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How I Learned to Change My Life by Changing My Beliefs

Sarah Bogdanski | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Bogdanski

All in all, I looked at the cards I was dealt and decided to not let them control my life any longer. I learned to think about them in new ways, and with this knowledge began to reshape my life and play my hand the best way possible.

Like A Girl

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Zoha Qamar

The deep brown shade that glazed the wood was almost heavier than the door. It melted the light that snuck in via the stained glass of glittering gold and grassy green into hues and shadows that crashed by the waves of my shivering feet.

My Husband Didn't Make Me Happy

Kristian Henderson | Posted 06.06.2016 | Divorce
Kristian Henderson

We did it right. We met in college, we got married, we bought a house, and we got a Yorkie. We had arrived with our Master's degrees and six-figure salaries in hand -- we had it all. But we were miserable. We were absolutely miserable.

6 Easy Tricks That Will Make You Way More Productive

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

We're all searching for ways to be more efficient and productive. I hope my productivity hack helps you to find that extra edge.

5 Signs You're Much Smarter Than Average

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 06.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Class clowns rejoice! Research shows a strong connection between being funny and having high scores in both verbal intelligence and abstract reasoning.

11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

We're always chasing something--be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, "When (blank) happens, I'll finally be happy."

How to Stop Should-ing and be More Empowered

Julia Harris | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women
Julia Harris

An empowered woman is strong, she knows who she is and what she wants. Although an empowered woman may not have everything she wants yet, she does tak...

The Intimacy of "Sleeping With"

Rance Collins | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

The connotation that comes with the term "slept with" was recently discussed amongst a group of my friends. Of course, where most minds jump is sex. Not just sex, actually. Full on, all-night, torrid, romance novel-style action. The stuff that half-naked book covers are made of.

Nothing Compares to Me

Holly Sparkman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Holly Sparkman

Over the years, I have come to the conclusion that I am more content with my life when I am not comparing myself to others, but just focusing on the things that matter to me.

Helping or Inspiring? Which of These Are You Doing?

Amanda Johnson | Posted 06.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Johnson

Just the other week, something finally clicked. As an entrepreneur and creator for a couple of years now, I've been less interested in answering the ...

Ivanka Schmanka

Suzanne Paschall | Posted 06.01.2016 | Comedy
Suzanne Paschall

So I grew up in Kansas at a time when the state was Republican, but had a Democrat as its governor. Is it any wonder I was politically conflicted? The...

'Is Having an Ego Good or Bad?'

Matt Hearnden | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

I've even thought that about books. Famous books. Brilliant books. Who the fuck am I to think that? That's my ego. And I'm grateful for it.


Elle Phillips | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Elle Phillips

Fear. A four letter word that packs a lot of punch. This little sucker keeps us trapped, playing small and giving up on our dreams. It convinces us of a distorted reality in which we are the victim and only 'bad' things can happen to us. The continual monologue of all things that could, would and will go wrong.

What Does It Mean to Self-Improve?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

What are we really improving when we self-improve? Discover the difference between self-improvement and healing. Self-Improvement has become mainstr...

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Some of these habits may seem minor, but they add up. Most amount to a personal choice between immediate pleasures and lasting ones. After all, the worst habit is losing track of what really matters to you.

8 Habits of Incredibly Interesting People

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

There are several habits that many interesting people have in common. Sometimes these habits form naturally, but they are more often than not the result of conscious effort. Here's what interesting people do to make themselves engaging, unusual, and hypnotizing.

9 Things You Do That Make You Less Likeable

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

When you build your awareness of how your actions are received by other people, you pave the way to becoming more likeable.

8 Small Things People Use To Judge Your Personality

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 05.28.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Sometimes the little things in life make a big difference. It's good to be ready for them, so that you can make a strong impression.

Training With Horses: Developing Student Champions

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 05.27.2016 | Education
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

Bringing children together to learn how to improve communication with others, as well as how to approach individuals for the purpose of building lasting relationships is what took place this week.

Philosophy & Coffee: A Conversation with Television's Break Out Star Constance Wu

Ahmad Khan | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment
Ahmad Khan

Constance Wu is new to the whole Hollywood thing.

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

Tomas Laurinavicius | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Tomas Laurinavicius

This exercise helped me to understand how many great things happened in my life. Without planning and expecting anything. I am grateful for all the challenges life gave me and all the people I got to know in my journey.

Knowing When It's Time for a Break

Brian Rashid | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Rashid

I thought about other behavioral patterns that are good indicators that I need a break, and came up with the following. When one of these things is happening, it's usually best for me to take a time out.

What Is a Community's Role in Work-Life Balance?

Jae Ellard | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jae Ellard

Think about the community you live in right now -- how does it support you in creating the type of balance you desire?

How to Improve Your Skills By One Billion Percent

Ayodeji Awosika | Posted 05.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ayodeji Awosika

I'm doing my best to stay on the path to mastering my skills. I've only been writing for about a year. The thought of what it requires to become great makes me have second thoughts about trying--almost every day. But I keep going. Why? Because I love it. To know what I want to do with my life and to avoid it is sinful.

I Think All Of This Talk About Authenticity Is A Bit Inauthentic

Elliot Begoun | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Elliot Begoun

I had a "ta-da" moment recently. I was speaking with an aspiring young leader who wanted to know what traits I felt were fundamental to effective lead...