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IS PROGRESS REAL?

Richard Koch | Posted 01.31.2017 | Business
Richard Koch

Is modern society better than that of the eighteenth century, or the Renaissance, or ancient Greece or Rome? The relentless 24/7 news media portray a...

Politics and the Psychotherapist

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The world has changed drastically since the results of the November 8th election, and with it the psychotherapist's task. The focus on our personal li...

A Year in Review, What It Means To Be Female in Nigeria

Mary Olushoga | Posted 12.20.2016 | Women
Mary Olushoga

Nigeria has a long way to go when it comes to supporting women's rights and gender equality. Religion and culture affect how women are treated in soci...

Change is a Process

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Change is a process. It takes time. It takes focus and effort. Especially when we are talking about changing an established behavior. On the rare bles...

Change is a Process

Ellie Newman | Posted 11.07.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Change is a process. It takes time. It takes focus and effort. Especially when we are talking about changing an established behavior. On the rare bles...

Why All Progressives Must Vote For Hillary

Robert Reich | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Robert Reich

I continue to hear from many people who call themselves progressives or liberals, but tell me they won’t vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming el...

Inequalities: A New Approach?

Marc Fleurbaey | Posted 09.30.2016 | World
Marc Fleurbaey

This report suggests a new approach to inequalities and social progress. This comes from reading many chapters and since these texts are long, and the synthesis will not be written soon, let me explain why I have the impression of an interesting "big picture" story emerging from these hundreds of pages. (Note: it is actually easy to browse chapters on the platform, so please check for yourself if you agree with my reading!)

One Step, Followed By Another

Carl Phillips | Posted 09.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carl Phillips

This is the pressure most of us put ourselves under. We berate ourselves. We beat ourselves up for not being what we could be, for not being motivated enough, for not moving quickly enough.

Reframing Forgiveness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.

Father Loss And More

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The father plays a major role in who we are and who we become; his absence may occupy the center stage of a person's life.

Can Technology Make Our Lives Better?

Marianna Glynska | Posted 06.17.2016 | Technology
Marianna Glynska

The twenty-first century has brought us a lot of innovations, and we are now facing a new era, the era of great technological achievements. But how do...

Confessions of a Former Fundamentalist: Progress, Utopia and the Kingdom of God

Eric Simpson | Posted 04.27.2016 | Religion
Eric Simpson

One of the primary characteristics of fundamentalism is the use of confirmation bias, but this merely speaks to a deeper issue that is part and parcel...

It's Complicated: On Tubman, Race, and Progress in America

Michael W. Waters | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

As I witness another family in line at the grocery store wrestling with hard decisions in the checkout line, seeking to determine what items they must leave at the store because they cannot afford it all, I will question whether or not this is the freedom Harriet Tubman fought for.

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

The Unsettling of America: The Next Phase of Progress In/At Work

Sophie Wade | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Sophie Wade

Doing nothing is also a choice, but it cannot be a step forward for you or your business. Progress is the lifeblood of the American people and has been the cornerstone of this country's success. It is not a question of 'if' or 'why', but 'when' and 'how' you and your company adapts.

How We Measure Progress is a Question of Evolution

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.03.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Lise Pretorius, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community We are in an age of extreme risk and incredible opportu...

Betrayal (Some Thoughts)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to keep in mind the ubiquitous nature of betrayal that has been with us since the beginning of time and to recognize our capacity to betray and be betrayed.

4 Unexpected Benefits of Increasing Focus

Gordon Tredgold | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Gordon Tredgold

Most of us would agree that there are a lot of benefits to being more focused, it improves clarity, helps us identify what is most important, improves decision making and allows us to be more effective. These are all important especially in the short-term, but there are also some mid-long-term benefits of being more focused.

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2017 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

Twitter Pays Homage To MLK's Legacy With #IHaveADream2016

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.14.2016 | Black Voices

The day before Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Jan. 15, a hashtag inspired by his renowned "I Have A Dream" speech in 1963 began to trend on Twitte...

5 Reasons Why 2016 Will Accelerate Environmental Progress

Fred Krupp | Posted 01.04.2017 | Green
Fred Krupp

With the Paris framework in place, momentum for bottom-up, decentralized market-based policies will only increase -- and at the core of such systems are transparency and integrity.

Can Faith be Friends With Robots?

Clarrise Ng | Posted 11.25.2016 | Religion
Clarrise Ng

Faith in itself, like a life buoy, sometimes a life buoy, is not automatic. It is never certain in the questions it tries to answer in the first place, and those who attempt to answer it often have to look beyond automatic survival and intuition to discover possible answers.

3 Things That Will Always Stand In The Way Of Your Goals

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 11.02.2016 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

There are a million reasons why not, but there is one good reason why, which is this: You just have to persevere. No matter what happens, it's the way it is, and you have to keep going. And that is where the optimism lives. If you truly believe that you can do it no matter what, you've got this.

5 Actions You Should Never Regret

Alexandra Harra | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Once we acknowledge that we must undertake these five actions with joy and without regret, we feel fully confident that no circumstance of the past can dim the brilliance of our future.

Why Is the United Nations Important in Our Lives?

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.16.2016 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

The UN day is approaching. On October 24th the United Nations celebrates its 70th Anniversary, a milestone in history after World War II. Conceived as a unifier of states and populations, its central mission was to restore international peace and ensure security.