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Malcolm Gladwell

Stories From a Father of 2 Girls: Gender Stereotypes and Malcolm Gladwell's Tipping Point

Karthik Rajan | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Karthik Rajan

Which preconceived notion (graffiti) of our generation you want our children to be oblivious to? Interested in your thoughts in the comments section. If you like the read, share it with your network.

Dreams Becoming Reality

Jackson Richman | Posted 09.21.2015 | Good News
Jackson Richman

Since childhood, I have been interested in journalism and politics. When I was in my early teens, I frequently watched the early local news. Now as a young adult, attending school in Washington, D.C. I can take advantage of a plethora of journalistic opportunities.

Power vs. Legitimacy: How the NFL and NCAA Have Lost Their Trust

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 09.15.2015 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

The NFL and NCAA have power. Nobody is questioning that. But legitimacy is a question that still needs to be answered. 10, 20, 30 years ago, yes, these two institutions had legitimacy. Things most likely weren't perfect, but there wasn't a public outcry for reform.

How to Power Network Like a Relationship Coach

Laurie Davis | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Laurie Davis

As the founder of a digital dating consultancy, I know that relationship development really begins when you meet offline. To create meaningful connections, you need to put the phone down. Face-to-face is the new FaceTime. But even for me, saying hello at a networking event isn't always easy.

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Alan Cheuse's Gift

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 08.19.2015 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Some weeks ago I was headed down up the Hudson River on the train from Albany-Rensselaer to Penn Station. As I rode I was thinking about my former teacher, Alan Cheuse because at the time, Alan was still in a coma from head injuries sustained in a car accident in California.

Michael McLaughlin

Malcolm Gladwell Rebuts Claim He 'Shills' For Big Tobacco | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.08.2015 | Media

Malcolm Gladwell: best-selling author, New Yorker staff writer -- and tobacco industry toadie? An article headlined "Shillers for killers," publis...

Refugees: Existence. Resistance. Persistence.

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

World Refugee Day, held each year on June 20th, honors the resilience, courage and determination of more than 50 million refugees forced to flee their homeland under the threat of persecution and violence.

A Trick for Higher SAT Scores? Unfortunately, No.

Terry Burnham, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2015 | College
Terry Burnham, Ph.D.

The idea is simple, powerful and easy to grasp. An oyster makes a pearl by reacting to the irritation of a grain of sand. Body builders become huge by lifting more weight. Can we kick our brains into a higher gear by making the problem harder?

When Your Career Becomes a Job

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

A certain amount of accountability proves to help performance, while being micromanaged or needing approval for every move grossly reduces one's creativity and life force. Like being chained to the floor, a lack of autonomy will quickly frustrate you.

Author Steven Brill Slams Malcolm Gladwell's Review Of His Book

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.12.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In less than a week since its release, Steven Brill's America's Bitter Pill has made headlines across the web. The New York Times calls it "an energet...

Grit to Great

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

In the long run, "grit" is simply a combination of two primary traits -- positive self-worth and optimism/hopefulness

How to Pull in Friendships and Fresh Adventures

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.21.2015 | Good News
Kare Anderson

We have an understandable tendency in such times to seek out the familiar and comfortable as a buffer against the disruptive changes surrounding us.

Meritocracy in the Modern World

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

All businesses have hierarchies, of course - without order, there is chaos. But some hierarchies are more rigid than others. The danger for employees stuck in stricter environments is that they actually become accustomed to not speaking up.

Malcolm Gladwell: 'Football Is A Moral Abomination'

Bloomberg | Posted 11.13.2014 | Sports

In a wide-ranging interview with Emily Chang, best-selling author and New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell continued his long-standing crusade against f...

Preaching Without Words

Philip Yancey | Posted 12.30.2014 | Religion
Philip Yancey

"There are three kinds of Christians that outsiders to the faith respect: pilgrims, activists, and artists. The uncommitted will listen to them far sooner than to an evangelist or apologist."

Are You Shamelessly Self Promoting?

Edie Weinstein | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Edie Weinstein

I like the term "shameless self promotion," because it flies in the face of the standard teaching that self promotion, especially for people who do spiritual or healing work is a no-no. Humility and letting people come to you and then not expecting to get paid much if at all, is to considered a virtue among some circles.

The Litmus Test for Leadership

Derek Lampert | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Derek Lampert

The best advice in the world is useless if it's not "practically actionable." Meaning that if it's too difficult or lengthy to remember and implement, regardless of how incredible it is, it will quickly become "some good points" that we do very little with.

The One And Only Way To Get Healthy

Ali Cherry | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

As consumers, we need to trade the habit of clicking for short cuts for the habit of practicing behaviors that will truly serve our health. As a health and wellness industry, we need to trade our habit of telling people why they should do something or overwhelming them with a dozen ways to do it, and instead, invite them, inspire them, and propel them to try one way, to practice.

An Interview with Pubcon's Lane Ellis

Phil Simon | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

Las Vegas (my hometown) might well be the conference capital of the world. The types of events run the gamut, although I tend to stick to business and...

Here's The Problem With 'Practice Makes Perfect'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.” It’s a lovely idea, popularized by Malcolm Gladwe...

The State of the Progressive Movement: Maryland

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Dana Beyer

We can no longer ignore the economic reality, thanks to Professor Piketty, that without forceful government intervention on behalf of the people, inequality will increase.

Who's to Blame for Your So-Called Career? Surprise!

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Psychologist Ellen Winner says it's now widely believed that if parents put in enough work, "it may not be all that difficult to produce a child prodigy." Whoa. It's all about work, and wanting it enough. Them. Us. Boom.

So What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Such an Expert?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Dr. Jim Taylor

Once I switched hats from enthralled follower to the social scientist that I am, the bloom fell off the rose, as it were, as my feelings shifted from admiration to resentment at having fallen for his smoke-and-mirrors act.

How to Be a Conscious Parent -- It's Not What You Expect

Brian Leaf | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

Relax, I'm not going to tell you to savor every parenting moment. In fact, I'd say if you're savoring 25 to 30 percent of the moments, you're nearing Zen monk status. What I do have for you, though, are the following six sure-fire ways to boost your conscious parenting chops.

What the Amazon vs. Hachette Debate Ignores: Independent Authors

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 08.08.2014 | Books
Lorraine Devon Wilke

It's a fascinating debate, a fascinating time, one that mirrors much of what's already happened in the music industry, in journalism, art and photography; even online news aggregation. And, as in all revolutionary movements, the paradigm is shifting, to use a weary phrase.