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First-Ever Guide to Online Media Ethics

It started with a tweet by Andrea Gallo, a Louisiana State University (LSU) student announcing the birth of her book.<p>Naturally, curiosity got the better of me and I clicked on the picture to find a yellow notebook about online media ethics - a subject dear to my heart given the ethical failures I …

Social Media

How to Bounce Back When Life Falls Apart

Seven years ago my own life did and I survived.<p>I make it a rule to never take advice from someone who hasn't been there, so I'll share with you what happened, and then I'll share how I got through my own personal tunnel of hell.<p>In a 30-day period I lost it all. My money, love, health, a baby, …

The No Drama Guide

<b>When it smells like drama, do you dive in or watch from the sidelines?</b> Many dive in to avoid their own lives; investing in other people's stuff can be a way of life.<p>Now, we all get upset from time to time. Sometimes, we just need to vent, so we can think clearly.<p>It's great to be supported while …

Uh Oh, here come CheeseburgerOs

You don't have to go to the burger joint to get cheeseburgers anymore. Now, the makers of SpaghettiOs are rolling out CheeseburgerOs.<p>The cheeseburger-ing of America has finally come down to this: CheeseburgerOs.<p>The iconic pasta O's-in-a-can that have stuffed American pantries for nearly 50 years …

3 Powerful Questions That Can Transform Any Situation

We are often so wrapped up in our own so-called "problems" that we fail to see the constant opportunity for growth in every situation. My mentor Michael Beckwith once told me that the universe answers every question that we ask, but the problem is that most people ask disempowering questions. We …

7 Habits for an Empowered Life

Habits are behaviors we choose both consciously and subconsciously. They define the outcome of our days. Positive, productive habits give us better outcomes than destructive habits, and the most powerful habits are those that begin with understanding and controlling your thoughts. Though the …

Happiness

Cat Wedding Photo Features A Major Feline Meltdown

Dogs are often considered to be the most wedding-friendly pets, regularly (and happily!) donning tuxes, carrying out ring bearer duties and posing for photos. But it seems that cats, on the other hand, aren't so hot on the whole Big Day celebration thing.<p>On Wednesday, Redditor noahtmusic posted a …

Sex Secrets: Survey Reveals What We All Really Want In Bed

Though couples may disagree about various aspects of their sex lives (for example, frequency and sexual fantasies) new research reveals one thing pretty much everyone wants in bed: emotional intimacy.<p>In a survey of more than 1,000 people by YourTango and Durex released Wednesday, 96 percent of …

Like the Law of Attraction, How Do I 'Program' My Dreams to Manifest My Heart's Desires?

<i>At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. -- Lao Tzu</i><p>Everyone who has seen the movie "The Secret" and talks with me about dream work asks me, "How can I program my dreams to create the life of my dreams?"<p>The most important things to know about …

Giant Wels Catfish Caught By Fisherman Rodney Hills Weighed Almost 115 Pounds (PHOTO)

They call it the Duke, and it's reportedly one of the most famous catfish in England. About time it had it's picture taken, then.<p>The angler lucky enough to pose with the 115-pound wels catfish is 67-year-old Rodney Hills, who caught it earlier this month. Hill told the Bucks Free Press that it took …

The Perfect Excuse: How We Allow Ourselves to Stay Stuck

Recently I met Abby, a woman from Orlando... who hated Orlando. She wasted no time in telling me why Orlando was such a terrible place to live.<p>(For readers hailing from Orlando, please note this was just one person's opinion -- and certainly not the opinion of this writer. After all, how could …

Positive Thinking

Sloth Images Feature Photogenic Creatures Rescued After Home Destroyed In Suriname (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Last week, we wrote about Monique Pool, a woman in Suriname who rescued 200 sloths after cattle farmers destroyed their forest home in the Guiana Shield.<p>Conservation International visited Pool shortly after she rescued the creatures, and took some incredible photos of a sloth sanctuary she set up …

Uses For Mason Jars: 10 Unusual Options For The Canning Apparatus (PHOTOS)

<i>From Networx's Chaya Kurtz:</i><p>Is there anything that Mason jars can't do? I've been seeing Mason jars used as lampshades and lumieres all over the blog-o-sphere. Mason jars make excellent sconce shades: They are sturdy, easy-to-clean, and add to a rustic or industrial-chic design scheme. Mason jar …

57 Simple Ways to Make Someone's Day

"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and start with the person nearest you." -Mother Teresa<p>Recently, I ran across something that got me thinking again about the beauty of a simple kindness. And about the astonishing power and positive impact even the smallest kind word or deed can …

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