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Optimism

The Moon Really Could Not Be More Obvious About This

Bethany Pearson O'Connor | Posted 04.11.2015 | 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 secon...

100 Million Reasons to Be Thankful

Jay Scott | Posted 04.08.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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?"

4 Trends That Should Give You Hope for Our Planet in 2015

Will Turner | Posted 03.08.2015 | Green
Will Turner

As any good doctor or engineer will tell you, we do have to talk about problems as the first step to finding solutions. Still, most of the news we hear seems to dwell on the bad. So was there any good news in 2014?

The New Year's Resolution

Mala Rambharose | Posted 03.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mala Rambharose

Every year I hear more and more people saying they no longer make New Year's resolutions because they never follow them. I also hear more people sayi...

How 'Thank You' Changed My Life

Tami Shaikh | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

"Thank you" was a small thing to say but it had a huge impact on my brain. Every time I said the magical words, it was like someone had erased the memories of the horrible things happening in life.

Why 2014 Was a Good Year

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

So let's enter 2015 looking forward to a better future. Let's not be a nation of complainers who find nothing good to smile about but plenty to be angry about. If we can't recognize the good in our lives, then we can never hope to find satisfaction. In that case, every year will be a bad one.

Evidence of Peace on Earth: Homicide Rates and Santa

Dr. Anna Sher Simon | Posted 02.22.2015 | Good News
Dr. Anna Sher Simon

I agree that it may seem "illogical or even obscene" to suggest that we, as a species, have become less violent over time. But if myth reflects society, as was argued by Joseph Campbell, we have to look no further than the evolution of Santa Claus for evidence of our gentling.

Jeb Bush's Pros and Cons

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If Jeb does run, he may face Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side. Now, a "Clinton vs. Bush" contest doesn't exactly thrill many people who are looking for perhaps a little more variety (and a little less dynasty) in our presidential choices, but it is indeed worth contemplating at this point, at least if Jeb is serious about running.

One Mental Trick That Can Make You Happier Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Happify, a digital platform aimed at helping users lead full and happy lives, merges its founders' expertise in gaming technology and the science-back...

5 Ways Faith Contributes to Strong Marriages, New Studies Suggest

David Briggs | Posted 02.08.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Four studies published in the Journal of Family Psychology indicate that cultivating practices such as selfless prayer, spiritual intimacy and compassionate love can help keep couples happily together through the challenges of marriage.

The Flip Side of Family Chaos

Frank A. Weil | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

One wonders why the reality of giving thanks has to be accompanied by the jazz of human activity?

5 Habits That Will Boost Your Happiness and Inner Peace

Elyse Santilli | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Set your soul free by adopting these five habits; they are the building blocks of happiness and greater inner peace.

Bible-Based Campaign Aims to Pay-it-Forward This Holiday Season

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.25.2015 | Good News
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Will you make a difference in someone's life this Thanksgiving weekend? Beyond the football, the turkey, family and friends, will you take the time to make someone's day?

Inhale Love; Exhale Gratitude

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 01.25.2015 | Good News
Linda Noble Topf

Gratitude reminds us to find our happiness in everything -- in exceptional things, in mundane things, in good things, in so-so things and even in terrible things.

Ferguson, Ebola and Ugly Politics: Is the World Going to Hell or Am I Just Getting Old?

Julie Niehoff | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Julie Niehoff

Between breaking news headlines of grand jury announcements, Ebola scares, and divisive politics, it's become a common point of conversation among my 40-something friends that the world is going straight to hell.

When Medical Challenges Strike Those We Love, Our Positive Attitude Just Might Be the Best Prescription of All

Gregg McBride | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

After surviving breast cancer about seven years ago, my mother-in-law (Becky, an amazing individual) found out that her cancer is back and has spread throughout her body and even into her bones. Needless to say, when those of us close to her got the news, we were stunned.