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Paradigm Shift

Why Sustainable Engagement Is Built on Purpose

Karin Volo | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

Engagement seems to be the latest corporate "buzz word" -- but is it really? Or have we come to understand the significance of having employees that truly love their jobs?

Most Advanced, Yet Profitable Design

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Soren Petersen

Pure incremental and breakthrough innovation is unsustainable so how does one balance managements' risk-attitude with users' taste preferences when designing innovative offerings?

5 Signs You're Playing the Victim

Wendy Reese | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

Everyone has a victim archetype. It helps you to improve your self-esteem, honesty, integrity, courage, endurance, and self-respect. How do you know w...

Jane Wurwand – On Beauty As An Agent Of Change

Renata M. Black | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Renata M. Black

There's no day that's completely perfect, but I think that we each learn our way of coping. I think you need to figure that out, because there will be days when things aren't going great. What are your tools, what's helpful to you? And be disciplined about going to that place to help yourself.

On Cultural Cockroaches, True Greatness and Eating the Apple

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Miriam Ava

The world's upside down. We're already great. We're already intelligent and beautiful and rich. The world keeps telling us we aren't because it kee...

4 Practical Steps for Changing Mental Habits

Michael J. Formica | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

At times we can find these patterns to be somewhat unproductive and, at others, wholly destructive. When confronted with either circumstance, we are also provided with an invitation to change.

Engage Students: Textbooks Not Required

Philip Kovacs | Posted 12.01.2014 | Education
Philip Kovacs

We no longer need textbooks. Nor do we need the simple, outdated, standardized-tests used to weigh how much content that students have consumed.

Toward a Post-Materialistic Science

Dave Pruett | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

The newest frontier of science is the study of consciousness, for which a materialistic bias is particularly prejudicial.

Are We Living in 'Biblical Times'?

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion
Rea Nolan Martin

I hear this phrase frequently, and think, are these times inherently different? Larger than life? Miraculous? Or like the great flood, globally destructive? Whether you're religious or not, 'Biblical' evokes images of a strategic shift.

Getting Real About Brain Science: A Challenge to the Current Model

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.01.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

It's time to make up our minds about the brain.  Every day, it seems, neuroscience announces new findings that uncover more and more of the brain's secrets. The day cannot be far off, we are told, when the deepest mystery of all -- how the brain produces consciousness -- will be solved.

The Post Contemporary Paradigm

Brandon Kralik | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

The word Contemporary, as it is applied to Art is a confusing one. Contemporary Art is defined as Art which owes its foundation to post-modernism, and whose concepts focus primarily on transient issues of the present moment as opposed to simply art being created within our lifetime.

Who Wants to Be Good for Nothing?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

With success being often defined as "making it," through the acquisition of money, recognition and power, it has been difficult for me to fit the journey of my migrating interests into this definition.

What Causes Obesity? Top Cardiology Journal Spreads Confusion

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

There doesn't seem to be any way around the latest inconvenient truth. Sugar kills. We need to drastically decrease consumption.

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

Paradigm Shifts, the New and the Old

Said Elias Dawlabani | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Said Elias Dawlabani

A system proves it's in the decay stage when small changes no longer move our economy forward. In worse cases, old remedies only add toxicity to the current mess.

Why Giving Matters in Business

Karin Volo | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

So what's happening to make such radical changes in the way we do business? People want a bigger purpose now -- for themselves and for what they choose to support.

The Biggest (And Toughest) Shift in Corporate America

Amanda Schneider | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Amanda Schneider

We like to think these examples are as antiquated as an old rotary phone in our iPhone world, but unfortunately they are not.

System Overload: Mind of a Creative Black Girl Recalibrating

Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices
Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux

There is something to be said about being a representative, an ambassador of culture, if you will, to those who don't look like you, have the access that you do or have the life experiences that you have, especially when so many "yous" don't have the opportunity to speak for themselves.

How Words Shape Design Perception

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.17.2014 | Style
Soren Petersen

Organizations outfit "war rooms" where strategies are developed for how to beat their competitors and conquer new markets. However, few have "peace ro...

Parking on Solid Ground

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

As I was pondering this reality shift -- what appeared to be good and functional yesterday looked quite silly and inept today -- I was struck by the lesson that it offers. Life emerges from a certain context.

Brighter View... Bigger World... Better Year

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Unfortunately, many people today choose to view God as distant, observable and manageable. To them, he is close enough to consider, yet distant enough never to impose nor interfere.

Restoring the Playground

Gwen Gordon | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Gwen Gordon

My dog Macy is normally a pretty happy-go-lucky mutt. On our daily walks she greets every stranger like they're her long lost buddy -- all wags and ki...

Real Parents in Adoption: A Paradigm Shift

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
Frank Ligtvoet

Of course that scary remark will come sooner or later: 'You are not even my real dad.' A child that is denied something 'utterly' important, or is 'unfairly' disciplined tries to find hurting words and comes up with the ones she or he thinks are the worst.

800-Pound Gorillas and Paradigms

David Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
David Rosen

Someone not working in that paradigm most often brings about the paradigm shift. Of course, the role of cross-disciplinary collaboration has helped reshape this a bit and promises greater potency in time.

YOU, the REAL "Miss America," "Miss World," Are the ONE

Luann Robinson Hull | Posted 12.08.2013 | Women
Luann Robinson Hull

Do we really, truly have to fit into the child-sized evening gown -- the ridiculous standard of our culture's idea of "perfect" -- in order to be loved?