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Terry Savage

Beware of Bonds

Terry Savage | March 29, 2015 | Money
Bonds are just as risky as stocks. That's a simple fact not recognized by many investors, who still view bonds in their historic sense of being a more secure investment because they have a priority call against a company's assets in case of a bankruptcy. That's true -- in the...
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | March 29, 2015 | Business
Brainstorming continues to be used because it feels intuitively right to do so. As such, it is one more placebo in the talent management cabinet, believed to work in spite of the clear absence of evidence. So go ahead, schedule that brainstorming meeting -- just don't expect it to accomplish much.
Marcia Liss

It's in the Stars

Marcia Liss | March 29, 2015 | Comedy
Lucie Lincoln

10 Steps to Cope With Overwhelm

Lucie Lincoln | March 29, 2015 | Healthy Living
Minimalism isn't about having nothing, instead it is about choosing to focus on what is important to you and cultivating that. It is about making conscious choices that match your intentions rather than just absorbing and collecting for the sake of it. So here are my 10 steps to use the principles of minimalism to rid yourself of overwhelm.
Kittredge Cherry

Gay Passion of Christ Envisioned and Attacked

Kittredge Cherry | March 29, 2015 | Gay Voices
Jesus arrives as a gay man of today in a modern city with "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision," a controversial series of paintings. The paintings and the new book that I wrote about them have been attacked as blasphemy by conservative Christians. But we refuse to concede Jesus to those who act like they own the copyright on Christ, then use him as a weapon to dominate others.
John Feffer

Romania's Missed Opportunity

John Feffer | March 29, 2015 | World
Could Romania have caught up with the rest of the region if it hadn't delayed implementing economic reforms? "It definitely would have lost fewer years than otherwise," Negrescu responded.
Jonha Revesencio

Nicholas Chhan: When Treading the Path Less Traveled, There's No Other Way but to Move Forward

Jonha Revesencio | March 29, 2015 | Business
This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to the next level. He was involved in the digital space since he was 15, being the community leader in (prior to the...
Laura Dunn

Women in Business: Lisa Hu, SVP and US Founding Member at Blippar

Laura Dunn | March 29, 2015 | Business
Lisa Hu currently oversees Blippar's operations and partnerships in the US. Blippar is the the first mobile visual discovery platform that empowers brand and media owners to connect with their consumer in new ways, enabling interactive and/or augmented reality mobile experiences upon "blipping" any product or print. Blippar...
Laura Dunn

Women in Business: Lynn Roseberry

Laura Dunn | March 29, 2015 | Business
Lynn Roseberry, LL.M., J.D., Ph.D. is a tenured professor of Law in the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School, the largest Danish university devoted to undergraduate and graduate business studies. She also serves as the school's first Equal Opportunity Officer. Lynn is the co-founder...
E. Nina Rothe

'A Hundred Tons of Memory': Orhan Pamuk at Eventi Letterari Monte Verità

E. Nina Rothe | March 29, 2015 | Arts
Opening the third Eventi Letterari Monte Verità in Ascona, Switzerland, Turkish author and Nobel prize laureate Orhan Pamuk held a reading from his acclaimed book The Museum of Innocence, after discussing topics like the importance of the notion of...
Paula Gordon

Creating the History You Want to Share

Paula Gordon | March 29, 2015 | Politics
For almost 30 years, people in Georgia's Fifth District -- and all of America -- have been able to count on this person of unquestionable integrity, someone who shares our hunger for justice and love of the planet.
Arianna Huffington

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | March 29, 2015 | Politics
This was a week of both progress and regression. First, Sen. Ted Cruz kicked off his presidential campaign and wasted no time showing what kind of candidate he'll be by claiming that, in the wake of 9/11, he stopped listening to rock and switched to country music. Finding a way, 14 years later, to use 9/11 to pander and divide is as impressive as it is cynical. Next, Indiana Governor Mike Pence found an even older way to divide, signing into law a bill that would, essentially, legalize anti-gay discrimination. On the other side of the progress/regression ledger, the five-year anniversary of Obamacare saw the percentage of uninsured adults fall to 12.9 percent. And, in case you missed it (though your daughter might not have), One Direction member Zayn Malik announced his retirement from the mega-group, citing his desire to relax. When even a One Direction member can choose to go in another direction, it's a reminder that we can all break with the past for a happier, healthier future.
Marshall P. Duke

The 7 Basic Stories Families Tell and Why We Need to Tell Them

Marshall P. Duke | March 28, 2015 | GPS for the Soul
Since Bruce Feiler so graciously and artfully introduced our work at Emory on the health-giving power of family stories, Robyn Fivush and I have received notes from all over the world describing the myriad ways that families have passed on tales of past generations to newly arriving cohorts....
Heather Hollander

Gateway to Freedom

Heather Hollander | March 28, 2015 | Healthy Living
My inner rebel is crying out for FREEDOM! Why? Because I have made the choice to quit caffeine. Recently, I was complaining to a friend about not being "allowed" to have coffee. He stopped me in my tracks with: "Drinking coffee takes away your freedom, choosing not to sets...
Dana O'Dell

The Sacred Learning in Regret

Dana O'Dell | March 28, 2015 | Healthy Living
Regret isn't something I dwell on lightly or often these days. There have been the fleeting insignificant returned for shoes, and vintage dress that got away. The missed opportunity for a witty remark and the dismissed gut twinge that provided that imminent smack down in quick time. I could think...
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

How to Plan the Perfect Funeral

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | March 28, 2015 | Healthy Living
As a hospice medical director I've been to a lot of funerals, but only one of them has been labeled "perfect" in my memory. Over the years I have made it a practice to attend the memorial services for as many patients as my schedule will allow, usually to show...
Sheila Viers

How to Give Yourself a Pep Talk in 3 Easy Steps

Sheila Viers | March 28, 2015 | Healthy Living
What happens when you need a good pep talk and none of your trusted advisors are around for a dose of "you're better off" medicine? Here are three tips on how to give yourself the best pep talk you could ever get.
John M. Eger

Finland and the Common Core

John M. Eger | March 28, 2015 | World
All right, it's not the Common Core per se, but it sure looks like it. And it helps confirm what most people in the U.S. are saying about the Common Core: "This could be the holy grail of education reform." Finland changes its National Core Curriculum...
Barrett Pall

What We Learn From Break-Ups

Barrett Pall | March 28, 2015 | Healthy Living
While break-ups are one of the hardest times in our lives, they're also a time to realize who you really are, so keep your head up, buttercup.
Steve Belanger

How to Be Grateful (And Stop Acting Like a Frustrated Toddler)

Steve Belanger | March 28, 2015 | Healthy Living
Grateful. I always have to remind myself to be grateful. And you should, too. No matter how crappy things may seem at the moment, or how down in the dumps you may feel, you still have to take a moment to be grateful...