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Gregory Beyer is the Deputy Features Editor at The Huffington Post

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Want To Make A Difference? Don't Be A Hedge Fund Manager

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 5:22 PM

Long before the 2008 financial collapse, the American economic landscape had shifted, plunging the country into something of an identity crisis. Manufacturing was down, far less tangible industries were up. Income inequality and nostalgia for a time when America “made things” became fixtures of the national conversation.

As Roger Martin...

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How This Business Leader Learned The Difference Between Ambition And Burnout

(2) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 10:44 AM

You may not know A.J. Khubani, but if you’ve ever seen a late-night TV infomercial, you’re familiar with his line of work. In 1983, while still in college, Khubani founded Telebrands, which markets quirky products, from garden hoses to pet nail trimmers, designed to make life better and...

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It Took A Devastating Diagnosis To Help This Woman Start Living For Today

(8) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 10:33 AM

For as long as she can remember, Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue took an active interest in her health. In college she studied exercise physiology and worked as a personal trainer. Later, she taught gym classes and trained clients in their homes. She had a passion for nutrition, and especially loved helping other...

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A Painful Wakeup Call Taught Vanessa Cunningham 'You Don't Have To Kill Yourself To Prove Yourself'

(10) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 12:16 PM

In the conventional sense, Vanessa Cunningham was a great success. After graduating from Pace University, she took her knack for finance to a succession of jobs on Wall Street, eventually landing at Goldman Sachs.

As an associate at the investment bank, Cunningham logged days that could stretch to 14...

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"¿Por qué estoy...": las preguntas que se le hacen a Google en el mundo

(1) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 9:34 AM

Si estás en Nueva York y tecleas "Por qué estoy" (Why am?") en Google, las primeras sugerencias que te ofrecerá la función de autocompletar son "¿Por qué estoy tan cansado?" ("Why am I so tired?") y "¿Por qué estoy siempre cansado?" ("Why am I always tired?").

"El Zeitgeist (clima de...

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Googleで「どうして私は..」と入力すると、世界各国の悩みが伝わってくる

(5) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 2:30 AM

たとえば、あなたがニューヨークにいて、Googleの検索バーに「why am(どうして私は…)」という2語を入力したとする。

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Google Shows People Around The World Have Lots Of The Same Questions

(16) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 4:11 PM

If you are in New York and type the words "why am" into Google's search bar, the first two suggestions offered by Google's Autocomplete function are "Why am I so tired?" and "Why am I always tired?"

“The Zeitgeist perfectly captured by Google,” HuffPost President and Editor-in-Chief...

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Wisdom Isn't What You Think It Is, And It Doesn't Always Come With Age

(24) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 6:28 PM

Wisdom is high on the list of personal qualities we prize. Yet even though most of us recognize that being wise is entirely different from other markers of success -- such as being rich or famous or even a genius -- wisdom is a difficult quality to define. Do we...

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Sheri Salata And Erik Logan, Searching For Meaning At The Top Of Oprah Winfrey's World

(2) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 6:51 PM

In the bedroom of his home in South Bay, Calif., Erik Logan keeps an email he once received from his boss, Oprah Winfrey. "It's a very personal email and no one knows what's in it," he told The Huffington Post. "She sent it only to me, and I framed it,...

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Why Business Leaders Are Obsessed With Sun Tzu's Ancient Military Guide, "The Art of War"

(70) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 10:20 AM

“All warfare is based on deception.”

“The general who understands war is the Minister of the people’s fate and arbiter of the nation’s destiny.”

“Know the enemy, know yourself; your victory will never be endangered.”

These lines come from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, a guide to military...

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In A Burned-Out World, Global Leaders Make Room For Well-Being In Their Definition Of Success

(19) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 4:59 PM

Jon Kabat-Zinn, a father of the mindfulness and meditation movement in America, traveled to Beijing in November to help lead a cross-section of Chinese leaders and thinkers in a seven-day retreat. Chinese government workers, health care professionals, academics and scientists attended the well-being workshops, but it was the presence of...

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'Big Broadcast' Radio Host Rich Conaty Has Shared His Love Of Classic Jazz For 40 Years

(2) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 12:01 PM

When it came time for Rich Conaty to choose a college, it wasn’t the academics, or the athletics, or even the architecture that influenced him. It was the radio station.

It was the early 1970s, and Conaty headed to Fordham University in New York, lured by its radio station

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How High-Powered Editor Alan Rusbridger Taught Himself To Master Chopin By Practicing Just 20 Minutes A Day

(15) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 12:17 PM

In 1995, when he was in his early 40s, Alan Rusbridger became editor of the Guardian. Since then, he’s steered the paper through the WikiLeaks revelations and the News of the World phone-hacking scandal -- tumultuous experiences that shook the world and brought him a great deal of...

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How Hotels Are Engineering A Better Night's Sleep

(173) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 4:16 PM

When guests come into the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort And Spa after a day of skiing the western Colorado slopes, the number one priority for staff is to make sure everyone gets a restful night's sleep.

"We're in the business of sleep," Robert Purdy, the hotel's general manager, told...

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The Surprising Habit Of The Hardest-Working Man In Television

(74) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 3:09 PM

When do you sleep?

It’s a question Charlie Rose, a man used to asking the questions, has been getting a lot lately.

With "Charlie Rose: The Week,” the late-night interviewer recently expanded his television repertoire from three programs to four, sparking understandable curiosity about whether and when he...

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Arianna Talks Third Metric And Happiness In The UK On BBC's 'Newsnight' (VIDEO)

(5) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 12:24 PM

A week after convening the first-ever Third Metric conference in the UK, Arianna appeared on BBC’s “Newsnight” on Monday to discuss the need to redefine success beyond money and power to include well-being, wisdom, our capacity for wonder and our ability to give back.

The...

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Wellness Becomes Focus As Retirement Age Drifts Higher

(133) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 2:33 PM

One of the more vexing puzzles for American workers goes something like this: You're probably not going to be able to retire as soon as you'd hoped, and it's more important than ever to start thinking about retirement.

There have always been those who, out of necessity or by choice,...

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The Redemption Cycle: Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner, George Zimmerman?

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 9:16 AM

In May 2006, Eliot Spitzer gave the commencement speech at Colgate University in upstate New York, where I was a student.

"Never underestimate the power you hold," he told us. "Set an example. Work yourself bleary-eyed. Be relentless. Demand more from yourselves, from your government, from your...

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'Thou Common Whore of Mankind,' and Other Shakespeare Lines About our Messed-Up Relationship with Money

(3) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 10:05 AM

In addition to his timeless observations on love and death and empire and pretty much every other aspect of the human experience, Shakespeare devoted quite a bit of ink to money and how it affects us. It compels us do despicable things and make terrible decisions. It gets bad characters...

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The Gilded Age: Lesser Figures Of The Enlightenment

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 4:21 PM


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