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A Different Kind Of Transparency

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

It's easy for me to be transparent about who I am these days because I stopped experiencing the need to pretend or to live up to others' expectations a long time ago. Indeed, it's a big relief to be able to be an open book.

The Killing Spree: 'Sikhing' Answers to Eternal Questions

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 10.19.2012 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

Why do people hate? When does hurt turn to rage and then to violence? How can we stop intolerance and encourage love? And, finally, how can we stop the perpetrators before they act out?

Singles: Remember Your Value

Tanya Martin | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Tanya Martin

Ladies, you must never think of yourself as an overstock. Yes, you may look around and it seems that there are so many single women and few single men available. However, you should never lower your standards in hopes of getting married quicker.

Thinking About Values in Tension

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

I see a growing number of corporations, non-profits, governments and start-up companies asking themselves the hard questions about how to balance their short-term business issues with long-term institutional values, even when this does not yield easy answers.

Does Getting Older Make You Meaner?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.25.2012 | Fifty

According to some social scientists, the older we get, the more our personal ethics matter. It probably has something to do with the desire most of us...

How To Shed The Baggage Of Your Past

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

What gives a person's life meaning is unique to every individual. At one point or another, most of us find ourselves asking if we are truly living a life that is meaningful to us. In other words, are we really living the life we are meant to lead?

What Joe Paterno and Friends Can Teach Us About 'Winning'

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Stuart Muszynski

I believe that what happened at Penn State runs deep in American culture, and similar breaches will occur until America creates a culture where the value of doing the right thing is ingrained within education and business.

The Reinvention Movement: It's Happening Everywhere

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.17.2012 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

There are as many reasons to reinvent oneself, one's career, one's place in the world, the company one works for, the country one lives in, as there are people on Earth.

Do Politics and Yoga Mix?

Donnie Fowler | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Donnie Fowler

Like yoga, your democracy doesn't have even a chance to work if you just lie there. It's also not realistic to expect politics to put its proverbial foot behind its head every time there's an election or a vote in a legislature. But change does indeed happen.

Which Would You Smack With a Shovel?

Waldo Mellon | Posted 09.11.2012 | Comedy
Waldo Mellon

I'm inviting you to play a fabulous game I've devised. The rules are simple. I'm going to give you an imaginary shovel. And then I am going to present to you an imaginary table, upon which I'm going to place different sets of imaginary things, one of which you must smash with said shovel.

America as Re-run: Losing Andy Griffith Without Losing Our Way

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home
Stuart Muszynski

If we just leave this question to the media, we deserve what we get. All of us must be concerned about our media diet and its powerful link to our cultural health, and we should be crying out to Hollywood to right the picture.

How to Raise Good (and Safe) Kids These Days

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.09.2012 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

This is a question that all parents ask themselves... constantly. There are no easy answers and, realistically, there is probably not one single answer. The important thing for parents is to at least ask and try to answer the question for their own family.

Interdependence Day

Christopher Holshek | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

In the 21st century, we stand more to gain through interdependence than independence. In fact, the paradox is that we can preserve the latter by engaging in the former.

The Question We Should Be Asking One Another

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 08.26.2012 | Women
Sheela Raja, PhD

The internet is ablaze with commentary asking, "Do You Have It All?" As a clinical psychologist, I think it's the wrong question to ask.

Where Is Asian Design today?

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home
Soren Petersen

Asian countries are now moving on and establishing their own voice in design, after having been successful manufacturing centers for decades. Merging ...

The Purpose of Business Is a Business of Purpose

Somik Raha | Posted 08.08.2012 | Business
Somik Raha

Business strategy that focuses exclusively on the head while ignoring the heart won't work, for it becomes dry and lacks the motivating power to inspire people to dream up amazing ideas and make them happen.

How Often Do You Make a Moral Compromise?

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

I've learned not to think there's always a right and wrong course of action immediately evident. It can be important to observe and explore one's thoughts and feelings around a moral decision -- however big or small.

A Cautionary Tale: When Your Boss Wants to Become Your Friend

Nedda Alammar | Posted 07.22.2012 | Small Business
Nedda Alammar

When my boss wants me to just roam around his office/cubicle and talk about whatever until he's ready to leave and maybe go out for drinks with him, my defenses are up.

Align Your Values And Your Life

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

"Living your values" means placing greater emphasis on and making a greater commitment to activities, experiences, and people that express those values. It also involves creating balance in your life.

Americans Overwhelmingly Negative About Country's Moral Values

Posted 05.19.2012 | Religion

Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs survey revealed that Americans are overwhelmingly negative about the future of moral values in the United States wi...

Obama Campaign Talks Values Ahead Of Romney's Liberty University Speech

The Huffington Post | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day before Mitt Romney is scheduled to give the commencement address at Liberty University, the director of religious outreach for P...

Reevaluating Your Values For A Better Life

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your values form the foundation of your life. They dictate the choices you make and determine the direction that your life takes.

Sentiments From the Swing State: An Ohioan's Appeal for a Civil Election

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Every year that incivility in politics increases and is showcased and exploited by political parties and the media, average, every day Americans become more "in your face."

To Bridge the Gap Between Dogma and Progress, We're Going to Have to Talk About Values

Jane Devin | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Jane Devin

How many people do you know who are extremists on either side? My guess is not many. Yet these are the types of conversations that dominate politics and the media today. They take away from the truth and heart of human matters while fanning flames of antagonism and disunity.

Bragging Rights

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 06.29.2012 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

Craig and I have a steadfast rule -- no bragging to anyone except each other or the grandparents. Basically, our rule means that we keep our mouths shut in public and then we talk in bed about how our kids are better than anyone else's kids in the whole entire world.