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Optimism

Man With Severe Disabilities Teaches Us Lesson In Perspective: 'It Could Always Be Worse'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.23.2015 | Good News

Never underestimate the power of positive thinking. In a YouTube video he posted on Wednesday, 20-year-old Peter Foster promotes a message of optim...

An Afternoon With Peter Thiel

Patrick Daniel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Patrick Daniel

Thiel's concept of the definite optimist. It is not enough to be an optimist. You need to think about the future in a definite manner. That does not mean that everything you plan will work out. It is easier said than done. But being a definite optimist is the first step to be in control of your destiny.

The Hard Truth America's Children Are Forced to Learn

Isabel Song | Posted 03.20.2015 | Teen
Isabel Song

America doesn't care that having armed security guards at school doesn't do a single thing to make me feel safe in a place where I'm supposed to walk into a classroom ready to learn.

Happy Birthday, Jack! Anna Whiston-Donaldson On Losing a Child

Melanie Bishop | Posted 03.18.2015 | Books
Melanie Bishop

Today Jack would've turned 16. Had he not been swept up by a flooding creek in a friend's backyard in September of 2011, Jack would be with his mom and dad, sister and cousins and friends tonight, celebrating his sweet 16.

How to Love an Optimist

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.18.2015 | Women
Nicole Jankowski

Puddles form in the darkened driveway, in proportions of The Nile; thunder cracks it's whip menacingly, in the universal language of "Go back to bed, you idiot." "It's letting up," she tells you brightly as she peeks out through the front window.

Yes, Positive Emotions Really Can Transform Your Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.16.2015 | Science

Our emotional world has a remarkable power to determine not only our mental health, but also how our physical well-being. "Positive characteristics...

How I Learned to Embrace the Future

Diriye Osman | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

My future sometimes feels hazy and, like most people, I'm afraid of failure. I say no to potentially exciting new ventures more often than not. But this is changing. I'm teaching the small, scared animal within to emerge from its burrow and greet the sun.

9 Ways to Boost Resilience and Discover Your Inner Strength

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

Someone anonymously wrote, "I've never met a strong person with an easy past." Your strength -- especially the decision to live resiliently -- acts as an inner engine that determines how far you go in the midst of life's hurdles.

Why Choosing Optimism Helps You Bounce Back

Ornish Living | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

Developing optimism and resiliency isn't about feigning a facsimile of terminal perkiness and blind optimism. It's quite the opposite. It's having the courage to see and meet life exactly as it is. It's all about choosing to learn how to respond to each adversity with confidence, hope and renewed vigor.

Nothing's Impossible...

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.28.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How You Can Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 02.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Since it's my birthday week, it's quite fitting to share this post ... as I will be having my cake and eating it too!!

The Surprising Joys Of Being An Obituary Writer

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.20.2015 | Books

On the surface, obituary writing sounds like a rather depressing profession. But Heather Lende, who has written obituaries for the Chilkat Valley News...

The Essentials of Leadership

Christa Dowling | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Christa Dowling

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~ E.E. Cummings (American Poet 1894-1962) The statement is like dusting off clichés of yeste...

4 Simple Valentine's Day Ideas From a Feminist

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

I believe in equality between the genders and I believe there is optimism in love. To me, Valentine's Day is about reminding the world that love is a powerful force. A little money can go a long way in terms of showing love.

The Moon Really Could Not Be More Obvious About This

Bethany Pearson O'Connor | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Bethany Pearson O'Connor

Sometimes you lay awake thinking about all of the things. It's 1 a.m. and your eyes snap open because your brain simply could not wait one more sec...

100 Million Reasons to Be Thankful

Jay Scott | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

While the common conjecture may be that summer is the most important time for us here at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, the beginning of the year brings with it some special inspiration as well.

Can You Be a Global Woman?

Christa Dowling | Posted 01.30.2015 | Women
Christa Dowling

Whatever their nationality, women share a need to better themselves and secure their families through better food, better education and more awareness in safety. Surely there are moments of humiliation and humbling ones-yet even through all these moments, even the negative ones, women move forward.

Lessons on Contagious Optimism, Hope and Global Citizenship

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

This morning I was walking on the sea shore on the outskirts of Rome, in the city of Ostia, where I find some time to relax and recharge my batteries.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama Steals GOP's Honeymoon

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Most of our article today is going to deal with Obama and his speech, ending with the snappiest portions as this week's talking points. But before we get to that, let's take a quick look at what the Republicans have been up to, as well as some other minor political news of the week.

Arianna And Sheryl Sandberg On The Power Of Optimism

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

Joining Arianna Huffington at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg discussed why she thinks a sense of optimism is central ...

Retrain Your Brain: Get in the Right Groove

Lee Gaitan | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Lee Gaitan

I swear if scientists removed the top of my head right now and took a look at my brain, there would be a deep groove worn in it from having thought the same self-defeating thoughts over and over (and over) again.

Weddings and World Peace

Richard Greenberg | Posted 03.15.2015 | Religion
Richard Greenberg

What can we do against an enemy with no moral compass? I'm afraid we must expose them as the murderers they are. And how can we do that? Short term, we can unite in our opposition to their behavior, we can punish the people who fund them, and we can rise in defense of those whom they most brutally oppress.

Science Finds Yet Another Reason To Look On The Bright Side

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Good news for those who look at life through a glass half-full. Optimists may be twice as likely to be in "perfect" heart health than pessimistic indi...

Friday Talking Points -- Nous Sommes Charlie Hebdo

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Je suis Charlie Hebdo. In fact, let's go even further: Nous sommes Charlie Hebdo. Because we are all Charlie, this week. However, most of the American media cravenly allowed the terrorists to dictate their editorial policy this week, which is truly disappointing.

See The Glass Half Full

Honey Good | Posted 03.09.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

I sat down across from him with the glass filled halfway between us, I lowered my head to match his and said, "Robbie! Do you see this glass of water half empty or half full?"