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2014 for Women: The Good, the Bad, the Ridiculous

Martha Burk | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Well we did it. Made it through another year. Women have had some good news and some bad news with a bit of the ridiculous thrown in. But what with w...

Lessons From a Solitary Holiday

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

This is not a holiday story of a fancy Christmas dinner, gifts under a tree, or glee on my children's faces when they open their stockings. This is a story of getting comfortable with lack of control, which isn't exactly my strong suit.

15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living

As the new year approaches, many of us will resolve to transform our bodies -- but what about our minds? Giving ourselves a mental makeover could b...

Where Our Common Interest Meets Your Self-Interest

John E. Kobara | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
John E. Kobara

Most people view this desire to give back as "charity." The arrogant thought that people in need deserve our help. What we neglect to understand is that we need to engage our hearts, minds and yes, our pocketbooks, because it helps us too.

Why 2014 Was a Good Year

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

So let's enter 2015 looking forward to a better future. Let's not be a nation of complainers who find nothing good to smile about but plenty to be angry about. If we can't recognize the good in our lives, then we can never hope to find satisfaction. In that case, every year will be a bad one.

5 New Year's Resolutions for Bridesmaids

Joanne Barken | Posted 12.24.2014 | Weddings
Joanne Barken

New Year's Eve is just around the corner, so there is no time like the present to start thinking about those resolutions. If you are a bridesmaid this upcoming wedding season, it's also a great time to develop a game plan for mastering your new position.

He's Making a List

Gene Karpinski | Posted 12.24.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

In 2015 LCV will continue to call out the naughty and the nice. Our only challenge is that the naughty list would love nothing more than to get a lump of coal for Christmas!

How to Create More Effective New Year's Resolutions

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

And you know the funny thing about this list of my 2004 New Year's resolutions? I remember that when I looked at them by the end of the year I realized that I had achieved every single one! My method of writing simple New Year's resolutions totally worked for me -- and this has now lead me to writing my New Year's resolutions this year the same way as I did back then.

Are New Year's Resolutions Obsolete?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

This New Year, I challenge you not to create annual resolutions but instead to look to the next month. How do you want to be? What do you want to experience? What would make your heart sing? What do you need to do to bypass fear and live fully? Then 30 days from now, see how well you did. Celebrate your wins and make plans for how you can make the next 30 days even better!

Pope Francis for President in 2016, Help for the Angels, and Happy New Year!

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 12.24.2014 | Religion
SaraKay Smullens

Perhaps God has continued to wink at us in ways both small and larger ways through harsh decades, offering hope and promise, despite pervasive corruption and "spiritual diseases" and betrayals akin to what has been happening, but previously ignored, in Rome.

The Only New Year's Resolution You Need

Kathy Walsh | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Kathy Walsh

You can create magic with the power of positive thinking. You can turn lemons into lemonade, turn bad energy into good and find something wonderful in every day.

Last Minute Party Planning, Investor Style

Kelly Keenan Trumpbour | Posted 12.23.2014 | Style
Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

If you have a New Year's shindig in the works or need a rush delivery for Aunt Gladys, here are some great options that don't just sparkle, they help women excel.

Bucking The Odds: 10 Ideas that Almost Didn't Happen!

Posted 12.23.2014 | MarloThomas

“We don't like their sound. Guitar groups are on their way out.” So spoke an executive at Decca records in 1962, as he turned down a new rock-a...

Top 10 Ways to Get Your Social Media in Check for the New Year

Katie Lance | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Katie Lance

When the calendar flips to the New Year, it's an excellent time to check in with yourself both professionally and personally to see what's working and what may need a little bit of improvement. In that vein, I'd like to present the top 10 ways to tune up your social media for 2015.

3 Reasons To Skip The Season's Greetings And Send A New Year's Card Instead

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Rosario Kelly | Posted 12.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

You've spent the last four weeks shopping, wrapping, baking, cooking and visiting with family and friends -- and you can almost see the light at the e...

Things to Regret in 2014

Christine Deakers | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Deakers

I wish I could delete the moments where I ever felt "old" because to think that now is just stupid. I saw the number 24 written on the cover of a book while on the train, and clearly thought these three things -- I am older than that number. I have not read that book. There is so much I have yet to do.

8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

The Angels Who Walk Among us at This Time of the Year

Lorna Byrne | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I was out walking in the Irish countryside near where I live -- when a faint shape appeared in the sky like a transparent mountain, reaching right up into the heavens. I knew immediately what it meant.

4 Solutions for Holiday Grief: Breakups, Divorce and Death

David Kessler | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kessler

As a grief expert who has spent decades working with those who have lost loved ones, I can tell you it's so much more than one season and then you're "done" grieving.

8 Ways To Improve Your Life In 2015

Kirsten Blake | Posted 12.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Blake

Never settle. There is always more for you to learn. As you get older, this means that you have to be vulnerable. This means putting yourself in new and different situations, and not being the expert. It means creating a time and space to step out of your boundaries and try to understand someone else's perspective.

How to Tap Into Inner Clarity for Your 2015 Vision

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Vollherbst

Once you see where you're shape-shifting to satisfy your ideas about other peoples' desires, you get the awareness that your reality is made up of choices that you are making, not someone else. The beautiful, liberating news is that you are free to choose again.

Holiday Out-of-Office Message

Rana Florida | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

We all need a digital detox from time to time and my time is now. When I return to work and plug in again after the new year, I will be recharged and more productive; hopefully, I'll be full of great ideas. But right now, I'm stepping back.

9 Reasons to Resolve Not to Diet in 2015

Jennipher Walters | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

Diets don't address many of the root issues of weight gain: emotions, habits and unconscious behavior. In fact, they promise that when you diet, you'll become the perfect person. But, spoiler alert, even at a smaller size, you're still the same person. Do the more challenging emotional work and the results will pay off for good.

Easy Ways to Be More Mindful in 2015

Hannah Ross Crane | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Ross Crane

With 2015 right around the corner, it's time to get started on your resolution! What will it be this year? Eating healthier, joining a gym, doing more...

3 New Year's Resolution Remixes: How to Actually Enjoy Them This Time

Zach Dean | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

The end goal for most New Year's resolutions is living a better life, and I'd like to suggest the key to a better life is not cutting out something you love doing; rather, it's deliberately crafting a balanced life you enjoy.