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To Move Forward, We Must Give Back

Karen van Bergen | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Karen van Bergen

There are times--in life, in business, even in love and our closest personal relationships--when we feel stuck. When where we are feels outgrown and w...

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.

Processing Paris

Shannon Cutts | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Shannon Cutts

In the wake of the shock of Paris, I had allowed myself to adopt and believe what I now realize is a lie I've been telling myself - that this is the best we, the world, which includes me personally, can do, and there is no way it can or will ever get better.

Empowering Tech-Loving Minority Teens to Be Next-Gen Tech Leaders

Monica Gray | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Monica Gray

Teens live and breathe technology. There has never been a truer adage. Whether they're jamming on MP3 players, typing Snapchats, or playing video ga...

I Thought Students Had No Reason to Drop Out. I Was Wrong.

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 11.13.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

It was my first day as a tutor at McClellan High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. I walked into the front office to sign in when, to my left, I saw a young student holding a newborn baby. She couldn't have been older than 15.

How To Find A Mentor: Start By Stopping To Look For Them

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Sar Haribhakti

All of us know how important it is to have some advisors and mentors in our lives. After a lot of trial and errors, I have come to realize that the ...

Survival Kit for Entrepreneurs

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

When you decide to start a new business, at first everything is happiness, enthusiasm and energy to start your project. Nevertheless you need to take into consideration that only 15% of new businesses make it past the first two years.

Why I Mentor

Jeff Wald | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Jeff Wald

A startup founder recently asked me a simple, yet startling, question during our monthly meetings. We have been working together for nearly two years,...

Google and Grow A Plant That Never Lets You Fail In Five Steps

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

Growing a beautiful plant takes care, time and efforts. So does building a real relationship with a person. So do startups. So does anything in life.

This Is How You Train Your Brain to Get What You Really Want

Benjamin Hardy | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Benjamin Hardy

Approximately six months ago, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an eBook and was anxious to know how to tradi...

Does She Need a Role Model, a Mentor, or a Sponsor?

Julie Kantor | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Julie Kantor

It was about time to get the word 'women' into 'mentor'. So, I did. Just launched my new company twomentor (t-women-tor), LLC to get the words 'women'...

Curiosity Does Not Always Kill The Cat

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Sar Haribhakti

I was just too curious. I had to get to know him. I needed to know why he did what he did. So I sent him an email to learn more about him. I was not a writer at the time. I have always sucked at it. I still do. But, I was curious to learn how a biology major becomes an active entrepreneur with a media business.

Try Different

Aaron Weinbaum | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Aaron Weinbaum

I was never the most athletic kid, and I often remember the familiar screams of "try harder", or "you're not giving it your all." I remember thinking these people had no idea what they were talking about. I would be at wits end, out of breath, and ready for home.

Just Ask!

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

I must admit, this sunshine-and-serendipity advice sounds more fitting from my friend who is an aspiring astrologist, than from a presumably cold-hearted data-driven engineering professor at one of the U.S.'s most prestigious educational institutions.

Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs: Never Say Never

Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke

The courage and resourcefulness of these girls and women help me put things in perspective. They remind me why I set out on my own entrepreneurial (ad)venture. They humble yet embolden me: "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it."

My Latin Paradigm and Growing Up Latina in Education

Mariaelena Marcano | Posted 10.14.2015 | Education
Mariaelena Marcano

Fair-skinned, single language learner, Mexican/Puertorican Latina placed in a Latin paradigm where I felt I did not identify at times and yet in the same breathe was not accepted either. Feeling as if I was questioned of my authenticity? I had to ask myself "Who and what am I?" everyday of my life.

Everyone Has a Cool Research Project. How Do I Get One?

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 10.14.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

Project Lever asked our best students to decode the secrets of their success. What did they do back when they were freshmen? How did they get courage to approach faculty members? How did they choose their projects?

A Call for Mentorship and Meaningful Relationships

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 10.13.2015 | Education
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

This summer I transitioned from my nine-year presidency of Frostburg State University in Maryland to the same post at Wells College, a private institution on the shore of one of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York.

The Secret to Asking for a Mentor Is Not Asking, Period

Quora | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business

Like friendships, mentorships--the ones that actually exist, not the ones that exist in name only--rarely start from a formal request and certainly not from a near stranger. It doesn't work for mostly the same reasons. It's artificially trying to create a personal relationship. Doesn't work.

5 Lessons Hogwarts Teaches Us on How to Create the Ideal Learning Environment

Pam Allyn | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Pam Allyn

Young Muggles around the world hold their breath before opening their mailboxes, waiting for the day a snow-flecked owl will deliver their acceptance ...

Let Those Birds Fly

Nancy Solomon | Posted 10.07.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Solomon

We don't know when, or where, or by whom our bits of "wisdom" may transform another's life. So if you get a call from someone who's beyond grateful for the advice you once wisely uttered --and the impact it's had-- just say, "thanks."

Women in Business Q&A: Susan Foley Rocco, Founder, Producer and Host, Women to Watch

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

A life-long resident of the Philadelphia area, with a Communications degree from Villanova University, Rocco's career has included stints in public ...

Why Every Start-Up Needs A Pair of Pom Poms

Charlotte Moore | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Charlotte Moore

What was it that finally made you start your own business? Perhaps you couldn't stand another thankless day in your old job, or you were inspired by the success of other entrepreneurs, or just felt brave enough to finally take the leap. No matter the reason, once you've done it, there's no need to go it alone.

Women in Business Q&A: Rachel Bedgood, CEO, Complete Background Screening

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Rachel Bedgood is CEO of Complete Background Screening, Wales' largest and the UK's third largest pre-employment screening and disclosure and barrin...

Honoring Bryon Fitzpatrick -- As Good as It Gets

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.02.2015 | College
Soren Petersen

Copyright Pat Yang What are the ingredients of a life well lived? Love shared unconditionally, having the courage of one's convictions and contribu...