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October 17, 2019

It’s Time to Throw Yourself a Debt Funeral — Here’s How

Debt can feel like a crippling part of the lives of many. It may seem like you’ll never be out of the red. And when that triumphant moment occurs when…
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October 16, 2019

27 Quotes About Laughter (and Its Healing Power)

While psychologists are still doing research on laughter and its many health benefits, we really don’t need to be experts to realize what a good laugh does to our overall…
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October 16, 2019

27 Quotes About Imagination to Help Reshape Your Reality

Imagination is our ability to create new ideas, to reshape our reality and go to places we’ve never been before. Every time you stop for a quick daydream, you use…
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October 15, 2019

Her Motivation to Lose 100 Pounds Came From an Unexpected Place

Marissa Schillaci-Kayton had always struggled with her weight, but after it started having a negative impact on her health, she decided it was time to make a change. “Somewhere in…
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October 11, 2019

Elizabeth Smart’s Empowering Story of Life after Freedom

To many people, Elizabeth Smart is best known as “the girl who was kidnapped.” At age 14, a quiet, devout Elizabeth, who played the harp and loved horses, was kidnapped…
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October 11, 2019

Maggie Doyne Changed the World, Starting With Just One Girl

Like many new graduates, Maggie Doyne was 18 when she took a gap year between high school and college, packed up a few of her belongings, and set out to…
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October 10, 2019

What Will Smith Learned From His Mistakes in Raising Eldest Son Trey

For those of us who were fans of Will Smith back in the days of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, and The Fresh Brince of Bel Air, the…
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October 10, 2019

Two Years After Being Shot in the Head, Deserae Turner’s Walking Proudly as Homecoming Queen

When 14-year-old Deserae Turner didn’t come home from school on February 16, she was reported missing. She was found, eight hours later, shot and nearly dead in a dry canal…
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October 10, 2019

Carey Mulligan Married Her Childhood Pen Pal, Marcus Mumford

“Love letters are becoming a lost art form, which is very sad,” Carey Mulligan proclaimed back in 2013. “To have a love letter from someone, to hold it in your…
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October 9, 2019

Joe Rogan’s Secret to Success: Strategic Quitting

“Apparently Fear is not a Factor to you!” These are the immortal words of the fantastic television masterpiece that was Fear Factor. Okay, okay, it wasn’t quite a masterpiece but…
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October 8, 2019

Alvin Law Was Born Without Arms — Here’s How He Became a Rock Star

In the 1960s, there were thousands of babies born deformed because their moms had used a morning sickness drug, Thalidomide. The moms had no idea that this drugs had dangerous…
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October 7, 2019

The Days That Made Ian Humphrey Glad to Be Alive

I don’t care if it’s a pinky promise, or you crossed your heart, children only know you made a promise. Words have power. Such was the underlying message in a…
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October 4, 2019

Homeless Woman With the Voice of an Angel Scores a Record Deal

Sometimes it feels like without money in the bank and connections in our contacts list, it’s impossible to get anywhere in life or our career. Time and again, it seems…
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October 4, 2019

20 The Shawshank Redemption Quotes on Freedom and Hope

We can’t talk about great movies without mentioning The Shawshank Redemption. Released in 1994 and back then considered a noble disappointment, The Shawshank Redemption went on to become one of the…
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October 4, 2019

Dad Beats Food Addiction, Loses 191 Pounds to Be Present for His Family

Angel Diaz didn’t think he’d ever be able to overcome his food addiction until a friend asked him if he was considering bariatric surgery. “The fact that he was worried…
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October 4, 2019

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis Saved Their Relationship by Getting Divorced

After meeting at the 1987 premiere of Stakeout, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis spent just a handful of weeks getting to know each other before saying “I do” and getting…
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October 4, 2019

23 The Great Gatsby Quotes on Dreams and Despair

Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published in 1925, The Great Gatsby is considered a classic of American literature and has resulted in a number of film and television adaptations.…
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October 3, 2019

