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Legacy

Why You Should Be Busy Instead

Kara-Anne Cheng | Posted 10.22.2014 | 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 10.15.2014 | 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 10.03.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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.

Transformational Leaders Leave Purposeful Legacies

Terri Wallin | Posted 10.13.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

While legacies are often talked about relational to one's death, I have come to appreciate that legacies occur in the work environment and are given when a leader leaves.

South Africans Celebrate Twenty Years of Freedom and Democracy: A Reflection on Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Joy Ngoma | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Joy Ngoma

Photo credit: Biography (Nelson Mandela) Johannesburg -- This year South Africa commemorates the 20th anniversary of the attainment of freedom an...

Successful Aging: The Challenge of Regret and Guilt

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Some people associate pride with doing something great or unusual, with something that distinguishes them from people who have lived ordinary lives. But we don't have to be extraordinary to take pride in our past.

How A Fallen Mountain Climber's Legacy Will Live On Through His Artwork

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living

On July 27, 2013, the world lost one of it's most renowned mountaineers, New Zealander Marty Schmidt, as well as his 25-year-old son Denali, in an ava...

The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

The Best Life Advice From My 99-Year-Old Grandpa

Jen Reeder | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Reeder

This year on the Fourth of July -- just three days before he turned 99 -- Grandpa donned an Uncle Sam outfit created by my late aunt Susie, hopped on a tricycle my mom decorated with red, white and blue streamers, and rode in the Claremont parade.

James Baldwin: My Uncle and His Love Life

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

Harlem wasn't just a regular setting in the corpus of his work; it was more like a pantomime Greek Chorus. For Uncle Jimmy, Harlem was a unique holy ground of sacrificial sensibility.

Lebron, Brazil, and Legacy

David Sable | Posted 09.13.2014 | Media
David Sable

In an always-on digital world, we have the two-edged sword of our "legacy cement" constantly being poured...hero to zero and back again before it dries.

She Could Have Been a Doctor, But She's Just My Mom

Rebecca Gallagher | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Rebecca Gallagher

I know she was a regular little girl, a person with her own hopes and dreams before she was my mom. It's hard for us as children to picture our parents as people. I mean, you're telling me they had lives before they devoted it all to us? Indeed.

Legacy: Read, Read, Read

Rachael Freed | Posted 09.06.2014 | Books
Rachael Freed

What better way to share values, to let ourselves be known to the next generation, than by sharing our love of reading?

The Fountain of Youth Springs from Within

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 08.31.2014 | Fifty
Molly Alexander Darden

The secret to exuberance at a certain age, is recapturing the feeling we enjoyed when we were 8, 10 and 13 years old, knowing that now we're emotionally stronger, wiser and smarter.

Business. Kindness. Life.

Susan Kerr | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Susan Kerr

We get to choose our stories and craft them in ways of not only glass half full, but what are we going to do with all that liquid? All that life? All those oceans? We can't always change the beginning of our story, but we can always change the end.

The Legacy of Water

Rachael Freed | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

So is it possible for us to affect this terrible legacy we're leaving the future? The best way I know is to tap my memories and share stories with my grandchildren hoping they will value water before it's too late.

Father's Day Legacy: Jim's Love of 'Now'

Kevin Walsh | Posted 08.15.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

The following was originally published in Kevin's blog, MyMediaDiary.com Jim Walsh in the "Now" I was doing some vital, long-forgotten yard-work in...