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In the Bully Pulpit: 'It's the Right Thing to Do.'

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.28.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Strangely, given the importance of public opinion to successful governing, there has been little work done on the impact of how leaders frame and justify their decisions. Two psychological scientists at Berkeley's Haas School of Business are trying to change that.

Do You Have Decision-Fatigue?

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

Sure, there are areas of your life where you feel confident. And at other times, you find yourself stuck in a figure eight loop of uncertainty. Have you missed key opportunities because you couldn't make up your mind?

Now You Can Live Your Dream

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.27.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

He paused, reached over for his checkbook, and filled out one of the checks. "Here, take this. Now you can live your dream." It was enough money to buy 50 acres of some of Britain's most beautiful land.

Why I'm Not Watching the Super Bowl This Year

Will Wilkinson | Posted 01.23.2015 | Sports
Will Wilkinson

I'm not watching the Super Bowl this year. Not just because of Deflategate, although that's probably what pushed me over the edge. Mainly, I've realized it's a complete and utter waste of time. I have better things to do.

Welcome to the Values Revolution

Noa Gafni | Posted 01.15.2015 | Impact
Noa Gafni

This post has been adapted from Global Tolerance's Values Revolution report. Evidence shows that more and more, people expect all aspects of their li...

In Tragedy, Putting Sports in Perspective

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.08.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

When young people lose their lives in sports, it is a bracing slap in the face about why we are involved in sports and a reminder about what is really important (and it's not the results!).

A New Year's Resolution With Lasting Value

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Dana Westreich Hirt

My overall takeaway as I was reflecting on this topic was to recognize the importance of seizing the moment to say what is on our minds: To take advantage of every opportunity to communicate our values to our children and to tell people in our lives they are loved and appreciated.

Pondering the Deeper Meanings of This Holy Season

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Something is deeply awry in our nation with the world's biggest economy that lets its children be the poorest group and the younger they are the poorer they are during their years of greatest brain development. The Prince of Peace is mocked as we let a child be injured or killed by guns every thirty minutes.

Only Those Who Dare... Truly Live

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Soren Petersen

Who wants to live without dreams or to live a mediocre life? What boy ever grew up wishing one day to possess an economy car? When I was still a lit...

The Customer Service Experience That Absolutely Shocked Me

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.11.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

With the precision of a Rockettes' dance number, one by one the windows in my house have all snapped the little doohickey that lets them slide up and down smoothly and keeps them from going off-tilt. If I were a window repairman, I'm sure there would be a real name for the broken part and with that real name, a real expensive price tag and a real expensive labor call.

Who Are the Righteous?

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Bill Halamandaris

And the Lord said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes." (Genesis 18:26) In every g...

5 Ways to Weave Gratitude Into Your Family's Life

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Our family has a "Mo' Grat" ritual every evening when we sit down for dinner. In this case, it means "Moment of Gratitude" during which we hold hands around the table, take a deep breath, close our eyes, and for a few seconds reflect on who and what we are grateful for.

Hope, Peace, Joy and Love

John R. Burbank | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
John R. Burbank

Thanksgiving is in our wake, and Christmas is upon us, with a vengeance of catalogs, push e-mails, to-do lists and gifts to buy. It is American consumerism at its apex.

4 Ways to Teach Toddlers About Money

Beth Kobliner | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

The point here is that as parents, we have to pick and choose what we value -- and what we think our children need most. These value-based decisions offer us opportunities to discuss what is important to us as grown-ups.

Re-Envisioning Marketing: One Chocolate Bar at a Time

Markus Giesler | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Markus Giesler

For most people, the journey into the world of marketing starts on the wrong foot: with the misleading proposition that marketing is the process of communicating value to consumers, thereby satisfying their needs and wants.

#ExceptionalCareers Series: The $100 Million Choice

Sanyin Siang | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Sanyin Siang

In making choices, a guidepost is to imagine yourself at the end of your days, reflecting back on your life. And ask these questions -- What are the things that I will regret not doing? What are the things that will cease to be meaningful in the long run? In which category does the choice fall.

10 Reasons Why You Should Go After Your Dreams

Elyse Gorman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Have you ever thought there's no point launching a business, pursuing a project or studying for a new qualification because it will take four years before you've made it, or you'll be such-and-such age by the time you finish? These five words may change your perspective: The time will pass anyway.

Values in Business -- What Are Your Non-Negotiables?

Steve Caldwell | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Steve Caldwell

Far too many people have a negative opinion of business. They view business as "The Man" holding down the "little guy" to achieve success at all costs, and that success is often thought of as piling up mounds of cash for their personal benefit at the expense of others.

5 Ways to Foster Gratitude in Children

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Thanksgiving is a meaningful time for many families across the country. It's a time to reflect on, and to give thanks for, life's bountiful gifts. Along with empathy, understanding the importance of expressing gratitude is something that you can actually teach your child, and Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to start.

Balancing Motherhood With Entrepreneurship. Can It Be Done?

Keyon Bayani | Posted 01.20.2015 | Small Business
Keyon Bayani

Carly wants to be a part time mother! Can this be done?! Keyon is about to go through empty nest! This is a very honest and raw discussion about the...

#ExceptionalCareers Series: Giving You the Edge for Success

Sanyin Siang | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Sanyin Siang

I've had the privilege of engaging with hundreds of remarkable undergraduates and graduate students while working at Duke University's Fuqua School of...

Why Cornel West Loves Jane Austen

Kathleen Anderson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Kathleen Anderson

A "great book," to West, is one that most effectively addresses "the challenge of trying to be a decent person in the world. There is no more fundamental question."

This Election Proved We Need More Recovering Alcoholics and Addicts in Politics

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

In effect, a candidate's recovery status can be a sort of shorthand for their value system and personal code. A shorthand that, when expanded, should mean a lot more to voters than the empty campaign promises and vitriolic attack ads we have come to settle for.

You Can't Be Whatever You Want

Michael Peggs | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Michael Peggs

I remember in second grade, my teacher went around the classroom and asked each student what they wanted to be when they grew up. Some kids wanted to be doctors and lawyers, but most wanted to be athletes or superheroes.

Principles to Define, Cascade and Embed Standards

Peter Fuda | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Peter Fuda