October 2017

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Anna Faris

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Anna Faris Opens Up About New Memoir

By: Gina Roberts-Grey

Anna Faris expands her range as she doles out relationship advice on her new podcast and in her new memoir, Unqualified.

Rob Thomas
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Rob Thomas Still Loves You

By: Gerry Strauss

For Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas, performing never gets old.

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Good Apples

Versatile, nutricious apples taste good in almost everything--including the Apple Cake and Apple Sauce recipes we've included here.

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33 Ideas for a More Meaningful Life

Create a lifetime of happiness and joy when you focus on what gives you the greatest sense of meaning.

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Know Your Kids' Strengths

Focus on your kids' strengths and talents, says expert Lea Waters, to develop a more positive parenting relationship.

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Never Stop Learning

By: Ryan Niemiec, Psy.D.

With a strong love of learning, you are constantly growing and gaining new perspectives on life.

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Garcelle, With Grace and Gratitude

Garcelle Beauvais is optimistic about her future as an actress, mother and author of children's books.

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What Really Makes Us Happier at Work?

Being happy and fulfilled on the job is even more important than a higher paycheck for many workers today, says new Gallup report.

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3 Ways to Get Unstuck at Work

When stuck in a rut at work, step outside your usual routine to generate fresh ideas.

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4 Ways to Stop Work Stress From Following You Home

Work stress can seep into our home lives if we don't take specific steps to make sure that doesn't happen.

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Create Your Happy Space

By: April Hardwick

Use these fun, eclectic pieces to inspire your creativity--whether in the office, craft room, or anywhere you need a little lift.

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Make a Happiness Plan for Retirement

To be happy in retirement, volunteer, stay connected and look for things that give you a sense of meaning and purpose, experts say.

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The Best of Intentions

Intention gives direction and meaning to actions large and small that we do throughout the day, imbuing our lives with a greater sense of purpose.

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House of Shine Helps Kids Find Their Life's Passion

By: Mary Dunklin

Nonprofit House of Shine helps kids and grown-ups follow their passions.

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15 Ways to Stay Grounded

How can you maintain your balance when the world around you feels unstable? We've found 15 ways to keep you grounded in uncertain times.

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Lifelong Education Delivers Confidence, Joy and Hope

By: Jennifer Wheary

Continued education offers more than knowledge--it is an integral part of a long and happy life.

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5 Steps to Fulfill Your Purpose

One of the key elements of a flourishing, fulfilling life is a sense of purpose that allows us to find our passions.

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The Healing Power of Yoga

By: Dr. Partha Nandi

Some of yoga's most important benefits are mental and emotional, as well as physical.

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