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Damaged Goods

Beth Whitley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Sometimes, in trying to explain the impact that Rett Syndrome has had on our lives, I have referred to myself and my husband as "damaged goods." People don't respond to this very well.

Design Professionals Building Business Capabilities

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Riddhi Shah Experts and generalists are less than useful, however those who thoroughly master a discipline while having a broad gener...

The Creative Lone Wolf

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

The growing Creative Economy and the democratization of production is fostering a large generation of lone wolf professionals, competing fiercely for a place in the sun and their fifteen minutes of fame.

Why Mentoring Is About Being Real, Not Being Perfect

Annie Mais | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Annie Mais

Spend a minute thinking about the people who helped you get to where you are today--either in your career or life in general. Maybe it was that 8th grade history teacher who showed you pictures of exotic hummingbirds from her summer trip to Asia who made you believe you could travel the world just like her.

Hobnobbing With 'Givers' Mike Gamson and Alaina Percival

Charu Sharma | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Charu Sharma

I highly admired them for the infinite efforts they put into "giving," and especially, into mentoring students and professionals.

Land Grants, Extension and the Promise of Civic Science

Harry Boyte | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
Harry Boyte

We have become a nation of consumers of democracy, not producers of democracy. Today, as a result, Americans feel collective powerlessness to address mounting problems.

Profit From the Positive: 5 Strategies For Success At Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Stress and burnout aren't going away in our workplace, and as employees and businesses continue to manage in a culture of doing more with less, new, cutting edge tools are needed to help drive productivity, engagement, and results.

5 Experts That May Want To Call On During Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Whether you're involved in a negotiated divorce or a litigated one, there may come a point in time when an expert is needed to help resolve your case. The professional opinion provided by your expert is considered reliable testimony admissible on the record and in Court.

How High Schoolers Can Find and Benefit From a Mentor

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

What do Gwyneth Paltrow, Yves St. Lauren and Bob Dylan have in common? All of them got to the top of their fields with the support of a mentor. Mado...

5 Things That Creative Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Andre 3000

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 06.09.2013 | Arts
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

In following Andre's music career, acting career and his entrepreneurial endeavors there are quite a few things that I believe many creative professional can learn from the success of Andre Benjamin's journey as an artist.

Working-Class Incomes Fell After Crisis, While The Bosses Saw Pay Rise

Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

The sluggish economy has been more sluggish for some than others. The median earnings of working class people fell more than 4 percent between 200...

PHOTOS: 14 Ambitious Amateurs Who Made It Big

Jack Hitt | Posted 07.17.2012 | Books
Jack Hitt

America's amateur status has produced one generation after another of tinkerers and fiddlers--kids in dorms, grownups in garages--poking around with a new idea, some of which occasionally become a pair of bifocals, a desktop computer, or a whole new way to organize human society.

Plan C Redefines the American Dream

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It's all about having choices. People have been creative and innovative with their careers since the economic downturn and the Plan C option empowers workers to design a scenario that taps their strengths and plays to their passions like never before.

Teaching As A Second Career

Second Act | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

Sitting at your desk at your corporate job, have you ever wished you were back at school? If so, why not consider teaching?...

Industry Trends & Talent Development Needs in Health Care

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

The health care industry is currently faced with many challenges. Pressures to reduce the cost of health services, concerns regarding health care effi...

A Resolution Worth Keeping

Christopher Reeve | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christopher Reeve

I propose that qualified men and women volunteer their time to help students in their respective cities with their homework -- help them excel in school and ultimately find success later in life.