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5 Gentle Sentiments to Enrich Our Lives

Melissa Wilder Joyce | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Wilder Joyce

Here is a list of five gentle life sentiments that may help remind us to be committed to learning and growing while following our paths that are set out before us.

No Room for Life: One Student's Journey from Eviction to Graduate School

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 10.29.2016 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

There is no room for life when it comes to housing policies. We're above a certain line of income, so we don't qualify for help. We pay rent well over the rent we used to pay before being evicted, but in order to prove that we can have a home again we would have to pay almost triple the amount.

Ego, Agent of the Spirit

Anthony de Villiers | Posted 10.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anthony de Villiers

There was a time it was considered necessary to subdue the ego, that pesky sense of self that stubbornly got in the way of spiritual progress, blottin...

The Iran Deal: The More People Hear, the More They Like it

Steven Kull | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Steven Kull

Two surveys have just come out on the Iran nuclear deal that showed very different results. The one that simply asked for their initial reaction found plurality opposition, while the one that explained what the deal was about found solid majority support.

Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition

Andy Bellatti | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to recognize that cooking a pot of oatmeal is vastly different from making a Three Musketeers bar in a processing plant?

12 Fun Ways to Help Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Challenge yourself this summer by deciding to enrich your children so that they can return to school in the fall without having lost any academic ground. Here are a few tips that worked for me.

Lessons From Chade-Meng Tan, Google's Jolly Good Fellow

Emily Tess Katz | Posted 08.05.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Chande-Meng Tan's official job title at Google used to be "engineer"; these days, it's "jolly good fellow." Tan's official job description at Goog...

How Do We Know When To Enrich Our Children's Learning Experience?

Diana Grycan | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

It is my belief that when a child finds something about which they are passionate, learning of all kinds takes place. A passion or strong interest builds self-esteem in the child.

Investing in Children's After-School Hours

Elaine Weiss | Posted 10.29.2012 | Education
Elaine Weiss

For some reason, too many budget-writers seem to see afterschool and summer learning programs as add-ons, something that's nice to have when we can afford them, but not something we can pay for when times are tight. They're exactly wrong.

Washington and Tehran's Vicious Spin Cycle

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Jamal Abdi

If Iran and the U.S. are unable to build positive sum political space and the mutual spin becomes a vicious cycle, the negotiations could easily spin into failure.

Bragging Rights: Earning Summer Credit for Enrichment

Meg Campbell | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education
Meg Campbell

Our Expeditionary Learning school has a unique graduation requirement: 2 summer credits earned in programs or work we approve. Affluent parents tak...

Peaceful Revolution: Afterschool For All

Jodi Grant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi Grant

The economic downturn is creating even greater demand for afterschool programs, as families struggle to keep their jobs, take on more hours, or afford basic necessities for their children.

Reading Solana in Tehran

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Tehran is either putting on a nicer face to win time or it has recognized the dangers of an Israeli attack and is showing greater flexibility as a direct result of the Jewish state's muscle flexing.