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The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

What does it take to become successful?

Marcus Brumme | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Marcus Brumme

Being successful is en vogue. It always has been. Having success can lead to a happier and better life.

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

Note to Donald Trump: Really Smart People Never Claim They Are Smart

Paul Abrams | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

This is for Trump more than anyone: If you really are smart, you would think that you need not say it, that people would notice, if people noticing it were important to you. Truly smart people rarely require the attention or recognition by others of their intelligence that Trump seems to crave.

Emotional Intelligence -- IQ vs. EQ

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.05.2016 | Science
Garry Rodgers

There's a world of difference between book smarts and street sharps -- between braininess and savvy. The first has its place, but the second is more u...

Where Are We Headed in 2016? 11 Predictions

Marian Salzman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Marian Salzman

As we move into week one of a year when international news won't be "all bad, but much of it is," according to NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel's 2016 forecast, let's see what's in store closer to home.

My Two Cents About 'Unseen' Disabilities

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Shayna A. Pitre

Disability is real. Unseen and unfelt by others, it still exists if it affects at least one person's life. The unseen disability fights fiction, how...

10 Daily Habits Of Successful, Intelligent People

YourTango | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living

Successful people value the importance of productive relaxation, which allows them to recharge and reconnect with themselves and their goals. We're sharing 10 habits that will aid in your goal-getting.

Work Hard or Work Smart ? The Debate Finally Ends Here!

Ian Khan | Posted 09.17.2016 | Business
Ian Khan

You have probably heard this a hundred times, "you have got to work smart not hard to succeed." How do you define working smart though?

CBS Loves Geniuses

Rick Rosner | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment
Rick Rosner

CBS has more shows about geniuses than any other network ever -- forensic and detective shows, threat-of-the-week shows, The Big Bang Theory -- at least a dozen programs, dwarfing the number of CBS shows about idiots (Big Brother).

Dissatisfied With Your Internship? 9 Ways to Make It Work

Lauren Jessen | Posted 07.07.2016 | College
Lauren Jessen

We've all been there, and it really is no way to spend your time. Instead of using your energy being dissatisfied with your internship, use that energy to figure out how to make your internship work. Here are some tips to make the most of your internship when you are feeling frustrated with it.

Make Sure There Is Sunshine in Your Word Cloud

Mary Buchan | Posted 07.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Buchan

Today I'm hoping that you, too, can see all that is right and wonderful about yourself, and that you can choose the words you think and say accordingly. With love. Build a beautiful word cloud. I promise it will help to build an even more beautiful you.

How To Become The Smartest Person In The Room

Fast Company | Gwen Moran | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

We all like to think we’re smart. But are you as smart as you could be? There’s a debate among some experts about how much general intelligence ca...

The Sexiest Thing in the Entire World

Lauren Galley | Posted 05.15.2016 | Impact
Lauren Galley

We all know the standard idea of what is considered sexy in today's society, and let's face it, almost none of us measure up. Women in general do not come close to looking like a magazine cover model.

5 Vehicles We Wish Were Electric

Patrick Roth | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology
Patrick Roth

While there are more electric vehicle options on the road today than ever before, only a handful of them are offered nation-wide and even fewer are re...

A Smart Green Explorers Wheel: Empowering Innovative Local Communities

Woodrow Clark | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Woodrow Clark

For the Green Industrial Revolution to succeed it must become a force of convergence for a broad segment of society.

5 Things Smart Travelers Will Do This Spring

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Cherry blossom season (roughly late March through late April) is the country's busiest; plan now, especially if you want a room at the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto, right above the scenic Kamogawa River.

The Best Apps for Your Bright or Gifted Child

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

With the holiday season upon us, we have an opportunity to both foster our children's love of these apps as well as provide holiday presents that are extremely low in cost.

Think Before You Ink and Don't Be a Dummy

Sophie Bramnick | Posted 01.21.2015 | Teen
Sophie Bramnick

So if you're thinking, "I'm a free spirit, a dolphin encircled by daisies and rainbows is a perfect reflection of my personality, I should totally get this tattooed on my butt, what could go wrong?" Well you silly dumb-dumb, I'll tell you.

Impossible Goals and My Quest to Lose 175 Pounds

Don McNay | Posted 01.01.2015 | Business
Don McNay

Some people think aiming to lose 175 pounds is insane. For me, it is the only way to get there. When I've set "impossible" goals in a business setting, I've always made them. I get excited and motivated. Small goals don't interest me at all.

Confessions of a Self-Proclaimed Phone Addict

Ashley McDonald | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley McDonald

Perhaps I should put down my phone a little. Maybe we all should (fellow college students, I'm talking to you). Because yeah, life is moving pretty fast, and if we don't stop and look around once in a while, we could miss it (couldn't resist). Do they have AA groups for this sort of thing?

How My Husband and I Raise Money-Smart Kids

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.22.2014 | Money

One of the most practical ways that we impart money savvy to our children is by constantly reinforcing the notion that money isn't just for spending.

Being SMART about Constructing Dynamic Treatment Regimes

American Statistical Association | Posted 05.14.2014 | Science
American Statistical Association

By Susan Murphy and Inbal Nahum-Shani Dynamic treatment regimes (DTRs) are of growing interest across the medical field as these regimes provide a wa...

Led Across a Left-brain Landscape, These Women are Looking for Strong Men to Match Their Vision

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Alexia Parks

In a recent commentary in Time magazine, Camille Paglia singles out a small group of feminists whose views on men are well known, and then acts as if ...

Beyond Things: The Internet of Everything, Explained In Four Dimensions

Dave Evans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dave Evans

By the end of 2013, we will create more new information every 10 minutes than we did in all of human history up to 2008 -- most of it rich media. Not only is the volume of data increasing exponentially, the data itself is becoming richer.