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Being Curious and Other Values I Learned From My Dad

Carissa K | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Curiosity is what drove me to learn more about the Little Free Library organization. And it's why my dad enjoyed the challenge of building the library. Curiosity is why we enjoy books, travels and stories from people we meet.

Where Has Our Children's Thrill of Discovery Gone?

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 06.06.2014 | Education
Dr. Sten Odenwald

By middle school, students should have had many more opportunities to make their own personal discoveries about the world, and armed with their new tools in language and math, to take the next steps towards mastery.

Why Don't Kids Trust Us?

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

Our society is more fractured than we may realize. The 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer, an annual survey, found only 18 percent of Americans expected bu...

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Find Time for Our Relationship?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Remember that you chose each other to make a family. Continuing to "discover" each other will keep your family strong.

5 Lessons on Creativity From Former Disney Imagineer

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonha Revesencio

"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas." Those were the inspiring words from the Nobel Peace Prize winner and biochemist Linus P...

Counteract Anxiety With Curiosity

Megan McDonough | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

Ultimately, life is one big unknown. In every moment, we have no idea what will happen next. Boredom comes when we fail to see the new in everything -- even the mundane and ordinary. There is, then, no reason to wait for anxiety to actively practice curiosity.

10 Happy Ways to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness

Kellie Edwards | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Being kind rather than critical towards yourself boosts happiness more than anything else I know. If you do one thing today, do this. Wish yourself well. Treat yourself as kindly as you would a small child.

What Is Education For?

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
Axelle Tessandier

Looking at the world through the heart, and not only from the mind, does not mean you have no control over yourself or your emotions. Intuition, empathy, resilience, curiosity are imperative to face the challenges of tomorrow.

Do We Need French Tech Hubs?

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 04.17.2014 | Small Business
Axelle Tessandier

There is no love, only proof of love. This week, the President of France, Francois Hollande wanted to prove his willingness to make entrepreneur's lif...

WATCH: Rover Snaps Its First-Ever Photo Of Home Planet | Tariq Malik | Posted 02.11.2014 | Science

NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has captured its first view of Earth from the surface of the Red Planet — a striking image that shows our home plane...

Step by Step: An Old Man and His Wisdom

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

Not long after that, hospice cars and family cars lined the street outside the doctor's home. I heard from a neighbor that the doctor died in his sleep. The news that he died peacefully didn't surprise me. With his ability to be kind and joyful despite pain, I figured he had already arrived wherever it was he was wanting to go.

6 Ways for Parents to Teach Kids About Grit

Jessica Smock | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Jessica Smock

Can "grit" be taught? Can tenacity and self-discipline be part of the curriculum? How can parents instill these "character"-based qualities in their children?


Eldon Taylor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

If you wish to change your personality or write the next Harry Potter series, think of the creativity involved to do so. Enhancing your creativity is not only essential for unmasking your hidden talents, but it's also pure simple fun!

The Secret to Finding (and Keeping) Your Niche

Anne Hill | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Anne Hill

I can still remember the first time I walked into my college's main library. Before me were six huge floors, each one filled floor-to-ceiling with bo...

A Note On Seasonal Love

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

My work has always been about transformation -- how do we wring meaning out of the inevitability of suffering and embrace our true path which is what and where I am currently standing. This is it! Nothing is wasted: catastrophe has the power to reorder our lives in extraordinary ways.

The Litmus Test for Your Elevator Pitch

Rajesh Setty | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Whatever it is you are selling, we all know that you need to craft and deliver a good elevator pitch. But... How do you know if your elevator pit...

Too Certain for Curiosity: On Pre-professionalism in the Undergraduate College

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Ami Fields-Meyer

Surely we need nurses and doctors, researchers and statisticians, investors and stockbrokers. Indeed, society soars on the coattails of such ambition. But the seas won't rise and the skies won't open if business school students take chemistry and pre-med students take accounting.

7 Photos From Mars That Will Make You Believe In Aliens - Or Rocks

Posted 11.20.2013 | Weird News

We already know that the spiders from Mars are real -- but has the NASA rover Curiosity picked up real evidence of extraterrestrial life on the Red Pl...

One Day at a Time

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

There will be times when phases in your life will take a little longer or way longer than you had expected or hoped, but the truth of the matter is, while you waiting on the world to change, take the time to enjoy it, for tomorrow never dies.

Is THIS A Martian Lizard!?

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science

Another day, another "creature" on Mars. Eagle-eyed UFO enthusiasts recently announced they've spotted yet another "animal" on the red planet. On N...

'Having An Empty Nest Provides For A Second Puberty'

Bob Deutsch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Bob Deutsch

Is your son or daughter now off to college? Is your only son or daughter now off to college? Numbers count. The relative silence can be loud. With a different mix at home, you have time on your hands. Thoughts arise: Now, what do I do? Now, who am I?

Masks Are Fine for Halloween, the Rest of the Time Live Your Authentic Self

Bob Deutsch | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Bob Deutsch

The day after Halloween is a very good day to start uncovering and then living your self-story, living a life that reflects who and what you truly are.

52 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

1. Life is good. Not always, but mostly. And when it is not so good, be assured it will get better.

Get Good at Change: Life Lesson 101

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

When you get "good' at change, life becomes a miraculous adventure. When change comes knocking at your door -- and it will -- open up and say, "Welcome."

The Path to Building Your Power

Rajesh Setty | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Rajesh Setty

There is really no excuse to go unprepared to face a context that matters. Surprises are always in the store but good preparation goes a long way to help you win.