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Reality Television Might Have Just Gotten Way More Interesting

Tim Mattingly | Posted 06.30.2013 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

This would be a whole new kind of reality show. The consequences are real. If you win, you are sent to a barren desert planet to never return. If you lose, nothing happens and you go back to living your -- wait... did I mess that up?

70 Years After My Grandfather Escaped The Holocaust, Visting His Chinese Safe Haven

Avram Mlotek | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Avram Mlotek

We arrived on Friday afternoon, still in disbelief that we would be spending Shabbat in Shanghai, where my grandfather made his home after his family died in the Holocaust. I can only hope that our trip served as a tiny spiritual fixing to a wound that can never fully heal.

Four Years Later: Life is Surreal

Indie Lee | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Indie Lee

I encourage you all to stop, really stop and take stock. Make sure you are living with passion and passionately living. Surround yourself with people that raise you up, that fill your life, heart and soul with passion.

My Twelve-Year Love Affair With Survivor: Keeping the Excitement Alive After More Than a Decade Together

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 06.19.2013 | TV
Lelia Nebeker

Survivor and I have been together for 12 years, or half of my life. Twelve years of blood, sweat, tears, emotional breakdowns, immunity idols, blindsides, monsoons, torch-snuffing, and vaguely symbolic close-ups of exotic animals.

My 'Favorite' Cancer Treatment Questions

Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue

Obviously there's nothing funny about cancer or its various treatments. But I felt that my options were either laugh at most of it or just crawl under my covers into the fetal position and stay there. Thankfully humor won out most of the time.

26 Going on 60

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

When I was diagnosed with cancer I was 26 years old. I wasn't the youngest person in the world to deal with such an ordeal, but I wasn't the oldest. And as many young cancer fighters would say, younger than they ever thought they would be to be diagnosed with a serious health problem.

Never Forget: Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.14.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust is an 8-day period designated by the U.S. Congress dedicated to our collective imperative to n...

Model Life, or Life of a Model

Dave Dubin | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dave Dubin

I take my role as a Colondar model very seriously. When a patient first gets diagnosed with colon cancer, or any cancer, and sees that there a dozen people this year, and dozens more previously, who have not only survived, but thrived, it makes them feel that they can be one as well.

The Cancer Who Got Cancer

Joy Huber | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Joy Huber

With a July 20th birthday, cancer is my zodiac sign. Growing up I never thought much of people reading horoscopes out of newspapers and magazines asking me what my sign was. I said, "I'm a cancer." At 33 years young, I became a cancer who got diagnosed with, uh, cancer -- stage four.

Never Too Late

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living

I initially started blogging about my cancer journey as way to avoid talking about it to others. I soon realized that the process was therapeutic for me. Now, I'm still learning to love and accept myself. But I'm working at it, every single day, for myself as well as my daughter.

'The Good Wife' Renewed

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 03.27.2013 | TV

"The Good Wife" has been renewed for Season 5 by CBS. The legal drama starring Julianna Margulies is just one of 14 shows the network has renewed earl...

How Optimism Saved My Life (and My Sanity)

Kirsten Palladino | Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Kirsten Palladino

Life is a bounty of smooth and rough patches, and I'm quite certain that it's better this way, than always being easy with no challenges.

No Grades for Cancer: Redefining Success as a Student

Elise Frame | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

When I was diagnosed with cancer in the middle of college, I threw myself into the study of being a "good" cancer patient. But it didn't take long for me to realize that cancer doesn't play favorites with the teacher's pets.

Why I Choose 'Survivor' Over 'Victim'

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Marjoriet T. Matute

"Survivor" by definition is a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died. So clearly I am a survivor, considering that after receiving chemotherapy and radiation I am still here. But why do I feel guilty?

The New Post-Cancer Me: I Didn't Intend on Being So Different

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

One of the terms I have hated most when I finished cancer treatment was "new normal." I didn't want to be different. But recently, I have started to accept the fact that I am not the same person I was before I had gone through my battle with cancer.

Cancer: Not Part of My Family Plan

Cameron Von St. James | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Cameron Von St. James

I was as prepared for my daughter's birth as anyone could be. What I wasn't prepared for was my wife's cancer diagnosis a little over three months later.

Once, Twice, Three Times Malady: My Love Affair With Cancer and Why I Decided to Tell the World

Kaylin Andres | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Kaylin Andres

My cancer can't get enough of me. It keeps coming back. And so I've decided to accept my illness in order to move on with my life. The problem is, once you make the decision to become 'frenemies' with your illness, you accept being defined by it, and cancer has a nasty reputation.

'Survivor' Host Would Literally Add Fuel Rather Than Stop A Fire

Posted 02.28.2013 | TV

Jeff Probst has hosted "Survivor" for 13 years and 26 seasons, but the current "Caramoan" installment of the CBS reality show will show viewers someth...

Here's to Your Health: A Non-Scientific 'Study' of Cancer and Healthy Lifestyle

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Women
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

As a cancer survivor, I have read numerous books and studies that purport a relationship between eating healthy, exercising regularly, reducing stress, getting sufficient sleep and lowering your risk of developing cancer or cancer recurrence.

The Lowest Rated 'Survivor' Premiere Ever

Posted 02.14.2013 | TV

Could "Survivor" get voted off the island? The venerale CBS reality show debuted its "Survivor: Caramoan - Fans Vs. Favorites" edition to the lowest p...

What to Get a Survivor on Valentine's Day

Asia Graves | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Asia Graves

This year, the organization I work for, FAIR Girls, is having a Valentine's Day party in celebration of girls avoiding and escaping trafficking. On this day of love, our girls will celebrate the fact that we have found love within ourselves and for each other.

Why Me? The Question With No Answers

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

I always felt, from day one of being diagnosed with cancer, that asking "Why me?" was a dangerous road to go down. Although it is an obvious question, it is a question, for many young adults like me, with no answer.

Watch The First Five Minutes Of The 'Survivor' Premiere | Posted 02.13.2013 | TV

Someone save Jeff Probst! That was my thinking after watching the first few minutes of the Survivor: Carmaoan — Fans vs. Favorites premiere (which a...

The Greatest Show in the History of Television

Jonah Platt | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media
Jonah Platt

I'm talking about Survivor. WHAT?! Surely I can't mean the greatest! Not Survivor! Please. I've heard it all before, and funny enough, there exists a fallacy plaguing millions of Americans that have blinded them to the wonders and treasures of this incomparable program.

Generation Why Not Me?

Ben Teller | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Teller

When I was first diagnosed with cancer at age 18, the only thought that ran through my mind was how unfair this whole situation was. But I soon realized that it wasn't helpful to think this way.