Magician and New York Times crossword puzzle wizard David Kwong says we're wired to solve puzzles and make order out of chaos -- and he's got a trick to prove it.
Sometimes a character, a figment of our imagination, can leap off the page of a book and make a difference. J.K. Rowling's Albus Dumbledore did jus...
Is it possible to create a long-lasting peace in the Middle East on the heels of the 72-hour truce? With Israeli and Palestinian delegates in Cairo...
Listening to Christopher's story made me realize how hard it must be to grieve as a child. One day love feels permanent, and the next, it's completely uprooted.
The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa set off a panic. It's not surprising. The symptoms are alarming, with internal and external bleeding the most horrific. And yet, amid the panic, there is hope.
Unfortunately, in education as in culture, we focus more on improving areas of weaknesses rather than developing strengths or leadership abilities.
I began experimenting with this ritual, and I found that it forced me to banish complaint. It cleansed me of grievances and life's upsets. More importantly, it encouraged me to embrace the magic in my life -- the benefits.
Nancy suffered greatly from this abusive woman who preferred drink to her offspring. When Nancy was just three years old, her mother would shove her in the corner with crayons and paper.
The longing Barry feels for his late wife, Sue, is palpable. But mid-conversation I notice a shift. He refuses to complain about his loss. Instead, he chooses to be grateful, and gratitude works its magic. It buoys his spirits and mysteriously mends his heart.
Could you be cousins with Barack Obama? What about Gwyneth Paltrow or Albert Einstein? It's entirely possible. Find out why we're all more connected than you might think.
My friend, Susan, has a great philosophy of life. On a morning walk, she explained her boat metaphor to me. Susan waved her hands slightly to imita...
Some days when I feel defeated, hope is the only thing that can coax me out of my mindset. It has a way of challenging me to consider the best possible outcome of my dilemma.
I can spot a Parisian anywhere, even if he doesn't live in the City of Light. Even if he speaks broken French with an American accent.
Over the last year I've subscribed to a number of YouTube channels that have consistently helped me identify new trends, understand best practices, and spot high-impact opportunities. Here is a list of my favorites.
Warehousing and silencing any segment of a population is a fear-based practice, and, in order for democracy to function, we believe it is important to hear from every segment of the population, even those disenfranchised by crime.
Our "incarceration only" approach to public safety has left us with bloated prisons and jails, wasted tax dollars and sky-high recidivism rates (more than half of those behind bars end up back in prison within three years after they are released).