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On Being a Survivor

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Sheryl Kraft

That gift which has metamorphosed into survivorship, sparkles and glows with such startling brilliance and you find that you need just as much as the air you breathe. All things suddenly seem brighter; more luminous.

Reinvent You. The Third Manifesto.

Russell C. Smith | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Reinvention isn't just a life-altering idea, or a smart business strategy, now it's turning into the life and death decisions centered on how people live, grow, interact every day, and survive.

From Abused and Homeless to Ph.D.

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

"Oh, my God. Are you serious?" That's a reaction I often get when people hear how I accidentally discovered, at the age of twenty, that I was adopted.

One-Way Trip To Mars: Why Our Homecoming Is Not The Point

Pietro Aliprandi | Posted 09.18.2015 | Science
Pietro Aliprandi

We all know about this go-to-Mars-and-never-come-back-thing, right? If not, type "Mars One" on any electronic device and check it out. I'm totally sure that the idea of a one-way trip to the Red Planet significantly contributed to the media success of this project. Nevertheless, every single time I answer questions from the public, fans and reporters, I get stuck on this point: the "no-return policy."

Couple Hears Screaming, Finds Woman Trapped In Car For 2 Days

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.12.2015 | Crime

A Utah woman who survived two days trapped in a mangled car is expected to make a full recovery after a couple who stopped at a scenic overlook ...

Evolution Will Change How You See the World

Lawrence Rifkin | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science
Lawrence Rifkin

When the idea of evolution sinks in - really sinks in - evolution hits home with power and an emotional rush.

The Sunday Series (79), With Mark Brodinsky

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Mark Brodinsky

One phone call can change a life. For Chris Rodriguez it was the call from the owner of Blue Devil Products that fine day in September of 2012.

Feminist Masterpiece on Teen Survival

Kimberly Dark | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Kimberly Dark

It's not that you want to save Taylor; you know you can't. By the end of page two, Debra Busman has established a child character as complex and compelling as any adult.

My Transgender Life: (R)evolutionary Love

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

The revolutionary idea that I could live my life operating from a place of love more than from a place of stress all the time, began to change my life. Perhaps living my truth was the best way for me to survive.

Surviving The Death Of My Parents

Melanie Stoecklein | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty
Melanie Stoecklein

On December 7, 2011, my parents took a scenic helicopter tour for their 25th wedding anniversary. Less than 15 minutes after takeoff, the helicopter c...

What It's Like To Come Out Later In Life As A Binational Couple

Caroline Hart | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Caroline Hart

My wife, Laurie Hart, and I both came out later in life. She was 34 and I was 42, so that was the first of many hurdles we had to get over. We had ...

The Day I 'Died' On A Softball Field

Dave Sandler | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Dave Sandler

On August 9, 2009 I took the biggest detour of my life! It was the day I died, but God was not ready to take me. While scoring the winning run in a...

How I Went From Fatherless To Fearless

Denna Babul | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Denna Babul

From fatherless to forgiveness and from forgiveness to fearless is how I would personally describe my survival story. My father was murdered when I ...

My Life Is Like A Vacuum. It Knows How To Suck.

Leslie Handler | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Leslie Handler

You could hear a giant sucking sound coming from deep inside my body. It was a loud and obnoxious sound. To make it required no effort whatsoever...

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable o...

5 Survival Hacks If You Find Yourself Homeless

Quora | Posted 07.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul

For a place to sleep, twenty four hour Fed Ex Office rocks! This might sound odd to some, but it totally works wonders. If you happen to have a laptop it's much easier to pull off, but you basically go in, start working, and "fall asleep" on your laptop. Most of the time they won't question you, since a lot of college kids will work out of them and inevitably crash while working.

Dare to Be 100: Extra, Extra Read All About It

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Few, if any, of us pause for a moment to reflect why we have too much of everything. Our closets and drawers and refrigerators bulge. Our waist lines ...

Somewhere Between Empathy and Apathy

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Corinda Lubin-Katz

It doesn't take much more than a quick glance at the news to conclude that the world is a mess. We are riddled with crises, crippled by corruption, an...

Teen Plane Crash Survivor Tried To Save Grandparents

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.16.2015 | Weird News

The teenager who survived a small plane crash in Washington's Cascade Mountains says she burned herself trying to pull her step-grandparents from the...

Stormy Weather

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.15.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Finding Your Calling Through Crisis

Adele Scheele | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Adele Scheele

Nobody wants devastating medical news. Yet, it can serve as a compass needle to redirect you when you are lost... if you're willing to look. Los Angeles-based photographer Bill Aron was struck with cancer not once, but three times.

Bestselling Indie Author Rachel Thompson Talks About Writing to Heal

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Rachel Thompson is the author of newly released Broken Places (2015 Honorable Mention Winner, San Francisco Book Festival) and the multi award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed.

When Did Being Kind Fall Away From Our Everyday?

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.18.2015 | Media
Gregg McBride

Next time we see someone in the media who we think deserves our critique, our judgment, or even our hatred, let's take a deep breath in and let a deep breath out -- and be reminded that we're all struggling to define ourselves and to live our lives in the happiest ways we know how.

What Are the Best Ways to Survive When Someone Is Shooting at You?

Quora | Posted 06.16.2015 | Weird News

Your instinct will be to run directly away from the attacker, since a direct line is the shortest; however, you need to fight this tendency and make random cuts in your flight pattern. A moving target is fairly hard to hit, but if you're running in a straight line it's much easier, since you only have to correct one aspect of the aim if you miss.

The Heart of a Tiger

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.04.2015 | Books
SreyRam Kuy, MD

We'd like to share excerpts from the forthcoming book, The Heart of a Tiger, a compilation of stories about a family's survival during the Cambodian Killing Fields. I hope that you are blessed and inspired by these stories.