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When Is It Bad to Seek Attention?

Matt Hartman | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Most of us are called attention-seeking at some point, and it's usually a way to silence or delegitimize. We silence and delegitimize those who are oppressed -- those we want to stay in their place. Often, its done subconsciously, but just as, if not more, often it's done with purpose.

A Letter to My Daughters

Kristen Elechko | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Kristen Elechko

I promised you, in those very first days, that I would always be available to you. I vowed that I would, most importantly, help you to develop a solid sense of self.

Why Most White Straight Males Don't Talk About Privilege

Sutheshna Mani | Posted 03.16.2015 | Women
Sutheshna Mani

I have to take every initiative to change my language, attitude and behavior towards people who are marginalized in one way or the other. Using my knowledge to try and change the mindsets, and eventually the greater social milieu of the society, and country I live in.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' -- From the Personal to the Political

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Jane Simon, M.D.

To turn to the real world, it is not uncommon to find households in which one parent dominates another. The power play in turn impacts the children.

Teaching Women the Joys of Power

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

When women's value proposition is actually met by their employers, their aspiration to a position of power soars -- enough, we hope, to blast past the fears and doubts that make the glass ceiling seem so impenetrable.

The Softened Heart

Catherine Nagle | Posted 03.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

I believe that if we make the effort to listen, we can hear our hearts guiding us. And if we think we can ignore its wisdom, we will lose our way. Eventually we have to face up to our past choices. But doing so gives us an opportunity to bring our love and compassion into the world by listening to our wise hearts.

'House of Cards' and Gender Equality

Matt Hartman | Posted 03.04.2015 | Women
Matt Hartman

rancis' remarks show his gendered bias; he believes that Claire owes him her position. Yet, he forgets, all too easily, that he owes his position to Claire.

How to Decolonize Your Yoga Practice

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

The practices millions of Westerners now turn to for alternative health and wellness therapies were intentionally eradicated from parts of India to the point that lineages were broken and thousand-year-old traditions lost.

Who Should Make the Rules?

David Morris | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Who should make decisions affecting the health and safety of our communities? Who governs? Conservative Republicans in Texas are split on the question.

It's About Time to Speak Up

Christa Dowling | Posted 02.27.2015 | Women
Christa Dowling

After many years, it is shameful that the subject of pay or wages is not solved. No, we must not skulk in the background, but put the subject center-stage. We've had endless conversations, and over many years, and they have gone unheeded.

5 Steps to Reset Your Mood for More Power

Rajesh Setty | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

There is a part of the brain called Amygdala that has only one job -- to react. Centuries ago, the job of the amygdala was to come up with a "flight or fight" response to threats. We have evolved now you generally don't need to exercise your "fight or flight" response often.

Are We Beginning a War of Good vs Evil?

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Joseph W. Gauld

I believe the battle is coming down to civilization vs ancient authoritarianism, which ultimately makes it a war between what we in the civilized world consider good vs what we consider evil. That is a war worth fighting--and winning decisively.

Domestic Violence Victims Advocate: 50 Shades of Grey Is NOT about Domestic Violence

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

I must respectfully disagree with my fellow domestic violence awareness and victims advocates. I do not think that 50 Shades of Grey glamorizes domestic violence, nor do I think a boycott is warranted.

I Am a Cancer Researcher

Emily Drake | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Emily Drake

I am a cancer researcher is a way of saying that you are empowered as a cancer patient.

Be Careful of Monday Morning Quarterbacking

Mike Robbins | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

What we often fail to see is that it is easy to second guess someone else (or ourselves) when failure happens. For example, if Russell Wilson had completed that pass, many people would have thought Pete Carroll and his offensive coordinator were geniuses.

Dominance and Disability: Control, The Cripple and Learning to Let Go

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Control has become such an important part of my sexual identity, it even factors into the type of sex that I'll have. This is my moment to feel whole as a man; it is a split second in time that is not regulated by bookings, bed times and schedules. I get to actually have someone there with me out of want -- not necessity.

Trap for Leaders: How Power Impacts the Brain and Relationships

Robert Hall | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The growing need for engaged, productive stakeholders is not filled magically. It requires a specific, intentional brand of leading - Relational Leadership.

Conscious Choice: The Engine of Your Evolution

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he ho...

What Really Happens When Two or More Agree?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

For me, it is imperative to take the extra time and listen with your heart before agreeing any opinion expressed, and to express myself only with words of love for everyone and everything, since this will become our truth in the end.

My Best Leadership Experience at Work: Beyond Handshakes

Karthik Rajan | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Many years ago, I was in the office of one of my former bosses for my annual review. He was very diplomatic and shared that he was happy with my work. When he asked me, "Do you have any questions?"

Power Has A Scary Effect On The Brain

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living

A little bit of power never hurt, right? Well, a study conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, suggests otherwise. In this webisode o...

What I Learned From My First Semester in College

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

My first semester at the University of Pennsylvania has just ended. I'm flying back home, and I don't know what to think. It's been such a journey from the moment I stepped on campus all the way to today.

These Cities Might Be Seeing More Power Outages, Thanks To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green

How likely is it that climate change will leave your city in the dark? Researchers at Johns Hopkins University asked just this question, analyzing whi...

#GivingTuesday Movement: A Metaphor for 21st Century Power

Dov Seidman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

Created as a response to "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday," #GivingTuesday was spearheaded by the 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation and other admirable organizations.

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.