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Thrive More

Chris Norwood | Posted 10.03.2016 | New York
Chris Norwood

If Thrive goes the next step by making community asset programming central to its own vision, not only will New York City Thrive more, but the entire national approach to mental health would start to change very much for the better.

Tips for Connecting With the Quiet Child

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Do you notice that your child or teen seems to be keeping to herself or himself a lot more lately? Although this child has always been "close-to-the-vest" with feelings, you sense she or he needs you now, maybe more than ever, and you want to help. During his or her her youngest years, there was affection and cuddling, but now there seems to be too much distance.

Uber Disrupts Organized Labor and a Union may get More Dues Paying Members

F. Vincent Vernuccio | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
F. Vincent Vernuccio

While disrupting the car-for-hire industry with its ride-sharing app, Uber created a new level of job flexibility and choice for the people who drive ...

Cheers, Peers & Beers: After Work Socializing in the U.S.

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business
Sharon Schweitzer

From office-wide happy hours to holiday parties and corporate retreats, work events are often characterized by a more relaxed but professional environ...

Be Yourself. The 2 Things College Students Should Know about Personality on the Job

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.21.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

Lee's sentiment about being yourself is something everyone should keep in mind. Straining yourself to be somebody you are not creates immense amounts of unneeded stress. This is especially true for college students pursuing their careers.

Italy, Bullying: When Another Young Girl Decides To Take Her LIfe

Christina Pacella | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
Christina Pacella

Only a few weeks have gone by since Chiara, a twelve year old girl from Pordenone (Italy) decided to put an end to the bullying she had become a vict...

We Still Don't Have an Answer to Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans

Steve Peck | Posted 09.24.2016 | Los Angeles
Steve Peck

The void that suicidal veterans stare into is engulfing them, and it is our job to infiltrate that void, and populate it with loving, compassionate fellow vets who care deeply about each veterans' survival. We have got to find the answer.

When Kids Read Other Kids' Minds: From Preschool to Middle School

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Understanding the minds of children and their development is critical for parents who want to unlock their Parental Intelligence.

Take Heart That Your Parents Made Mistakes

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

Each of us forms images of the world based on our experiences derived from engaging with our families. Gradually we learn that our expectations don't ...

Build Strong Relationships

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

The process of connecting with your professional team begins with becoming acquainted with them as individuals. Try to learn and understand their strengths and their goals, professional as well as personal.

We All Feel Better When We're Filtered

Ashley McDonald | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Ashley McDonald

I'm not going to say that social media was our demise (I myself enjoy Facebook too much to make such a brazen statement), but I do think that with the rise of these sites came the sudden commanding impulse to look awesome in photos. After all, we want our 500-plus friends to think we're beautiful.

Castoffs and Catwalks: PeersSwaps Launches with New York Fashion Week

Margaret Ryan | Posted 04.13.2014 | Style
Margaret Ryan

I don't believe in fashion mistakes. I've always believed true style requires experimentation and a leap of faith. As a result of this philosophy, I h...

The Rise and Fall of Teen Idols

Lauren Galley | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

Seeing the rise and fall of teen idols such as Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, and Britney Spears really makes me realize how important positive mentors can be. Not all teen stars have walked the negative path.

Teens and That Winter Jacket:The Dilemma

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

The title of this article may seem silly to those who are not yet the parent of a teenager. Parents of teenagers, however, most likely got a bit of a ...

The Sharing Economy Fights Back Against Regulators

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not everyday you hear about a grassroots movement that was started with the help of a technology company. You don't usually see progressive acti...

Know your place: Find data on peers that pays

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Investors who want to gauge the overall health of U.S. stocks often use major Wall Street indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P...

Fighting Teen Pregnancy With Peer Influence

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 05.31.2013 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

To effectively encourage teens to make the right decisions about sex, their relationships, and their health, we need to expand our strategies to include more teen-to-teen education.

My Dad Waterskied in a Leisure Suit: Why Peers Matter

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

When it comes to waterskiing, I'm going to spend more time in the slow lane. But when it comes to business, I need to hang out with people who are exploding out of the water.