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Barry Schwartz

Here's Proof 'Doing What You Love' Pays Off

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Career advice to "follow your passion" or "do what you love" has fallen out of favor in recent times and is often dismissed as hackneyed and unrealist...

Navigating "Career Fear"? Let Purpose Be Your GPS

Josh Middleman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Josh Middleman

It can strike when we consider looking for a new job, debate starting our own company, are faced with multiple job offers, or when we're confronted by the dreaded question, "Is this really what I want to be doing?"

Howard's Daily: Re-Empowering Individual Initiative

Philip K. Howard | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Philip K. Howard

The problem here is not just that people are discouraged from self-determination. Modern society is organized to avoid human choice. Ever-more-detailed rules are designed to prevent people from acting on their own sense of right and wrong.

The One Trait That Most Successful People Share

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

To make smarter choices and lead in ways that are more satisfying for others to follow, we must first do one thing better according to Why Quitters Win author, Nick Taster. That trait is to quit doing things sooner that don't support your top goal.

Rumble on the Race Course: John Morrissey Stakes

Liz O'Connell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

It's a small field, most have run against each other, often swapping placings. So be ready for a rumble when five battle-tested New York-breds run in the $100,000 John Morrissey Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, Thursday, August 1.

6 Ways to Enjoy Your Life More

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Some of our biggest inside battles involve changing habits to create a more meaningful, congenial life with others. Try six research-based tips for turning the page to the next chapter of the adventure story we are truly meant to live.

3 Essential Choices That Reduce Stress

Jon Wortmann | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

You can't avoid the 171 varieties of cheese at the grocery store, complex work situations, or the challenges of raising a family. What you can choose to do each day is only put yourself in situations where the stress is worth it.

Hurry, Hurry! Shop, Shop! A Metaphor for Life?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 02.04.2013 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Santa, make it stop! My inbox, which has exploded exponentially every day since Thanksgiving rolled over into the Season of Shopping, has sent me on the fast track to crazy town.

WATCH: The Art Of Making Tempeh

Liza de Guia | Posted 01.31.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

"For a vegetarian, in particular, it's the best kind of protein you can eat."

You Rule Breaker, You

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 07.30.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

If rules were made to be broken, why are so many of us so afraid of breaking them?

The Two Words that Underlie the Ambition Gap

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 05.16.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Why should women have to view their dreams as an either/or proposition? Men don't.

You Are Your Brand?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 03.19.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

If we let go of the need to fit ourselves into the brand, the image, the iconic self, maybe we'd have an easier time figuring out who we really are.

Barry Schwartz on Incentives, Education and Making Wise Choices

Rob Kall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rob Kall

It's important to understand that looking for the best is a self-defeating, misery-making strategy; that we should, in general, be looking for good enough, not the best.

Unfreedom Of Choice?

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

The truth according to me? Rarely is anyone or anything perfect. And so the #1 biggest problem with choice is... well, it's an illusion.