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Potato Pancakes, Family Tradition and Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Our traditions act as a compass for all of our human relationships and personal interactions, the qualitative experiences of our family life, and ultimately, the development of civilized societies themselves. As we honor all traditions, so we learn to honor ourselves, and in the final analysis, each other.

Man's Quest for Immortality

Carlos S. Moreno, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Carlos S. Moreno, Ph.D.

One of the things that makes us uniquely human is the awareness of our own mortality. We all know that we have a limited time on this Earth, and what we do in life often is defined by how we deal with this unmovable truth. Many seek immortality through their religious beliefs in life after death.

Processing the Facts: What Will Ferguson's Legacy Be?

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

As we unravel the ugliness of the past weeks, from Ferguson to Eric Garner, it's easy to get emotional. I sure have. And it's difficult to separate fact from fiction

Who Wants to Talk About That?

Tom F. Driver | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Tom F. Driver

Racism is so ingrained in the American experience that no one who has grown up here is free of it -- white, black, or anyone else. Until we acknowledge that, describe it, and share it across the racial divide we are not free.

Are You Just Taking Up Space? Five Steps to a Legacy-Life that Makes an Impact Now

Denise Banks-Grasedyck | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Denise Banks-Grasedyck

It is natural and empowering to claim your space in the world, but if you are ready to do more and live a legacy-worthy life of impact, here are five steps that you can take today:

The Miracle On 34th Street- 1 Year Later

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.09.2014 | Good News
Patrice Bendig

The most appropriate thing I can do to commemorate Weston's transplant anniversary is to urge others to be part of a miracle for a family waiting for the life-saving gift of organ and tissue donation.

The Value of Life (For Thanksgiving)

Chef Rossi | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Chef Rossi

It's so easy to dismiss people as a blur, especially where I live in Manhattan. We whiz past slews of faceless people, thinking all the while that surely our task at hand is more important than theirs. But what if we stop? What if we listen?

The Impact and Lasting Legacy of Ferguson, Missouri and Michael Brown

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 11.24.2014 | Media
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

The world of short blogs and 140 characters is symbolic of the all too prevalent overly simplified analyses, and sensational headlines that might generation "likes" and "retweets," but do not bring us to a better understanding of people, communities or our history.

On This Great American Smokeout: Let's Finish It

Robin Koval | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Koval

While products like e-cigarettes may offer current adult smokers a path to quit, nicotine consumption has no place in the lives of young people.

How to Torture a Boomer

Carol Orsborn | Posted 11.20.2014 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

God forbid that you should take whatever spare time you can muster to do something nurturing for yourself, enjoy the present moment or do something just for fun.

An Open Letter to My Grandfather

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 11.18.2014 | Good News
Kimanzi Constable

I'm not even sure where to start. There's a lot that hasn't been said out loud, but it's not necessary because I know how you feel. More than anything, I want to say thank you and I love you.

Harvesting the Light: Legacy for the Holidays

Rachael Freed | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

The days are getting shorter, the nights longer and darker. Temperatures are falling, but when our perspective is legacy and we warm our hearts and th...

Life and Death in Hope: How Much Do You Bid for a Memory?

Eric Mink | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact
Eric Mink

It's 8 a.m. on a Saturday, and I'm standing under a heavy sky in a muddy yard behind a three-story structure of hand-hewn limestone in the middle of nowhere. Everything feels wrong.

This Man Left Behind A Beautiful Legacy In Letters For Wife And Daughter To Find After His Death

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.23.2014 | Good News

This man's presence and love will never be forgotten by his family, even after his death. Mitchell Whisenhunt, 26, of Longview, Texas, battled Mar...

Why You Should Be Busy Instead

Kara-Anne Cheng | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Kara-Anne Cheng

Don't fight busy just because everyone else is fighting busy. Fight for the things that matter most to you.

The Cloud of Guantanamo Hangs Over the White House

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Like it or not, Guantanamo will be with us for a long time -- or, at the very least, until Obama marches with his successor down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 2016 inauguration.

The Legacy of Community

Rachael Freed | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

I recently worked with a women's book club. They'd chosen of my three Legacy books, The Legacy Workbook for the Busy Woman. I invited them to read cha...

The End of an Era

Bill Marriott | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

My father, who founded our company with a nine-stool root beer stand in 1927, came from a family of eight children. His widow, Judy Cannon Marriott, passed away on August 24. She would have been 98 on September 20. She was the last surviving member of my dad's family -- thus, the end of an era.

How George W. Bush Benefited From Affirmative Action

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The current public debate and wave of articles about how colleges can do a better job of providing access to students from low-income families reminds me that for over a century, most colleges have had an affirmative action policy for rich, well-connected white kids. It is called "legacy" admissions.

Whether You Leave Your Mark or Not Is Not the Question...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

We all desire to have others witness our lives. We want to know that who we are matters. There is something sacred that lies deep within us that seek...

What Einstein Taught Me About Death: 5 Reasons to Write a Will Today

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.08.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Whether you are looking to ensure your children's safety and future, or dictate how much of your earnings go back into the tax system, writing a will is an essential action and we can all benefit from taking advice from a genius like Einstein here.

Leaving a Legacy

Sarah Warman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Sarah Warman

I'm not sure what my legacy will be, but I want to start thinking it. I want to think about what I will leave behind. I want to determine the impact I can have on others. I want to figure out how I can help those who will come after me.

What Is the Best Legacy?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

A legacy is something that one can leave behind to the people who come after them to "enrich" their lives and better enable the followers to remember ...

Legacy Wars: Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates

Adam Grant | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Not long ago, Malcolm Gladwell made a bold prediction: Fifty years from now, Apple will be around and Microsoft will be gone, but Bill Gates will be remembered -- and Steve Jobs won't. As surprising as it seems, Gladwell might be right.

What Legacy Does Derek Jeter Leave Behind?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 10.18.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

It is easy to look back and find players who perhaps had higher batting averages, or more stolen bases, or even have done more philanthropic work. But what Jeter leaves behind is his ability to do it all. He is the whole package.