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Ray Carvey

The State of Leadership Development: Closing the Gap Between L&D and the Rest of the Business

Ray Carvey | July 26, 2016 | Business
Given the complexities of today's environment, businesses recognize that the only way to stay on top is to have leaders in place at all levels - leaders who fully understand and embrace their organization's strategic objectives, and who have the skills and personal capabilities to help meet those objectives. For...
Chris Weigant

Interview With Connecticut Secretary Of State And Convention Delegate Denise Merrill

Chris Weigant | July 26, 2016 | Politics
I conducted the following interview yesterday, before the convention actually started. Denise Merrill is a Connecticut delegate (although not, as she pointed out to me, a superdelegate) and serves Connecticut as their Secretary of State. A recent achievement was the state becoming the first to pass a campaign finance reform law which created a public financing system for elections -- all the other states with such laws created them through ballot initiatives or referenda.
Rick Steves

My Return to Leading Tours

Rick Steves | July 26, 2016 | Travel
I love being a tour guide. For more than 20 years, that was my primary work. But for well over a decade, I have not led a tour. (Instead, each year, I've signed up as a participant on a Rick Steves tour -- which I absolutely love.) This year, I...

A Full-Body Warm-Up for Before Walking | July 26, 2016 | Healthy Living
By: Pete Egoscue Improve the efficiency of your workout and prevent pain and injury with this 15-minute warm-up routine for before your next walk. When you engage in any form of exercise you want your body to be as balanced as...
Samantha Rodman PhD

'I Met My Soulmate Online But I Find Her Unattractive In Person'

Samantha Rodman PhD | July 26, 2016 | Weddings
I commend your desire to commit to a woman based on your level of emotional and mental attraction.  However, we are not brains in jars.
Rachel Wolfson

5 Lessons You'll Learn When You Don't Have A Life Plan

Rachel Wolfson | July 26, 2016 | Women
There was once a time in my life when I was a soul seeker. I had just graduated from college and the world felt like my oyster. I never took "no" for an answer and I felt like I could accomplish anything if I put my mind to it -- and I did.
Shannon Ullman

5 Books You Should Read if You Want to Freelance to Fund Your Travels

Shannon Ullman | July 26, 2016 | Travel
Making money while traveling is entirely possible and you don't even have to pick up odd jobs or teach English to do it. In fact, there is a whole sect of people out in the traveling world who make money online through various mediums. From writing, blogging and online tutoring to Dropshipping, internet marketing and advertising, digital nomads (travelers who fund their lives through online work,) are making fantastic incomes through freelancing.
Michelle Pruett

Poke, Ceviche and Crudo: Your Guide to Raw Fish Dishes

Michelle Pruett | July 26, 2016 | Taste
If you've dined out recently, you've probably noticed the increasing appearance of raw fish on restaurant menus. While ceviche and crudo have been leading the raw movement, the Hawaiian dish "poke" (pronounced POH-kay) has recently graduated to trend-of-the-moment status, delighting diners from sea to shining sea.
Catriona Pollard

How to Grow Your Business With Social Networking

Catriona Pollard | July 26, 2016 | Business
Are you interested in engaging with your online networks to support the long term growth of your business? It can be a challenge when you're starting a new business and wanting to grow.
Milena Milićević

The Future of Marketing 4: How Can Transportation Business Tell Engaging Stories?

Milena Milićević | July 26, 2016 | Technology
Boring businesses do not exist, but the boring ways to tell stories do. To support this statement, we will look closely the industry which may not be considered interesting in the first place: transportation.
Seamas Egan

Email Marketing to Millennials: 3 Ways to Reach the Largest Consumer Generation

Seamas Egan | July 26, 2016 | Business
There are several tactics email marketers can implement to build a strong connection and foster customer loyalty with the millennial generation. Read on for tips to help reach the largest group of consumers and turn them into your brand's biggest fans.
Shannon Ullman

6 Ways to Improve Your Travel Blog

Shannon Ullman | July 26, 2016 | Travel
Travel blogging is a fantastic way to document your journey, inspire the internet world and make an income to support your travels. While starting a travel blog is highly recommended, this article goes out to those of you who already have one.
George Sifakis

Part I of the Exclusive Ideagen Interview with Lumina Foundation's Dr. Danette Howard with Ideagen's George Sifakis

George Sifakis | July 26, 2016 | Education
Could you please describe the mission and goals of Lumina Foundation? Dr. Howard: Lumina Foundation is the only national foundation that has a sole commitment to increasing and enhancing post secondary access and success. Our main focus is to increase...
Brian de Haaff

3 Reasons to Stop Going to See Your Customers

Brian de Haaff | July 26, 2016 | Business
When was the last time that you looked forward to a business trip? Even if you are hoping to close a deal with a big client, once you get over the initial excitement the dread creeps in. You start to think about the security lines. Flight delays ... cramped seating ... babies crying in your ear ... lost luggage. (Feel your head starting to pound?) And that is all before you even get to the airport.
Laura A Boggs

4 Ways I've Been A Jerk About Race In America

Laura A Boggs | July 26, 2016 | Politics
We like to deny there's an issue with profiling or racism or discrimination or whatever you want to call it in this country. That's the equivalent of There, there, it's all in your head, dear.
Amy Schreibman Walter

5 Lessons About Being A Woman, Learned From My 94-Year-Old Great Aunt

Amy Schreibman Walter | July 26, 2016 | Women
Ida passed away in the early hours of New Year's morning. I like to believe that she waited until after the ball had dropped, until after midnight, because she never liked to miss a party. She knew this would be the last party of her lifetime, and she stayed until the end.
Bob Schulman

La Cucaracha: No Pot, No Travel

Bob Schulman | July 26, 2016 | Travel
If you're a frequent visitor to Mexico, chances are you've heard bands play the popular Latin song "La Cucaracha" a zillion times at floor shows and parties. But you likely have no idea of what the song is all about. Someone said it's about cockroaches. Could that be right?
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Why Ask the Big Questions -- When You Could Be Having a Beer?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | July 26, 2016 | Religion
What do you think? Does the sacred express itself in the material world? Or are we mortals pretty much on our own here in this humongous universe? Here's what a friend of mine, neonatal pathologist Geoff Machin has to say on the question:
Dwayne Paro

Transitioning Veterans Colleges Want You!

Dwayne Paro | July 26, 2016 | Impact
We've all heard the saying that knowledge is power; in today's world this could be no truer. Being able to increase your knowledge and have certifications and degrees to represent this are important. These not only show your level of knowledge but also your commitment to growing and becoming the...
Center for Community Change Action

DNC Shows Love And Hope Always Trump Hate

Center for Community Change Action | July 26, 2016 | Latino Voices
Standing on the floor of the Democratic National Convention was surreal. I am a formerly undocumented immigrant whose parents remain undocumented. And yet here, I was on the floor of a national political convention as it kicked off Monday.