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Artists Take on the Subject of Geometry in Jeddah

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

As we've written about elsewhere on ARTPHAIRE, many of the most interesting developments in the art world are currently coming from Arab countries.

What Matters Most About Being a Father

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Cliff Hsia

Your kids need you to really love them. And loving them is more than just financially providing for them. You need to love them for who they are and who they want to become.

The fastest way to get better results

Christine Hassler | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

When you go out to dinner, are you satisfied with a meal that had a great side dish and appetizer but a mediocre entrée? If you took a vacation to a ...

What Prison Taught Me About Mindfulness

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

They aren't the uni-dimensional individuals their online mug shots might suggest, but rather living, breathing, thinking and feeling human beings with aspirations, abilities and of course, regrets. It was a powerful reminder that we need not be defined by our circumstances.

Superheroes Who Are Deaf and the Power of Diversity

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

There are many types of superpower -- ranging from super strength to mind control. With such a wealth of fictional capabilities available, why should Superheroes be limited by their ability to hear?

'Song of the Heart: Walking the Path of Light'

Pam Nochlin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Pam Nochlin

Francine's memoir and life journey is fascinating. Francine describes her father's horrible Oliver Twist-like life, growing up Jewish in the Bronx dur...

'Growing Into Grace'

Alex Kip | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

Now, I've found grace in helping others by sharing my story, hopefully showing that you can bring meaning and purpose to tragedy. The grace of helping others is far greater than the suffering I once endured.

The Inspirational Story of Nolan's Sweet Heat

Reghan Conrey | Posted 09.15.2014 | Teen
Reghan Conrey

Nolan Stillwell. CEO, avid gardener, talented chef, and beacon of hope. Nolan has Down Syndrome, but there is nothing "disabled" about this hardworking, motivated young man.

12 Life Lessons From Inspirational Women

Bri Seeley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Bri Seeley

From teachers, to comic book authors, to entrepreneurs, to drag queens, to professional athletes, to moms and more. Each of these inspirational women possess an undeniable strength and passion. I can't help but share some of my favorite takeaway moments from the interviews.

Plastic Has No Heart

Sue Shanahan | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Sue Shanahan

As a young girl, I was indoctrinated and blindly aligned myself to that belief system. But not anymore. I, along with many others, have outgrown that life-view. Welcome tall, short, fat, thin, young, old and every color. Welcome me. Welcome you

My Conversation With Robin Sharma

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

I was honored to be able to spend time talking one on one with one of my biggest idols and mentors this week, Robin Sharma. The author of countless bo...

Today's Buddha Doodle - How to Move Forward

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.10.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Why I'm Not a Fan of Daily Affirmations

Brad Wheelis | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Wheelis

You may brighten someone's world for a few minutes and that's worth something. The world needs cheerleaders. But I believe the best way to encourage our friends and colleagues is to be living, breathing examples of positivity and success.

How to Find the Courage to Travel With Kids

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

We've done this in cities and countries all over the world. One week in Cabo, two weeks in Lima, four weeks in Nicaragua and five weeks in Buenos Aires. We've done it. And our kids are growing up to be better citizens of the world because we continue to do it.

When It Comes From Your Life

Anita Casalina | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

I started Billions Rising Foundation to highlight the creative and long-term solutions to poverty that are being generated all over the world. What we...

Here's How a 21-Year-Old Earns a Living Making Videos on YouTube

Michael Price | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Michael Price

Liz Meghan makes up a unique class of content creators that are using social media platforms to build an audience and build a business while doing what they love. More and more people are joining the ranks of people like Liz by expressing their passions, talents and hobbies online

Taking Hold of Your Passions in Everyday Life

Rupa Mehta | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Passion is a powerful thing and by embracing, sharing and asking others about it we create a domino effect that could lead to a better and more open world. Be proud of who you are, what you're passionate about and share it. I promise you won't regret it and we'd love to hear about it!

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

Harvard Business Review | Bill Taylor | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential s...

When Spirituality and Entrepreneurship Overlap

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 09.08.2014 | Small Business
Deborah J. Levine

There are two basic motivations of the entrepreneur. The first is the money-making side of the business, the bottom line. The second motivation is sel...

This 15-Year-Old Is Changing Lives With 'Lost and Founds'

Rich Polt | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Just three years in, Warm Winters has donated more than 5,000 items of warm clothing to 2,500 homeless people. The organization works with six ski resorts in California and Nevada, and they have engaged a volunteer base of 50+ youth

Turn a Conference Room Into a Jam Session

Tom Sturges | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Tom Sturges

If the forum is created to allow and encourage innovative thinking, the creativity will unspool, and find its rightful place in the room, bringing with it crisp new ideas and myriad possibilities going forward. Just like musicians do, over and over.

Brandon Marshall Tackles Stigma Of Mental Illness In The NFL

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living

In our culture, being masculine often means not being vulnerable; this is especially true in the NFL, where it seems players must act like stone-faced...

Ode to a Coconut

Tristan Welch | Posted 09.05.2014 | Taste
Tristan Welch

Mustique is lush with coconut trees and I quickly discovered that the coconut is an integral part of island life. I find it endlessly inspiring because nearly every part can be used to add complexity and a spectacular tropical flavor to any dish.

This Poem About Sexual Harassment Will Haunt You, Then Make You Think

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.05.2014 | Women

Sadly, it is no secret that women navigate sexual harassment often, in a number of environments. However, in this video-reading of her poem "Wednes...

Travel Lessons: Time Is the Only Currency

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.04.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel teaches you that time is really the only valuable currency in life. We all start out with the same bank account with a deposit of about 30,000 days in our lives (approximately 82 years).