30 tickets -- good for free pizza and French fries...

How I Beat Quicken's Upgrade-or-Else Scheme

Jeff Fox | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fox

A few years ago, I began to question whether each new version's bells and whistles, many of which I didn't need, were worth the price. Then there were the changes Intuit had made to the program's user interface over the years that forced me to change my habits.

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

A Broke Person's Guide To Fun

Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel

The age-old question “What do you want to do?” has plagued humanity since the dawn of civilized social interactions. When a small budget is involv...

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

Begging for Change from a Smartphone - by Simona Asinovski

Kindness Blog | Posted 03.18.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Have you ever asked a stranger for something as basic as food or shelter? I have. It's the most humiliating and humbling experience you can ever have.

Some of the Best Things in Life Really Are Free

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

The good news is that there are some things that are and will always be free, at least for the giver. We can say and do things that cost us nothing while offering something meaningful to others.

8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

How to Like Your Life More

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's up to us to remember why it excited us, and to ask ourselves if it still does. It's up to us to ask ourselves how we can make it fun again, perhaps in a new way. And then it's up to us to do it.

10 Ways To Redecorate Without Spending A Dime

BobVila.com | Posted 01.21.2015 | HuffPost Home
BobVila.com

Moving and regrouping furniture and accessories can give you new looks and functionality without spending new money. All it takes is a critical (and creative) eye to shop your home and see what can be repurposed.

The Nicest Thing I Have Ever Witnessed Someone Do for a Stranger

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.11.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

With the prediction of serious winter storms in Dallas, I headed to Walmart (with apparently every other person in town) to stock up on a few essentials before the storm hit.

10 Free Must-Read Street Photography eBooks

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 01.03.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Photography books are expensive, really expensive. I've collected dozens and dozens over the years and I kind of feel as though I have tied up a lot of money in books. It's not a bad thing, but I do wonder about the end result. Will I ever recoup my investment? Maybe. Certainly those who snapped up a first edition of "The Decisive Moment" are in luck. But it's always a gamble and always expensive.

The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..