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Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

Twitter Pays Homage To MLK's Legacy With #IHaveADream2016

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.14.2016 | Black Voices

The day before Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Jan. 15, a hashtag inspired by his renowned "I Have A Dream" speech in 1963 began to trend on Twitte...

5 Reasons Why 2016 Will Accelerate Environmental Progress

Fred Krupp | Posted 01.04.2016 | Green
Fred Krupp

With the Paris framework in place, momentum for bottom-up, decentralized market-based policies will only increase -- and at the core of such systems are transparency and integrity.

Can Faith be Friends With Robots?

Clarrise Ng | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
Clarrise Ng

Faith in itself, like a life buoy, sometimes a life buoy, is not automatic. It is never certain in the questions it tries to answer in the first place, and those who attempt to answer it often have to look beyond automatic survival and intuition to discover possible answers.

3 Things That Will Always Stand In The Way Of Your Goals

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

There are a million reasons why not, but there is one good reason why, which is this: You just have to persevere. No matter what happens, it's the way it is, and you have to keep going. And that is where the optimism lives. If you truly believe that you can do it no matter what, you've got this.

5 Actions You Should Never Regret

Alexandra Harra | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Once we acknowledge that we must undertake these five actions with joy and without regret, we feel fully confident that no circumstance of the past can dim the brilliance of our future.

Why Is the United Nations Important in Our Lives?

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

The UN day is approaching. On October 24th the United Nations celebrates its 70th Anniversary, a milestone in history after World War II. Conceived as a unifier of states and populations, its central mission was to restore international peace and ensure security.

How to Get Back on Track After You Have Derailed

Ellen G. Goldman | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen G. Goldman

Here are the steps I finally put into place that got my momentum going and my engine running again. Perhaps they will help you the next time you fall (or jump) off track!

Letting Go of Perfect

Kali Hawlk | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kali Hawlk

Letting go and focusing on what really mattered -- like actually getting to the grocery store or capturing that fleeting idea I had -- didn't seem like an option. Perfectionism was the only choice, and it was so easy to agonize over every little detail that didn't measure up.

Life Lessons From a Playground

Erin Hinkle | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Erin Hinkle

As I was driving away from a friend's house recently, I saw in the distance a familiar looking playground and the school at which I attended Kindergarten through third grade. Something in me told me to stop and take a look around.

A Love Letter to LGBT Progress

Kent Reiersgaard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kent Reiersgaard

I doubt the people who took a stand on a hot summer evening at the Stonewall Inn knew their acts of defiance would usher in a new era of LGBT rights. Oh how I wish we could go back to that day in 1969 to tell all those people what was ahead.

African American Success Factors

Marshall Cannon | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices
Marshall Cannon

The African American community has been damaged to an extent that if Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey and Sojourner Truth came back to see what now exists, they wouldn't recognize it.

Celebrate Your Successes

Melanie Rudnick | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Rudnick

Every day is a day for celebration! Do you stop and reflect and feel good about all of the progress you make in life, or like most people, do you just let life pass you by without noticing?

You Are Enough

Erin Hinkle | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Erin Hinkle

Here is my truth. I. Am. Enough. I have been and will always be enough. Instead of spending all of this energy on being someone I am not, I can rest in the fact that I am Erin, and I am enough.

The Art of Being Uncomfortable

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Iain S. Thomas

Uncomfortableness isn't something to be avoided. Uncomfortableness must be embraced. It is how we achieve what we set out to achieve. I would go so far as to say that uncomfortableness must be actively sought out.

How Does a Girl Make it Into the Boy's Club?

Maura O'Neill | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Maura O'Neill

Life is not fair. But that doesn't mean you still can't have the most awesome life anyways. Go out there and get it. I try to remind myself of that this every day.

Cookie Doughprah Winfrey and S'moria Steinem: 10 Solutions to Ben & Jerry's Women Problem

Amanda McCall | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Amanda McCall

There are currently no female flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (even Tina Fey would agree that, while "Greek frozen yogurt" is certainly a healthy ice cream alternative, it is not the same as ice cream).

Veteran Unemployment Falls To 7-Year Low

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact

More and more Americans who've served in the armed forces are going back to work. The veteran unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent last year -...

6 Powerful Steps for Building Positive Momentum

Jessica Biber | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Biber

What are some ways to stay on the good side of momentum in your own life? Below are a few truths I've relied on for building positive momentum -- or turning a case of negative momentum around.

Is Progress Real?

Richard Koch | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Richard Koch

"Since we have admitted no substantial change in man's nature during historic times, all technological advances will have to be written off as merely ...

One Week and Light-Years of Progress

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 03.21.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

What happens when you unite three remarkable women with unstoppable drive and insurmountable energy? You yield a plan, 22 acres of land, invaluable connections, and progress of considerable magnitude.

Collect the Learning Evidence

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 03.16.2015 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Good educators know that evidence gathering is a central component of their craft. Perhaps they don't use the term "evidence" to describe what they search for, preferring instead "testing" or other assessment-related jargon.

9 Keys to Incredible Change in 2015

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

A new year delivers new hope for improvement. And as much as we dread the effort this entails, we must bear in mind that we're the only ones who can make ourselves better in any and every way. Strive for the right kinds of change in 2015 and broaden your horizon so that it becomes endless.

Free the Singapore Media and Let the People Go

CHEE Soon Juan | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
CHEE Soon Juan

The Singaporean state-controlled media shield the ruling class from being responsive to the needs and aspirations of the common people. They have put reason and intellectualism to sleep and, as a result, stymied development.

Starve the Fear, Feed the Goal

Melanie Young | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Common signs of "iffluenza" are A) Using the words "If only" to put road blocks in front of your way. B) Being iffy about making decisions and taking steps to pursue goals and C) Putting too many "Ifs" -- conditions and stipulations -- in the way of making progress.