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Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

3 Ways To Bring Yourself Back To Reality

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

As human beings, we have to be careful not to deny reality when it hurts our happiness, health and success. We must accept things are they are, not as we wish them to be.

8 Reminders That The Best Is Yet To Come

Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

This Will Inspire You To Transform Your Gloomy Day Into Something Bright

Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Optimism on Myanmar's Transition

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Nehginpao Kipgen

While there is a common interest to addressing the long-standing issues of ethnic minorities, evidently there are also military hardliners who would like to retain their inherent power and influence for as long as possible.

Lemonade

Kristen Noel | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Noel

Tucking our experiences away doesn't make them disappear -- it just allows them to pile up and expand in girth. Why collect and harbor this stuff when you can spring clean and clear space for something new? And better yet, while you are at it, help someone else out.

It's Your Choice: Creating Opportunity Where You Least Expect

Carol J. Carter | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol J. Carter

Our hardiness, grit, adaptability, and perspective are some of the ways we can use these unwanted circumstances as an opportunity to help us fulfill our goals. A great example of a person who turned his circumstance into opportunity is Woody Roseland.

Eternity in an Hour: In Tribute to Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

This has been the hardest eulogy for me to write. I cried almost every step of the way. I miss him greatly. I know we all do. His smile, sense of humor, warmth, wisdom and vision. We have lost a giant.

How to Turn Wishful Thinking Into Positive Results

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

While words and thoughts do create positive or negative energy in your life, it's not only the words, but the feeling you have about them and the context in which they are said that's most important.

Bill Clinton's Rescue Ride

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Springtime is coming, baseball teams have reassembled for training, Robert Redford is back on cable playing Roy Hobbs in The Natural and Bill Clinton has begun his ride to rescue Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.

LOOK: This Is What It Truly Means To Persevere

Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Say It So You Lift Your Spirits

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Even non-Scandinavians and optimists can feel their moods dampen during the dark of night. Luckily there are some easy ways to lift your spirits. Here...

Two Farewells That Inform and Inspire

David Kanegis | Posted 02.24.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

I confess to not knowing much about these remarkable women until reading about their deaths. Yet, as I perused the accounts of their lives, I couldn't help but notice one character trait that seemed to burn brightly in both of these individuals.

How Human Was Jesus?

John Backman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Religion
John Backman

If Jesus can be this human, so can we. By living into all the facets of the human spirit, including the less attractive ones, Jesus invites us to do the same.

From the Dorm to Lake Placid to Sochi

Perry Binder | Posted 02.17.2014 | College
Perry Binder

We left for Lake Placid from our Binghamton University dormitory at 2:00 a.m., to a mock chorus of God Bless America from the less than enlightened frat boys.

Her Electric Blue Hair

Carine Fabius | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

My artist friend Sylvia Shap stopped by for our once-in-a-while visit, where we each walk away wondering why we don't do this more often. Some of the ...

Love Your Life This Valentine's Day

Jon Sundt | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Jon Sundt

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and you know what that means -- love is in the air. But instead of writing about romance, chocolate, red ro...

Bend, Not Break: 9 Powerful Traits of Resilient People

Faisal Hoque | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity, bending like bamboo instead of breaking. They possess a set of powerful traits.

20 Life Lessons Learned From Watching the Seattle Seahawks

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports
Russell C. Smith

1. "Why not us?" is one of the most powerful questions a team, person, or organization can ask.

One Woman's Secret For Happiness

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 03.18.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Sometimes it seems as if we humans are destroying ourselves as fast as we can, but mostly I'm amazed by how we've evolved from Neanderthalls to make room in our lives for more than mere animal survival. That we contemplate and pursue supercilious (yet vital) things such as beauty and grace.

Beginning in 2014, You Can 'Take It With You'

David Wilson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Wilson

Thankfully, 2013 is behind us and 2014 has enveloped us right smack into the middle of the here and now. May I indulge all of you for a few momen...

WATCH: 14 Facts That Prove Humanity Is In Better Shape Than You Think

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

With all the doom and gloom in the news, it's easy to feel pessimistic about the state of things. But maybe that's because we're not hearing enough of...

5 Goals For Improving Your Wellness In 2014

Posted 12.31.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Goodbye to Complaining: Ringing in 2014 on an Optimistic Note

Julie Halpert | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Julie Halpert

I worry often about what could go wrong instead of savoring the moment. I find myself having to push to embrace what's positive, even though I'm blessed in so many ways.

Searching for God at the Shopping Center

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

No more swearing. Be a better boyfriend. Make more money... so I can give it away. What is your New Year's resolution? Do you believe in making New ...