When Little Lies Backfire

White Lies by Caro Spark (CC BY-NC-ND)

A timely reminder that even little lies can backfire—especially when what you’re really trying to avoid is confrontation.

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The Irony of Rebellion (Part II)

Simple pendulum by Ethan Hein (CC BY) expanded

Simple, prolonged defiance can have unintended consequences. So what do you do with the time your rebellion has bought?

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The Irony of Rebellion (Part I)

Simple pendulum by Ethan Hein (CC BY) expanded

In the wake of “I Ain’t Voting” and other shortsighted acts, a reminder that simple, prolonged defiance can have unintended consequences.

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Solace & Perspective in Untamed Places

Contemplation by David G. Hawkins (CC BY-NC)

We can all use some comfort and perspective in these difficult times. When you feel overwhelmed, head for the wild.

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Why Pregnancy Is Not for Me

ritual by Monik Markus (CC BY)

Having babies is natural, but not always ideal. Just because you can reproduce doesn’t mean you should.

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Remembering Gratitude after Tragedy

Thanksgiving by Ed Schipul (CC BY-SA)

Taking nothing for granted after the devastation in Paris.

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Comparisons Can Discourage—or Inspire

It’s natural to compare yourself with others. But let their successes inspire you, not shake your confidence.

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Start Choosing Happiness

week ten—brenna e.p. by Garrett Farlow (CC BY-NC-ND)

Ditching the stories that hold you back isn’t easy, but fulfillment is worth the effort.

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Winners Speak Up

Bold, heartfelt speeches took center stage at this year’s Oscars. What more could you say about the things that matter to you?

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When Love Means Letting Go

Set Free by Troy Sizer by A. Formati (CC BY-NC-SA)

Love, like chocolate, can be bittersweet. This Valentine’s Day, remember that sometimes love means knowing when to let go.

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