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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.

10 Fabulous Reasons To Love The Midlife Years

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

I'm not afraid of aging. I've been looking forward to my retirement years since I was in my thirties juggling four children and working two, part-time jobs. While others bemoan the toll that aging takes on their bodies and their lifestyle, I'm pouring over travel sites and counting down the days until I can pull out of the driveway in a brand spanking new RV.

A Different Kind of Social Enterprise Is Helping Communities See Clearly

Neil Blumenthal | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Neil Blumenthal

Rather than simply handing out glasses, we worked to train individuals in developing countries to conduct vision screenings, educate their neighbors about the importance of eye care, and sell high-quality, low-cost glasses to their communities.

Why Your Positive Attitude Is Working Against You

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.10.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

You've heard it time and time again: have a positive mental attitude. No-one, and I mean no-one wants to hear your tales of woe. Right? Maybe.

Culture Is More Important Than Vision: And We're Seeing It On a National Stage

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Leadership problems are one thing, but the culture a leader creates has the ability to either accomplish great things, or magnify incompetence. At whatever level you lead, do your best to create a great organizational culture.

Design Your Way Towards Success | Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Live the Life You Have Imagined

Anthony Silard | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Anthony Silard

Envision someone you consider successful. To become a world-class athlete, or to write a best seller, or to create a surprisingly useful new product, which question do you think they asked themselves more often: "Can I do this?" or "How can I do this?"

Purpose, Dreams and Goals

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News
Sheldon D. Newton

Planning ensures that we are able to focus upon a worthy goal or dream and remain focus until the completion of the same. Planning is right at the beginning stage of all noteworthy accomplishments.

Don Draper and Steve Jobs Have Much in Common

Spiros Margaris | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

What does Don Draper and Steve Jobs have in common and why does it matter? It should matter to you if you own or plan to purchase shares in Apple In...

WATCH: Gamers Help Vision Scientists Crack Long-Standing Mystery

natureheader | Mo Costandi | Posted 05.05.2014 | Science

A vast project to map neural connections in the mouse retina may have answered the long-standing question of how the eyes detect motion. With the help...

How to Engage People Through Giving

Karin Volo | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Karin Volo

Ten years ago, entrepreneur Stefan Krook had a dream... to start a company that would give all the profits to charity. At the time, it was a crazy ide...

10 Essential Principles for Reaching Your Ultimate Potential

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

James Allen famously wrote, "They themselves are makers of themselves." Who was James Allen? He was a British philosophical author known for his ins...

Do You Want to Be a World Changer?

Maria Portas | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

Everyone seems to think that for change to occur, it has to be something outside of us that needs to happen. That only someone greater than yourself can really make a huge difference in the world.

The Ten Deadly Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Make That Destroy Their Profits, Morale and Reputation

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

10. Too many entrepreneurs are way too concerned about being liked and have a hard time being proactive when it comes to uncomfortable situations in their business.

Organizational Culture Meets Porn

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Create a sense of purpose. Which is the dream? It must be something that wakes up emotions, that makes us jump out of bed every morning and run to work -- and don't dare tell me the dream is to increase sales by 10 percent.

The Illusion of Logic

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Temember that when you are using airtight logic to get what you want, poke a few holes in it to allow this other force to breathe. Allow the magic of the universe to weave its way through the fluid foundation you have built. Remain flexible as to how things are "supposed to" happen. There's something bigger at play.

We Accept Mediocrity (Friction Source #3)

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

How can we complain about the marketplace or head office when we score, on average, 6 or 7 across all of these levers? My provocation to you is that we are accepting mediocrity in our organizations.

We're Very Committed, But Are Not Quite Sure What We're Committed To (Friction Source #2)

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

The real challenge is that we don't properly scrutinize our aspirations. Specifically, is every single person in your organization crystal clear on what success looks like? Do you actually have the capability to get there? Do you have the bandwidth?

Live Outside the Box

Tenille Livingston | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Tenille Livingston

I have surrounded myself with the most amazing individuals and they inspire me to dream my biggest dreams while they also go after dreams of their own. We are all like a delicious pot of gumbo and each individual in our life add a little flavor to our journey.