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Unexpected Cost of Ethical Behavior

S. L. Young | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

In pursuit of my college degrees, work at Fortune 500 companies, and memberships in professional organizations, I was directed and trained to ensure ethical compliance --- as it's a personal, organizational, and company responsibility.

The Secret to Remembering Critical Information

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.10.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

When I was a freshman in college, I remember taking a Jerry Lucas course on memory. It was designed to increase one's ability to remember--and I ended...

Time to Trust American Heritage and American Youth

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
Joseph W. Gauld

A great failure of our educational system today is its inability to reaffirm -- much less inspire --the sense of a larger purpose in American youth.

Bottom of the Ninth for 'The Right Way'

Richard French | Posted 09.22.2014 | Sports
Richard French

I've never met Derek Jeter but having watched his entire career I'm willing to bet that if asked how he feels about being a role model to so many fans, he would say he was just doing his job the best way he knew how.

Increase Confidence by Embracing Your Strengths

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Your assignment is to identify your top five strengths. Next you will utilize two of your strengths in ways you have not done before daily for a two-week period. And, imagine the benefits they would enjoy if they utilized these strengths.

Brand Is Out, You Are In -- Who Are You?

Susan Kerr | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Susan Kerr

So I get it. We don't like the word brand. It sounds like we are selling ourselves. No one likes that. Nope. We don't like it.

Trust to Be Trusted

Mark Coleman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Mark Coleman

Friendliness and trust are linked, but also very different. In relationships that matter, trust masked as friendliness is fleeting and false, much like receiving an award you do not deserve or did not earn.

"Visions" a Talk With Kelley Armstrong

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Kelley Armstrong has published twenty-one fantasy novels, thirteen of which have been part of her Women of the Otherworld series. Her novels blend suspense and the supernatural.

Doing Well in School Matters... So Does Good Character

Christine French Cully | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Christine French Cully

People can't be truly happy if cruelty and insensitivity are part of their make-up. To raise successful children, we must cultivate kindness.

Face-Reading: An Advantage in Business

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Audrey van Petegem

Author Jean Haner, an anglo-saxon, married into a Chinese family and her mother-in-law taught her everything she knew about the ancient art of face-reading.

Parents of Young Athletes Need to Keep Everything in Perspective

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

You should be your kid's biggest supporter. But for parents of high school athletes, in particular, it's important to maintain perspective. Don't lose sleep worrying about catering to every need of your athletic child.

So Watch the Thought and Its Ways With Care

Hans Hickler | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Hans Hickler

How we think leads us to the actions we take. The actions we take define us -- our character is defined by our actions. We control our character!

Honesty Is Still The Best Policy

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 09.20.2014 | Good News
Sheldon D. Newton

Here are three tips on developing honesty that will assist you in becoming the kind of person people love to be associated with.

The Four Key Cornerstones of Successful and Happy People

Honoree Corder | Posted 09.07.2014 | Good News
Honoree Corder

There are the four key cornerstones of a successful and happy person: talent, character, attitude, and skills. With one exception, the skills piece, each of the other three centers around what you've been given naturally, what you choose to do, and who you choose to be.

Smart vs. Good

Ted Harro | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Ted Harro

Smarts are useful. But the character and heart of an organization will have a lot more to say about its long-term impact than its collective IQ.

Talking About Character in an Age of Respectability Politics

Myisha Cherry | Posted 08.22.2014 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

The idea behind the respectability politics of our day is that in order to not be oppressed, discriminated against, victimized or treated harshly by others, it is the responsibility of the oppressed group to "act good."

Fathers and Sons

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Bill Halamandaris

The greatest lesson of my father's life was to live a life of limited regrets. To be what we are and to become what we are capable of becoming is the noblest end in life. Our challenge is to become useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.

What Is So Bad About Being Good?

Myisha Cherry | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Myisha Cherry

I am not arguing that we should throw away the very virtues that are found within the feminine and masculine categories. I say we should stop distinguishing between "masculine virtues" and "feminine virtues."

What 3 Tattoo Trends Teach Us About Millennials

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.03.2014 | Style
Tim Elmore

Trey is a friend of mine. He's a student who just got his first tattoo. His parents weren't too keen on the idea, but eventually caved and allowed the...

25 Pieces Of Advice I Want My Daughters To Remember If I Die Young

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis

Should something happen to you or me, our families wouldn't care about perfection. What they'd search the entire house for is anything that sounds like us and reflects our unique filter. What they'd want is a keepsake that keeps our memory alive as accurately and poignantly as possible.

What's Great About Kids Today

Colleen Turner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Colleen Turner

Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others

Wisdom From an Eighth-Grader in Saudi Arabia

Carol J. Carter | Posted 06.29.2014 | Education
Carol J. Carter

At a time when students are commonly awarded for taking AP classes, getting a 4.0, and getting high scores on standardized tests, eighth-grader Karen Grace was awarded for her strength of character.

Be Careful of Your Thoughts: They Control Your Destiny

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

If I think positive thoughts and take positive actions toward my goals, my destiny can be one of joyful and uplifting, with moments of gleefulness. I might fall and get a few bruises along the way, but if my habit is to get up one more time than I fall, my destiny will be one of success.

A Consequence of Character

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 06.17.2014 | Education
Stephen Gray Wallace

A new study on youth leadership from the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) at Susquehanna University confirms quantitatively what re...

Teens, Character and the Myth That Keeps Them Apart

Todd Kestin | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

By focusing on your own expressions of character -- instead of what your teen lacks -- you'll not only follow a better path, you'll help your children follow closely behind. Here are a handful of ideas of help get you started.