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The Other Benefits Of Meditation

Linda Lauren | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

Einstein once said, "Through meditation I found answers before I even asked the question." https://ideamensch.com/the-4-healthy-habits-of-highly-creat...

Unlocking Your Parental Intelligence -- Changing Your Parenting Life Style

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Why do children do what they do? What's on their minds? How can parents know their child's inner world? Do you ever wonder why your child behaves the...

This Pajama Brand Wants To Solve A Common, Uncomfortable Problem

Refinery29 | Posted 06.30.2016 | Style
Refinery29

Sleepwear might not be the first category that comes to mind when thinking of highly functionality-minded clothing.

How Solving Problems Pays the Bills - The Rest Is BS

Vicky Law | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Vicky Law

There was a time when the last thing I wanted in my life were problems. Now I'm a good scavenger of them. I'd even search for them in the garbage if I...

Shoutout To Woke Companies: You Could Win $100 Million To Change The World

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact

The MacArthur Foundation is putting some major cash behind the concept that one good idea can radically change the world for the better. The private f...

Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do When a Client Is Dishonest

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

What should you do if you encounter a client who lies, cheats, and eventually steals from you? That's what happened to Cynthia, who provided various marketing and PR services to a client I'll call Derrick, to protect the identity of the innocent and guilty.

Have Problems? Use This "10 List" Business Problem-Solving Formula Dr. Robert Schuller Taught Me

JP Maroney | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
JP Maroney

One of my favorite authors is the late Dr. Robert Schuller, the pastor who envisioned the Crystal Cathedral in California. A formula for problem-solv...

This 82-Year Young Man Redefined Social Entrepreneurship With A Fishing Rod. A Contrarian Thinker Like Steve Jobs

Karthik Rajan | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Karthik Rajan

I had more questions than answers. I was a teenager. "You have a choice." shared a well-wisher of mine with warmth in his voice. I still distinctly ...

A New Approach to Old Problems

Saskia Miller | Posted 04.19.2016 | Technology
Saskia Miller

Issues related to scarcity, education, and the environment have persisted throughout history - just browse a bible, or examine a cave painting for tha...

Secrets of X (Formerly GoogleX), Part 1

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.17.2016 | Business
Peter Diamandis

A lot of people think "having an idea" is the hardest part of starting a company or solving a problem. The fact is: the idea is probably the easiest part. The hard part is actually creating the ecosystem and infrastructure to allocate resources (talent, time, money) for rapidly evaluating and testing ideas. How do you create a culture where bad ideas are filtered out and people are continually motivated to keep trying new ideas?

What Important Issues Will Machine Learning Solve in the Next Few Years?

Quora | Posted 04.13.2016 | Technology
Quora

What important world issues do you envision machine learning solving in the next few years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing netwo...

Why You Need a Coaching Habit: Say Less and Ask More Questions

Shawn Vanderhoven | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Shawn Vanderhoven

Coaching people is like cooking: recipes take us only so far. To figure things out, we have to chuck a few noodles against the wall to see what sticks.

The Answer to Your Problem Is Three Questions Away

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 03.22.2016 | Women
Katherine Wintsch

We believe wholeheartedly that certain status symbols and external accomplishments are the key to our happiness and we push tirelessly to try and make them happen.

Experts Say Liberal And Conservative Brains Are Wired Differently

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living

In addition to casting different votes at the ballot box, it's no secret that liberals and conservatives view the world differently. There's even some...

Why Frustration Is Fantastic and How to Own It

Amy Crumpton | Posted 02.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

Frustration is not a reason to throw dirt on the fire and head home. You'll miss something stellar if you do. Frustration is the flame that lights up a dark situation and ushers us through to the sunrise.

Two Words That Are Getting in the Way of Your Happiness

Heather Gray | Posted 02.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Heather Gray

When people talk about why they aren't happy, they usually can quickly tick off a list of things. They talk about a job that is going nowhere, overwhelming financial debt, complicated relationships that are stressing them out, or being unhappy with where they are living.

Education and Sustainability

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.22.2016 | Education
Steven Cohen

Education is not just facts and concepts, but the application of knowledge and understanding to important tasks and problems. Measuring that type of learning requires more than standardized tests.

Beware of Labels

Estelle Williams | Posted 02.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Estelle Williams

Notwithstanding the professional help that needs to be sought in cases of addiction and other such critical issues, family and friends frequently find they must offer some response of support and will be on the front line to many a crisis.

5 Ways to Turn Rejection Into Opportunity

Brett Berhoff | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Brett Berhoff

Rejection is inevitable. It's safe to say that most people aren't into rejection. Could we also assume that it is on the top ten list of many peoples fears? GOOD NEWS ALERT! Rejection doesn't have to be feared, we can transform it into opportunity.

From Brainstorming to Ideation

Bill Donius | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Bill Donius

Brainstorming, the darling strategic planning management tool that dates back to the late 1930's, oftentimes in today's world comes up short of producing new, exciting and workable ideas.

Knowing Where to Look

Michael Neill | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

While I actually think that's beautiful in and of itself, I also love the question: If you had to sum up everything you've learned about life in one or two sentences, what would they be?

5 Ways to Enhance Your Problem-Solving Skills

Sara Hirsch | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Sara Hirsch

Because managers can have a heart wrenching effect on the people around, it is especially important for organizations to relate to these findings. But of course we could all benefit from enhancing our problem-solving skills. When faced with solving a problem start by asking yourself:

An Entrepreneurial Perspective on Philanthropy

Naveen Jain | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business
Naveen Jain

While well-meaning, the idea of writing a check and calling it "philanthropy" is extremely short-sighted and unfortunately, extremely pervasive. Instead, philanthropist should think like an entrepreneur and think of social challenges as an opportunity to create large enterprises.

Stop Throwing Yourself Off-Balance - 5 Factors to be Mindful of When Making Business Decisions

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

When business owners and executives attending my latest business transformation workshop instantly shouted their response to a question I posed, it re...

How to Help Your Team Make Good Decisions

David Dye | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
David Dye

In my experience working with thousands of leaders, this is one of the most untapped resources you have available to you, but it's also a big source of frustration.