Why Everyone Should Keep A Journal

Now that social media captures every part of our daily lives, keeping a journal sounds a bit old-fashioned. But writing your thoughts down has emotional benefits you can’t get from Instagram. That’s why we rounded up 5 reasons why everyone should keep a journal. Trust me – after reading this post, you’ll crack open your spiral notebooks and […]

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7 Uplifting News Stories from Last Week

Happy Monday, Superheroes! Here are 7 uplifting news stories to start your week off right. 1. Papal visit sparks “pope dogs.” Pope Francis made a historic visit to the United States last weekend – and dog owners celebrated in style. Check out a photo gallery of the adorable so-called “pope dogs,” here. 2. 30,000 homeless […]

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10 Things I Learned From My 10 Favorite Superheroes

Iron Man was blown to shreds and then kidnapped by terrorists who wanted him to make his own company’s extraordinarily advanced bomb so they could kill people. Blade thought his mother died giving birth to him. He vowed to take vengeance on all vampires, even though he was a vampire himself, and took a painful […]

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Real-Life Superhero of the Week: Ray Charles

In honor of his birthday today, our Real-Life Superhero of the Week is Ray Charles, the pioneer of soul music. Happy birthday! Born in 1930 to a sharecropper mother and a handyman father, Charles grew up in Greenville, Florida. From an early age Charles had an interest in music. His neighbor Wylie Pitman fostered Charles’ interest […]

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10 Spotify Playlists for Any Occasion

Music plays such an important role in our lives. You can play a song you haven’t heard in a while and be instantly reminded of how and when you first discovered it. It’s also a great way to keep yourself motivated and productive  – whether you’re trying plow through your work to-do list or just clean […]

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7 Uplifting News Stories from Last Week

Monday blues got you down? Here are 7 uplifting news stories from last week to brighten up your day (and week!) 1. Dog protects trapped friend. We know dogs are loyal to humans – and as it turns out, that extends to their canine brethren too. When basset hound Phoebe got stuck in an old […]

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10 Famous Classical Composers You Should Know

Did you know that September is Classical Music Month? So for the next couple of weeks, why not listen to some classical music instead of playing the Top Hits station on Pandora? Here are 10 composers throughout history whose works you should look at. 1. Johann Sebastian Bach. Johann Sebastian Bach is consistently ranked as […]

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Real-Life Superhero of the Week: Amy Poehler

This week’s Real-Life Superhero of the Week is comedienne Amy Poehler, whose birthday just happens to be today. Happy Birthday Amy! Poehler was born in Massachusetts to parents who were teachers in 1971. But she didn’t get her start in comedy until Boston College, where she was a part of improv troupe My Mother’s Fleabag. After graduating […]

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7 Uplifting News Stories from Last Week

Happy Monday, Superheroes! Here are 7 uplifting news stories to start your week off on the right foot. 1. 9/11 rescue dog returns to NYC. Bretagne is the last living search-and-rescue dog who worked at Ground Zero. So BarkBox brought Bretagne, along with her handler, back to NYC for her 16th birthday. Watch the adorable […]

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8 Non-Profits to Support in Honor of 9/11

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. That date was full of fear and hatred. But it was also full of love and compassion, as people called their loved ones and first responders rushed to the aid of victims around the country. In 2009, the U.S. Congress designated September 11 […]

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Why You Should Stop Being Afraid of the Self-Help Aisle

It’s September, which for most of us means the start of fall. September also happens to be National Self-Improvement Month. When we heard this, we started to wonder – have you ever walked into the self-help aisle of your local bookstore? Most of us are far too afraid to admit that the answer is yes. […]

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Real-Life Superhero of the Week: Wayne Dyer

On August 30, you may have noticed an uptick in Facebook posts about Wayne Dyer. That’s because he passed away of a heart attack on that day. Not sure why you should care? Wayne Dyer was an incredibly successful author and motivational speaker who spent his life helping people unlock their true potential. And you can […]

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9 Real-Life Superheroes Who Promote Literacy

Did you know that 757 million adults and 115 million youth around the world can’t read? In the United States alone, 36 million adults can’t read well enough to understand a bus schedule. These shocking statistics are just part of the reason why today is International Literacy Day. Sponsored by UNESCO, the day’s theme this […]

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7 Uplifting News Stories from Last Week

We all know it’s important to keep up with the news, but let’s face it – doing so can be awfully depressing! In our new series, check back every Monday to start off your week with some uplifting news for a change. 1. Cop helps out homeless mom and child. With all the bad press police […]

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6 Ways to Celebrate Holidays without Partying

With Labor Day weekend upon us, you’ve probably already decided your weekend plans – whether that’s barbecuing, having a pool party, or spending the day at the beach. But what if you want to spend this holiday, and others like it, doing something besides partying? Never fear, Superheroes! We’ve collected the following alternative ways to spend any […]

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Real-Life Superhero of the Week: Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks was born in London in 1933 to parents who were both doctors. His mother Muriel was actually one of the first female surgeons in England. Growing up during World War II, Sacks and his brother were sent to a boarding school in the country for their own safety. After the war ended, Sacks gained […]

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16 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Hit the Gym

We all know that part of becoming a superhero is getting that superhero physique. Unfortunately, staying motivated to hit the gym is often easier said than done. That’s why we’ve collected the following tips to help. 1. Know why you’re going. You’ll never get to the gym unless you have a good reason for going. […]

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Real-Life Superhero of the Week: Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry is someone whose name you probably know without really knowing why. A native of Britain, Fry got his start as a comedian and actor, but he has also used his notoriety to become an activist. And that is why he’s our Real-Life Superhero of the Week. Fry was born in Hampstead, London in 1957 […]

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Why Stress is Good for You

Common sense and plenty of studies have proven that stress can have a negative effect on your health. But depending on how you frame it, stress can actually be a good thing. A study by Dr. Kelly McGonigal found that people who believed stress was harmful actually had a 43% increased risk of dying. Meanwhile, people who […]

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7 Uplifting News Stories from Last Week

From forest fires to drama in the stock market, last week had some pretty depressing news – but also some uplifting stories too! In case you’re too scared to open up the paper today, here are 7 of last week’s most uplifting news stories to start your week off right. 1. Twin giant panda cubs born […]

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10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Feel More Inspired

Some days are great – we wake up motivated and ready to take on the world, and come up with solutions quickly to all the problems we face. But even superheroes have bad days. Maybe you’re feeling a little lazy. Maybe you’re having trouble coming up with a creative solution to a problem. Whatever has […]

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10 Inspiring Quotes from Superhero Actors

Everyone needs a little inspiration now and then. Who is more inspiring than the actors who get to bring our favorite superheroes to life? That’s why we compiled the following 10 quotes to help you put the pep back in your step. 1.“People find themselves in ruts all the time. You’re in a complacent lifestyle […]

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Real-Life Superhero of the Week: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

You probably know Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s name because she was featured in the Beyoncé song “Flawless.” But there is more to this novelist than can be contained in a 3-minute pop song. That’s why she’s our Real-Life Superhero of the Week. Born in 1977 in Nigeria, Adichie was the fifth of six children. Her father […]

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Real-Life Superhero of the Week: Mother Teresa

We already featured Mother Teresa in our roundup of the most inspiring pacifists. But we felt that all that she’s done more than merits her title as our Real-Life Superhero of the Week. Born in 1910 in Skopje in what is now Macedonia, Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was interested in religion from an early age. She […]

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