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Books for Our Times: Losing Our Way, by Bob Herbert

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.28.2015 | Books
Carla Seaquist

Losing Our Way is a book that will resonate with many thoughtful Americans who feel, like the author, that America has lost her way in this last half-century. That would be most Americans, actually: Two-thirds of the American public tell pollsters they feel the country is on "the wrong track."

Power Is a Zero Sum Game: When Government Is Weak, Elites Will Dominate

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

There's something lurking behind the seemingly straightforward ideology of "small government," something obvious to anyone willing to look: Greed. Simple, unadulterated greed.

We Are Energy - Just Flow

Sister Jenna | Posted 05.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sister Jenna

Like it or not, we are all energies moving around; taking, giving, bouncing, reacting, and absorbing. All of it reveals who we think we are, how we expect people to treat us, and frankly, what we are presently.

Best Career Advice, I Received in my Early Years: Beyond Content

Karthik Rajan | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

My early days after graduation were a struggle of a different kind -- not subject matter expertise but having deep meaningful conversations on technical subjects. My work centered on core analytics -- statistics and related technical subjects.

Maine Governor Urges Congress To Cut Red Tape On Power Projects

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) - Maine Governor Paul LePage urged Congress on Wednesday to speed up hydropower and natura...

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

Two Birds With One Stone: Transforming Waste Into Biofuel

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Around the global south, cities struggle to provide electricity and energy to all their residents, and unsurprisingly, the poorest residents are most likely to remain disconnected from formal power systems. Many of the same cities also face an immense garbage challenge: what to do with overwhelming amounts of unsanitary and even toxic waste.

The 11 Most Powerful Women In Food

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.07.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Food is power, or at least an instrument of power -- economic, political, moral.

The Real Reason You Want More Money

Laurie Gerber | Posted 05.07.2015 | Money
Laurie Gerber

We get so busy trying to make money, save it, spend it wisely - that we lose sight of the reason behind all of it! How long has it been, if ever, that you asked your heart to chime in regarding money matters?

The Wayward Movement of the Movement

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

While I am tremendously proud of all the organizing efforts that are taking place all over the country, I don't think we have spent much time thinking about where we are going. I think this is partly due to the fact that many people are just trying to survive.

How The Clothing You Wear Affects The Way You Think

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.14.2015 | Science

Many modern offices, especially in creative fields, are pretty laissez faire when it comes to the dress code. Jeans and a T-shirt are often considered...

Power Down to See Things in a Different Light

Mary Buchan | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Buchan

Often a hectic schedule is invigorating to me. I like the feeling that comes with doing what I've decided to do, pursuing goals, solving problems and overcoming obstacles, one by one. But this particular week hadn't felt productive -- just busy. Was I really going anywhere? Or was I just running in circles?

Mute About Money

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Money competes quite well with sex for the position of the No. 1 no-talk topic in our society. Friends, relatives and significant others typically do...

The Power Of Power

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

I always suspected I had it, but I got definitive proof right before lunch on a sunny Friday in Miami in Mrs. Weprin's third grade classroom when I was all of 8 years old. In that moment, I realized how powerful I was, and I have never forgotten how that felt. Ever

4 Lessons Prison Taught Me About Power and Control

Mansal Denton | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Mansal Denton

It's comforting to think that we have control over our surroundings and environment, but this does not make it so. Humans can have control over our actions and influence our environment, but we are still always subject to the whims of a universe we cannot understand.

Becoming Wonder Woman

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Caroline Giegerich

When I was eight years old, I rushed into the kitchen afflicted with a cut on my wrist. She cocked one eyebrow, looked down her glasses and calmly responded in her Southern drawl to the screaming child in front of her. "Well, you're not deaaaaad yet."

Men In Suits

Teresa Kindred | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Would my family fire me? Would they drown in dirty laundry? Probably not. Knowing my boys, they would just keep wearing dirty clothes until their girlfriends made them learn how to operate the washer and dryer.

Weiqi Versus Chess

David Gosset | Posted 04.03.2015 | World
David Gosset

Generally non-confrontational, ready for paradigm change and fundamentally non-ideological, China, which has regained centrality, is increasingly at the source of initiatives shaping the global agenda.

The World Is Changing Before Our Very Eyes

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Jonathan Adelman

Only time will tell as we move into uncertain and dangerous times as authoritarian regimes seek to transform the very nature of regional and global politics.

Who Really Controls Wall Street, and Why It Matters

Nourish International | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Nourish International

We have to remember that the same banks responsible for so much of the financial strife, confusion, and crisis are guided by social forces. When we believe our financial systems are beyond our control, we neglect our responsibility to those most impacted by its flaws.

What an Animal

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 05.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy What an animal! is a common expression of disgust used to describe the unacceptable behavior of a person. At least, it's so whe...

Recognizing the Gift Each Moment Bears is a Mindfulness Practice

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

What gift has been laid at your feet today? Perhaps now would be a great time to stop, look down, and appreciate it, because as with my roses, it may not be there forever. Appreciate the gifts that life brings you in every moment. You deserve them.

When Is It Bad to Seek Attention?

Matt Hartman | Posted 05.27.2015 | 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 05.24.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | 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.