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What Millennials Really Want Out of Work

Adam Grant | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

The jury is still out on whether narcissism has in fact grown from one generation to the next. Frankly, it's hard to make any valid, reliable statements about what millions of people who happened to born in the same two decades have in common.

To Take or to Give

Eldon Taylor | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Eldon Taylor

Most people in every generation try to make things easier for their children than they had it. In doing so, however, we may not actually be doing them any favors.

Mr. Rogers, Evil? Really?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Our children are special, and our love for them is unconditional. Over time, we help them learn that success (and happiness) is earned -- by sustaining good relationships and hard work. Fred Rogers would undoubtedly agree.

How the 'Me, Me, Me' Generation Has Freed Purpose

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Simone N. Sneed

In many of the recent articles on millennials, there is a critical narrative that has emerged and has lead to what I believe is the beginning of a cultural zeitgeist, and that narrative is about purpose.

Entitlement: The Harry Potter Syndrome

Marilyn Beker | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Marilyn Beker

We should stop taking our American privilege for granted. More of us need to travel to some of the places that time's forgotten. We need to take a good look at them and then at ourselves. And guess what? We might not have to go farther than our own hometowns to do that.

What if Frank Bruni Has a Point?

Stacey Gill | Posted 06.09.2013 | Parents
Stacey Gill

All parents, understandably, love and hope to be loved by their children. But that shouldn't be the goal to the exclusion of all others. And Bruni isn't far from the mark when he claims parents often half-expect children to be able to raise themselves without any set rules or boundaries.

Making the A Team: The Rights and Privileges of Childhood

Emma Jenner | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Somehow, over the last fifteen years, parents have increasingly embraced the idea that rules are for other people's children, and that bending them to make things easier in the short term is a good idea.

From Entitled to Thankful: Raising Children with an Attitude of Gratitude

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2013 | Parents
David Sack, M.D.

It isn't until later in life that most people discover one of the keys to happiness: gratitude. The concept of thankfulness can be difficult for adults to embrace, and even harder for children and teens who believe the world revolves around them. Here's how to begin.

Entitlement Reform (for Kids)

Dr. G | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

We need to offer kids and teens a way to measure their frustrations realistically if they're going to have any perspective.

Two-Party Distorted Economic Dialogue & The Need for Open Presidential Debates

Michele Swenson | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Michele Swenson

The central unspoken issue in 2012 remains the continued 30-year wealth shift upward, exacerbated by Washington's false deficit narrative and calls for austerity that actually expand wealth inequity.

Yes We Are! (Entitled to Greatness)

Lucy Emerson-Bell | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Lucy Emerson-Bell

On behalf of the Millennials, you should know we think you were right. We do feel entitled to some things and sometimes we do feel like victims.

Bare shelves

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Jamie Anne Richardson

Could you imagine how big of an impact it would make on our communities if we each gave up one latte, fast food meal or golf game a week?

Kids and Entitlement

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

Do your kids have chores, or do you think they are an out-of-date idea? Is paying for hard work a good incentive, or is it a blatant disregard for child labor laws?

Emotional Eating: Do You Feel Entitled to Eat?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

When we work with dieters using the Beck Diet Solution (a cognitive and behavioral approach to weight loss and maintenance), we've found that they oft...

Ask Not What You Can Do for Your Child -- Ask What Your Child Can Do For You!

Dr. G | Posted 03.27.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

Take that time we are blessed with in this generation to stop putting away their laundry and start thinking about their characters. Think what great parenting you could do if you delegated some of the tedious work to your kids.

Check the Work Ethic In Your Company, If You Dare

Marty Zwilling | Posted 03.04.2012 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

Are you and your company part of the problem, or part of the solution? Remember that a poor work ethic by even one person in the organization is a virus, which can spread like wildfire and bring down the whole organization.

The Changing Face of Change

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
Marian Salzman

As we fade to gray in 2012, it's due in no small part to the tearing down of traditions and an end of entitlement gone extreme.

Why Time Seems To Slow Down

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Time is a precious resource. The greater your sense of entitlement, the more that you want to avoid wasting resources. So the more entitled you feel, the more pain you have when your time is wasted.

Technology Entitlement: Paying for Media

April Salchert | Posted 11.29.2011 | Media
April Salchert

Why should we expect newspapers to live off of advertising revenue alone? Not every local newspaper can compete with FOX, CNN and BBC on the advertising market.

Suggestions for Obama's Medicare Counterproposal

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's going to be very easy for whatever Obama comes up with to look a lot better than just handing seniors a voucher and saying: "Good luck with that medical insurance marketplace."

It's a Really Bad Time to Be Middle Class in America

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Obama is being forced to rip open the social fabric of this country to reduce the Bush generated debts.

Does America's Obsession With Entitlement Fuel Racism?

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gil Laroya

America, considered by the world as the "land of the free and home of the brave". But does this saying come with some sort of social guarantee? If you...

Digital IQ may plug the Ingenuity Gap

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

For most of this decade, I've been obsessed with Thomas Homer-Dixon's Ingenuity Gap; the problems we face grow in complexity while our civic problem s...

Cruising for a Bruising

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

The Carnival cruise story's framing says about the U.S. perspective of the world. Even if only in a very muted way, the ship's passengers got a taste of Third World conditions.

Reality Check!

Wendy Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wendy Abrams

Let's put the Carnival Cruise ship into perspective -- it was not tragedy. Tragedy is the cholera outbreak in Haiti, where hundreds of thousands of people are left homeless from the earthquake.