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Why Most People Are Deathly Afraid of Public Speaking and What They Can Do About It

Donna Labermeier | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Being put on the spot to display one's knowledge or skills can feel terribly uncomfortable and scary. The key to overcoming these emotions is to be prepared and recognize that our fears stem, not from a lack of self-worth, but quite the opposite. Our fears are born out of a deep sense of love for the self that wants nothing more than to protect us and keep us safe.

Stop Saying the Word 'Should'

Hannah Braime | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Braime

I've been on a quest to replace my "should" with alternative vocabulary that is healthier and more accepting -- both of myself and of other people. The longer I'm on this quest, the more I realize the damage the word "should" does to our self-relationship and our relationships with others.

5 Reasons to Take Another Selfie

Lauren Galley | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Lauren Galley

By posting a selfie, you are forever sharing your uniqueness with the world, and if that's not something to celebrate, then I don't know what is!

How to Stop Giving a F@$% What People Think

Sean Kim | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Sean Kim

Living a life that follows the ideal notions of what other people think is a terrible way to live. It makes you become the spineless spectator who waits for other people to take action first. Worst of all, it makes you become someone who doesn't take a stand for anything.

Body Truth Trumps Body Shame

Liz Olson | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Olson

Instilled in us was the belief that words had power and truth mattered. And when it came to something as important as your body, there was no room for confusion about the parts you were born with or the things they did. 

The 2 Things Required for Success

Jane Shure | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Jane Shure

We need to get a whole lot better at helping young people develop the ability to delay gratification in the pursuit of future rewards.

Connecting Habits to Change

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

In my experience, once you've zeroed in, focused, and conquered one bad habit, it's out of your life, and your brain has space to adjust something new.

On Being Radical

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Timidity doesn't honor God. There, I said it. I've given a lot of thought to how often followers of Christ find themselves - or more accurately, place themselves - in the role of victim.

Catherine Chen, Ph.D.: Everything I Know About Confidence I Learned From Performing Improv Comedy

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

It's no secret that tapping into your funny bone can help you in your career and personal relationships. I like reminding others of how having fun in life leads to more success and confidence -- here are some lessons I learned from my first improv comedy class so that you can do just that!

This Young Woman's Approach To Self-Confidence Is One We Could All Learn From

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women

Is confidence an achievement, or a process? We prefer the latter, care of Lucy, one half of the popular online, long-distance couple, Kaelyn and L...

6 Qualities Kids Need To Succeed -- And One They Don't

Hilary Wilce | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

I've come to believe our job as parents is never to seek to develop confidence, but instead to encourage the right climate for it to grow.

Resolution Resilience: Stay on Track and Super Charge Your Life in 2014

Paul McKenna | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul McKenna

New Year's resolutions are easy to make -- and even easier to break. Year after year, as Jan. 1 hits, millions of Americans vow to lose weight, but a ...

The One Thing That's Holding You Back (And How To Let It Go)

Henriette Lazaridis Power | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Henriette Lazaridis Power

But just because most of us spend our careers sitting, that doesn't mean we have to sit back or sit out from the full reach of our abilities. So, let go of your ego. Expose those vital organs. It's good to lean in. But we can also sit tall.

Find More Love! Everyday Tips for More Confidence

Tracy Crossley | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

Many relationships that never get off the ground or even begin may be from a lack of confidence. We talk about confidence as though it's a gift so...

The 3 Words Every Woman Should Own

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

As the year moved from 2013 to 2014, I played one of those silly word games on Facebook. A square made of rows of letters, with instructions to look for words, and a notice that 'the first three words you see, will be yours in 2014.'

F Is for Follow Up

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

We know that it's fantasy to wish for "closing a deal" on your first call or during your first meeting with a potential customer. If that is the cas...

How Introverts Can Use Body Language to Feel Confident

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 03.15.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Many people worry that they have to be extroverted to use body language. But this is far from the truth! Introverts can master body language and nonverbal behavior to strengthen their interactions and gain confidence.

Teach Girls to Question the Notion of a Beauty Standard

Gloria Yu | Posted 03.15.2014 | Women
Gloria Yu

Advertisers and public figures hoping to improve girls' and women's self-esteem should spread messages that encourage critical questioning about beauty standards beyond just expanding the social definition of "beautiful."

7 Tips to Help You Get Your Flirt On

Jill Di Donato | Posted 03.14.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

The key to being a good flirt is to do so unapologetically, effortlessly, and in the most authentic way possible. There's no one way to flirt; in fact, the best ways incorporate your own personal quirks with some tried and true sex appeal to really get the ball rolling.

I Don't Want Thin For My Girls. I Want Happy.

Amanda Magee | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

I don't want thin for my girls, I want happy. If they inherit my hands and feet, I don't want them to also get my instinct to apologize for being what/who/how I am.

10 Qualities of a Good Lover

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

In my book, The Ecstasy of Surrender, I discuss how to manifest your full sexual power, even if you are out of touch with it now. First, you must lear...

Your Body Peace Checklist

Uloop | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Uloop

The truth behind this war mentality? Body peace is so rare because we're looking at our bodies aesthetically instead of appreciating their functionality. The only way we can make body peace is if we appreciate our bodies for what they can do, not for how they look.

The Truth About Being Too Busy

Arin Gragossian | Posted 03.08.2014 | Small Business
Arin Gragossian

I think you're a liar. You may not be a liar, but I suspect you could be. I'm also a liar, at least I think I used to be. What makes both of us liars is we constantly say we're too busy.

8 Ways to Boost Your Confidence in 2014

Debra Rogers | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Debra Rogers

Every ending is a chance for a brand new beginning with the best person in the world...YOU. So dust off the "gloomies" and give yourself a fab makeover. It's time to get moving toward a happier you. Here are some great tips to start 2014 off right.

This Is 39, Too

Dana McMahan | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Dana McMahan

I'm 39 and I'm strong and capable and know I can do pretty much anything I want to do if I'm willing to put in the work. I'm sad that I didn't know that when I was younger. And that's 39, too, the melancholy wondering of what could have been, if I'd only known my potential.