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The Good Life

8 Good Reasons To Move To The West Coast

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.13.2014 | HuffPost Home

It's been years since any true New York-California contest forced us to pledge our allegiance to a team, an artist, a way of life. But like record pla...

Stay Away From Drugs

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion
Sheldon D. Newton

In order to really succeed in life and experience the best God has to offer, we must ensure that our lives are lived by the principles which guarantee such a life.

Real Life Into Art: As Time Goes By

David Galenson | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

The death of Bob Larbey last week received little if any attention on English television. Bob Larbey deserved better, because he was an artist who helped transform television.

Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Harold Lloyd

The wise person understands why we run from questions that we might not be able to answer, and why we wrongly avoid other obstacles or risks that we should face. Our default emotions have evolved to lament loss more than to celebrate gain.

Libertarian Purists: Libertarian on Everything -- Except Liberty

Robin Koerner | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If a libertarian world is made happy by replacing political aggression and force with the actions of people who are civil and tolerant, then we cannot expect people to come to our side if we cannot even exhibit those qualities.

Allison O'Kelly: What Does It Take to Have the 'Good Life?'

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Allison O'Kelly

I took a step back, not only to give myself a chance to breathe, but also to identify the variables in my life I could control to achieve better work-life satisfaction (a term I now prefer over "balance").

Being Kind is Underrated

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.25.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

The other day I was speaking with a friend who was depressed because of a perceived lack of virtues. According to her, she was less intelligent, less ...

Want Happiness? Become a Practicing Stoic

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

Over the past two months I've read the works of all four great Roman Stoics -- Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and of course Marcus Aurelius -- and with their help I've come to a few realizations

Visions for the Future: Good News and the Good Life

Robert Rippberger | Posted 08.06.2013 | Good News
Robert Rippberger

By Adrian Brannen-Jurgenson and Robert Rippberger It can be said that today it is easier to imagine the end of the world than any possibility of utop...

Chasing A Dream Around The World

Kathleen Fordyce Rohan | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Kathleen Fordyce Rohan

Betsy and Warren Talbot always dreamed of traveling. But like most people, life got in the way. They were both moving up in their successful careers, living in the suburbs and accumulating cars, a house and stuff to fill it with. Then, everything changed.

Maintaining a Vision of the Good Life in a Time of Uncertainty

Karma Kitaj | Posted 04.10.2012 | Fifty
Karma Kitaj

What does it mean to live a "good life?" For many people, it's defined by affluence and the capacity to buy material things that make our lives easier and more fun. Ironically, many who chase money are not using their hard-earned income to make their life easier, nor to have more fun.

The Real Work of the World

Wes Nisker | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business
Wes Nisker

Labor Day weekend marks the last sigh of summer, and just when you were starting to relax, suddenly Labor Day arrives to signal the start of th...

We All Hope For The Rich Life

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Gurney

What's your richest life? How would you describe the feeling of being rich? Forget money for a moment and think about how you would use your resources of time and money to create a rich life.

Searching for the Poetry in Life

Terry Newell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Newell

I have a defined benefit pension, a 401K and a paid-off mortgage. I keep a calendar to track my appointments and on it we plan our vacations and trip...

Climate Game Changer: From Copenhagen to Cochabamba

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

Representatives of 50 governments will meet with ordinary people and social movement leaders from around the world in Bolivia to work on solutions to the threat of climate change.

Ten Books That Influenced Me: In a Blink

Lea Lane | Posted 07.11.2013 | Books
Lea Lane

When I got my MA in English Lit I had to read more than 100 great works. I was 22, and didn't have much of an idea about the great themes or historical context. I was overwhelmed and pretty clueless. But the following books changed my life

Bring Back the Counter Culture

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

To achieve a major reallocation of wealth, those who have more than enough must find sources of contentment other than laying their hands on still more goods.

Do You Want To Live To Be 100?

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Anderson

Research shows that we have more control over how our bodies' age then previously thought. Not only can you live longer than your parents, you can live more fully as you age. The determining factor is lifestyle.

We're All One

Brent Kessel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brent Kessel

Have you gotten your IRS "economic stimulus payment" yet? Use your rebate to help others, if you can afford to spend it at all, and I predict you'll get much longer-lasting good vibes from it.

How To Impress Your Kids

Lane Soelberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lane Soelberg

Rewind time machine to 18 months ago.... As VP of Marketing for Business.com, I looked for ways to get entrepreneurs in touch with the resources they ...