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The First (But Biggest) Steps to Being Successful in Anything You Do

Meredith Nordhem | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Meredith Nordhem

Fear can only thrive in a space where you give it permission. So instead, give yourself permission to take the first step. Then the second. Then the third. Success isn't measured by what you accomplish, but how true you stayed to your dreams.

Modified: GMO Labels that Actually Work

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 10.20.2014 | Denver
Paul Schwennesen

After removing overstepping authority on recreational, relatively harmless psychoactive drugs, the "in" crowd immediately does an about-face and asks the state to regulate its food. You cannot, if you love freedom and trust the individual, have it both ways.

How Houston Attorneys Are Reinforcing Homophobia By Infringing on Religious Liberties

Brandan Robertson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Brandan Robertson

As an evangelical Christian and an activist for LGBTQ rights, I am deeply disheartened by the actions we are seeing in Houston. I stand in complete solidarity with the churches and pastors that have been subpoenaed, demanding that these legal actions be reversed.

WATCH: Expecting to Be Afraid (Anticipatory Fear)

Brad Yates | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

It's uncomfortable enough when we experience fear in challenging moments... and we often make it worse by experiencing that fear when we are anticipat...

Qatar's Path to Regional Maturity

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
Saleem H. Ali

Sheikh Tamim is showing sensible political acumen that is most welcome in Gulf politics despite his young years. He should also be willing to embrace greater freedom of press and resume the hybrid democratization process which was started by his father.

The Future of Hong Kong's Freedom?

Benjamin Powell | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
Benjamin Powell

Whether Hong Kong's democratic freedom protests are an overall movement for liberty depends crucially on what is expected out of Beijing in the future.

WATCH: 'Should' You Feel Bad?

Brad Yates | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

One of the reasons we tend not to feel as good as we could as often as we could is that we have a lot of training in how to feel bad. Not only are we...

Daily Meditation: The Cost Of Freedom

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.10.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Secrets Suck

Maria Senise | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Has anyone heard the song "Secrets" by Mary Lambert? Lyrically, it's one of my new favorites. Here are a few of the most poignant lines, the ones that...

Observations of a Freelancer

Jamie Silverman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business
Jamie Silverman

For almost a full year, I was in an amazing relationship -- with my career. We had tremendous respect for each other, the perfect amount of give and take. The near perfect year of my advertising career was the year I worked as a freelancer.

The Truth Is Not Out There: 7 Steps for Clearing Truthaches

Tamika Schilbe | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women
Tamika Schilbe

A truthache is something we hide or avoid that hurts us. The ache is the symptom we get from not being totally honest. Truth archaeology is the practice of digging into our truthaches to gain more clarity, confidence and purposefulness in our lives. It's about delving into dark places compassionately and purposefully.

Should We Just Follow Orders? Rules of Engagement for Resisting the Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

To begin with, and most importantly, Americans need to know their rights when it comes to interactions with the police, bearing in mind that many law enforcement officials are largely ignorant of the law themselves.

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

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 10.07.2014 | 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.

The Power of Loving-Kindness

Kim 'Skipper' Corbin | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kim 'Skipper' Corbin

Have you ever had the experience when a seemingly random scene or interaction with someone sticks in your memory for a very long time? One such conv...

How Travel Taught Me to Live With Less

Cliff Hsia | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Take your first step to living a fuller and more meaningful life by living with less. Do something. Donate some clothes, give away some toys, sell the extra car. Simplify your life.

Can Money Buy Everything?

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 10.03.2014 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

I know it is not an easy decision to cancel such a major event that impacts so many people, including myself. I am sure that all Nobel Peace Laureates scheduled to attend this summit would have loved to celebrate their achievements next week in South Africa.

WATCH: Your True Value

Brad Yates | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

One of my favorite pieces from the great Zig Ziglar goes like this: How many of you have a million dollar race horse, may I see your hands please? N...

'One Small Candle of Truth Dispels a Lot of Darkness'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.01.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

The words punch the elevator button in our memory, and trolley up freighted meanings and classroom images from our innocent years in fourth grade.

Finding Paradise

Paula Puryear Martin | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Puryear Martin

Paradise as a state of mind. It is a state of consciousness. It is a place we can inhabit anytime we want. Paradise is a myth (in Milton's Paradise...

Just Why Is Ello So Naive?

Markus Giesler | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Markus Giesler

As a sociological game, social media is not about being an authentic person. It is about trying to become an authentic person in the eyes of your audience -- a moral protagonist.

WATCH: Differences of Opinion?

Brad Yates | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Wouldn't it be lovely if others always saw things our way...? Nah... probably be pretty boring, actually. But even though it would be dull and stifl...

The United States: A Country Fighting for 'The Last' of Our Freedoms!

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
Laura Wellington

No doubt, it is our natural instincts as parents to protect our kids from any harm. To watch them suffer is harder on us -- many times -- than on them.

The Limits of Ideology: Lessons from Singapore

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Margaret Heffernan

Next year will see the 50th anniversary of the creating of Singapore, widely hailed as one of the most successful of the Asian tigers. In that short space of time, the tiny nation state has grown into one of the world's largest financial cities.

Climate Change This Week: 400,000 Call For Climate Action, Hottest August on Record and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to promote more CA electric cars, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans for $1 billion in energy retrofits for municipal buildings and pressuring landlords into reducing energy use.

Autonomy: The Self-Driving Car and You

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Paul Schwennesen

We could be forgiven for thinking this is a vaguely interesting gewgaw in a world benumbed by technological gadgetry. The iPhone Six is out, for crying out loud... But like those who scoffed at Karl Benz's strange "Motorwagen" in 1900, we'd be overlooking a revolution.