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Character

Chemistry Counts in Relationships--But How Much?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

When it comes to a potentially romantic relationship, chemistry is a loaded word. Does one of these beliefs pop into your mind when you hear it?

Judgment: What to Look for When Looking for a President

Terry Newell | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

Judgment is not the same thing as intelligence. All presidents are smart, but not all blend that with a deep understanding of history, people, places and politics.

Leaving an Impact Through Your Actions

Sonia Gul Baluch | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Sonia Gul Baluch

I found myself in two different situations: Once, I was in the car with my friend and she was dropping me off. As she zoomed the car towards the driv...

When Was the Last Time Something Took Your Breath Away?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

The sensation of awe is universal but hard to describe -- "jaw-dropping," "goose bump giving," and "spine tingling" are often used to capture that sense of wonder that awe inspires. Indeed, the experience of awe occurs in the body as much as it does in the mind.

What Whole Living Means and Why It Matters for 2016

Neal Samudre | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Neal Samudre

This is what I call whole living -- when our internal beliefs drive our external behavior. Everything is cohesive and whole. Everything makes sense.

Here's How You Can Tell If Someone Really Has Character

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.04.2015 | OWN

It's a complicated question with the possibility of even more complicated answers: What's a good marker for true character? Some might say it's about ...

2 Reasons to Pursue Virtue

Michael W. Austin | Posted 12.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael W. Austin

Can being a person of character really lead to happiness? Many people do not associate virtue and good character with joy and better relationships wi...

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.