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A Breakup Letter to Worry

Daisy J Lin | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Daisy J Lin

I've done the math, Worry, and sorry, it's not adding up. What you say just doesn't fly with me any longer.

Wrapping a Present for the Future

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Maybe there is some risk in overzealously documenting our lives. There are certainly times to put that camera away and join in the fun. But these findings suggest that there may also be risk in failing to create mementos. The seemingly dull and quotidian details of our everyday lives may be the emotional treasures of the future.

Materialistic People Are Less Happy Than Everyone Else: Science

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business

Money can buy happiness, just as long as you’re not materialistic. For a while now, conventional wisdom -- with the backing of science -- has he...

What This Successful Journalist Can Teach Us About Failure

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living

Could intentionally setting yourself up for failure actually lead to your greatest success in life? Renowned journalist George Plimpton spent his c...

In the Mundane and Ordinary of Motherhood I've Found my Happiness

Melissa Chapman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

All that wanderlust I had in 20 years has dissipated and I can't imagine needing or searching for anything more than what I have right here. Right now.

Invest in Life Experiences

Sean Kim | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Sean Kim

Experience can be relived. Experience has emotional longevity. It can be improved in our minds as we continue to grow and progress in life. It stays with us and they are lessons we can use everyday for as long as we live.

Loving Your Feet

Trish Kinney | Posted 03.29.2014 | Women
Trish Kinney

These amazing feet of mine have never complained, just kept on giving day after day, decade after decade.

WATCH: Why Success Isn't Dependent On Your Paycheck

Posted 11.01.2013 | Black Voices

Iyanla Vanzant has a message for those who look at their bank accounts when defining success: those numbers won't last forever. The spiritual life ...

50 Things You Must Experience At Least Once After 50

Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty

The Huffington Post has written about the 10 things everyone should do before they die. We've also written about the 10 trips everyone needs to take i...

Roadside Assistance: A Question of Guilt and the Duty to Rescue

Steven Kurlander | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

I keep asking, as the accident replays in my head, if I should have stopped. Even after everyone I told me that calling 9-1-1 was more than enough, my perceived moral failure continues to trouble me, and probably will for the rest of my life.

How to Quit Gracefully: 4 Tips for the Consummate Professional

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

A well-crafted departure fuels positive memories, both in your own mind and in the minds of former colleagues.

8 Life Experiences You Won't Regret Missing

Posted 07.25.2013 | OWN

By Lisa Kogan Attention, adventurers and self-improvers: Sometimes your best move is simply to stay put. There are people who search a...

What No One Tells You About Changing Your Life

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

We're never done. There will never be a point at which I stop and say, "Okay, I'm good. No more changes or transformations for me." Ha! There is always a new experience to be had, something to learn, someone to push you and ways to grow.

Is Mediation About Reaching the Same Result in a More Efficient and Economical Manner?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

My last article on mediation, titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?," was the first of a series of articles on medi...

Stop Narrating Your Life and Start Living It!

Nancy Colier | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

If you listen to the contents of your internal dialogue, it is often a running description of the experience that you are actually living now. That is to say, you are continually telling yourself the story of your life, even though you are the one supposedly living it.

We're Only Ever Being Walked Home, an Unexpected Journey from Head to Heart

Shayne Traviss | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Shayne Traviss

As we moved across the corral towards the children I briefly looked around to see which child I wanted to work with and was quickly reminded of my intent, "let go" and when I did the child chose me.

The Tale of the Gold Earring

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

I am someone who attaches easily and strongly, never gives up, and pushes through many obstacles, even if I tire or get scared or hurt. Perseverance comes naturally to me. Letting go does not. And herein lies where I've gotten my biggest life lesson.

Steven: Los Angeles, Nov. 19, 2007

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

"Can I help you find anything?" he asks. "How 'bout the meaning of life?" I reply. Without hesitation, he tells me, "That's two aisles over, middle shelf, in a small can!"

Teddy: Aventura, Florida, Dec. 30, 2010

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I thought I'd cured myself of my chronic "foot-in-mouth-itis" -- that is, saying things to people based on assumption, being totally wrong, then feeling like a jerk. But alas, it lingers.

Luminous Commute: Miami Beach, September 2007

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Driving, I'm like a bow being pulled across the strings. Now, I am in the rondo, the third movement, where things that used to matter don't and things that never mattered do; where the mundane appears vivid and even the simplest, most ordinary routines become holy.

Ra: Miami Beach, August 2011

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I reach out to shake his hand, and he grips my forearm as I grip his. I go to my car and find a dollar in the tray, which I give to Ra, though never did he ask for it. As I drive out I see him mounting his bicycle, ready to ride on now that I'm safe.

'Have Fun, Be Crazy, Be Weird'

Pam Grout | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Pam Grout

Our thoughts are the only thing that separate us from having every single thing we could ever want.

50 Things to Love About Religion

Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion

At The Huffington Post, we often hear from commenters about what they don’t like about religion. The scandals. The extremists. The wicked leaders. ...

Why I Want to Invent a Time Machine for Empathy

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

I had an experience with a friend recently that revealed just how much of our backstory we bring into our interactions, and how little we know about the backstory of others.

Of Lobster Tales & Cranberries

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 11.12.2012 | GPS for the Soul
Shruti Eva Saini

After years of avoidance I finally made a real honest effort to give lobster a try this past Labor Day. All my life I never could understand the app...