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I Couldn't Love Myself, So I Loved My Self-Judgment

Natasha Che | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Natasha Che

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for feel-good tactics that brighten up the world. I only find it surprising that, despite all the books and essays and TV talk shows that tell people to love themselves, we still find it difficult to do.

43 Things I Would Say To My Angsty Teenage Self

Erin Hinkle | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Erin Hinkle

I was so consumed in myself and my needs that no one or nothing else was as important. I am disappointed that I hurt those that had given me nothing but love, compassion and fifth chances. I don't believe in regrets. But I do wonder what I would say to that girl if this version of me could go back to high school me.

11 Successful Women Who Know Life Is So Much More Than Your Work

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women

Life doesn't have to be all about your 9 to 5 -- just ask some of the world's most driven women. We rounded up advice from the interviews, commen...

The True Story of the Man Who Invented the Dimmer

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

One of the many things we take for granted these days--our ability to dim the lights to create a romantic mood or the perfect dinner party ambiance-...

19 Essays For Your 30s

Kate Baer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Women
Kate Baer

Chapter 19: Assuming Everything Is A Thinly-Veiled Act Of Aggression or "Enjoying The Holidays With Your Family" (A Self-Help Directory).

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

Quora | Posted 04.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

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!

How Do You Live the Life of Utilitarianism?

Quora | Posted 04.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Utilitarianism says that we should always do what will have the best consequences for all those affected by our actions. "Best consequences" generally refers to well-being, in some sense, although utilitarians differ on whether this means happiness, and the reduction of suffering, or something like the satisfaction of preferences.

Top 10 Most Difficult and Useful Things People Need to Learn in Their 20s

Quora | Posted 04.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

If you don't speak up, nobody will hear you. If you don't introduce yourself, no one will know you. There are no more "class introduction" days. There are no more teachers to call on you even when you're shy. The real world is a scrappy place, and it's on you to make yourself known.

How Do You Earn Respect in Prison?

Quora | Posted 04.20.2015 | Weird News
Quora

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.

Why Fear Is the Enemy

Tina Martin | Posted 04.17.2015 | Good News
Tina Martin

Fear is overthinking what may happen and what could happen. The reality is fear is the unknown over-exaggerated in our minds. It's the enemy, because most things we fear never happen. We just imagine what it would be like if it did.

The 2 Driving Forces In Life

Inc. | Chuck Blakeman | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

There are really only two fundamental driving forces in life. One of them can be helpful, but is short lived. The other one can make you very successf...

Emotional Spring Cleaning Helps Develop Grit

Annie Fox | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

If we want to teach kids resilience and compassion (for themselves and others), we must show them our own resilience in the face of setbacks.

14 Reasons Why Living Alone Can Be Joyous

Quora | Posted 04.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

You go to the kitchen sink, and there aren't someone else's dishes in it.

How to Make Life Easier For Waiters

Quora | Posted 03.31.2015 | Taste
Quora

Show up on time for your reservation. This helps the whole operation run smoothly.

Ten Things Every New Dad Should Know

Quora | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Quora

Having children is natural and something we are designed to. It is important to understand that humans like all animals, have instincts when it comes to our biology, and it is only our false belief that the birth and parenting of our offspring requires more than nature already provides for in our DNA.

5 Things This Stay-At-Home Mom Learned From Her Working Mom

Olga Mecking | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents
Olga Mecking

Having a working mother is a gift. Without her, I wouldn't even know what is possible. I wouldn't work so hard to pursue my dreams. And of course I want to provide the same inspiration and be a role model to my children as well.

13 Questions You Need To Stop Obsessing Over

Posted 03.30.2015 | OWN

We're always running across lists of questions we should be asking our doctors, financial advisers, parole officers and so on. And I like those li...

A 28-Step Guide To Falling In Love With Your Messy Life

Lexi Herrick | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Stop thinking that you have to have all the answers, or know exactly what direction you are headed. You don't. You just have to know what's in your heart, and follow it.

5 Life Advice Tips for Ski Bums

Liftopia | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

So, you've decided to forgo the 9-5 hamster wheel in favor of bell-to-bell shredding. Good on you! But, there are a few aspects of real life you should not avoid. By all means, spend your meager savings on merino wool under layers... but cover your bases.

34 Ways You Change As You Become An Adult

Lexi Herrick | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Being an adult doesn't mean locking in a 9-5 job and procreating. Being an adult doesn't mean having everything figured out. Being an adult isn't some threshold you pass through at a fully mature and developed stage of life.

How Do You Instill Confidence in Girls as They Grow Up?

Quora | Posted 03.13.2015 | Parents
Quora

I have two daughters who are both incredibly confident. When I think about how they came to be this way, it makes me very proud to have instilled a quality in them they will benefit from for life.

The Question That Changed My Life

Francesca Hogi | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

Asking myself that question literally changed my life. In response, evidence that I was wrong about myself began to appear. I went from a "no-talent" recovering lawyer to a person who made it my mission to uncover what talents I truly possessed.

What You Can Learn From a Senior Beauty Pageant

Michelle O'Berg Figueroa | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
Michelle O'Berg Figueroa

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, behold this: A senior beauty pageant. Wrinkles are celebrated. Gray hairs flaunted. Skip the bathing suit competition. Loose the measuring tape -- there's no height requirement. There's only one requirement: Be 58 or older.

15 Ways to Increase Your Intelligence

Quora | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Read at least one 'serious' book per week, and diversify your reading: This will improve your vocabulary and verbal intelligence, and increase your general knowledge and conversational repertoire.

18 Things I Will Tell My Future 18-Year-Old Daughter

Unwritten | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Unwritten

If you ever find yourself waiting up for a boy at night with your makeup on, you should exfoliate and go to sleep.