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High-Impact Investing

Mark Pinsky | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Mark Pinsky

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is as important and successful as it is simple: Banks that operate with taxpayer-funded support must reinvest in ...

There Are Always Opportunities in the Market

Paul Scolardi | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Paul Scolardi

One of the most important qualities that any successful trader should have is a true sense of optimism. When it comes to finding success in today's ...

WATCH: Resistance to Opportunities?

Brad Yates | Posted 02.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There may be a number of things you say that you want (a job, relationship, etc.), but if they aren't showing up in your life, it may well be that, un...

Boys' Club to the Rescue

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Matthew Gutierrez was a lost boy. All he remembers of his early childhood was, to quote an Irish author he has probably read by now: silence, exile and cunning. Remarkably, thanks to the help of many other generous people, he has emerged happy, educated, and sociable.

Getting into the flow for entrepreneurs

Wendy Reese | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Wendy Reese

Remember when you had that crazy idea for a new business, product or service, that you felt you just had to do? It tugged at your mind and heart until...

From a Dream of Economic Inclusion to Reality: When Will Maturity Break Out?

Carla Javits | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
Carla Javits

Let's put our full weight behind all efforts to make jobs available, and make sure it pays to work, so that economic and social mobility is a reality for everyone. That's our dream for 2016, and it is past time for all of us to take it from dream to reality.

The Real Key To Success: Dua

Arman Islam | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion
Arman Islam

The ability to make dua is one of the things I love most about Islam. You can speak to the one who's in control of all that may cause you stress, whenever you want to.

Why You Love to Procrastinate & What You Can Do to Stop

Amol Sarva | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Amol Sarva

We've all been there before, stuck, as task after endless task is stacked on top of our seemingly never-ending plate of responsibilities. We know...

Resistance: An Opportunity

Nicola Albini | Posted 01.14.2016 | Women
Nicola Albini

Until you address your resistance, you will be forever paralyzed by the guilt that is beneath it. And when this happens, you stunt your evolution and growth.

Why We Need a White House Office of Opportunity

Monique Rizer | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
Monique Rizer

At no other time in recent history has the need to expand opportunity been more urgent. Despite some progress in overall access to social and economic mobility over the past five years, the truth is that far too many people have been left behind during the uneven economic recovery.

4 Traits You Need to Change Your Life

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

What I know for sure is you can take an ordinary, boring, disappointing, and overwhelming life and turn it into a fulfilling, purposeful, happy, excit...

The One Word That Will Change Your Career (For the Better)

Sarah Peterson | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Peterson

With extreme focus on one priority, you'll conquer your projects. You'll become more effective and efficient and, yes, successful. Don't chase opportunities for the sake of the opportunity. Remember your priority.

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

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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.