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Fabulous In Your 40s

Katie Kempner | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

It's that time of year again. The September issue of Vogue is out -- all 856 pages of glossy fabulousness. And just like every year, I will happily devour every one of them, trying to shape, in my mind, my grown up look.

I Could Leave My House Without Makeup, But Here's Why I Don't

Dagmara Domińczyk | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Dagmara Domińczyk

Why is it that a woman has such a hard time feeling good in her skin when her skin is stripped bare of potions and lotions and creams, when there is not filter or Photoshop?

On Experiencing Fear

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

Everyone has experienced fear. And fear comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. It can be disguised as jealousy, envy or fake self-confidence. When we...

Spreading My Wings...With a Little Help From My Friends

Rebecca Pell | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Pell

I have always been envious of women who had boudoir photos taken. Not just because they had the courage to do it, but because it shows they were comfortable with themselves, something I never was. And I never thought I would be, even after transitioning.

A Seasoned Woman's Secret for Finding True Love

Joy Weston | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Joy Weston

This amazing woman, who gave me life, shared her secret for being one of the happiest and most beautiful women in the world; absolute self-confidence derived from being madly in love with you!

96 Bodies You Won't See On Billboards -- But Should

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women

Only 5 percent of women have the type of body we see on billboards and in TV commercials. The "Expose" project wants you to see the remaining 95 pe...

Tween You and Me

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Kristin Armstrong

I want to be healthy, hilarious and comfortable enough in my skin to help my girls be healthy, hilarious and comfortable in theirs. I don't want to have such a tight grip on the beauty torch that representatives of the next generation have to pry it from my desperate, arthritic knuckles.

How Selfies Taught Me Self-Esteem

Emma Davis | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Emma Davis

Women are often mocked for taking or posting selfies, called "vain" or "shallow" or "obsessed with their appearance." But what's so wrong with insisting to the world that you, too, are beautiful? That yes, in that moment, you like yourself and aren't afraid to reveal it?

Send your Kids Back to School With Confidence

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Change is hard for everyone and we have to help our children through this change with positive self-talk and reminding them of all their positive virtues.

4 Ways to Accept a Compliment

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Katie Markey McLaughlin

If you constantly feel like you're not good enough or that you don't deserve whatever great things have come your way in life, try changing the way you respond to the compliments you undoubtedly receive.

A Woman's Worth

Susan Winter | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

A woman's worth is the totality of who she is. We are more than our bodies. We are more than our age or beauty. We are more than our sexual allure. A truly empowered woman knows how to love herself and love another, completely. Her heart has no limits. Her choices have no limits.

Why Dads Should Not Condemn Nicki Minaj

Sam Fiorella | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Sam Fiorella

Our girls have choices; the world is their oyster. Let's not teach them to hate other women for their choices. If we do, they'll learn to hate themselves when/if they find themselves in a situation where their bodies are, voluntarily or otherwise, being objectified

Body Positivity Has No Size Limit

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

For some reason, we've turned on each other, when we have fought so hard to get body diversity and body acceptance.

50 Tangible Ways to Practice Self-Love

Alexis Meads | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

If you don't work on yourself, if you don't take time for rest and relaxation, if you don't feed your soul, then you'll be so burnt out and depleted you won't be any help to anyone else -- least of all yourself.

Why We're Secretly Mad at Our Grandmothers

Emily Williams | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Emily Williams

You need to give yourself a break and remind yourself that nothing is set in stone. You can always scale back or make a change if it doesn't feel right.

When I Took Off My Rose-Colored Glasses

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

I learned a lot from having a rose beside me all week. I made time to see the good in life. I remembered that I have thorns and to use them when needed. And I told myself again and again that it is my job to stand tall in the light.

Getting Over Single 'Shame'

Sara Eckel | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

If you've been single for longer than you care to admit, it's natural to wonder why or even ask, "What's wrong with me?" This question is particularly common in our can-do culture, which leaves little room for luck, chance or circumstance

Three Big Steps to Illuminating the Real You

Panache Desai | Posted 07.25.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

Looking to the outside world and seeking the approval of others does not bring authenticity, but discovering your soul's truest expression certainly will. Here are three steps to honor your unique gifts, ignite your soul signature, and illuminate the real you.

Exposed By My Children For What I Really Look Like

Bridgette White | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Bridgette White

My default mode is to see and focus on my flaws and imperfections. I'm starting to see a bit more.

Ethnic Minority and Underdog Writers Must Not Give Up

PP Wong | Posted 07.24.2014 | Books
PP Wong

Twenty seven publishers in the U.S. and U.K. turned down my novel. The vast majority of rejections my literary agent received were surprisingly positive, but were knock-backs all the same.

How to Be Irreplaceable

Christine Hoh | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

You are beautiful. Every single cell that is composed together to create your individuality makes you absolutely irreplaceable. All of your features represent everyone that was, is, and will be part of your life. How do you become irreplaceable? Be and embrace your complete honest self.

How To Unlock The Confidence You Never Knew You Had

OWN | Posted 07.24.2014 | OWN

Does your stomach drop the moment you find out that you have to give a presentation? In school, at work or outside the office, many people feel a dist...

4 Things We Must Change to Stop Self-Sabotaging

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

The more fully we live and love, the more sadness we are bound to experience. Our inner critic tries to shield us from feeling the joys and pains of existence. It keeps us in a chronic state of numbness or dissatisfaction. In order to face our fears, we must consciously identify and actively ignore this coaching.

Recipe For When Someone Is Allergic To Your Face

Emma Brodie | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Emma Brodie

A mystery is afoot: something keeps derailing your conversations with so-and-so. You hear yourself say nice, normal words, but somewhere between your mouth and so-and-so's ears a nefarious switch occurs that causes her/him to react as if you're wearing puppies.

A Summer of 'Just Because'

Liana Gergely | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

Why am I writing this article? Just because I love to write, and I want to. Although I hope you like it, I can remind myself that at the end of the day my real friends are my own sense of happiness and inner peace, not your opinion or your Facebook like. And that's what I call a life of freedom.