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Love Is A Myth

Brian Finkelstein | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Finkelstein

I am a cynical cliché of a man. And, like most misanthropes, what has fueled my pessimism -- ironically -- is my optimism. When you go through life expecting intelligence, honesty and fairness, but you get the Tea Party, McSalads, and Prop 8... you tend to become a bitter grump.

9 Entrepreneurship Lessons From the Mountains

Steven Clough | Posted 08.20.2014 | Small Business
Steven Clough

You really have to love what you're doing and love who you're doing it with to make it worthwhile. In the end, one thing has become clear from these adventures: Not everyone is cut out for them. Some have no interest, others lack the discipline.

The New Optimism: Nick Troiano and Redesigning Congress

Zac Hill | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Zac Hill

Much has been made about a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC news poll suggesting that over three quarters of Americans do not believe their children will have a better life than they do.

How To Be Optimistic, According To Science

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

Should you see a glass as half empty or half full? If you want to live a better life, and you care what research has to say, there's a clear answer to...

6 Things Every Optimist Believes

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living

What if the solution to being happier and healthier depended on how much liquid you thought was in a glass? If you approach reality with a glass-ha...

Without a Net

Leigh Roche | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Roche

Life will force us into circumstances and places we may not always feel we fit. How we adapt and remain flexible, grateful, and also humble is crucial to not only our happiness but for our survival.

7 Ways To Practice Positivity And Optimism Every Day

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Positive and optimistic people lead themselves by constantly finding encouragement within their soul. The more you give out positively, the more you get back. Here are my seven essential mantras that I find helpful to keep myself on a positive track.

Give Someone a Break

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

If I'm going to buy into the "people are in pain; give them a break" mindset, and encourage others to do so, I have to apply it to myself and recognize that there are good reasons from my own life why I've been unable to be my ideal self in many situations.

The Power of Learned Optimism

Marina Gomberg | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Marina Gomberg

My wife, Elenor, and I are among the plaintiffs in one of Utah's two marriage equality lawsuits ping-ponging its way up the judicial system. Our case is seeking the State's recognition of the roughly 1,300 couples who married this last winter.

A Plea to Millenials Who Care About Israel and Palestine

Brandon Faske | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
Brandon Faske

Let's acknowledge and condemn the loss of any innocent life, whether it be Israeli or Palestinian. Let's encourage political leaders not to take sides but to help us find the middle ground. Let's read and then make up our minds, rather than making up our minds then reading.

How To 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide To Building Emotional Strength

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

It's time to be intentional and make working out your heart as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.

Multiple Blood Clots Freed Me at 32

Alessia ROSSI | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Alessia ROSSI

My mother is the most inspiring woman on earth for me. In 2010, she suffered a stroke which left her paralyzed on the entire left side of her body for...

3 Negative Thoughts We All Have (And How To Banish Them For Good)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Literature on how to lead a happier life is endless. We spend time poring over words on how to lead joyful existences -- and while there are certain h...

The Future of the American Mood: Hispanic Millennials in Border States

Marian Salzman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Marian Salzman

California and Texas, as well as Arizona and New Mexico, aren't just on the geographical border of the United States and Mexico. They're also a frontier between the America that we were and the America we're rapidly becoming.

12 Strategies To Embrace Change And Ignite Transformation In Your Organization

Terri Wallin | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

First of all we must learn not to be afraid of transformational change or to change transformationally. Sometimes fear stops us in our tracks -- the old adage "what if I fail" prevails if we let it.

The Limits of Reagan's Optimism

Duncan Hosie | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Reagan projected an inclusive form of optimism for certain citizens. Yet Reagan's was far from universal and shut out too many Americans.

5 Things My Son Is Learning From His Father

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

Fatherhood is full of ups and downs; it's rarely a smooth ride. Life has thrown my husband, Noah, some of fatherhood's most joyful and tragic experiences.

The Life Lesson We Can All Take From The Fresh-Faced High School Grads

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Need inspiration? Take a page from the young high school graduates and it will remind you of something we all need more of - a degree if innocence, optimism, belief and adventure... We, as adults, have lost sight of the wonder, the hopefulness, the vision and the world of opportunity that we once looked through the lenses of when we were younger.

The 6 Secrets Of Eternal Optimists

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 05.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The flowers and birds offer a picturesque scene, yet you’re in a funk. You’re not finding things to look forward ...

Is The Glass Half Full Or Half Empty? Answer: It Doesn't Matter

OWN | Posted 05.23.2014 | OWN

It's the age-old question: Is the glass half full, or half empty? According to happiness researcher Shawn Achor, it doesn't matter. "Our entire bra...

The Resilience of Mama and Papa Finch

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

The spring after I purchased my first house about seven years ago, a lovely new neighbor moved in. Mama and Papa Finch built a nest at the top of one ...

Don Draper and the New York Mets: 1969, A Year of Miracles

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 07.09.2014 | TV
SaraKay Smullens

Do you remember what Don, in a burst of fury, found under a radiator in Lane's former office? It was a Mets pennant! By the end of our last segment that pennant was off the floor and on Don's office wall, front and center.

Proof There's Always A Bright Side To Every Challenge

Posted 05.09.2014 | 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...

The Optimist's Manifesto

Mark Matousek | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Optimists are people who know what matters. Optimism does not mean believing that only good things will happen. It means that, regardless of what happens, you will make the most of it.

Leaving A World Of 'What Ifs' Behind

Anokhi Saklecha | Posted 06.28.2014 | Teen
Anokhi Saklecha

I later realized that by asking 'what ifs' I was trying to eliminate the true essence of life -- surprise, adventure, and uncertainty. Life follows a twisted path that none of us can foresee. So, why waste time on questions that we can't answer?