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What's In a Name? Great Expectations. Just Ask Your Baby.

Christopher Phillips | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

Does it really matter what name we're given, or give ourselves? As I was holding dialogues for my newest philosophy book one of the questions that came up on more than one occasion -- especially when I was holding dialogues with expecting parents -- was, "What should a newborn expect?"

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

A Gift to Us

Catherine Nagle | Posted 04.15.2015 | Good News
Catherine Nagle

She woke up early in the morning before the dawn of light and started cooking a large pot of oatmeal. As she cooked, she put a fresh stick of butter on the table to soften for spreading on our toast. In between warming a bottle of milk for the baby, she managed to put on a pot of coffee.

How to Become the Person You'd Want to Marry

Catherine Nagle | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

I once read somewhere that if you're looking for the perfect man to fulfill your dreams, become the woman you would marry if you were a man. I thought this message was right on target and so clear that it got me to start working on my self-image and take my mind off what I expected from a man.

The Problem Is You

Peter Cunningham | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
Peter Cunningham

People who blame low-performing schools on poverty tend to make this argument to like-minded people in academic or on-line environments where the poor...

What To Do If You Accidentally Hit 'Reply All'

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business

Get ready to swallow your pride.

Are You Selfish or Self-Responsible?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Giving yourself up to avoid being called selfish is not self-responsible - it is manipulative and dishonest. When you give yourself up to avoid criticism, you are trying to control how another feels about you.

The Case Against Group Projects: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn From Them

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 03.06.2015 | Education
Rebecca Jackson

The most successful children are the ones who are able to take responsibility for things only within their area of control-- and let other things go. Easier said then done. In education, this concept can be an exceptionally ambiguous concept when children are asked to work on a group project.

4 Ways to Make a Real Life Change

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Siebold

Michael Jackson said it best in his 1988 hit song "Man in The Mirror" -- "I'm starting with the man in the mirror; I'm asking him to change his ways."...

Reaction Action Time

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Amy Elias, MS

What you do to pull me through the reaction, the positioned postured action of devolving, evolving spiraling down to the bottomed out triangulation- That's your action... Reaction.

Is Your Child Ready for a Pet?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

When you discuss acquiring a pet with your youngster, cover the topic of permanency. Help your child understand pets are not like toys that can be tossed aside or given away if he grows bored with them. Make sure he understands the commitment he is making is for the lifetime of the pet.

Do You Operate as a Child or Adolescent -- Or as an Adult?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Aaron works hard and earns a very good living for his family. He loves his work and feels a deep satisfaction in designing beautiful buildings for peo...

The Measles Outbreak: A Predictable Surprise

Terry Newell | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

Vaccination rates in many locales have dropped below the 95-percent level needed for "herd immunity." For too many, it seems, the individual's "right" to avoid vaccination trumps that individual's responsibility to help protect the community's most vulnerable citizens, who cannot be vaccinated due to age or medical condition.

10 Tips For Leadership When You're Not The Boss

| Suzanne Lucas | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

When founders and CEOs look to hire and promote managers, they want people who exhibit leadership. But how can you exhibit leadership if you're stuck ...

Taking Responsibility for My Actions

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I have a theory. If each one of us took the time to consider the consequences of our actions before we said or did something, we could create a real...

Free Speech vs. Responsible Speech: We Need to Talk, Again

Carla Seaquist | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

We need to talk -- again -- about how we exercise our basic, elemental, Constitutional right to free speech.

Lessons on Contagious Optimism, Hope and Global Citizenship

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

This morning I was walking on the sea shore on the outskirts of Rome, in the city of Ostia, where I find some time to relax and recharge my batteries.

Climbing the Steps (of Acceptance) in 2015

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

My goals for the new year can be summarized in one word: acceptance. These are some areas where I'd like to put it into practice.

The Mindset Shift Required to Get What You Want in Life

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

We all always have a choice. We all always have decisions to make. To know that we always have endless opportunities available to us is part of living truly empowered.

Learn to Delegate

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 03.10.2015 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

Leaders delegate. It is that simple. If leaders do not delegate, they do not lead long--or, at the very least, not very well. By delegating, more--mu...

Another New Year's Fix

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

It's only been one day after Christmas, and I'm already hearing about all the new healthy ways to de-stress and start the new year off right by lovi...

What I Learned From My First Semester in College

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

My first semester at the University of Pennsylvania has just ended. I'm flying back home, and I don't know what to think. It's been such a journey from the moment I stepped on campus all the way to today.

What Do I Do About Screen Time?

Dion Lim | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dion Lim

Parents worldwide struggle with how much screen time to allow children. To hit this ever-moving target, I have found questions to ponder more helpful than rules to follow. Here is a list of ones I hope will be useful for your family to discuss together.

Childhood: Where Trust Is Born or Torn

Mark Coleman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Coleman

Trust is a foundation of all individual and social relationships. Whether you ultimately trust yourself to be able to catch the ball, or put trust into others to guide your ongoing development, trust is an essential element of personal growth and success.

My Vote Doesn't Define Me -- Or You

Phu Nguyen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Phu Nguyen

Today, tomorrow, and in all my days before I die, I will be the president of my life despite who I vote to be the president of the United States. I take ownership of my failures and my successes, and I think the country would be significantly changed if we all did across all parties.