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FWIW (For What It's Worth): Don't Judge Me By My Generation

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

We can certainly learn some of the characteristics, defining moments and values of each generation, but that's no substitute for taking the time to getting to know the characteristics, defining moments and values of the actual individual people themselves.

The Completely Avoidable Way We Mess Things Up

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Promise that we will -- literally and figuratively -- take our foot off the gas pedal when we feel ourselves getting sloppy. Which will help us avoid hurting ourselves, our reputations, and our beloved modes of transportation.

The Surprising Truth About What Makes Happy Couples Happy

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 07.05.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Happy couples don't always make "I-statements" or start every argument with a gratitude. They don't feel Fourth-of-July-fireworks each and every time they make love -- nor do they expect to.

The Global Attack On Schools... And How We Fight Back

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

It's outrage heaped upon outrage. As financial resources for education decline globally particularly in the poorest countries, the risks of not getting an education or attending a school that cannot be kept safe continue to escalate. So what should we do?

Opposites Attract, But It May Not Last, Unless...

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

No matter how opposite you may be, chances are there's common ground. Your challenge is to find it, rather than making your partner wrong.

The Problem With Your Problem Solver

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Today's blog has been written while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The culprit behind the chaos? An impending, temporary move overseas.

Differences Aren't Inherently Problematic

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Differences can be used as a means of creating greater awareness, appreciation and understanding of each other's unique perspectives. It is, after all, our differences more than our similarities that attracted us to each other in the first place.

The End Is Not the Means

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My view may be simplistic, but it is this: novels engage the reader by telling stories. An ambiguous end to a novel is not a problem -- ambiguity is fine. In fact, it may be the most truthful way for a novel to end.

Everything to Lose: A Talk With Andrew Gross

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.21.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

His recent thrillers, No Way Back, 15 Seconds and Eyes Wide Open will be joined on April 22nd by his new novel Everything to Lose.

Peace Is More Than the Absence of War

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Diana Jenkins

I lived a childhood of peace. I experienced war as a teenager. And as an adult, I see how the aftermath of violent conflict transforms communities. Unfortunately, the death and suffering of war does not end when the last bullet whizzes by.

Blood Brothers: Milosevic and Putin

David L. Phillips | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
David L. Phillips

Understanding parallels between Milosevic and Putin can inform strategies for preventing the escalation of deadly violence in Ukraine, and deterring Russia's further cross-border aggression.

5 Simple Steps to End Any Fight

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

The more you communicate in this way with your partner, honestly and directly, yet with compassion, the closer and stronger your relationship will become.

The Unexpected Leadership Lesson From My Very Italian, Very New York Mother

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Mama said it best. Read the room. Take a beat to read non-verbals and feel the energy of a situation before you launch into your own needs. Then act accordingly.

'Noah' - Epic Filmmaking That Will Test You

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 06.11.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This film has been greatly criticized for its deviation from the Biblical story. It's good to remember that it is not a documentary. It is a Hollywood film and, as such, a great piece of filmmaking.

Mickey Rooney, Teen Idol Turned Elder Hero: What We Can Learn From Him

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

He showed us how to continue to be productive even as we become older. And then he showed us how vulnerable anyone can be to elder abuse, and how to handle this tragedy.

"Consequences" for Russia's Aggression

David L. Phillips | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

Sanctions should not be seen as an instrument to punish Russia. However, a credible threat of sanctions can adjust Russia's approach.

Rabbi Menachem Froman Z"L: Worth Remembering

Reb Ezra Weinberg | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion
Reb Ezra Weinberg

Rav Froman took the time and built relationships with Palestinians, particularly in religious settings. He had the holy chutzpah (or audacity) to go and meet his Palestinian neighbors. He became a living testament that putting a human face on your enemy is a game changer.

"You're Edgy and Irritable" My Wife Says

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My characters and their dynamisms derive from some hidden (or maybe not-so-well buried) place within me. I cannot "leave them behind" at the office.

Sharing Punches

Philip Palaveev | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Philip Palaveev

The notion of "sparring" -- conflict under control -- is very intriguing in business and in life.

Ukraine and the 'Rational Calculus' of War

Paul Grenier | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Paul Grenier

Solovyov's thought may hold the key to resolving this entire conflict. To begin with, his philosophy is by far the most inclusive of the options available to us.

Religions Can Criticize Each Other, so Why Isn't It OK for Atheists to Criticize Religion?

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 05.17.2014 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

When religious leaders perpetuate a double standard that paints humanists as outliers, they do a disservice to all.

5 Ways To Keep The Drama Out Of Your Midlife Friendships

Julie Fingersh | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Last week, I stepped into a parked, red Sienna mini-van with my friend Karen, to see if we were breaking up. Karen and I had been close friends for years, made all the cozier by the fact that our same aged-boys were also friends. That is, until a few months ago when, powered by their moody adolescence, the boys started fighting.

12 Life Lessons From a Military Strategist

Herbert Lui | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Herbert Lui

The realms of relationships, politics, and conflicts pour into our daily lives. Each is also related to war. Similarly, the business world is built on war principles, hence the terms "campaign" and "strategy."

Why You Can Handle Anything. Seriously.

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

We think these people are so together when they're not; that they have no fear of looking stupid when they do; that they have confidence every minute of every day when they don't.

What to Do in Conflict

Jon Wortmann | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Most of the time, we don't want tension. When conflict is used intentionally and faced directly, the result is deeper partnerships or friendships or more of the love we all crave.