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When Being Too Good Is Bad for Business

David Glickman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
David Glickman

I'm an occasional fisherman and, while I'm far from an angling expert, I do know a few things about technique when it comes to catching certain varieties of fish. One particular type I've gotten pretty good with are striped bass.

The Story My Mother Told Me That Broke My Heart

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 04.15.2016 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

It's hard to tell this story because it sort of breaks my heart. It was 1933, and my mother was five.

I Was Homeless for Two Weeks -- This Is What I Realized

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 04.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Twardowski

When we're so focused on pleasing others in hopes to avoid being criticized or rejected, that's when we ignore ourselves -- and the most important relationship that we have in this world is the one that we have with ourselves.

3 Lessons My 2 Year Old Has Taught Me About Life

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

My son has taught me so much about myself since I had him. He showed me how compassionate I could be for another human, and that my heart was actuall...

3 Must-Know Secrets to Life (Without Jumping 18,000 Feet From a Plane)

Katrina Razavi | Posted 02.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Katrina Razavi

Today I want to share the three life lessons I learned by skydiving from 18,000 feet and how you can apply them to your life.

10 Lessons in Movie Theater Etiquette

Lee Allport | Posted 02.19.2016 | Entertainment
Lee Allport

Recently while sitting in my local theater I began observing the actions of the patrons coming in as well as people who were already seated. My short but thorough investigation turned up more than one faux pas.

10 Lessons I Learned My First Year As an Entrepreneur

Heather Regan | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Regan

I am here to shine light on these societal expectations and bring you an honest, messy and perfectly imperfect recap from the top ten lessons I learned my first year as an entrepreneur.

Letter to Freshman Me

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 02.15.2016 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

Dear Taylor, First off, let's get this straight: I would much rather visit you in person, but, alas, I have yet to discover time travel. I have been ...

7 Lessons I Learned From Failing at Real Estate Investing

Jeff Rose | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Jeff Rose

A lot of people make money investing in real estate. But there's the real version and and the TV version. I fell for the TV version. Based on little m...

10 Reasons You Should Study Abroad

Michelle Green | Posted 01.28.2016 | College
Michelle Green

Through the mistakes, friendships, and observations I made while studying abroad, I learned countless lessons about both the world and myself.

10 Reasons Why 2015 Was NOT Your Year

Star Staubach | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Star Staubach

Let's face it, despite your best efforts, you're still feeling like 2015 didn't turn out the way you might have planned for it to go, or did it? I've...

33 Lessons As I Turn 33

Sarah Warman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Women
Sarah Warman

Be kind to everyone. You never know where or when they will show up in your life again.

6 Things I Learn From My Daughter Everyday

David Reyes | Posted 12.01.2015 | Parents
David Reyes

Sometimes I sit and marvel over the fact that my 3-year-old daughter can be so sweet, kind, and thoughtful. As I watch her grow I see things that I wish I had in myself.

What I Learned About Myself After My 7-Month Dating Hiatus

Christina Scribner | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Christina Scribner

I made a dramatic declaration to my friends and told them I was officially on a mancation. I defined it as a state in which a woman purposefully stops establishing emotional connections with men in an effort to make more time for herself and reboot her level of consciousness.

20 Things I'd Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Amy Chan | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Amy Chan

Now that I am in my thirties, I can look back with pride to see how much I've grown and developed in a decade. But, if I were to have a frank tête-à-tête with my 20 year old self, here's what I'd tell her:

The Unknown Struggles Of A Bilingual Student

Patricia Sanchez | Posted 09.23.2015 | Latino Voices
Patricia Sanchez

I had two worlds growing up and they seemed never to cross. It was difficult to balance both worlds and at times it felt like it would consume me. It would have been easier for me to fall into the usual life of a dead end job and stay with only a high school education, but I wanted more than that.

Moving Beyond The Classroom at University

Nyarai Chapingidza | Posted 09.09.2015 | College
Nyarai Chapingidza

While I am always happy to give advice based on my experience, it is never guaranteed what job you may land. However, working hard and thinking outside the box, to ensure you graduate with more than a qualification is a great plan to consider.

My Friend Who Survived The Unthinkable Taught Me To Ask This Question

Nina Friend | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
Nina Friend

Clemantine is inspiring, yet if there's one thing I've learned from her, it's that she wants her story to transform rather than touch. In Clemantine's words, "My hope in doing what I do every single day -- in a speech, on stage, in writing -- is to give people an opportunity to really investigate the way they're living their lives."

7 Lessons I Learned As a College Freshman That You Will Benefit From

Uloop | Posted 06.23.2016 | College
Uloop

As a soon-to-be 2nd year college student at UC Santa Cruz in my last week before finals, I have been reflecting on the small things I've learned over the past three quarters about navigating a huge university, managing time, prioritizing homework, classes, and friends, and utilizing the vast variety of resources available to students on college campuses.

Parenting in Grey

Sandra Carreon-John | Posted 06.02.2016 | Sports
Sandra Carreon-John

A very smart pro sports general manager once told me sports are about pushing as far as you can to try and create every edge for you and your team. Everyday we encourage our kids to do their best and to leverage whatever resources they have that will help them succeed and win. This isn't limited to sports.

Why Growing Up Means Failing, Learning, and Moving On

Unwritten | Posted 05.26.2016 | Women
Unwritten

Part of growing up is learning that maybe all your dreams won't come true, no matter how hard you work or how much you want them. And an even bigger part of growing up is learning to accept this, move past it -- and, ultimately, find something new to immerse yourself in.

7 Lessons You Need to Learn When Writing Your Book

Maria Ross | Posted 05.18.2016 | Books
Maria Ross

Ever wanted to write a book? Do you have an unfinished opus about your expertise sitting on your laptop? How about the next Harry Potter or crime thriller?

Best Career Advice, I Received in my Early Years: Beyond Content

Karthik Rajan | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Karthik Rajan

My early days after graduation were a struggle of a different kind -- not subject matter expertise but having deep meaningful conversations on technical subjects. My work centered on core analytics -- statistics and related technical subjects.

7 Lessons From the World's Greatest Explorer

Joe De Sena | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Joe De Sena

Recently, I had the pleasure to interview Sir Ranulph Fiennes - the world's greatest living explorer - for Spartan Up! The Podcast. Fiennes has an arsenal of backbreaking, boundary-pushing, life-risking, hard to believe stories; the type that transport you right to the very places he triumphed over.

10 Reasons Why Your New Online Business Will Fail and How to Avoid Having These Things Happen

Greer Wignall | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Greer Wignall

You talk about how much you want to start your own business with your family or friends, but you never really commit to getting started. You keep waiting for the 'right time' or continue to 'think about it' without ever getting started.