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The Sunday Series (Amanda's Sunrise) With Mark Brodinsky

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Mark Brodinsky

The Sunday Series: Amanda's Sunrise Just days away from a major milestone in her life, 17-year-old Amanda Endres is feeling good. She's a fighter. Sh...

5 Simple Things You Need to Do Now for a Productive Fall

Carson Tate | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Carson Tate

Productive people recognize the seasonal shifts in their energy and commitments. They prepare for the uptick in activity each August by getting clear, culling their to do lists, adjusting their pace and staying aware of the fact this season can be more challenging.

High on Heels

Michael Rohrer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Sometimes a man's gotta do something that's out of the ordinary. Sometimes he has to push himself. Sometimes a man's gotta walk into a shoe store and buy a pair of heels.

The Third War

Wayétu Moore | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Wayétu Moore

I cannot fight the contemplation of why some countries, why some men, why some histories are so far less fortunate than others. None can choose which journey they are born into, what barriers or privileges will dictate the circumstances of their lives.

Essential Steps to Success in Life

Anush Kostanyan | Posted 08.14.2014 | Impact
Anush Kostanyan

We only have to seize them and be open for accepting the amazing gifts of life. The steps below will help you go forward to your greatest dreams and feel the glory of true success.

A Theater With a Heart and Soul

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

It is hard to describe the gloriousness of a show of Broadway performers singing and dancing to the music of live musicians, along the backdrop of the Sonoma vineyard hillsides, within ancient ruins, under the moon and stars.

Robin Williams: Life Lessons He Left Us With

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

There is so much to learn from a beautiful man like Robin Williams. Robin taught us that adult laughter and comedy were healing. He could, just by being him, make any topic, dark or light, somehow hysterically funny. We were all enamored with him because he reminded us to see the humor.

From Digital Overload to Enlightenment

Martin O’Leary | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Immanuel Kant described enlightenment as one's emergence from self-imposed immaturity. But how can a digital addict ever achieve enlightenment with so many distractions, let alone escape immaturity?

Who Wants to Be Good for Nothing?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

With success being often defined as "making it," through the acquisition of money, recognition and power, it has been difficult for me to fit the journey of my migrating interests into this definition.

Mork Calling Orson: My Time With Robin Williams

Erin Michelle Threlfall | Posted 08.12.2014 | New York
Erin Michelle Threlfall

In 2004, I was working in a fabulous jazz club here in New York. When we first opened, each of the staff named a celebrity whom we would love to meet at the club. According to our agreement, if that person came in while you worked, they were yours to look after.

What's the Point

Tim McDonald | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

When I start asking myself, "What do I want people to take away from this?" That's when everything falls apart. Frustration takes over because I could drive myself nuts thinking of how to phrase my words perfectly so that the majority of people will walk away with the information I want them to.

TIME OUT! This is Your Life. Reinvention Inspiration

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

If you start with this gift to yourself -- the gift of time and reflection -- you'll be on the way to creating a profound change that you never realized was possible.

So You Want to Quit Your Job and Travel the World?

Jinna Yang | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Jinna Yang

So if you are, like I once was, miserable waking up every day, it's time to consider saving up as much money as you can and begin planning your trip. Life is too short to be unhappy. Pick a destination and book your ticket to go see the world.

The Remarkable Secret of Reflection

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Reflection gives me the opportunity to slow down and enjoy life's greatest moments. So as I celebrate another birthday, I am blessed to be living on purpose, gaining new wisdom and embracing the joy of the journey.

Who's Going to Push Me?

Alisa Schindler | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women
Alisa Schindler

"I know I don't need you to push me," He says, exasperated. He's only 5 and already I'm the mom who doesn't get it. "l want you to!"

How Will You Spend Your Heart Today?

Julie Genovese | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Genovese

The dragonfly's work has dominoed and is done. She lifts off the page, hovers for a moment and then zips toward the open water, taking some of my black and white BS with her.

Grit and Integrity

Sarah Walton | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Walton

I encourage you, and all of us, to make promises that we know are in our best interest. To be on time, to be where we say we're going to be...to show up for life. Because when we show up, the world inevitably meets us half way. And more often than not, it even produces magic.

Part and Parcel: Poet January Gill O'Neil

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

January Gill O'Neil's newest book of poetry, Misery Islands, shows us how easily our lives can become storm-tossed and tumultuous.

Story Time!

Christine Hassler | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

I will admit I like getting stuff done. I love the gratitude, excitement and often relief I feel when I attain a goal. Don't you? Of course you do! W...

3 Ways to Give (Without Spending Any Money!)

Julia Schemmer | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Julia Schemmer

Unless you're Bill Gates or Angelina Jolie, it is nearly impossible to make a meaningful financial impact on the organizations you love. Thankfully, helping someone in need goes way beyond economic support.

Design and Incubation - When Does the Muse Finally Speak?

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Soren Petersen

All may be familiar with the experience of working hard on a challenge, getting stuck and then, while taking a shower, exercising or preparing for bed, the answer suddenly pops up into one's brain.

What is Your Cause?

Marc Erlbaum | Posted 08.01.2014 | Good News
Marc Erlbaum

And of course, regardless of the intent of the question, the answer may simply be "I don't know. I don't know how I got here or what I'm supposed to be doing." And not knowing is okay. Not asking, however, is unacceptable.

Summon Your Inner Songwriter

Tom Sturges | Posted 08.01.2014 | Arts
Tom Sturges

Successful Songwriting is not a science by any means. It's an art, by every means. Everyone who practices it practices it very differently. It appears in different forms through myriad channels and inspirations.

#AOLBUILD Receives Ziggy Marley Moderated by @MARCLAMONTHILL

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Watch the AOL BUILD below with Ziggy Marley of the Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, moderated by the Huffington Post Li...

We Burn Brighter Together

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Sue Shanahan

"Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they are always there." -- Eleanor Roosevelt I just returned from our annual ...