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The Most Important Lesson From College? Learning How to Take Care of Yourself

Nora Turriago | Posted 03.25.2015 | College
Nora Turriago

Taking care of oneself is a learned act that requires purpose and patience. As a college student, I have had to develop tactics to successfully navigate being in a stressful environment. Ultimately, I've learned that taking care of yourself and listening to what your body needs is rule number one.

In Defense of Football

John Malik | Posted 03.24.2015 | Sports
John Malik

Yes, contact sports are dangerous. Competitive soccer, volleyball, swimming, gymnastics, baseball, etc. are not without risk. But stop and think about the risk of your kid not getting to participate in a team sport.

SORKIN: Airline Industry 'Increasingly Looking Like An Uncompetitive Oligopoly'

The New York Times | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business

Far from “hypercompetitive,” the airline industry is increasingly looking like an uncompetitive oligopoly....

What's Wrong with this Picture?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

The University of North Georgia says it was an "isolated case of poor judgment." Well, maybe they honestly think that it was -- or suddenly realized they should stop letting partially blind Uncle Bubba pick out the catalog pictures.

The Google Staff Report: March Madness Not Worth Watching

David Balto | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business
David Balto

The accidental release of the FTC's unredacted staff report on the Google investigation has caused quite a stir. However, what initially seems like The Sound and the Fury is actually just a tempest in a teapot.

15 Years of FTC Failure to Factor Privacy Into Merger Reviews

Nathan Newman | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

In many cases, companies that previously built their businesses on promises not to collect or share personal data then were absorbed by companies without such commitments, betraying the trust users had placed in the original companies.

She Is Not Your Competition

Francesca Hogi | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

If you're romantically interested in men, viewing other women as your competition not only feels really crappy, it will only hurt you in your relationships with men or in your journey to find love.

The Competitive Blueprint of a Woman

Alison Chrun | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Alison Chrun

Well, now I look in the mirror and ask the hard questions. I separate the important from the unimportant; the real from the fake; the benefit of the doubt from the judgments, the love from the darkness. And I make a choice.

Hey College Students, Being Smart Is Okay

Mark Martinez | Posted 03.07.2015 | College
Mark Martinez

Don't feel guilty for having your hard work pay off. Don't feel guilty for not wasting your time and money. Don't feel guilty for realizing your potential and most of all never feel guilty for achieving the goals you set for yourself.

Are We All Talking About the Same Thing?

Patricia Morizio | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Patricia Morizio

The Internet is not black and white, and it is most certainly not sacred. We seem to have merely added more complexity to its already nuanced nature.

Tomorrow's Women

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women
Trisha de Borchgrave

The way they dress, laugh and interact is not that far removed from my own teenage years -- they all have their own distinct personalities with an understandable dose of egocentricity, and some are better versed in social communication with adults than others.

5 Reasons to Become an Archery Fan

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 03.03.2015 | Sports
Brandi Megan Granett

So you think Katniss Everdeen is cool? Or maybe you followed Team USA at the London Olympic Games? Archery is awesome for lots of reasons, including its many health benefits and a major fun factor. But let's consider some other great reasons for becoming a fan.

6 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Themselves Before Telling Their Kids To 'Try harder'

Tanith Carey | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
Tanith Carey

If children come to feel like trophies, they start to feel they are valued not for who they are, but for what they do and how good they make you look, breeding unhappiness.

Rock Your Performance! Tips For Young Dancers

Karen Musey | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

Dance competition season is here! Right now across America, millions of young dancers are hastily sewing on last minute rhinestones, finalizing rehearsal details and buying enough hairspray to freeze an elephant stiffly into place.

The Fountain of Youth: A Childhood Lesson in Healthy Competition

Katy Blevins | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Katy Blevins

I'm a big fan of reality tv. There, I said it. Shame on me. I love nothing more than to be sucked into the relentless drama of the human race, captured in minute, ridiculously over-the-top egotistical fashion. Me, me, me. I, I, I. Everyone for themselves. Survival of the fittest. Kill or be killed. I love it.

The Top Five Empty Promises by Comcast

Chris Meyer | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
Chris Meyer

It's been one year since Comcast unveiled its bid to merge with its fellow cable-and-Internet behemoth Time Warner Cable. The deal is currently under review by the federal government.

Pricing Your Products So You Don't Leave Money on the Table

Ira Kalb | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Pricing is one of the building blocks of marketing that appears to be easy to understand, but is probably one of the most difficult. Many think it is easy because we all buy products that have prices, and many believe all you have to do is sell the product for more than it costs you to earn a profit.

Turing: The Myth of the Heroic Soloist

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

I fully appreciate that the narrative of the heroic soloists is easier to write and dramatize; it just isn't true. Great achievements invariably require the collaboration of other smart, engaged, vibrant minds. To suggest otherwise flies in the face of fact and justice.

Why Maddie Ziegler Matters to the Dance World

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 02.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Her technique is lovely, especially for a 12-year-old. She has stretched knees, pointed feet, and arms that float on clouds, her fingers perfectly placed. But still more important is her virtuosity, her connection with the public.

Is Federalism Practical Today?

Kevin Price | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

"Restoring the Constitution" is a phrase that is catching on with people as the influence of the tea party has grown. So is "federalism," as people lament a national government that seems to have become out of control and is spiraling our nation into a downfall.

"Be Different" for Increased Performance, Productivity, and Profitability

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

I'm asked regularly by companies to help them find ways to increase their individual and organizational performance, productivity, and profitability. In these situations, two old adages come to mind.

Passion Creates a Bonanza of Breakthrough Innovations

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

The combination of learning and testing though crowdsourcing and design science research builds strong team competencies such as, risk-attitude, adaptability, grit, and a useful social network.

FCC Petition for Investigation and Complaint Against Time Warner Cable and Comcast

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Public Interest has been tarnished, stained and harmed and it is time for a course correction of oversight, accurate data, investigations and enforcement of the laws. It is time to not only re-evaluate the public policies that govern communications services in America, but fix what's broken -- finally.

To What Extent Are We Teaching Our Kids to Share?

Joel Tauber | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Joel Tauber

There's tremendous variation in different classrooms about the values that are being taught, and there's a long history of ambivalence in our country about whether values should even be taught in our schools.

Compete Like You Practice or Practice Like You Compete?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.22.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the first questions that I ask athletes and coaches I work with is: Should you compete like you train or train like you compete? By far, the most frequent response is: You should compete like you train. This answer seems perfectly reasonable if you think about it.