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Good Karma at the Workplace: Positive Energy Produces Stellar Results

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.

Why Ignoring May Backfire: Positive Alternatives for Disruptive Behavior

Jessica Minahan | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
Jessica Minahan

Some students will stop at nothing to get attention in class. Banging on the desk, making burping sounds, making inappropriate comments - we have all experienced these tedious behaviors that stop the learning and wear down even the most dedicated and experienced teacher.

To Your Cat, You May Be Just Another Cat

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

My guess is that humans will forever try to get inside the heads of their feline companions to learn what lies behind those gorgeous, mysterious eyes. What is she thinking about? What's she about to do? Is she staring at me, or through me? Does she love me, or loathe me?

3 Ways to Refocus Your Parenting in 2016

Scott Gornto | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
Scott Gornto

talk to my clients about parenting all the time. Still, I'm just as much in need of a daily reminder that we must always be learning and implementing healthy parenting skills -- every day of our lives.

5 Questions About Social Marketing for Dr. Diogo Verissimo

Tim Ward | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
Tim Ward

Social marketing campaigns aim to influence the behavior of a target group in a way that benefits both the individual and society.

How I Thrived As An Introvert In An Office Full Of Extroverts

Ann Davis | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Ann Davis

I became tired of wishing my work was easier. Tired of pretending to be someone I wasn't. Tired of going home grumpy and heading straight to bed because I was so exhausted. To love my work as an introvert, I knew I had to make some changes. Changes that would allow me to thrive as an introvert in an extroverted work environment.

Remaining True to Love

Catherine Nagle | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Mother Teresa once said, "Love has to hurt. I must be willing to give whatever it takes not to harm other people and, in fact, to do good to them....

Tackling Change: Are the Forces With You?

Lara Fielding | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Lara Fielding

Learn to identify the forces influencing your performance by practicing with the dashboard form. Whether you are tackling the playing field and other players, or an ominous change in your life, you can hone your awareness skills so that the forces may be with you!

The Strange (But Effective) Way I Stick to Hard Goals

Nir Eyal | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Nir Eyal

There's a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer. Over the past ...

What Aerial Acrobatics Taught Me About Fear

Amanda Richardson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Richardson

If I had never taken that first step toward my fear or had bowed down to it, so much of what is now my life would never have come to be. It would have cost me experiences, relationships, and the emotions that only exist on the other side of a challenge.

WTF Is Organizational Culture?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

Organizational cultures are not universally good or universally bad for every person. Just because two organizations have the exact same activities (i.e. casual Fridays and philanthropic events) doesn't mean that those activities are received the same way at each company by the employees.

Single, Double, Tripple Are just EXCUSES

Aliya Abbas | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Aliya Abbas

So I received the same compliment from strangers over the last couple of years which I am extremely proud of as a mother. In case you're wondering, this is the compliment: my children are the most polite and caring children that they have seen in years and in this time, it's rare to find such children.

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence

Meiko S. Patton | Posted 01.13.2016 | Science
Meiko S. Patton

By using current research out of academic institutions and research organizations around the world, she's able to share the latest people science in an actionable, applicable and un-boring ways.

Virtual Project Managers as an Innovation for Managing Operational Risks

Ella Thuiner | Posted 12.29.2015 | Technology
Ella Thuiner

Future project managers will work on a virtual basis that enables them to better focus on what matters as well as to monitor and control operational risks mindfully. The picture below shall illustrate the business-related processes behind a financial instrument (for instance, as used by hedge funds).

What to Do -- And Not Do -- at a Nursing Home

Marie Marley | Posted 12.21.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Don't have unrealistic expectations. Understand that staff have many patients to care for and may not have time to do every tiny thing you'd like. Again, before complaining, make sure it's a problem -- not just a preference.

Sometimes Not Helping Really Helps!

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Think about that the next time you find yourself trying to rescue yourself or someone else from the consequences of their actions. Learning how to learn from our experiences may be one of the wisest things that we ever do. It sure beats the alternative!

Restart The Campaigns: 6 Lessons Our Candidates Can Learn from A Pediatrician

Sarah C. Bauer, MD | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Sarah C. Bauer, MD

As a developmental pediatrician for the past seven years, I see far too many parallels between the challenging behaviors of children in my practice and the complicated behaviors of the current roster of presidential candidates. These behaviors challenge our notion of civilized public discourse.

Meeting Manners

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Having sat in innumerable meetings of all types, from the simple one topic in and out types of gatherings to the hour's long complex multi faceted o...

How to Avoid Being Murdered by a Serial Killer

Garry Rodgers | Posted 12.03.2015 | Crime
Garry Rodgers

Have you ever met a serial killer? I can't say I have -- at least not that I know of. But I've worked with other police officers who've dealt with serial killers and I've investigated unsolved homicides that could be the work of a serial killer.

The Outraged Father Who Lost It

Fred Engh | Posted 12.01.2015 | Parents
Fred Engh

Many years ago, when I first founded the National Youth Sports Coaches Association, I was asked by the U.S. Army Youth Services headquarters in Europe to speak at their annual championships dinner.

20 Ways Not to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter - Then How to Fix Things

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Teenage girls are sensitive to the way people in authority talk to them, especially their mothers. They are easily wounded, feel criticized, and vulnerable when they sense or get outright disapproval. However, mothers are only trying to shape them up to be young women and don't understand their sensitive narcissism.

20 Behaviors Even the Most Successful People Need to Stop

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Thomas Gelmi

As a 10-year board member of the Peter Drucker Foundation, Marshall Goldsmith had many opportunities to listen to Peter Drucker, the world's authori...

The Heart of Parental Intelligence: A Divorced Mother and Son Build Their Relationship

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

One afternoon a nine-year-old spent a great afternoon playing outside on a warm Saturday in November. He came inside after several hours grimy, hungry, and exhausted and his devoted mother fed him and gave him a bubble bath that he loved. I know this mother well and she shared what soon ensued.

WATCH: How to Make Sure Your Boys Become Gentlemen

HooplaHa | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
HooplaHa

It is every mother of boy's dream to raise polite, kind young men. What is the trick? While there is no sure fire way, there are some tips that can help.