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The Best Leap of My Life Could be Yours, Too

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Traci Evison UCF Forum columnist I recently gave myself a tandem skydiving jump to celebrate my 40th birthday. Jumping out of an airplane is much ...

Oh Boy, Scouts.

Tim Arnold | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Tim Arnold

If I were to say I was active in the Boy Scouts of America into early high school, it would no doubt conjure up certain images. They'd be wrong. No matter what they are, the images you have would all be wrong.

This Is How To Be Happy In An Empty Nest

Suzanne Stavert | Posted 09.30.2015 | Fifty
Suzanne Stavert

Fall has arrived and a new class of empty nester parents are drying their eyes and lamenting the fact that their last baby has left the nest. What will they do now that Johnny and Sally are at school? Where did all of the time go? What shall we do next? Here's one answer.

The First (Baby) Step Out of My Comfort Zone

Alana Rose | Posted 07.09.2015 | Parents
Alana Rose

I was invited to blog for Huffington Post over three months ago and since then I haven't been able to sit down and write a post that I feel confident and comfortable sharing.

What I've Learned by Living on the Streets for a Week, and Why You Should Care

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Dragos Bratasanu

The first week in Bucharest after I left home for college was tough. I was an acutely shy and scared 18-year old freshman roaming alone, lost in the crowded and polluted metropolis.

7 Lessons You Need to Learn When Writing Your Book

Maria Ross | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Maria Ross

Ever wanted to write a book? Do you have an unfinished opus about your expertise sitting on your laptop? How about the next Harry Potter or crime thriller?

Why Giving Your Heirs A Test Run With Your Money Makes Sense

Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty
Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster

Actively making decisions on even a small amount of money can be a valuable experience. How heirs make decisions and problem-solve as a group is at the heart of this exercise.

When the Going Gets Tough

Simran Baxendale | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Simran Baxendale

Courage is a difficult characteristic to possess. The courage to be different, the courage to succeed and even the courage to try something new and risk failure are all forces that govern our daily activities.

20 Things I've Learned at 20

Ashley McDonald | Posted 06.14.2015 | College
Ashley McDonald

In the months since turning 20, however, I think I've learned quite a bit about life. Or rather, I've reflected on my experiences more thoughtfully and have formed conclusions.

What I Learned From My First Semester in College

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

My first semester at the University of Pennsylvania has just ended. I'm flying back home, and I don't know what to think. It's been such a journey from the moment I stepped on campus all the way to today.

The Productivity Secret You Don't Want to Hear

OZY | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living

Users of online collections that amass and share ideas such as Pinterest and the U.S. patent database can benefit too, by focusing more narrowly. A counterintuitive idea? Sure. But one that just might kick your butt away from your infinite web of procrastination and into high-gear discipline.

What I Learned From 10 Days Without Shampoo

Grace Li | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Grace Li

Backpacking has taught me a lot, and I will carry all of those lessons with me into the future, but here's the thing -- I don't plan on carrying much else.

The Case For Putting Nothing On Your To-Do List

Nicole Glassman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

It seems many of us have a fear of failing, or not doing enough, or not doing it "right." We are afraid that if we leave that inbox unattended, we will seem irresponsible. If we leave the dishes in the sink for that moment, we are just creating more to do later.

A Breakup Letter to Worry

Daisy J Lin | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Daisy J Lin

I've done the math, Worry, and sorry, it's not adding up. What you say just doesn't fly with me any longer.

Wrapping a Present for the Future

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.10.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Maybe there is some risk in overzealously documenting our lives. There are certainly times to put that camera away and join in the fun. But these findings suggest that there may also be risk in failing to create mementos. The seemingly dull and quotidian details of our everyday lives may be the emotional treasures of the future.

Materialistic People Are Less Happy Than Everyone Else: Science

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business

Money can buy happiness, just as long as you’re not materialistic. For a while now, conventional wisdom -- with the backing of science -- has he...

What This Successful Journalist Can Teach Us About Failure

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living

Could intentionally setting yourself up for failure actually lead to your greatest success in life? Renowned journalist George Plimpton spent his c...

In the Mundane and Ordinary of Motherhood I've Found my Happiness

Melissa Chapman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

All that wanderlust I had in 20 years has dissipated and I can't imagine needing or searching for anything more than what I have right here. Right now.

Invest in Life Experiences

Sean Kim | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Sean Kim

Experience can be relived. Experience has emotional longevity. It can be improved in our minds as we continue to grow and progress in life. It stays with us and they are lessons we can use everyday for as long as we live.

Loving Your Feet

Trish Kinney | Posted 03.29.2014 | Women
Trish Kinney

These amazing feet of mine have never complained, just kept on giving day after day, decade after decade.

WATCH: Why Success Isn't Dependent On Your Paycheck

Posted 11.01.2013 | Black Voices

Iyanla Vanzant has a message for those who look at their bank accounts when defining success: those numbers won't last forever. The spiritual life ...

50 Things You Must Experience At Least Once After 50

Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty

The Huffington Post has written about the 10 things everyone should do before they die. We've also written about the 10 trips everyone needs to take i...

Roadside Assistance: A Question of Guilt and the Duty to Rescue

Steven Kurlander | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

I keep asking, as the accident replays in my head, if I should have stopped. Even after everyone I told me that calling 9-1-1 was more than enough, my perceived moral failure continues to trouble me, and probably will for the rest of my life.

How to Quit Gracefully: 4 Tips for the Consummate Professional

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

A well-crafted departure fuels positive memories, both in your own mind and in the minds of former colleagues.

8 Life Experiences You Won't Regret Missing

Posted 07.25.2013 | OWN

By Lisa Kogan Attention, adventurers and self-improvers: Sometimes your best move is simply to stay put. There are people who search a...