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4 Mistakes That Smart People Make When Asking For Advice

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Michael D. Simmons

I interviewed 4 millionaire entrepreneurs to ask for their advice on mistakes to avoid.

WiSci 2015: Women in Tech

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

Did you know that although 74 percent of girls in middle school express an interest in STEM-related fields, only 0.3 percent end up pursuing a college degree in computer science?

The Disease of Me: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

Awareness helps, learning helps, finding a way to serve others helps... a lot. It's more difficult to only focus on you when you are focused on other people and how you can help them, raise them up, make their lives just a little less difficult, or a little more pleasurable.

Interview With the Founder, South Asian Performing Arts Festival NYC

Jim Luce | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Jim Luce

Arpita works with a passion that comes from deep within herself, based on her own experiences and the experiences of her fellow performing artists, which have included large doses of rejection. She has lived to defy stereotypes, and New York City is benefiting from her efforts.

Meet the WiSci Girls

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

As part of the AOL Charitable Foundation's mission to increase access and opportunity for girls around the world, we're thrilled to be a founding part...

Welcome to WiSci

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

As part of the AOL Charitable Foundation's mission to increase access and opportunity for girls around the world, we're thrilled to be a founding part...

In Rwanda, Life Flows Like Water

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

The girls I have met at the WiSci STEAM camp, a three-week long intensive science and leadership program in Rwanda, speak with the strength of their country on their lips.

Stopping the Should've, Could've, Would've

Thuy Sindell | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

How do you stop the "should" conversation and move it to one of commitment and change?

6 Tips for Getting the Most from a Liberal Arts College

Adam Weinberg | Posted 08.11.2015 | College
Adam Weinberg

Here are six pieces of advice I would offer for getting the most out of your next four years, while setting yourself up to thrive for the rest of your life.

Pay It Forward: A Guide to Being the Mentor and the Mentee

Linda Lightman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Linda Lightman

Starting my company Linda's Stuff 15 years ago was the thrill of a lifetime, but it was also exhausting and filled with daily struggles. Being the fi...

This Soccer Coach Taught Me to Never Settle for Economy Class -- Always Aim for World Class

John G. Taft | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
John G. Taft

Late in August before the start of my sophomore year in high school, my father drove me from our summer home in La Malbaie, Quebec, to the manicured campus of the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. I was attending the All-Star Soccer School, run by the then Yale University men's soccer coach, Hubert Vogelsinger.

Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Be Ready to Answer When Raising Money

Diane Smith | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology
Diane Smith

I often look at business plans and meet with lots of entrepreneurs looking for funding guidance. So, I was pleased when my friend and colleague Liz Marchi recently joined me for a webinar to share insight on the questions every entrepreneur should be prepared to answer when fundraising.

How a Young Entrepreneur Turned Her Strange Idea Into a Thriving Business

Harry Red | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Harry Red

It sounds crazy. Start your first business at 24, straight out of college, alone in a foreign country, where you can't even speak your native language. And do it in a huge city, with no connections. Intimidating, right? But it's precisely what successful entrepreneur Irina Alionte did.

You Owe It to the Sisterhood to Find a Mentee

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Christine Stoddard

Though I am still young, I've mentored a couple (even younger) women already, not because I'm a saint but because I'm a feminist. Mentoring other women allows women to get ahead and bring more equality to this unequal world.

Embracing the Youth of Today, Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow

Michael Mauldin | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Mauldin

Even if we can't always relate to their music, don't understand what they're doing on social media, or think they push the envelope a little too much, let's embrace the next generation and take time to listen to what they have say.

Getting Started in UX -- 5 NYC Pros Share Their Stories

Iva Turgut | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Iva Turgut

I have learned the most by collaborating and talking to other fellow UX professionals. So I invited some friends and great people I've met in the NYC UX community to share their story and a piece of advice that would help others get started and accelerate their careers.

From Overcoming to High-Achieving: A First-Generation STEM Star Tells How

Carol J. Carter | Posted 07.21.2015 | College
Carol J. Carter

Elise Tran has overcome many obstacles to make it to her sophomore year at Colorado School of Mines. Not only was she the first in her family to graduate from high school, she is now the first in her family to attend college, currently studying to become a mechanical engineer.

3 Points of Wisdom From a $5M Entrepreneur

Harry Red | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Harry Red

Entrepreneurs should create new, shiny things. The edgier, the better. Sorry--reality disagrees. Valuable work often lies hidden. You have to dig deeper.

How One Small Step Makes Big Changes for Women

Homa Usmany | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Homa Usmany

I was born in the Kandahar Province in Afghanistan. Most people outside of my country have probably never heard of this place. My neighbors are conservative Pashtun, many of whom believe that women are not as mentally or physically able as men and are born to serve their husbands and raise their children. For as long as I can remember, I was determined to break this way of thinking through one of the most effective means possible -- education.

Golf and the Music Biz with Steve Rennie

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Corey Ferrugia

Steve Rennie is a former record label executive, talent manager, concert promoter, entrepreneur, and not to mention, an incredible golfer. In a recent article, Billboard Magazine ranked Steve No. 1 on their music industry golf leaderboard.

An Open Letter to the Woman Who Taught Me What It Means to be an Effective Educator

Abukar Adan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Abukar Adan

You are what every educator should aspire to be. You inspire your students. You do everything in your power to ensure that we are able to secure whatever opportunity comes our way.

The Ultimate Guide To Finding A Mentor

James Altucher | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
James Altucher

After my dad went into a permanent coma I had to take his car back to the dealership and hand them the keys. They wanted to know what happened and I couldn't talk. I couldn't sign papers. I was shaking.

Your Toughest Career Questions Answered

Danielle Prager | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Danielle Prager

When it comes to the latest marketing trends or figuring out which designer decided flared pants should make a come back, Google always delivers. When it comes to solving my most frustrating career challenges, not so much. This is why I decided to take a more "old school" approach -- I asked a real life person, whose career and personal choices I admire and value for their advice.

The Need for More Youth Mentors

Edwin Moses | Posted 06.12.2015 | Sports
Edwin Moses

She didn't know how to play playground games and became shy with other kids, refusing to play at recess because she didn't want them to find out why she never learned to play games or sports.

What Should You Look for in a Mentor?

Joseph Kopser | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Joseph Kopser

As a veteran and entrepreneur, I've learned a thing or two about mentorship over the years. In fact, I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for a group of incredible mentors guiding me along the way.