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Preparedness

How To Prepare For A Life-Defining Moment

Nicola Albini | Posted 06.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nicola Albini

Our ambitious culture has conditioned us to believe that we live for these life-defining moments, particularly in our work, and that if we fail, we'll never have a second chance.

Things You Can Learn About Business From The Military

Quora | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
Quora

What can businesses learn from the military? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by p...

What We Learned From the Ebola Epidemic

Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact
Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H.

It took a coordinated response from the Department of Health and Human Services and partners around the government to fight this epidemic. Those efforts have made us better prepared than we were a year ago.

Life-Saving Tech Solutions Created From The Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

Jana Sweeny | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Jana Sweeny

Then the evacuees started to arrive in Baton Rouge. One woman desperately begged for my phone. Her husband was injured during the storm and they were plucked off their roof by separate helicopters. She didn't know where he was. She didn't know if he was alive. Since that time, everyday technology has made numerous and significant advances to keep people safe and families connected.

Hat Tricks: Why They Happen

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Hat tricks -- three goals in a game, like Carli Lloyd's feat at the Women's World Cup -- occur because the athlete and the team are in the flow. Flow ...

The Small Device We Take for Granted that Can Save Lives in Impoverished Areas

Abi Weaver | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact
Abi Weaver

Over the past year, as the global technology director or the American Red Cross, I have spent some time with residents of three settlements in Nairobi to better understand the fire risk and help find innovative solutions to this overwhelming problem. When fires occur, residents shout, ring bells, honk horns, crank sirens and use social media to alert others. Some residents risk their lives to suppress the fire using blankets and buckets, others douse their unaffected homes with water and sand or knock them down to stop the spread.

Going the Distance in the Entertainment Industry

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

Whatever you accomplish in this business will only come about if you pursue it. Nothing will come to you, no matter how much talent you may have.

How To Be On Time

Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Schupak for YouBeauty.com Before writing her book, “Never Be Late Again,” management consultant Diana DeLonzor was always, always lat...

Preparedness Fatigue: If The Mayans Were Right, Mix Me A Martini

Debra Ollivier | Posted 02.28.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

By the time I was in my early twenties my purse was filled with paraphernalia for chapped lips, chapped hands, unruly fingernails, allergies, parking lot thugs, cuts and bruises, bad hair, bad weather, bad breath and bad karma. When I became a mother, my purse ballooned to the size of Mont Blanc. It took awhile to realize that I was lugging around not just a lot of useless stuff; I was lugging around the what-if-you-never-know culture and anxiety of Preparedness.

My Wife's Purse, The Mini-Series

Lawrence Shulruff | Posted 07.18.2011 | Comedy
Lawrence Shulruff

No matter the situation my wife's always prepared. Like the time we were having a romantic fondue picnic when we ran out of sterno. Simple solution: she took her solar-powered Bunsen burner right out of her purse.

How Open To Opportunity Are You?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Have you ever made a radical change in outlook and expectations to create a better life? If I could wave a magic wand for you, what would you have happen?

Making an Impact in Chile

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

The damage from an 8.8 will be massive but it could have been far worse without Chile national program of disaster preparedness.

No Hurricane Worries? Not So Fast

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Here's the bad news about the quiet, almost peaceful hurricane season in 2009: Right away, people start thinking this is the norm. They start to relax and maybe even make fun of hurricanes.

WHO Take Note: Acute Pandemic Fears Should Not Overshadow Broader Concerns

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
World Vision

WHO decision-makers would do well to balance the H1N1 pandemic with their broader responsibility to set the right agenda for establishing better health care systems in developing countries.