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Priceless Lessons I Have Learnt From 2016

Rani St. Pucchi | Posted 01.13.2017 | Home
Rani St. Pucchi

"Be like a tree, and let the dead leaves drop." ~Rumi It's time to let go of the old year and allow the new one in. I love new beginnings. A new ...

Why Sweet Loren's is a Sweet Business Built to Stand for Some Important Lessons

Meg Seitz | Posted 12.19.2016 | Business
Meg Seitz

When Loren Brill started to study nutrition and take baking classes, she immediately sensed something was off. She noticed a disconnect between the ...

50 Life Lessons

Carl Phillips | Posted 12.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carl Phillips

"Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it." - Bruce Lee As this post celebrates my 50th piece for the Huffington Post (...

10 Life Lessons From Unexpected Sources

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 10.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Many of you have heard the quote, "People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime." I have always loved this quote, as it highlights...

What I Learned From Having My Wallet Stolen

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 09.01.2016 | Fifty
Hélène Tragos Stelian

A couple of months ago, I attended a Meetup for Life Coaches at a coffee shop in Chicago and somehow left my wallet at the counter when I paid for my drink. I did not notice my wallet was missing until five hours later, by which time I was back home.

Faster, Higher, Stronger Talent Acquisition

Paul Modley | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Paul Modley

Having personally spent nearly six years preparing for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the event, and its motto "Citius, Altius, Fortius" (Faster, Higher, Stronger), means something deeply to me. Indeed, it resonated strongly in my role as Head of Recruitment for the London Organizing Committee. It can impact your recruitment strategies, too.

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 02.22.2017 | 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 02.19.2017 | 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 02.16.2017 | 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 02.13.2017 | 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 02.09.2017 | 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 01.28.2017 | 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 01.04.2017 | 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 12.18.2016 | 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 12.01.2016 | 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 11.18.2016 | 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 11.11.2016 | 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 09.23.2016 | 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 09.09.2016 | 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

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.