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Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

7 Steps Towards a Successful Presentation

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

We have all attended great presentations that left us wanting more. And then there were the ones that gave us the itch to get up or log out.

My Secret to Losing 20 Pounds

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Five months ago, my husband and I made a decision to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks. For both of us, having a child had taken its toll. We were beyond p...

Married to a Machine

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Rym Tina Ghazal

My father had an announcement to make. Looking sheepishly at my mother and I, he said: "For three times a week, I will be away most of the day with s...

Don't Do What This CEO Did...

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

The executive team is not just a group of people. It is a highly skilled, trained, and experienced collection of individuals that TOGETHER create a powerful force for the company. Make sure you utilize this power for the greater good.

Build Trust in Your Team in No Time!

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Even in organizations where the work is mostly done on an individual level, we see impressive results when people are allowed to be engaged and focused around common challenges or opportunities.

2 Life-Changing Lessons You Need to Know Now!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

It's easier to see our problems (let's call them behavioral challenges) in others than to see them in ourselves.

Managers Can Motivate Employees With One Word

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The word "together" is a powerful social cue to the brain. In and of itself, it seems to serve as a kind of relatedness reward, signaling that you belong, that you are connected, and that there are people you can trust working with you toward the same goal.

4 Ways To Get Your Poetry Noticed

| Posted 03.19.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief Staff: Generally, literary journal editors encourage authors to submit three to five poems at once for consideration. The que...

Norway's Version of The Lonely Island Released The Most Awesome Music Video About Animal Noises

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.05.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Known as Norway's version of The Lonely Island, Ylvis is a comedy duo and band that creates fun music videos for just about everything, including an...

Can A Pocket Dial Ruin A Lifelong Friendship?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 03.30.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I recently listened to my cell phone messages, and one of them was a "pocket dial" that recorded a conversation between two of my closest friends -- and they were talking about ME!

Of Touchdowns and Tribalism

Michael Taft | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

As far as your Stone Age brain is concerned, you are your football team.

Losing friends when you get divorced

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, Three and a half years ago I left my husband. We divorced amicably and have a collaborative and supportive co-parenting relatio...

Dealing with a friend who's a Drama Queen

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I am in an awkward situation with a friend whom I'll call Carla and don't know how to handle it. She's noticed that I've been pul...

When a friendly lunch leaves a sour taste

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, A few years ago, I started meeting a couple of old friends for lunch every month or two. Well, the longer we do it, the less I en...

I'm Not Falling For It

Taylor Nunley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Taylor Nunley

When addressing the issue of bullying, I feel all too often no one ever really takes the time to help strengthen students against bullying so as to put bullies out of business.

Can you pause a friendship?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have a group of girlfriends, basically six of us, who've known each other since high school. Anyway, I got very close with th...

How To Conquer Your Group Project

Hack College | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Hack College

Unfortunately, sometimes group projects turn into unwelcome burdens where one or two people are left with the load while the other members slide by without caring too much.

More Eco, Healthy And Voluntourism Travel Services

Carolyn Scott | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Carolyn Scott

The economy hasn't been to kind to many people recently, so travel has been put on the back burner. Lucky for you, I've compiled a list of ways you can hit the road regardless of budget, diet or carbon footprint.