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The Big Picture: Perspective Is Everything

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.09.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

My sister Ann passed away, without warning, on the morning of Oct. 9, 2008. An undiagnosed heart condition, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, took her life. How could that be?

The Human Capacity for Greatness Is Immense

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

Carl Jung was one who saw our collective possibilities. He considered that growth was an innate principle, both of the individual and the universal. ...

3 Moments When The 'Big Picture' Matters Most

Donna Labermeier | Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

When you are able to see the big picture and realize what is actually going on, you will quietly and calmly become the master of your own life. Your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors will carefully calibrate themselves with clarity, peace, understanding, and truth in order to define a happy life.

What Are the Top 10 Philosophical Ideas That Everyone Should Understand?

Quora | Posted 05.07.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Alex Bützow, Nordic Law Student 1. Introspection.Introspection is one of the most fundament...

Gerson and Wehner: GOP Wins In 2010 'Now Seems More Like An Aberration'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

Former Bush White House advisers Mike Gerson, who was W's top speechwriter, and Pete Wehner, who worked on policy and strategic initiatives, are out t...

Lessons From Lincoln: See the Big Picture

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

Not one of us will know the pressure that Lincoln did, but the lesson of taking a bird's eye view on our lives is priceless for overcoming fear and anxiety -- no matter how small the issue is.

What Teachers, Parents And Kids Should Know About Dyslexia

Kyle Redford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kyle Redford

My son's story may demonstrate that dyslexia doesn't have to be an academic death sentence, but students shouldn't require a teacher mom to navigate the system for them, either.

The Big Picture: Exploring a Relationship Between Dyslexia and Entrepreneurship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.29.2012 | Education
Steve Mariotti

In The Big Picture, both Charles Schwab and Richard Branson credit their dyslexia with enabling them to see opportunities where others see only problems, and helping them to develop a natural aptitude for entrepreneurship.

The Terrorist and the Terror Watch List

Cliff Schecter | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

It is perversely ironic that the same week we finally got our man in Pakistan, we learned that 90% of those on the Terror Watch List since 2005 have successfully purchased guns.

A Baker's Dozen of Essential Blogs More Than Worth Your Time

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.17.2011 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Steve Young has been a writer for the David Letterman Show since 1990. One year ago he happened to glance out a window in the upstairs hallway and noticed a piece of petrified gum on the window ledge.

Wall Street Journal Taking Moral Low Ground on SEC vs. Goldman

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

The WSJ's editors, hellbent on proving they are visiting from Alpha Centauri, defend the actions of Goldman as "more a case of hindsight bias than financial villainy."

Barry Rithotlz: Giving The SEC Teeth

The Big Picture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Barry Ritholtz Note: this post also appeared on Ritholtz's blog, The Big Picture. The problems at the SEC were decades in the making. The a...

7 Reasons Why The Housing Market Hasn't Hit Bottom

The Big Picture | Barry Rithholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Saturday, I posted this chart and wondered why "Some people were calling for a housing bottom." That generated a ton of emails asking about for fur...

Community Reinvestment Act: Did It Cause The Housing Crisis?

The Big Picture | Barry Rithholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I've run out of patience with tired memes and discredited claims by fools and partisan. The rhetoric of those pushing nonsense on the public in an at...

Bailout Costs More Than WWII, New Deal, Vietnam Combined

The Big Picture | Barry Rithholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It is exceedingly difficult to convey exactly how much we are spending on all these bailouts. Whenever I start talking trillions (versus mere billions...