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23 Things I Have Learned As A Little Person

Mathew Myers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Mathew Myers

I learned to have a thicker skin. I have learned how to tell the difference between innocent curiosity and a person who is intentionally being disrespectful. I have learned that every person and every day is beautifully different.

Ode to the Universe

Mary Pritchard | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

The universe has your best interests at heart. Even though it hurts, sometimes. Even though you don't always get what you want and quite often things you do want get taken away from you.

Real-World Lessons From the Crimean Crisis

Pablo Freund | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Pablo Freund

I don't advocate armaments, but the Ukrainian and global community's impotence to release Russia's grip highlights the practical value of nuclear energy and weapon-based deterrence. This lesson is not lost to foreign policy and military strategists around the world.

Trusting the Synchronicity of Life

Mike Robbins | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I just finished Wayne Dyer's new book I Can See Clearly Now, in which he recounts many of the pivotal moments of his life, the lessons he learned, and...

Jamie Foxx: The Modern Day Renaissance Man, Plus Life Lessons from Other Oscar-Winning Heroes

Tywan Wade | Posted 04.10.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

I grew up with Jamie Foxx and having done so may have been the most beneficial experience of my life. Being just 19-years-old, it's surely taken a while to really connect with someone who looks like me.

25 Things I Realized In College

Christine Deakers | Posted 04.11.2014 | College
Christine Deakers

You win some. You lose some. The lowest moments might end up being the best stories. Crucibles build backbones. So what you lost your shoes and then had to walk home barefoot? Drink a Fresca! Tomorrow's a new day!

What No One Prepared Me For When I Lost Weight

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 03.24.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

I lost 50 pounds in six months. I changed how I ate and worked out like crazy. It was great and I felt pretty... except for a few ugly things.

Can You Touch Your Thoughts?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

This is not a way we are accustomed to thinking, but being able to distinguish that the thoughts you are having are simply thoughts, and not real, can work wonders for your mood!

3 Parenting Lessons I Learned From White Water Rafting

Nicole Leigh Shaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Nicole Leigh Shaw

In preparation for our first float down the Gauley River 10 years ago, my husband and I learned three important lessons that we have applied to our lives and tried to teach our children.

Lessons From My Father

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard M. Cohen

When I lament that I no longer can hike or climb or throw or even walk, sometimes I am able to look at my grown children and appreciate what I gave them as they grew into their success. I was there for them. My old man would be proud.

Learn Your Top 3 Lessons in 2014

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

One of the biggest frustrations in my life and other's lives is -- as Albert Einstein so wisely said -- "doing the same things over and over again an...

Lessons in Censorship We Already Knew

Daniel M. Cofall | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Daniel M. Cofall

In a truly free society, the only censorship we really need to worry about is governmental censorship that is bound with legal ramifications. Certainly, the Holy Grail here is the First Amendment.

A Year-End Open Letter To My Daughters

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

As you get older, your universe (not the universe, mind you) may become even more ordered, stripped in a million small places of its magic, as if the petals of an infinitely inconceivable flower wilt away to reveal the still-beautiful-but-perhaps-less-mysterious bloom below. And so, here are my year-end wishes for you, my girls, while you still inhabit this tender space.

Why I No Longer Care About 'The Fear Of Missing Out'

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

I've always been a magazine junkie. I suffer from a serious Us Weekly addiction, as I described in a recent blog post, but my obsession goes way deeper than that.

Nelson Mandela's Lesson on Love

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 02.07.2014 | World
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Mandela became our conscience. He transcended race and class. His thought was on the collective, not his individual pain. He was an authentic leader who never claimed to be perfect. His is a story of transformation, from militant freedom fighter to peacemaker.

5 Lessons From a Truck Driver

Susan Pace | Posted 12.28.2013 | Parents
Susan Pace

I envisioned MIT and a mechanical engineering degree by 21 for my son. Instead, he has chosen to get his commercial driver's license and is a long-distance truck driver who can take a diesel engine apart and put it back together again with his eyes closed.

4 Uncomfortable Moments That Turned Into Humbling Lessons

Sarah Draugelis | Posted 12.23.2013 | Good News
Sarah Draugelis

Ever have one of those uncomfortably humbling moments that knocks you in the gut? Totally blows the wind right out of you?

5 Things Every Working Woman Can Learn From Olivia Pope

TaKeysha Cheney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
TaKeysha Cheney

Over the course of watching this series, I have come to realize that Olivia is a great example of a successful entrepreneur. Here is my list of the top five traits I believe businesswomen can learn from Olivia.

To Play by the Rules... or Not: What a Child Can Teach a Female Entrepreneur

Penina Rybak | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Penina Rybak

We are living in the "iEra" where the question "why not?' has never been more relevant. I believe that one needs to be a lifelong student of the "why not" school of thought, to counteract inertia, boredom, and arrogance.

4 Life Lessons To Teach Your Kids

Polly Campbell | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

If you show up, do your best and be who you are -- I promise you, it will be enough. You have all that you need to recover when your feelings are hurt, you have all the talent and imagination and intelligence you need to make a positive contribution -- you already do it every day.

Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Use these as a north star to help guide your actions in the days that follow toward an even more fulfilling life. Although we can veer off the path, when we notice the star, we can always come back to it.

Risky Business: Management Wisdom Gleaned From 80s Movies

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

In the ten years since I co-founded a brand agency, I've often been asked, "Who or what is your greatest professional influence?" And while I'd love to say something intellectual, the truth is, much of the wisdom I refer to on a daily basis comes from the comedic films of the 1980s.

3 Questions to Awaken Our Capacity for Life

Wendy Strgar | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

At each experience, ask a real question and answer them truly. It will not only cultivate your capacity for life, but it will create for you a life worthy of your love.

A Lesson From the Dalai Lama

Linda Thomas Brooks | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Thomas Brooks

The Dalai Lama's message is that by allowing yourself to experience those negative feelings, you begin understand them and figure out how to transform them. Don't drown or ignore or block the negative feelings, but use them to move forward. Keep working on it.

You Can Take It With You But Might Not Want To

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Surprisingly, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying is not a depressing book. It illuminates ways in which even during the final stage of life, there can be redemption and acceptance through the expression and openhearted exchange of honesty and gratitude.