Affluenza comes from a culture that defines more as better and most as best. It comes from a culture that views acquiring possessions as a national pastime -- an end to itself. Our closets are packed, are drawers are overflowing, our cabinets filled to capacity.
Age can wreak havoc. I've seen it take the health and the minds of friends and family. Nevertheless, I find that it gives us a choice: You can remember with joy, or recall with regret. Aging is not a curse, but an opportunity to use our lives fully.
I was raised to believe money didn't matter all that much. But I wasn't told to "find your passion" and, if I was, I'm not sure I could have found it...even if you'd given me a glass of wine and a life coach.
Lately, there have been some discussions focusing on getting people to work harder and more hours. This has been a very interesting topic and it got me thinking. In this episode of the Future in 5, I ask the question "Are we working too hard or not hard enough?"
According to the IRS one in every four eligible taxpayers do not claim their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This often overlooked tax credit is also one of the largest credits available to taxpayers. This year, the maximum EITC is $6,143 and that is a LOT of money to leave on the table.
Being employed and balancing a family can be one of the most difficult challenges of working mothers but it won't just happen, you need to step off this terrifying treadmill. Trust that it can also be the most satisfying experience.
I'm hearing a lot of complaints about wages, which surprises me because I thought we had all agreed that everything is fine with everything and we were all going to stop protesting, get a dog and stretch more.
Students around the country have families who have been evicted from homes; parents who have used their retirement accounts to pay the mortgage until it ran dry; rent and student loan payments that leave them with less than 50 dollars a month with which to buy food.
Even though I'd "work" all day I wasn't working smart. I fell into the habits that most work-from-home-ers can relate to: I'd start my day, still in my pajamas... and sometimes that's how I'd end my day (don't judge me).
Today we aren't working. I plan to relax after I make the stuffing, mash potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, get the turkey in the oven, and clean the house. Maybe I should have worked today.
Telling people you have 15-20 years of experience is no longer impressive, it just makes you sound old. With the increase in technology at exponential speeds, older is not necessarily better and new does not mean it has no credibility.
To address the jobs crisis in our country, it seems that we should think about why people work and what motivates individuals to spend their time seeking employment, investing in training and entering the workforce.
Even if you're completely dissatisfied with your present job, stop focusing on why you're getting away with this deliberate defiance. That's irrelevant. Figure out the why in what you are actually doing. That is what's important.
Started by a group of college friends just two years after graduation, Prospect has since grown to become one of the few established theater companies in New York City producing full seasons of new musicals.
There's a scene in American Beauty where Kevin Spacey's character applies for work at a fast food restaurant. They assume that "Lester" is inquiring about a management position, only to be met with his classic reply, "I'm looking for the least possible amount of responsibility."