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Saying Yes to Life by Learning to Say No

Margalit Ward | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Margalit Ward

It's 7:00 a.m., I'm lying in bed deciding whether I should get up, go back to sleep or attempt to meditate when I suddenly have the realization that w...

Keep Calm and Solve Your Stress

Kevin Young | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Kevin Young

We let our stress levels build and feel the only way out is to leave and find a new job with another company. But there are steps employees can take to minimize the damage stress can cause.

How To Deal With The Challenge Of Change

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

It has been said that in a contest between a river and a rock, the river always wins. Why? Because the river is willing to follow the natural call of gravity, going over, under, around or, eventually, through the rock, to its destiny which, as with all water, is to ultimately merge with the ocean.

Snacking Smarter: 5 Nutritious Noshes You Can Share With Your Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Natasha Ashton

Sugar is as bad for our pets as it is for us, but that doesn't mean that all sweet treats have to be off-limits.

Home Health Care: A New Start for a New Year

Marki Flannery | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

If you are caring for someone with little or no family or who is reluctant to reach out, a probing conversation might help you discover ways to build or rebuild social connections. Here are some ways to begin.

2014: Why This Year Is Different

Donna Labermeier | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Change is inevitable, and it isn't easy. Right now it is happening on a more accelerated and grander scale than ever before. It is requiring each and ...

New Year, New You

Marilyn Tam | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

A new you calls for a new approach. Releasing and discarding things and thoughts that no longer serve you will free you to be more productive, creative and happy.

41 and Now What?

Janelle Capra | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Janelle Capra

"Forty-one and having fun!" I said aloud while driving my daughters to school. "Oh mom, that is embarrassing," giggled my oldest daughter. "Fort...

The 3 Words Every Woman Should Own

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

As the year moved from 2013 to 2014, I played one of those silly word games on Facebook. A square made of rows of letters, with instructions to look for words, and a notice that 'the first three words you see, will be yours in 2014.'

2014 The Year of the Wooden Horse -- Improve Your Feng Shui

Heather Arias de Cordoba | Posted 03.19.2014 | Hawaii
Heather Arias de Cordoba

Cheerful and warm colors and accessories reflecting the element of fire help attract good luck and good health in 2014. Consider accents of purple, orange and red to bring brightness to the room and kindle closeness and conversation.

What Is It That You Want From Life?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Many of us begin the new year with resolutions. Exercise more. Eat less. Unplug. Get involved. Everyone’s list is different, but most focus on c...

A Nontraditional Resolution

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

If the typical resolution routine is not working for you, perhaps it is time to think about a true investment in yourself and your future. Consider the viability of going back to school in 2014 and continuing your education as an adult learner.

How to De-Seed a Pomegranate in Honor of Tu B'Shevat

Beth Rosen | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Beth Rosen

It is customary during Tu B'Shevat to eat a new fruit, or to eat one of the Seven Species mentioned in the Bible. Being that it is the New Year for trees, I thought it would be the perfect time to make a "tree" resolution. So, mine is to introduce a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month to my kids.

Why This Superman Is Experiencing A Resolution Revolution

Dean Cain | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Dean Cain

I love fresh starts and for me, that's what the New Year is all about. I don't think I'm imagining that people are more hopeful then they have been in...

The Weight Debate: 5 Reasons You May Not Be Losing Weight

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

As many of you work diligently to lose weight, the promise of a weight loss goal may seem to be elusive. While we all work to better ourselves, change our diets and improve our health, there are key concepts to weight loss that often get ignored.

The Passing of the Old Year: Confucian Thoughts

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

With each day, the sun warms our bodies and our hearts with a few more minutes of light as we move slowly toward Vernal Equinox and spring. Each religious tradition has expressed thoughts about this transition in our year and thus in our lives, both physical and spiritual.

Happy New Year! I Bought You Some Therapy

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ryan Thomas Neace

Part of change means acknowledging that your loved one has to want it, too. It can still be tricky, and somewhat akin to gifting a gym membership to someone who is overweight. Tread carefully!

The Christmas I'll Carry

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

For me, it seems that to honor the holiday, I must honor the everyday.

'Letters From Iran' -- Hope for Peace and Diplomacy

Roshanak Ameli-Tehrani | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Roshanak Ameli-Tehrani

It has become easy, almost fashionable for a vocal minority to demonize Iranians. It's harder to recognize the hope and opportunity that exists. Or is it?

If At First You Don't Succeed, Come Sit Next To Me

Bethany Thies | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Bethany Thies

I love that most resolutions drift off, die and are not achieved. I love that, despite this, we show up... every day. We try. We resolve to try. There's nothing more hopeful than the attempt.

Moving Into 2014

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Life transitions can be the greatest teacher of all. But just like when we were in high school, many of us are looking out the window and not listening to the teacher.

WATCH: Expect the Best!

Brad Yates | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

As we enter a new year, it can sometimes be easy for us to look back at past disappointments and entertain discouraging thoughts. It's something we d...

The Spirit of the Holiday Season (and the New Year) - Giving Back

Jay Scott | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In recent weeks I've had many conversations about this very topic, the spirit of the holiday season, and I've heard many stories of those who volunteer their time during this very busy season.

Keeping Time, Seeking Meaning: Celebrating According to the Calendar

Rabbi David A. Teutsch | Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David A. Teutsch

For an increasing number of Americans, even these holidays have eroded into family gatherings that no longer connect strongly to the spiritual meaning that they have in the religious cultures in which they developed.

WATCH: 14 Facts That Prove Humanity Is In Better Shape Than You Think

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

With all the doom and gloom in the news, it's easy to feel pessimistic about the state of things. But maybe that's because we're not hearing enough of...