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Can Atheism Replace Religion?

Michael W. Austin | Posted 11.16.2015 | Religion
Michael W. Austin

We must remember that religion is not merely about making my life better. Religion at its best is about making me better, and a better contributor to the common good.

Choose the Good No Matter What

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment
Peter A. Georgescu

Bridge of Spies is a first-rate movie, which goes without saying when Spielberg is directing, but it's especially true with this film. It's John Le Ca...

Leadership Lessons From a Badass Leader

Bill Treasurer | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Bill Treasurer

Havlik isn't some well-manicured leadership author. He's a rough-and-tumble guy who has actually led... often in do-or-die situations. He's got a bullet hole in his right forearm. Like I said, badass.

The New Peeple App, Really???

Meredith Masony | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Meredith Masony

Good news, we can now rate our fellow human beings. Yes, you heard me right. The new app call "peeple" give you the opportunity to rate people just like you would a restaurant or product. WHAT???

Networking Dos and Dont's: A Horror Story

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

The ethics of networking flow both ways. High-character people reach out for help in honorable ways, and those on the receiving end who consider themselves honorable people respond in a gracious and dignified manner.

Turn Off, Tune Out, and Drop In!

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

Timothy Leary popularized the saying, "Turn on, tune in, and drop out," during the 1960s. But as our electronic devices threaten to overwhelm our relationships, our senses, and our peace of mind, I suggest a new one for the foreseeable future

8 Ways to Write and Finish a Work of Fiction

Dorit Sasson | Posted 09.28.2015 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction whether it's a novel or short story is just as important as finishing it. This is part of the writer's journey!

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

Are You Critical Thinkers... or Just Critical?

Ted Harro | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Ted Harro

Fill the room with critical spirits and you can watch the creative oxygen leave the room. At the very least, no one is really listening. After a little while, no one is really talking either.

Hate, American Style

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Bruce Weinstein

There's a strange divide in the United States today. On the one hand, Pope Francis is visiting us for the first time. He urges us to welcome Syrian ...

How to Watch Tonight's Debate

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Bruce Weinstein

Whether or not you're planning to watch tonight's televised debate of the Republican U.S. Presidential candidates, one thing is for sure: much of the discussion afterwards will be about who "won" it.

Point and Shoot: The Antisocial Media

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.14.2015 | Media
Paul Spector, M.D.

Vester Lee Flanagan (aka Bryce Williams) an unsuccessful TV reporter, recently made his final broadcast. His wish to be seen, to have a documented life, was fulfilled. In his last performance he played actor, director, cinematographer, writer, biographer, apologist and assassin.

Queen Elizabeth II: Credit and Character

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 09.10.2015 | Good News
Janet Tavakoli

Character is the most important of all of the four C's of credit: character, capacity, collateral, and capital. Even if misfortune destroys the latter three, people of good character will find a way to pay you back.

The Curse of Heroes and Legends: Re-thinking Leadership

Laura-Marie Töpfer | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Laura-Marie Töpfer

With the downturn of the global economy, growing political divisions and violence on the rise, confidence in our leaders is dwindling. Indeed, 86% of respondents to the World Economic Forum's Survey on the Global Agenda believe that we face a leadership crisis in the world today.

Living With Integrity Is Living With Virtue

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 09.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Integrity, a facet of moral character, connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as, honesty, truthfulness, straightforwardness, and forth rightf...

Advice on College Application Essay Writing

Kevin Liu | Posted 08.23.2015 | College
Kevin Liu

Because one essay will be a testament to your passions, strengths and character, it can be an important component of the application. Thus, it is worth spending some time to compose something that accurately represents you, and stands out against the backdrop of other applicants

How Do You Know If Your Child Is Emotionally Strong?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do we measure emotional well-being? It's what we all want for our children. As parents what should we look for to help us know our children feel secure and have positive self-images? What can we do to help them grow emotionally strong?

When Kids Lie: 3 Steps to Strengthening Family

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

All kids dabble in stretching the truth or outright lying, and of course it's to their benefit to learn that lies have consequences. To be clear, all kids lie at one point or another. I know you may be thinking yours has never lied to you, but if so you're in La-la-land. Once you've come to grips with this truth keep reading.

Presidential Character Counts

Christopher Phillips | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

Would you consider voting for someone for President with whom you often disagree on specific stances, but whom you feel in your heart of hearts is practicing the virtues that you most prize? Is it time to resuscitate the tradition of old of voting for candidates on virtue-based criteria?

Would You Buy a Used Car From Hillary?

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Komisarjevsky

Whether in our personal relationships or our business ones, there isn't anything more important than trust and reputation. When trust is lost, it's a long haul over a hard road to earn it back.

America's Short Circuit: Parenting and Schooling

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 07.14.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

Enough has been said how the educational focus on academic achievement greatly favors the privileged class. I don't think enough has been explored on how much it discriminates against underprivileged students

The Shooting in Charleston and a View of Godly Character

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
Dr. Robert M. Myers

Since 1907 the motto of Toccoa Falls College has been this: Developing Godly Character With Intellect. Sometimes folks ask me how I know what Godly character looks like.

'Death by Hitchcock': A Conversation With Elissa Grodin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Elissa Grodin's father, Stan Durwood, was the founder of AMC Entertainment and invented the multiplex and megaplex movie theater concept. Elissa studied film at Dartmouth College, and painting at the New York School of Visual Arts.

Character Development: America's Sleeping Giant

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 06.11.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

I have taught over 10,000 students over 63 years, the oldest now in their 80s. My primary focus has always been: What preparation leads to a meaningful and fulfilling life--and what does not?

Goodness Isn't Relative

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.10.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

One of the core tenets of the postmodern theory that swept through academia since the middle of the last century was an assertion of moral relativism.