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3 Reasons You Will Get a Raise in 2016

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Before a raise comes, you are typically doing a bigger job than you are getting paid for. Take a hard look at yourself and your work ethic. If you want a raise you should always do these things.

Selective Good and Selective Silence -- The Politics of Corporate Social Good and Guns

Rebecca Bond | Posted 11.23.2015 | Crime
Rebecca Bond

People who sell dangerous products have always endured a conflict. As global brands, they must weigh conscience with commerce. Efforts to keep people safe must be seriously undertaken, otherwise it is superficially selective in social good.

Practice Peace

Donna Henes | Posted 11.19.2015 | Religion
Donna Henes

One by one and all together we must learn and practice the ways of peace, cooperation, compassion, forgiveness and understanding. We must put our spirit into action and be the change we seek -- in our hearts, in our homes, in our relationships and in our communities.

You Are the Variable

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

It's all on you for your life and it's all on me for mine. So, what's it going to be next time you end up in a less than desirable situation, are you going to turn inward and take responsibility for how you got there? Or are you going to lash out? The choice is yours, no one else's.

How to Ignite Your Personal Power in Two Simple Steps

Carla Schesser | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Carla Schesser

Whenever you blame something outside of yourself for the way your life currently is, you are giving your power away. You convince yourself that you have no power, and that there's nothing you can do because you aren't in control.

Dear Family Whisperer: Take a Holiday and Let Your Kids Work

Melinda Blau | Posted 10.28.2015 | Parents
Melinda Blau

We need a new national holiday: Give Your Kid a Real Job Day. I'm all for Bring Your Child to Work Day. It's vital to model persistence and creativity for our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Choosing Happiness

Pekka Pirhonen | Posted 10.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pekka Pirhonen

The most important element of happiness is this: Happiness is a decision. The core of self-leadership is in controlling your mind, choosing your focus with awareness -- both internally and externally. Facing the decision element leads to responsibility.

We Are All Responsible

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Matthieu Ricard

As for global responsibility, we need to increase our awareness of the interdependent nature of our world: each of our actions is fundamentally interconnected with everything else. The Buddha taught that we are not separate, but instead exist as part of a web of living beings.

Life Questions Man

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bill Halamandaris

Like many others, I have been profoundly moved by the Pope's visit to America this week. What a great and godly man. His homily in Philadelphia Satur...

Childhood, the Best Teacher of Life

Keyon Bayani | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keyon Bayani

As little kids, when we got an idea we'd get all excited and would naturally, without thinking, share it with our friends. There was no fear of reje...

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

Well-Being Is a Skill: A Cheat Sheet for Daily Practice

Lara Fielding | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lara Fielding

It seems most of us assume that balance and emotion regulation "should" just happen effortlessly, magically. The truth is, we become what we practice every day. So if we get stuck in habitual extremes and imbalance -- that will be reflected in our reality.

There's No Such Thing as an Adult and No One Has Their Shit Together

Nicole Martin | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Martin

We think that there is a certain age that you turn where suddenly things just make sense and you have all the knowledge to make the right choices. Then you grow up and realize that there's no such thing as an adult.

Three Americans on a Train to Paris: The Roots of Heroism

Ervin Staub | Posted 09.01.2015 | Science
Ervin Staub

What enabled the three young Americans to attack and stop the well-armed man on the train from Amsterdam to Paris, most likely saving many lives, including their own?

The Forgotten Ideal of Maturity

Tom Morris | Posted 08.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

There's an old ideal that we seem to have forgotten throughout much of our culture. What I have in mind is maturity. Say the word now and people think...

Marriage Preparation

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.18.2015 | Weddings
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

There probably aren't many people who haven't heard the words "marriages take a lot of work." This is a good thing to be aware of prior to making a marital commitment. Knowing that that's the way it is, minimizes the likelihood of feeling surprised or broad-sided when the inevitable breakdowns occur.

Regrets and What to Do With Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.

New App, Fam-ess, Teaches Kids Financial Responsibility

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.11.2015 | Education
Craig Newmark

75% of American households live paycheck to paycheck and 25% have no savings at all. With our consumer debt hovering at $11.5 Trillion, it is clear th...

7 Things All College Freshmen Should Know About Money

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Steve Siebold

Heading off to college for the first time is quite the learning experience for most young adults. While there are a lot of things to get used to and figure out living on your own for the first time, one of the biggest adjustments to make is over money.

Learning to Eat What You Hunt

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 08.04.2015 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

Like most of us I have read about the brave dentist, Walter James Palmer from Bloomington, MN who paid $50,000 to shoot Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. I...

In One Month: A New Earth; Shots From Pluto and a Missing Sun

Audrey Peterman | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

I cannot recall a more eventful month than this July: We discovered the first Earth-like planet outside our solar system, capped a nine-and-a-half year space journey with the first shots back from Pluto, and saw the first report of a landmass "missing" its sun.

7 Existential Life Lessons in Woody Allen's Irrational Man

Skye Cleary | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Skye Cleary

Could you murder, if it was for a good cause? Woody Allen's movie Irrational Man toys with this question, and whether murder can be justified on existential grounds.

Why Good Leaders Need to Be Un-Reasonable

Terrie Upshur-Lupberger | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Terrie Upshur-Lupberger

When was the last time you heard a politician or company leader say, "I apologize; I didn't keep the promise I made to you." Instead, they (and we) offer a litany of reasons why the result didn't happen and it always involves how other people or circumstances got in the way.

A Different Type of Independence: A July 4th Reflection

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

Freedom without direction leads to confusion, and independence without rules creates chaos. That is why children need rules in order to grow, and adults need a compass in order to navigate the turbulent waves of our world.

Suza Scalora

Your Primary Responsibility in Life | Suza Scalora | Posted 07.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Life is not as complicated as our minds lead us to believe. In this powerful video, Eckhart Tolle explains the deeper meaning beneath the word respons...