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"So You're Telling Me There's a Chance."

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.11.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Nearly eight years ago I walked into a room of about 10 young women who just lost their coach and suffered through two humiliating seasons in which their conference record was 1-31. I was their new coach, and I was expected to make them a nationally competitive team.

Why Being Good At My Job Makes Me Bad At Dating

Jamie Silverman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

Last time I checked, people in relationships, whether new or established, want to see their partners. This phenomenon can be nearly impossible while juggling work deadlines.

Stop Working Yourself Harder: 3 Steps to Working Yourself Better

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Even if you could make it through your to-do list in a given day, this is not a competition. There is no prize for completing your to-do list. And, even if you successfully crossed off every numbered item on your list in a given day, you will be met with another list the very next morning. The thing is, not everything on your to-do list should be done.

Gravity Is a B*tch

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacie Huckeba

Like Newton's Apple, gravity just is. What goes up will come down. Everything falls. Your face will fall, the leaves will fall, buildings will crumble...

How Back-Breaking Work Put My Ego Back Together

Hedia Anvar | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Hedia Anvar

There is no shame in earning your own way in what amounts to hard labor. It's actually honorable. Mining strengths I did not know I possessed put my ego back in action.

Embracing Your Roots

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

While the ability to triumph does come from within, be proud of where you came from. Use your background to your advantage.

Change Gears: Do Hard Things to Succeed

Maile Keone | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Maile Keone

About 15 minutes into class, right after the "warm-up" (from which I was still breathless), the instructor said something that hit me like a bolt of lightning.

Grit and Integrity

Sarah Walton | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Walton

I encourage you, and all of us, to make promises that we know are in our best interest. To be on time, to be where we say we're going to be...to show up for life. Because when we show up, the world inevitably meets us half way. And more often than not, it even produces magic.

Find Out If You Are Hard Working or Working Too Hard

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Workaholism is more than a dedication to your job. It's a near-obsessive commitment that supersedes most, if not all, other aspects of life. For many, workaholism is a true addiction, inextricably tied to feelings of self worth and identity.

Lessons from Thrive, on Passion and Commitment

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

So if we stay calm and focus on our passions, they will transform in what we truly want to be and do, because we are human beings willing to make a meaningful difference in the world, at least for the amount of time we are on earth.

5 Ways My Dad Taught Me What It's All About

Jennifer Meer | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

He taught me to work and love hard, and feel grateful for the hardness because it makes all the sweeter parts of life that much more so. In other words, he taught me how to parent.

Gifted or Hard-Working? Which Is Better for Long-Term Success for Our Children?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Giftedness is no guarantee for success. In fact, the world is full of gifted failures and yet we, as parents, often hope and pray we have gifted children. This is then a parenting misperception used to validate a parent's sense of worth.

Handprint of a Leader: Red Robin's Remarkable Denny Post

Elise Lelon | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Elise Lelon

For installment #2 of AWE's Inspirational Female Leaders Showcase Series, we have chosen Denny Post, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer, at Red Robin.

Notes From a Default 'Feminist'

Courtney McKinney | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Courtney McKinney

If we continue with the expectation that men will do the heavy lifting (literally and figuratively), then gender equality will continue to evade us. However, if high expectations are set regardless of gender, I think default gender equality is the most likely outcome.

5 Unexpected Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Belle Beth Cooper

As I worked through the list of techniques I'd collected, the post became so long that I had to split it in half. Here are even more suggestions to help you make your day more productive without putting in extra hours.

Celebrating the Millennial Perspective

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Millennials have learned a lesson that many of us Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers never did, a lesson in priorities that is both surprisingly mature and quite refreshing.

Generation "Why-Can't-I-Have-It-Right-Now?!"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

It's something I've always known, but since moving to New York City my eyes have really been opened to the truth of a generation that lacks energy, fo...

The Important Thing We Are Missing

Kristen Welch | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Kristen Welch

In an effort to make family a priority and give our kids what we didn't have, we've become a child-focused culture. In many ways, we've lost our purpose. 

The Rich Aren't Rich Because They Work Harder. They Work Harder Because They're Rich!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The path to financial stability is harder to navigate than it has been in almost a century. And yet, the 99 percent forge ahead unappreciated by the fortunate few who reap the profits and call themselves deserving.

Stop! Don't Buy That! Be Happy!

Nancy Deville | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

Conspicuous consumption is kind of a fun concept. We've all done it. Clothing. Cars. Jewelry. Homes. Does buying more things make you happier? Actuall...

I Didn't Know That

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Great relationships are generally co-created by people who are willing to be wrong, or at the very least recognize the difference between their opinion and what is factually true.

The Thing That Makes All The Difference In How Your Life Pans Out

Tammy Bleck | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

There's one good thing about building your life from the dirt up, you recognize the bottom and the people you met there. You respect it, and them. And while you don't want to live there, you know it says more about you than anything else you will ever do.

Will Congress Act on the Working Poor Crisis in 2014?

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

Much ink is spilt in end-of-year recaps this time of year, but the most compelling national analysis so far came from Joan Walsh of Salon. She proclaimed 2013 as the year "Americans discovered the crisis of the working poor." But unfortunately Congress still hasn't discovered it.

Sometimes, You Need to Get Out of Your Child's Way

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The initial experiences that children have as they first engage in the world, from grasping your finger in infancy to walking, eating, dressing and talking, lay the foundation for their future beliefs about their ability to master the complex world in which they will live as they mature.

Work, It's a Dirty Job We Should All Love Doing

Phil Butler | Posted 07.04.2014 | Home
Phil Butler

"We've declared war on work." With two minutes to go in Mike Rowe's solid TEDTalk on the merits of dirty jobs, the host who's done maybe more crappy jobs than anyone, he spills the beans on a huge problem.