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Alexis Meads

3 Essential Ways to Stay Grounded During Times of Stress

Alexis Meads | July 28, 2016 | Women
Some signs to know if you're not grounded may include: poor sleep, digestive problems, anxiety, worry and spaciness... just to name a few! If change is a given, how can you feel calm and grounded during times of stress?
Olivia Deng

Politics As (Un)usual: Trump and the GOP Burn Hot and Cold in Cleveland

Olivia Deng | July 28, 2016 | Politics
At the RNC, Trump pushed his family to the forefront of American politics. Watching the RNC unfold is best compared to watching a dark dystopia, except that dystopia is reality.
Nancy Doyle Palmer

'Tallulah' -- Little Movie Big Themes And Thank God There's Gravity

Nancy Doyle Palmer | July 28, 2016 | Entertainment
Tallulah is a gem - a midsummer gem, an indie gem, a Juno gem-again, a why we love small movies gem. Perfect and glittery and compact in large part because of the pristinely talented women who joined forces to crush this film that premieres Friday July 29 on Netflix and in selected theaters.
Laiza King

How Business Intelligence Helps Small Businesses Make Better Decisions

Laiza King | July 28, 2016 | Business
We often talk about the benefits of business intelligence, but we rarely explain what business intelligence is and why you should even consider it. More often than not, we are faced with this dilemma as we find ourselves excited at the "prospect" of what our business intelligence (BI) tools should offer, without knowing what it really can do.
Jude Temple

15 Signs It's Time to Quit Your Job (And What to Do About It)

Jude Temple | July 28, 2016 | Business
They say life is too short to stay in a job you hate, but I disagree. I say, life is too looong to stay in a job you hate. Before I became a life coach, I spent more than a decade in a job that was a terrible fit for me. Like, really terrible.
Thomas B. Trafecanty

Office Décor Ideas for the Industry You Work In

Thomas B. Trafecanty | July 28, 2016 | Business
Office interiors don't all have to be dredged in dull khakis and grays. Character is important; the walls, furniture, and décor have a substantial impact on the productivity and morale of those who earn their living within an office atmosphere.
Rajan Thapaliya

Writers On Writing

Rajan Thapaliya | July 28, 2016 | Religion
There is no secret to success except hard work and getting something indefinable which we call 'the breaks.' In order for a writer to succeed, I suggest three things - read and write - and wait. - Countee Cullen
John Rampton

Honest Advice on Funding your Startup

John Rampton | July 28, 2016 | Business
If you're an entrepreneur it's hard not have fallen in love with HBO's Silicon Valley. It's arguably the most authentic look at the trials and tribulations that we startup founders have to face on a daily basis - despite being satire.
Larry Alton

7 Design Choices to Improve Your Workplace Productivity

Larry Alton | July 28, 2016 | Business
One of the most important functions of an office is to keep your team members working together in close proximity, theoretically improving morale and teambuilding by keeping your workers face-to-face, and improving communication and focus so your workers can get more done. If you create an office environment that your employees love, they'll thrive, helping you achieve more of your goals and sticking with your brand longer.
Nikolai Kuznetsov

How Fintech Is Changing The Way We Handle Money

Nikolai Kuznetsov | July 28, 2016 | Business
Not too long ago our only access to financial services was our high street bank, which regularly involved costly time-consuming processes, and our only means of paying for goods and services were using cash or a credit card. However, since the emergence of new innovative financial solutions provided by the fintech sector we now handle our money in a more efficient, cheaper and more convenient way.
Melody Breyer-Grell

On Your Feet Writer, Birdman's Oscar Winner, Alex Dinelaris "Flies Back"--to School

Melody Breyer-Grell | July 28, 2016 | Education
Birdman's protagonist Riggan did a fair amount of flying, with no one quite sure to what end. But after his almost Sisyphean start, Alex Dinelaris Jr.'s star continues to ascend. Last year I was fortunate enough to interview the break-out writer at possibly the most exciting time of his life.
Yatin Khulbe

Is Reverse Mortgage Beneficial for Retirees? Check it Out

Yatin Khulbe | July 28, 2016 | Business
The average debt held by senior citizens has increased to $50,000 in 2010, up by 83% since 2001. People over the age of 65 are facing a tough time in paying their mortgages due to mounting debt levels.
Melinda Blau

Dear Family Whisperer: Our Baby Screams When My Husband Touches Her

Melinda Blau | July 28, 2016 | Parents
To be honest, I first thought I'd send you a short private response by email, saying, "Please seek professional help." I stand by that advice. Certainly, not having any details -- and being journalist, not a doctor -- my answer would naturally be measured and limited. But I can help you see your predicament through a family lens.
Steve Rosenbaum

Alice Smith at Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Steve Rosenbaum | July 28, 2016 | New York
AFROPUNK's Girrrl Riot featuring Alice Smith brought out an enthusiast audience of fans for pop and soul singer Alice Smith. Smith is a bit hard to pigeon-hole, as she explores any number of different genres. She's a complicated mix of voices, a bit Beyonce - a bit Norah Jones. AFROPUNK presents a concert full of strong women, described by the New York Times as America's "most multicultural festival," Smith's powerful vocals galvanized the crowd at Damrosch Park - with stark and explosive vocals and an emotionally stunning performance. For Smith, it was a return home - as she told the audience she'd been a student at Fordham University not that long ago. Photo Credit: Steven Rosenbaum / Getty Images Photo Credit: Steven Rosenbaum / Getty Images Photo Credit: Steven Rosenbaum / Getty Images Photo Credit: Steven Rosenbaum / Getty Images Photo Credit: Steven Rosenbaum / Getty...
Christine Stoddard

Comics: Forget Fairytales

Christine Stoddard | July 28, 2016 | Arts
Stoddard began making the comics for The Sequence, Grinnell College's comics magazine, and The Commonwealth Times, the campus newspaper for Virginia Commonwealth University.
Taylor Dibbert

On Rights and Justice: Some Perspective from Colombo

Taylor Dibbert | July 28, 2016 | World
Ruki Fernando is a human rights activist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In this interview, Mr. Fernando shares his thoughts on a range of salient issues. Sri Lanka's former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, took the country in an ever more authoritarian direction. How much has changed since Maithripala Sirisena became president...
Muslim Writers Collective

Why do we need "The Muslim Writers Collective"? The answer may not be what you think.

Muslim Writers Collective | July 28, 2016 | Religion
Over the last two weeks we introduced ten storytellers from the Muslim Writers Collective. You got to know them; now we want you to get to know us (the editors), and why we care about this initiative. * * * My name is Gina. I work in an...
Gay Browne

Why You Can Have Your Beanfields Chips And Eat Them Too

Gay Browne | July 28, 2016 | Green
Growing up in Kentucky in the 60's, no one talked about reading food and product labels. The post WWll era had ushered in the high-speed age of American consumerism. Prepared food was considered innovative and fast food chains like...
Jeffrey Laurenti

Locking In Obama's Global Leadership Legacy

Jeffrey Laurenti | July 28, 2016 | World
By all accounts, Barack Obama wants to bequeath to his successor a new secretary-general strong enough to stand up to any rogue national leader.
Sylvia Theisen

This Is What It Looks Like

Sylvia Theisen | July 28, 2016 | GPS for the Soul
For everything you're saying you can't do, there's someone else out there who is overcoming their inner obstacles and doing it. Let's chip away at the chunks of excuses holding us back. This is what a rewarding life looks like.