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Vision

What Makes a Visionary... Visionary?

Moti Rafalin | Posted 09.25.2014 | Business
Moti Rafalin

Busy managers have a tendency to stay inside the walls of their organizations, often struggling to find the time to read industry blogs, network with peers, meet up with analysts or attend new and interesting events. Don't fall into this trap.

Ten Keys to Greater Life Balance

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

Greater life balance lies within your reach. Focus on the big picture and keep in mind that small investments of time in the right places can transform your well-being and relationships.

The Future of Getting Lost

Mark Fallows | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.

How a Rare Vision Condition Helps One Artist See Colors Like Few Can

Maureen Seaberg | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Maureen Seaberg

Ms. Antico and a small handful of other women like her identified through DNA testing so far can potentially see orders of magnitude more.

Wroom, Wroom - About Ferrari Cars and Leadership

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Leadership is about getting the right things done, at the right time. Enzo Ferrari, for example, was invincible when it came to defining high goals and never giving up in achieving them.

Don't Let Someone Else's Marketing Become Your Mantra

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 08.26.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

Marketing messages are intended to be persuasive and to propel you into action, usually buying or subscribing to a product that you may or may not have a need for. The danger in this occurs when you enthusiastically adopt someone else's marketing as your mantra.

6 Steps for Executive Leaders to Develop and Achieve Their Vision

Terri Wallin | Posted 08.20.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Do you have a compelling vision that sets you apart in your industry? If not, take a few minutes to write down your dream for your organization. If you have a vision, what evidence shows that your employees are behind it?

How to Change Everything About Your Life in One Year

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

July 12, 2013 was the last day of my former life. The life where I was a managing partner and the director of events for a big, swanky, successful nightclub. The life where I was glued to my Blackberry and kept three pairs of high heels under my desk for easy access before meetings.

A Theater With a Heart and Soul

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

It is hard to describe the gloriousness of a show of Broadway performers singing and dancing to the music of live musicians, along the backdrop of the Sonoma vineyard hillsides, within ancient ruins, under the moon and stars.

4 Reasons You Need to Share Your Vision With Your Employees

Josh Patrick | Posted 08.08.2014 | Small Business
Josh Patrick

When your employees understand the purpose of your company and why you started in the first place, it's easy for them to opt in or out. Those who opt in become valuable employees and those who opt out shouldn't have been there in the first place.

Are You the Artist...or the Masterpiece?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.11.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

The metaphysical equation and question: Where does the essence of the artist (the creator) end and the form called the creation begin? This question gives new meaning to the age old adage, "As within, so without."

7 Strategic Steps to Get Back on CEO's Radar

Himanshu Saxena | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Himanshu Saxena

The onus of staying on CEO's radar for a business rests with its leadership. If the leadership lets the expectations drop, be rest assured, the attention to your efforts will also go down.

#AOLBUILD Spotlights Lindsey Stirling

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "'You're too different' is what everyone said (...) I think it's so ironic that the very reason I was told I would never b...

The Handiest Tool in the World

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.21.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists decided to see if hand size is more reliable than other possible rulers. They wanted to see if indeed the perceptual system treats hand size as more constant than the sizes of other objects in the world, including other body parts.

Health Is the Real Wealth

Carolynn Ozar-Diakon | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolynn Ozar-Diakon

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, I underwent a double mastectomy, chemo and reconstruction surgery; it hit me -- good health was something to be thought about, to plan for and to work towards.

Faithful Shopper: In My Beach Bag

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.13.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

We're in the heart of beach season, and it's time to replenish our stock of essentials, from sunglasses to sunscreen, books to laptops and everything in between.

The Essence Galvanizer

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Lemon juice opens up flavors. Whip up a meal and smell/taste for yourself. When life hands you the proverbial lemon, you learn to discern the comp...

The Four Key Cornerstones of Successful and Happy People

Honoree Corder | Posted 09.07.2014 | Good News
Honoree Corder

There are the four key cornerstones of a successful and happy person: talent, character, attitude, and skills. With one exception, the skills piece, each of the other three centers around what you've been given naturally, what you choose to do, and who you choose to be.

How a Housewife Transformed an Open Sewer into a Swimmable River

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

In the 1960s the Nashua River was starved of oxygen, biologically dead, and one of the ten most polluted rivers in the United States. The sludge-filled river, which flows through New Hampshire and Massachusetts, was a different color every day, depending on what was discharged that day.

How Your Attitude Affects Your Reality

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.30.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

People are attracted to other people who "feel good" to them. The people you most likely feel great around are the people who are easy to be with, who make you feel good about yourself, and who encourage you to be your best self.

The Very, Very Real Struggles Of Having Very, Very Bad Eyes

Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Nina Bahadur

In college, I had my glasses on all the time. I wore glasses to formals, in a cappella performances, on the beach. (I took them off for yoga class, which means I learned virtually blind. It was difficult.) And almost without fail, when I was dressed up but also had glasses on, someone would ask me, "don't you have contacts?"

Connect With What You Truly Want -- Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Become a More Effective Leader

Anthony Silard | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Anthony Silard

The best way to connect with your inner purpose is to take time alone to consider what you truly want out of life. This isn't as easy as it sounds. Almost everyone around you reinforces your activity and steers you away from inactivity.

Being a Good Leader Is Not a Popularity Contest

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

The corporate world is changing. Again. And the requirements for how to be a good leader are also changing. Again.

Are You Holding Your Business Back? Here's the Easy Cure

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

Many entrepreneurs feel that natural state of things is that we should be the ones pushing or pulling our business along. In fact, most business owners actually identify with one of the two, pushing or pulling.

Business. Kindness. Life.

Susan Kerr | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Susan Kerr

We get to choose our stories and craft them in ways of not only glass half full, but what are we going to do with all that liquid? All that life? All those oceans? We can't always change the beginning of our story, but we can always change the end.