The Advice You Want vs. The Advice You Need

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Charlie Houpert reminds us that living the life of your dreams requires work.

It’s “Just” Alcohol

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Barry Adkins’ son died of alcohol poisoning the day he moved out on his own. And Barry wants to help others so that something good will come out of that.

How Hanging Out With the Elderly Helped Me Overcome My Millennial Crisis

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Nothing is permanent, no matter how much prestige is associated with it. As long as we’re alive, there will always be the struggle of “What’s next?” or “Why me?”

On the Road of Life & Death

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In Kenya, where only 3% of the population owns cars, what makes drivers slow down? How might we see roads differently?

What I Should’ve Known Before Marriage

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Clint Edwards has a message for his younger self concerning the realities of married life.

How to Overcome Excuses: 6 Tips to Gain the Edge & Meet Your Goals

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Great people throughout history often fail, quite miserably, before finally reaching their goals, says international business strategist Dan Waldschmidt.

Thinking About Death Can Make You Value Life More

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Go ahead and contemplate your own mortality. How does it feel? Would you be surprised to learn that it can potentially improve your mental health to think about your death more often?

The Path of the Noble Man

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Charity is not giving what you have to spare, but giving what you need to someone who needs it more.

Why We Need to Appreciate the Hidden Beauty of Silence in a World Filled With Noise

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Wherever you are, turn off your phone, computer or television. Whether you’re standing, sitting or walking, just pause for a while, close your eyes and breathe deeply.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story and Learning to Live Better

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The movie It’s Kind of a Funny Story has a message that Christian Clifton needed to hear.

What Does Happiness Mean to You?: 6 Ways to Reach a Positive State of Mind

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No matter one’s creed, origin or social standing, we are all taught that striving to be happy is a hugely important aspect of life.

Beside Myself: Why April Fools is Important

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David Sewell McCann will happily lose some sleep if it means teaching his children that “Life is Fun.”

I’m Shane. I Could Die Tonight. Come Laugh at My Nightmare.

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“Shane Burcaw … is razor smart, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud funny. I would help change his underpants anytime.” ~Rainn Wilson

You’re Not Your Job And You Shouldn’t Be Completely Consumed By It

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We are always in search of something greater and more meaningful. Our work is a part of it, but not the whole story.

The Foolish Gentleman and the Regretless Life

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You get one try at life, but if you do it right one is all you need.

The Real Difference Between Being Successful and Being Happy

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Success and happiness, happiness and success. People have a tendency to confuse the two, mixing them up until they can’t distinguish between the very different but seemingly unified terms.