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Design Centric -- What Is It in Practice?

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Large established organizations and small entrepreneurial ventures alike now understand that design is important to their business success. Could the next step be for these organizations to actually become design centric?

What You Think About, You Bring About

John Brubaker | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
John Brubaker

Our behaviors are a lot like viruses in that they are infectious and easily copied by others. It's human nature for people to unconsciously copy examples that are modeled for them, good or bad.

7 Ways To Take Control Of Your Happiness

Estelle Williams | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Estelle Williams

When you are living your life focusing on your strengths, you are living in being. What you are good at -- your strengths -- comes naturally to you. The activities you struggle to grasp or never really achieve mastery of are examples of doing that just don't work. Stop telling yourself that you need to be good at everything and focus instead on what lights you up.

3 Habits of Mindfully Wealthy People

Leisa Peterson | Posted 04.26.2015 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Despite this annoyingly prevalent belief in today's society, my 22 years in the financial services industry have shown me that it's the farthest thing from the truth.

Other People's Negative Opinions: 3 Reasons They Trigger You and 3 Tips to Handle Them With Ease

Denise Banks-Grasedyck | Posted 04.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Denise Banks-Grasedyck

Do you spend more time than you would like or even realize worrying, fretting and agonizing about other people's opinions of you? You are not alone, many people do the same every single day.

Change the Story and Change Everything

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

We all build stories to explain what we see. They are neither true nor untrue, they are simply our interpretation of what we notice. These stories create our attitudes at work and how we are viewed by others. Where are your stories helping you, and where might they be holding you back?

How to Help Students Develop the Growth Mindset With #20time

Mark W. Guay | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Mark W. Guay

What students decide to create cannot be graded. No ifs, ands or buts. By not applying a grade to it, students are allowed to fail. They learn the power of failing forward

Hungry? Maybe Don't Go Shopping

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

A team of psychological scientists wondered if hunger might spill over into other behavioral domains, sometimes in irrational ways. Is it possible, that is, that hunger triggers an acquisitive mindset generally, one that piques our desire even for non-food? The scientists explored this provocative idea in several experiments.

It's All About That... Attitude

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

Think about that person or project that frustrates you. Do you have something or someone specific in mind? Great. Now what if you didn't have to be frustrated? Not by changing that project or person, but by making a different choice about how to think.

No More Trashbag Kids

Michael Piraino | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Michael Piraino

The nature of foster care in the United States creates at least two mindsets that are particularly damaging to foster children. These do not arise from experiences within the system, and from adult perceptions, that focus on failure.

Making Stress Your Friend: It's All in Your Mindset

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

While it's no secret that sustained levels of stress are not good for your health, there is more to the stress story than "stress is bad." As it turns out, how you perceive stress is just as important as the amount of stress you're experiencing.

"Be Different" for Increased Performance, Productivity, and Profitability

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

I'm asked regularly by companies to help them find ways to increase their individual and organizational performance, productivity, and profitability. In these situations, two old adages come to mind.

Top 10 Things I learned at My Virtual Wealth Summit

Leisa Peterson | Posted 04.05.2015 | Business
Leisa Peterson

In late 2014, I set out to organize a virtual wealth summit to kick off 2015. I wanted to engage entrepreneurs and CEOs whom I deeply respect and admire and get them to talk about money, wealth building and the challenges they had encountered along their path to success.

The Worst Prediction a Parent Can Make and How It'll Make You Sick

Lisa Bloom | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
Lisa Bloom

On this particular morning I was in a pretty serene state when suddenly I remembered the lump I felt on my son's leg the night before. Immediately I'd called for an appointment with the doctor. It was like nothing I'd ever seen before.

3 Common Communication Conundrums and How to Handle Them

Caryn Chow | Posted 03.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caryn Chow

The secret to communicating -- and more importantly, connecting, is to open your heart up more. Be open to being vulnerable.

4 Easy Habits You Can Start Creating Today to Become Magnetic to the Life You Want

Emma Bathie | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Emma Bathie

One of the tricks to manifesting what we want in life is to create a small set of daily rituals, or success habits, that not only help us feel great in our day-to-day but will also help us align with a higher vibrational energy so that we become magnetic to what we desire.

15 Rules to Live by for a Happier Life

Elyse Santilli | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

1. Treat every day as a beautiful gift. Hands up if you count down the days until Friday. We're wishing away more than half of our week while simulta...

How Limiting Beliefs Hold Us Down (And How to Make a Life Altering Shift)

Leisa Peterson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Leisa Peterson

Many 40-somethings, like Bruce, eventually realize life turned out vastly differently than their idealistic, younger selves imagined. Unlike many 40-somethings, however, Bruce took his dream as a message and decided to do something about it.

How To Travel Without Going Anywhere

Findery | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel

Try the guidelines below to re-explore where you live. Pretend like you're traveling in another country, and you're likely to have one of the best Saturdays you've had in a while.

How to Bet On Yourself and Win in 2015

Annette Saldana | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Annette Saldana

Every New Year dreams are launched. Resolutions made. Goals are set. We spend time reflecting and wondering about what the future holds. Will we reach our goals? Will we know success? How can we improve and adjust?

Takeaways From Serial Entrepreneur Jen Groover's Talk on Innovation and Perception

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.17.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

Last semester, I got the chance to listen to one of the best talks I've heard on campus during the launch of the PennVention Innovation Competition. A few days back, I got to listen to the recording I took and the talk was just so inspiring and energizing.

Out of the Woods: The Tale You Tell in 2015

Mim Abbey | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mim Abbey

I had dinner with an actor friend last week who told me he'd just blown a big audition because he psyched himself out. Before the audition, he saw ano...

3 Must-Have New Year's Resolution Strategies to Help You Reach Your Goals

Zlata Sushchik | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Zlata Sushchik

It's that time of the year -- New Year's resolutions are upon us. According to the University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 8 perc...

What to Do When You're at One of Life's Crossroads

Krysti Turznik | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Krysti Turznik

Sometimes you just need to know that you can do it. That you already have all the knowledge, tools, skills, and abilities to begin (and often achieve) your goals. Sometimes you just need someone beside you who will offer what you need rather than what you want.

Read This Because You Want to Change the World

Denise Banks-Grasedyck | Posted 02.14.2015 | Good News
Denise Banks-Grasedyck

The longing to make a substantial positive contribution to our world is one that burns in us and for the overwhelming majority remains a lifelong pang in our hearts. So why then don't we do something about it? What keeps us from changing the world?