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'The West Wing' and All of Us In The Hole Together

Shay Chan Hodges | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Shay Chan Hodges

We are definitely in a hole and there are actually lots of prescriptions for getting out -- paid leave, job flexibility, smarter community designs -- and people working hard on those efforts.

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Powerhouse Woman

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

My bet is that 2015 is going to be a year when we see powerhouse women rise, not just to add to the dialogue, but to take action and effect change on issues that matter to women everywhere. Here's why.

How I Went From $5 Million to Bankrupt and Finally Free!

Celia Ward-Wallace | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Celia Ward-Wallace

I am not a first time entrepreneur. I became an entrepreneur at 23 in 2000. My husband was an entrepreneur and had the foresight for us to get into th...

Knowing When to Shut it Down and Walk Away

Lydia Loizides | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Lydia Loizides

am not going to lie, the decision to step away was hard. Should we program the Tweets and Facebook posts while we are out? How do we handle customer support? What will our Advisors say?

WATCH: How To Make Yourself Unplug For The Entire Holiday Break

Fast Company | Posted 12.23.2014 | World

Unplug for two whole weeks? It's not as crazy as it sounds, and studies show it will help you be more refreshed, focused, and productive when you r...

Buckle Down Or Mess Around? You Decide

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 12.22.2014 | Money
Jonathan K. DeYoe

There are goods and services many of us decide to pay for, because we value the help of someone who knows what they're doing -- especially when we don't. Financial services are no different.

Learning to Let Go

Lisa Duncan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Duncan

Yet, letting go can also be freeing, and full of new surprises.  So what if it gets messy or feels awkward for a bit? Each time you choose to let go, you build up the trust you need in yourself to be better the next time.

The Road to Hell for Any Brand Is Paved With Guaranteed Marketing Results

Lee Traupel | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Great marketing is iterative and subject to lots of variables. "Guaranteed results" are inherently time limited and the negative economic bias that's set up at the outset means there is no budget or time for iteration.

Maternity Coaching Aims to Support Pregnant Women in the Workforce

Ravishly | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents

I certainly would have welcomed the opportunity to be encouraged to further my career if I felt I could do so and successfully rear children as well. As we move forward, companies like Talking Talent may help provide creative solutions and support so that women don't feel forced to choose between two things they love.

You Are Not Your Job! How to Avoid the Identity Trap

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Thomas Gelmi

In times when the borders between work and private lives become blurry and continuously dissolve, managing them actively becomes an ever increasing challenge. Without the clear distinction between roles, a time-wise separation of the two areas of life is bound to fail.

The Most Important Question In The World

LinkedIn | Michael Peggs | Posted 12.19.2014 | World

It’s not, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Nor does it deal with the meaning of life. Oh, and it has little to do with college or your...

Best Life/Career Advice: Relationships Trump Jobs!

Mark Wayman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Mark Wayman

When someone tells me they are too busy at work to attend my Christmas Party, I hear, "You are not important to me Mark. My job is far more important than our relationship." Let me give you five good reasons to value your family and friends over your job.

Oprah on Barbara Walters' '10 Most Fascinating People of 2014'

Erica Diamond | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Erica Diamond

My favorite AHA moment came from... my queen Oprah! And it is really quite simple why. She just reinforced and validated what I have been saying for years in the "having it all" debate.

3 New Year's Resolution Remixes: How to Actually Enjoy Them This Time

Zach Dean | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

The end goal for most New Year's resolutions is living a better life, and I'd like to suggest the key to a better life is not cutting out something you love doing; rather, it's deliberately crafting a balanced life you enjoy.

Can Mindfulness Improve Your Productivity?

Inc. | Ilya Pozin | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

If you're thinking stopping an activity wouldn't help you complete it faster, logically, you're right. Taking a breather doesn't instantly improve phy...

The One Thing You Must Stop Doing This December: A Poem for Holiday Overwhelm

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah Grayson Riegel

In December we do a little work And anticipate a lot of pleasure And December is the one month of the year Where I always change what I measure From ...

This Man's Insane Commute Will Make You Appreciate Yours

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.17.2014 | HuffPost Home

Piling into a packed train or sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic to get to work every morning takes some real patience. But if you think you have the...

Work At home? Here's The Only Gift You Need This Year

Katherine Stanley Obando | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Katherine Stanley Obando

I hadn't realized what a huge difference there is between a day in which you end up doing hardly any work by happenstance, and a day you intentionally dedicate to other things.

At the Holidays, It's Okay to Be Off Balance

Julie Cohen, PCC | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Julie Cohen, PCC

As you move through these final two weeks of 2014, give yourself space to think differently and experiment with new behaviors and choices. Although work and life may be messier and feel more unbalanced than you prefer, you may find yourself feeling jollier.


Marcia Liss | Posted 12.17.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


(Ho! Ho! Ho!) 8 Tips to a Stress-Less Holiday for Entrepreneurs

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 12.17.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Rather than wait for the festivities of the season to strike like a blast of arctic air, let's make a pact to move toward this holiday season differently so the new year can be kicked off with renewed energy for all you intend.

4 Ways Meditation Can Empower Millennials At Work and in Life

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

From my meditation teacher/practitioner perspective, I see ALL of these aspects as incredibly good, good, good and believe that meditation, dear millennials, is not only something that gels with what you already got goin' on... but it can help you navigate some of your biggest challenges.

My Moment of Truth: Sometimes You Just Have to Show Up

Traci Bild | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Traci Bild

Our dreams don't always come in neat little packages. Sometimes they show up crumbled, torn and in messy little bags. The truth is, if you show up, they will too. Not always how you expect it, and in most cases, even better. No matter what it is your pursuing or how hard it is, show up...

4 Ways to Manage Workplace Stress

Melissa Heisler | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

The "doing more with less" mentality has increased the amount of our responsibilities and what is expected of us. This has created a culture of inefficient multi-tasking.

Fight Content Smog to Win Fame, Fortune and Your Dog's Undying Love

Lee Traupel | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Scratch any millennial geek today and "disintermediation" will bubble to the surface immediately. For good reason. Our world is being redefined as never before. It's the new digital world order and here is quick review for brands in need of refreshment.