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The Hidden Gift in Traffic School - and What It Taught Me About My Heart

Gabriella Taylor | Posted 11.25.2015 | Women
Gabriella Taylor

I got a speeding ticket on PCH in the summer for going 5 miles over the speed limit (first wave of judgment arises here, as every day I see crazy sports car drivers going 80mph and I was ONLY going 50mph!).

Five Things an 87-Year-Old Nun Taught Me About Living Life to the Fullest

John Schlimm | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
John Schlimm

There is a beautiful interplay between the old and the young. Lessons exchanged. Inspiration shared. Secrets and miracles handed from one to the other. This relationship is what sustains the cycle of life, and propels the world forward.

5 Vital Signs of Spiritual Life on a College Campus

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

"What is honored in a country will be cultivated," Plato said, and this is true for spirituality within the university setting. It cannot just be talked about on the margins, spirituality must be at the heart of the campus.

Curious Cats, Blind Men And Elephants: How To End America's Political Armageddon

Living Room Conversations | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

What if it's a lie that "curiosity killed the cat"? What if curiosity is just what we now need to save that lost cat named America?

Is Experience a Shackle?

Marguerite Orane | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Marguerite Orane

In organizations, when we seek someone to fill a post, we always say we want "experience". And typically this means they have done the same, or closely similar, job before.

7 Qualities to Cultivate for a Response-Able Mind

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara A. Bernard

When we set an intention to regularly cultivate our minds, we enhance our ability to respond thoughtfully and not react when confronted with challenge or change. This ability to respond is what I call being response-able.

What Are Economic Lessons From 'The Martian'?

Harlan Green | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

What can we learn from The Martian, a best-selling novel and movie starring Matt Damon as an Astronaut in the not too distant future thought dead and left behind on Mars during a violent dust storm?

Google and Grow A Plant That Never Lets You Fail In Five Steps

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

Growing a beautiful plant takes care, time and efforts. So does building a real relationship with a person. So do startups. So does anything in life.

A Steady Diet of Wonder and Awe

David Bennett | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
David Bennett

As the hot days on the beach are past and autumn air is becoming crisp, we may have lost our sense of awe. A new steady diet of wonder can help. Not...

Education in a Child's Best Interest

Susie Wolbe | Posted 10.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

Tony Wagner is an educator's educator and should be the hero of every parent whose child is going through the American education system. A former hi...

Curiosity Does Not Always Kill The Cat

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Sar Haribhakti

I was just too curious. I had to get to know him. I needed to know why he did what he did. So I sent him an email to learn more about him. I was not a writer at the time. I have always sucked at it. I still do. But, I was curious to learn how a biology major becomes an active entrepreneur with a media business.

6 Surprising Benefits Of Curiosity

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

"Why?" That's the question parents and teachers both dread and love to hear from kids. We dread it because, well, sometimes we don't know the answer -- or we're too lazy or harried to come up with a good one. But we usually do our best, understanding that curiosity is key to learning.

5 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity, Courage, and Creativity in the Workplace

Todd Kashdan | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Todd Kashdan

Something is killing curiosity in the American workplace -- and if nothing is done to reverse the trend, the real casualty will be innovation.

Curiosity: An Appetite of the Mind and a Gift to Cherish

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Curiosity is an appetite of the mind that pervades the animal kingdom, a quality to encourage and nurture because it enhances our human condition and benefits future generations.

Why Instagramming Will Make You Happier, According To Science

Greater Good Science Center | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a su...

5 Lessons Hogwarts Teaches Us on How to Create the Ideal Learning Environment

Pam Allyn | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Pam Allyn

Young Muggles around the world hold their breath before opening their mailboxes, waiting for the day a snow-flecked owl will deliver their acceptance ...

What Does A Foolish 21 Year Old Know? Graduate With A Major First

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

Don't know much about how traditional networking works. That sounds complex to me. For that, definitely seek out the right networking gurus. All I know and need to know is give, give, give and you shall get. A lot.

4 Steps to Connect With Your #Teen

Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner

What if we replaced the word "talk" with "get curious"? What would it be like to say to parents: "Hey parents, get curious with your teens." When we are curious we are open, we are interested, we learn, we listen and we understand. Isn't that what we are asking parents to do in order to support their teens?

Imagination: Unlimited and Unfolding...

Debbie Davis | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Davis

When we stretch our imagination to think about where we are today, and where we may go: Then, and only then, do we begin to realize our true potenti...

Curator Of TED Reveals The Key To Giving A Great Talk

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.30.2015 | OWN

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The Gift My Child Gave to Me

Jennifer Cabot | Posted 09.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Cabot

We possess a direct knowing that a happy heart is the tonic for life. Growing becomes an external pursuit of happiness, marked by a daunting pull of never enough, do more, work more, be something different.

11 YouTube Channels Every Science Nerd Should Follow

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 09.17.2015 | Science

Yes, YouTube is full of cat videos and vine compilations. But it's also chock full of fun and educational science videos--if you know where to lo...

5 Keys to Living Life Like a Zen Master

Howard Falco | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Howard Falco

Who doesn't want to learn to handle life with the grace of a saint and the creative power of a Zen Master? Who doesn't want to deal with all the ups and downs each day with an inner calm and sense of peace that can be maintained no matter what one is facing?

Curiosity Saved The Cat

Jamie Flook | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Flook

Be curious. Ask not only how things are the way they are but why? If a child asks how an apple falls from the tree, we tell them it is gravitational forces pulling it to the floor.

5 Habits of Leaders Who Create Change

Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner | Posted 09.05.2015 | Business
Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner

For the first time ever, we have a younger generation that has access to as much or more information than the one before it. Older generations can no ...