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A Real Man's Press Conference

Norm Stamper | Posted 04.01.2014 | Comedy
Norm Stamper

Okay, listen up all you so-called "reporters." I'm gonna tell you the f***ing truth about what happened after Barry's State of the Union.

Qualities of an Ideal Parent

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Robert C. Jameson

If you were to create an ideal parent, what qualities would s/he have? What would they look like? What would they say or do?

The Ultimate Power

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Jeri was traveling light because she understood that carrying grudges from the past was non-productive, even self-destructive. It is, as the saying goes, like swallowing poison and expecting it to kill someone else.

Renee Jain: Teaching Children the Third Metric of Success

Renee Jain | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents
Renee Jain

Perseverance and passion matter at least as much, if not more, than other cognitive qualities. As I see it, grit is a tool that levels the playing field.

Lydia Loizides: My Mother the Therapist

Lydia Loizides | Posted 08.20.2013 | Women
Lydia Loizides

My mother once told me, "When people share their lives with you, it means they trust you. Trust is more important than money." At the time, I had no idea what she meant.

'Beyonce Is Not A Role Model'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.25.2013 | Women

Not everyone is happy to "bow down" to Beyonce. Last week, Rakhi Kumar wrote an open letter to Michelle Obama explaining why she doesn't consider ...

Tips for Running a Lean Business

Karin Kamp | Posted 05.12.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

One of the major challenges facing small business owners is growing their companies -- which are often self-funded -- while keeping costs down.

FACE IT: A Role Model Is What? Who?

Michele Willens | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Michele Willens

So what exactly is a role model? Is it someone we relate to, someone we aspire to be, someone we just greatly admire?

A Month With No Alcohol -- Six Days to Go

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 08.19.2013 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

Taking a month off from drinking has made me more aware than ever of when and how much alcohol I'm consuming.

WATCH: Your Turn: Mentors

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

Growing up, I had an unlikely mentor who made me see myself in a different light. Sometimes we don't notice the impact that someone has had on our liv...

The Beauty of a Positive Role Model

Mandy Moore | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Mandy Moore

If a girl is going to reach her dreams or even change the world, she needs a woman in her corner to help her see her full potential.

Difficult Woman or Fearless?

Linda Durnell | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women
Linda Durnell

Do all women feel the pull between what they want to do and what they are expected to do?

My Mother, Myself

Cory Zacker | Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents
Cory Zacker

When my son was younger and deep in the throes of a textbook Oedipal Complex, he looked at me with all sincerity and said, "Mom, why did you marry Dad? Why didn't you wait for me?"

Happy Birthday, Deborah!

Gail Sheehy | Posted 07.03.2012 | Fifty
Gail Sheehy

"I am not ready to be 90," she told me. "It is just words. I have as much passion and ambition as I have had at any age." Let's hope we all have a new dream at ninety.

Wise Words From Our Favorite Rookie

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Wunderkind Tavi Gevinson started a style blog when she was only 13. Through her electric granny-chic aesthetic and insightful voice on feminism and gr...

Wise Words From Our Favorite Rookie

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Wunderkind Tavi Gevinson started a style blog when she was only 13. Through her electric granny-chic aesthetic and insightful voice on feminism and gr...

Greatest People

Robert LoCascio | Posted 04.11.2012 | Good News
Robert LoCascio

In my personal journey, I have met some really amazing people who made an impact on my life. Sometimes these people are famous or notable, but often these people are ordinary, much like you and me.

Why I'm Wearing Shorts This Winter

Nikki Stone | Posted 03.07.2012 | Women
Nikki Stone

I could only imagine how this woman has become an enormous role model for endless young girls -- and boys for that matter -- in Mali. My short time with her energized and empowered me.

The Price of a Freebie at Starbucks

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 01.01.2012 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Earlier this week, after months of 100-plus-degree temps, the crisp fall air inspired me to get more dressed up than usual for the office. I exchange...

Your Children Send Messages Too

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.31.2011 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Note: This post is excerpted from my latest parenting book, Your Children are Listening: Nine Messages They Need to Hear from You. Though my focus in...

Why I Chose Boston University

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.24.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

When the letters finally started coming in, and I saw that I'd been accepted to Boston University, I jumped up and down in excitement. I couldn't wait.

Parents, What Kind of Role Model Are You?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2011 | Parents
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It's very important to realize that, while being there for your children is vital, it is only half of good parenting. The other half is being there for yourself with honesty, courage and integrity.

Zero Tolerance: Trump, Schwarzenegger, and Strauss-Kahn

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

While the primary blame for abuse and misdeed against women lies with the perpetrators themselves, we should look next at the good men who say nothing. It's time for good men to hold accountable those who abuse women.

Tiger Woods: Does Fame And Fortune Limit Your Ability To Love?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

I was told that often the very rich are burdened with having so much stuff to take care of that they are not free to enjoy their lives. They lose a sense of who their friends are.

Are More Men Acting Like Barack Obama? | Simon Dumenco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The chief executive's behavior sets the tone for what it is to be a boss, a father, and a husband, as well as a leader--though not always for the bett...