Joaquin Phoenix Forged His Own Legacy in the Shadow of River’s Death

It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since we lost River Phoenix at the prime of his life, and his career. But no one feels that loss more than…
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October 2, 2019

After Discovering She Was Abducted as a Baby, She Dedicated Her Life to Missing Kids

There’s so many stories out there of children being kidnapped, and being in their teens before finding out their roots, if at all. But imagine if that story went down…
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October 1, 2019

How Lily the Barista is Changing Lives by Pouring Happiness

Many of us have fond feelings for the barista at our favorite coffee shop, but how many of us can say that their barista set off a seismic change in…
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September 30, 2019

After 24 Years of Struggle, This Homeless Man Was Reunited With His Lost Daughters

Sometimes, when it seems everything in life is stacked against us and we are, ultimately, all alone, we can feel hopeless. This is especially true when we do not have…
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September 27, 2019

This Mom Dropped 90 Pounds To Be a Healthy Role Model For Her Kids

Jamie Bell had struggled with her weight since she was a kid and despite her efforts to lose weight in the past, she always ended up gaining it back. But,…
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September 27, 2019

How Ellen Pompeo Fought for What She Deserves on Grey’s Anatomy

Ellen Pompeo hasn’t always been one of television’s highest-paid actresses; it’s a career milestone she fought hard for. “I’m 48 now, so I’ve finally gotten to the place where I’m…
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September 27, 2019

Here’s What It’s Really Like Being a Single Mom in 2019

Fact: there are approximately 13.7 million single parents in the US today, collectively responsible for raising 22.4 million children. Of these single parents, 80.4% are mothers. And in Canada, 81.3% of children…
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September 27, 2019

When Michelle Dockery Lost Her Fiancé, She Channeled Her Grief Into Downton Abbey

Michelle Dockery is best known for playing Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey, but what many may not realize is that her character’s tragic love story sadly (and unbelievably) mimics…
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September 27, 2019

24 A Tale of Two Cities Quotes That Are Simply Incredible

A Tale of Two Cities is a historical fiction novel written by prolific author Charles Dickens. In a departure from his other works, Dickens chose for this story fewer characters…
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September 26, 2019

These Are the Two Types of Forgiveness You Need to Move on

The post break-up period is full of intense emotions, heartache, insecurity, and a continuous loop of memories shared with your ex. There’s no quick fix to navigating the heartache, but…
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September 26, 2019

25 Pride and Prejudice Quotes on the Impact of First Impressions

Written by Jane Austen and first published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice is easily one of the author’s greatest novels and her most popular one.  Set in rural England in…
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September 25, 2019

This Little Girl Couldn’t Walk, So Her Teacher Carried Her on His Back

People with disabilities are often kept away from adventures, but with a little consideration and compassion, there’s no reason every child can’t experience the beauty and wonder of nature with…
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September 24, 2019

The Fear List: How I Transformed My Relationship Anxiety by Facing It

Anxiety sucks — so so badly. I have had so many anxiety attacks in my life I can’t even begin to remember them all. Of course, when I first started…
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September 23, 2019

I Lost My Identity in My Relationship — Then I Found Myself in the Breakup

It was a dark period of my life. The warning signs were there. I’d internalized the myth of romantic love. The idea of The One infiltrated the work I’d done…
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September 23, 2019

This Man Lost Nearly 150 Pounds Through Discipline and Healthy Addiction

Ian Sullivan was miserable and overweight for years, but it wasn’t until he was diagnosed as pre-diabetic that he realized it was time to make his wellbeing a priority. His…
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September 20, 2019

Heidi Klum’s Surprise Marriage to Tom Kaulitz Tackles the Fear of Moving On

When Heidi Klum and Seal filed for divorce in January 2012, after seven years of marriage, fans were shocked. The pair, who had four children together, seemed like the ultimate…
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September 20, 2019

