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Millionaires We Can Love

Carine Fabius | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Carine Fabius

Back when I was 15 years old, I decided that television shows were insultingly stupid, and turned off the set for good. Maybe one laugh track too many...

Hannah! and Her Shop: Lessons from a Career Retailer

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.19.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Despite what they say, customer service is alive and well. You just might have to go out of your way to find it sometimes. But if you venture ...

It's Time To Do Away With The Myth Of 'Overnight Success'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living

The road to success is a marathon, not a sprint -- but it doesn't always seem that way. In our age of instant gratification, Internet fame and "accide...

How to Turn a Passion Into a Career

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Christophe Testi was working as a software engineer when he decided it was time to try making a living doing what he loved: photography. Testi, who moved to the U.S. from France in 2000, started selling photos part-time in 2004.

Celebrating Check the Chip Day With Happy Pet Reunion Stories

Jen Reeder | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News
Jen Reeder

To help pet owners remember the importance of keeping microchip information updated, the American Animal Hospital Association and American Veterinary Medical Association designated August 15 as Check the Chip Day.

My Weight-Loss Story: 'I am Not a Fat Girl: I am Fearless'

Liz Taylor | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Taylor

Motivation is the number one thing a person needs to lose weight and/or transform his or her life. However, the stipulation about motivation is it cannot be bought. It cannot be surgically implanted. It cannot be taken every morning with a glass of water. Motivation has to come from a person being mentally stronger than he or she has ever been.

How to Change the World: HONEST Tea Founder and the Keys to Sustainable Business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Seth Goldman's HONEST Tea is one of the most successful companies around today. They championed a business model that incorporates both social good and corporate consciousness -- making them part of a revolution that is changing the way we think about and do business.

Being an Immigrant Woman: The Case of Ivana Trump

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

The U.S. is only number 17 on The Economist glass-ceiling index; 16 countries provide more career advancement opportunity for women. And immigrant women find it even harder to get equal chances at work.

The Three Keys to Survival and Entrepreneurship From Genocide Survivor and Educator Emad Rahim

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

"I got sick -- some people told my mother to bury me because I looked so pale and was extremely weak. I was crying a lot and people worried that my cries would be heard by the Khmer Rouge."

How I Pushed Past My Comfort Zone

Marquis Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Marquis Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMy mother locked me out of the house everyday to practice and develop my skills on the court. Without knowing it, this was my first life lesson on setting long-term goals and overcoming obstacles to achieve a dream.

What Facebook Doesn't Tell Us

An Bourmanne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
An Bourmanne

Sometimes we wanna do something we really wanna do. Something we really believe in. Something we really care about.

How To Stay Focused When Working On Your Goals Gets Boring

James Clear | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Really successful people feel the same boredom and the same lack of motivation that everyone else feels. But the difference is that the people who stick with their goals don't let their emotions determine their actions.

How Big Is Something That Doesn't Exist?

Amy Radin | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Amy Radin

Innovators, especially in established organizations, need complementary characters around them, people who can help sustain commitment and who have the tolerance for ambiguity that allows innovators to work through the messy process of building the next great thing.

The Art Of Getting Exactly What You Want

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.25.2013 | Healthy Living

How do we get what we want in work and in life? That question drives many of our habits and behaviors, and has made self-help -- with countless books,...

The Full Impact of Impact Sourcing

Betsy Beaumon | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Betsy Beaumon

Brian knew that he was different. He loved to be read to by his parents and had a voracious curiosity, but when it came to reading a book on his own, Brian failed miserably. He couldn't read the text on the page and words got jumbled. Some teachers thought him lazy. "How could this bright boy with intense listening skills not keep up with his schoolwork? Try harder!" they said. Reading was more like an elusive puzzle than a way to absorb information. Years went by and his grades fell, and his parents weren't getting help through his school. After searching for more answers to their son's reading difficulties, Brian was diagnosed with dyslexia -- the inability to decode printed words.

10 Real-Life Dating Tips From Real-Life Couples

Laura Seldon | Posted 07.07.2013 | Divorce
Laura Seldon

Just like how every love story has a protagonist with a sidekick who readily doles out dating advice, newly single daters need someone to guide them down the path to love as well.

Skunks, Pop-ups and Hybrids: How to Build a Team of Innovators

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

There is never a shortage of new ideas. But there is always a shortage of great talent to reveal their commercial potential. Lucky for the daily innovator, smart people want to work on promising projects. It's a character trait you can use to advantage when building a team.

Catherine New

Disaster-Struck Joplin Rebuilds And Grows

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2013 | Small Business

In the late afternoon of May 22, 2011, Kip Johnson stopped by his new business to complete some finishing touches. After two years of planning, Johnso...

A Resolution Doesn’t Have To Be Broken

Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living

The new year can be an exciting time: a chance to start fresh, reinvent yourself and of course take on a new resolution. Not surprisingly, most ne...

Graduating High School Got Me Off the Streets and into College

Romonia Dixon | Posted 07.24.2012 | Teen
Romonia Dixon

Living on the streets was difficult, but going to school was even harder. How could I focus on a math problem or a vocabulary word when I'm constantly thinking about where I will stay that night?

Alison Got Hooked On Exercise And Lost 75 Pounds

Posted 11.02.2011 | Healthy Living

Got a weight loss success story of your own? Tell us about it at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Al...

Friendly Competition Helped Edward Lose 30 Pounds And Gain Lean Muscle

Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living

Got a weight loss or muscle-building success story of your own? Tell us about it at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on th...

Elizabeth Committed To Health And Lost More Than 100 Pounds

Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living

Name: Elizabeth Marie Age: 30 Height: 5'4" Before Weight: 215 lbs. How I Gained It: I was a mindless eater who relied on fast food to get me thr...

Tim Leatherman, Leatherman Multi-Tools: My First Million

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Darren Dahl | Posted 08.11.2011 | Small Business

While there are many knives on the market, most lack a key component: pliers. That's why Tim Leatherman's invention, which features pliers through its...

Getting Over My Sideways Years

Tim Sanders | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Sanders

In 1981, my life was jolting forward via my success as a champion debater and former special education student. Then it all changed with one sentence: "Your father's been murdered."