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Puppy Tied To Train Tracks Wins Therapy Dog of the Year Award

Hudson’s life has been an amazing story, and by all accounts is a living miracle. After being found tied to train tracks as a puppy, he was rescued …

Red Carpet

8 Things Pit Bull Owners Are Tired Of Hearing

ClickHole

Meet Gemma, a pit bull therapy dog: Animals in the news (photos)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio -- When you think of therapy dogs, the image is of golden retrievers and labs and other warm and fuzzy breeds.<p>Pit bulls? Not …

21 Reasons A Woman Should Never Ever Have A Pit Bull

The saying isn't LADY's best friend, now is it?

7 Keys To A Happy, Healthy Brain

Take care of your noggin and you'll be sharp as a tack at age 95!<p>Why are some people sharp as a tack at 95 years old, while others begin struggling with mental clarity in their 50s?<p>A lot of it has to do with genetics, but certain lifestyle factors also play an important role in how our brain ages. …

If you’re white, science says you’re probably a racist. Now what?

If you are a white person who grew up in the United States, you are very likely racist. This does not mean that you are a bad person, or that you treat people of color badly, or even that you believe, consciously, you are better than dark-skinned people. You are probably a lovely person. You …

3 Ways Empathy Can Improve Your Life

Does it ever feel like people are all self-absorbed jerks? Like they’re not listening? Only in it for themselves?<p>You’re not crazy. Empathy is …

Empathy

15 Things to Stop Thinking About So You Can Be Happy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Our level of happiness largely depends on the things that are going around in our heads.<p>Unfortunately, a lot of us tend to dwell on the dark side and …

How to Dream and Have Goals That Set Your Soul on Fire

If you consider yourself a practical person and think it's too airy fairy to be a dreamer, no problem. We can just rephrase it. Instead of dreaming, let's just set some goals that you would love to make happen and that will make you feel amazing.<p>All too often I hear people admitting that they feel …

TED Talks

7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

You want to be attractive, incredibly attractive.<p>You know, Pierce Bronson or Liv Tyler kind.<p>But then you look into the mirror and…let’s just say, any …

Self-help

5 Ways to Cope with Family Bullies

<b>“When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~Viktor Frankl</b><p>Bullies are everywhere. One of the most insidious …

The Hard Work (and Art) of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a common theme in my office.<p>Forgiveness of ourselves.<p>And, forgiveness of our loved ones.<p>Much like the art of letting go, forgiveness can be one of life's trickiest bitches.<p>WE MUST LEARN TO FORGIVE<p>I believe the people hurting the most on this earth are the ones who are holding onto to …

Forgiveness

25 Little Ways To Treat Yourself Better Every Day

By Marisa DeMarco,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1IlbXph<p>Do you want to be made to feel special and loved? Isn’t it about time you let life work for …

10 Steps to Change Your Life: A Step-By-Step Guide

The average employee spends 13 hours each week on email. That, plus endless lists of to-do items, hours of seemingly pointless meetings and unexpected interruptions creates noise that prevents productivity, inhibits creativity and gets between you and the day you hoped you’d have. So what can you …

Forgiving Yourself Isn’t Easy, But You Need To Give Yourself A Second Chance

By Jamilah Laguardia,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1z6cLvp<p>Not everyone deserves a second chance. But one’s self deserves one.<p>He left you hanging. …

When the “Struggle” Becomes Your Identity

<b>“It ain’t what they call you. It’s what you answer to.” ~W.C. Fields</b><p>For much of my life, I have struggled against the after effects of unresolved …

The Self-Esteem Repair Kit

It slams into you like a kick in the head. You're browsing through some snapshots, you see a shot of some old lady's hands, then suddenly—<i>wham!</i>—you …

7 Steps to Becoming a Happy Person Others Wants to Be Around

Several months ago, my wife, Gail, and I attended an industry mixer at a conference we were attending. Almost immediately, I was cornered by an …

9 Habits To Manifest Your Dreams Using The Law Of Attraction

We are powerful manifesting machines, but since we have 50 to 70 THOUSAND unconscious thoughts per day, of which about 80% are NEGATIVE we're not …

5 Ways for Moms to Practice Forgiveness

We all have some part of us that needs forgiving in order to heal, but for some reason, most of us fight it with all we have.<p>One of the themes I've been noticing coming up for my clients and friends this week is this idea of forgiveness -- mainly forgiveness of self. Whether it be trying to forgive …

Forgiveness

Dig Yourself Out of a Rut by Creating Something

If you're feeling discouraged or down on yourself, getting started on something new can help a lot. If you're not sure what to do, just start …

Zen

The Road to Our Dreams, Starts With a Single Step

Even the smallest actions that move us closer to our goals should be taken. There are never any actions too small if they move us towards our dreams. When we align with our dreams, every step we take gets us further down the road.<p>After 30 years of teaching, I am absolutely certain of one thing: the …

Modern Kindness: 9 Day-Brightening Stories of Generosity

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

22 Things To Start Doing Now That Will Improve The Rest Of Your Life

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a 23-year-old student asked: "What can people start doing now that will help them a lot in five years?" Hundreds of answers poured in, and this one by Quora contributor Andy Giroux was one of our favorites. You can contribute your own answers to this</i> …

7 Rules For A Happier, Healthier Life

Sometimes, when you're looking to make some new healthy changes to your life, the last thing you want is another calorie-counting food journal or specific list of exercises that tone each troublesome body part. Instead, a simple mantra or two will do.<p>That's the premise behind <i>The New Health Rules</i>, …

Immune System

6 Ways Being Nice To Others Is Actually Good For You

There are exactly three ways to define the word "nice," according to the dictionary.<p>The first is the ability to "give pleasure or joy." The second is defined as "attractive or of good quality." The third is simple and straightforward -- someone who is nice is "kind, polite and friendly." Sounds …

Love Yourself Before You Try To Love Someone Else: Here’s 14 Things You Can Do To Help You Get There

By Kim Quindlen,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1GPmYB6<p>You’re never going to be finished with learning how to love yourself. Because there is no …

There's No WiFi in Nature but You'll Get a Stronger Connection

<b>“The quieter you become the more you can hear.” ~Ram Dass</b><p>We live our lives at such a fast pace. We seem to be working more hours and juggling more …

Self-improvement

5 Things We Should Spend More Money On, And 5 Things We Should Not

Don’t want to overspend your budget, swipe your credit card too many times, and feel like a financial mess? Instead of beating yourself up for the …