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What is Abstract Visual Language?

Janet Odgis | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

How do you communicate without saying a word? We think visually. The way to our hearts and minds is through our eyes. Seeing and feeling go hand in hand. What we see is so much more powerful than what we read. Because of this, Visual Language is a powerful form of communication that has the ability to influence behavior.

The Experience of Beer Drinking Takes Center Stage

Damian Bazadona | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Damian Bazadona

If you're like me, you're sick of the current political circus. That's why I was excited to hear about Smoke & Mirrors, a limited edition "truth serum" beer created by Scotland-based craft brewery Innis & Gunn and how cases of this beer were sent to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in an effort to promote honesty during the presidential campaign. I'll drink to that!

It's O.K. To Be Sad

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.20.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

It's o.k. to be sad, even very, very sad. Sadness, like anger, is a very fine emotion. But, like anger, not all of us are comfortable feeling it or being in the immediate vicinity of someone else who is experiencing it.

Is This An Impostor, Or Is It You God?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 09.13.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I've asked many people where they get their information from when they're facing serious decisions in their lives. They've respond with, "I just know these things!" I usually respond by saying, "Really, not me anymore, because I need daily reflections to guide me!"

The Best of the Best at VRLA Summer Expo

Jesse Damiani | Posted 09.13.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

We've been dreaming about virtual reality for a long time. So long, in fact, that some are skeptical that it's really here to stay.

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

How Self-Compassion Can Help You Through a Breakup

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.06.2016 | Divorce
Greater Good Science Center

By Wendy Paris During the past fifteen years, we've seen a great deal of research about happiness, strengths, and virtues. We've all heard how cultiv...

Small Story, Big Point

Ellie Newman | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

We like and want different things. We live in the world very differently, and how we experience the world is not the same. So, honor what you prefer, respect the preferences of others and speak up.

Four Reasons You Should Work In A National Park

Corinne Rogero | Posted 08.15.2016 | Travel
Corinne Rogero

Whether you're a high school graduate looking for a gap year before college, or a retired couple wanting to see the country, consider spending a season in a National Park or two.

Our Curative Breath

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.

Balancing The Commitment To Self And Other

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Our culture, too, supports us in the notion that if things get too complex, we should move on to someone or something else. It is only through going down more deeply into our relationships that we receive the life waters that truly nourish. The commitment to drill down more deeply can take us to the real fulfillment that we long for.

Seeds Of Peace In A Nutshell

Abdelrahman Abdalla Elamin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Abdelrahman Abdalla Elamin

Everything in camp had its role in changing my life from the lineup and tables to group challenges and dialogue. Now, I can never imagine eating a meal without the people on my dinner table or enjoying a sport without my dialogue group.

Giving Life Your Undivided Attention

Joey Going | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Joey Going

Lately, I've noticed something that is by no means a new occurrence, but is something that I think is becoming even more prevalent. More and more ofte...

Infuse Your Brand With Emotion And Meaning

Janet Odgis | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

In his business memoir "Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul," Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz describes the role of merchan...

What We Can Learn From Luck

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: Considering the subject of luck can help us appreciate the moment and increase our compassion toward people who are less fortunate.

Employee Engagement isn't Just Providing Tools and Tweets

Sarah Deane | Posted 07.27.2016 | Technology
Sarah Deane

Engaged employees yield many benefits to businesses today - increased productivity, talent retention, and the enablement of better customer experience...

Every Day Is A Good Day For Walking

Suzanne West | Posted 07.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzanne West

This is a poem I wrote for my beloved Amber, the day after she passed away 3 years ago. I still miss her every day, but I am eternally grateful for ...

Common Pitfalls and Considerations When Evaluating Experiences

Sarah Deane | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Sarah Deane

With the ever-increasing popularity of focus on the Customer Experience, we are seeing a rise in the number of companies who are incorporating some form of experience evaluation for their concepts and prototypes during their creative process, in an effort to rapidly iterate and support better decision-making.

How do External Variables and Customer Service Affect Brand Experience?

Sarah Deane | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Sarah Deane

The airline and travel industries have been vocal about a renewed focus on the Customer, as more and more come to realize that creating an experience ...

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Senior Year

Grace Masback | Posted 06.30.2016 | Teen
Grace Masback

The summer after junior year is absolute bliss. You've made it! You're finally at the top of your high school. You weathered what everyone told you would be the most difficult year. You survived being an underclassman. Life is good.

Can we really mate for life?

Tanessa Holt | Posted 06.21.2016 | Women
Tanessa Holt

Knowing that I desire a life different than the one I live creates a thinking space in my mind where I wonder if I am meant to be with this (or any) person for the rest of my life, or if possibly I am meant to be with many (or few) people at different times throughout my life.

Creative Format for a Creative Conference

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

This spring's Fast Company Creativity Counter-Conference, in Los Angeles, could not have been further removed from the usual boring conference format....

How To Cultivate Ethical Courage

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Brooke Deterline Sometimes we only realize our deepest values once we've contradicted them. For Tina, an up-and-coming African-American woman and a...

Seven Reasons to Study Abroad in Eastern Europe

Becky Hayes | Posted 06.01.2016 | Travel
Becky Hayes

When I was a junior at the University of Vermont, I told my study abroad adviser only two things; I'll go anywhere in the world, but it has to be cheap. As student loans began piling up, my parents were less than enthused about the prospect of spending even more money on a trip abroad.

What Adolescents Really Need From Parents

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

As a parent of adolescents, I've often worried about their health and happiness. They seem to be under a lot of social and academic pressure, suggesting they need more guidance from me to help them get through. But how can I support their independence and autonomy while making sure they don't fall through the cracks or become depressed or anxious?