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Why Waiting for Your Vacation to Unwind May Be Hurting You

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Lee Costa

If you're waiting for your next big vacation to truly de-stress, you may be putting yourself at risk for burnout. Here in the U.S., we don't even guarantee paid time off for all, making us the only advanced country leaving our workers with zero time to regroup.

Two Pieces of Advice if You Are in Search of Your Calling

Carol Brailey | Posted 07.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carol Brailey

In recent days I have encountered several people who declare their current job is not providing them with the feeling of fulfillment, yet when asked, ...

'Creating a Culture of Well-Being'

Madinah James | Posted 07.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Madinah James

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Why Empathy Is Key to Life and Work

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Our human communication is broken. It happens every day in organizations where we over-complicate basic information we need to share. We are so busy presenting our perfect mission and vision statements that we have lost sight of the shared purpose that allows people to understand how they can make a contribution at work.

Dave Jamieson

Obama's Overtime Reforms, Explained

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

In a blog post on The Huffington Post on Monday, President Barack Obama laid out his highly anticipated plan to extend overtime pay to more American w...

7 Things You Should Not Apologize For

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News
Kimanzi Constable

From an early age, we're taught to color between the lines. We're taught that conformity is "normal" and that we shouldn't ruffle any feathers.

Why Our Choices Don't Matter as Much as We Think

Reem Kassis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

I can't be sure, but I do know the grass always appears greener on the other side, even to children. So instead of judging each other, why don't we invite the person across the street for a cup of coffee onto our lawn?

The Pressure-Less Diet: Lose the Weight That Is Weighing You Down

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Are you ready to lose the weight that slows you and often keeps you down? Do you want to lose the weight that makes you anxious, fearful, short-temper...

When Life Is a Pressure Cooker, Remember the Frog

D. A. Wolf | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
D. A. Wolf

This is the story of a frog. But first, allow me to mention an uncharacteristic visit to a travel site where I find myself perusing hotels in far off...

You May Not Be Able to Have It All But You Can Have Alot - And That's Okay....

Linda Lightman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women
Linda Lightman

I love my work and feel incredibly lucky to do what I do every day. I started Linda's Stuff in my kitchen and today, 15 years in, I'm sitting in a 93,000 sq. ft. warehouse pinching myself.

Women in the Workplace: If Women Don't Stand-Up For Themselves, Who Will?

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

Hard work alone is not enough to get you promoted if nobody knows and acknowledges it. Many women work hard and expect their boss to realize it and it's just not enough. The key is connecting and networking.

6 Lessons My Mother Taught Me About Business

Joe De Sena | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

It was my mom who armed me with the motivation and confidence to be a better man. All of my success can be traced back to the lessons she taught right in our living room. And while she's no longer with us, her wisdom, principles and legacy will surely long outlive me.

How I Learned to Thrive as a College Entrepreneur

Emily Raleigh | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Emily Raleigh

While the business was thriving, I was just trying to survive. There was a turning point when I came home. My mom and I were talking about how burnt out I was, unsure of what to do to keep this up. Then I read Thrive and finally, I stopped treading water.

Reflections on Father's Day 2015: Don't Forget, It's Not About You

John McCormick | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
John McCormick

I got a glimpse for the first time of what it will be like to be an empty nester. Connor starts high school this fall, and in two years Will is off to college. If Father's Day 2015 is any predictor, I'll be a complete mess, lavishing my pent-up paternal affections on the family dogs.

Blurring the Lines Between Work and Play

Nick Segal | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Nick Segal

As I get older one of the most important things I've learned is that you have to have fun and laugh. If you don't have that, everything is a chore and feels heavy. Increasingly I'm learning to blur the lines between work and play.

This Version Of 'Oh, The Places You'll Go' Captures The Sad Reality Of Adulthood

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living

Well here's one story we hope to never actually see in bookstores. Recently, anonymous Imgur user RunOnSentence spoke to the souls of adults everyw...

Thrive

Melissa Levis | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Levis

I have worn glasses since 7th grade, but now I see the world through new lenses: well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. These are the four pillars to...

When the Stress Comes to a Head

T.S. Fitzgerald | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
T.S. Fitzgerald

The battle with anxiety and stress is an uphill battle, but it is up to us to ensure that we do not let it take us down. Listen to your body and do not let stress take you down.

Is Your Life Battery Running on Empty?

Kristin Woodman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Woodman

Our bodies are the housing for our battery, or energy level. While we can pay attention to how much energy we are expending, and do more for ourselves that recharges the battery, we also have to take care of our bodies.

It Pays To Be Nice... Even When Other People Are Screwing You Over

The Atlantic | Olga Khazan | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

Research labs, like most workplaces, come in two broad varieties: The cut-throat kind, where researchers are always throwing elbows in a quest for pre...

10 Surprising Secrets No One Told You Yet About Meditation

Tom Casano | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

To the uninitiated, meditation appears mysterious and downright strange. To the well-practiced however, it's just a normal part of their daily routine. So how does meditation really work, and how are you supposed to do it?

NeoCon 2015: The Year of the Work-Life Blur

Amanda Schneider | Posted 06.22.2015 | Chicago
Amanda Schneider

NeoCon 2015 did not disappoint. While the residential influence has been slowly creeping into the contract furniture market, this year it hit a new de...

Why I Decided Against Pursuing a Conventional Career Path

Mounia Berrada-Gouzi | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Mounia Berrada-Gouzi

Today I realize that listening to myself, learning to trust my own inner voice and deciding against pursuing a conventional career was and is the best thing I ever did.

Tristan Prettyman: From Sad Love Songs to Sweet Lullabies?

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Prettyman's hit songs shared an authentic vulnerability in which listeners could relate. So how will her fans identify with the jubilantly in love and now pregnant version of their Prettyman?

Why Not Do Work You Love? - 15 Revealing Quotes to Help You Decide

Michael Feeley | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Michael Feeley

Cherish them. Learn from them. Let them inspire you to start doing the good and great work you were put on this earth to do. (My favorites are 3 and 7 and 15).