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The Unexpected Leadership Lesson From My Very Italian, Very New York Mother

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Mama said it best. Read the room. Take a beat to read non-verbals and feel the energy of a situation before you launch into your own needs. Then act accordingly.

5 New Directions When You Feel Lost

Alexandra Harra | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Your intuition ultimately sends you down the correct path. Do not think of it as being lost. Think of it as a temporary pause on your journey during which you should follow nothing but your heart's desire.

5 Hidden Blessings of Heartache

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Heartache may seem like a loss initially, but its broader gain becomes evident in time. If we temporarily put aside the angst associated with damaged love and decipher its crucial function in our lives, we can mend our heartbreak and blanket ourselves in its hidden blessings.

7 Ways to Overcome Loss

Alexandra Harra | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

We naturally want to regain the things or people we've lost. But there's a fine line between doing your part and pushing fate.

Why You Can Handle Anything. Seriously.

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

We think these people are so together when they're not; that they have no fear of looking stupid when they do; that they have confidence every minute of every day when they don't.

10 Ways To Uncover Your Truth

Alexandra Harra | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Truth can be both objective and subjective; there are irrefutable and opinion-oriented truths. Being that truth is largely relevant to each of us, we often find ourselves asking: What is the right thing to do? And by "right," we refer to our truest decisions.

The 9 Best Decisions You Could Make For A Happier Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

You will never regret the decision to stand up for your rights, your worth and your own beliefs. Make your voice heard in polite but firm ways. Empower yourself by knowing you possess undying strength to forge ahead. Stand up, in particular, against three things: conventions, limitations and injustice.

The 7 Lessons Life Will Teach You

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Far superior to a formal education, life is our greatest teacher, sending us down winding paths to help us gain a profound awareness of our potential. We may be tested, but by recognizing the truth of our tests and applying necessary wisdom, we can triumph over every one of life's challenges.

New Year's Resolutions: 6 Ways to Achieve Lasting Change

Robert Weiss | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Weiss

Despite the burning desire for chocolate, extramarital sex, blackjack, cocaine, alcohol, cigarettes, and the like that usually shows up somewhere arou...

11 Headlines We'd Like To See In 2014

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

Here's a fun exercise: Imagine a perfect 2014 -- not just for yourself, but for the rest of the world. What does it look like? No hateful picketing...

Life: A Participant Sport

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Soren Petersen

How does one move from being a value and belief couch potato, watching one's life pass by, to becoming a participant and leader of one's own life and how can one custom design values and beliefs that fit?

Giving 'Progress' a Rest

Bob Comis | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

Progress recognizes no pinnacles. It permits no stability. It demands constant, unfettered revolution. I am writing today to shed light on a pinnacle, and to suggest that we respect and embrace that pinnacle.

Optimism Will Make the World a Better Place

Thomas White | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Thomas White

If you think there is nothing that can be done to ameliorate or mitigate the changing climate, unregulated capitalism, oppressive governments, or heart wrenching poverty, then it's best if you step aside and allow those who believe in humanity to take the reins and move our world forward.

If Your City Could Talk, What Would It Say?

Zia Yusuf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Zia Yusuf

Cities are epicenters of creativity, innovation, adventures, energy, and life. They're moving, breathing, and living. Cities have a heart, personality, and looks. But a city lacks one thing: a voice. Thanks to the Internet of Things, this is quickly changing.

Rejects, Losers, Castoffs -- Want to Join Me?

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

I cordially invite you to join me in the world of rejects, losers and castoffs. I proudly wear my badge as one of the few, the proud, the determined who wears rejection on my sleeve as a badge of honor, because it is.

11 Daily Rituals for Self-Empowerment

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Daily life can drag us down and make us weary of our circumstances. The repetition of routine becomes mundane and mediocre, and we often wonder where to turn for a bit of liberating distraction. So what would you do if you discovered your fountain of inner energy? You can unlock your own unique force through daily exercises aimed at establishing your tenacity and capacity.

Power Your Progress

Women & Co | Posted 12.03.2013 | Women
Women & Co

Rachel Sklar's biggest career regret was not asking for a raise she deserved. When she consulted a colleague on whether or not to ask for a raise during a bad economy, he told her not to -- that she was "lucky to have a job at all."

Twilight of the Hardliners

Ian Bassin | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Ian Bassin

Things certainly look bleak in Washington as an extreme right-wing rump caucus has closed down our government all because a law was passed in the exact way prescribed by the Constitution, but all is not lost.

Change Our Story: How Do We Turn Judgment into Empathy?

Peter Buffett | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

I believe that when we can base our actions on empathic responses to what we feel -- as opposed to judgments that we make -- our entire perspective will shift.

The Law of Karma

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

The answer lies within your karma, a universal law that governs our world. Powerful well beyond the law of attraction, the law of karma encompasses your every deed. Karma is the accumulation of your thoughts, intentions, and actions, both good and bad.

Innovation in Africa: What Young African Women Entrepreneurs Have to Say

Mary Olushoga | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact
Mary Olushoga

As we think about innovation in Africa, let us listen to the voices of young innovators because their voice matters.

Thank You Secretary General Ban Ki-moon For Keeping Gender Equality On Top Of The Agenda

Cherie Blair | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Cherie Blair

Eliminating discrimination against women is a strategy that will move global development progress forward. We will fail to achieve lasting positive change if women are excluded.

Change Our Story: My 'Complex' Week

Peter Buffett | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

Instead of reductionist thinking -- which science and much analyzing is wont to do. I prefer expansionist thinking. What's possible? What have we not thought of?

Change Our Story: Stories

Peter Buffett | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

What we're really looking for is a new story -- a story to live in to. Not old stories to live out of. That takes some extraordinary imagination.

Change Our Story: A New Societ-e

Peter Buffett | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

People are starting to gather around deeply personal and unique aspects of themselves -- and because of their sheer number and the ease of personal expression, the Internet is providing a much more nuanced look at behavior and true ideology.