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Student Activists on the Brink at Brown

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.30.2016 | College
Peter Mandel

It has finally happened. You are adrift. A raft of badly lashed-together memories and a few fairly buoyant facts: That watercraft is you. But thanks to an article in The Brown Daily Herald, the Ivy League university's student paper, you are listing badly. You are at sea.

Business Health Is a Marathon

Angela Schonberg | Posted 03.10.2017 | Business
Angela Schonberg

As an athlete I've trained for marathons, triathlons and adventure runs for twelve years and counting. By participating in these events I have drawn parallels from running that contribute to achieving successful business goals.

Do You Need a Lifeline to Help You Through Your Deadlines?

Melanie Young | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Imagine your life with fewer deadlines? How would you spend that precious time?

The Globalization of Time: The Anatomy of the Time-Warp in International Business

O'Brien Browne | Posted 01.07.2017 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Time is as richly complex as culture itself. For task-oriented people, such as the Swiss, time might be seen as linear -- rigid, plannable, organized into blocks, systematic.

Deadlines and the Future of Writing

Lisa Schwarz | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Lisa Schwarz

Writers are always prone to be overly busy with projects -- it might be the existential fear that is programmed into their minds (that is, if they are not Stephen King), as they often times do not know where the next project will come from.

'Broken Promise,' A Conversation With Linwood Barclay

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Linwood Barclay's thrillers have been international bestsellers. Trust Your Eyes, an intriguing novel with a unique premise, has been optioned for film. The Associated Press said, "Linwood Barclay has established himself alongside the masters of suburban fiction."

Friendship and Romance: A Conversation With Author Cathy Lamb

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

I had the privilege of talking with her about what makes her tick as an author, how she keeps the ideas coming and the power of friendship, romance and love.

What Deadlines Are Doing To Your Creativity

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Got a big deadline coming up on a creative project? You may be in trouble, according to one neuroscientist. In an interview with The Washington Post...

When Deadlines Create Major Stress

Melissa Heisler | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

Never shy of a little hard work, I am very happy to roll up my sleeves and make it happen. But when the work is tied to a fixed deadline it triggers my worry and anxiety. This leads to cloudiness and inefficiency. Adding in the final part of the equation, not being able to complete the work on my own, and we have the trifecta of stress.

Our Clock Problem

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living

The speed of life, it seems, is always increasing. Our to-do lists get longer, our deadlines loom closer, and constant access to digital devices means...

A Deadline Looms -- It's Time to Let Go of That Manuscript

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 11.02.2014 | Home
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Writers need editors. Editors keep you from looking like an idiot. They keep you from falling through the holes you've left in your manuscript, the ones everyone can see, plain as day, except you.

5 Epic Songs to Jam Out to When You Have a Deadline

Julia Schemmer | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment
Julia Schemmer

We're all guilty of the deadline epidemic: knowing you have a deadline, but deciding to momentarily peruse Buzzfeed, tweet about the newest episode of Pretty Little Liars, eat more than you should, and catch up on your chick flicks.

Purpose Can Be Something New

Ari Andersen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Ari Andersen

It wasn't until this week though, when I read a particular letter, that the reality of what going this deep with one another on a large scale could look like. And feel like.

Behind On A Deadline? Read This

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

Are deadlines chasing you like fiery hell-demons? Do they thump from under the floor like Poe's tell-tale heart? Do they watch you like the all-seeing eye of Sauron? If you have an impossible deadline, here's a quick read. (It should be -- you have a deadline, right?)

It's Time to Eliminate Exploding Job Offers

Adam Grant | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Every year, some of my students receive the worst good news that can come during a job search. "We'd like to hire you," the recruiter begins, "but we need a decision very quickly."

Booking Bad: An Excellent Alternative to Breaking Bad

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

Like Breaking Bad's Walter White, the obscure high school chemistry teacher and me an obscure author of unread books, I have a strong desire to not go quietly into the night.

7 Quirky Ways to Find Inspiration on a Deadline

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Taylor Shute

One of the great struggles of any creative profession is coming up with an ingenious and original idea in a timely manner. Lightning strikes of inspiration are often few and far between, which makes it hard to convince people to give you money for your ideas.

The Deadline as Catharsis

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Tanya Jo Miller

There's something so beautifully simple about a deadline. It's a thing you don't experience much in most of your life: a clean ending.

Straight Talk Hints About the College Application Process

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.21.2013 | College
Leslie K. Stein

It might seem a bit early, but if you are in junior high or early high school, this is the perfect time to start to get familiar with the college application process. You do not get do-overs.

How Deadlines Help You Get More Out of Life

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

In his book, When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead, legendary film producer Jerry Weintraub says death makes the rope taut. You need an endpoint, after all, to give your story structure -- and meaning. Maybe that's why they call it a deadline.

Living Alone

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 05.05.2013 | Women
Sheila Blanchette

I haven't lived alone since 1986, when I had an apartment in York Harbor, Maine, near the beach. I was there for six months until my husband, then boyfriend, whisked me away to his apartment above a garage in Rye, NH on the beach.

How to Read a Blog: An Update on Account of All the Lies

Ryan Holiday | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media
Ryan Holiday

They use the language of Woodward and Bernstein but apply it to a media world that would make even Hearst queasy. They us what George W. S. Trow called "abandoned shells." Why does this matter?

9 Beliefs Of Remarkably Successful People

Inc. | Jeff Haden | Posted 10.03.2012 | Money

The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think--and why it works. I'm fortunate enough to kno...

Early Warning Signals to Help You Know If You Are Losing Your Passion for Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business
Denice Kronau

How do you recognize when you are working too much and for the wrong reasons? Who today truly keeps their perspective of what's normal or acceptable when it comes to work? Surviving the economic crisis of 2009 has pushed the limits of what is normal working behavior.

Top Ten Most Stressful Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.25.2011 | Business

We don't need April to be labelled Stress Awareness Month to know how stressful the American workplace can be. And with fears of a double dip recessio...