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The Quadriplegic Rockstar

Gerald Christian | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Gerald Christian

Today music has become one of the most important joys in my life -- it's the greatest medicine and therapy. Everything I have faced and accomplished in the past 14 years as a quadriplegic would not be possible without music.

When Survivor's Guilt Takes Over

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 07.10.2014 | Divorce
Virginia Sullivan

It takes courage to see people you love fail. Every day I was looking in the mirror and telling myself to be brave about being a single Mom. And now I had another thing I had to be brave about every day.

Cancer: It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.10.2014 | Divorce
Fiona Finn

Cancer was a mixed blessing -- proving since my husband couldn't carry me, he didn't deserve to marry me. But cancer didn't just injure my body; it destroyed me emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially.

Surviving 18 Months Traveling With My Wife

Kip Patrick | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Kip Patrick

Was surviving our sojourn an achievement worth noting on a resume? And more importantly, am I so terrible a travel partner as to note mere survival as a successful outcome? This would require serious thought.

Love, Hair Loss, and MTV: The Anti-Love Story Every Cancer Survivor Needs

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

t's rare that reality TV can produce some of the strongest role models for a young woman. But their story, even without a fairy-tale ending, is just what people like me needed to see.

Daily Meditation: Survivors

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.26.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Benevolent Stands

Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA

In our lifetimes, almost 30 percent of women will find ourselves the victim of domestic violence. While that statistic is unnerving, it calls to light the fact that every day when we're at work, in class, at a movie, we're there alongside women who have persevered and decided to stand up after someone tried to bring them down.

Why I Deserved to Recover From Anorexia

Temimah Zucker | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Temimah Zucker

I did not deserve the hardship of anorexia. I did not deserve the cruel, ignorant comments of people who viewed anorexia as a phase or cry for attention. But I did deserve recovery. I did deserve the possibility of a fruitful future with sadness and joy, cake during celebrations and hot chocolate in the winter.

Model Finally Attends Prom, 10 Years Later

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

When you first see model Brittany Mason, you can't help but be captivated by her beauty, charm and infectious smile. When she enters a room, all heads...

And The Winner Of 'Survivor' Is ...

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 05.22.2014 | TV

The tribe has spoken. The winner of "Survivor: Cagayan" is ... Tony Vlachos! After a season full of crazy blindsides and disloyal alliances, T...

Fight Like A Girl: A Celebration of Life, the Journey to Becoming a Supernova

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 07.21.2014 | Good News
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Many of us would be afraid to share what we had been through, but as you can see Brandy's list was courageous, ambitious, open and a very encouraging read on Christmas Eve.

Resilience

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Lillie Leonardi

For more years than I care to acknowledge, I have attempted to rebound from the emotional effects of a traumatic injury. And sadly, I must admit that I have far too often felt sorry for myself.

Mother's Day Walk Celebrates the Miracle of Mom

Karl Romain | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Karl Romain

This Sunday, May 11, over 1,000 people are expected to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge in support of victims and survivors of domestic violence. The walk will highlight the lives of those lost, and those who have overcome domestic violence.

Running for Her Life

Renee Fisher | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Renee Fisher

I heard Irene's cries coming from the research carrel next to mine at the Holocaust Museum. "You had 70 family members who perished?" I asked her. "No," she said. "I had more, many more." I asked Irene to tell me her story. Instead, she told me about her mother.

Beyond 'Survival'

Marie McGrory | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Marie McGrory

As I talk to my fellow survivors I truly can't believe I spent so many years disconnected from this group of my peers with such an incredible shared experience. Through opening up about our stories I am learning so much about this long journey of survivorship we are all on.

Bangladesh's Miracle Survivor Has A New Job

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business

She was the miracle seamstress, plucked from the rubble of the world's worst garment factory disaster 17 days after her factory collapsed. One year on...

30 Years Later, Meet The Sole Survivor Of Terrible Tragedy And Cop Who Became Her Mom

New York Times | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact

The bodies were discovered throughout the first-floor railroad flat in Brooklyn, a bizarre still-life of death. Many of the victims remained seated in...

10 Stories Of People Who Cheated Death And Survived Against All Odds

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.09.2014 | World

Natural and man-made disasters often challenge our understanding of the world and our place in it. But every so often, stories of courage and enduranc...

Why Third World Economies Are Catching Up To Us

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

So I'm at lunch with my friends Jeff and Sharyn. They are experienced business development folks who work with a large corporation. As we discuss busi...

Jeff Probst Dishes On The 'Survivor' Tribal Council Shocker

insidetv.ew.com | Posted 03.20.2014 | TV

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I know you guys always have your immediate impressions after a tribe switcheroo, so what were your thoughts as to the new Aparri...

Our Subjects Pick Us: Cynthia Atkins Talks About Love, Loss and Poetry

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.10.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

For me, writing, art, and music are sanctuary. It is the place I go to ask the questions. There are not always answers, but there is comfort and growth in re-shaping experience into the archive of language, where I can ponder and examine it.

Step Inside Reality TV With SOMETHING REAL

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 04.21.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Whether or not we want to believe it, reality TV has changed the face of entertainment. From "Survivor," to "The Bachelor," to "Keeping Up With The...

5 Ordinary Acts That Make You Extraordinary

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

I have no outward sign of my disability. I don't have a guide dog, a white cane or dark glasses. But I am a fraud. I am passing. My truth is that I was blinded by an accident 3.5 years ago. And even though I, at my core, remained the same, how I relate to others and the way others relate to me has changed.

The Effects of Buddy Hiring on an Organization

Gil Laroya | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

In many companies, the act of "buddy hiring" runs rampant, so much so that the organization becomes a surrogate of another company, with friends and family working for each other, covering each other's backs to the point where nothing gets done.

Meet The Castaways Of 'Survivor' Season 28

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

CBS announced its 18 castaways for "Survivor: Cagayan." The cast members from all over the country are divided into three teams of six -- Brains, Beau...