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5 Things Sunflowers Can Teach Us About How to Live Life

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

The preschool teacher instructed the children, "Big dreams start small, but with sunlight, water, good soil and love, they grow big." It seemed a simple lesson, but one worth revisiting. This week, I let sunflowers be my teacher. Here's what I learned.

Advice To A Young Man Who Wants To Go Places

Ryan Holiday | Posted 07.18.2014 | Business
Ryan Holiday

You're scared but overconfident, clueless but eager to learn, just glad to be given a shot and you don't want to screw it up. I tried to think of a few things I wish I'd been told when I was just starting, things that would have saved me some tough lessons.

Young Professionals: Six Keys to Building Your Career

Josh Bersin | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Josh Bersin

This week two new studies (one by The Economist and one by Quantum Workplace) highlight how rapidly young professionals' view of their careers have ...

You Make Money. Money Doesn't Make You.

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.21.2014 | Money
Fiona Finn

There's a proverb that says that the real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. And for me, no truer words have ever been spoken!

12 Jobs You Can Do Anywhere in the World

Amanda Walkins | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

The traditional 9-5 office job isn't your only option. Sure, it works for plenty of people. But if you are not in that group of plenty, fear not. Your options are endless! Here are just a few of the amazing alternatives to the traditional cubicle life that you can take with you anywhere in the world.

5 Reasons Why People Do Not Want to Help You (With Your Job Search)

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

Do you feel like you're banging your head against a wall trying to get people to respond to your requests for job search help or informational interviews?

What to Do When You Have No Idea What You Want to Do With Your Life

Michael Price | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News
Michael Price

The world has changed, ladies and gentlemen. Today, there is more opportunity than you can imagine, and there's no excuse to waste your time doing something you have no interest doing. If you're stuck and in a rut, look no further than towards your aptitude.

12 Things I Would Whisper To A Newborn Child

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

Learning how to fly means learning how to let go of suffering and of people and things that drag you down. Learning how to fly is why you are here. Figure out what it means to you to fly. And then fly!

We Make It Easy for Our Children to Not Grow Up

Suzanne McFarlin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Suzanne McFarlin

I believe it is parents' responsibility to launch their children after college, letting them both succeed and fail on their own.

Grip the Wheel and Take a Chance at Work

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Lisa M. Sodeika

When was the last time you applied for a new job, volunteered for a special assignment, or said "yes" to a new project, a stretch beyond your current work role?

Is Your Job a Drug Addiction?

Richie Etwaru | Posted 07.14.2014 | Small Business
Richie Etwaru

You know the danger and risks of an addiction, but the feeling is so good or good enough you convince yourself to engage in the danger and the ris...

What I Learned From a Year of Software Engineering

Jasmine Tsai | Posted 07.11.2014 | Technology
Jasmine Tsai

In an industry awed and driven by cerebral achievements, there exist the noisy games of some trying to assert intellectual prowess through various loud points of view. For personalities like mine that care a lot about "the best way to do something", it can be an intimidating and confusing

Loving Your Job: Are You a Starter, Builder, Fixer, or Runner?

David Peck | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
David Peck

Look back on the happiest times in your career or life, and the least happy times, and you will see your own pattern.

My Career Veered Off Course On purpose: Melissa's #LaunchLikeABoss Story

Emilie Aries | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

What would our country look like if more of us had the courage to veer "off course" and pursue careers that made our souls sing? You can count me among the optimists who believe, as Arianna Huffington said, "What is good for us as individuals is also good for business."

How to Say "No" While Laughing Along the Way

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Katherine Wintsch

I was stopped in my tracks one day when a client asked me "what I did for fun" outside the office. It was the ONLY question he had all day that I couldn't answer.

The Don Draper Problem: Root Out Your False Narratives

Michael Port | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Michael Port

We can remember times when even if we meant to say things straight, our words felt awkward or forced because we were hiding a particular fact or issue. Just as false notes can ruin an actor's performance, the same is true for business persona.

9 Things You Should Never Do At Work

| Jessica Stillman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list. Perhaps you've heard of a "not-to-do list." CE...

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Make Him Listen When You Need to Talk

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

If you share childcare and housework, bravo! Many women would envy you. But also give your partner a chance to do his share of the emotional work.

It's Time to Declare Your Personal Independence

Josh Middleman | Posted 07.04.2014 | Business
Josh Middleman

Another Independence Day is upon us. This year, however, I'm calling on all those who yearn to be free of the shackles that bind them to a job or career, which is safe and known yet limiting and unfulfilling, to create the career of their dreams.

What Job Candidates Can Learn From Interview Questions

Gina DeLapa | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Gina DeLapa

As a career counselor who I have had extensive conversations not only with job candidates on how to succeed in and interview, but also with the interviewers seeking to hire them.

What to Do When You Have No Idea What You Want to Do With Your Life

Michael Price | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Michael Price

Today, there is more opportunity than you can imagine and there's no excuse to waste your time doing something you have no interest doing. If you're stuck and in a rut, look no further than towards your aptitude.

Everything You Should Know About Applying to and Becoming an Engineering Major

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Engineering is the last thing you should think about if you are looking for a "party-school major." Starting freshman year, engineering students usually take 18 units of hard science every quarter/semester of their undergraduate career.

Learning From Mistakes: Three Lessons to Clear the Path to Success

Zach Overking | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Zach Overking

No one starts out successful. Success is an experiment that comes with plenty of trial and error; it is built as you learn from mistakes along your path to personal and professional development.

Oprah Dreams Do Come True

Emily Williams | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Emily Williams

In September, my father-in-law is making my dream of being in the same room with Oprah come true. But more importantly, he has taught me the power of sharing my purpose with the world.

Why Good Things Come to an End

Christine Hassler | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

You bring out the best in you. It's there. Stop looking for it in the eyes or arms of another or some external situation. And when you bring out the best in you -- then you will attract what is truly best for you.