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My Brain Injury Taught Me to Be Brave

Serena Lee | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Serena Lee

In three weeks, I will graduate from UCLA. The greatest advice that I have for incoming and current scholars is simple: be fearless. Face your fears. Don't be afraid. Fear will hold you back. Bravery will push you forward.

For the Betrayer: 8 Things You Must Know and Do to Rebuild Trust After an Affair

Sheri Meyers | Posted 07.14.2013 | Divorce
Sheri Meyers

You've made a terrible mistake. You got caught up in a flirtation that led to an affair. It felt so good at the time and it all happened so quickly.

Knee Replacement Recovery: Get Ready for the 3 'Powerful P' Experiences

Martha Nelson | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

The evening after knee replacement surgery, I was startled to see the size of my right leg. Having been sliced and diced, stitched and stapled, it was seemed as if I had gained ten pounds, all in that leg.

The Woman Who Fell From the Sky

Laura Sharpe | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Laura Sharpe

I had 43 broken bones, burns on more than 40 percent of my body, a partial limb amputation, and after more than a month in a coma, I woke up.

A Lost Age of Fiscal Heroes? Not So Much.

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

The debate over fiscal responsibility has been muddled by the Great Recession; inevitably, perhaps, arguments over long-term fiscal problems have been conflated with debates over short-term recovery programs. Both debates have suffered terribly as a consequence.

Why We 'Self-Medicate' Our Own Depression or Anxiety

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

This is mental health awareness month. Which means, in my experience, that it is still, to some extent at least, alcohol awareness month. Many people ...

How Viral Generosity Is Helping My Family Move on From the Boston Tragedy

Alyssa Carter | Posted 05.01.2013 | Good News
Alyssa Carter

We never saw it coming, but the fabric of my family would be tested by tragedy after two bombs were detonated at this year's Boston Marathon.

Why Men Need To Toughen Up

Tammy Bleck | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Let's just call it like it is. Women take pain, panic, worry, anger, hurt and fear without missing a beat and all the while, wearing a smile.

Can We Please Stop Stigmatizing Addiction, Recovery and Lindsay Lohan?

Deni Carise | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

It has been almost two weeks since Lindsay Lohan appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman and, even with last week's horrific events in Boston, ...

Why This Is the Worst Recovery on Record

Robert Reich | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

We're now witnessing what happens when all of the economic gains go to the top, and the rest of the population doesn't have enough purchasing power to keep the economy going.

Understanding Food Addiction

Tennie McCarty | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tennie McCarty

Like an addiction to drugs or alcohol, food addicts will struggle to simply stop their addictive behavior, even when the behavior leads to weight gain, or damages relationships.

Sandy Projects Still Need Volunteers

Elischia Fludd | Posted 06.05.2013 | New York
Elischia Fludd

Year-round projects coordinated by New York Cares that volunteers can get involved with include job readiness, tutoring and reading via local community centers, libraries and social service agencies.

LOOK: Runner Lives Life To The Fullest

Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

12 People Left Behind During America's Recovery

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business

While many of the richest Americans are raking in money, some people are actually worse off now than when the recession officially ended in June of 20...

Self-Realization In Verse

Lester Brathwaite | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lester Brathwaite

I had just quit my office job in an attempt to "find myself." I was unemployed and openly drunk in the middle of the day. This poem, "I Think I'm an Alcoholic," was an attempt at understanding, and making others understand, my precarious position.

A Message of Appreciation to Healthcare Providers

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

The power that healthcare providers have is extraordinary. On a daily basis they are not only caring for the health of their patients, but they are also creating reasons to smile, making living conditions suitable and pleasant, and forming connections with their patients who not only need them, but depend on them.

From Awareness to Action: Providing Housing & Support for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Becca Stevens | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Becca Stevens

While public awareness in the US about the connection between child sexual abuse, human trafficking and prostitution has increased 100-fold in the past ten years, there are far, far less than 100 programs providing free housing and support for survivors.

Federal Reserve Mission Unaccomplished

Harry L. Langer | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Harry L. Langer

The Federal Reserve Bank's Policies of Quantitative Easing and providing banks with unlimited, unconditioned, and practically interest free funding fr...

Transition to Prosperity

Harry L. Langer | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Harry L. Langer

Despite dire predictions to the contrary, it is not true that automation and innovation will cause permanent unemployment shortages and declining wage...

Why I'm Glad I'm Not Famous Like Megan Fox and Jodie Foster

Shannon Cutts | Posted 04.06.2013 | Celebrity
Shannon Cutts

It is still all too easy for us to casually discount or criticize celebrities for their choices, their wardrobes, their mates, their art, their lives, their whatever... How incredibly heartless. And sad.

Confessions of a Food Addict

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Now, close to 20 years since those early, painful days when I first discovered I was not alone, my life has completely changed. That person I was all those years ago is not who I am now. But I still remain an addict. It is who and what I am.

Playing 'Victim' No More

Troy Roness | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

When I am 80 years old (Lord willing) and in my rocking chair, and reflecting on my life, will I see a life lived open to others, or will I be reminded of a life wasted on being closed-off and full of regret?

A 'How-To' Guide For Healing From Trauma

Lisa Arends | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Arends

Restoration after a sudden trauma is not easy, but it is possible. In fact, you can even learn how to surf your tsunami, moving through it with skill and grace.

How We Can Help Children Cope With Grief and Loss After a Mass Trauma

Bonnie Rubenstein | Posted 12.20.2012 | Education
Bonnie Rubenstein

Loss -- albeit much less tragic -- is inevitable, natural and something we all face. While dealing with a loss is never easy, it can be peculiarly disorienting for children, who are developing emotionally and have fewer past experiences to relate to.

Red Cross Helping Those in Need During Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When Hurricane Sandy was approaching the eastern seaboard of the United States, the American Red Cross was already making the preparations to respond to the communities that were in the path of the devastating storm.