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'There's gOLD in Them Thar Hills!'

Harry J. Getzov | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty
Harry J. Getzov

Historically, our culture has placed a premium on attributes like speed, youth and beauty, and such emphasis has subsequently clashed head-on with our images of senior citizens.

The Era of High Ideals

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

At this time in our history, we are at a juncture where our new world order, high-tech based and globally interdependent, demands that goodness decides the new direction: the direction of justness and fairness.

Why I'm a Cynical Optimist

Katherine Krauss | Posted 07.11.2012 | Teen
Katherine Krauss

I have chosen and would encourage others to adopt a brand of cynical optimism because it serves as a catalyst for the creativity that is needed to solve the world's most pressing problems.

The Great Pretender, Pretending I'm Doing Well

Nikki Luongo | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Nikki Luongo

We all have expectations, some realistic, some not so -- goals that we set for ourselves that we want to accomplish, despite life's little slip-ups a...

To Be or not to Be... Hopeful

Graham Milne | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Graham Milne

"If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim." - Margaret Thatcher (great line regardless of whether yo...

Catherine Pearson

Could This Be The Secret To A Healthy Heart? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Researchers have made great strides in developing drugs and technologies to improve heart health, but the key to a healthy ticker may be far simpler. ...

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: Mister Rogers and Me

Dan Persons | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the newest episode of my ongoing radio show, I review Mister Rogers and Me, a documentary from filmmaker Benjamin Wagner with a somewhat deceptive title.

To Be Frank, This Guy Is a Miracle

Charlie Carillo | Posted 06.03.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

If ever anybody didn't have it coming, Frank O'Mahony didn't have it coming. But he'd been hit from behind enough times on the soccer pitch to know that sometimes, fair play has nothing to do with the way life shakes out.

Ten Tips For Finding Work In A Tough Economy

BJ Gallagher | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business
BJ Gallagher

While the outlook for our country is getting brighter, the outlook for hundreds of thousands of individuals still seems bleak. What can you do if you're one of those folks whose job -- and/or company -- is gone forever?

A Kindness Message For You

Patience Salgado | Posted 05.13.2012 | Good News
Patience Salgado

I had reached the 50-message mark in only a few hours. I was amazed how many were willing to share their stories and how much people are going through, both good and bad.

Optimism for a More Peaceful World

Katherine Krauss | Posted 05.12.2012 | Teen
Katherine Krauss

Although new methods of perpetrating violence have been developed, relative peace in the world's most powerful nations is evidence that we as a globe are moving towards an era of collaboration.

8 Ways To Become An Optimist

U.S. News Health | Deborah Kotz and Angela Haupt | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Research suggests that people with a glass-half-full outlook are healthier than their pessimistic peers: They catch fewer colds, cope better with hear...

TED and TEDActive Offer Immersive Inspiration and Radical Insight

Jason Silva | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Jason Silva

"He who speaks in primordial images speaks with a thousand voices; he enthralls and overpowers, while at the same time he lifts the idea he is trying ...

On Matters of Optimism and Pessimism

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

We're at a strange moment, trembling between optimism and pessimism. Much of this is economic; after a gloomy four years or so, there are signs that a more solid economic recovery may be in the works.

7 Ways to Make the Best of a Bad Day

Amy Spencer | Posted 04.18.2012 | Women
Amy Spencer

Our experience is relative. And while we may not have a choice about the matter, we do have a choice about the mindset.

How Negative Thoughts Affect Everything In Our Life

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

In medicine, when we talk about the "nocebo effect," what we are referring to is the concept that adverse health or clinical events can be produced or influenced by negative expectations.

February Check-In: 2 Ways To Reboot Your Resolutions

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Real change can be hard to come by, and it's tempting to want to start lowering expectations, or throw in the towel on your goal completely. But don't despair, because it's not too late to push the reset button and try tackling those goals again.

Adopt A New Attitude: Realistic Optimism

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Cultivate your realistic optimism by combining a positive attitude with an honest assessment of the challenges that await you. Don't visualize success -- visualize the steps you will take in order to make success happen.


Mateo Gutierrez | Posted 03.14.2012 | Good News
Mateo Gutierrez

There's no question that a good positive quote will get shared. And there's no question that a positive observation will be shared wildly in the social web. The more interesting point is that the negative posts often get corrected.

14 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress in the New Year

Red Room | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Red Room

It's easy getting caught up in the moments of responsibility and forgetting ourselves in those moments. While these tips may not fully be life changing immediately, in the long-term, they can be helpful.

Why The Glass Is Half-Full

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Deepak Chopra

The point isn't that you have to believe the positive and ignore the negative. The two sides are intimately linked and inescapable. But you can align yourself with the positive side. The vote is cast at the level of consciousness.

Financially De-Stress In 2012

Maria Lin | Posted 03.07.2012 | Women
Maria Lin

If we could sum it up, we'd say: Mo' money, mo' problems. No money, mo' problems. But it doesn't have to be this way.

The Will And Ways Of Hope

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

Psychologists have proposed lots of different "vehicles" over the years: grit, self-efficacy, optimism, passion, inspiration, etc. They are all important. One vehicle, however, is particularly undervalued and under-appreciated in psychology and society. That's hope.

How to Become an Optimist in 2012

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 03.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Optimist's, according to research tend to be healthier, are more active, eat more fruits and vegetables and spend more time actively with others. So w...

Majority Of Americans Satisfied With Finances, But Economy Still Taking Toll

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

The majority of Americans say they're satisfied with their future prospects, but their feelings have dimmed since 1998, when the U.S. economy was stro...