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How to Be Fearless: 4 Lessons From 50 Cent

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 01.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Claudine Chicheportiche

For most of us, upping your Zen game isn't just about living in a state of bliss and having a clear and empty mind. You and I aren't monks living on...

WATCH: Change Your Mind (About Success, Money, Love, Memories, etc.)

Brad Yates | Posted 01.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got" -- and if you always think what you've always thought, you're gon...

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: How Do I Come Up With a Business Idea?

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 01.22.2015 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

When starting a business, the risks come as part of the deal. It can be nerve-wracking, but it's also part of the beauty that makes up the world of entrepreneurship.

An Endearing Arrogance in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Jake Threadgould | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
Jake Threadgould

For Nasrin the headscarf transcends aesthetics, it is a symbol of the Islamic Republic itself. A symbol of that which reduces her to something that she is not. A symbol of something that can quite literally smother her identity. Only in the alcoves of this rigid regime, such as the corner of her friend's café, could she be herself.

Events in Paris -- It's Time to Stand Up For Freedom

David Shechtman | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
David Shechtman

If you're reading this article, then you've benefited, at least indirectly, from the laws protecting the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. These laws support freedom of expression, itself rooted in the political philosophy of Liberalism.

The Secret Medicine of Heartbroken Kindness

Jesua | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

It is easy to be kind when we are feeling wonderful about life, when we're feeling buoyantly inspired, or luminous in love, or poignantly connected to...

Martin Luther King Brought the Hebrew Prophets to Life

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.19.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Martin Luther Ling Day is today and to any American it should mean a rebirth of the principles enumerated on the Fourth of July. The latter commemorat...

Oscar-Worthy Performances by World Leaders (Paris Edition)

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

It should not escape notice that a handful of the world leaders who were at the march advocating freedom of speech do not uphold this right in their own countries, much less promote it. It made me think of an Oscar-worthy performance, ending when the credits rolled and everyone went home.

Free Hugs

Brenda Keesal | Posted 01.14.2015 | Good News
Brenda Keesal

When the short, old, white guy in a blue jacket drops by the café where I write, like clockwork, a couple of beefy regulars shout, jumping out of their seats, and one-by-one, heave their hulking bodies into his arms for a hug.

Spaces of Freedom in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Jake Threadgould | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Jake Threadgould

On my second night in Iran, I was invited to a party in a middle-class area of Tehran. Since we were a mixed gendered group with a foreigner in their midst, we had to be reasonably inconspicuous. As soon as we stepped over the threshold of the house, however, we were no longer in the Islamic Republic.

Marchons! Marchons! For Liberty and Remembrance

Frank Browning | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Frank Browning

Three million ordinary people turning out to express their support and solidarity with the survivors and the victims in an attack on a tiny antiauthoritarian newspaper is quite another matter from the White House admonition after 9/11 to carry on with the nation's business.

Charlie Hebdo -- More Than a Deadly Assault on Speech

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 01.09.2015 | World
Joyce S. Dubensky

As the freedom to say what you think -- even when it is offensive and horrifies others -- is chilled, we lose more than our right to speak our minds.

WATCH: 'Motivated by Misery?'

Brad Yates | Posted 01.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, we are often afraid that if we don't feel bad about our current circumstances, we won't' be motivated t...

Wicked Surveillance Is Abominable, Terrorism Is Worse.

Andrea Stroppa | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Andrea Stroppa

Today's deadly attack shows one more time that terrorism is an actual threat and that, in order to protect, monitor and prevent such attacks, Western nations must deploy sophisticated technologies and cooperate with each other.

We Are the Dream They Dreamed

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Maria Rodale

It's really not about "equality"; it's about freedom. Freedom. FREEDOM. The freedom to live a life fully and without fear, no matter your gender. Women today, especially in America, are living a dream that our foremothers dreamed for us. And they have passed the torch to us.

5 Ways to Make Your New Year's Resolutions 'Stick'

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

It's that time of year again when our thoughts turn to New Year's resolutions -- a time to look at our lives and to make a pledge or promise to ours...

Breaking Bad Turkey!

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Although, it is never too late to get back on the right track, Erdoğan and the current government should see the situation clearly: It's not possible to build a future on injustice.

WATCH: Woman Slurps Turkey Slice, Heals America

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.19.2014 | Weird News

There's a lot of bad things in the world today: North Korea being grumps, cold weather, The Colbert Report going off the air. It might seem like a nev...

The Power of This Moment

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.18.2014 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

Personally, I find this message quite refreshing -- one that cuts to the chase in today's multi-tracking, information-overloaded world. Here is someone not claiming to have the answer, but boldly asserting that we all have the answer.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Getting Family and Friends to Journey With You

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 12.18.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

While I don't remember our entire exchange, I distinctly remember firmly telling him "It's happening." I said this with so much resolve that he could only respond with "okay."

Moving the World to Reach Peace and Compassion

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

How do you learn courage in a society full of fear? This question was addressed at the 14th World Peace Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

Let's All Breathe Again

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices
Robert E. Johnson

As a father, a son, an uncle, a nephew, a brother, and a college president, I must ask myself, "How do I protect my son in a society where there is something structurally wrong with how young black men are treated by the criminal justice system?

God's Instagram Is Life

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.16.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

She's showing you the beauty of life the joyful rays of the rising sun the smiles of strangers in the streets and check-out lines the aroma of fres...

Smart Shopping: How to Spend Money and Feel Great Long-Term

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.16.2014 | Money
Miriam Ava

By now most of us have realized and put into practice that saving and investing money is vital to achieving financial fitness; so then, what's the smartest way to spend the money you choose to spend?

Giving Presence This Holiday Season

Anna Lozano | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna Lozano

Unlike a New Year's Eve party that lasts a few hours and then disappears after the stroke of midnight like fairy godmother magic, I guarantee my high is going to last beyond one night.