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"Visions" a Talk With Kelley Armstrong

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Kelley Armstrong has published twenty-one fantasy novels, thirteen of which have been part of her Women of the Otherworld series. Her novels blend suspense and the supernatural.

Doing Well in School Matters... So Does Good Character

Christine French Cully | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Christine French Cully

People can't be truly happy if cruelty and insensitivity are part of their make-up. To raise successful children, we must cultivate kindness.

Face-Reading: An Advantage in Business

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business
Audrey van Petegem

Author Jean Haner, an anglo-saxon, married into a Chinese family and her mother-in-law taught her everything she knew about the ancient art of face-reading.

Parents of Young Athletes Need to Keep Everything in Perspective

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.07.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

You should be your kid's biggest supporter. But for parents of high school athletes, in particular, it's important to maintain perspective. Don't lose sleep worrying about catering to every need of your athletic child.

So Watch the Thought and Its Ways With Care

Hans Hickler | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Hans Hickler

How we think leads us to the actions we take. The actions we take define us -- our character is defined by our actions. We control our character!

Honesty Is Still The Best Policy

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 07.21.2014 | Good News
Sheldon D. Newton

Here are three tips on developing honesty that will assist you in becoming the kind of person people love to be associated with.

The Four Key Cornerstones of Successful and Happy People

Honoree Corder | Posted 07.08.2014 | Good News
Honoree Corder

There are the four key cornerstones of a successful and happy person: talent, character, attitude, and skills. With one exception, the skills piece, each of the other three centers around what you've been given naturally, what you choose to do, and who you choose to be.

Smart vs. Good

Ted Harro | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Ted Harro

Smarts are useful. But the character and heart of an organization will have a lot more to say about its long-term impact than its collective IQ.

Talking About Character in an Age of Respectability Politics

Myisha Cherry | Posted 08.22.2014 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

The idea behind the respectability politics of our day is that in order to not be oppressed, discriminated against, victimized or treated harshly by others, it is the responsibility of the oppressed group to "act good."

Fathers and Sons

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Bill Halamandaris

The greatest lesson of my father's life was to live a life of limited regrets. To be what we are and to become what we are capable of becoming is the noblest end in life. Our challenge is to become useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.

What Is So Bad About Being Good?

Myisha Cherry | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Myisha Cherry

I am not arguing that we should throw away the very virtues that are found within the feminine and masculine categories. I say we should stop distinguishing between "masculine virtues" and "feminine virtues."

What 3 Tattoo Trends Teach Us About Millennials

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.03.2014 | Style
Tim Elmore

Trey is a friend of mine. He's a student who just got his first tattoo. His parents weren't too keen on the idea, but eventually caved and allowed the...

25 Pieces Of Advice I Want My Daughters To Remember If I Die Young

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis

Should something happen to you or me, our families wouldn't care about perfection. What they'd search the entire house for is anything that sounds like us and reflects our unique filter. What they'd want is a keepsake that keeps our memory alive as accurately and poignantly as possible.

What's Great About Kids Today

Colleen Turner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Colleen Turner

Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others

Wisdom From an Eighth-Grader in Saudi Arabia

Carol J. Carter | Posted 06.29.2014 | Education
Carol J. Carter

At a time when students are commonly awarded for taking AP classes, getting a 4.0, and getting high scores on standardized tests, eighth-grader Karen Grace was awarded for her strength of character.

Be Careful of Your Thoughts: They Control Your Destiny

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

If I think positive thoughts and take positive actions toward my goals, my destiny can be one of joyful and uplifting, with moments of gleefulness. I might fall and get a few bruises along the way, but if my habit is to get up one more time than I fall, my destiny will be one of success.

A Consequence of Character

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 06.17.2014 | Education
Stephen Gray Wallace

A new study on youth leadership from the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) at Susquehanna University confirms quantitatively what re...

Teens, Character and the Myth That Keeps Them Apart

Todd Kestin | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

By focusing on your own expressions of character -- instead of what your teen lacks -- you'll not only follow a better path, you'll help your children follow closely behind. Here are a handful of ideas of help get you started.

How to Follow Strangers: An Indie That Marches to Its Own Beat

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

I have a soft spot for indie films about characters in their twenties who are trying to make sense of their lives. But this is a bit different.

"You're Edgy and Irritable" My Wife Says

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My characters and their dynamisms derive from some hidden (or maybe not-so-well buried) place within me. I cannot "leave them behind" at the office.

Tortured Souls Tell Great Stories

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.04.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Worthy fiction draws us into a world where the characters are emotionally driven and tortured. Their mistakes and triumphs must resonate as real. Human nature doesn't change.

No BE Verbs: What Stanislavski Knew

Kathleen George | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Kathleen George

I got one of my best lessons in writing characters in fiction long ago in a basic theater class. Actors learn that character motivations shift from moment to moment (often should shift on every line), but that the motivations are all linked.

10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make (Me Included)

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis

What we may justify as "good parenting" can hurt our children later. Unless we're mindful of that, it's easy to handicap them by making their lives too easy.

Seemingly Silly Scenarios That Might Cost You the Job

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.24.2014 | Business
Maureen Anderson

How does a hiring manager choose one person over another, assuming they're both equally qualified to do the work? Sometimes he has to rely on hunches, on a vague sense of a person's character. Sometimes it isn't even that scientific.

Self-Reliance and Handsaws: John Ratzenberger's Tools for Life

Joseph Parker | Posted 04.07.2014 | HuffPost Home
Joseph Parker

Actor John Ratzenberger worked as a carpenter before landing the role of Cliff, the disgruntled postal worker who loved spending hours at the local bar with his buddies. And in the years since "Cheers" concluded its 11-season run, Ratzenberger has returned to his woodworking roots.