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Leadership 3.0: How Diana Nyad Defied Life's Challenges and How You Can, Too

Leslie Grossman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Leslie Grossman

It's a notorious stretch of water brimming with sharks, jellyfish, squalls and an unpredictable Gulf Stream. But Diana Nyad found a way. And so can you. You can find a way to do almost anything, if you want it enough. That's what leaders do.

Stop Being a People Pleaser!

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

People pleasers are willing to do anything for the company, anything to make someone happy, and anything to help anyone in need. But people like this should not be exploited. And while kindness is a fine quality, it should not come at the expense of one's needs and personal happiness.

Goal Conflict Helps You See Both Sides of an Issue

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

One of the most persistent findings in psychology is confirmation bias. When we have a belief about something in the world, we tend to seek out infor...

The Suprising Story Behind the World's Most Expensive Violin

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Ask yourself what accomplishments in your life would give you the most spiritual satisfaction. Use your answers as a guidepost each day to ensure that you give your best to achieve these personal aspirations in your life.

A Letter to College Freshmen: Be Explorers

Ernestine Fu | Posted 10.20.2013 | College
Ernestine Fu

A college education is not a guarantee, of course, of finding your identity or the ability to express it. But it can help you immeasurably in determining your commitments and how best to channel your talents and energies to produce maximum benefits to others and satisfaction to yourself.

Stop Enabling--Five Ways Saying No Equals Success

Tom Lowery | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

The worst part of never saying no is that our projects never come to fruition in a way we want them to. And that stinks. Lately there's been lots of arguing and debating about goals, success and leadership, much of it revolving around setting boundaries for ourselves and others.

Four Things for New Graduates to Consider Before Accepting Their First Job

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 10.18.2013 | College
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Take the time to evaluate what really moves you to do your best, before you accept a first job.

5 Easy Ways to Get Happy Fast

Stacia Pierce | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacia Pierce

Just the other day I had an exciting happy moment as I was just sitting, quietly writing. I could hear both my son and daughter talking and laughing out loud -- just the sound of laughter and harmony made me happy.

What Does It Mean To Have 'Enough'?

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Nothing is perfect or everlasting. It is worth our while to contemplate deeply, mindfully and periodically on our own meaning of life. Racing toward only money, power and status is likely to leave us unfulfilled.

A Handshake to Be Proud of

Nikki Stone | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

I was pretty nervous about going to the detention center and even more nervous that the programs we introduced wouldn't be anything that the boys wanted. I knew that what I was doing was important, however, and I just hoped the love I had for sports would be contagious.

The (Successful) Lazy Man's Approach to Achieving Goals

Marc Wayshak | Posted 10.08.2013 | Small Business
Marc Wayshak

Growing up, most people are taught variations of this mantra: "The harder you work, the more you'll accomplish." It's no surprise, then, that they end up putting in long hours at work, skipping vacation time and burning the midnight oil to reach their goals.

Dreams

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

I have uncovered my own dreams and the dreams of others, and more often than not, true happiness is around the corner. There is no way to fulfill your dreams if you don't know what they are and what they really mean.

How to Make a Shift in the Shortest Time Possible

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Making a shift means changing something within yourself. This means changing an attitude or belief and then the behavior that's driving your self-defeating negative emotion.

Fourteen Suggestions for Incoming College Freshmen

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 10.04.2013 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

After receiving a nice response to my Huffington 2012 blog, "Ten Suggestions for Incoming Freshmen," and listening to some readers, I have done some f...

Today

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

As I have gone through my life, I sometimes look back on the wasted days and weeks I have spent, sometimes chasing meaningless pursuits with guilt and regret. We all must live with our decisions. Now I strive to live life to the fullest and be the very best version of myself.

How To Do Something Impossible

Jessica Sweet | Posted 09.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Sweet

It's not that you need to wake up and seize the day. It's that you need to have a vision of what impossible thing you're supposed to do -- and that vision will allow you to let go of the protective coating that keeps you "asleep" and numb to the pain of not knowing.

One Guaranteed Way To Boost Your Happiness

Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jeanette Leardi for YouBeauty Are you happy with your life? That's not as simple a question as it seems. After all, you may be content with some...

How the Law of Attraction and Wishful Thinking Keep You Fearful

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Wishful thinking is usually an outgrowth of a fear. People don't resort to wishful thinking because it works. They resort to wishful thinking because it allows them to avoid confronting their fear. Wishful thinking allows you to avoid discomfort, stress, change, anxiety and pressure.

The Year's Half Over: Are You Where You Want to Be?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

I came up with a few questions I found useful to ponder as I reviewed my year-to-date progress. Start off this process on a good note by reviewing and celebrating what you have accomplished so far this year -- even if it wasn't on your original to-do list.

Choices

Raluca A. Ray | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Raluca A. Ray

What do you stand for? Who do you choose to be? Why are you here? I understand that it can be very difficult today to answer these questions given all the different voices around.

WATCH: The Amazing Thing This Woman Did In One Year

Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

It's amazing what a difference one year makes. Karen Cheng, an ad designer based in San Francisco, can attest to that -- she taught herself to danc...

5 Ways To Live More Courageously

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Living courageously involves shifting our focus away from trying to remove fear to pursuing a full and meaningful life alongside of fear. Here is how you do it.

Progressive Patriotism: Taking Pride in America's Never-Ending Climb to More Equality and Prosperity

Troy Campbell | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Troy Campbell

The United States was not perfect when it began, and it is still far from perfect today. However, if one constantly writes off America because of its failings in the past or present, then one misses the general point: America was born a nation to perpetually move forward.

Remove the "Mindblocks" from Your Life

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.01.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

Ideally, you should be living in the present while striving for your healthiest goals of, for example, meaning, happiness, love, success, and fulfillm...

Letting Go of Shame

Seth C. Kadish | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Seth C. Kadish

We must recognize and address the negative pattern of shame, which tells us that we're no damn good, an indictment made by our own judge and jury in the form of our inner critic. We are flawed and imperfect, but let's not forget that we have our strengths, talents and virtues.