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Should You Always Trust An Expert? Maybe, Maybe Not

Carol Morgan | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Carol Morgan

I have had one of my wisdom teeth come in within the last month. That might not sound weird, but I'm in my 40s. Typically you should get your wisdom t...

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.

Consultation: Your Expertise Is Valuable

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

I get emails all the time asking questions about how I started my own school, emails that I gladly answer, but usually end up going no further than an initial contact, for whatever reason. This weekend however, I had the pleasure of doing my first full on-site consultation, face to face, across state lines, which started out as an email.

What Economists Bring to the Business Table

Quora | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business

How can economists add significant value to a company? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ans...

How Expertise Dies: Of Character, Credentials, and Crap

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Perhaps no topic better illustrates the enormous gap between knowledge and ignorance, and its profound importance to the ambient understanding of all ...

How to Use Expert Feedback to Dodge Bullets

Harry Red | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Harry Red

Talk to customers. The rallying cry of every good entrepreneur. And sage advice, too. Because ultimately, your existence as an entrepreneur depends o...

10 Ways to Spend Time Alone for Healthy Living

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

In all these ways and many more that fit just you, you benefit from learning that time with yourself is a pleasure you may have never known before or need renewing. Enjoy it and do it often. Every busy schedule can find minutes just for yourself once you've learned the benefits.

Diet Guidance in America: Of, By, And for What People?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have every reason to expect, and right to demand, that dietary guidelines for health be born of the best available science, be produced by the best experts, and be relevant for all the people.

The Biggest Reason I Just Can't #FeelTheBern

Daniel Kushner | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Daniel Kushner

I think that the Sanders campaign might represent a positive shift for the discussion of certain topics within the Democratic Party. However, for all the positive things his campaign represents, it also represents something deeply problematic: a fetishization of not knowing.

Expert Dietary Guidance: Gasoline on a Fire?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The flaws in genuinely expert advice about diet are analogous to: this hose vs. that hose; this water pressure vs. that. Spraying gasoline instead of water is a problem at a different level altogether.

What's That Smell? That Which We Call 'Dietary Guidelines'...

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Since the release last week of the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and in my case at least, a resulting bout of projectile vomiting, the nut...

The New Competitive Advantage

Daryl Brewster | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Daryl Brewster

As 2015 comes to a close, it will be remembered for global triumphs and heartbreaking losses. The push and pull of a variety of worldwide forces prese...

How Becoming An Expert Can Make You Closed-Minded

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.31.2015 | Science

What are you an expert in? Whether it's politics, chemistry or playing an instrument, a new study finds there's one major downside to having in-depth ...

An Open Letter to the BMJ Regarding US Dietary Guidance

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This commentary is not authoritative. It is not a counterweight. It is, at best, a paperweight. I am sorry to say its prominent placement on your editor's desk redounds to your discredit.

How an Entrepreneur Quit Her Job And Built a $20M Company

Harry Red | Posted 08.14.2016 | Business
Harry Red

As cofounder and CEO of TayganPoint Consulting Group, a firm with $20 million in annual revenue, Joy Taylor is an excellent example. Case in point? She hit upon her first success at 29.

Bioethics as a Profession: Expertise and Accountability for the Gene Editing Debate

Silvia Camporesi | Posted 06.18.2016 | Science
Silvia Camporesi

With my students in the MA in Bioethics & Society at King's College London we spend one lecture at the beginning of the year discussing who and what the bioethicist is.

Impossible Knowledge: Are You an Expert?

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.22.2016 | Science
Wray Herbert

I grew up with a habitual overclaimer. He wildly exaggerated his expertise, at times claiming knowledge of things he couldn't possibly know -- people, events, ideas that simply do not exist. We're all familiar with these people who feel the need to overestimate what they know about the world. What underlies such assertions of impossible knowledge?

Five Success Strategies From an Accidental Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 05.31.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Many of us don't set out to become entrepreneurs running companies and managing scores of people.

3 Signs of You Becoming a Thought Leader

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

The phrase thought leader instantly sparks up names like Timothy Ferriss, Guy Kawasaki, and all the successful bloggers throughout the World. I'm not ...

6 Fundamentals of Being an Authority in Your Field

John Murphy | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
John Murphy

Being seen as an authority in your field is pretty much your ticket to building a successful business - it is most certainly a requirement to having long term relationships with your clients.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.

Fewer Words About Sex, Food and Documentaries

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If we can't trust any prior experts, why on earth should we trust this batch? The message that experts can't be trusted does exactly what it is intended to do: It cultivates distrust.

The Completely Avoidable Way We Mess Things Up

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Promise that we will -- literally and figuratively -- take our foot off the gas pedal when we feel ourselves getting sloppy. Which will help us avoid hurting ourselves, our reputations, and our beloved modes of transportation.

The Problem With Your Problem Solver

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Today's blog has been written while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The culprit behind the chaos? An impending, temporary move overseas.