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Respect

Get Out of My Office!

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 12.27.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

You need to be very specific about what your "availability" means. If you don't, you will foster a situation where familiarity breeds contempt or, at the very least, lack of respect.

Why You Need To Talk To Your Parents About Aging

Deborah King | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Deborah King

It's not easy for anyone when the time to put away the car keys is reached: the time when he or she has to relinquish that great worldwide symbol of independence -- driving a car. It happens for some at earlier ages than for others. Sight starts to fail and driving at night becomes increasing difficult. Reflexes slow and the foot moves slower from the gas to the brake.

Seasoned Friends

Jo Tinyow | Posted 12.08.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Jo Tinyow

As I get older, I'm learning that friends and even partners will come and go but those that stay will be worth every moment.

Faith in Citizens

Joan Blades | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Joan Blades

I've come to believe that even if there was agreement in the U.S. that climate is a key concern, we would do a poor job of addressing the problem. Adversarial solutions will not suffice -- we must learn to hold the tensions of our differences and use this tension to inspire solutions that are better than we have yet imagined.

4 Beliefs That Hold You Back

Anita Moorjani | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita Moorjani

I've realized that it's more important to be myself than it is to be positive. And as a result, when I am positive, it is genuine and authentic.

Practicing Mindful Acts of Kindness

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 12.06.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Showing kindness to others is possible when we make a commitment to practice loving-kindness and well-wishing, regardless of the difficulty or disappointment of the situation.

How One Professor, One Student and One Class Showed that One Dollar Can Change the World

Valerie Alexander | Posted 11.29.2014 | Education
Valerie Alexander

The assignment was for each student to present a persuasive discourse about why he or she deserved the cash, with the class voting and the winning speaker getting it all (and no, no one was allowed to vote for themselves).

Why You Need to Be Seen

Craig Dowden | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

In our offices, we are so consumed with working through the seemingly never-ending volume of work that we can forget to even acknowledge people walking by.

Bottom of the Ninth for 'The Right Way'

Richard French | Posted 11.22.2014 | Sports
Richard French

I've never met Derek Jeter but having watched his entire career I'm willing to bet that if asked how he feels about being a role model to so many fans, he would say he was just doing his job the best way he knew how.

My Abusive Relationship: My Metamorphosis

Lani Buess | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lani Buess

I questioned why I continued to stay. Was it habit? Some sadistic sense of comfort? Did I think we'd change back into the people we once were? I'm not a weak person. I grew up in such a loving home. My parents have a beautiful marriage. What's wrong with me?

Dear Abby's Non-Apology Is Ridiculous

Tony Posnanski | Posted 11.16.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

You said, "it's important to make beneficial lifestyle changes to promote healthy weight, just as it is important to have healthy self-esteem." You are trying to tell people that you can only feel good about yourself if you are not fat.

For Happiness, the Delete Key Is Your Friend

Valerie Alexander | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

Recently, I had to ask a friend for help. This person is in a position to help me, with very little sacrifice, and yet, he said, "No." He had a long e...

The Salaam Games: Coming to a Stadium Near You!

Atif Choudhury | Posted 11.08.2014 | Home
Atif Choudhury

What if we could bring a broad range of these personalities in the Muslim world together for an event celebrating diversity while showcasing unity, strength, and peace?

Why I Wrote A Book About A Transgender Child

Jessica Herthel | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Jessica Herthel

My husband and I looked at each other and breathed sighs of relief. They got it. Or at least, they got enough of it. I had told them that Jazz was a girl born with a boy body and yet never once did it occur to my girls to refer to Jazz as "he" or "him."

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

The Right Parenting Style

Tami Shaikh | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Tami Shaikh

As parent, I think our parenting style has changed also. We want our children to be critical thinkers and leaders, so we encourage them to question us and believe in their own decision. Yet we are sometimes shocked at their independence and confidence.

We Could All Benefit From This Hashtag

Isabel Song | Posted 10.22.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

Let's just respect all people for just being who they are and for living or having lived. Let's just respect people and lead happier, more fulfilled lives that aren't marred by the exhausting practice of judging everyone we see.

9 Things De La Salle Football Taught Me About Life

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 10.19.2014 | Sports
Kathleen Buckstaff

In 2011, my middle-school son came to me and said he wanted to attend a football summer camp at De La Salle. I asked what was De La Salle. I could see my son wanted to go with every ounce of his being. The school was an hour and a half drive from our house.

What Legacy Does Derek Jeter Leave Behind?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 10.18.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

It is easy to look back and find players who perhaps had higher batting averages, or more stolen bases, or even have done more philanthropic work. But what Jeter leaves behind is his ability to do it all. He is the whole package.

Lessons From a Skinhead

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The contents of this post may be sensitive for readers. Frank Meeink beat the odds; he survived. An Irish-Italian kid, he grew up in the slums of Sou...

Linda: Miami, Florida, July, 2014

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I pull up to the guard gate of the nursing home to visit my Mom, who is there recovering from three broken ribs incurred in a fall. I hand my driver's...

It's on Me: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Brodinsky

No one is perfect, and it can be a long battle back to regain the respect and the trust, but you can start by admitting you are wrong, saying you are sorry and apologizing to those you offended, or who were hurt by your actions. But act quickly.

The Golden Rules of Manners, Now and for the Future

Christa Dowling | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

It's all about manners! Not the old-fashioned kind, white gloves and all, but the kind of behavior that will assist you in your daily endeavors through communicating ideas, electronically and otherwise.

Let It Go

Lisa Longo | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

What if we all let go of hate and fear? What if we embraced kindness and compassion? What if today we found our inner hero and we were all brave enough to stand our ground for what we know what is right?