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I Thought Someone Like Me Could Never Get an STI

I Thought Someone Like Me Could Never Get an STI

As told to Kimberly RexI had my first symptoms on a Sunday in July 2011. I was 28....

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A ‘Monkey Gang’ Is Terrorizing The Japanese City Of Yamaguchi — And Residents Are Fighting Back

A ‘Monkey Gang’ Is Terrorizing The Japanese City Of Yamaguchi...

Since early July, at least 58 residents have been attacked by a group of violent...

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Common Child Problems They Should Grow Out Of

Common Child Problems They Should Grow Out Of

Some issues are physiologically determined, and others are normal mental attitudes....

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Give Yourself Permission

Give Yourself Permission

Dear friends, As children, we are taught to always ask permission. You want to go...

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6 Things to Remember When Hurting

6 Things to Remember When Hurting

My dear friends, I share this week’s blog with the intention and deep knowing that...

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How to Keep Life from Becoming a Parody of Itself: Simone de Beauvoir on the Art of Growing Older

How to Keep Life from Becoming a Parody of Itself: Simone...

We live in a culture that dreads the entropic inevitability of growing older, treats...

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10 Ways Mastering Time Management Benefits You

10 Ways Mastering Time Management Benefits You

Great time management skills are not an inherent quality that you are just born...

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Creating Life Balance

Creating Life Balance

Is your default lifestyle mode chaotic? How often do you begin your day already...

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Minimal on Purpose

Minimal on Purpose

Last weekend, as I was cleaning my closet and putting summer clothes and shoes in...

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Harnessing the Power of Regret

Harnessing the Power of Regret

Last September, I wrote an article about how the book The Top Five Regrets of the...

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How I Broke Free of My Need to Go Shopping

How I Broke Free of My Need to Go Shopping

I used to struggle with compulsive shopping. I’d go through a period of binge shopping,...

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The Great Naturalist John Burroughs on the Art of Noticing and What Artists Can Learn from Naturalists

The Great Naturalist John Burroughs on the Art of Noticing...

“We hear and apprehend only what we already half know,” Thoreau wrote as he considered...

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Can Optimism Make A Difference In Your Life?

Can Optimism Make A Difference In Your Life?

Can Optimism Make A Difference In Your Life? Being an optimist means you can achieve...

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Optimism And Resilience

Optimism And Resilience

When you hear the words, “Optimism” and “Resilience,” what comes to your mind? Could...

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Emotional Wreck? Here’s What to Do

Emotional Wreck? Here’s What to Do

We’ve all heard the term “emotional wreck.” Maybe you’ve described yourself or a...

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Carrots and the Roots of Kindness, from Leo and Sophia Tolstoy to Ross Gay

Carrots and the Roots of Kindness, from Leo and Sophia...

In the bleak Russian winter of 1902, Sofia Tolstoy filled her diary with anxieties...