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All Growz Up with Melinda Hill: Rory Scovel

Melinda Hill | Posted 01.31.2014 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

"All Growz Up" explores what popular comedians wanted to be when they grew up and how that's panned out for them. Join me on this insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today.

The Blessing of Blessing

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Whether or not you choose to pray before meals, or faith is central to your life, or you believe in God, I encourage you to take the time to pause, even for just a moment, to recognize the good fortune that you do have in this world.

It Wasn't Escapism. I Was Rescued.

Dean Trippe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Dean Trippe

I was in the darkness. The story of Batman helped me realize I could wrap it around my arms like a security blanket. Or a cape. The yellow symbol on my chest was my light defended by a black creature more powerful than anything crime could throw at me.

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...

All Growz Up With Melinda Hill: Mary Lynn Rajskub

Melinda Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

"All Growz Up" explores what popular comedians wanted to be when they grew up and how that's panned out for them. Join me on this insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today.

All Growz Up with Melinda Hill: Arden Myrin

Melinda Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

"All Growz Up" explores what popular comedians wanted to be when they grew up and how that's panned out for them. Join me on this insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today.

All Growz Up With Melinda Hill: Wayne Federman

Melinda Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

"All Growz Up" explores what popular comedians wanted to be when they grew up and how that's panned out for them. Join me on this insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today.

What It Mean to Be a Mom

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Leslie Rasmussen

As moms, we want to protect our kids from everything. We'd love to find a cure for bullying, a cure to stop our kid's heartbreak and a cure for feeling lonely. Can you imagine how hard it would be to try to find a cure to keep your child alive?

21 Things Lucky People Do Differently

Bob Miglani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

As I thought about my own journey of learning to deal with uncertainty these days, I realized that in the absence of luck being granted to us by the lottery of birth, we all can get a chance to get lucky.

King of the Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Mousse Pie!

Franco Lania | Posted 12.11.2013 | Taste
Franco Lania

This brilliant change of season brings with it an array of different foods. These provisions of nature are as awe-inspiring and varied as the daily changing kaleidoscope of autumn's leaves.

14 Inspirational Quotes That Will Make Your Day Better

Posted 10.11.2013 | Books

"Things We Forget" [Perigee, $12.00] started as a personal project to inspire my friends and colleagues and equally importantly, myself, during the da...

Tim Minchin's Graduation Speech Perfectly Breaks Down Life's Lessons

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.04.2013 | College

You might recognize Tim Minchin as a famous Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer, but did you know that he is also p...

Through Darkness Comes Light, Through Fear Comes Love and Through Pain Comes Triumph

Mary Paleologos | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

What you overcome in life makes you richer in every way. When you are in that dark place looking for a way out of your hardship, you are faced with two choices: give up or tap into the inner resources that you didn't even know you had.

5 Life Lessons of a Pathological Optimist

Ryon Harms | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ryon Harms

For me, the key is intention. It's not about the size of the risk, it's about why you take it. Take a big risk to make a lot of money and you may or may not succeed. Take an equally big risk to enrich others and the universe is sure to reward you in some unexpected way.

Walt Whitman Said to Quit My Job

Ryon Harms | Posted 10.30.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Ryon Harms

Thirteen years later, I sat in my office working a rewarding job, earning a decent income for my daughter and our future. But after reading that poem I glanced back at the performance report on my desk and then stared blankly out my window.

These Unintentionally Profound Statements Reveal The Simplest Truths

Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Sometimes we're stunned by the profundity of the greats. Take for example 17th-century philosopher René Descartes who wrote, "I think, therefore I am...

Wise Words From 'Calvin And Hobbes'

Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

A Life Dedicated to Putting Smiles on Sick Children's Faces

Rich Polt | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Rich Polt

Casey Baynes understands on a very personal level that no child wants to feel like they're different. At a young age, teachers told Casey that her dyslexia would make academics more difficult.

Cooking With Children

Franco Lania | Posted 09.17.2013 | Taste
Franco Lania

Food can evoke cherished memories, many of which are formed during childhood. Summer vacation is the perfect opportunity to create and share culinary memories with children. My daughter and I have been making these memories since she was in her high chair.

LOOK: 16 Definitions Of Joy

Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Many of us are joy-seekers: We live for the experiences (and the people, as it seems) that make us feel full. This feeling, as Merriam-Webster def...

We Are All Paula Deen

Franco Lania | Posted 09.04.2013 | Taste
Franco Lania

This is an opportunity for all of us to learn and grow from her highly-publicized mistake. We are all responsible for what we say. We can change anything in our lives for the better, but first we have to make the decision to try.

A New Home: Accepting Ourselves and Others

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 09.09.2013 | Parents
Sylvia Forrest

Finding the right atmosphere for both of our children has been an exciting and gratifying process. Along the way, we have always reassured them that they are wonderful just as they are, and that one day they would come to see themselves as we see them: Perfect in their imperfections.

Empowering Immigrant and refugee Women to Pursue Dreams of Entrepreneurship

Rich Polt | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Rich Polt

In 2001, Marga had a life-changing experience when she had to leave behind her native Romania to bring her seriously ill newborn baby to the United States for treatment.

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 9-year-old Cancer Survivor Is Taking Back the Term 'Bucket List' (PHOTO)

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Seamus McKiernan

This 9-year-old cancer survivor is on a mission to take back the term "bucket list." One game of "messy twister" at a time. Maya, a third grader from Ohio who is battling a rare form of leukemia, wants to share her "bucket list for summer 2013" (below) to inspire others -- healthy or sick, old or young -- to get busy living.