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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.

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.

The Case For Closing The Opportunity Gap

Jessica Pliska | Posted 06.21.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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 05.29.2015 | 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.