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Carpe Diem

A Lesson From Russia: Teach Your Kids to Quit

Karen Dukess | Posted 12.06.2012 | Fifty
Karen Dukess

We stayed in Moscow for six years, years that we wouldn't have had if we each hadn't been bold enough to give up something good for the promise of something we thought would be better.

YOLO: An Analysis

Grant Hansell | Posted 11.27.2012 | Teen
Grant Hansell

Ervin McKinness tweeted "YOLO" while driving drunk at 120 miles per hour at night, right before he died in a car crash. I've started to think about the expression "YOLO" and analyze what it means.

The Opportunity Factor

Susan R. Hatten | Posted 09.19.2012 | Women
Susan R. Hatten

How we listen to, mentally process and immediately evaluate any given situation can lead to making -- or breaking -- an opportunity

Buddha Doodle -- 'Carpe Diem'

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.20.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn


No Wow Ever Came About Because You Said 'No'

Charlie Maffei | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Charlie Maffei

If you are one of the many single people out there that feel like they are on the outside looking in, simply say "yes" to life!

The Time of Your Life

Sara Weinstock | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Sara Weinstock

Life -- it's what we do between the time we get here and when we go. We only get one, and despite what other folks might suppose, it's ours to determine what to do with it.

Who or What Are You Taking for Granted?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The next 24 hours contains 1,440 minutes, which totals 86,400 seconds. Remembering that you shall never have them again, how shall you spend each one of those precious moments?

Man Dies Seizing the Day

Mark C. Miller | Posted 01.09.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Most people consider this to be a positive, life-affirming message. Dwight Putnam certainly did -- until following its message killed him.

Carpe Diem: the Best of Leadership and Management

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Carpe Diem school is a good example of blending multiple modes of instruction. The mix of online learning and teacher-driven workshops is effective, but the culture is the secret sauce.

A Note To The Pope: Thanks, But I Do Have Meaning In Life

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
G. Elijah Dann

Whether we can have meaning and purpose in life really isn't a religious/secular debate. All reflective people can find important and meanings and purposes.

Enjoying the Moment

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Guillebeau

Appreciating life is generally more of an internal decision instead of a response to external circumstances.

Thanksgiving Dinner: Harvest the Moment!

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Will you be showing gratitude for financial, material, logistical help you have received this year or will you be emphasizing the importance of the contributions of support, friendship and companionship?

Dead At 32: What Jamie Dyer Dordek Can Teach You About Living

Eli Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eli Davidson

I didn't meet Jamie until after she died. Think life is certain? Guess again. Jaime was a blaze of florescent colors until she stepped off a curb ...

"Buy American" Makes LIttle Sense When It Comes To Cars

Carpe Diem | Mark J. Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

1. Here's a list of 8 "American-made" vehicles produced by American UAW workers, in American factories, but for foreign-based car companies. If you pu...