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I Remember Rachel for Her Ferocity for Life, Not Cancer

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

Now eight years after college I wonder if I could I ever do what Rachel did -- live with cancer without any possibility of a cure, all while never letting up on exclamation points?

The One Thing You Should Have Figured Out By the Time You Turn 26

Madeline Wahl | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Growing up, I didn't really understand what it meant to take the road less traveled. I used to be so trapped in who I was that I didn't bother to look around me. But everything came to a sudden halt when my grandmother passed away. For the first time in my life, I really questioned what the purpose of everything was.

$3 Can Buy You Happiness: How I've Learned Integrity Fom the Poorest People in the World

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Dragos Bratasanu

A few years ago I went on a journey in Nepal. From the moment you land in Kathmandu, taxi drivers ask absurd sums of money for very short rides, merchants charge you a lot more because you're a foreigner.

Up a Tree

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.22.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


London Life

Brad Hobbs | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts
Brad Hobbs

Living in London and being a photographer is one of the greatest things in my life. Having moved from a small town in Kent, London has always excited ...

A Story About the Power of Giving

Kim Mecca | Posted 06.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Mecca

"This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you" -Hafiz. A few months ago Arianna Huffington's name appeared in my inbox introducin...

We've Come a Long Way My Friend

Krista Pelton | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Krista Pelton

As I grew up I realized it is less important to have a ton of friends, and more important to have real ones instead.

How to Keep a Relationship Alive

Honey Good | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

Our lives are filled with several types of relationships. Let's talk about our relationships with our partners, grandchildren and girlfriends. This will be a short survey on what I have learned over the years.

How Radically To Uproot The Root Of Our Political Misery

Living Room Conversations | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

We here at consider ourselves "radicals." Radical doesn't mean vandal or hooligan. It means, literally and operationally, "from the root."

Water into ...?

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.17.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


The 8 Things All Genuine Friendships Have In Common

Shelley Emling | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Now that we're midlifers, the whole friendship thing is a little trickier to master. Chaotic schedules and stressful careers leave little time to nurture a new friendship between people with no shared history. That's just the way it is as you grow older.

3 Ways Dating Techniques Can Be Applied to Friendships

Kat Cowley | Posted 06.15.2016 | Women
Kat Cowley

Today we have more outlets than ever that help us attract possible comrades to share our specific life interests. Online groups for those fresh in new cities boast dozens of activity options where you can join fellow newbies in various adventures.

Your Best Worst BFF Ever

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 06.16.2016 | Women
Lisa R. Petty

I have friends, just not a lot of them. After a lot of thinking, and a pot of coffee, I have discovered the reason: As a super best friend, I flat out suck, but I do make a good horrible best friend.

Something Stupid

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.16.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Lessons Learned From Winter

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 06.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Walker Baron

The long New Jersey winter is finally finished. Even on these hot, summer days, though, my thoughts turn to winter and its many lessons some of which...


Marcia Liss | Posted 06.14.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

Fate brought us together...

What I've Learned From 30 Years Of College Reunions

Jim Joseph | Posted 06.12.2016 | Fifty
Jim Joseph

Cornell was home, and it always will be home. It felt good to be home, even for a brief weekend. I've been to every reunion, every five years, since I graduated. In many ways, I can mark the milestones of my adult life by those reunions.

Why I Love Being Over 50

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 06.12.2016 | 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.

No Time to Connect With Friends? Try This

Jill Dahl | Posted 06.11.2016 | Women
Jill Dahl

Most women find it difficult to make time for friends amidst the unrelenting demands of work and family. It's not that we don't want to see our friends, it's just that we are so busy.

Phone a Friend

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

But nowhere is community more important than in your health. I know this seems counterintuitive, but left to your own devices, your chance of sustaining any particular diet or exercise program is extremely small.

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Get in Shape for Summer

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Working out and eating correctly is likened to cleaning your house. If you never picked your house up, little by little it would become toxic. If you look at exercise from this vantage point, and not just from the desire to look good, you have a greater chance of staying motivated. Live clean and be lean.


Marcia Liss | Posted 06.10.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Why We Secretly Love Other People's Misery | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Your gorgeous BFF gets a huge, honking zit smack-dab on the middle of her forehead, the day before a big party you'll both be attending. Do you a) feel awful for her and try to pick up her spirits with an "It's not that bad!" pep talk, or b) try to pick up her spirits with an "It's not that bad!" pep talk... while secretly smiling to yourself?

The Summer of Me

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

I recently celebrated a milestone birthday at the end of April which, understandably perhaps, caused quite a bit of soul searching. I spent considerab...

...And Waiting And...

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.09.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss