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Till Death Do Us Part: The Recipe for Lasting Love

Gigi G. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Weddings
Gigi G.

The big question is, how? The even bigger question is, how do we find peace in love? Is it an illusion? Does it really exist? Let's think about it for a moment.

Do You Feel Empowered Today?

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.11.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

And you don't need validation from your critics. You don't need anything to feel honestly, realistically, emotionally empowered.

Love And The Power Of Now

Dr. Daniel Amen | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Amen

The key is not just seizing the day -- but each moment, with passion and purpose.

I Lost a Limb But Gained a Purpose

Marina Ivie | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Marina Ivie

Although my body was weak and I had tubes on my body as far as my eyes could see, my mind was still very clear. I just kept telling myself to hold on.

My Mother's Inspiration

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Lev Raphael

When I was publishing literary short stories in the 1980s, my absurdly well-read, multilingual mother urged me more than once to write for a wider audience. She was right, though it took me a while to see that.

These 12 Acts Of Kindness Performed By Police Officers Will Show You Just How Caring Humans Can Be

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.07.2014 | Good News

These 12 incredible gestures from police officers around the country remind us of the good in the world. From giving a homeless man without shoes ...

Ex-White Supremacist Gives Moving Tribute To Black Teen Who Showed You Can't Fight Hate With Hate

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

Arno Michaelis was once a thriving member of the Neo-Nazi movement. He participated in white supremacist rallies, was a fervent supporter of what he c...

Why I'm Considering a Second Date With an 85-year-old Man

Judy Katz | Posted 03.09.2014 | Fifty
Judy Katz

met this man recently through Match.com. He is charming, fit, smart, still working at his profession, easy to talk to and seemingly interested, since he asked me out again. Does it matter, more to the point, SHOULD it matter, that chronologically he is 85 years of age?

The 10 Most Touching Wedding Stories Of The Year

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

By Stefania Sainato for Bridal Guide This past year, we profiled extraordinary couples who triumphed and overcame all odds to get married, as well ...

These 14 People Found The Secret To Improving Their Lives -- And The World

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire & Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Some of the most inspiring stories and lessons of 2013 come from ordinary people who decided to devote their lives to giving back. As part of Huff...

The King's Speech Writer David Seidler Speaks About Crowdfunding

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

The Oscar-winning writer of The King's Speech David Seidler is an extraordinary human and a great friend I am fortunate to have in my life. When I ask...

You're Not a Nobody.

Miriam Khalladi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Miriam Khalladi

Why do we believe we can't do certain things? I guess it remains one of the mysteries of the human mind. Luckily I have found that the solution can be quite simple.

This Senior Is Changing The Life Of A Total Stranger (VIDEO)

Posted 09.09.2013 | Teen

It's not very difficult to find examples of teens doing incredible things for strangers these days, and Kyli Oleson is yet another teen who has raised...

WATCH: Paralyzed Bride Inspires Us In Big, Big Way

Posted 09.16.2013 | Weddings

At just 17 years old, Stevie Beale was paralyzed from the waist down in a tragic car crash that killed the car's driver -- and Beale's best friend -- ...

WATCH: Personal Trainer Explains Why Fitness Isn't Just Physical

Posted 08.02.2013 | Black Voices

Despite the death of his father from diabetes and a bout of depression that ensued, Larry Kinnard said he didn't allow himself to be defeated. Instead...

WATCH: How A Bout With 'Sugar' Helped This Fitness Coach Drop 80 Pounds

Posted 07.25.2013 | Black Voices

Despite being the butt of jokes about weight, Larry Kinnard says he didn't even know what "fat" was when he was a kid. So he went home and asked his m...

Speak Up With Jimmy: The Inspiring Story of Billionaire P.A. and 'Wealthy Minds' (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 09.21.2013 | Black Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Can a young African American man from the South -- after two felonies, no money, and living out of a truck -- turn his life around? The answer is "absolutely, yes."

WATCH: Walking Away From An Abusive Marriage, In 3 Steps

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.11.2013 | Black Voices

When Dr. Brenda Wade first met Wendy Ida a year ago, nothing short of an "intensive intervention" could save her from the trauma she'd endured at the ...

WATCH: One Woman's Journey From An Abusive Marriage To Wellness Coach

Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices

At age 43, Wendy Ida was 80 pounds overweight; by age 56 she was taking home the top prize in a body building competition. For Wendy and the three oth...

Finding Inspiration

Roberta Gately | Posted 09.01.2013 | Books
Roberta Gately

While Afghanistan's ethnic and border wars have long shaped its violent and stubborn history, it has unfairly colored the world's view of its citizens as well. But the reality is that the Afghans I know are at once both resilient and graceful, and it was these inspiring qualities I hoped to bring to my novel.

The Amazing Thing He Did At Graduation (VIDEO)

Posted 06.20.2013 | Teen

Last summer, high school senior Nick Balenger was paralyzed in a swimming accident that changed his life forever. The star pitcher on his school's bas...

Cooking for Inspiration: When Recipes Just Aren't Enough

Franco Lania | Posted 08.18.2013 | Taste
Franco Lania

For me, the answer to many of life's negative outcomes is quite simple: cooking!

This Teen's Special Tribute To Oklahoma (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.11.2013 | Teen

When the largest tornado on record hit Oklahoma earlier in May, 15-year-old Rebekah Willoughby wanted to do something to help. According to News OK...

5 Things We're Into This Week!

Posted 05.31.2013 | Teen

Every week, HuffPost Teen editors round up 5 things they're excited about -- from new video games, to books, to viral videos, to entertainment news. C...

How Rowing Helped This Teen Become A Student Success (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 05.29.2013 | Teen

Monique Avin, an 18-year-old who hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., wasn't aware of rowing before her sophomore year of high school. Today, the senior is on t...