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Why Aren't More Latino Authors Being Published?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 06.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Basically, there are only so many tales of brave and adventurous white people that Hispanic kids can read. At some point, they disconnect.

Every Life Has Value

Dave Roberts | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dave Roberts

Chemical dependency is an equal-opportunity disease. It does not discriminate as to the types and socioeconomic status of those individuals and families it chooses to touch. Many individuals I have worked with have verbalized being burdened because they are viewed by others as simply being an addicted person. They are more than their addiction. They are light and love.

The Lies That Limit Our Lives (And How To Stop Them)

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Dr. Phil We believe whatever we tell ourselves. We trust ourselves, and, after all, why would we lie inside our own heads? Is that even possible...

Got Rejected? How You Respond Can Damage Your Emotional Health

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

The bottom line is that rejections are a fact of life -- we all experience them and we all hurt when we do. The best thing we can do is to soothe our emotional pain, take steps to revive our self-esteem, and to connect to our core groups and by doing so remind ourselves that others value and love us even if our date does not.

Lost Your Mojo?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Being in touch with our yearning, and anchoring our desire, is not an event, but an ongoing process. In taking it on we strengthen our motivation. And for whatever our heart desires, that's always a good thing.

Take the Difficulty Out of Your Relationships

Tracy Crossley | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

We support the difficult by being inauthentic. Meaning, we do what we do, to try and get the outcome we want, even when the person in front of us has shown us over and over that they will not make it easy.

Great Expectations = Great Disappointments

Bradley Foster | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

There are two sides to expectations. We have to manage our own expectations and we have to be aware of others' expectations of us. Disappointment is a two-way street.

Trayvon Martin is a Victim of Selective Perception

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.11.2012 | Crime
BJ Gallagher

"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are," wrote French diarist Anais Nin. This is not just true of George Zimmerman, the Florida man...

The 'Mean Girls' Obsession -- As if Women Were the Ones Starting Wars

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Reardon

Categorizing women is often used as a way to limit their opportunities further. If we start bandying "mean girls" around as if it's a valid category, we inadvertently imbue it with legitimacy.

Can We Change Our Personality?

Todd Kashdan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

Researchers have found that we define a stranger's personality after a mere 10 seconds. With this thin slice of information, we start to think and act differently toward them.

Wall Street Lawyer on "The Positive Presumption"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Meet Eugene Lee, a mid-level associate at a Top 40 law firm on Wall Street who succeeds in business by being real, honest, and kind. Good news.

America's Self-Defeating Attitude on Health Care Reform

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

The current system encourages exclusion of those who need medical care the most, and only government has the power to restructure these incentives.