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4 Ways Positivity Increases Your Competitive Edge at Work

Tyler C Beaty | Posted 10.02.2016 | Business
Tyler C Beaty

During the latter part of my 20-year corporate career, I was unhappy and admittedly not very positive. My unhappiness impacted my performance and ultimately cost me my job. I hope this article helps you avoid making the same mistakes I made.

How-to Dreams

Scott Lyons | Posted 09.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Scott Lyons

I had vivid dreams when I was a teenager. It must have been the hormones. Usually the dreams were of the normal teenager variety and uncommonly rich. But given the right mixture of hormones and stress, the incubative prowess of the subconscious mind would display itself.

Working the Night Shift: Problem Solving via Dreams

Gigi Stewart | Posted 09.22.2016 | Science
Gigi Stewart

I call it "dreamscaping" and it's been happening with my recipe development for about six years and even longer than that for other aspects of my work like writing science-based nutrition and wellness articles.

Can We Change How We Parent? Unlocking Your Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Do you ever wonder why your child behaves the way she does? How many times in a single day do you ask yourself, "Why did she do that?"

When Kids Read Other Kids' Minds: From Preschool to Middle School

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Understanding the minds of children and their development is critical for parents who want to unlock their Parental Intelligence.

12 Quick and Effective Tips to Resolve Work Place Conflict

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

View conflict as an opportunity to expand and grow your thinking and business. Can you think of a time when conflict actually grew your business once it was productively discussed and resolved?

How to Move Through the Hard Parts

Amy Crumpton | Posted 08.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo at stocksnap.io by Chelsea Francis It was a Thursday morning at 5:00 a.m. I drug myself out of bed and headed toward the kitchen to make a cup ...

'Sleeping On It' Really Does Help You Solve Your Problems

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're struggling to solve a particularly difficult problem in your waking hours, it might be time to take a break and snooze instead. A recent stu...

Compromising Positions

Mallory Stevens | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Mallory Stevens

There are four basic ways people can deal with conflict at different times - competition, avoidance, accommodation and collaborative problem-solving. These strategies depend on the level of concern people in dispute have for their own outcome vis-à-vis the other party's outcome. (It's called the Dual Concern Model.)

Donald Trump Rocks Vegas Crowd

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Steve Siebold

While many people might not take him seriously as a candidate for president of the United States, his rhetoric is scratching the proverbial itch of Americans through his no-holds barred, bold and direct, politically incorrect approach to the country's problems.

4 Words to Solve Anything -- Part 2

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

In the three months since these 4 words first occurred to me, I've yet to find a problem they can't solve. Be present, be positive. In 4 Words t...

Goal Setter or Problem Solver?

Rick McDaniel | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Rick McDaniel

The issue may come down to the dichotomy between goal setting and problem solving. Those who are energized by establishing and achieving bold, new directives are goal setters. But if the plans for the future drain you of motivation and you're more of a here and now person then you are a problem solver.

Solve Your Problems by Not Trying to Solve Them

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 06.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jock Gilchrist

Let's take a look at how we go about problem-solving. First, what exactly is a problem? "Problem" is defined as: a matter or situation regarded as u...

3 Approaches to Solving Problems

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

When faced with a conflict with someone else, people often do not know how to proceed. Having a method to deal with problems can be helpful.

Holistic, Student-Centered School in Bali Inspires U.S. Teacher Once Again

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
M. Shannon Hernandez

I had pretty much given up on the idea of ever entering a school classroom again as a K-12 teacher. Maybe it was the accusation of professional misconduct for giving a group of students a hug that left me soured?

What Sherlock Holmes Can Teach Us About Problem Solving

Zach Dundas | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts
Zach Dundas

As I reread all 60 original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, I realized that Holmes cracks problems with a method more accessible than I thought. In fact, you could call his approach the Seven-Step Solution.

Be Sensitive to Others

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 06.11.2016 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

Those running any organization do not have the luxury of dealing with one problem at a time.

Six Lessons in Critical Thinking from a Professional Critical Thinker

Joe De Sena | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Joe De Sena

We sat down with Risa Mish, Professor of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Leadership at Cornell University, for Spartan Up! The Podcast to find out how to maximize our own critical thinking.

How to Find Your Motivation Again: The Importance of 'Persisting' Rather Than 'Starting Over'

Eva Barros Campelli | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Eva Barros Campelli

Persisting means to grow up in a very long path, which is made of so many attempts, big mistakes and little successes. It means constantly training to achieve perfection without having to be perfect in everyday life. It means reaching a productive harmony rather than an unsustainable, counterproductive perfection.

Moving Beyond Problem Solving: A Potential-Based Approach

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 05.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Puiman

Asking these two questions gives me the freedom to work with what is wanting to happing, instead of spending my energy on either pushing or pulling.

Why Chess?

John Koshy | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
John Koshy

If you favor intelligence over strength, then think chess. Unlike some other games, chess does not rely on luck, muscular strength or brute force. It is a brain over brawn exercise and an exquisite art form that has existed for more than 1500 years.

How to Solve Problems Like Henry Ford and Other Genius Inventors

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Tyler Tervooren

Any problem you're struggling with will benefit from a thinking strategy because it clears away potential for misunderstanding -- it's impossible to move forward until you understand the principles.

How to Make Any Problem Vanish

Debbie Hampton | Posted 06.07.2015 | Divorce
Debbie Hampton

The actual circumstances aren't the problem. The problem is your thinking of them as a problem. When you change your perspective about a situation, the situation changes instantly. The problem vanishes because you no longer view it as a problem.

College Students Are Robots?

Dr. Philip L. Yeagle | Posted 05.31.2015 | Education
Dr. Philip L. Yeagle

While there are many problems in higher education and each of these issues deserves careful analysis, I focus here on the individual student and her/his educational experience in the electronic age.

4 Steps to Developing a Solution Orientation

Daniel Horgan | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

For many of us, our human reaction to problems needs a makeover. It's time to take a stand and gain control of how we approach the problem. We have got to adopt a solutions-oriented mindset.