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Advice From One Woman to the Next

Jessica Kline | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Jessica Kline

It's amazing what happens when one woman gives advice to another woman -- no matter how similar or different (whether in age, experiences, culture, etc.) the two women may be, the advice or wisdom tends to stick more because the women just understand each other.

6 Tried-And-True Ways To Effectively Handle Difficult People

Gramma Good | Posted 09.18.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

Everyone has dealt with difficult people. A one-time occurrence is survivable, but long-term relationships such as our families and business associates can be the most difficult of situations. Teaching our children and grandchildren how to handle these situations at an early age, is a valuable lesson.

15 Life Lessons I Learned By My 30th Birthday

KnowMore TV | Posted 09.14.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

You need to invest in yourself financially, physically, mentally and emotionally. This isn't just about a 401K.

A Purchased World of Distractions

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 09.12.2014 | College
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

It is my responsibility as a president to remind our students that our portable devices should never derail building relationships or limit the experiences that are the hallmarks of an in-person, on-campus higher education experience.

20 Things I Want My Grandson To Know If I'm Not Here To Tell Him

John M. Simmons | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
John M. Simmons

"Ya can't learn nuthin' with yer mouth open." My grandpa taught me that. I'm still trying to practice that wise piece of counsel. He also taught me that there's always a job diggin' ditches and that I "ain't above it." Neither are you.

What Makes Society Unfair?

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

Many of us feel that our societies are a little – or even plain totally – ‘unfair’. But we have a hard time explaining our sense of injustice ...

How to Master the 5 Stages of Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Although certain phases pass more smoothly than others, recognizing the tides of life grants us the inner fortitude to confront our circumstances with awareness and acceptance. After all, hope is a simple reminder that momentary sorrow is a prelude to lasting joy.

Advice to a 20-Year-Old Self

Mia Hansson | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mia Hansson

Don't neglect the dishes. Try to get enough sleep most nights. Smile every day. Keep your promises, even if others don't. Enjoy the little things: They add up. You will be very surprised at how deeply, earth-shatteringly not-boring moderation is.

Anything Is Possible

Medium | Kevan Lee | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

You are capable of anything, amazing things, inspiring things, absolutely wondrous things. Life awaits for you. You are capable of anything, you...

You Only Live Once, So Do It Warren Buffett's Way

John G. Taft | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
John G. Taft

Buffett used his punch-card analogy in an investment context. It's consistent with his belief that really profitable investment decisions are few and far between. But I think the punch-card analogy applies equally well to life, and to the decisions that define and shape our lives.

11 Scientific Studies That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

Reading a lot about the science of human behavior can make you cynical, sometimes deservedly so, but cynical nonetheless. On this blog I try to be ...

What Makes Life Worth Living? Take a Moment to Ask

Miroslav Volf | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Miroslav Volf

Various forces bigger than ourselves -- perhaps most of all marketing and pop culture - shape our goals without us realizing it, guiding our lives for us, often in directions that, were we to think about it, we would want to resist. Life becomes, for instance, a series of consumer decisions based on our preferences for this or that experience, or a mad race for some vaguely-defined "success."

18 Things I Want My Son To Know Before He Starts High School

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

My love for you is not conditional, not connected to the outcome of your life. I will feel proud and I will feel disappointed. I will be certain and I will be afraid. Underneath all of this life we are trying so damn hard to get right, my love for you runs steady and unchanging.

7 Small Ways To Make Big Changes In Your Life

Jen Glantz | Posted 08.23.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Procrastination happens when our goals are bigger than our energy levels, our time and even sometimes, our courage. When we look at something that at first seems so insurmountable, it's easy just to stuff everything back into our closest and place our body weight against the door to shut it closed, again.

10 Dares To Take In Your 20s

Gail Sheehy | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women
Gail Sheehy

Married at 23, a mother at 24, and blindsided by divorce at 28, I found myself struggling, like many young women I meet today, to strike a balance between my personal life and my career.

3 Steps to Pull Yourself Out of Hopelessness

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

The secret is to ask, and then release. You don't have to keep asking. Asking of the universe is a lot like going out to eat. You wouldn't drive up to a fast food window and ask over and over for your order.

Arbitrary Lessons I Learned on the Road

Minh Chau | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Minh Chau

Nothing ever happens as you think it will happen inside your self-confined imagination. Things will break down, people will behave unexpectedly, and that is okay, because that is life, not the end of it. Be grateful for the experience.

The Morning Routines Of The Most Successful People

Fast Company | Kevan Lee | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, we all start our day at some point. And we all seem to start it differently. Some of us hop onlin...

4 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Jean-Paul Sartre

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

Jean-Paul Sartre was born in 1905. His father, a navy captain, died when he was a baby – and he grew up extremely close to his mother until she rema...

Yagana Shah

9 Things Everyone Should Know Before Turning 50

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty

They say hindsight is always 20/20, which can be so darn frustrating. Sometimes we wish we had a crystal ball to tell us if we were taking the right j...

Advice To A Young Man Who Wants To Go Places

Ryan Holiday | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Ryan Holiday

You're scared but overconfident, clueless but eager to learn, just glad to be given a shot and you don't want to screw it up. I tried to think of a few things I wish I'd been told when I was just starting, things that would have saved me some tough lessons.

How To Stop Taking Our Lives For Granted

Psychology Today | Steve Taylor | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

About 20 years ago, I traveled around India for several weeks. It was a time in my life when I was very unhappy, when I spent a lot of time alone, lac...

12 Things I Would Whisper To A Newborn Child

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

Learning how to fly means learning how to let go of suffering and of people and things that drag you down. Learning how to fly is why you are here. Figure out what it means to you to fly. And then fly!

How to Say "No" While Laughing Along the Way

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Katherine Wintsch

I was stopped in my tracks one day when a client asked me "what I did for fun" outside the office. It was the ONLY question he had all day that I couldn't answer.

The Golden Rule

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

We all learned it in Kindergarden: the golden rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated. As five-year-olds we are given many concrete examples of what this means and what this looks like. As adults it seems this rule can often be forgotten.