How I Learned To Cope With Eco-Anxiety and Climate Despair

I was in attendance at a press conference recently when I first heard the term “eco-anxiety.” The physician on stage told the stories of the Inuit communities she’s worked with,…
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September 20, 2019

What We Can Learn About Trauma From IT’s Creepy Clown

It’s no secret that Stephen King is a master of the horror genre, and It (1986) is by far one of his scariest novels. In 2017, director Andy Muschietti, has…
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September 19, 2019

50 Years After Their Love Was Torn Apart by Racism, They’re Finally Married

When love is real, it can overcome any barrier — even if it takes five decades. Way back in 1967, high school students Howard Foster and Myra Clark fell in…
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September 18, 2019

How to Handle Being the One Friend Who Doesn’t Have Kids

Pretty much everyone close to me has kids now. It wasn’t a gradual development, either. I’ve always had a strong group of friends (mostly women), and when we hit our…
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September 18, 2019

Brad Pitt is Still Fighting the Ghost of Tyler Durden

Brad Pitt has been the prototypical American movie star for decades now. Whether being picked up on a roadside by Thelma & Louise or playing a sensitive but deadly vampire,…
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September 17, 2019

This Nurse Delivered a Baby Boy — Then She Took Him Home

Claire Mills is a young woman in her twenties who works a difficult and intense but incredibly important job. She makes her living working 12-hour nursing shifts in the neonatal…
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September 16, 2019

James Corden Reminds Us That Shame Isn’t the Answer

It’s never acceptable to attack someone based on their physical appearance, be it their size, shape, or any other physical differences, but it’s something that happens — often with claims…
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September 13, 2019

Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s Teenage Missed Connection Paid Off in a Big Way

Stephen and Ayesha Curry aren’t shy about sharing their love for each other (and their three kids) on social media, providing fans with plenty of relationship inspiration, but their romantic…
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September 12, 2019

What We Can Learn From Nicole Kidman’s Infamous Breakup Photo

We’re so in love with Hollywood power couples, but sadly those glamorous relationships often end in disaster that is thrust into an even harsher spotlight. Once such a couple breaks…
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September 12, 2019

Healing From Trauma Can Be Fun — Here’s How I Did It

“We will look deep into your pain and conquer your demons.” “It may be challenging but it will be so worth it.” “It’s time to be brave enough to work…
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September 12, 2019

Lizzo’s Journey From Rock Bottom to Radical Positivity

If you don’t know Lizzo already, you’re about to. There’s a very good reason AfroPunk has dubbed the future icon “the star we need right now.” The uber-talented 31-year old…
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September 11, 2019

20 Quotes About Second Chances That Will Make You Stop and Think

Life is all about second chances. Not in every single aspect, of course, but we’re often granted a “re-do” without even realizing it. The truth is, some of us are…
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September 10, 2019

This Inspiring Woman Lost 100 Pounds After Health Scare, Achieved Her Longtime Dream

Alisia McKennon had never made weight loss a priority, even as she struggled to keep up with her toddler. Her weight prevented from her realizing a longtime dream, but even…
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September 9, 2019

How Jennifer Lopez Moved Out of the Shadow of “Bennifer”

Talk about aging like a fine wine! It’s hard to believe “Jenny from the Block” has turned 50. With a career spanning almost three decades, Jennifer Lopez’s private life has,…
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September 9, 2019

25 Wise Quotes About Failure (and Coming Back Stronger Than Ever)

The fear of failure; the monster that kills dreams before they are even born. How many of you didn’t dare to even think about doing something because you knew you…
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September 6, 2019

Miley Cyrus’ Split From Liam Hemsworth is a Lesson About Outgrowing Love

If there’s one thing Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s relationship can teach us, it’s the importance of honesty. Honesty with yourself, and to those around you.  Being unapologetically true to…
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September 5, 2019

Greta Thunberg Stands Up to Her Critics — and Explains Her “Superpower”

“When haters go after your looks and differences … you know you’re winning.” This is a powerful statement from a powerful young girl, and just one example of what makes…