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Are You Squandering Your Gifts?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Hard work and great fun aren't mutually exclusive. And enjoying what you do isn't selfish. It's responsible.

7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life

Raymmar Tirado | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Raymmar Tirado

Because while you're out spending your money on new outfits, new cars, overpriced meals or nights at the bar, I'll be investing in myself. And while you try to fit in with the world I'll make the world fit in with me.

Equalizing the Unequal at DAVOS

Anne Githuku-Shongwe | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Anne Githuku-Shongwe

The cold and falling snow outside made sure that we all walked briskly to and from the Congress Centre determined to keep our bodies and brains warm with all that great and passionate sharing and exchange of ideas. Nice!

20 Life Lessons Learned From Watching the Seattle Seahawks

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports
Russell C. Smith

1. "Why not us?" is one of the most powerful questions a team, person, or organization can ask.

Make a New Year's Resolution to Learn a New Professional Skill

Danny Groner | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Danny Groner

ReadWrite's Lauren Orsini provides an excellent summary of how, in 2013, more people flocked to Web-based resources to learn the basics to coding. Not...

Rediscovering the Power of a Suit

Career Wardrobe | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

We've all had that moment of shuffling one of our favorite suits to the back of the closet in the hopes that someday it might fit again. For me, the suit in question is black with white pinstripes and a flared knee-length skirt.

What Teachers Know and How That Compares With College Graduates Around the World

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

One of the most frequent claims I have heard from people trying to explain poor learning outcomes in their country is that their teachers come from the bottom third of their college graduates, while high-performing countries recruit their teachers from the top third.

Lose Weight, Find Health, Be Disease Proof: As Easy as ABC, Just Not Easier

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When it comes to losing weight and finding health, what happens to all that good common sense? Where does our solid core of pragmatic wisdom go?

A Missing Word in Washington

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Two weeks into the government shutdown "showdown" in Washington and something is undeniably missing. In fact, if m we common citizens could snatch the mental lexicon of our legislators we would inject a word desperately vacant in the beltway vocabulary. And that word? Collaboration.

Lifelong Learning Is the Key to Competitiveness

David Blake | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
David Blake

For individuals looking to succeed in the current digital climate, the lesson is clear: get an education. But an education doesn't stop with a college degree. For the US to remain competitive, it will have to develop policies that support adult education as well.

What to Do When Your Skills Don't Align With Your Passion

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

You're drawn to what you're drawn to for a reason... don't over-think it! Do what you love. Do what you deeply desire to do. The things that light you up, fascinate you and feels right. Feelings should always win out over thoughts.

Secrets to Continuously Improving Your Business

Dorie Clark | Posted 11.27.2013 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

To succeed over the long term, your company needs to keep asking how it can better serve your customers. Reinvention and innovation are never optional.

5 Abilities You Need To Master After 50

Posted 08.09.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By George H. Schofield, Ph.D Boomers who learn them are likely to flourish both personally and professionally In 197...

Education Fast Forward

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Andreas Schleicher

The toxic co-existence of unemployed graduates on the street, while employers tell us that they cannot find the people with the skills they need, shows that education doesn't automatically translate into better skills, better jobs and better lives.

Where a Teenager Finds Identity

Andy Braner | Posted 09.07.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

With the new revelation that university student loans are on the rise, it's ever more important we find the gifts our kids have naturally and encourage those gifts in environments they can succeed.

Don't Look for Talent; Find People Who Do Things

Tucker Max | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Tucker Max

When I interview someone, I tell them I don't care about their résumé. I only care about two things. I don't want to know anything else, because everything else is puffery, status signaling, or bullshit.

Jobstacles: For Teens, Soft Skills Are Hard Skills

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Ashley Williams Three years ago, when Christian Hernandez was 16 years old, he recorded a joke voicemail greeting. It starts off with, “Hel...

Book Review: The First 20 Hours, How to Learn Anything... Fast

George Mocharko | Posted 08.21.2013 | Books
George Mocharko

The rule has recently become conventional wisdom spread by speakers of TEDTalks, public intellectuals, and even hip hop artist Macklemore. But if you're a busy professional, how in the world do you find time to spend 10,000 hours learning something?

These Special Talents Will Put You To Shame

The Huffington Post | Eliza Hurwitz | Posted 06.15.2013 | Comedy

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a special skill or talent, but these 10 people certainly are. Some may call their unique abilities useless or unp...

Now What? A Guide for Recent Graduates (and Other Seeking Souls)

Roadtrip Nation | Posted 08.13.2013 | College
Roadtrip Nation

A diploma comes wrapped in a jumble of expectations and pressures. There's a feeling that you -- an early 20-something whose most "adult" possessions include a George Foreman Grill and a button-down shirt you've had since high school -- should have it all mapped out. But no need to panic.

For Teens, Is Any Job A Good Job?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Ashley Williams Eight bucks an hour plus tips. Drake Elliot says it’s not so bad to be a pizza delivery driver. Especially since the job co...

Getting Our Youth Back to Work: Policy Lessons From Around the World

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 07.27.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

Without the right skills, people will languish on the margins of society, technological progress will not translate into economic growth, and countries can't compete in the global economy.

Teaching Our Children to Be Joyfully Mediocre

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Bruce Reyes-Chow

We forget that sometimes, whether it is kicking a ball in soccer, making music with a violin or expressing oneself through drawing, joy can be found in the act of doing those things, and not the trophy, the applause or the recognition.

8 Skills Every Entrepreneur Should Have

Neal Jenson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

Time is a finite resource, making it very valuable. You cannot repurchase or reproduce time once it has been used. You must understand and be ready for the actual volume of decisions you will be making as an entrepreneur.

When -- and How -- Did Business Become the Enemy?

John Friedman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
John Friedman

Is this just rationalization for not advancing people (or shipping jobs overseas), a justification to avoid feeling guilty about not passing the reigns to a generation champing at the bit for their turn to be in charge, or something more?