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5 Top Reasons to Take a Yoga Teacher Training

Vyda Bielkus | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Vyda Bielkus

Of course, the skills you learn in teacher training will help you get started as a yoga teacher, but they can also enhance your current professional skill set allowing you to meet with long-term career success and satisfaction.

8 Professions Where You Can Make Way More Money With A Certificate

Posted 02.17.2015 | Business

It’s no secret that higher education often leads to better, and higher paying, jobs. But even if you are in a job that only requires a Bachelor’s ...

What School Won't Teach You About Creativity

Steve Moraco | Posted 02.13.2015 | College
Steve Moraco

Creativity is simply having a wide range of specific interests and activities and finding ways to combine them to communicate better, help people, or solve problems.

Business Lessons From 3 Iconic Movies

Austin Schneider | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

I have long been a fan of movies and the numerous things they have been able to do for people over the past century. They entertain us, they bring us together and they inspire us.

Awesome Blogs Every UX Designer Should Follow in 2015

Iva Turgut | Posted 01.30.2015 | Huffpost Code
Iva Turgut

Still looking for that perfect New Year's resolution? Well, deciding to read more is a great one to get your 2015 up to a great start.

What Makes Educational Technology Programs Work?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.29.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Alongside the thousands of free apps going into schools, there has also developed an entirely different approach to technology, one that integrates technology with teacher lessons and provides teachers with extensive professional development and coaching.

3 Common Communication Conundrums and How to Handle Them

Caryn Chow | Posted 01.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caryn Chow

The secret to communicating -- and more importantly, connecting, is to open your heart up more. Be open to being vulnerable.

Your Organization Does Amazing Things... So Why Doesn't Anyone Understand What You Do?

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Most organization leaders were concerned that even their own staff members couldn't 100% accurately relay their mission. So where does the breakdown happen?

How to Own a Phone Interview

Lauren Jessen | Posted 01.22.2015 | College
Lauren Jessen

If you're applying for a job or internship, don't let a phone interview ruin your chances for success. Here are 10 (and one bonus!) tips that will help you own your phone interview.

Selling You: Creating a Winning Professional Bio or Blurb

O'Brien Browne | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Keeping these points in mind will make writing your blurb fun and enjoyable because it is about giving to others; and giving is always grander and more joyful than taking - which is exactly the key ingredient that makes up a great blurb.

How to Give Yourself a Quick Performance Review

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Fourth in the series: 8 Moves to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet* How do you respond if someone asks you how you're doing? If you're anything like me, ...

The Side Hustle

Austin Schneider | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

You may consider work or class your day job. It is crucial to excel at these, but you still have a great amount of time outside of your day job that you can turn into actionable learning and improvement.

It's a New Year, Swallow Your Fear

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 01.09.2015 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

It's a new year! And, while we engage in the ritual of making resolutions to strengthen us to be greater individuals purposed to create a greater community, it is important we realize that the "new self" we long to become deserves the freedom of fearless living.

Student Motivation: Focusing on Excellence

Brad L. Johnson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Education
Brad L. Johnson

Why aren't more students motivated and why haven't we figured out how to get them motivated? The problem with motivation is not necessarily an issue with students or even with teachers as some might think.

The Power of 10,000 Women

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Managers play an essential role by helping their organizations enable women to find the right balance so they can work as productively and effectively as possible. Here are a few steps workplace leaders can take to help women achieve their full potential at work.

How To Recharge, Reignite or Reinvent Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Now is a great time to ramp up your career reinvention efforts and reflect upon what would gratify you in a career. If this is not the career you ordered, it's time to jumpstart your professional reinvention so you can regain control and thrive.

At the Holidays, It's Okay to Be Off Balance

Julie Cohen, PCC | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Julie Cohen, PCC

As you move through these final two weeks of 2014, give yourself space to think differently and experiment with new behaviors and choices. Although work and life may be messier and feel more unbalanced than you prefer, you may find yourself feeling jollier.

The 1 Question You Must Ask About Your New Job

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Gina Ciliberto

Are you given the proper support to fulfill these responsibilities? And, most importantly, can you handle more autonomy than you bargained for if you find yourself in an environment where the rules are, largely, up to you?

Sharpen Your Influence, Strengthen Your Leadership

Austin Schneider | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

Growing up, I'm sure you heard the expression, "If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you go too?" Time and time again we were told not to be a negative influence on others, and to choose friends who would be a positive influence.

No One Told Us! The Unspoken Challenges of Being an Executive Director

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 02.13.2015 | Money
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

The challenges are real and the job is tough, but being an Executive Director has the potential to be life-defining and unbelievably rewarding.

Sitting Is the New Smoking and a Hazard to Your Career Health

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

You've heard it before. We spend most of our waking hours at work, and many spend the majority of their time at a desk in front of a computer. Not to ...

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Christine Fruechte | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Christine Fruechte

Over the years, other opportunities have come my way, but I've chosen to stay for reasons that I hope will inspire others as we finish 2014 and set goals for the year ahead.

Accountability for the Top 95 Percent

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 02.10.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Moving to a focus on evidence-based reform will not solve all of the contentious issues about accountability, but it could help us focus the reform conversation on how to move forward the top 95% of teachers and schools -- the ones who teach 95% of our kids -- and how to put accountability in proper proportion.

Leading Coherence

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 02.02.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Over the past 10 years, I have visited dozens of schools with significant populations of students of color and students living in poverty that demonst...

Are You Connection Worthy? Managing Your LinkedIn Presence

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 02.01.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

By following these basic tips you will be not only be looking more professional, but acting more professional. Your network will expand properly and you will definitely be the connection worth having on LinkedIn!