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Why Men Never Discuss Body Image Issues

Quentin Vennie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

Body image is a psychological issue that needs to be addressed, not avoided. Men, understand that your manhood is not wavering because of your body image. Stop hiding behind your machismo and remember, it takes strength to be vulnerable.

How to Feel Great About the Way You Look: Lessons I Learned After Being Blinded

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

I could put on makeup and do my hair, but I had no concept of what it looked like. I also could not see the scale, so I never got on it. What I never expected was that I would feel more beautiful than I ever had -- at that point of almost total blindness.

These Women Prove You Don't Have To Feel Invisible After 50

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.15.2013 | Fifty

A few years back, a survey discovered that eight out of 10 women over the age of 50 believe they are "invisible" to members of the opposite sex. Altho...

5 Steps to Finding Your Girl Power

Lauren Galley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lauren Galley

Teens no longer understand the term self-esteem. The Millennial generation focuses on the term validation. It's appalling to see tweens and teens using social media to feel good about themselves, and then you have the models in magazines, they're "fake.

When Praise Hurts: The Psychology of Gushing

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

We all want kids to feel good about themselves, and far too many kids get no praise at all from adults. But are the superlatives necessary? More to the point, does lavish praise really boost kids' self-esteem and help them do well in school -- and in life?

Finding My Way Again... The Reminder That Every Journey Is a Process

Robin Hoffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

The best thing about all of this is the fact that I feel like I have been reunited with myself. The confidence in me is building again at a rapid pace and I am feeling more like myself every time I make a decision to be true to myself.

The Thin Pink Line

Whitney Fisch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Whitney Fisch

My mom used to tell me, "Whitney, you can only count on two people in this world -- your mom and yourself." It's a beautiful statement, if not a little sad.

Stuck in a Sexual Slump? Here's an Experiment for You to Try

Kristen Mark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kristen Mark

Desire ebbs and flows, both throughout an individual's life and throughout the context of an individual relationship. So, I think it is useful to come up with strategies to minimize the impact this may have.

Would You Rather Be Perfect Or Happy?

Erin Cox | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Life is beautiful, breathtaking and lovely, but also complicated, messy and ugly at times. That's what is so amazing about our spirits' human experience! Without our struggle and pain, how would we fully experience and appreciate the beauty and joy?

The Secrets To Success, From Dr. Gail Saltz (VIDEO)

Posted 11.08.2013 | MarloThomas

According to Psychiatrist Dr. Saltz, confidence is a very complicated issue. We are all born with a certain biological temperament. Some people's tem...

Nothing to Fear: A Letter to My Closeted 12-Year-Old Self

Mason Hsieh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Mason Hsieh

"If you could write a letter to your younger self, what would you say in only two words?" One of my mentors asked me this recently, and as she waited patiently for an answer, all I could think about was a letter I'd written in sixth grade to my future self.

Career Wardrobe Enters Adulthood Empowered and Ready to Take on the World!

Career Wardrobe | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

Empowerment has always been central to Career Wardrobe's mission. From day one, we have challenged every woman who comes through our doors to dream big while also giving her the tools she needs to reach those goals... whether it's her first job or the next job that will help her on her career path.

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Overcoming our critical inner voice can be a vital step in becoming more emotionally resilient. We can learn skills to become hardier, and we can face challenges with fewer internal setbacks.

You're Not Dumb For Getting A 'B'

Anne Hilker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Anne Hilker

I thought I would fail all these classes because my previous teachers that had failed me and made me ashamed to try because I knew I was just going to get another 80 on an essay.

'Who Says'

Christi Guthrie | Posted 12.31.2013 | Style
Christi Guthrie

Since I was a little girl I don't recall ever being the "fashionable" one that all the other little girls would go home trying to emulate. I was the one with the short hair & sneakers running around playing.

The One Thing Every Teen Should Want To Be When They Grow Up

Anne Hilker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Anne Hilker

I am 16 years-old now and it seems that everybody, especially my mom, wants to know what I want to be when I grow up. I'll let you in on a little secret: I don't know.

What Messages are Your Expectations Sending to Your Children?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.28.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Setting expectations for your children is an essential responsibility of parenting. Expectations communicate messages to your children about what's im...

Fearless Self Image: How You Dress Matters

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So many of my clients are influenced by how they look and how they feel. If someone feels depressed and lacks confidence, this is reflected in what they wear, and conversely, if someone has a positive attitude and is confident, that will show in their attire.

Why Your Confidence Matters: 3 Ways to Raise It

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Let's just cut to the chase: without confidence, we're all doomed. Doomed to remain stuck in the here and now of what passes for our personal existence, blaming the haters and/or Congress for standing in our way. Let's be honest: the only person standing in our way is ourselves.

Working Out Is Just a Big Metaphor for Life

Jennipher Walters | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

So the next time you're in the middle of a workout and want to quit, think of the practice and confidence you're building for your life outside of the gym. And the next time life throws you a curveball and you're struggling, just think of how strong you really are, inside and out.

How To Silence Your Inner Critic

Erin Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Self-doubt lives in nearly all human beings, but we need to keep it in check and have some strategies in place to move forward despite those thoughts and feelings.

Why Maria Kang Is Not the Problem: Love Yourself Enough to Change

Quentin Vennie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

I don't think this was a premeditated attempt to ridicule women that don't wear a size 2, nor was it an attack on men that lack the presence of washboard abs. This is merely an instance where her motive was misrepresented. Maria Kang is not the "real" problem -- self-acceptance is.

Dyslexia: Our Children Deserve an Honest Chance!

Merel Bakker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Merel Bakker

Reading, writing, happiness and self-confidence are all fundamental rights and skills that can be learned. We just have to understand how and make them accessible to those who need our help!

Lessons From My Brief Affair With Hair Extensions

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

What if she came to me crying and wishing she was born with straight hair. How would I be able to look her in the eye and tell her she is beautiful the way she is while wearing someone else's hair?

12 Things All Successful People Do

Forbes | Ilya Pozin | Posted 10.10.2013 | Small Business

Forbes: “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” Whet...