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Embrace Conflict

Lydia Loizides | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Lydia Loizides

Conflict is hard -- really hard. That is why most people try and avoid it, especially at work. But ignoring it is one of the worse things you can do and can, ultimately, do irrevocable damage to your career.

U.S. Soldiers in Somalia and the Pentagon's Unlearned Lessons

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

News that the Pentagon is sending its military back into Somalia, after 20 years, shows that America is still missing the point on the Horn of Africa when it comes to preventing violence. Has the Defense Department learned that little in its many misadventures on the African continent?

The Most Dangerous Four-Letter Word

Dick Simon | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Dick Simon

This word is used to isolate, to insult, to marginalize. It has a devastating impact on geopolitical and societal levels, as well as within personal relationships, yet we continue to use it every day. This four-letter word is T-H-E-M.

I Will Not Fix Everything in 2014

Jacki Donaldson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jacki Donaldson

What I need more than anything in 2014 is calm; I need to get off the scale, relax, find balance, eat for health, and parent my children from a place of grace. There is more, but I will not fix everything in 2014; I shall save the rest for another year.

10 Tips For Resolving Conflict

Joyce Marter | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Recognize that people come into our lives for a reason and even negative experiences are opportunities for growth. Be grateful for the learning experience, work towards acceptance, forgive and let go of the past. Consciously choose how you want to move forward.

Practice Empathy for Better Relationships at Work and Home

Joyce Marter | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

The ability to listen empathically -- relating to and understanding the perspective, position and feelings of others -- is a tremendously important capability in both personal and professional relationships.

5 Skills of Good Listeners

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Good listeners have more positive interactions and healthier relationships with others because their skills are a sign of respect and caring. Good lis...

7 Things You Need to Know Now About the Escalating Violence in South Sudan

Matthew Leriche | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Matthew Leriche

In the past week, what started as a political confrontation in South Sudan has descended into serious violence with the potential for mass atrocities. But continued fighting and civil war is not inevitable.

Attract Smarter Support Sooner

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.17.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Multiply the power of your positive words by sharing your praise with the people who most matter to that person.

The Real Reason I Remain So Cheerful All The Time

Roz Warren | Posted 02.13.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

'How do you manage to remain so cheerful?' people ask. 'Your job can be so stressful, and yet you're always smiling. What's your secret?' It isn't that I was born a perpetually happy camper, or that I've finally found the right meds. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) It's because I'm a writer.

12 Days of Christmas Conversation Starters

Kellie Edwards | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Infused with positive psychology, these diversion tactics are designed to help you and the person you are talking to get a lift in mood and set you up to enjoy a more lighthearted time together.

Teens and That Winter Jacket:The Dilemma

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

The title of this article may seem silly to those who are not yet the parent of a teenager. Parents of teenagers, however, most likely got a bit of a ...

When O.J. Blames His Lawyer

Joel Cohen | Posted 02.03.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

A lawyer is obliged to zealously stand behind and maintain the confidences of his client (or former client). But not when the client, with nothing left to lose, is willing to throw caution to the wind and take the lawyer down in his place.

The Beginning of Peace?

Peter T. Coleman, PhD | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Peter T. Coleman, PhD

In 2007 the Institute for Economics and Peace launched its Global Peace Index. It has been endorsed by many and has become the most widely cited peace index today. Which is why the conceptual and methodological limits of the GPI must be recognized and addressed.

'Behavior' as Comparative Advantage

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Lutfey Siddiqi

There is a remarkable consistency with which company CEOs, regulators, academics and consultants seem to have converged on a simple fact: How employees behave and interact with each other play a determining role in both the revenue-seeking and risk-mitigating objectives of corporations.

Resolving Myanmar's Sectarian Violence Issue

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

The latest international concern was visible when Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States who made a surprise visit to Myanmar, gave a speech at the Myanmar Peace Center in Yangon on November 14.

The Reason Every Kid Should Talk Back to Their Parents

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Our families are where we first learn how to say "No" in a safe, supportive environment. If we don't learn to do so there, we won't learn to do so anywhere. If our children can't say "No" to us, they won't say it to anyone.

Resolving Conflict: Six Simple Steps to Keeping the Peace

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

One of the most challenging roles of an effective leader is that of "peacekeeper." Resolving conflicts in the workplace takes negotiation skills, patience, and a healthy dose of emotional intelligence.

Two Ways to Embrace Conflict

Matt Tenney | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

Ideally, I'm sure that we'd all like to have workplaces that are completely free of conflict. We may have dreams of an organization full of people who get along all the time, always acting harmoniously. But reality quickly reminds us that this is not possible.

Malala's Power

Chernor Bah | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Chernor Bah

Thirteen years after world leaders committed to providing access to education to all primary-school-aged children by 2015, there are more than 57 million boys and girls out of school. Immediate action is needed, or there could be irreparable consequences.

Here's Why I Love the Che Guevara Jesus Poster

Paul N. Alexander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Paul N. Alexander

I love this picture. I've been showing it in my classes for more than a decade. But why in the world would I -- an activist committed to consistent nonviolence -- appreciate a portrayal of Jesus that is blended with Che Guevara?

'Instead of Sending Soldiers, Send Teachers'

Maysa Jalbout | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Maysa Jalbout

In war, dedicated teachers are on the front lines of the battle for hope and equality. Facing harrowing conditions, teachers are often unsupported in responding to the pleas of children and parents for access to meaningful education. The international community must also support these teachers and their students' right to learn.

Inner State Crumbles United States

Suna Senman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Suna Senman

America is striving to build a more peacefully prosperous society by digging into the foundation of our ground structure. Health care is a part of tha...

Marital Walkout - How to End the U.S. Government Shutdown

Stephanie Michele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Michele

I don't care to predict when the shutdown will end or how; however, I do have an idea I would like to see get implemented to help end it.

Staring at People in the City

Thom Nickels | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Thom Nickels

I didn't want to dodge the tangle of bodies that had a good part of the sidewalk blocked. So I continued past the crowd of people. Then out of the blue, I heard a male voice say, 'Do you have a staring problem?'