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The act of giving to the community

Kathleen Johnson May 2, 2015

Transforming good deeds into good feelings is one of the top ways in achieving happiness and gratification for oneself. Volunteering for a good cause gives individuals a sense of purpose and allows them...

The road to happiness,one step at a time

The road to happiness,one step at a time
Kathleen Johnson April 25, 2015

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”-Dalai LamaHappiness is a state of being, not a destination. Yet living a happy life takes conscious effort and constant...

Teaching yourself how to forgive

300 dpi Fred Matamoros color illustration of stained-glass image of one hand offering a white rose to another hand. The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.) 2007.
Kathleen Johnson April 18, 2015

Learning to forgive is difficult to do. When controversy arises between individuals, there is often an expectation that an apology is owed, or an action needs to take place in order for resolution to be...

Mayor Garcetti to deliver State of the City Address at VPAC on Tuesday

Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles sits in his office on July 9, 2013. (Susannah Kay/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Kathleen Johnson April 13, 2015

Catch live updates of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's State of the City address here Mayor Garcetti will be delivering the State of The City Address 5 p.m. at the Valley Performing Arts Center on April...

Having a relationship with relationships

A temporary separation may sound appealing to couples grappling with relationship issues, but experts say in most cases, it is ineffective. (Peter Bernik/Fotolia/TNS)
Kathleen Johnson April 4, 2015

Romantic relationships play a big role in creating the life that they envision for themselves. As we begin to get older, we start to put more thought and effort towards finding that significant other....

Women’s Water Polo: Weekend round-up sees split games against Long Beach and Irvine

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Kathleen Johnson March 31, 2015

Freshman Madeleine Sanchez continued her streak of game-winners this season, scoring the winning goal for the CSUN women’s water polo team against Long Beach State on Saturday, leaving them with...

Positive thinking has more power than you think

A detail on the front desk of Unplug, a new drop-in meditation studio in Los Angeles. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Kathleen Johnson March 21, 2015

Be. Do. Have. Though they may seem simple, these three words have the ability to change a person's reality. So often in life we become caught up in living in the future. We are programmed with the idea...

Interracial couples: is the racial divide over?

TOLERANCE PHOTOGRAPH BY NATALIE CAUDILL/DALLAS MORNING NEWS
Kathleen Johnson March 18, 2015

It was only 15 years ago that Alabama was the final state to legalize interracial marriage. At one time a forbidden concept, interracial couples have greatly increased in our society today, yet has the...

Birdman swoops Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards

Alejandro G. Inarritu accepts the award for best director for "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)'', in the press room of the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (Ian West/PA Wire/TNS)
Kathleen Johnson February 23, 2015

"Birdman", a film that challenges its audience with reality and illusion, took home Best Picture of the year, along with three other awards, at this year’s Annual 87th Academy Awards on Sunday. The...

CSUN Professors Celebrate Black History Month With “After Hours” Performance

Jazz studies major Fabian Chavez serenaded the crowd at the USU's
Kathleen Johnson February 21, 2015

Excitement filled the the Grand Salon in the University Student Union on Friday as members from the Department of Africana Studies and the Black Alumni Association came together to entertain the students...

Crafts to do with kids for Valentine’s Day

Crafts to do with kids for Valentine's Day
Kathleen Johnson February 12, 2015

As Valentine's Day approaches, we begin to buy gifts and planning a great night for that special someone. But what if that special someone is under 5-feet-tall and refers to you as mom or dad? Here are...

V-Day: For some, it’s not a love story

V-Day: For some, it's not a love story
Kathleen Johnson February 11, 2015

As Valentine's Day quickly approaches, couples begin planning their special nights filled with expensive dinners, romantic movies, dancing and giving each other those meaningful gifts to express their...

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