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The Optimist's Manifesto

Mark Matousek | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Optimists are people who know what matters. Optimism does not mean believing that only good things will happen. It means that, regardless of what happens, you will make the most of it.

Daily Meditation: Practicing Gratitude

Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

How to Write About Yourself Without Being a Jerk

Theo Pauline Nestor | Posted 03.09.2014 | Books
Theo Pauline Nestor

"What do you write about?" I'm often asked. The answer, um, is I, uh, write about myself, which automatically puts me in the company of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, and others who exude the belief that their lives are of inherent interest to others.

Affordable Extravagances: A CEO's Gift Guide

Ada Polla | Posted 02.09.2014 | Style
Ada Polla

Finding the perfect gift for everyone really is one of the most satisfying things ever. If you are stuck buying yet another tie for your father, here are some out of the box ideas that will bring a smile to even the "hardest-to-shop-for-person-ever."

T.S. Eliot, John Lennon, and Bob Dylan: Masters of Allusion, or Plagiarists?

David Galenson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

All art is allusive, connected more or less visibly with earlier works of art. But in the modern era a number of artists have gone beyond earlier uses of allusion, in not only referring to other works, but quoting them precisely, and doing so with a frequency that exceeds earlier practice.

To Be Nothing but Yourself

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

Genuine vision reveals that beyond the issue of jobs there is also the deeper struggle for self-realization and the individual need to find a person's essential life-work.

The Best Poems For Father's Day

Posted 06.16.2012 | Home

If you're having trouble coming up with the right words this Father's Day, let these expert wordsmiths lend theirs. We've compiled some of the most ho...

Cult Southern Gothic Author And UF Prof Dies

AP | Posted 08.02.2012 | Miami

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Author Harry Crews, a hell-raiser and cult favorite whose hard and crazy times inspired his extreme, but comic tales of the rural...

"The Past Is Never Dead. It's Not Even Past." But Maybe It Should Be.

Paul LaRosa | Posted 07.25.2011 | New York
Paul LaRosa

That's the thing about nostalgia, isn't it? We mostly remember it through gauze-tinted glasses that remove the rough edges. We always think it's far better than the time we're living in now.

Spring Means Soft-Shell Crabs

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 07.11.2011 | Food
Cheryl Carlesimo

For me, sautéed saucy soft-shell crabs are nirvana. I have created a recipe that I have to say tastes heavenly. Every year, my friends wait impatiently for me to make them.

Portraits Of Authors In Their Own Words

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

People say that the lines in your face are representative of the life you’ve led – as in, love your laugh lines because clearly you’ve had a goo...

The Ten Best Love Poems Ever Written In Honor Of Valentine's Day 2011

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Mindful of Paul Valery's painfully true contention that "Love is being stupid together," how about ten poems and ten paintings that celebrate the art of being stupid together? Come on, just this once.

Calling Dr. Laura: Old Loves And The Boundaries Of Fidelity

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

Thankfully, my personal life is not completely dictated by media-based psychology standards, or I'd wind up on Oprah taking the fall for men in mid-life crisis everywhere.

Banish Approach Anxiety and Make the Sale!

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

Here's a five minute mental routine that you can use before calls, meetings, networking events, and presentations to calm your anxiety, get yourself grounded and ready to be your best self.

AFS: World Peace Begins in High School

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I would not be who I am today -- and the organization I founded, Orphans International Worldwide -- would not exist, if it were not for my life-impacting experiences with AFS.