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The Importance of Mentoring Young Women Early

Alex Lyman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Alex Lyman

As National Women's Month comes to an end, I am reminded of the importance of mentoring young women and helping them find their voice. Women are speaking up for themselves and their worth, and it is important that we empower young women to do the same.

Why Would You Call Them 'Miracle Schools'?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 03.13.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

A recent online kerfuffle raised the question -- yet again -- of whether it is possible for schools to help children of color and children from low-income homes learn to high standards. I'm always a bit surprised that it's still necessary to have this conversation, but I guess it is.

Our Schools Were Meant to Serve the Needs of Children, Not of the Nation

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 03.12.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

A child comes into this world experiencing the fear of abandonment. If we in schools can reassure the child we will always be there for him/her and then demonstrate our ability to help the child learn and grow, we will surely become an integral part of the child's life.

Lessons in Self-Care

Diriye Osman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

Even though my book was doing well and I was experiencing new heights in my career, I was confused about why I felt so stuck -- why new ideas for fiction no longer flowed as easily as they had done before. I felt like a hamster in a wheel, and this is why I started reconsidering my priorities.

Leave the 'Toy Story Cycle' Behind

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harrison

As human beings, all we want is to be seen for who we truly are. If we do not cultivate the love in our lives that allows us to be seen, it is easier to turn to external achievements to show the world who we are instead. This cycle fosters a dangerous belief that "when I achieve this, I will be worthy of happiness," and it manifests in even subtler ways.

The Rhythm of the Business Dance: 6 Essential Steps of Pattern Recognition

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Business and dancing seem like two pretty different animals, don't they? But, they really have more in common than you realize. It can not only help you transform your happiness in the workplace, but focus your mind to recognize patterns and then identify and pursue relevant opportunities.

A Movie for Every Sportsman [Or Anyone Looking to Be Inspired]

Natalie Kalin | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Natalie Kalin

I am a cross country runner. After reading that, half of you are cringing. The other half (the half that are runners too) are questioning how serious a runner I really am, because that is the competitive nature of us cross country runners.

3 Proven Moves to Accomplish Your Top 10 2015 Goals

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Last in the series: 8 Moves to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet* For 35 years I've set my top 10 annual goals, and the results have been extraordinary. ...

The Gatsby Effect: How to Think Yourself Into Success

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

The Great Gatsby should be seen as a testament of what someone can accomplish just by having the sheer will to attain it. Gatsby literally dreamed and affirmed himself into success. Everyone is capable of doing the same thing, but most are fearful or lack vision.

Two Strikes and You're Out (But Only If You're Black)

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.16.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

According to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights, black students are more than three times as likely as white students to be suspended or expelled from school. Surprisingly, there has been little scientific study of the psychological processes underlying this discipline gap.

The 'Somebody' Syndrome: Are We Milestone Biased?

Kat Cowley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Cowley

This isn't about hurtful comment vindication. Upsetting comments and their narrators will come and go -- what it is about a collective cultural tolerance.

The Psychology of the Shortlist

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.10.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

A plum job has opened up, one that you really want and feel well qualified to hold. You can almost taste victory now. So you do the interviews, and again all seems to go very well. Then the job goes to someone else. How do you feel? Does it help that you came close, or does that make it worse?

Why More Women Are Burning Out in Their 20s and 30s

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Messages about self-care and the importance of recovery aren't always sent as strongly as messages about achievement and success, and that has implications for how women eventually work, live, and parent.

The Role ALS Played In Stephen Hawking's Success

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has received worldwide acclaim for his discoveries in the field, but still finds himself thinking, "Some...

What I Learned About Influence From Peter Drucker

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Think of the years that you have spent "perfecting your craft." Think of all of the knowledge that you have accumulated. Think about how your knowledge can potentially benefit your organization. How much energy have you invested in acquiring all of this knowledge?

America Needs an Education That Prepares Children for Life

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 12.29.2014 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

The conclusion of the lead investigator after reviewing 75 years of data? "Happiness is love. Full stop." Our schools are not set up for this.

Autism and Literacy: Making the Unique an Everyday Occurrence

Dr. Marion Blank | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Dr. Marion Blank

We will know that we have succeeded when the headlines about non-verbal children achieving literacy stop because it is no longer news and all children on the spectrum have mastered this vital skill.

5 Things You Are Doing That Keep You From Feeling You Are Good Enough

Shelley Davidescu | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Shelley Davidescu

One of the foundational principles I use while helping my clients is identifying and owning their feelings of worthiness and being good enough about who they are and what they stand for. It is from this place of self-worth that your internal genius shows up so you can truly offer your gifts to the world.

Getting a Ph.D. in You!

Lindsay Agne | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Agne

Pay attention to you. Change things that are not working for you. Have the courage to question; you will find many others that are right there with you.

Grit: Your Secret Success Strategy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Grit is having both the passion and the perseverance to achieve a goal, and grit often predicts who achieves the highest levels of success in school and at work.

Time to Trust American Heritage and American Youth

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 12.07.2014 | College
Joseph W. Gauld

A great failure of our educational system today is its inability to reaffirm -- much less inspire --the sense of a larger purpose in American youth.

How Marketers Should Appeal to Women

Bob Deutsch | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Bob Deutsch

Marketers targeting a female audience need to understand the critical difference between men and women. Namely, women cycle and men consummate.

4 Cornerstones for Federal Achievement

Meiko S. Patton | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Meiko S. Patton

In order to succeed in business and in life, you have to be willing to change. Without change, there can be no growth. In order to get what you've never had, you have to become someone you've never been.

Why Your Boss Is a Lousy Coach

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

So, what can you do about this? How do you get the help you need from your boss? How do you turn him or her into your coach?

5 Ways to Overcome Overachievement Disorder

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

We all have a unique purpose to unfold in this lifetime and the sooner we stop trying to one up one another, the sooner we'll find the path to that which will truly bring us joy.