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#Inspiration

Why President Obama Needs to Listen to American Muslims

Lorna Byrne | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I am told that if a small group of American Muslims drawn from both the Sunni and Shia strands of Islam, and from different ethnicities come together to discuss solutions they will come up with ideas that can lead to breakthroughs.

5 Steps for Surviving a 'Lifequake'

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

I've compiled five vital points for you to remember and use as you sift through the rubble of your own "lifequake" and begin the next chapter of your new life.

Model Speaks Openly About Genetic Disorder, Is Beautiful And Inspiring

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.02.2014 | Style

No one is more beautiful and inspiring than model Melanie Gaydos. In this interview -- part of a series called The What's Underneath Project, which...

The New Cult of 'Goodness' in Business

Richard Koch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Is there a place in business for more conventional definitions of goodness? I believe there is, and its falls under the heading of inspiration.

Music and Sweets: A Perfect Combo for a Late Night Bakery

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 08.31.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Bonnie plays a gorgeous fiddle and Nick works magic on his guitar. They perform effortlessly together as if they have been doing it their whole life--which, well, they almost have.

Rock Bands, Startups and Discovering the Next Big Idea

Jeff Pulver | Posted 08.29.2014 | Technology
Jeff Pulver

For the past few years, whenever I meet a new startup, I treat them like a rock band. Not only because I believe startups are rock stars, but because I have learned -- from my experience as the owner of an indie record label and as an early-stage investor -- that there are a lot of similarities between the two.

Art Elevates

Sue Shanahan | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

I had a vague sense that my talent is here to make the world a more beautiful place. But what's the use of beauty? It has no worth that can be measured or weighed.

Resilient?

Maura Horton | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Maura Horton

My children will never "return to an original shape." Their lives have been completely altered. Their hearts pulled and their minds stretched to limits that I truly wonder where the ceiling will be before breaking. Children are not prepared to see someone they love deeply suffer.

How My Preemies Taught Me to Fly

Nick Hall | Posted 08.29.2014 | Impact
Nick Hall

Our daughter, Reece, has had many of the typical challenges that preemies face. We have learned to let go of our expectations, celebrate her milestones and appreciate all that she can do. It doesn't mean that it is easy. For her, or for us, but we are grateful.

How to Live an Inspired Life

Jordan Dansky | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan Dansky

Whether you impact a million people or one person -- you're having an impact. Imagine if every person today just touched the life of one other person? The outcome would be incredible! So what are you waiting for? Why settle for "almost" doing what you love? Almost changing the world?

6 Things That Got Better After I Went Gray

Robin Korth | Posted 08.29.2014 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What's wrong with looking my age? I am almost sixty. I don't want to be a younger woman. I love my spirit and my body. I love this age I am in now--one of growing wisdom and longer-lived knowing. So, why do I need to color my hair to a younger woman's shade? This was not about anyone else. It was only about me.

5 Survival Questions for Leaders of Tomorrow's Economy

Silvia Damiano | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

From Silicon Valley to Capitol Hill, experts warn that without continuous innovation, companies and even entire economies will fail. And in leadership circles, you're still thinking inside the box if you don't drop the word "innovation" at least once at a meeting.

10 Rules for Succeeding In Hollywood

Bernard Hiller | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

Become the person you have never been. To achieve something you have never achieved, you will have to learn to become the person you have never been. You will have to give up any negative ideas, behavior or friends that are holding you back.

Our Emotions Are the Voice of Our Soul

Jenny Florence | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Without an emotional language our relationship with ourselves will be fraught with difficulty. And yet most of us have never learned to listen to ourselves and rarely even think about our emotional health as an absolute priority..... until something goes wrong.

Lifting the Veil of the Ice Bucket Challenge

Harshada Rajani | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Harshada Rajani

I don't mean to be a buzzkill, but I want everyone to remember that there is a terrifying, heartbreaking illness behind this passing, seemingly frivolous fad. I want people to know that learning about this scary disease is arguably as important as donating.

The Last Three Inspirational Quotes You'll Ever Need

Matt Richardson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News
Matt Richardson

These are the three best of the many, many thousands of bite-sized quotes that I've procured over time. These are the only three you need, really.

The Sunday Series, (Amazing Grace)

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Mark Brodinsky

In just over three decades on this earth, Vickie Gelfman gave that love, and it is now reflected in how she is remembered... an extraordinary life, one lived simply, in Amazing Grace.

The Power of a Kind Word

Ronda Lee | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Ronda Lee

The internet has made our world smaller, but we have not become more communal as a result. We fail to acknowledge each other for fear of having to engage. Why are we so short on kindness, but quick to judge and criticize?

Lokai: Balancing Life (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 08.26.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

'You have to stay hopefully in the low times, and humble in the high times?' Those are the words on which Steven Izen, 23, founded Lokai in 2013. I sat down with Steven to learn about his personal journey, Lokai's beginnings, and the bracelet he hopes will inspire others.

The Overachiever's Guide to Junior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

Identify a second faculty mentor for research. Meet at least once a semester with both of your faculty mentors to explore research opportunities, including paid summer experiences. Also, if you plan on applying to graduate school, request letters of recommendation.

The Abandoned Whore House at the End of Town

K. Ford K. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
K. Ford K.

Sometimes people ask me where I get the inspiration for my novels. Usually I don't know, but once in awhile, I can pinpoint exactly where an idea comes from. The other day I came across something I lifted right out of my childhood.

Creative Genius: Giuseppe Verdi

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

How to spur your creativity? By listening to some Rigoletto and La Traviata music from the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.

How Depression Inspired This Woman's Career Choice

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living

We all discover our passions in various ways. For Dr. Deborah Serani, experiencing and living through depression inspired her to choose a career as a ...

Acceptance and Gratitude: Transforming Spiritual Practices for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Jade C. Angelica | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion
Jade C. Angelica

I've found in my own experiences that people with Alzheimer's retain the desire -- and the capacity -- to love and be loved, which I believe is the defining feature of personhood.

What Your Fear Can Tell You About Your Art

Jen Kiaba | Posted 08.22.2014 | Arts
Jen Kiaba

My fear was that in creating truthful work, I would finally be seen and would no longer be able to hide behind a safe facade. Yet when I consulted my desires, that was exactly what I wanted and what had lead me out of that religion in the first place.