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Lessons Learned

My Biggest Failure and What I learned From It

Ingrid Vasquez | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Ingrid Vasquez

Looking back at it, I realize that it would have been logistically impossible to write a book and have it published all within a one year period -- and I'm ok with that.

A Lesson to Learn

James Zogby | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Almost daily, we are faced by difficult choices we are challenged to confront over a range of foreign and domestic policy concerns. As these choices play out, I am often guided by an important lesson I learned more than four decades ago from one of my heroes in the U.S. civil rights movement, Julian Bond.

Lessons From Motherhood: Better Than an MBA

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 10.05.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

Motherhood is humbling. I think my experience has been compounded by the fact that I did not become a mom until I was 35 years old. I thought I had learned most of the more important lessons on management, but attempting to "manage" my three sons has taught me a lot.

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

Christopher Molaro | Posted 10.04.2014 | 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...

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 20

Alexis Meads | Posted 10.04.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

When I was 20 I struggled a lot with saying no to anyone -- including myself. I had this strange inner-feeling that if I said no, I somehow wasn't being kind, or nice, or loving and that I'd be letting someone down

10 Things No One Tells You About Being The New Kid

Valerie Hsieh | Posted 09.01.2014 | Teen
Valerie Hsieh

Over the course of the year, I have learned several lessons that have made my transition a bit easier, and have brought me to some of the greatest individuals I have ever met.

A Letter to Myself

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.23.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Be who you are. Be proud of the crazy, clumsy, fun, sarcastic writer that you are. Love yourself; appreciate who you were made to be. There is no one quite as crazy as you. Enjoy your flaws instead of blaming them, become one with every cell in your body.

9 Things These People Realized When They Simplified Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Have you ever dreamed of a simpler life -- one with less stress and more freedom? Some people are turning their own dreams of a less busy and more ful...

10 Leadership Lessons I Learned From My Father

Laura Senior Garcia | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Laura Senior Garcia

Below I have summarized the 10 most memorable Leadership Lessons I Learned From My Father so far...

How Nurse Ratched Made Me a Better Counselor

Tara Hedman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

I met some truly amazing medical personnel during my hospital stay. They were skilled, compassionate, and reassuring. And, I met some other hospital staff that... well, should possibly consider a different profession.

Lights Go on Part XVI -- Hope: Another Name for Anything Is Possible

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

I'm currently reading a wonderful book, Archetypes, by one of my favorite contemporary philosophers, Carolyn Myss (pronounced "Mace"). Hmmm... maybe...

My 20s Weren't Supposed to Be Like This: Getting Through the Quarter-Life Crisis

j.n. salters | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
j.n. salters

Two weeks ago, I got a new haircut. Last week I joined a dating site. Today, I told my landlord that I would not be renewing my lease because I planned to spend the next year backpacking. Through where? I do not know. All I know is that I feel stuck.

Terminal C: Lessons Learned for Happiness

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

Every day we have an opportunity to learn a lesson, if we listen closely and see. I am grateful to learn and for these opportunities to make my life better so I can enjoy life, and hope you can take advantage of these little opportunities, too.

10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Kindergarten Self

Natalie Bounassar | Posted 03.09.2014 | College
Natalie Bounassar

Students shouldn't be spending 17 years of their youth grappling with stress and anxiety. And they shouldn't be waiting until their last semester of school to figure out how to cope.

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.

Lessons Learned as an Educator

Paul Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Paul Singer

For nearly 35 years I have had the honor of serving as head of school at two private schools, one in Los Angeles, the other in Honolulu. My time as an educator has provided me with experiences and insights that I hadn't anticipated at the beginning of my career.

Is Your Sense of Responsibility Working for You or Against You?

Sarina Tomel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Have you ever considered your sense of responsibility and if it's working for you or against you in what you ultimately want to achieve in your life? ...

Learning From Failure -- How to Transition From Being Less of a Perfectionist to More of an Optimalist

Sarina Tomel | Posted 12.23.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

Once we master the lesson of learning from failure, we can persevere and come back stronger, more tolerant and disciplined, more successful, more flex...

10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn

Posted 10.14.2013 | OWN

By Martha Beck In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things...

5 Things I've Learned From Downsizing Our Lives -- Part 1

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.30.2013 | HuffPost Home
Julie Kantor

Yes, we are in the process of moving. From a four bedroom mid-century modern to a two bedroom rental located in one of the better school districts in the country.

Lessons I Learned From My Parents: Part II

Mark Baer | Posted 10.07.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Knowing how minor children may feel when one of their parents cheats on the other, shouldn't such things be taken into consideration when parents, their professionals, or judges design parenting plans?

3 Lessons I Learned After Being Debt-Free for One Year

Carrie Smith | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Carrie Smith

Being in debt is a normalcy in this society, so getting -- and staying -- out of debt is a crazy new thing altogether. You're definitely going against the grain on this path.

Lessons From a Corporate Responsibility Report Veteran

Tim Mohin | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Tim Mohin

It's reporting season again and, as a reader interested in corporate social responsibility (CSR), you have no doubt seen many press releases announcin...

What to Expect From a Marriage

Galit Breen | Posted 08.20.2013 | Weddings
Galit Breen

"What about you, Mama?" They ask, their eyes wide, their bodies bookended to mine. I sink into the yellow couch, my feet tucked beneath me and really think about my life, my work and what is great within it.

Scaling Up Social Innovation - Lessons Learned

Sameer Hajee | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Sameer Hajee

In 2012, after 3 years of improving our technology and our business model, we finally started to scale beyond the pilot.