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How An Unemployed Man Caught The Volunteer Bug

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Getting laid off turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to 34-year-old Greg Kaminski, a high school graduate from Columbia City, Indiana (...

Our Obligation to Help Other Women

Christine Bork | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

I once had the great privilege of hearing former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speak. Her speech was powerful, with one line in particular staying with me over the years: "There's a special place in hell reserved for women who don't help other women."

Grant Scams Abound -- But There Are Billions Available From The Federal Government for Technical Research and Development

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Yes, there are federal grants available to for-profit companies. But they are mostly limited to technical research and knowing which federal agencies need what you have to offer.

Dr. Dorothy Height's Funeral: Lifting Her to Heaven

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

After almost a century of Dorothy Height making this country and world a more just, equal, and hopeful place she is now in heaven, and the rest of us are now going to have to step it up down here.

The Best Answers to: How Do You Manage?

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Companies are always looking for people who have the potential to advance within the organization. One of the keys to progressing is being an effectiv...

Dispatch From 100 Black Men of America: A Crisis of Young Black Men in America

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

I was honored to speak at the international conference of 100 Black Men of America, where this year's focus was on the topic of mentorship. This got me thinking about the skyrocketing high school dropout rate amongst our kids.

What All Good Mentors Do

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Most people we know have benefited from having a great mentor, someone who has helped accelerate their career. Because of that, they're now in a posi...

A Helping Hand: Bring America's Entrepreneurial Talent to a Stage of Opportunity

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

America's got lots of entrepreneurial talent. A helping hand may give a budding entrepreneur the chance to appear on his or her stage of opportunity. Help the talent be discovered and flourish.

QUIZ: Do You Need a Mother ... Mentor, Spiritual Advisor or Life Coach?

Deborah Jiang-Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Jiang-Stein

I've been lucky to have many who are splendid mentors. Other people use life coaches, or spiritual advisers. Me, I have these mother-mutt types to call on.

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 3: Where Can I Find A Mentor? | Rod Kurtz | Posted 11.29.2011 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz advises entrepreneurs on where to find a mentor, how to conduct group interviews, and more....

Women Need Mentors: How to Find One or Create One in Your Life

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Ever had a professional mentor before? If you are a woman, I bet the answer is no. Wouldn't it be easier if someone could help guide you along the way? Learn how.

'Relationship' Is a Very Big Word

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

There's something troubling about the use of the word "relationship" that excludes all relationships but romantic ones. All other adult relationships aren't just excluded in the wording; they're absent from the studies.

An Orchestra For The Man We Feared, Loved

New York Times | JOANNE LIPMAN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The other day, I found myself rummaging through a closet, searching for my old viola. This wasn't how I'd planned to spend the afternoon. I hadn't giv...

The Real Career Killers

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

We all hear talk about things that can kill your career. A missed opportunity? Bad presentation in an important meeting? Lost customer? While thes...

My Visit to the Post-Salahi White House

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tamar Abrams

Remember the good old days when the president would stand in a receiving line to meet all his guests? Those darned Salahis have taken away our God-given right to a handshake and a photo op.

Memoirs are the New Novel: Here's to Life with Sudden Death

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

It's a compelling story, but it's Downing's intelligence, his bone-dry wit, his carefully measured sorrow, carefully controlled rage, and beautifully wrought prose that make this memoir such a standout.

The Man Behind the Man Booker Winner

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

In all of publishing and probably much of the world, there's just nobody else like Jack Macrae, the American publisher of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, which just won the Booker.

Will Adopt Asian Girl, No Problem

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Benedict

We are the two happy misfits in the family, unconnected by blood or official documents, and connected in our certainty that family is more than either.

I Found A Mentor: Now What? 7 Steps To Building A Quality Mentoring Partnership

Shannon Cutts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shannon Cutts

The success of any relationship boils down to one thing - good relationship-building skills. Here, we will discuss seven key steps you can take to make the most of your opportunity to work with a mentor.

It's Christmas: Don't Get an MFA -- Write a Story, Win a Prize

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

Plenty of writers proceed without courses, without MFAs. They read voraciously, and learn about writing from reading, the way we learned to write before there were courses in it.

Mentors, Muses & Monsters

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

Given the chance to thank the people who changed their lives, several prominent writers made the decision to write their hearts out and let us in on stories they have carried around for years.

The New New New Thing: How Will We Inspire the Next Generation?

Steve Larosiliere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Steve Larosiliere

I've seen firsthand that we need alternative forms of teaching, inspiring and collaborating with youth. If we do not give them skills to compete on a global level, our society will diminish.

The "M" Word: Making the Most of Mentoring to Achieve (and Exceed) Your Goals

Shannon Cutts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shannon Cutts

A mentoring relationship is fundamentally driven by the mentee's desire to maximize their full potential in some area of life, whether it be personal, career, or some combination thereof.

Learning to Be a Man

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Heimpel

It is hard for boys to become men when they don't have any in their lives. For John, the Chris I know and Andrade the difference can be a male role model, a mentor.

Exit Laughing

Jonathan Tolins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Tolins

Larry Gelbart was a terrific and generous teacher. I didn't know him well, but he made a tremendous difference in my life. He knew how to do that because he understood writers. And he loved them.