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8 Keys to Successfully Move Your Way Up the Work Totem Pole

Quora | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Quora

Contrary to popular belief, working the hardest and the longest hours is not the path to management. Sure, in some companies maybe, but if that's the way to get to management in a company, I'd swiftly exit said company. In that type of environment, the "higher up" you get, the more doggish hours you're working.

6 Lessons You Should Have Learned In College

Quora | Posted 07.16.2015 | College
Quora

When people make lists about things they wish they knew in college, it's usually full of general things students hear over and over again.

The Secret to Finding the Passion in Your Life and Career

Quora | Posted 07.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Too many of us believe in a magical being called 'passion.' "If only I could find my passion," we cry. "Finding my passion would make me happy."

The Top 3 Skills Necessary For All Careers

Quora | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Quora

Let's face it... who is happy with their first choice of careers? Few people start with something and stick it out forever. Even successful athletes start other careers and you should too. The challenge is to use your first career to build up skills that are needed in all industries, all organizations and all situations.

10 Behaviors That Could Launch Your Career

Quora | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Quora

You're going to be successful at some things and you'll fail at others. One of the best things you can do through it all is to own it. People will respect you for that. Why? Because you're willing to show them that you'll own it through both the good and the bad.

Clips From 'Game Of Thrones,' 'Girls' And Other HBO Shows Provide Life Advice For College Grads

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.30.2015 | College

Life after college can be weird, and a little intimidating. You've graduated, so that's good, and maybe you even have a job. But navigating ...

5 Things You Learn After Quitting Your Job and Backpacking Around the World

Quora | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Quora

I quit my job at Dell, crammed some stuff into a backpack, and went to Southeast Asia (and a few other places) for about six weeks. Not exactly "traveling the world" as we only went to a few countries, but it was more of a backpacker/adventure travel experience than I had ever had previously.

5 Tips That Can Make Your Life More Simple

Quora | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Have a routine that you use to start your day that becomes automatic and thoughtless. It's really hard to write a 80,000-word novel, but it's very simple to write down 500 words every morning if it's so embedded into your routine that you don't even have to think about it (and at that rate your novel will be complete in just over five months).

This Is How Successful Leaders Spent Their Youth

Quora | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

I don't think I have ever before been compared with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, etc. I am no where near as successful or accomplished as most of the people on this list. But for what it is worth, I'll give you a trait that I think is common among most of these people (including myself).

How I Stopped Living Someone Else's Dream

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Reghenzani

I remembered my dream not too long ago. And ever since then I've made decisions that have lead me closer and closer to that dream. And in return The Universe keeps making it easier and easier for me to get there. It's so vivid now, it feels so close. It's so right.

10 Things I Want to Say to My Son Before He Graduates

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

While it would probably be enough to just say "good luck" and "I love you," that's not all there is to say. Not by a long shot.

What Is the Secret to Best Appreciating Classical Music?

Quora | Posted 06.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

There are a bunch of secrets to listening to classical music. For me the big turning point was recognizing the chronology of the music, so you can actually get in a composer's head.

4 Easy Steps to Become a Better Negotiator

Quora | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Quora

I've spent the majority of my career negotiating and training people to negotiate. Along the way I've made plenty of mistakes and learned that negotiation can often be improved by actually doing the opposite of what I'd originally think to do.

21 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Lisa Page Rosenberg

Acceptance is critical. You will not get taller. He will not suddenly be good with money. She will always be sort of messy.

10 Ways You Really Can Change the World

Sheridan Kesselman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheridan Kesselman

Things seem pretty dismal, and you feel helpless, a victim who can't help, can't bring about change, but you're wrong, you absolutely can and if you follow these 10 steps, I promise that you will.

47 Things I've Learned In My 40s

Andrea Reiser | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Andrea Reiser

People will make time for you if you're important to them. And they pretty much won't if you're not.

Disney Characters Have Some Surprisingly Wise Life Advice

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living

When life gets you down, you know what Queen Elsa will tell you to do: Let it go, let it gooo. But even before "Frozen" came along, Disney characte...

25 Empowering Life Lessons You Should Know By The Time You Turn 25

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women

Photo credit: Bluebirdsandteapots/Flickr Twenty-five is a milestone birthday. You have reached a point where you're an adult, a real adult, who p...

A Survival Checklist For Your 20s

Christina Berchini | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Christina Berchini

I have a confession to make: I spent my 20s as one of the most insecure, unsure, conflicted people you could ever hope to meet. Looking back, I realize that the vast majority of the way my 20s played out was my own doing.

It Took Me 26 Years To Learn How To Be A Friend To Other Women

Claire Davidson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Claire Davidson

Ladies' nights and last-minute dinner plans were easy to accommodate when neither of us had a significant other, but the second a man entered my life I'd become flaky and unreliable, always canceling plans if it meant getting to see my boyfriend.

Important And Not-So-Important Things I Want To Tell My Kids, From A To Z

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Two of the greatest things about getting older are caring less about what other people think about you and thinking more of the people you care about.

Following Your Own (Sometimes Unconventional) Path

Anna Nti-Asare | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna Nti-Asare

So if you see something in the world that many others don't, keep at it and reveal it to them. Get out of your own way, follow it now, and be the first to do/change something. For me, at least for right now, this meant moving and continuing my journey across the pond.

The Telling Life Lessons David Goldberg's LinkedIn Offers Each Of Us

Andre Bourque | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

The influence of others, competitive or not, can help you, he stressed. The attention alone breeds credibility for your ideas, and can drive you to be your best.

I Couldn't Love Myself, So I Loved My Self-Judgment

Natasha Che | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Natasha Che

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for feel-good tactics that brighten up the world. I only find it surprising that, despite all the books and essays and TV talk shows that tell people to love themselves, we still find it difficult to do.

43 Things I Would Say To My Angsty Teenage Self

Erin Hinkle | Posted 06.28.2015 | Women
Erin Hinkle

I was so consumed in myself and my needs that no one or nothing else was as important. I am disappointed that I hurt those that had given me nothing but love, compassion and fifth chances. I don't believe in regrets. But I do wonder what I would say to that girl if this version of me could go back to high school me.