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Do Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns Downplay The Disease?

Deseret News | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact

With glib slogans like, "Set the tatas free," National No Bra Day's aim is, according to related breast cancer awareness campaign Save the Tatas, "to ...

Rethinking Community Service: You Can Fight Ebola by Joining Online Mapping

Dannia Guzman | Posted 10.16.2014 | College
Dannia Guzman

It turns out that there is a simple way each and every one of us can help. That is through a humanitarian mapping global collaboration.

How To Turn Your Negative Mind Into A Positive One

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

No one can change your negativity for you. We can change the way we look, where we live, even who we live with, but unless we connect with who we are inside then none of those external changes will make much difference.

Watch How Passersby React To Domestic Violence In Public

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact

Warning: The video above features actors, but some readers may find the footage disturbing. In a revealing social experiment, passersby respond in...

How To Survive Mercury in Retrograde

Donna Henes | Posted 10.05.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

Most of us dread Mercury in retrograde. We think of it as an extremely negative period, a frustrating time filled with irritating technical problems, confused communications, and mishaps. Mercury in retrograde has a very bad rap, indeed.

Yom Kippur: The Fortitude of Forgiveness

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 10.02.2014 | Religion
Jessica R. Dreistadt

This year, I will be observing Yom Kippur in a non-traditional way -- as usual. I typically spend the day alone at the beach, where the rushing waters...

Can Yoga Change the World?

Sister Jenna | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When an Eastern or Indian Prime Minister addresses the United Nations and dedicates some of that time to add that there should be an International Y...

40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

As we all know modern life can be very stressful. With so many demands on our time, through juggling family, work and friends, it can be a little difficult to give ourselves the attention that we really need and deserve.

'What Is Dystonia?'

Noel Valero | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Noel Valero

I went undiagnosed for 17 years and received my diagnosis of dystonia in 2007. That was the first time I ever heard of it, and I considered myself to be a well-educated person. I spent years feeling sorry for myself, living as a recluse, ashamed to be seen in public with my symptoms.

Link Between Awareness and Getting Stuck in the Rain Finally Found

Ilya Zeldin | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ilya Zeldin

If you agree that by and large people are pretty lousy self-evaluators, then my argument is simple: The best way to increase self-awareness is through feedback from peers whose opinion you trust.

Your Next Dinner Conversation: Child Trafficking and Slavery

Rani Hong | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Rani Hong

Child trafficking and slavery aren't commonly discussed around the dinner table, but why not? More than 100,000 children are trafficked in the United States every year. However, most people don't know that, nor that it affects children in their own communities

Aviation's Effort to Combat Laser Attacks #Ineffective #Insane

Christine Negroni | Posted 09.08.2014 | Crime
Christine Negroni

No less a brainiac than Albert Einstein could have weighed in on the phenomenally ineffective efforts of American aviation and law enforcement to combat laser attacks on airplanes.

Tired? Check Your Neck for Thyroid Cancer

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

One of the major symptoms of thyroid cancer is being exhausted and depressed and if you are experiencing a tightness in your throat, a change in your voice or swallowing/breathing ability, you need to see your doctor.

3 Steps to Clearing Blocks

Jennifer Kass | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Kass

We place judgment on ourselves rather than honoring all of our feelings. We are thinking about what we "should be" feeling when we aren't feeling happy or when anger or other emotions arise.

Are You Bored?

Zach Dean | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Dull moments in our days are inevitable, but we have a choice of how we will respond to them. Are we medicating with technology or are we noticing the experience? Numbing out or building coping skills? Avoiding the uncomfortable feelings or reconstructing our days to be less boring?

Peace Is Not What You Think

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Meditation is about making friends with ourselves, just as we are. When we're at peace with ourselves then we'll be at peace with our world. That's one less person suffering and one less person causing suffering to others.

The Aftermath of the Ice Bucket Challenge

Akhila Satish | Posted 08.25.2014 | Science
Akhila Satish

The ALS social media movement will be analyzed, studied and debated for years to come as a precedent for successful fundraising. For the scientific community the big question will be: is it enough for us to popularize our causes in a lighthearted way to raise funding?

The Land of Empathy and Wonder

Kristi Rieger Campbell | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Kristi Rieger Campbell

The only thing important in my imagined land is a person's heart. And his empathy. And his ability to find wonder.

4 Steps to Clearing Your Emotions

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Life doesn't have to be complex. Clear the decks and there's more room to experience what is new and relevant now, in every moment. If we can just go inside as often as possible and take inventory of what we are experiencing, good and bad, then we won't accumulate so much unconsciously. We can bring our super-conscious awareness in.

An Awareness That Amazes Me

Hans Hickler | Posted 10.19.2014 | Small Business
Hans Hickler

I work with several young people who are starting out in entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. I learn so much from them.

Seize the Day: Make Your Lives Extraordinary

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

A listener, a helper, an empathic and caring friend, always available for us, a smile on our everyday life, a huge smile hiding a deep sadness. That no one could help.

Seeing Beyond Disability

YAI | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
YAI

When I asked a friend what she considered "being disabled" meant, she said she considered it being human. Her answer started to shift my view of having a disability to one of having a shared experience in relating to disability, especially in seeing the hidden disabilities in others around us.

Will the Empire State Building Go Gold for Childhood Cancer?

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Rainesford Alexandra

rom purple, pink and white for the release of a Mariah Carey album to yellow for Snapple, the Empire State Building has beamed bright in every color in the palette. Except, it would seem, gold.

U-Lab: Prototyping the 21st-Century University

Otto Scharmer | Posted 10.11.2014 | Education
Otto Scharmer

Summing up the problem: higher education is overpriced, out of touch, and outdated in both curriculum and purpose. The solution? The solution is beginning to emerge in many places today.

Compassionate Homeless Man Shares Meal With Stranger When Others Wouldn't

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact

There's no correlation between the size of your bank account and the size of your heart. A video originally posted on July 28 by Facebook group Spr...