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Tomorrow Is Another Day

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.21.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Grateful for SNL's Humility

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment
Bruce Weinstein

Sincere humility and gratitude aren't qualities one normally associates with the entertainment industry. That's why I was bowled over during the closing segments of Saturday Night Live's recent 40th-anniversary broadcast.

10 Things More Important Than Being Liked

Gina DeLapa | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina DeLapa

Have you noticed lately how our culture all but worships likability? Often at the expense of higher values. If we're not careful, we can spend so much time making ourselves likable, we forget to ask if we like who we're becoming.

A Bold Plan to Revitalize Our Educational System

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 01.30.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

Keep this system as it is, but build another educational system on top of it, one that addresses the deeper and unfulfilled needs of children, particularly the unprivileged.

A Fitting End to a Dysfunctional NFL Season

Geoff Livingston | Posted 01.26.2015 | Sports
Geoff Livingston

Even though fans cry foul and sponsors chastise the league, people keep watching and corporate dollars still flow into the NFL coffers. So why should the NFL change? After all, even the unwilling have to watch the Super Bowl.

Smarts, With a Side of Grits

Katharine Rose | Posted 01.23.2015 | Education
Katharine Rose

According to a 2014 paper by the Australian psychology professor Arthur E. Poropat, research has shown that "conscientiousness" and "openness" (i.e. creativity and curiosity) are more important to student success than intelligence.

Giving Every American Kid a Real Opportunity and Rising Above Achievement Gaps, Cheating, Bullying and School Shootings

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 01.26.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

For a nation that is increasingly becoming a majority of minorities, this system will not unite it or allow it to become one nation experiencing the power of its founding principles.

The New Wild West

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

Tolerating uncivil behavior, unfortunately, is the price we have to pay for virtual communication. I don't like reading hateful responses to the things I online, but the alternative -- a policy that stifles speech -- is a lot worse.

The Growing Crisis in America: Part I

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

We are aware that the ever increasing rich-poor disparity of wealth is creating two Americas in increasingly conflict with our nation's founding principles. While our Founding Fathers sought succession from England, they envisioned a new nation governed by its people.

8 Things Parents Can Learn About Character Building From the Movie 'Unbroken'

Daniel Griffin, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Daniel Griffin, Ph.D.

No one in their right mind would suggest replicating the perils Louis Zamperini engaged in, but there is much to learn from what was done with what he did.

The Necessity of Failure

Terry Newell | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Terry Newell

From my earliest memories, I never wanted to fail. From getting the "right" answer in school, the highest batting average in Little League, the appro...

Here We Go Again. From Fear to Love?

Sister Jenna | Posted 01.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sister Jenna

The peace found deep within would be worth the attempt to move our comforts of fear to love, and loving each other the same, not only those who agree with our side of the story.

A Little Sports Wisdom for the Holidays

Ken Reed | Posted 01.26.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

I need to reflect annually about what sports can be when our egos are tamed and we're led by our souls. It's a great time to appreciate and be grateful for sport at its best. That's why I need Thanksgiving.

What Do You Stand For?

Hans Hickler | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Hans Hickler

Thomas Jefferson wrote this recommendation of Meriwether Lewis on his qualifications for what was to become the Lewis & Clark expedition: "Of courage...

Unexpected Cost of Ethical Behavior

S. L. Young | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

In pursuit of my college degrees, work at Fortune 500 companies, and memberships in professional organizations, I was directed and trained to ensure ethical compliance --- as it's a personal, organizational, and company responsibility.

The Secret to Remembering Critical Information

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.10.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

When I was a freshman in college, I remember taking a Jerry Lucas course on memory. It was designed to increase one's ability to remember--and I ended...

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.

Bottom of the Ninth for 'The Right Way'

Richard French | Posted 11.22.2014 | Sports
Richard French

I've never met Derek Jeter but having watched his entire career I'm willing to bet that if asked how he feels about being a role model to so many fans, he would say he was just doing his job the best way he knew how.

Increase Confidence by Embracing Your Strengths

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Your assignment is to identify your top five strengths. Next you will utilize two of your strengths in ways you have not done before daily for a two-week period. And, imagine the benefits they would enjoy if they utilized these strengths.

Brand Is Out, You Are In -- Who Are You?

Susan Kerr | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Susan Kerr

So I get it. We don't like the word brand. It sounds like we are selling ourselves. No one likes that. Nope. We don't like it.

Trust to Be Trusted

Mark Coleman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Mark Coleman

Friendliness and trust are linked, but also very different. In relationships that matter, trust masked as friendliness is fleeting and false, much like receiving an award you do not deserve or did not earn.

"Visions" a Talk With Kelley Armstrong

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Kelley Armstrong has published twenty-one fantasy novels, thirteen of which have been part of her Women of the Otherworld series. Her novels blend suspense and the supernatural.

Doing Well in School Matters... So Does Good Character

Christine French Cully | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Christine French Cully

People can't be truly happy if cruelty and insensitivity are part of their make-up. To raise successful children, we must cultivate kindness.

Face-Reading: An Advantage in Business

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Audrey van Petegem

Author Jean Haner, an anglo-saxon, married into a Chinese family and her mother-in-law taught her everything she knew about the ancient art of face-reading.

Parents of Young Athletes Need to Keep Everything in Perspective

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

You should be your kid's biggest supporter. But for parents of high school athletes, in particular, it's important to maintain perspective. Don't lose sleep worrying about catering to every need of your athletic child.