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Four Life Lessons Passed Down to Millennials From Baby Boomers and the Greatest Generation

Quora | Posted 04.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul

I hope it's okay to go a bit older than people in their 40s and 50s. I'm a family sociologist at Cornell, and we surveyed over 1200 people over 60 on this very topic (described in the book 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans). Here are four "life lessons" they wanted to pass down to younger people - hope you find them helpful!

The 8 Biggest Mistakes Generation Y Is Making

Barrett Pall | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Barrett Pall

I by no means am saying throw your phone out, or never look at it again, but I am saying that you would be surprised at how much beauty, joy, and life you miss everyday while looking down.

Courage: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Brodinsky

Whether you are selling something, are in some other career, not working at all, just starting out, or simply living life -- and flying high, or feeling low -- courage is a must. For without courage, all is lost.

The 5 Things We Must Never Forget to Do

David Scott Clegg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David Scott Clegg

There was once a poet and mystic from Persia by the name of Rumi. His gift to the world lay in the simplicity by which he saw such complexity -- with ...

Tamara Mena, Motivational Speaker, Model and Wheelchair User On Staying Positive and Advocating For A Cure For Spinal Cord Injuries

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Prior to her accident, Tamara was set on becoming a fitness model. Her paralysis changed the course of her modeling: "I was in my best shape before the accident, especially my legs and abs. And ironically that's what I lost after the injury as a T-3 paraplegic.

Of Melancholy and Magic

Anne Almasy | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Almasy

The next time I lay down to die, I hope to be an old woman, with deeply-etched laugh lines and gnarled knuckles from gripping my camera too fervently, my pen too fondly. Because it won't be tomorrow. Or the next day. Or the day after that. I still have so much light to find.

The Main Reasons I Love Being Over 50

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Inskeep

Here are the things I love about being in my 50s; regardless of our age, these things apply more broadly to the beauty of getting older, and when embraced can perhaps allow you to skip some stages and realize earlier freedom before reaching mid-life.

The Fight To Be Fantastic

Janine Garner | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

It can be extremely tough to keep climbing your own Everest of success when it feels as though your oxygen supply is being cut off at the tank. So -- just how do you keep up the fight to be fantastic?

Suicide Is Not the Answer -- Reach Out!

Gigi G. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Gigi G.

Why am I writing this post? On Thursday, one of our neighbors took his own life. He was a brilliant, talented man -- top of his field of work in Aust...

The Upside Of Cancer

Donna Highfill | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I started the morning of my husband's cancer treatment reading about race issues. I read about the women who hate feminists, and the men who hate women. I watched videos about church-goers picketing gay marriage and young people writing off church because it's too political.

How Do You Earn Respect in Prison?

Quora | Posted 04.20.2015 | Weird News

Ultimately, the course of earning (more) respect is entirely up to the individual and their preference of method. The truth is that some people are simply good at being bad and doing good requires hard work. Throwing your hands up in the air and saying "I give up" is much easier than resisting negativity and continuing down a more positive path.


Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "technology"? Does the image of an iPhone or computer come rushing to your intern...

Why You're Miserable and Feel So Alone

Garrett Paknis | Posted 04.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Garrett Paknis

It's difficult being you because nobody understands who you are. You hate to admit it, except when you're four drinks in on a Friday night surround...

I Dreamt of Being Something Great, Now I'm a Mother

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

In the last decade or so I've dreamt of becoming an FBI agent, author, astronaut, rock star, horse trainer and food truck owner. And as of this moment, I am none of those things.

The Power of Your Words

Darren Hardy | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Darren Hardy

You have a responsibility to the people you care about. Your words, your validation, your affirmation can change people's lives. This is as true for your children and your spouse as it is your clients.

Could Oil and Gas Inspire Change in Lebanon?

Georges Pierre Sassine | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Georges Pierre Sassine

Today, a group of Lebanese from across the world launched an initiative focused on supporting a vital sector for the future of Lebanon that we hear relatively little about: Lebanon's potential oil and gas industry.

A Daughter Gives Up Her Life To Take Care Of Mother With Alzheimer's

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 04.20.2015 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

I asked Jennifer Krychowecky what she gave up during her nine-year journey caring for her mother, Linda Krychowecky, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 59. Her response was eye opening.

True North and Inside-Out Destination

Catherine Nagle | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

I really believe we're all meant to live our passion with peace, understanding, and wonder, and share our experiences in every way possible that touch another's heart and lights their eyes. And, these profound waves of technology run smoothly through our storms of life and impact us all to make it happen.

Are You an Effective Leader?

Terri Wallin | Posted 04.14.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

There isn't a leader that at some level of insight, hasn't asked him/herself that exact question. How do you know if you are an effective leader? There is a vast smorgasbord of leadership styles out there. Is the right leadership style idiosyncratic? If not, how do you find the right one?

You're Not as 'Normal' as You Think You Are: Redefining 'Normal'

Randi Evans | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Randi Evans

My son is beautiful and more importantly, he's true to who he is, more true than I could ever be. And the only time he's ever embarrassed about who he is, is when I have to remind him that "we can't do that here," or when he's drawing eyes that look at him like he's crazy.

How Spanx Got Me An Interview With Warren Buffett (It's Not What You Think)

Gillian Zoe Segal | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Gillian Zoe Segal

To say that The Oracle of Omaha is a wealth of wisdom is an understatement. Getting to know him has had a tremendous impact on the way I look at the world.

'It's Taken Me Almost 60 Years To Realize There Was One Thing I Was Never Taught'

Robin Korth | Posted 04.13.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

I was never taught to love myself. In fact, I was taught the opposite. I was taught that loving myself was selfish and 'wrong.' I was taught that others always came first and that self-sacrifice -- being loving and kind to everyone else -- was the way to happiness.

Bringing Meaning to Your Birthday

Tim McDonald | Posted 04.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tim McDonald

Today, I turn 47. It has been a very different life than I ever imagined. The vision I had when I was 16 of what my life would be like included one fa...

A Chemical Life

Sarah Liddle | Posted 04.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Liddle

A chemical life, A dead third eye, Pitch black, But running all night, Seeking a lie, Seeking a chemical life, Searching for the shinning forward ...

How to Stop Waiting and Start Living Your Dreams: Five Tips Learned From a Sneaky Renters Remodel

ananda | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living

The following five tips came from our crazy journey of "remodeling" a bland and generic rental balcony into a tropical island style outdoor room, almost entirely with discarded pallets and other recycled materials. And we did not break any rules as renters! Here's what we started with, and our tip number one.