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Best of Both Worlds: The Advantages of a Suburban College

Adam Weinberg | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Adam Weinberg

Location matters. For many liberal arts colleges located in rural communities, this can be a significant challenge. For those of us located in a thriving metropolitan region, the question is, "What can we do to make sure our location is enhancing our students' experience?"

5 Tips on How Your Bridge Job Can Benefit Your Business

Kelly Lynn Adams | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Kelly Lynn Adams

Even if you hate your job(s) and are working on an exit strategy to leave, you must shift your perception and turn around your thinking of your bridge job(s). Your job can be looked upon as your secret angel investor or your sugar daddy.

What's in Your Mystery Basket?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Truth time. I've got a little obsession. And I know I'm not alone on this one. It combines some of my very favorite things: riveting drama, diverse p...

How Starbucks' 100k Opportunities Launch Demonstrated a Belief That Young People in Chicago Matter

Paul Kendrick | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Paul Kendrick

A woman who has worked with young people in Chicago her whole career walked into the convention center room at McCormack Place on August 12 and started to cry. Looking around, she couldn't believe something that looked like this was being done for the kids she loves.

Disarming the Selective College Arms Race: 6 Strategies for Parents

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

So how can we, the parents, help our kids navigate this crazy arms race of elite college admissions without feeding the beast? While we may be powerless to change the system, what steps can we take to make the best of a difficult situation, for our kids, our families, and our communities?

We Need "All Hands On Deck" to Activate a National Inclusive Competitiveness Movement

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

To help underserved Americans connect and contribute to the Innovation Economy, and improve U.S. economic competitiveness, we need a more active and intentional federal policy that provides financial and other resources to the following.

The Crisis of the So-Called "American Dream"

Avi Sholkoff | Posted 08.21.2015 | College
Avi Sholkoff

There once existed an American Dream. The idea that college education lifts someone to new heights. The idea that America allowed immigrants escaping their troubled homelands a place to start anew.

Overcome Your Fear And Live Your Dreams

Elyse Santilli | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Remember, the word thought is not synonymous with the word truth. Your thoughts are not necessarily true or important and you don't have to take them so seriously. Think of them like passing clouds in the sky -- they come and they go. Your true self is the ever-present observer who watches your fear-based thoughts as they pass by.

A Different Way of Thinking About Goals

Michael Neill | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

Every Wednesday evening for the past 15 years or so, my best friend David and I take our dogs up into the hills near our homes for a midnight hike and...

The Art of Getting Promoted: Subtle, Systematic, Sophisticated and Strategic

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Many employees, regardless if they hold an executive, middle management or assistant job assume that all they have to do to get promoted is work hard, be loyal and have the appropriate qualifications; in short, they behave as if promotions were automatic.

Seize the Day

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.01.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable o...

Create Opportunities With an Open Door

Kristin Woodman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Woodman

Getting good at anything takes practice. I have spent many years saying "No." Yet I have also raised my hand, stepped forward, and grabbed every opportunity presented to me.

I Fell on My Head in Pole Dancing Class: Here's What I Learned

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Z Zoccolante

As I lift myself in the air, my hands slide a few inches down the pole. For the fourth time, I wipe the alcohol sprayed towel along the steel. In cl...

An Expensive Mind (a.k.a. What a Lot of Privileged People Don't Want to Admit)

Toria Sheffield | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Toria Sheffield

People like me (you know who you are), let's just be real for a second, okay? Let's just take a moment to really be honest with ourselves. Are you really all that brilliant? Are you really the hardest worker you've ever met?

New Markle Foundation Book Points the Way Forward On Education and Opportunity

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Felix W. Ortiz III

Despite rapid innovations in technology in the last decade, America, and in particular the middle class, is still muddled in an economic slowdown.

How I Handled Rejection

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News
Thaddeus McCarthy

The result of my journey over the past year is that my future is now completely in my hands. I know beyond a shadow a doubt that I am the maker of my destiny.

Startup Founder Families Lie!

Dr. Sean Wise | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Dr. Sean Wise

Dear Professor Investor, I have an idea for a product and my friends and family tell me it is a great idea, but how do I know they aren't simply being nice? Shelly from Sutton.

FAN FICTION: Facebook Tower

Rajat Paharia | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology
Rajat Paharia

Welcome to Facebook Tower, open since 2004 and currently home to 1.44 billion people from around the world. It's completely free to come live in Facebook Tower, and when you move in you get complimentary access to all of our amenities.

Dear Professor Investor, at What Point Does an Idea Become Valuable Enough to Warrant Being Monetized? Laura From Mississauga

Dr. Sean Wise | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Dr. Sean Wise

Great question, first off, great that you understand that an idea and an opportunity aren't the same thing. An opportunity can be executed against, whereas an idea is just a mental construct.

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.