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  • 9 Reasons You Should Go Abroad At Some Point In Your Life Moving abroad – the most terrifying and exhilarating step that a person can take to completely turn their life upside down. It’s a thrilling and amazing adventure, riddled with challenges and learning opportunities, that will change you in ways you didn’t think were possible. Not only are you getting totally out of your comfort zone, ...
  • Heal Thyself Doctor. Kicking An Unnerving Addiction In 3 Steps. Here’s How. I’m a coach who helps clients recover from compulsive, addictive behavior in relationships, yet I’m still working on my own addiction. Hello, I’m Shannon and I’m the Imelda Marcos of dresses. I own 78 of them. 78. Where am I going to wear all these freaking dresses? I write from home, usually in my pajamas. I volunteer at ...
  • Science Says Relationships Fail When These Four Things Happen A new relationship—whether personal or professional—is a lot like buying a new car. Driving it off the lot is pure bliss. And like a car, when a relationship breaks down, it’s overwhelming. A trained eye knows when a car is in trouble. The same is true of relationships, and you can be your own mechanic. Dr. ...
  • Sometimes You Just Have To Call Bullsh*t On Yourself We all spend a great amount of time calling bullsh*t on each other. We talk a lot about how we don’t like lying or lame excuses from other people and that we expect people to say what they mean and do what they say. But what about ourselves? How much time in a day do ...
  • Trump Team Disgracefulness Power Rankings Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its perfect mate with the administration of President Donald J. Trump. Trump and his lieutenants personify how money and greed, mixed with angry bigotry, disrespect for constitutional freedoms, and know-nothing ignorance, can really, really corrupt democracy. Eyeing the awful kleptocratic corruptness of the Trump administration ...
  • Easy Time Hacks To Take Back Your Day Two years ago, I had the honor of being part of the Washington Post Time Hack Project. I was one of a handful of coaches who were paired with readers struggling with work-life balance. It was fun to help individuals from around the world and from every age group to take back control of their ...
  • 12 Habits Of Genuine People There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58{8883afff3f996f915e4087502a0d4bc0cab7d523e6eee37ef51ae9a6c529a071} of success in all types of jobs. People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than people with low EQs. Ninety percent of ...
  • Trump’s Justice Department Memo May Be Bigger Than Citizens United Yesterday, as the news cycles were dying down, the Trump Justice Department (DOJ) dropped a bombshell brief which Bloomberg reported. Citing George Washington as precedent, the DOJ is saying that it is AOK for President Trump to take foreign governments’ and state-controlled banks’ money for goods and services without congressional approval, that it is not ...
  • Generational Gaps: Immigrant Parents And Their Children I moved to the United States from India when I was 5 years old. My parents were older and more set in their ways due to their Indian upbringing. On the other hand, my childhood, teenage years, and now adult years have been a constant balancing act between my Indian and American identities. This is ...
  • Why I Quit Drinking “My mother was a drunk” is one of the harshest, saddest sentences in any language. ~Anna Quindlen, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake That chapter in her book changed my life. She wrote that she never got along well with moderation. Me neither. Moderation and I have yet to become good friends. I’m all-or-nothing, which is my ...
  • Our Message Against Anti-Muslim Hate On San Bernardino’s Hallowed Ground Introduction Good morning, and thank you so very, very much for the privilege of speaking to you in peace today away from the painful expression of bigotry taking place on hallowed ground, just a short distance from here. I am Prof. Brian Levin , director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at ...
  • Statehood For Puerto Rico? Lessons From The Last Time The U.S. Added A Star To Its Flag By David Stebenne, The Ohio State University On June 11, Puerto Ricans will vote on statehood. Even if Puerto Rico votes “yes,” Congress must still pass a law in order to change the island’s legal status from that of a commonwealth to a state. Congress, however, seems likely to drag its feet. That’s what happened when Hawaii ...
  • Trump’s Push For Self-Sufficiency Misses The Point Of Safety Net Programs By David Campbell, Binghamton University, State University of New York and Kristina Lambright, Binghamton University, State University of New York Here’s how Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has tried to justify the Trump administration’s bid to cut or scrap many safety net programs:  “We are no longer going to measure compassion by the number ...
  • Sanders Is Right. Russell Vought’s Nomination Should Be Rejected. While most of Washington was eagerly awaiting former FBI Director James Comey’s Thursday appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, they may have missed an important confirmation hearing that occurred a day earlier. On Wednesday, Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee for Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) appeared before the ...
  • 7 Wonderful (And Easy) Indian Dishes You Can Make At Home Homemade Indian food? Yes, you can! From Chicken Tikka Masala to Homemade Naan, these Indian recipes are all spice-packed, easy to make, and surprisingly family-friendly. 1. Chicken Tikka Masala Chicken tikka masala is a dish of marinated and broiled chunks of chicken in a creamy, spice-infused tomato sauce. Alongside the requisite basmati rice, buttered peas and naan, it makes ...
  • Ghosts Of My Exes Haunt My Online Dating Screen I remember the infancy of online dating: before Tinder, before apps. I was on Nerve and Jdate fifteen years before Bumble or JCrush had even been conceived. Back when I was 25 and new to the game, a good looking, erudite stranger popping up in my inbox would inevitably give me a little thrill. Fifteen ...
  • Governor Recognizes Achievements Of Prison School Graduates By Christopher Zoukis At a recent graduation in Arkansas, there were no mortarboards and gowns allowed — those could hide weapons. Excited family members were told to calm down and be seated when their cheers got too rowdy. There were locks, gates and plenty of security, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm over the event, where ...
  • Degradation Of The Nation-State Concept The announcement of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords was a defining moment with implications far greater than most people imagine. Many observers rightfully have argued that the action was emblematic of America’s abdication of global leadership, a position incontestably held since the end of World War II. Possibly more significant was the ...
  • Friday Talking Points — Liar, Liar! President Donald Trump and former F.B.I. chief James Comey engaged this week in an extended game of “Liar, liar!” Or, more properly: “Liar!” “No, you're a liar!” Yes, it was “Super Bowl” week in Washington, folks! For the first time in quite a few years, all the big broadcast television networks carried the Senate Intelligence Committee ...
  • Weekend Roundup: A Tale Of Two Globalizations In a recent interview with The WorldPost, Singapore’s Kishore Mahbubani argued that the last 30 years of globalization have been some of the “best” ever in Asia because a new middle class of hundreds of millions has arisen out of the dead end of poverty. In this brief video, adapted from longtime China adviser Zheng Bijian’s WorldPost ...