I was not dressed inappropriately, I wasn't loud or menacing, I wasn't posing a threat to anyone. I was just a regular teenager shopping in an outlet store. However, to her I was a black teenager in an outlet and that made the world of difference on her skewed perspective of the situation.
People are more empowered now than they've ever been. And they're having their say in ways they've never had before, heard by wider audiences and taken ever more seriously.
Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.
A few days ago, I wrote an article on what I thought made someone beautiful. It got me thinking about what others felt about the concept of beauty.
Before the matches of the World Cup began, the Brazilian people were protesting in the streets because they knew they could not afford the $13 billion it cost to host the games. In Greece, similar concerns about public mismanagement was the issue and like Brazil, street artists reflected those concerns.
I can't help but notice that people watching is taking Europe by storm this summer. I was in Venice a few weeks ago and some friends were people watching to waste time.
Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.
A few weeks ago I was sitting in line at a drive-up waiting to order breakfast. I was running late and was irritated at the world for my tardiness....
Because of all this conditioning that society and our social groups put upon us to be labeled, we begin to come up with our own labels for who we are and what we believe. Do you feel it's right for people to label one another, and are we really the sum of our labels?
Medical researchers recently made headlines when they reported that cynics are more likely to develop dementia than non-cynics. In the study, publishe...
Whenever a new food item is invented or discovered, it needs to be named. Some people, if they're feeling scientific, go with a variation of a Latin origin. More literal-minded folks just name it whatever's closest to what the product is (see "meatloaf.")
Even when you don't do it, when you sit there quietly, they drain your energy. They create a cloud that surrounds you for hours. The good news? There's something you can do about it. You can walk away. No, really. Whether literally or metaphorically, you can extract yourself from these situations.
I am the very lucky mother of three gorgeous boys and I could be sunning myself on my own luxury yacht in the Bahamas if I had a dollar for every time I have heard this question: "Will you try again for a girl?"
Class of 2014, as you embark upon graduation, I ask you to take a long drawn out second to determine what you aspire your own life pie to be. And I challenge you to stick to it.
Promise that we will -- literally and figuratively -- take our foot off the gas pedal when we feel ourselves getting sloppy. Which will help us avoid hurting ourselves, our reputations, and our beloved modes of transportation.
Success is not limited to the workplace anymore. It rejects being measured by job titles and bank accounts. Placing well-being at the forefront disrupts traditional paradigms. As a result, this shift continues to place us on a healthier trajectory when it comes to defining success for ourselves.