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Coming Out: Not the Easiest Thing, But the Most Honest Thing I've Ever Done

Dillon Couvillon | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Dillon Couvillon

I know that maybe some of you are surprised, and maybe some of you aren't. I also know that the last time you and I spoke, might be the last time we will ever speak. I know that for some of you, it's only just opened the friendship that we have, and for others maybe unfortunately it just ended the one we had.

7 Ingredients of a Healthy Relationship

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

I've been alive for 34.5 years, and I have concluded that love is undefinable. Although I do know one thing I am absolutely sure of, and that is love is a choice.

The Radical Rule That Sustains My Marriage

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

By Mei Mei Fox for When my husband and I first came together as a romantic couple three years ago, we agreed to practice Radical Hone...

Cebu City, My Lost Wallet and the Kindness of Humanity

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Humanity is us and when we give up on the kindness of people, in many ways we give up on ourselves and worse, we gradually allow ourselves to do the very things that we so loathed at the start.

'If You Get Too Cold, I'll Tax The Heat'

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Nobody likes the taxman. Even those who in principle believe in spreading the wealth -- even they get a twinge of fear at the mention of the IRS, April 15th and -- worst of all -- the dreaded audit. Don't deny it.

It's Mine, All Mine - Parshat VaYishlach

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Jacob gets attacked by Esau's angel after crossing a river alone. What was so important on the other side of the river to cause Jacob to face danger by himself?

Qualities of an Ideal Parent

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Robert C. Jameson

If you were to create an ideal parent, what qualities would s/he have? What would they look like? What would they say or do?

Would You Rather Be Perfect Or Happy?

Erin Cox | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Life is beautiful, breathtaking and lovely, but also complicated, messy and ugly at times. That's what is so amazing about our spirits' human experience! Without our struggle and pain, how would we fully experience and appreciate the beauty and joy?

I'm From Woodstock. Yes I Am!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

"Two hours north of Manhattan" was my standard response. "Upstate New York" was my backup, closely followed by "The Hudson Valley", "65 miles south of Albany", and the always dependable "Foothills of the Catskill Mountains".

How to Be Naked

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

I would gladly trade a lifetime's worth of meaningless orgasms for one long, genuinely naked conversation.

Do You Know Who You Really Are?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Does expressing different parts of yourself highlight parts of your personality that normally never see the light of day? Do you feel you're releasing some pent up hidden part of you that you need to express?

Can I Give You Some Feedback?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

One of the greatest benefits of exchanging feedback is that it promotes intimacy, trust, respect and appreciation in relationships.

The Moment I Realized I Had Become a Mean Mommy

Janet Casey | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Janet Casey

There is a moment in every mom's life in which she realizes that she has indeed been, as I describe it, a "mean mommy."

52 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

1. Life is good. Not always, but mostly. And when it is not so good, be assured it will get better.

WATCH: Do You Live In One Of The World's Most Honest Cities?

Posted 12.13.2013 | Healthy Living

Looking for the world's most honest city? You may need to go outside the U.S. Reader’s Digest recently conducted a "Lost Wallet" Test to find whi...

The 5 Different Ways We Lie

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When it comes to the truth, it's important to think about whether you want people to trust you. This world may not be perfect, nor the truth always easy to take, but you can find peace and freedom in the security of knowing that the world you've created around you is as real as it gets.

7 Things Happen to You When You Are Completely Honest

James Altucher | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
James Altucher

Honesty is about the scars. It's about the blemishes. But it's more than just bragging about failure, which could be a form of ego. It's about truly helping people.

An Honest Wage: Dollars, Hours, And Ethics

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.18.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

The minimum wage inextricably links the two most basic resources we have in life -- time and money -- and makes explicit what your time and my time are worth, down to the penny. But are these two basic resources really equivalent? Not deep in the human psyche.

It Might Have Appeared to Go Unnoticed

Stacey Morris | Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacey Morris

I'm pledging allegiance to my feelings of admiration, respect and love this Yom Kippur, asking forgiveness for all the times I let the moment of truth die and promising to do better this year... especially to those who matter most to me.

Lights Go On -- Part X -- You Sir...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Recently I came across this quote by Shirley Maclaine: "The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves." In this writer'...

Holidays Are Over and so Is Your Marriage, Too...

Jim Halfens | Posted 11.09.2013 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

In many cases the wish to divorce doesn't come as a big surprise. Couples know that their relationship isn't really working anymore, but sometimes they see their holiday as a final test to be certain of their decision to split up or can we still make it work.

Lights Go On -- Part IX -- Your Essence...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

your essence is indescribable -- but I'll try... You are the lips that bring and complete the passion of my life... You are the eyes to my soul Yo...

Mole Hill to Mountain

Richard Brand | Posted 11.05.2013 | Religion
Richard Brand

I know that people can try to make mountains out of mole hills. We can read too much into some trivial thing. So I am not sure what to make of my small hobby.

Instead of Monitoring Employees, Try Motivating Them

Adam Grant | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

Several years ago, a forest products company was losing about $1 million a year due to employee theft. After a few simple policy changes, theft dropped to near zero, and it stayed there for at least three years -- with no monitoring at all.

When Should You Spill Your Secrets To A New Love Interest?

Judy Katz | Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty
Judy Katz

So here's the big question: when should you share your biggest secret with someone you met online? I am not talking about someone with whom you have just been emailing back and forth, or even someone you have spoken to numerous times.