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Come Dream With Me...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 08.31.2015 | 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
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.

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
Liftopia

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."

A Purpose Pursuer's Top 10 Greatest Lessons

Melissa Escaro | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Escaro

We all fear that we are not enough, and if that is the case, we won't be loved. But through an understanding of our experiences, we can come to the realization that these fears simply aren't true and that we have so much power within to create a life we want and deserve.

Why I Took My Daughter to a Homeless Shelter On Her Birthday

Rudri Bhatt Patel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Rudri Bhatt Patel

During my daughter's birthday celebration last month, I took an unconventional approach and introduced another way to commemorate her special day.

To See What Your Kids Are Missing, Crack This Book

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.18.2015 | Education
Peter Mandel

The contemporary kid's dawn-to-dusk schedule runs over an unusual fact: The most crucial, the most fussed-about, the most prideful chunk of the long-ago kid's education is gone. Completely absent. One-hundred-percent missing in action.

6 Lessons I Learned Leading a Cross-Sector Collaboration

Bobbi Silten | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Bobbi Silten

I believe cross-sector collaboration is often the best way to tackle complex problems, as we can access more wisdom and power if we work across sectors. But these types of efforts can sometimes be frustrating and will fall short if not effectively led.

The One List I Found Myself Unable to Make

Beth Whitley | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Five weeks after Hannah's diagnosis (five years ago today, hence the reflective post), I had six weeks off work, less because of the emotional trauma we'd been through and more because of the magnitude of the lists that needed to be dealt with.

Without My Mom

Val Geisler | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Val Geisler

In death, my mother is whole, complete and more present than she was ever able to be in her body. She's present in me.

Bedtime Stories: Unexpected, Yet Enriching Lessons from My 6-Year-Old Daughter

Karthik Rajan | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Given that we interact with people every day, the building blocks for a career stem from how we "handle" situations -- situations like the ones in bedtime stories with hidden agendas and crafty conversations.

What I Learned From My First Semester in College

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

My first semester at the University of Pennsylvania has just ended. I'm flying back home, and I don't know what to think. It's been such a journey from the moment I stepped on campus all the way to today.

Are You Happy? Honestly?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Dean Graziosi

This is a great time to reflect, a great time of the year to reflect and polish that own inner diamond of yours and find something that allows happiness to shine out rather than waiting for those exterior things to shine light in.

5 Screwed Up Lessons I Learned From My Dad

Jenn Scalia | Posted 01.31.2015 | Style
Jenn Scalia

I learned a lot of amazing lessons from this man. And even though we butt heads, I love him with all my heart. But the truth is I don't love everything about him.