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Life Advice From My 80-Year-Old Grandmother

Hannah Loesch | Posted 10.14.2014 | Teen
Hannah Loesch

"Don't sweat the small stuff. There are so many things, just this week, that I've heard you girls talk about, you know, this person and that person, that in the great scheme of things really don't matter. I think that's what I'd tell myself."

23 Things Women Apologize For All The Time (And Don't Need To)

Bustle | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Bustle

Are we apologizing in order to navigate our way through a still-sexist workplace, where issuing normal demands and requests can still brand a woman as "difficult" in the eyes of her coworkers? Are we apologizing to appear more likable? Are we genuinely stepping on a lot of strangers' feet?

Are You Living Life to the Fullest?

Jordan Dansky | Posted 10.10.2014 | Impact
Jordan Dansky

This driver's short question made me rethink it all in a matter of a few seconds. Yes, this man was elderly and needed assistance, but what was stopping this 92-year-old from living life with all he's got?

Jane Austen Gives You The Life Advice You've Always Needed

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.07.2014 | Books

The author of marriage-plot novels so aspirational they've caused generations of women to swoon, Jane Austen has come to symbolize unadulterated senti...

Fake It 'Till You Make It

Jessica Kline | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Kline

Yes, we're going through a lot of change but if we start pretending we know how to control it all, then eventually it will hold true too.

10 Life Lessons For Excelling In Your 30s

Mark Manson | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Manson

Recently I turned 30 and sent an email to my subscribers asking readers age 37 and older what advice they would give their 30-year-old selves. The result was spectacular.

Three Steps to Working Less

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Working better means that you keep all the goodness that comes with the work you do (stuff that you want to be a part of your life), while eliminating all the badness (stuff you don't want to be part of your life).

How to Make Every Day a Travel Day

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel gives us fresh perspective and deeper gratitude for the world we live in. And we cannot get enough of travel because we fall back in love with life every time we go. We live to travel. Every day we live is a travel day, even in our normal routines and daily schedules.

When Philosophy Becomes Therapy

The Atlantic | Lauren Davis | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

Philosophy has earned a reputation as a complicated, inaccessible, and irrelevant pursuit, consigned mostly to old white men in wood-paneled offices. ...

Advice From One Woman to the Next

Jessica Kline | Posted 09.23.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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.