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The Best (And Worst) Reasons To Become A Doctor

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

While doctoring may not involve the hard life of a cowboy, it certainly has its challenges. And those challenges are becoming even more apparent as our health care system changes.

Passion and Profession: An Intersection

Chetna Singh | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts
Chetna Singh

I felt there was a void in my very full life and I needed to do something about it. I was convinced it could only be filled with exercising the submissive creative half and having it play a more dominant role in my life.

Peace Corps or Harvard?

Aaron Hurst | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Finding a good job out of college now requires a lot more than a 4.0 grade point average. Google recently announced that GPA doesn't even correlate ...

Why Did I Work So Hard to Graduate?

Dennis Williams II | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Dennis Williams II

Aside from personal bias, I think my resume represents both ends of the spectrum well. I've partnered an education with professional extracurricular activities, and guess what: I still don't have a job.

Writing: A Family Profession

Steven Petite | Posted 03.31.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

You aren't born a writer, you become a writer. Some families have multiple doctors, lawyers, construction workers, teachers, etc. But how many families have multiple, successful writers?

Mayor Bloomberg Gets It Right Over Harvard/Plumber Comments

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

No doubt that Harvard is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the nation. There's a certain prestige that comes with saying "Harvard graduate." But to the mayor's point, at what cost should that come?

You're Gonna Make It After All

Dori Hartley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
Dori Hartley

The children of my generation grew up hopeful. Even if our goals and aspirations were not on the level of superstardom (although superstardom was considered an achievable destiny), we lived in a world where we were always told that if we wanted it enough, we could make it.

Is the Teaching Profession Dead?

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.13.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

In case you haven't noticed, teachers as a whole are not taken very seriously these days. Teaching as a respected profession has been on life support for quite some time.

My Other Calling? Coaching Jack and Luke

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.31.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I know baseball well enough to teach and coach the kids, but the skills have never been my strength as a coach. Rather, I bring the qualities from the rest of my life as a speaker, preacher, and pastor to my Little League team.

Jon Stewart and the Sheer Hypocrisy of Fox News on Teachers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

I like teachers. But what I am learning from conservatives these days, especially the hosts and commentators for Fox News is that public school teachers are greedy.

Teaching as an Art Form

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Even as someone who engages in the more scientific or theoretical aspects of teaching, I start to wonder if we really want to go all in here with this very techno-rational mentality.

Are You Man Enough to Teach?

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

In terms of men in education, we need more guys to man up rather than man down. Statistical realities have demonstrated the critical absence of men in the classroom with no signs of change.

Hunting Up A Job?

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roseanne Colletti

Heed the words of legendary bank robber Willie Sutton. When asked why he robbed banks, he replied, "That's where the money is."