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How Optimism Saved My Life (and My Sanity)

Kirsten Palladino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kirsten Palladino

Life is a bounty of smooth and rough patches, and I'm quite certain that it's better this way, than always being easy with no challenges.

No Grades for Cancer: Redefining Success as a Student

Elise Frame | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

When I was diagnosed with cancer in the middle of college, I threw myself into the study of being a "good" cancer patient. But it didn't take long for me to realize that cancer doesn't play favorites with the teacher's pets.

Why I Choose 'Survivor' Over 'Victim'

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Marjoriet T. Matute

"Survivor" by definition is a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died. So clearly I am a survivor, considering that after receiving chemotherapy and radiation I am still here. But why do I feel guilty?

The New Post-Cancer Me: I Didn't Intend on Being So Different

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

One of the terms I have hated most when I finished cancer treatment was "new normal." I didn't want to be different. But recently, I have started to accept the fact that I am not the same person I was before I had gone through my battle with cancer.

Cancer: Not Part of My Family Plan

Cameron Von St. James | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Cameron Von St. James

I was as prepared for my daughter's birth as anyone could be. What I wasn't prepared for was my wife's cancer diagnosis a little over three months later.

Once, Twice, Three Times Malady: My Love Affair With Cancer and Why I Decided to Tell the World

Kaylin Andres | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Kaylin Andres

My cancer can't get enough of me. It keeps coming back. And so I've decided to accept my illness in order to move on with my life. The problem is, once you make the decision to become 'frenemies' with your illness, you accept being defined by it, and cancer has a nasty reputation.

'Survivor' Host Would Literally Add Fuel Rather Than Stop A Fire

Posted 02.28.2013 | TV

Jeff Probst has hosted "Survivor" for 13 years and 26 seasons, but the current "Caramoan" installment of the CBS reality show will show viewers someth...

Here's to Your Health: A Non-Scientific 'Study' of Cancer and Healthy Lifestyle

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Women
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

As a cancer survivor, I have read numerous books and studies that purport a relationship between eating healthy, exercising regularly, reducing stress, getting sufficient sleep and lowering your risk of developing cancer or cancer recurrence.

The Lowest Rated 'Survivor' Premiere Ever

Posted 02.14.2013 | TV

Could "Survivor" get voted off the island? The venerale CBS reality show debuted its "Survivor: Caramoan - Fans Vs. Favorites" edition to the lowest p...

What to Get a Survivor on Valentine's Day

Asia Graves | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Asia Graves

This year, the organization I work for, FAIR Girls, is having a Valentine's Day party in celebration of girls avoiding and escaping trafficking. On this day of love, our girls will celebrate the fact that we have found love within ourselves and for each other.

Why Me? The Question With No Answers

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

I always felt, from day one of being diagnosed with cancer, that asking "Why me?" was a dangerous road to go down. Although it is an obvious question, it is a question, for many young adults like me, with no answer.

Watch The First Five Minutes Of The 'Survivor' Premiere | Posted 02.13.2013 | TV

Someone save Jeff Probst! That was my thinking after watching the first few minutes of the Survivor: Carmaoan — Fans vs. Favorites premiere (which a...

The Greatest Show in the History of Television

Jonah Platt | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media
Jonah Platt

I'm talking about Survivor. WHAT?! Surely I can't mean the greatest! Not Survivor! Please. I've heard it all before, and funny enough, there exists a fallacy plaguing millions of Americans that have blinded them to the wonders and treasures of this incomparable program.

Generation Why Not Me?

Ben Teller | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Teller

When I was first diagnosed with cancer at age 18, the only thought that ran through my mind was how unfair this whole situation was. But I soon realized that it wasn't helpful to think this way.

Planning for an Uncertain Future

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

I fought cancer, and was fortunate to win, but I had to start over. How do I make a new plan? The uncertainty that comes with being in remission, as well as many of the financial difficulties for the future are ever-present. How do you plan for the future, when yours (like mine) is so uncertain?

Racecar Driver, Stanford Student... Survivor Contestant?

Julia Landauer | Posted 03.14.2013 | TV
Julia Landauer

Yes! Ladies and gents, this young lady is battling the elements, outwitting the competition, and taking on the challenges in this season of Survivor.

CBS Announces Midseason Schedule

Posted 12.06.2012 | TV

CBS has announced its midseason schedule for the 2012-2013 TV season. "Golden Boy," a new cop series starring Theo James as a talented police offi...

9 Thanksgiving Lessons I Learned From Cancer

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

They say it takes a village to raise a child. I'd say that when someone in the village gets cancer, it affects the entire village. It affects everyone we hold dear. Life is precious.

I'm With Stupid: The Fiscal Benefits of Swapping Idaho for Samoa

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

As of this writing, people in all 50 states had filed requests to secede from the union in the wake of the presidential election, and I have to say I ...

'Survivor: Philippines': Lisa Whelchel's Moral Struggle

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 11.20.2012 | TV

Lisa Whelchel found herself in a pretty unlikely position, considering how her early game had gone. Thanks to a strong tribe never losing an immunity ...

Survivor: New Jersey

Suzan Colón | Posted 01.09.2013 | New York
Suzan Colón

I never wanted to be a reality show contestant, much less one in a wild, untamed frontier where each day is a struggle. Yet, I now have a starring role in the latest season of Survivor, in its most rugged location: New Jersey.

Staten Island Teen Survives 'Harrowing' Night Marooned Alone During Sandy

Posted 11.01.2012 | Teen

As the Northeast begins paving a road to recovery following the widespread destruction wreaked by Hurricane Sandy, moving stories of survival and hero...

Excerpt: Saving Each Other: A Mother-Daughter Love Story

Victoria Jackson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Books
Victoria Jackson

I'm the Victoria Jackson of infomercial fame who challenged the status quo of the makeup world by honoring the natural beauty of all women. My foundation for the "no-makeup makeup" look became the crown jewel of my cosmetics company that today has sales of more than a half-billion dollars.

Jeff Probst Has Spoken: The Survivor Host Discusses His New Daytime Talk Show

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
Lesleyann Coker

Jeff Probst has hosted the hit reality show Survivor on CBS for over a decade. In September, he launched The Jeff Probst Show, a daytime talk show produced by CBS Television Distribution and syndicated to NBC owned and operated television stations across the country.

Every Day Is a Miracle

Victoria Jackson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Parents
Victoria Jackson

I looked around at other moms at the pre-prom party and realized that probably no other mother was thinking of her daughter in her very special dress the same way I was thinking of Ali.