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Julia Gillard on leadership and women in public life

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Laura Dunn

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard received a warm welcome when she returned to her homeland of Wales earlier this week. Visiting the Na...

The Facebook Feed of the Mind

Michael Neill | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

So in effect, social media very effectively narrows our reality tunnels by including more and more "evidence" that confirms our pre-existing biases and less and less evidence that there are happy, successful people in the world who think differently than we do.

You Don't Need Rose-Colored Glasses: 5 Realistic Tips to Be More Positive

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

I used to look at people like that with a mixture of admiration and annoyance. Then one day I asked myself, what are they doing that is different?

The Power of Perspective

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Corinda Lubin-Katz

Perspective can be the key to maintaining autonomy of your thoughts, and that is where many seeds of meaningful growth find the will to blossom.

8 Incredible Affirmations for Self-Love

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Don't forget to follow through on your intentions of self-love with positive action. Take care of your body, engage in activities that revitalize you, and heed the voice of your true self.

The Benefits of Good Emotional Hygiene

Daniel Goleman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goleman

The Dalai Lama uses the term "emotional hygiene" to urge us to get our disturbing emotions -- anger, frustration, anxiety -- under better control. The...

A Bad Attitude Could Cost You $3,600 A Year

Amy Morin | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Do you think most people are selfish? Do you have difficulty trusting people, even when they treat you with kindness? If so, research shows your attitude may be affecting your income.

Coming to Your Senses: How to Stop Your Negative Thinking

Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living

In this video, Eckhart Tolle explains the present moment is a portal to eliminate our negative thinking. He says as soon as you realize you are enteri...

Self Empowerment

Nipa Shah | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nipa Shah

Almost everyone who knows me will agree that confidence is one trait that I have in spades. But three years ago when I met a college buddy from 30 yea...

51 Reasons to Be in Love With Life

Lacey Johnson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Lacey Johnson

What if the magic is in the seemingly small, quiet moments we take for granted? Life is just a celebration of love and joy, and the human experience is simply miraculous. Below are 51 reasons why...

The Highly Unlikely and Improbable Commencement Speech

S. L. Young | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
S. L. Young

School is supposed to be a place to learn, explore, and grow. However, for these things to occur, there must be an environment that is encouraging, dynamic, and most importantly supportive. Educators have a responsibility to adjust their teaching styles.

I Remember Rachel for Her Ferocity for Life, Not Cancer

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

Now eight years after college I wonder if I could I ever do what Rachel did -- live with cancer without any possibility of a cure, all while never letting up on exclamation points?

The Big Problem With Optimists

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Those of us who have a pre-disposition towards positivity were often born that way. But the brain is a trainable tool. Being an optimist doesn't mean ignoring the facts; it means holding onto your enthusiasm in the face of them.

Ramadan Reflection Day 3: On Surat al'Adiyat -- Qu'ranic Advice on Gaining Contentment Through Gratitude

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

I had read this verse over and over throughout my life, but when I read it that day, it felt like I was reading it for the first time. I didn't know how to be appreciative, and the impact it was having on me was quite severe.

Why Is Profit a Dirty Word?

Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson

It's been suggested to me that I should not be making any profits, that my business should be a charity, and that I should not pay myself a salary.


Marcia Liss | Posted 06.19.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


What Is the Most Important Thing in Life?

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

When was the last time you heard these unsolicited statements and questions directed at you? "You need to make a decision now!" "You should concentr...

Finding Joy Through Random Acts of Kindness

Leigh McManus | Posted 06.17.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

In this lifetime, I spent a long time looking for joy. I found that for me, choosing a good attitude and trying to affect positivity for those that I'm able to interact with is where I have joy. This is the joy that's available for's love for other people.

4 Simple Steps to Teach Your Kids to See the Positive Side of a Negative Experience

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Mehdi Toozhy

Remember, you cannot control what other people think about you and what they say to you, but you can definitely control your response. Instead of letting a person upset you, say to yourself you are in control and don't let other people make you feel inferior.

Questions of Truth

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Questions of Truth When was the last time you felt a liberating moment of truth claw its way from deep inside you, reach the surface and spring out...

Why Winning and Losing Can Both Be Amazing

Tricia Spencer | Posted 06.11.2015 | Good News
Tricia Spencer

I lost, but it feels like a win. Joining about 7,500 other people, I pursued a dream, and just doing so paid unexpected dividends.

When Life Gives You Negative Nancies

Pete Jones | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Pete Jones

Lately I've been breaking one of my own cardinal rules: Don't take life too seriously. It seems like there have been more downs than ups and that in itself is enough to break a spirit.

I Love My Thighs

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

I was bulimic at 16. Pregnant at 19. Unhappy and at my highest weight at 24, and very hungry and still unhappy at one of my lowest weights at 27.

4 Inspiring Life Lessons I Learned From My Teenage Son

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

There is nothing more humbling and rewarding than taking advice from your kids. Can I make myself feel better by taking credit for my son's intuitive words of wisdom? Maybe not. But I can be smart enough to pay attention. He's making good sense, so perhaps I'm not screwing up 100 percent of the time.

30 Affirmations to Make Healthy Food Choices

Krista Butler | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Krista Butler

Affirmations need to be believable in order for them to work. There is no point in thinking about affirmations that you can't truly grasp or conceive of. Here are 30 affirmations to help you make healthy food choices: