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12 Young Entrepreneurs Who Make Me Feel Optimistic About Nigeria's Future

Mary Olushoga | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Mary Olushoga

Despite the growing concern for Nigeria's future due to terrorism or the lack of conscientious leaders, I am optimistic.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

Meetings in Wonderland

Renee Cullinan | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Renee Cullinan

Too often, we embark on the journey like Alice in Wonderland, with only a vague destination in mind and no sense of the path it will take to get there. And then, because it feels like forward momentum, we schedule a bunch of meetings. We're moving now, aren't we?

How to Handle the Other B.S.

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Pay attention to the B.S. in your life. Dream of new things, and get excited if it's authentic to you. Allow others to dream big, too. And if you want to offer some careful advice to others, keep the B.S. out of it.

How I Got Here

Amy Pang | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Amy Pang

I've been a closet writer for years. My love of the written word began with Dr. Seuss, but I have been so insecure about my writing abilities that I didn't pursue any form of writing as a career path. And now, here I am... I've gotten rid of this fear, and it feels good.

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.

Why We Should Abolish The GDP

Sean McElwee | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Gross domestic product measures how much money that project would produce. But it can't account for the children who get asthma or the people who die from that air pollution. And that's a problem.

What to Do About the Cranky, Miserable People Around You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Even when you don't do it, when you sit there quietly, they drain your energy. They create a cloud that surrounds you for hours. The good news? There's something you can do about it. You can walk away. No, really. Whether literally or metaphorically, you can extract yourself from these situations.

The Best Time to Slow Down Is When You're in a Rush

Jo Laird | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jo Laird

Life is much easier when I'm starting projects ahead of time and working carefully, so revisions are few and little time is wasted. But when it doesn't work out that way, I have learned that when I'm stressed and in a rush, the best thing to do is slow down, make a plan and get it done.

The Completely Avoidable Way We Mess Things Up

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Promise that we will -- literally and figuratively -- take our foot off the gas pedal when we feel ourselves getting sloppy. Which will help us avoid hurting ourselves, our reputations, and our beloved modes of transportation.

The Problem With Your Problem Solver

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Today's blog has been written while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The culprit behind the chaos? An impending, temporary move overseas.

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

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.15.2014 | 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 06.01.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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 05.13.2014 | 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 05.11.2014 | 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 04.23.2014 | 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.