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2017: The Beginning of the Era of Disruption

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.01.2017 | Home
Daniel Wagner

In this era of dramatic, rampant, and incessant political change, predictions about the future can no longer be based either on conventional wisdom or...

Being Held Hostage by the "New Normal"

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.05.2016 | Crime
Daniel Wagner

The term "new normal" was previously used to describe the aftermath of the Great Recession and the economic impact it had on individuals, organization...

How to Look at China Today

C.H.Tung | Posted 12.23.2016 | Home

HONG KONG -- China's leadership well recognizes that a pure economic target is not enough. A well-developed economy, a fair distribution of wealth, a decent living standard, a healthy environment, a civil and upright society and a just society governed by the rule of law -- this is China's vision for the next few decades.

In the 'New Normal,' Children Still Have the Same 4 Basic Needs

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

No matter what family structure children grow up with, all children have the same opportunities for successful, happy lives as long as their caregivers meet the following four critical needs.

Just a Lil' Potty Talk

Kevin Swan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Kevin Swan

Anyone who is familiar with ALS knows that it is tenacious and a master thief. It robs its victims of the physical use of their bodies, but maybe even more damaging is how it rapidly steals away elements of life like privacy and dignity.

Arthur Delaney

Most Americans Think The Economy Is Permanently Damaged | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

Seven out of 10 Americans say the U.S. economy has been permanently damaged by the Great Recession that started at the end of 2007, according to a new...

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama's job approval polling was down a bit last month, ending three months of positive news. He didn't slip back much, but the reversal does bring up a serious question: is Obama stuck in a "new normal" of job approval numbers in the low-40s range?

China Needs to Decide What It Wants To Be

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.15.2014 | Home
Daniel Wagner

For decades the Chinese government has deployed both soft and hard power to promote China's influence and status, while at the same time discouraging interference in Chinese affairs.

New Year! New Normal?

Bret Hoekema | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

After I was diagnosed, I can't remember who first suggested that I find my new normal or the first time I saw it written in quotes -- "new normal" -- but it wasn't long before I developed what is presumably an abnormal distaste for the idea. Since then, I've thought often on why it bothers me.

There's Nothing 'Stable' About an Economy in the Critical Care Ward

Job Creators Network | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Job Creators Network

We can't accept government interference, easy money and historically outrageous unemployment as evidence of success. We must demand more than the stability of perpetual crisis.

LOOK: These Photos Might Make You Really Anxious

Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts

Photographer John William Keedy has been dealing with anxiety disorder for years, making routines and repetition a part of his daily life. Though the ...

May-day! TV's Big Gay Bloodbath

Derek Hartley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Derek Hartley

Manhattan is awash with TV folks in town for the upfronts, the annual ritual in which the networks present their fall schedules to advertisers in hopes of wooing big bucks. It is too early to tell which network will be the big winner, but this year there is a clear loser: gay characters.

'The New Normal' Star On The Show's Cancelation

The Huffington Post | Gustavo Heredia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NBC's "The New Normal" was canceled on Friday. The comedy, starring Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha, Ellen Barkin and NeNe Leakes, got the axe from th...

Hope for Boston, Hope for All of Us

Kerry Lyons | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

The news of the week has been overwhelming. Devastating. And it's been tough for me personally not because I know anyone who was impacted directly by the attack in Boston, but because I had to process it alone.

Our New Normal: The Aftermath of Sandy Hook

Karina Giglio | Posted 02.19.2013 | Parents
Karina Giglio

If I sound hopeless, it's because today I am. Today, like many of us, I have to accept that I can't protect my son -- despite everything I would give to make that not be so.

WATCH: How To Create A New Normal

OWN | Posted 12.11.2012 | OWN

In this season of "Iyanla: Fix My Life," author and relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant met with Amy, a mother who left her husband and two teenage son...

New Study Uncovers 23 Million Powerful American Women -- and They're Not Moms

Melanie Notkin | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Melanie Notkin

The moment I became an aunt for the first time was the most meaningful and fulfilling time of my life. But as much as I felt this milestone had changed everything for me, no one else beyond my closest friends and family seemed to notice. No one spoke to me as an aunt.

Embracing Your Pain

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

The truth is that the most important thing for our complete and total well-being is to authentically be in touch with our emotions. The ability to let yourself truly feel your feelings is really the key to joy.

James Caan Is Creating Some 'Magic'

Posted 11.19.2012 | TV

James Caan is coming to "Magic City." The veteran actor will join the Starz in Season 2 as Sy Berman, the head of the Chicago mob and Ben Diamond's...

What's Wrong With 'The New Normal'

Frank Bua | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Bua

Frankly, I wanted less kitsch and more class. During a time when same-sex marriage is being subjected to popular referenda in Maryland, North Carolina, Washington, and Minnesota, The New Normal presents a new danger.

The REAL Currency You Should Spend Before You Die

Martha Nelson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

We all have a rich currency of authenticity that is found in our energy, heart, soul and spirit. When you get to the point that your life ahead is more important than the life you've already had, then it may be time to spend your currency to go where you want to be.

Stretching the School-District Dollar

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 06.19.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

While tight budgets present plenty of hardships, they also offer local officials a golden opportunity to rethink the way we run schools and boost productivity and efficiency.

Sustainable Cities in Pakistan -- A Dream in the "New Normal"

Asif Iqbal | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Asif Iqbal

Despite our small contribution to global environmental pollution, Pakistan stands as one of the most vulnerable countries to global warming.

10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

It was a tough year, but events from 2010 contain the seeds of transformation. None of the following stories is enough on its own to change the momentum, but each story points to a piece of the solution.

Billionaire Investor: Next Decade Will Be 'Just Be As Good As The 1990s' For Investors | Angus Whitley and Jacob Greber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- The next decade will be as good for investors as the 1990s, said Ken Fisher, the billionaire chief executive officer of Fisher...