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LIFE!

Men Shoot, Cars Crash, Diseases Surprise: How to Live in This World

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 02.13.2013 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

I don't know if Fate's bullet will hit me next or someone I love so much I can't even type their names in this sentence. So I will make their lives richer. I will show them where they live in my heart by putting that heart on my sleeve for them to wipe their noses on.

14 Things We've Stopped Worrying About -- And You Should Too

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women

With every passing season, year, spate of "character building experiences," there are things we've just stop worrying about. Maybe it's due to accumul...

Unsentimental Holidays, Part 1: James Joyce and "The Dead"

James Bryson Hyatt | Posted 02.10.2013 | Books
James Bryson Hyatt

I'm going to roll out a handful of suggested books, movies and albums to get you through the holidays without much sentiment -- while also not falling back on cynicism and despair.

Is It Worth Risking My Life Today?

Nikki Stone | Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Today, decide on a risk that you have been contemplating taking. Make a list of the pros and cons so you can weigh the outcome and see if the threat is worth it.

Ode to Our Inspirations

Maggie Lyon | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

It is so vital to take the time once in a while to give shout outs to these lights, these beacons that have palpably made our lives and often many other lives around them better. Let them know just how pivotal they are to you, and that the world just wouldn't be the same without them.

Advice From David Sedaris

Alina Kulesh | Posted 01.30.2013 | Books
Alina Kulesh

Sedaris had everyone in the entire theatre shaking in their seats and rapidly dying of uncontrollable laughter. I could see it then, a headline reading "American Humor Writer Kills Palm Desert Retirees."

Tales From The Autism Spectrum: My Friend AmberDawn...

David Trumble | Posted 01.23.2013 | Arts
David Trumble

The power of art and creativity to illuminate the world for others is not simply a cultural benefit, but also a deeply important tool to help the authors themselves navigate their way through their own emotions, experiences and journeys.

Christ Like Livin'

Steven Nereo | Posted 09.30.2013 | Comedy
Steven Nereo

When I look around our society and see a bunch of douchebags that act like life hasn't punched them in the face enough I seriously begin to wonder if I let my community down by not doing my share.

Chemical Stunts

Waldo Mellon | Posted 01.15.2013 | Arts
Waldo Mellon

Dear Waldo, My moron brother Lance is always talking about outer space. He's obsessed with the idea that there's millions and millions of other planets with life on them.

Mounting the Dragon

Nikki Stone | Posted 01.08.2013 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Aerial skiers are all apprehensive every time we make our way down the unstable plastic material launching us into the summer training pool.

18 Questions That Everyone's Too Afraid To Ask

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

Leigh Newman comes up with the intimidating but crucial ideas we all need to examine. Take the plunge. It may change your life. ...

'Ripe' -- A Juicy One Woman Show by Wendy Hammers

Mark C. Miller | Posted 12.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Mark C. Miller

Wendy Hammers dances throughout her impressive, brave, honest, touching, funny, intimately revealing one-woman show about the most recent 10 years of her life, from age 40-50. In fact, the show is billed as "a juicy new dance with words."

Why It's Okay to 'Make a Mess' of Things

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Sometimes you have to make a mess of things to find the joy and fulfillment you desire and deserve. And let me tell you, sometimes it's actually easier to take a sledgehammer to all that you've built up rather than waiting for it to painfully unravel over time.

Beautiful Insanity

Tokoni Uti | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Tokoni Uti

Fear. Then a shallow illumination. / Wrapped in an oddity that defies confrontation. / Suicidal, but a lot to be heard.

Transformation in Media Means Transforming Ourselves

Vivian Norris | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I kept wondering about those who own and control and create much of the media and how much if any time they spend on meditation, creating consciousness and how what they do affects all of us.

Baby Mice and Stem Cell Alternatives

Beth Kohl | Posted 12.12.2012 | Science
Beth Kohl

This past week, I heard about a scientific breakthrough that could eventually allow people to create living beings, possibly even human ones, on command, age be damned.

Kitchen or Man Cave? Take Your Soul Searching Any Way You Can Get It!

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Whatever we choose as our sanctuary, we should retreat into it often enough to do a little soul-searching and make sure that we're checking in with ourselves and our happiness.

How to Get 'It' When You Don't Feel Like 'It'

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

The basis for my work is a concept called "Do IT well and make IT fun." And when I refer to the IT, I'm not referring to information technology, but r...

A Conversation with Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis of the Biopolitics International Organization

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.03.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

Some of the world's foremost thinkers are often those who remain outside the limelight. One such thinker is Professor Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis, the president and founder of the Biopolitics International Organization, based in Athens.

Closing Doors, Opening New Ones

Tom Falco | Posted 11.29.2012 | Miami
Tom Falco

Just as 2005 was the "golden age of blogging" I feel that now is the golden age of webcomics.

Life, Death and the Survival of the Fittest

Patrizia Chen | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Patrizia Chen

I was fascinated by a big aquarium in my cousin's living room in Japan. Fish of every shape and color revolved inside the tank, swimming between fake palm trees and fluttering plastic leaves.

Getting Back to Hopeful

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

As they say, it's really about the journey -- not the destination. Because once you reach the destination (wherever it may be), there is always the next journey to take. This is called life! And it's wonderful, mysterious, and worth it, no matter how much it may hurt at times.

Meeting Julian Barnes

Alina Kulesh | Posted 11.25.2012 | Books
Alina Kulesh

While reading The Sense of an Ending, you too, like Tony -- the protagonist -- will peel layers and layers of your life, despite your young or old age, in attempts of finding the lie in the truth and the truth in the lie.

Need a Philosophy of Life? This Could Be Your Lucky Day

Mark C. Miller | Posted 11.24.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

The other day, someone asked me if I had a philosophy of life. I pondered this very seriously for several moments before answering, "Hey, buddy, just ring up my groceries -- I don't want to miss the beginning of Dancing With the Stars."

Cara Santa Maria

What Is Life?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

What is life? It's a deceptively simple question. Philosophers and scientists have pondered it for millennia, and they have yet to settle on a satisfa...