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How to Know When to Listen to Fear and When to Push Through It

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

How to answer to fear is different in every case. What is important is that we do not automatically react to fear by either doing the thing that scares us or not doing it. Fear is just a warning light, there to alert us that we need to inquire more deeply into ourselves.

The 4 Percent Inflation Target

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Low inflation and asset bubbles are a particularly toxic combination, and they're increasingly common.

China: The Morphing Dragon

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The Chinese economy has changed dramatically over the last three decades. This extraordinary pace of transformation is poised to continue over the next two decades.

Growing Up Sexually

Wendy Strgar | Posted 07.20.2013 | Style
Wendy Strgar

I longed for the romantic, sexual combustion that would not only fill me up, but also unite me with my partner. However, without any real skills to get there, much of our sexuality became an exercise in approach-avoidance.

No Longer the Girl Next Door

Nikki Luongo | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Nikki Luongo

Recently someone said to me "You're not the same person you were 10 years ago." How could I be? I've lived through more in 10 years than most people have an entire lifetime.

Tending to the Tree of Life in Spring

Donna Henes | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

The tree supports and centers our relationship with the earth and reminds us of our own connection to the sacred life source. In the tall and stately tree we can see a projection of our own best selves. We aspire to stand strong like the tree.

Growing After the Crisis: Boosting Productivity in Developing Countries

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.30.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Developing countries continue to face important challenges in boosting productivity growth in the difficult post-crisis environment, but also many opportunities to eliminate poverty and create shared prosperity.

Zach Carter

Goldman Sachs: Deficit Will Plunge Without Austerity

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Goldman Sachs economists predicted on Friday that the federal budget deficit will shrink over the next few years by more than previously projected. ...

Co-Creating Conversations

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

What kind of leader are you? Unaware leaders blame others for what goes wrong. Self-aware leaders look inside and explore the impact they have on their culture. When you influence in positive ways, you create a culture that sustains commitment and enthusiasm to achieve audacious goals.

Maduro Wins Narrowly on Chávez Record; Close Election Is a Wake-up Call for the Government

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Mark Weisbrot

After a short but bitterly fought, insult-laden campaign, Chavista standard-bearer Nicolás Maduro defeated challenger Henrique Capriles, thus assuring continuity in Venezuela after the death of President Hugo Chávez last month.

Do You Have What It Takes to Crowdscale?

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

While crowdsourcing pulls in ideas and content from outside the organization, crowdscaling grows and scales its impact outward by empowering the success of others.

An Open and Diverse Economy to Benefit All Algerians

Christine Lagarde | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Christine Lagarde

The goal of continued stability -- and certainly the hope for more broadly shared growth -- cannot be taken lightly. Everybody I spoke to in Algiers agreed the country needs a more open and diverse economy to create a bigger pie, and to ensure that all Algerians get their fair share in it.

Chávez's Death, Like His Life, Shows the World's Divisions

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The unprecedented worldwide response to the death of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, and especially in the Western Hemisphere, has brought into stark relief the "multi-polar" world that Chávez fought for.

Celebrate an EGGSceptional Spring

Donna Henes | Posted 05.15.2013 | Good News
Donna Henes

Eggs clearly hold undeniable symbolic power for people. Eggs, like seeds are the future, figuratively and literally. By employing eggs to celebrate the vernal season of new beginnings, we are pledging ourselves to the ever-renewing energy of the life force.

Three Lessons for Startup Founders From Andrew Mason's Not-So-Funny Resignation

Les McKeown | Posted 05.10.2013 | Small Business
Les McKeown

Treating a $1.6 billion, 11,000-employee organization like it's your personal plaything isn't funny, and including a neo-hipster inside joke about Battletoads in your farewell missive doesn't make it all okay.

The 'Me' Before Motherhood

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Meryl Hartstein

If you can find who you were before you became a mother, you have cracked the code to finding yourself.

Tattoos and Botox Have More in Common Than You Think

Michael Zacka | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

They're both body art, and their respective consumers are changing the way we live, work, eat, play and spend.

The Fall of the Turnaround Blueprint Strategy

Les McKeown | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Les McKeown

Elements of past success in previous organizations can be incredibly helpful in shaping strategy in a new position, but the default mindset needs to be 'what's new and different here that requires new and different solutions?', not 'what can I copy wholesale from my last job?'.

Is It the Shoes or the Soul? In Honor of Air Jordan on his 50th

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 04.17.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

As the congratulatory wishes come in to mark the 50th birthday of Michael Jordan, one the greatest basketball players of all time, I am struck by the iconic image of MJ in flight and what it represents for all of us.

Brazilian Competitiveness: Folia and Hangover

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

As the Carnival in Brazil kicked off last weekend, Brazilians were ready for a party. They have reasons to celebrate. Despite a lackluster GDP performance in the last two years, unemployment rates remain at record low levels.

The Power of Creativity in Healing

Molly Hahn | Posted 04.10.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

In this week's video blog, I reflect on the time Buddha Doodles emerged, as well as my creative practice that existed prior to this comic (which serve...

Reading Between the Lines: Why Eurozone Improvement Is Being Ignored

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Rising demand for German goods, an improving business climate and stability in Spanish housing should have given markets cause for celebration. However, after the substantial rally we've seen, and the headwinds yet to be tackled within the region, caution has crept back into markets.

What's Your Theory of Evolution?

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Sam Sommers

Are you looking to be a happier, more productive, more successful person? Then the best advice is to spend less effort trying to locate your "authentic" self, in the manner that so many supposed self-help experts prescribe. Instead, learn to embrace the notion of the self as flexible.

Paving a Growth Path Thanks to a Pair of Pants

Meg Seitz | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Meg Seitz

You just made a bold move to save enough money to buy something for yourself. And, without realizing it, you just raised your own gold standard. And with this new gold standard, comes two scary questions -- what's next, and what else do you want for yourself?

Got Doubt?

Ira Israel | Posted 02.09.2013 | Education
Ira Israel

Our educational system evolved to produce workers; it was not devised to facilitate genius or what we consider to be "outside the box" thinking. Our educational system is the box.