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Living Life to Our Own Personal Fullest Before We All Die

Chris Abraham | Posted 02.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Chris Abraham

Unlike Ric's experience of desiring to become a better man and work harder and connecting with his family and children after meeting Death at it's door, my dad, Bob, took another tact.

The Two-Minute Defining Moment

William Horden | Posted 01.30.2013 | TED Weekends
William Horden

Imagine you are wide awake when your breathing gently stops. I had the good fortune to be lying in the emergency room when this happened to me some nine years ago. Like yourself, perhaps, I expected to gasp for breath, panicking, but instead felt entirely calm -- despite the doctor's quizzical look.

What's Worse Than Getting a Rock in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

So as we approach what I consider a sweet holiday, a suggestion. That you spend an extra few seconds with each of those little doorbell ringers. Try to imagine what it would be like to be their age, going to such extremes to get candy.

Balancing Work and Parenting Is Not a Mom Thing!

Hanaan Rosenthal | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents
Hanaan Rosenthal

As a dad, you're free to have a career, work late, travel and do it all under the pretense of feeding your family. The pressure to do more dad stuff is fairly light. Parenting is not a hobby, though, and you do not babysit your own kids. This leaves us dads with a great opportunity: To be better parents.

Keep Your Eyes On The Prize: Make Your Priorities Your Priority

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Modern life is full of distracting clamor, from text messages and emails to window displays in the mall. Other people tug at you with their priorities, which may not be your own. If you don't make a sanctuary for what is important, it will get overrun by the Bermuda grass of B and C priorities.

The Lesson Your Kids Won't Learn in School

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

Let you kids hear you say no. Life lessons like prioritizing and saying no aren't taught in school. They are taught by example.

Politicians, Outside Groups Have Questionable Interactions

Politico | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

On a steamy mid-July day on Capitol Hill, top lieutenants to Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy had a special guest at their weekly vote-counting meeting: K...

Mothers Go to War

Dafna Maor | Posted 10.17.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

While the knowledge and experience of professionals merits respect, parents should never forget the following: Parents know their children better than anyone else.

At 2, He Couldn't Speak, But He Could Read and Haggle

Dafna Maor | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

Tal has come a long way since he was 2. He's learned a lot, but so have I.

A Letter to the Good People at the IRS

Dafna Maor | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. It was really quite comical, as if someone has written a very politically-incorrect skit for Saturday Night Live.

"But We've Already Spent the Money!"

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 09.17.2012 | Money
Lisa Earle McLeod

It doesn't matter how much time or money you've spent. Given where you are right now, do you want to continue on this path, or take a different one?

Coming Out of the (Disability) Closet

Dafna Maor | Posted 09.12.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

When you are crushed from the news, you need someone to share it with. You tell family. Some friends you really trust. But what about everyone else?

Your Child's Autism Cures You From Trying to Please Everyone

Dafna Maor | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

Working in a media outlet doesn't necessarily guarantee that you are surrounded by people with high communication skills and knowledge of the human psyche.

Stop Wasting Time Prioritizing (VIDEO)

Edward Muzio | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Edward Muzio

At the beginning of a new round of work -- and, for that matter, at any other time that it becomes clear that the group can't do everything -- proactive prioritization of group objectives is absolutely necessary.

What Matters?

Deborah Jiang-Stein | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Jiang-Stein

Rather than resolutions for the new year right now, I'm looking at a year-end tribute to life, not the sideline distractions.

Happiness Means Loving Yourself

Kristen Houghton | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Your life should never be written on the margins of the page; it should be centered and prominent. Invite yourself to the feast of life. Be a participant not an observer.

It's the Democracy, Stupid!

Edwin Eisendrath | Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago
Edwin Eisendrath

We need to focus on our problems, and none is bigger than the state of our democracy. The disconnect between elected leaders and the people is dangerously large.

What Are Your Priorities, Really?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Look at areas of your life where you may be currently stuck in blame and complain, be it relationships, health, money, career, etc. Then you can apply this profoundly simple assessment tool I learned to discover where your priorities really lie.

Knowing What Matters Most

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Gurney

We probably can't have it all. But we can have what matters most if we know what that looks like and what it will take to pull it through for ourselves and those we love.

After Tucson, the State of the Union

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.

Diversity of Voices & Values

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

Here is a list of books to demonstrate that America does not lack for authentic, coherent, integral voices and values -- right now it lacks for honest leadership.

First Things First, Says McConnell

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Here in Priorityville, we know what matters, and Mayor McConnell has his priorities straight: Tax cuts.

REVIEW: Buckminster Fuller's 1928 Ideas & Integrities

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

6 Star and Beyond-the Essence of Fuller, the Future of Humanity I did not truly begin to understand the breadth and depth of Buckminster Fuller's thi...

Voters! Get Your Priorities Right!

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

When bad times came, their first thought was to protect the fortunes of their rich. ************************************* Head for the lifeboats! Wo...

Five Misconceptions About Doing Both

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

I get a lot of questions about doing both, which challenges those who boil every decision down to this or that. While many have told me how much doing...