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Parents and Psychotherapists: Some Common Denominators

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Like Judy Collins singing, "I've looked at both sides now," I can tell you that practicing psychotherapy is far easier than parenting. Therapists a...

Neighborhood "Exit Strategies" Are Incomplete

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

We have heard a lot in the last couple of weeks about the impact neighborhoods may have on the outcomes of children who grow up in them. New research reinforces the idea that neighborhoods do matter.

Moving Beyond Problem Solving: A Potential-Based Approach

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Puiman

Asking these two questions gives me the freedom to work with what is wanting to happing, instead of spending my energy on either pushing or pulling.

Opportunity or Inequality? That's No Choice at All

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll recently asked, "Which concerns you more: the income gap between the wealthiest Americans and the rest of the country, or middle and working class Americans not being able to get ahead financially?" If you understand how the economy works, that isn't just the wrong question. It's probably a meaningless one.

The Privilege of Being Pretty -- #PassingCanMean #PrettyPower -- The Transgender Struggle

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

Today I encourage you to look in the mirror and tell yourself "I am pretty, I am worthy, and I love Me!" and then go tell someone else, and even more I ask that the next time you encounter a transgender individual offer them a kind word about their appearance.

The Case For Closing The Opportunity Gap

Jessica Pliska | Posted 04.21.2015 | College
Jessica Pliska

Hong Deng's story is just one of thousands. Every day our country misses out on the talents, dedication and creativity of students like her because we don't give them the tools they need to go to college and launch a career. It's time to change that.

Converting Problems Into Opportunities: Communication in the Workplace

Marshall Cannon | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Marshall Cannon

Communication. A word that has so much meaning and importance, yet often is misunderstood. It's a word that can be the difference between success and failure, and a word that can lead to our own unraveling as professionals and as an organization.

A Window of Opportunity: A Cri de Coeur on the State Visit of India's Prime Minister Modi to Canada

T. Sher Singh | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

When respected and given freedom, Sikhs have always risen to the occasion. Over and over again, they have shown -- around the world -- that they are nation-builders, loyal and patriotic to a fault. Moreover, they have the inbuilt trait of never settling for less.

WATCH: Being Open to Opportunities

Brad Yates | Posted 04.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Thomas A. Edison said, "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." In many instances, opportunity m...

The Healthcare Industry: A Prescription to Help Heal Racial Economic Inequality

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Dedrick Muhammad

The healthcare industry is a longstanding anchor in many urban centers. Poised to add nearly 5 million jobs to the economy over the next decade, this industry is uniquely positioned to expand job creation and wealth-building opportunities to some of our country's most economically vulnerable communities.

The Grass Is Greener Where?

Kemi Nekvapil | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Kemi Nekvapil

If you are feeling that the grass is greener over there, and perhaps a little dry and arid over here, here are some ways to start watering your own grass today.

Neurodiversity Proponents Strongly Object to Viewpoint Diversity

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

Officially, April is National Autism Awareness Month, which directly follows National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. Although a...

Apply to Found a Nourish Chapter!

Nourish International | Posted 05.25.2015 | Education
Nourish International

We are looking for college and high school students who are passionate about making a difference to apply to found a Nourish Chapter on their campus. ...

When Opportunity Knocks, Will You Open the Door?

Melanie Young | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Just as great mind or idea should not be wasted, neither should an opportunity. As the saying goes "opportunity only knocks once." Sometimes it may knock twice if you are lucky. You can choose to jump on it or thump your head later wishing you had.

The Road to Our Dreams, Starts With a Single Step

Mary Morrissey | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Morrissey

Even the smallest actions that move us closer to our goals should be taken. There are never any actions too small if they move us towards our dreams. When we align with our dreams, every step we take gets us further down the road.

Our Iranian American Senator

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Throughout his career, he feels he has been blessed to live in society that creates opportunities for people who are disabled, as well as those who belong to a minority group, and he is driven by a desire to expand those opportunities.

Why You Should Leave Home and Experience an Internship in a New Country

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 04.30.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Allowing for both personal and professional growth is right outside of your bubble. Make connections, immerse yourself in the culture, and find success. Once you step outside of your comfort zone, you'll grow more than you ever thought possible.

Can We Bend the Sharing Economy Toward Equity?

Sarah Treuhaft | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Sarah Treuhaft

We've all heard the stories. Homeless Homejoy cleaners. Uber drivers on food stamps. Grad students Airbnb-ing their extra rooms in gentrifying neighborhoods to cover their own rent.

The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture

Andrew_Yang | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Andrew_Yang

The struggles are different and achievement means different things as time passes. The demons evolve as you grow. You can't outpace them -- but you can weaken them and make them harder to hear.

Let's See More #DeafTalent in Hollywood

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

With so many talented deaf/HoH performer working to catch their big break in Hollywood, it is inexcusable that hearing actors and actresses continue being cast for these roles. Deaf parts belong to deaf performers.

Young Adults Taking on How to Increase Opportunity in America

Paul Kendrick | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Paul Kendrick

America has a crisis right now around opportunity for young people. The American Dream -- that belief that through hard work and perseverance you can build a better life -- is in peril for a generation.

5 Ways to Run Your Own Race

Alex Lyman | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

College campuses are full of opportunities to succeed and make your own mark in your own way. While there are an unlimited ways to succeed, here are five ways to keep your eye on the prize.

Foreclosures and Short Sales: The Best Deals for Real Estate

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.05.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

There are still a million foreclosures and bank-owned properties, with 8.1 million people who are currently underwater on their homes.

Living With Courage in a World of Bullies

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.08.2015 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

In 2015, on the cusp of our presidential election year, courage can take us to being above party politics, putting employee good above profit to shareholders, demonstrating caring and responsibility to our neighbors, being true to our word, valuing life, and exhibiting love.

Fallout From Ferguson: The Biggest Opportunity For Our Society

David Shechtman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Black Voices
David Shechtman

Most of the news stories I've see about Ferguson market and sell fear, and many of the community reactions to the events focus on blame and retribution. This deeply concerns me because blame doesn't heal and revenge doesn't satisfy.