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Can America Be Saved? (Part 4) The Two-Sided Dynamic of Our National Crisis

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Our democracy is being steadily eroded by plutocratic forces. We are losing ground on the ability to respond to our national challenges, including some whose neglect is potentially catastrophic.

Freaking Out About Graduating? Don't.

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

Graduating from college affords you the luxury of living your dreams. Yes, it requires some hard work and perseverance but I promise you, your destiny is within reach.

Why Gratitude Is Stronger Than Fear

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Fontaine

When I was a child, maybe 10 or 11, I would tell my mother that something bad was going to happen -- and she would say, "Oh, everybody feels that way." Now that I've grown up, moved away, found a smart therapist and started raising my own daughter, I understand that everyone doesn't feel that way. But people with anxiety do, and I happen to be one of those people.

What If Someone Told You to Jump Off a Cliff

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Robin Amos Kahn

I was one of those kids in school whose hand always shot up with answers. Well, to clarify, that was in history and English -- and probably not ever in math or science.

Letters to Hadley: Risks

Liz Olson | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

Physical risks are good to take because they'll remind you that your body is capable and incredible. But emotional risk are even better. Because they'll remind you how many feelings your capable body can hold.

The F Word and Why It's Good for You

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

That fear, the one that's keeping you from pursuing your passion, the one that keeps you in a bad relationship because you'd rather be with the wrong person than be alone, isn't really keeping you safe or alive. It's keeping you from being real. It's keeping you from your true self.

The FEAR Factor

Martha Pasternack | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

As a life coach, I focus on the zillions of ways fear keeps people stuck. I am not talking about fear of the dark, fear of nuclear war or fear of fall...

The Art of Living Fearlessly

Melissa Ambrosini | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Ambrosini

Image by Ramy Youssef Fear. The tiny four-letter word that can block you from really living your life. The powerful word that stops you from lau...

14 Things No Woman Should Ever Have To Fear

Lexi Herrick | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Stick to your opinions and values. Be who you are. If you spend your life fearing the perceptions of others, you will never truly perfect the perception that you have of yourself.

WATCH: 'What's Up With Me?' (Questioning Behavior Rather Than Attacking It)

Brad Yates | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Too often, we get frustrated with ourselves about our behavior without considering that part of us believes there's a good reason for that behavior. ...

Does This Word Terrify You?

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 11.13.2014 | Women
Mary-Lou Stephens

Often, I felt like a trapped animal. My partner was getting too close. It terrified me. And that's the way I'd acted in many of my previous relationships: Fight or flight.

Fear Is a Gift

Susan Pearse | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

So next time you feel fear, realize that it is a gift. Take a moment to say, "Thank you, brain." It's doing its job to keep you safe. But then ask yourself, "What do I need to pay attention to here?" That's where you begin unwrapping the real gift.

4 Common Fears We Can All Learn To Combat

Rupa Mehta | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

We never say babies "fail" when they fall. We accept that falling is a part of the process and that they will ultimately stand up and try again. The same holds true for life. Failure gives us the crucial lessons we need to find in order to stand stronger and find new avenues for success.

10 Lies We Need To Stop Telling Ourselves

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

We have listened to self-limiting beliefs for far too long. It's time to get real with ourselves and stop settling in life. We only get one life to live and these beliefs are keeping us from truly living it. Here are 10 lies that hold us back in life.

WATCH: Resisting Action on Little Things

Brad Yates | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Life is full of little things that need to be done... and for various reasons we may find ourselves avoiding getting them done, even when it would be ...

Blaming Obama for Ebola? Dysfunctional Politics and Dread Disease

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Did the Democrats lose the Senate over Ebola? Pundits are parsing the exit polls, and they'll no doubt come to contradictory conclusions. But the surreal notion that President Obama's incompetence put America at risk for dread disease fed Republican efforts to cast Democrats as a danger to the nation.

The Importance of Courage

Kim Keating | Posted 11.07.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Whatever plan you envision for your life, remember to always have faith. Not everything will happen the way you would like, not everyone will support you, and no one will be successful 100 percent of the time. When we face challenges in our life, resilience makes all of the difference.

How Bill Gates And Mark Zuckerberg Conquer Fear To Succeed

| Kevin Duam | Posted 11.07.2014 | Small Business

This country has a great admiration for entrepreneurs. Many people hold up leaders like Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Mark Zuckerberg as heroes, ma...

Is Being Female Synonymous With Being Fearful?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

It's well-established in my field that women report more anxiety than men do. For several years I have assumed this was not a reflection of actual e...

What Do Normal People Think About?

Maria Senise | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

In order to help ease my anxiety, I have to distract myself. Moving around and being productive makes it a bit easier for me to ignore the worries tha...

How to Make the Best Decision

Mary Ann Johnstone | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Johnstone

(photo by princigalli via Getty Images) Sarah was longing to leave her soul-crushing job. Angie was dreaming of a more harmonious relationship. They ...

A Great Life Lesson Learned on a Very Bumpy Flight: Be Aware and Prepared

Katie Kempner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

Part of the beauty and the scary part of life is knowing that there are many things you can't be prepared for. You can never really be prepared to fall in love, to hold your child for the first time, to know true joy.

What You Accomplished This Halloween (And Didn't Even Realize)

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

You don't need to relegate facing fear to one ritualized day a year that involves a lot of candy! Make a habit throughout the year of noting down your greatest fears and challenging them, costumed or not. Here are a few of our trusted strategies for neutralizing fear.

The Motivating and Scary Allure of Expressing Yourself in Your Work

Paul Jarvis | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Paul Jarvis

As someone who "makes stuff" for a living, I know that I'm responsible for what I put out into the world. So why not let it be a true reflection of me? I'm flawed, sometimes crass, opinionated as all get out, and I don't back down (to a fault).

Feeling Afraid? Try Acknowledging It

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

When I try to push fear away or drown it by eating too much, drinking or avoiding, it comes back even stronger. Instead, when I recognize the fear and face it, just like I did on that dark cliff in Hong Kong, then I can disable it.