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The Budget Deal: This Is Who They Are

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Consider these the early slush of the coming Republican winter, the first returns on investment for their donors. Tucked into the 1,603-page bill to fund the government -- that no legislator will read -- are cankerous riders, foreshadowing what is to come.

Government, Not Taxes, Should Set Our Priority

Martin Lobel | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Martin Lobel

Until we decide what we want government to do, "tax reform" will merely shift the tax burden from those who can afford expensive lobbyists to those who can't. One result will be a more complex and inefficient tax code that cannot be administered by the IRS because of deliberate cuts to its budget.

The Big See: How Having Cancer Showed Me What Is Most Important

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

I clearly remember the day that I first heard those words that no one ever wants to hear: You have cancer. You never forget that moment you suddenly c...

Making Way for Number One

Janet M. Neal | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Janet M. Neal

There is one path in my life that has inevitably been clear. It's my number one, the most important thing in my life, and the one thing where I am truly focused and have no doubts. That is my children.

Make A List, You'll Feel Better

Laura Usky | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

So, Halloween is over and we will be finding candy wrappers hidden in our kids rooms for weeks to come. But before the holidays are here and you're scrambling to finish cookies, last-minute gifts and decorating, take a simple bit of advice.

6 Things I Learned in My First Year of Living in Hawaii

Mike Webb | Posted 12.23.2014 | Hawaii
Mike Webb

The change hasn't been as easy as I thought it would be. After all, I was moving to paradise and I told my friends, "Who's going to regret living in Hawaii for at least a couple of years of their life?" And while I stand by that sentiment, it took some time to adjust.

Are You Striking a Balance With the Loves of Your Life?

Nicole Dash | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Nicole Dash

Perhaps you want to give them what you didn't have. Perhaps you want to keep up with your neighbors or your friends on Facebook. You want to take them to every fair, orchard, museum and petting zoo.

Are You Too Nice?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

A simple thing, but it rattled me for the rest of the day. What is it about me that made that woman think it would be all right to ask such a personal favor? Does she not know I'm a doctor and a germaphobe? What if she has a cold? A sore throat? Herpes?

Find Your 'Why' And Work It Out

Traci Bild | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Traci Bild

Don't be a memory! Choose to be decisive, selfish and add exercise and all its amazing benefits to your daily to do list. Feel good, look good, set an example for your children that fitness isn't something you do when you have the time, but something you make the time to do because it matters.

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

You Get What You Pay For and Other Life Lessons of Rarely Putting Yourself First

Amanda Magee | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Amanda Magee

Every time I buy something that doesn't make our lives easier or make one of us experience a lasting sense of pleasure or contentment, I'm wasting and socking away fuel for future resentment. I am ready to end the cycle.

I Chose to Say No

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I'm a time coach who aims to authentically live out my advice. That means I have to face the same challenges you do.

10 Percent of You Will Drink Yourselves to Death, But 99 Percent of You Probably Don't Know It

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

About a month ago, the Centers for Disease control told Americans that, in no uncertain terms, one in 10 of us will die as a result of excessive alcohol consumption. One in 10. Yes, you read that right. And yes, it's a big number.

Mind Your Busyness In 10 Steps

Melanie Young | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I don't mind being busy. But I mind when being busy becomes non productive or even wasted time. More important, keeping busy should not keep you from enjoying your life and taking care of yourself.

A True Work-Life Balance Requires Personal Leadership

Justin Constantine | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Justin Constantine

I am now firmly committed to establishing a healthy and holistic work life balance, and I recognize that it will take personal leadership to make that happen.

Listening to Jesus: The Waste of Worry

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

The hiking path meandered through the forested moutainside. My companion and I kept pushing up the hill. It was a steady incline and my legs were beginning to feel the burn of my effort.

4 Ways to Manage Your Time Successfully

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 09.06.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Time is money, they say, and unfortunately for college students we have neither time nor money.

The Day I Stopped Caring About My House

Janie Porter | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

The house was me. The house showed everyone what a great homemaker I am. What a brilliant designer. What a stylish person. Maybe even someone they'd want to be like.

Lessons Learned on Work-Life Balance

Virginia Froehling | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Virginia Froehling

Remember to not let work or yourself get in the way when there is a time when a loved one really needs you. Women tend to think they can do it all, but that is not always the case in every situation in your life. It is OK to put work on the back burner during difficult seasons in your life.

Saving Lucky

Sara Esther Crispe | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Sara Esther Crispe

They kept trying to get my attention. But I was busy. And it was important. I was on the phone with another mother, dealing with some elementary school drama. Yet in my attempt to do what I thought my children needed most, I was ignoring what they needed most: my attention.

Creating Calm

Jaye Pniewski | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Jaye Pniewski

I've learned that we all should work some, play some, give some and rest some. I'm learning to step away and unplug in order to plug into what really matters -- my family, my friends and my sanity!

What's Your Family's Priorities?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

Do you ever find yourself asking the BIG questions about life? Why am I here? How can I make a difference? Do you set your priorities accordingly? Do you find the answers change as your life unfolds?

How to Say 'No' in Business and Your Personal Life

Shelly Ulaj | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women
Shelly Ulaj

Being able to assert yourself and knowing "when to say when" is a trait that many wish to possess. Those who do possess this admirable quality can attest to the ongoing benefits of saying "no," not only in their business lives but in their personal lives as well.

Cross the Bridge When You Get There

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

There are, of course, many types of humans. There are those who are always late, always early, placid, confused, or anxious. Perhaps the most troubled...

Accomplish Everything and More! 3 Easy Steps to Find More Time in Your Day

Diane Passage | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

Nobody ever really has enough time in their day. Trying to fit anything new into an already-overbooked schedule can sometimes prove to be more challen...