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Design Philosophy Driving Breakthrough Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

There are processes, methods and tools that make our ability to create predictable, reliable and repeatable. However, when breakthrough innovation is ...

'People Never Lie So Much as Before an Election, During a War, or After a Hunt.'

David Sable | Posted 03.14.2016 | Business
David Sable

Having just completed an around-the-world tour, I can report with accuracy and honesty that wherever I went, wherever I go, the topic of the U.S. elections raises its sometimes ugly, sometimes comic, sometimes tragic head as people, everywhere, perceive it as affecting them in one way or another.

The Old Testament Pool Player

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.29.2016 | Education
Mitch Ditkoff

All of us tell stories, even if we don't think of ourselves as "storytellers." And the plots of our stories are about anything and everything: our day, how we met our spouse, the moment we found God, lost our virginity or why the fender bender was the other guy's fault.

The Cost of Compassion

Melanie DeSimone | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Melanie DeSimone

I can't help it. I think too much. I wonder too often. I work too hard to make sense of things. And the thing that is puzzling me right now is why people pull away from those experiencing deep and lasting pain.

There Is No Such Thing as Failure

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 01.08.2016 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

In a world that prizes how fast something can be done, we are no longer allowing ourselves to sit in the middle of a mistake or a failed attempt and mull it over, view it differently, or to even make a mistake at all.

Pregnant at 40!

Michele Corvi | Posted 12.21.2015 | Women
Michele Corvi

I had a plan. I have always had a plan. At the age of twelve, I decided I was going to go to Santa Clara University, become a lawyer, and fight agai...

The Mile High Club

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

I once went to second base with a stranger on a plane. He was my seatmate on the red-eye from Los Angeles to New York. We never spoke or exchanged nam...

How I Became Me and Not Her

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 11.04.2015 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

With age and experience, I know now that it's possible I would have just stepped into my mother's shoes, maybe not as a waitress, but as some other hard-working female who never got to live her dreams. This would have been what my mom called "life" but for me it would have been death.

Choose to Not Follow Your Passion -- You Will Remain Caged

Greg Frucci | Posted 10.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Shee actually never read the book from cover to cover, Shee would simply open it to whatever page her hands chose. You're sitting at your desk or la...

Making Love on a Whim

Oliver Leung | Posted 10.07.2015 | Technology
Oliver Leung

There are plenty of opportunities to find prospects online, but according to Eve Peters, <5 percent of matches on today's dating apps actually culminate in a date, and it takes an average of two weeks of back-and-forth texting to build up to a single real-life encounter.

The Books You're Fated to Read

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 09.24.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

It is that very particular exhilarating feeling, when you find a book so scrumptious and exotic you open it with a whisper and close it with a sigh. You've found this book through no one's urging or description or advertising. You wandered alone, woozy in towering aisles with books stacked up to another altitude, on a day when no one seems to have this same idea.

Know Place Like Home: Stepping Underneath the Waterfall That Is Nodus Tollens

Greg Archer | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

Look around. Many people seem to be feeling as if they are in a profound transition, both professionally and personally. For many us, it may feel as if we have been placed on a cosmic see-saw, especially this summer.

An Odd to Oneness

Kanan Dhru | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Kanan Dhru

All my introspective thoughts had suddenly vanished and I got goosebumps simply by thinking, how wonderful it was to be a human being! I was ready to face the world! Sometimes all it takes is the presence of a stranger to start believing in yourself all over again.

Serendipity: How Understanding It Has Afforded Opportunities to Thrive Personally and Professionally

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

Ever since I started my journey in bringing E-Colors in Education to every school in June of 2013, I began with Texas educators and schools I had established a connection.

5 Steps to Reset Your Mood for More Power

Rajesh Setty | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

There is a part of the brain called Amygdala that has only one job -- to react. Centuries ago, the job of the amygdala was to come up with a "flight or fight" response to threats. We have evolved now you generally don't need to exercise your "fight or flight" response often.

First Degree Murder and Two Degress of Separation Make a 360 Degree Connection

Joanne Dagonese | Posted 04.02.2015 | Crime
Joanne Dagonese

Although I don't make routine stops to read every story that pops up on my screen, for some reason that day, I did.

Courting Life's Treasures Through Serendipity

Faisal Hoque | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Conversations about serendipity, synchronicity, and chance encounters are never ending and have been going on for hundreds of years. That's because most treasures in life come in accidental occurrences.

Serendipity and Santa Claus: 9 Unscientific Observations

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

As the months passed, I thought about serendipity. I paid attention to moments that were surprising and delightful -- finding the perfect T-shirt on sale, getting a tip on a story, making a new friend at a meeting -- and I tried to notice what state I was in when serendipitous things happened.

The Future of Getting Lost

Mark Fallows | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.

Serendipity 3's Recipe For Frozen Hot Chocolate

Epicurious | Posted 10.22.2014 | Taste
Epicurious

It's super-easy and the perfect treat to get you through this late-August heat.

Dare to Be 100: Dyson Serendipity

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Freeman Dyson has one of my source minds. He as a physicist occupies Einstein's chair at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study. He is now 91 year...

7 Mindful Steps to Make Love Happen Anywhere

Francesca Hogi | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

I have singles tell me all the time they want love to "just happen." Well, that can only happen if you are in a mental and emotional place to receive the positive attention of others.

'I Am A Divorce Attorney Who Still Believes In Love'

Michele Corvi | Posted 07.29.2014 | Divorce
Michele Corvi

Serendipity has been defined as the ability to find luck or happiness in unlikely places. My mother was right; love found me when I was least expecting it, on the banks of a remote river in Alaska.

How Disney Sabotaged Our Love Lives

Ashley Crouch | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Ashley Crouch

The widespread cultural belief in "soul mate ideology" undermines our chances at happiness because it makes us passive receivers of idyllic romantic expectations.

Lights Go on, Part XV -- Serendipity: Another Name for Anything Is Possible

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

How often do we set out to do one thing and end up doing another, with this new direction changing our lives in ways we could never have imagined? Fo...