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Are you a Traveler or a Tourist?

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Nikki Fotheringham

If you dream of setting foot on distant shores, of strolling beneath foreign stars or if you can't wait to pack a bag and leave behind the familiar and the comfortable, then you, kindred soul, are a traveler.

Spiritual or Religious? False Dichotomy

Eric Simpson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Religion
Eric Simpson

The notion that one can be spiritual but not religious is like saying you have blood in your body, but don't care much for the skeleton. Similarly, claiming you need to go to Church to be spiritual is like saying you need to shop at Macy's to wear clothes. Both ideas are bunk.

Bridging Business and Design By Building Experienced-Based Knowledge

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Knowing how to bridge business and design is evidently completely different from actually being able to execute well. Most corporate project manager...

The Breakup We Never Talk About

Cecilie Aslaksen | Posted 09.20.2014 | Women
Cecilie Aslaksen

We cannot choose our parents ourselves, and lets face it, they really can't choose us either. Or at least not our personality. Some people should no...

What It's Like to Live in Israel Right Now

Rachel Baruch | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Rachel Baruch

I'm at the beach when the first siren goes off. My instinct is to ignore it -- I'm in Tel Aviv, which Hamas' rockets cannot reach, as I've spent the week reassuring my friends and family.

Intimacy Matters!

Hans Hickler | Posted 09.14.2014 | New York
Hans Hickler

I value expediency. The idea of finding everything I want in one store and getting in and out quickly ... love that. But there are times when I am not that shopper. When a purchase really matters to me, then I want more.

The Destruction of Memory

Gary Hart | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Gary Hart

It is an established, and pretty boring, routine by most candidates of both parties, but especially on the right, to run against "Washington." That is, even when one's own party is running "Washington."

I Left Everything to Travel the World for and With My Father

Jinna Yang | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Jinna Yang

One day I woke up and made the decision to take back control of my life. I bought a one-way ticket to Iceland, inspired by the hundreds of Pinterest images and travel blogs I read online. I left everything in New York City to travel the world for the first time with a life-size cutout of my dad.

Heartbreak: The Club You Never Wanted to Be In

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 08.16.2014 | Women
Jenna Amatulli

In becoming a member of the club, there's suddenly solace. It's like an enormous billboard indicating: "YOU ARE NOT ALONE." And, truly, isn't that what we all want to know? We are not the broken, irreparable beings that we sometimes think we are.

Brand As Human

Bob Deutsch | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Bob Deutsch

"Brand" had been with us since human time began. Millennia before marketing coined the term "branding," the how, when, and why of people "attaching" t...

Experiences We Don't Experience

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

In the movie Memento Leonard Shelby (played by Guy Pearce) has completely lost his ability to make new memories and and finds his way in the world by obsessively photographing everything and every moment in his experience.

I Rather Hear About the "Journey" Then About "Going Viral"

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Overnight success stories or viral sensations are fascinating and will remain a staple in our culture (at least for now). But the journey of how a person got to the point of success is just as fascinating for many.

Six Degrees of Education

Melanie Young | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Melanie Young

This month around the nation, dignitaries and celebrities are sharing words of wisdom with eager graduates at high school, college, and university commencements. I am still waiting for my invitation to speak. But, if I were asked, here is an abbreviated version of what I would say. I call it "Six Degrees of Education."

Breaking Free of Clutter

Ree Varcoe | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

You can keep living under piles of possessions, whether they're in plain sight or hidden away in closets and spare rooms, or you can choose to finally get free of them. Once you start the purge, you are likely to find yourself feeling lighter and less burdened.

You Know You're Getting Older When...

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

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The Sky Is Always Bluer on the Other Side (And It Doesn't Hurt to Be in Italy)

Kat Bern | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kat Bern

And if I was planning an exotic trip, the expectation of a great time in a foreign country would probably distract me from realizing that I could be spending every day in that state of happiness while at home. Life is a funny thing. You usually keep looking far away for things that you could have right next to you.

How Video Games Can Improve Dialogue on Mental Illness

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

While there are strong arguments for the games' unique potential as vehicles for a deep, experiential understanding, it is our experience that these kinds of mental health games tend to polarize.

Don't Solve Your Problems, Transcend Them

Dr. Amy Johnson | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Johnson

We don't need to solve our problems as much as we need to transcend them and see the truth about them. Solving problems in the world gives us a momentary high and then an empty place for the next problem to fill; transcendence gives us freedom.

GPS for the Brain

Meia Chita-Tegmark | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Meia Chita-Tegmark

The idea that all the richness of experience, of learning, loving and being could be reduced to patterns of neural firing was more than unintuitive to me, it was downright appalling.

Retail Chatter #6

June Haynes | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
June Haynes

Luxury retailers should take note of the old saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover." If you want to attract this future generation of leaders, adapt to their beliefs that, luxury is not a symbol of achievement, rather a promise to self that "You Can Achieve."

Retail Chatter #5

June Haynes | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
June Haynes

I've always told managers that a return can hold lots of value, so once you've assessed the situation, try everything in your power to make and keep the customer happy by honoring a return.

Full Disclosure: It's Not What You Think It Is

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Full disclosure is about being transparent and honest with each other out of the intention of promoting deeper trust, respect, and integrity in the relationship.

A New Kind of Family Vacation!

Crawford Hill | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Crawford Hill

What we are talking about is maximizing the diminishing opportunities we all have to be together as a multigenerational family in a unique and stimulating setting.

What You Need To Know About Choosing A Personal Trainer

Arin Gragossian | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Arin Gragossian

There are five aspects the average client needs to pay attention to when searching for a personal trainer.

Give Customers Holiday Experiences They Can Share

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

When you step inside the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco you are swept into a sumptuous holiday scene that includes a towering Christmas t...