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What the Buddha Might Say to 'the Donald'

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The Buddha clearly taught about the dangers of greed, hatred and ignorance, what he called the three poisons, that Trump seems to display quite frequently.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Stock Trading

Timothy Sykes | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

I've been thinking a lot lately about what it takes to achieve financial & investment success. As a teacher, I have students at every stage of the process - from those who are completely new to the trading process to students that have gone on to become millionaires thanks to the lessons I teach.

The Surprising Secret To True Happiness

Babette Hughes | Posted 07.20.2015 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

If it's not a mansion or yacht that will make us happy what will? Surprisingly, it is the struggle with the obstacles and even the tragedies of life. Overcoming them gives us authentic self worth because in the process we earn the tools of confidence and spirit and authenticity.

History Tells Us That 2016 Will See a Recession

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

As if a reminder were needed, a variety of asset classes are once again frothy and it feels a lot like 2008.

3 Thieves That Steal Your Peace of Mind

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Greed and power are like thieves in the night that steal our sensibility, kindness and humanity, leaving us doing everything we can, whether legal or illegal, to get more. It's amazing to witness the damage greed can wreck by bringing down a well-established international football league.

Why Did A Peruvian Artist Bury Gold In An Abandoned Mansion?

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts

Have you ever gone hunting for gold? Brooklyn-based artist Iván Sikic’s new installation, "LOOT" ("SAQUEO" in Spanish), revives that childhood drea...

How To Say No To Your Kids

Christine Carter | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Christine Carter

It is up to us parents to help our kids shift their perspective from the constant need for instant gratification to a deeper understanding of self-control.

Mute About Money

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Money competes quite well with sex for the position of the No. 1 no-talk topic in our society. Friends, relatives and significant others typically do...

An Alternative to Pleasure Seeking

Jesse Bogner | Posted 06.07.2015 | Religion
Jesse Bogner

We all seek to profit from one another. It is the very nature of the capitalist system we live in. On an interpersonal level, we seek the comfort of others, because in the best moments they make us feel good.

WAAC And PAAC Are At The Root Of Youth And High School Sports Problems

Ken Reed | Posted 02.21.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

Our overarching challenge as people who care about sports and the young people involved in them is to confront and overcome the win-at-all-costs (WAAC) and profit-at-all-costs (PAAC) mentalities that are resulting in a variety of insidious abuses in our little leagues and high schools.

Pharmaceutical Industry Profiting From a Solution to a Problem They Helped Create

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

More can and should be done to make naloxone widely available at an affordable price, and we must demand better from an industry that would seek to profit from both the poison and the antidote.

Payday Loans and the Rise of Vampire Capitalism

Ethan Rabidoux | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Ethan Rabidoux

Payday loan companies have managed to fly beneath the radar of public scrutiny for far too long. I suspect it's because their victims are the weakest among us who don't have a voice.

Short Memories, Broken Politics, and the Coming Recession

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

If the Great Recession wasn't enough to change the hearts and minds of the bankers, legislators, lobbyists and voters, I really don't know what would be. We bear collective responsibility for perpetuating a terribly broken system.

Why Major Retailers Are Opening Their Doors on Thanksgiving and Why I Don't Like That

Barbara Alvarez | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Barbara Alvarez

The point is, they will be open and requiring employees to clock in and work on a national holiday set aside for people to give thanks with family and friends. It's wrong. Period.

Can America Be Saved? (Part 3) We Are Losing for Want of Seeing What's Winning

Andy Schmookler | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The point needs to be stressed. The status quo is not leading us where we need to go. At the level that matters most, even our "victories" are not winning the battle. We are losing at the level where, fundamentally, this battle is being fought.

The Real Reason Monster's CEO Lost His Job

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Greed has been cloaked under the guise of fiduciary responsibility, and it has been aided and abetted by boards and shareholders. But the job of the leader is about more than just making money.

Want Income Equality? Then Stop Voting for Millionaires

Evan Doherty | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Evan Doherty

On November 4th, vote for an independent. Vote for someone who has some semblance of understanding of the everyday struggles you face. Vote for someone who doesn't fly back and forth from Washington to your home district on his or her own private jet.

WWFD - What Would Francis Do?

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Eight hundred years ago a little man in Italy was saving the Church from its corruption, clericalism, irrelevance, and insincerity by waking people up to a renewed focus on the Gospel.

#2: The Republican Party's Extraordinary Pattern of Destructiveness

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

In the conduct of today's Republican Party, we can see a pattern of destructiveness. It displays an insatiable lust for power and wealth, an impulse to prey upon the vulnerable, a preference for conflict over cooperation, a persistent dishonesty, and a willingness to sacrifice the greater good for selfish advantage.

Meet the New Wolves of Wall Street

Jesse Felder | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Jesse Felder

Wall Street is in the midst of some pretty massive changes right now. And I'm talking about Wall Street as it relates to Main Street. I'm talking about how individual investors are being courted (hunted) and cared for (killed) by the new wolves of Wall Street.

More vs Enough -- Time to Re-Set Our Cultural Values

Rob Kall | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Rob Kall

This article explores what I think has become just about a mental illness -- the desire for "more" and the corollary "bigger." This is a disorder that...

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Menopause

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 10.26.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

We all have them. The secret sins that keep us awake at night and tap us on the shoulder during the day while we try to go about our business.

Greed, Graciousness and Gratitude

James Van Praagh | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
James Van Praagh

I just got off a plane in New York after a teaching in Europe for three weeks. I was a little jet-lagged but very excited to meet my friend, Katrin, in the city for a special evening. We had plans to attend a performance of one of the theatre's most celebrated singers, Patti LuPone, performing her much celebrated "Lady with the Torch" cabaret show.

I Pledge Allegiance to Greed

Kelsey Minor | Posted 07.09.2014 | Money
Kelsey Minor

Imagine sitting on a plane either at the gate or on the runway for five hours. Well it happened to me over the holiday weekend. Not once did a fligh...

Life: Just a Game of Monopoly Taken Way Too Seriously

Danielle Posa | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We, humans, are the source for creating something new. We are the source for creating new systems, organizations, governments and a world that actually works for all people. And a world that can be so much more thrilling, unpredictable and abundant. We can make it all up... again.