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Five Things an 87-Year-Old Nun Taught Me About Living Life to the Fullest

John Schlimm | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
John Schlimm

There is a beautiful interplay between the old and the young. Lessons exchanged. Inspiration shared. Secrets and miracles handed from one to the other. This relationship is what sustains the cycle of life, and propels the world forward.

14-Year-Old Gets Lessons in Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 11.17.2015 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues This year a teen delegation from the United Kingdom won a trip to Silicon Valley, courtesy of...

Twins Are Very Different (Lessons From Jacob and Esau)

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

When we hear the term "twins," we often think of two things that are alike -- twin beds, twin turbo engines, etc. However, as the father of twins (who happen to turn ten-years-old today), I can attest to the fact that twins are most certainly quite different from one another.

18 Things to Know Before You Turn 18!

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 11.06.2015 | Teen
Gabrielle Flank

Within the next coming year I will be turning 18. Recently I have been contemplating what it means to be a adult and how an age makes me more qualified and more of an adult than I already am.

7 Lessons I Learned From My Childhood Pets

Erin Hinkle | Posted 10.08.2015 | Women
Erin Hinkle

For anyone who has ever loved and formed a bond with a pet, you understand the way they can make your heart swell with joy, or the comfort they give by sitting in your lap and letting you know they are your number one fan. Although they are no longer a part of my life, I have learned many things from two of my childhood pets.

Losing $180,000 in a Day & Other Millionaire Lessons

Timothy Sykes | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

It still stings a little bit, but my biggest all-time, one-day loss was a whopping $180,000. I thought I was in the right position shorting a stock, but after it kept getting higher and higher, I had to get out and take a loss on it.

On Photography By Susan Sontag: A Must-Read For Every Serious Photographer

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Susan Sontag's 1973 book, On Photography, is a true classic and should be read by all photographers. Not only is the book a great intellectual stimula...

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us bec...

Street Photography Rules Are Dumb

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.09.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Image Copyright (c) Jonathan Higbee, 2015 One of the unfortunate side effects of the street photography craze is the plethora of people trying to ma...

51 Secrets Of Adulthood I Learned In My 20s

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Deborah Stachelski

You are your own best friend. Or worst enemy. Choose the one you want to live in your head every day.

Come Dream With Me...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Scanlon

I've always been a vivid dreamer, both when I am asleep and when I am awake, and have always felt there to be a lot of meaning behind the dream state....

Why is Sheet Music Still Considered Necessary for Music Education?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Robbie Gennet

What a shame that high-caliber musicians could get turned away from music schools simply because they have no desire to read notation. Most schools don't currently have a notation-free track to put them on anyway.

10 Tips to Make Switching Schools Easier

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.10.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Changing schools sounds simple, but it almost never is. Parents should carefully consider whether or not switching schools is the most appropriate option. Sometimes it may be best for parents to sacrifice or delay their own new opportunities in order to ensure stability for teens or adolescents, but that's not always possible or realistic.

Being Present

Haley Pereyo | Posted 07.17.2015 | Teen
Haley Pereyo

I sweat the small stuff, big time. So to have a moment, where my mind and soul went "No, this is our moment. We can take some time for ourselves and it is okay," was mind blowing to me. Now that I've had this moment, I want to have more and I think that might be the most promising part of all of this.

Life Lessons From Being a TEDx Speaker

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

You may have had being a TED speaker on your "bucket list." It's been on mine for the past few years. So you can imagine my delight and excitement w...

10 Things No One Tells You About Running Your Own Company

Kosta Petrov | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Kosta Petrov

I quit my super fancy job in Dubai. I shipped over ton of my stuff and moved back home to start a business that would bring global business knowledge to the world's emerging markets.

The Political Lessons We Learn From Serbia

Gary Shapiro | Posted 06.25.2015 | World
Gary Shapiro

I met Vucic at the ITIC lunch and asked him how he has achieved so much in such a short period of time. He said Serbians knew that things had to change; namely, that doing things the same way would not help create jobs, cut the deficit or propel the economy.

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

Uloop | Posted 06.24.2015 | 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.

Bad Decisions Can Lead to Well-Learned Lessons

Chelsea Berler | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Chelsea Berler

I love this idea that we never really lose when we make mistakes, but gain experience, wisdom, and hopefully a little compassion for when we see other making the same errors.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Lessons Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai Learned From A Successful Exit

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

We caught up with Akshay on what he learned from his Tip'd Off journey, from the day he started it to the day it got acquired. While admittedly, it was a very hard decision for Akshay and his cofounders to sell Tip'd Off. They just couldn't let go of this opportunity of a successful exit, with their investors and employees in mind as well.

The 5 Most Valuable Life Lessons I Learned As A Hospice Social Worker

Grace Bluerock | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

For six years, I had the amazing gift of being able to experience with people their final days and weeks. As a hospice social worker, I got a front row seat into the lives of those precious souls. Everyone's story was different, but each held common threads and similar regrets.

Breaking Up With Myself

Laurel Lederman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurel Lederman

My mom said, "I'm moving out," in the same casual voice I use to order my 7am coffee. I must have blacked out because the only thing I remember from that night is slamming a door and suddenly I'm 15 again: frustrated, emotional and dramatic.

How to Build and Grow an Online Magazine Empire

Sean Kim | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Sean Kim

Starting an online magazine and brand seems to be the craze today, but fifteen years ago, this was quite the opposite case.

31 Lessons I Teach My Students That Aren't in the Curriculum

Matthew Dicks | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Matthew Dicks

Never, ever ask a woman if she is pregnant. Old people have lots and lots of good stuff to say. "I'm sorry. I made a mistake. I won't do that again," is always the best first response to any trouble you may be in.

5 Most Helpful Tips for Beginner Skiers and Riders

Liftopia | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel

Let me start right at the beginning. If you are a first timer (or "never ever"), you've made a decision about winter. You've decided against "hibernating" and "hating winter" (assuming you live in a cold, winter climate) and decided that you actually want to get out and "enjoy winter."