Power going out at the Super Bowl; Maker's Mark announcing its plans to dilute its whiskey; the woman who hid under her desk to avoid a TV reporter; Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend and a Canadian mayor's crack-laced meltdown. All great, but not Sponge-worthy.
I determined that my own story, with its emotionally and sexually abusive mother, and physically abusive, but bullied and mentally ill father, would be easier for readers to connect with if I wrapped it in a fairy tale.
The answer seems obvious to me. Find your music, find your voice. Believe it or not, the world is actually waiting for you to achieve your dreams, so you can give your unique gifts away.
In yesterday's much-anticipated interview with Oprah, Beyoncé finally admitted she was a member of the New World Order, also known as the Illuminati.
Arianne Bennett is the co-founder and CEO of Amsterdam Falafelshop, a top-it-yourself falafel sandwich shop, and darling of Washington D.C.'s famed Ad...
Every year I make New Year's resolutions and every year I break them. So this year, I'm trying something different -- resolutions for other people. Hey world -- here are the changes I'd like to see YOU make in 2014.
January 2013 should have been the beginning of the best year of my life. Everything looked as if it was finally coming together, and then that dreadful day came that changed my life forever.
Not only did I not have an ugly Christmas sweater for my first ugly Christmas sweater party, I didn't have a nice Christmas sweater, or even a red or green sweater, to fake it. But this glitch in the plan was not going to stop this crafty Jew from enjoying her first Christmas party. To the craft room!
Today, pause, take time to step away from your busyness, feel your inspirations, be compelled by your greatest intention, allow your gifts to rise. Write them down. Put them to "work!"
There is a mysterious beauty to scars. They are echoes of the magic of healing. That magic allows the pain to heal, the wound to heal, but the scar...
Many other nations have elected women presidents so why not the U.S.? What will it take to chart the conditions to achieve that milestone?
In a banner year for filmmaking, black films, filmmakers, screenwriters and actors thrived.
When Oprah Winfrey announced today that Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings would be the newest selection in her Book Club 2.0, you could almost hear a symphony of hands slapping foreheads all over town.
As we remember Nelson Mandela, the man, it is also important to remember him for the great teacher he was. For me, one of greatest quotes to grace t...
Do any of us have perfect lives? Or do we carefully curate our public personas, keeping our true selves safe, hidden from view?
Determined to be open to this new take on an old favorite -- after all, "the wool of the black sheep is just as warm" -- I hunkered down with a homemade habit (not kidding), a bottle of Grüner Veltliner and an unlimited texting plan to exchange notes with my family.