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Advice Column: How To Move On From A Lying Ex

Chelsea Leigh Trescott | Posted 09.14.2016 | Women
Chelsea Leigh Trescott

Your letter is not about your ex being a d*ck. If he were a d*ck, you would have stopped thinking about him by now. But you are thinking about him. Almost a year later, and you're reaching out to me, too. You said you shouldn't be thinking about him though. Has someone told you that? Often our friends do.

10 Totally Bogus Stresses You Need to Let Go Of

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

I can say that many of our daily stresses are actually incredibly simple, incredibly avoidable imaginary stories that we've attached our happiness to. So yes, you still have to fulfill all your daily responsibilities, but while you do, remember that THESE silly stresses are only figments of your imagination...

The Golden Ticket of Opportunity

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.23.2017 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

I love the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, especially the magic of the 1971 original starring Gene Wilder. It's a wonderful tale of dreams coming true and I've watched it many times. And each time I do, one part of it always makes me smile and feel good about life itself.

How Social Media Helped Diagnose A Girl's Rare Genetic Disorder

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

After years of uncertainty regarding one little girl's rare genetic disorder, Reddit finally gave two parents the answers they needed. Tess Bigelow h...

5 Things They Never Tell You About Life After Cancer

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

I was given every form of support and educational resource possible, from counselors to peer mentors. What they didn't tell me is that after cancer, new battles will arise. And I'm sure some survivors won't resonate with a few of these, but for me, I wish someone had warned me...

This Uplifting Story Proves You Can CHOOSE Your Mood

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

This story was originally published on, a website for women that shares inspiring articles on self-improvement and advice on becoming you...

Listen to a Story

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 04.27.2017 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

Imagine: A room full of New York's finest doctors sitting through a university lecture on how storytelling can help them better appreciate and better connect with their patients.

Lionel's Wish: The Ultimate Loukoumi Good Deed

Nick Katsoris | Posted 04.24.2017 | Impact
Nick Katsoris

Every once in a while something happens that makes you realize that you are doing the right thing. It often comes at a time when you least expect it,...

A Spiritual Psychology Perspective on Addiction & Recovery

Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick | Posted 03.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick

I suspect it’s not unusual that at most gatherings where people come together seeking deep healing and growth, a fair number of participants have be...

Share The Word: Global Art Project Turns Slums Into Creative Hubs

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 03.15.2017 | Good News
Bibbi Abruzzini

Slums: crumbling overcrowded shanties, often a labyrinth of clichés in misery and inadequate housing. Locals and foreigners view slums as no trespass...

How I Fell Back in Love With MYSELF After Getting Dumped

Rachael Yahne | Posted 03.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

I've done a lot of very stupid things for the love of men. It was an attempt to employ the principle of every romantic movie: the heroine needs someth...

I'm An Immigrant And This Is My Truth

Tamara Holder | Posted 01.18.2017 | Impact
Tamara Holder

You see, the immigration process for legal immigrants can be tough. That's nothing new. However, what's more tragic is the lack of attention to details of some organizations who sign up for the task of educating those who choose to come to the United States. It's not the government's fault. It's people not doing their jobs.

Stories That Won't Make the News

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 12.23.2016 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

In my role at World of Children Award, I am fortunate enough to hear uplifting, truly amazing stories about real children all over the world. Every day, these stories remind me that there is still so much good in the world.

8 Habits of Happy, Self-Loving Women

Rachael Yahne | Posted 12.14.2016 | Women
Rachael Yahne

These are the tidbits of wisdom I've learned from women before me, including my incredible mother who saved my life during and after cancer, and many other teachers, mentors, and friends I've had the privilege of knowing.

Sharing Positive News, More Important Now Than Ever: Challenge

Toan Lam | Posted 12.09.2016 | Good News
Toan Lam

The truth is there are more good stories out there than bad stories. We just need a big ole platform to broadcast this. That's why I created Go Inspire Go, so you can go to a place to be inspired and go do something and create change. I believe the more good you see, the more good we will do.

The Persistence of Light Over Darkness

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 12.09.2016 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Millions more children around the world are facing a future of uncertain tomorrows. They face physical and emotional violence, attempt to re-build broken lives, or struggle to face another day. Who will bring them light?

From Abused and Homeless to Ph.D.

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

"Oh, my God. Are you serious?" That's a reaction I often get when people hear how I accidentally discovered, at the age of twenty, that I was adopted.

This Quadriplegic Artist Creates Impressive Portraits Of Athletes With His Mouth

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.15.2015 | Good News

Henry Fraser won't let quadriplegia suppress his creative spirit. He's gained social media fame by sketching and painting athletes, celebrities and Ha...

A Match Made in Heaven: A Cherished Newborn Heals the Heart of a Grieving Sister

Neil Willenson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Good News
Neil Willenson

Nicky Stansell could have never imagined that the palpable heartbreak and grief she experienced nearly 20 years ago would ultimately lead her to the cherished child who has become the greatest blessing in her life.

The Art of Being Alive Series: Meet a Company on a Mission to Spread Happiness

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Adedayo Fashanu

"On January 17, 2014 I woke up realizing that this may be the last time I ever wake up. When I woke up 8 hours later alive and happy I knew this operation had just changed my life dramatically."

Thank You, First Sergeant Westbrook and Gunnery Sergeant Small

Sara Martinez | Posted 05.06.2016 | Education
Sara Martinez

If it wasn't for them, I would not be graduating from DePauw University in 18 days. While in high school, they offered me so much guidance in my academic life, but even more impactful was the guidance they offered in my personal life.

Student Who Walks Home In Cold After McDonald's Shift Gets Help From Kind Cop, Internet

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.04.2015 | Good News

You don’t always have to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to understand their needs. Jonesboro, Arkansas, police officer John Shipman prove...

Interview With Demi Lovato: Using Her Tour and Platform to Empower Others

Marianne Schnall | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marianne Schnall

I talked with the multi-talented Lovato about all her various projects and why she feels so passionately called to use her platform to help and inspire others.

This Cancer Patient's Invention Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.03.2014 | Good News

When he was diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer a year ago, 30-year-old New Yorker Alex Niles was shocked. He had always been healthy and active, an...

Meet 10 People Who Prove You Can Reinvent Your Career After 50

Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty

Huff/Post 50 recently asked readers to submit nominations of people who've reinvented themselves for the better after age 50 as part of an initiative ...