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Not All Rules Are Worth Following

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel DiPiazza

Take more risks. I'm begging you. The most powerful action you'll ever take is one that you're not 100 percent certain about. The most powerful sentence you'll ever say is, "Let's just see what happens."

5 Rules For Your First Boot Camp Class

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 03.12.2015 | Comedy
Rebecca Smith Masterson

Here are five things you need to know before attending a boot camp class. You're welcome.

Children's Sports And Learning The Rules Of The Game

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 03.10.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Children learn the rules of the game by playing sports. Under those rules, you sometimes prevail and you sometimes lose. Those rules may not always seem fair, but as long as they apply equally to all participants, they teach a most valuable lesson.

When the Rules Don't Have to Rule: Lessons From the Narbonne Gauchos

Clark Power | Posted 03.10.2015 | Sports
Clark Power

Rules should ordinarily be upheld, and adolescents should be taught the function that rules serve. Yet enforcing rules that do not take into account the violator's knowledge and intention undermines adolescents' trust in authority.

The Laws of War Dr. Ben Carson Opposes Are Actually Christian Values

John A. Tures | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Dr. Ben Carson claims that our war with ISIS shouldn't have any laws, because rules of war are "politically correct." But does he realize that many of those rules of war have their origins in Christianity?

8 Rules for a Random Planet

Richard Koch | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Richard Koch

Many of us go through life as if it were a steeplechase where we have to go round a well-defined racecourse, jump over a specified number of fences, each conveniently labelled, and strain every sinew to get ahead of the field and cross the winning line.

5 Ways to Deal With the College Kids Coming Home

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

It's that remarkable time of year parents of college kids have been looking forward to with excitement and just a little bit of trepidation. While we can't wait to see our kids when they are home for holiday vacation, we are also not exactly clear what to expect.

A Financial Services Marketing Girl's Guide To Surviving A Compliance Conference

April Rudin | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
April Rudin

Our audience looked shell-shocked although it was only the morning of day 2. Deer in the headlights-I think I was the only one in the room smiling. How could I lighten their load? This is not a funeral nor a death sentence I thought. 6 years later, has anything really changed?

Traditional Virtues Trump Ethics Codes

Brad Reid | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

So, are virtues a matter of genetics or environmental influences? I have no answer to this question except to say that it is the wrong question in this conversation.

The 3 Rules Of My House

Sara Goldstein | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

I will take my coffee peacefully. No, I'm not making some for you. You want to help me make it? Fine. Take notes on my ratios. That could actually be useful information for Sunday. How old do you have to be to drink coffee? I don't care how old you are, you just have to have a job.

Ten Rules for Business Success Survive a Century

Marty Zwilling | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Business success is still more about the people than the technology or idea involved. As an angel investor and a mentor to entrepreneurs I still see this every day.

The 10 Mortal Sins of a Moms' Night In

Kelly Fig Smith | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Kelly Fig Smith

2. You bring a non-infant, non-breastfeeding child person with you. What the what? Enough said. Enough said.

6 Things I Let My Third Child Do

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

I used to get so annoyed when outdoor toys found their way indoors: sand buckets and pool noodles, hula hoops and soccer balls, the tricycle, the scooter. Now, I just take three deep breaths and look away.

Rules of Life

Frank A. Weil | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

In primitive societies when the organizing principles were pretty simple, there were some basic rules that were strictly followed. For example, the ma...

What You Can Learn From (Yes) Duggar Family Dating Rules

Ravishly | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Ravishly

You don't have to birth 19 kids, be a Christian, wear a purity ring, have long-ass hair, or agree with any of the politics of the Duggar family to apply their rules about dating and courtship to your own life.

How The Giver Gets It Wrong

Charles Alexander | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Alexander

The Giver is off the point in 2014. Yes, our current governments aren't good for us. But the answer is not less government and fewer rules. We need strong, independent governments that can be an effective counterweight to the increasing power of corporations.

Hey Kid! I Have Rules Too!

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Tara Kennedy-Kline

Fighting with a 13-year-old over why he can't take his Kindle to school is like arguing with my cat about why he shouldn't throw up on my rug... it's senseless.

Anticipatory Anxiety Sucks

Maria Senise | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

To my unpleasant surprise, I was told that I have to interview to substitute teach in the school district I've been working for the past five years. I...

Why Rules Matter

Gary A. Olson | Posted 10.08.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

It is not that compassion and flexibility are bad; it is that in violating rules and deadlines, other people might be injured or disadvantaged.

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

We Can't Do That Here

Gary A. Olson | Posted 09.20.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

Knowing whether your proposed change would be governed by an institutional rule or a policy, or if it is merely a matter of procedure, is important.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

To the CEO of Cracker Barrel

Tony Posnanski | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Tony Posnanski

Joe did not give money from the register. Joe did not give away merchandise. He gave away a corn muffin that is given to almost every person that walks into Cracker Barrel. Not only that, but he gave it to a man that was hungry.

Will Proposed Airline Rules Really Help Passengers?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

At 36,361 words, the document laying out the latest proposed Transportation Department passenger protection rule is an epic, a few pages longer than Franz Kafka's novella "The Metamorphosis."

Excellence in Executing: Business Owners' Code of Conduct

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 08.03.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

I firmly believe that if these general rules are applied on a daily basis, growth and success are inevitable for your company as well.