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The Importance of Being Grandad

Beth Whitley | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Hannah makes her almost-80-year-old grandad a child again, he makes her light up, they make each other laugh and sparkle.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part II (from the MDGs to 2030)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The meaning of practice needs to be reinterpreted. The focus on cognitive thinking and technical skills underlying this problem-program-implementation-assessment action-framework needs to give space to a skill-set capable of actually building lasting trust and reciprocal altruism between key development actors.

How to Trust That You Can Trust Again

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 05.29.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

Jenny was only 18-years-old, and my heart ached to see her cry over the loss of her first love. It was one year after it had ended, and her father was so worried about her withdrawing and isolating from friends and activities that he sent her to me to see if I could help.

The One Word That Honest Leaders Never Say

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Did you work for a boss who said "Trust me!" and then went on to hurt you? When this happens, it is not only a sucker punch to the gut. It has lasting implications.

Natalie Jackson

6 Simple Questions Everyone Can (And Should) Ask About Data | Natalie Jackson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

A data fabrication scandal has rocked the media and academic worlds. In December 2014, many media outlets reported on a seemingly groundbreaking study...

Why Attaining Sustainability Requires Us to Bridge Generational Divide

Mark Coleman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Managing change while confronting the onslaught of converging social, economic, and environmental issues that challenge humanity requires all generations to work together.

How to Make Your Vulnerability a Strength in Three Steps

Ebonie Allard | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ebonie Allard

Try not to set yourself up -- pick good people to share your vulnerabilities and your heart with. Slowly you will gain momentum and find that as you trust yourself more you will trust others more and then one day you'll find you are speaking to or acting with the bus driver or a stranger with the same heart and vulnerable realness as you would your bestie.

The Problem of Trust in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
John Feffer

In 1940, the Soviet NKVD murdered 22,000 Polish army officers, police, and intellectuals in the Katyn forest and then pinned the blame on the Nazis. In 1990, the Soviet Union finally admitted its guilt in the matter.

Don't Be Afraid To Trust In The Unknown

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened,” renowned American author Mark Twain once said. It...

A Marriage Vow to Remember

Marshall Cannon | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weddings
Marshall Cannon

When I got married in 2012, my wife and I wrote our own vows. It is the vogue thing to do these days. What I soon learned is that the writing of one's vows can be intimidating and extremely personal.

How To Avoid Toxic Friendships

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

We tell our teens to surround themselves with true friends who promote positivity and healthy self-esteem. Shouldn't we practice what we preach? Spring is here, and it's the perfect time for taking emotional stock and ridding ourselves of winter's cobwebs.

Why Create a Culture of Storytelling?

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Unless you've been living in solitary confinement for the past few years, chances are good that you are a member of some kind of organization or community -- a gathering of people who have come together in service to a common goal.

Soul + Business. Perfectly Together

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Asha Ramakrishna

Andrea wakes up to do yoga every day, quickly showers and takes the metro to the investment firm. By the time she sits at her desk, her heart sinks; she knows she is meant to do something else; something that has meaning, something that makes the world a better place.

New Hope for Trustworthy News

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.12.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Yes, this isn't easy, since a fake news outlet could claim to be trustworthy. We need some trusted network to test challenges to trustworthiness, maybe inspired by Wikipedia.

Hillary and Trust

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Republicans are out of sync with a majority of Americans on issues like income inequality, how to increase employment, immigration, marriage equality and national security. Attacking Clinton's trustworthiness is their default position. The more each of these flawed Republican candidates goes after Hillary Clinton on the issue of trust, the more their hypocrisy will be exposed.

Huge Lesson From Ms. Mosby and the City of Baltimore

David Bradford | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
David Bradford

One huge lesson that Executives can learn from the situation in Baltimore is this: Distrust leads to chaos. Unless, you have trust, nothing is going to happen positively in your organization. When trust is absent, everything deteriorates.

Telecom Sleaze: ALEC and Its Communication's Funders -- AT&T, Verizon, Centurylink, Comcast and Time Warner Cable

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

But it is ALEC that should cease operations and everyone reading this must ask -- why is the Department of Justice (DOJ) not investigating ALEC and its corporate communications members and funders -- AT&T, Verizon, Centurylink, Comcast & Time Warner Cable?

Running Fast and Slow on Intuition: Reflections of a Graduating MBA

Minh Chau | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Minh Chau

With classes already ended and graduation looming, I wanted to reflect on the lessons that have impacted me the most in the past two years. I can write about all the things I've learned in the classroom, but that would be pedantic. Besides, I think this wonderful journey has taught me more through experience than through pedagogy.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part I (from Aristotle to the MDGs)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Practice has become a key concept in the policy process. In September 2015, the United Nations will hold a summit to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) meant to challenge the globe to grow economically and socially in an environmentally responsible way.

Being Authentic: It's Not as Scary as You Think

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

Where are you covering up a weakness or unproductive feelings or beliefs, and letting it shift how you are perceived? What would it mean to own that fully as part of yourself, admit it out loud, and then move past it?

Three Tests of Leadership in the New Disengagement Economy

Robert Hall | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The growing concern regarding disengaged employees reflects a simple truth: leadership requirements have changed, most leaders have not.

"New Business" Re Mad Men's Megan: Confirmed Evidence of Don's Guilt and Self Loathing

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 06.13.2015 | Entertainment
SaraKay Smullens

If anyone needs concrete evidence that self loathing and self hatred lead to self-destruction, Sunday's Mad Men cynical episode, "New Business," offers it.

Climate Change This Week: The Hot Race of Clean Energy vs Worsening Weather, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO Why Solar And Wind Energy Will Take Over Our Power Grid Much Sooner Than You ...

What Do Little Children Know That You Don't?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

At that moment, I remembered the passage in the scriptures, "Except ye become as little children..." Wow, I thought, now I get it: The mind of this child only knows how to be in the Now.

Problems With Trust? Trusting Others Starts With Trusting Yourself

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

How often have you ignored yourself when something didn't feel right, only to later discover that you really did know that something wasn't right? How often have you heard the voice of your inner or Higher Self and discounted it, only to regret it later?