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The Biggest Lesson I Learned From Each Year In My 20s

Bustle | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Bustle

Still, it wasn't easy to getting to 30. Between the quarter-life crisis and the feeling of being not quite an adult, but almost an adult, it was like hanging out in a world that is neither here nor there. It was exciting, but kind of scary, too.

Will Your Kids Be Getting These Digital Lessons This Year?

Diana Graber | Posted 09.04.2014 | Education
Diana Graber

Cyber Civics prepares kids for their digital lives by teaching them how to protect their online privacy, manage their digital reputation, prevent and/or respond appropriately to cyberbullying, avoid plagiarism and copyright infringement and so much more

Why Do Moms Judge Other Moms?

CT Working Moms | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Why do we judge other moms? Why do we argue with each other and cut each other down? What do we get out of it?

The Dignity and Value of Work and Family

Debra L. Ness | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Debra L. Ness

My grandparents instilled in me the value of hard work. They had a vision of a country and world where people have equal opportunity and everyone can contribute and have a good life.

Lessons From a Year as 'Just a Nurse'

Kateri Allard | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kateri Allard

We nurses are desperate to be understood but fall short of fixing the problem, so pick your head up, stop whining about long shifts, sore feet, and stunted emotions that come from the work you have chosen to do. Instead, find a way to share the pride you have in what you do.

A Step to Addressing Race and Building Trust After Ferguson

Patience B. Peabody | Posted 08.28.2014 | Black Voices
Patience B. Peabody

I believe that having hard conversations is hard because we haven't put ignorance in its proper place. Ignorance has become synonymous with choice and that's not always true. If I can't ask an ignorant question, how will I become enlightened to the truth?

They Way They Worked: A Celebration of Grandparents and Their Hard Work

Sarita Gupta | Posted 08.27.2014 | Good News
Sarita Gupta

Since we're about to celebrate these holidays in the same week, I wanted to take a look back at the jobs my grandparents held over the years and what their hard work meant to me.

9 Entrepreneurship Lessons From the Mountains

Steven Clough | Posted 08.20.2014 | Small Business
Steven Clough

You really have to love what you're doing and love who you're doing it with to make it worthwhile. In the end, one thing has become clear from these adventures: Not everyone is cut out for them. Some have no interest, others lack the discipline.

My Name Is Emily, and I Don't Like Bikes

Emily Williams | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Emily Williams

If you're anything like me, the issue with these situations is that it's tricky to put that positive spin on it or find solace in the fact that you're meant to be learning something when you feel so crappy.

What Backpacking Alone in Europe Taught Me

Amy Yao | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
Amy Yao

I wanted to know why I make the mistakes that I do, why I still desperately feel the need to have a name-brand university pedigree, why I chase approval, why I will never be satisfied with myself. I wanted to find it in myself, as if the answers had been hidden deep down.

What Robin Williams Taught This Woman About Being Alone

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Robin Williams taught the world about many things -- life, love, acting and kindness, to name a few. But for writer Wendy Braitman, the late actor ...

'Just Call Out My Name... You've Got a Friend!'

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

In the past few weeks, I made a conscious effort to rekindle my friendships. Since last year was such a whirlwind, my time spent with friends has ...

How To Make The World a Better Place: 4 Lessons on Founding a Non-Profit

Christopher Molaro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Christopher Molaro

To be sure, there are many ways one can try to change and help their community, big or small. Admittedly, there are more effective and less effectiv...

Relabeling Your Way to Start Practicing Grateful Living

Rajesh Setty | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

You and I know that there are literally hundreds of reasons to be grateful for. But, in your busy life, it is something that is easy to forget and move to the other end of the spectrum where you start taking things for granted.

The Die Is Cast

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

The school year brings new lessons to students that will hopefully remain with them until they too attend weddings years later and spontaneously recite lessons fondly, with a new appreciation for those that helped shape their lives.

25 Lessons I Learned in 25 Years

Christine Hoh | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

It has been 25 years of lessons, memories, conversations and connections. Not 25 years of age. I am forever grateful and excited for the next quarter of this life. Thank you.

What My Father Taught Me About Forging My Own Path

Lea Grover | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Lea Grover

It is always more rewarding to be good at something hard than to be good at something you already know.

Seven Lessons I Have Learned From The Dying

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

There is wisdom that comes when a person faces his or her own mortality. The best way to honor the lives that we have lost is to learn from them and make our own lives even better.

3 Lessons I Have Learned Since Graduating

Julia Neumer | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Julia Neumer

Leaving school for the real world can be a daunting prospect, and for good reason. However, this is an incredible time in your life, with the opportunity to begin a new career and get started building your resume as a professional. Be confident in yourself and your abilities, and there is no stopping you.

The 5 Things He Didn't Have to Teach Me

Amanda Magee | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

My stepdad came into my life when I was about 11. It was, as you might imagine, not always smooth sailing. Over time, we found our way and Steve taught me these five things.

The Parenting Lessons From Dad I Now Use on My Son

Anjali Joshi | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

In a home where the "Good Cop, Bad Cop" parenting philosophy reigned, us kids knew exactly which parent would oblige to our irrational requests.

On Honesty and Beer and Things I Wish I Heard at Graduation

Christine Deakers | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Christine Deakers

Two years ago, I wish someone had told me that you have full and equal stake in this world because you're creating it by living in it. And you can determine what you want by simply doing something about it.

The Life-Changing Lesson I Learned at 19, Plus How Arianna Huffington Contributed to My Triumphant Year

Tywan Wade | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tywan Wade

I'll simply ask, "What can I learn and how can I be better for it?" I think that this thing called life is all about that. Nothing is here to punish us, but to help us become the highest version of ourselves.

I Really Need a Fish in My Life

James M. Chesbro | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
James M. Chesbro

"Daddy," he said, turning toward me, the palms of his not-yet 3-year-old hands up, arms spread. "I really need a fish in my life." He squinted his eyes, the wrinkles in his sun-kissed face pressed for an appeal.

9 People Reflect on Anxiety, Persistence, Success, Passion and More

Dave Gill | Posted 07.15.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dave Gill

It's a highly unlikely thing that they'd be shouting. Armed robbers wouldn't care. They'd probably want wallets and a code to a safe or to find nearby...