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  • The Billionaire Journalist When Forbes publishes its list of the 400 wealthiest people in the country, you will notice that not one journalist makes the list… (Well, there is one… but you probably will never notice.) His name is Michael Moritz, and more about him in a moment… For the rest of us, the only list we perpetually make is the ...
  • Emotional Literacy Is As Simple As Reading The Room What’s wrong? This two-word question can summarily improve a brand. Think about it: the inquiry shows an interest in how someone is feeling while also demonstrating concern about his or her feelings. It is easy for businesses, thousands of employees strong, to disregard how emotions are integrated in its nature. Brands, however, like governments and institutions, ...
  • Questioning War, Trump-Style Since the late eighteenth century, the United States has been involved in an almost ceaseless string of wars, interventions, punitive expeditions, and other types of military ventures abroad ― from fighting the British and Mexicans to the Filipinos and Koreans to the Vietnamese and Laotians to the Afghans and Iraqis. The country has formally declared ...
  • 2020 Vision: America Meets Andrew Cuomo Like a crocus in February, Andrew Cuomo has begun to peek through the wintry landscape. Whether he blossoms into a gift bouquet to the Democratic Party and the nation is very much “to be seen.” But the 2020 presidential race will take shape sooner than you think. Cuomo’s budding emergence is no accident. He’s a planner ...
  • Never Downplay The ‘Worst Headache Of My Life,’ And More Key Facts About Brain Aneurysms Editor’s note: Last week, we began an emphasis on American Stroke Month with the story of a woman whose life was saved by her son because he knew how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. We continue with the cautionary tale of a woman who suffered a different type of stroke, and her husband’s promise to ...
  • Obama Shows Why Wall Street Has Two Parties And We Have None Just as Donald Trump mortgages the White House to Goldman Sachs, Barack Obama does a Hillary: He agrees to take $400,000 from Wall Street to give one speech. Obama will make as much money in one hour as the average American makes in about five years. The excuse can’t be lack of money. He and Michelle ...
  • In France, Neoliberalism Defeats Neofascism… For Now Although France has a different system for choosing its president than does the U.S., their presidential run-off election this weekend bore an uncanny similarity to America’s 2016 contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. French voters had a binary choice between a neofascist with an enthusiastic populist base ― Marine Le Pen ― and an establishment ...
  • Report Reveals Widespread Sexual Assault In Immigration Detention A recent federal civil rights complaint by Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) sheds light on a litany of sexual assaults lodged against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). But the Trump administration seems unconcerned. Between January 2010 and July 2016, DHS’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) received 33,126 complaints of sexual assault ...
  • 24 Key Issues To Which The Media Isn’t Giving Adequate Attention Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Donald Trump’s election has elicited impassioned affirmations of a renewed commitment to unvarnished truth-telling from the prestige media.  The common theme:  you know you can’t trust him, but trust us to keep dogging him on your behalf.  The New York Times has even unveiled a portentous new promotional slogan: “The truth is now ...
  • Are You A Leader Or A Follower? Leadership is the art of persuasion—the act of motivating people to do more than they ever thought possible in pursuit of a greater good. It has nothing to do with your title. It has nothing to do with authority or seniority. You’re not a leader just because you have people reporting to you. And you don’t suddenly become ...
  • A Health Care Bill By Trump, For Trump Photos from the White House party celebrating passage of the health care repeal bill in the House paint a clear picture of what support for this legislation looks like. Mainly, it comes from wealthy men inside the Washington beltway who are deeply insulated from the realities faced by the majority of Americans. The reason the repeal ...
  • 5 Ways To Be More Mindful, Well-Rested And Productive At Work Work harder, work faster, work, work, work! If you’re feeling exhausted and overworked, you’re not alone. According to a new study reported on BMJ Journals’ website, job burnout’s on the rise: 97 percent of participants reported nonrestorative sleep and 23 percent indicated high levels of job strain. Plus, according to the CDC, up to 70 million ...
  • What Is A Pre-Existing Condition Anyway? The Republicans claim no one with a pre-existing condition will be denied coverage in their newly passed House bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). But what is a pre-existing condition anyway, and why is everyone so worried about it? When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, better known as Obamacare) was passed in ...
  • 6 Proven Strategies To Rebound From Failure Long before Arianna Huffington launched Huffington Post, 36 publishers rejected her second book. Before Walt Disney built Disneyland, he was told he lacked creativity. Bill Gates’ first company was a disaster, with a product that barely worked. Nobody wants to fail, but even the brightest and most successful people have faced this challenge at some point in ...
  • Personal Growth: The Challenge And Value Of Finding Your Own Way We human beings are very complex. In spite of many attempts otherwise, how we think and feel seldom follows a completely rational course. It doesn’t work to tell ourselves how we are supposed to feel. We feel what we feel. We may try to override those emotions, but it only drives them deeper. The more ...
  • 4 Ways Caffeine Keeps You From Realizing Your Potential Today’s tip for improving your performance is one of the most simple and straightforward methods I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? You have to cut down on caffeine, and as any caffeine drinker can attest, this is ...
  • Is PISA Data Worthless? I have never been a huge fan of PISA data, the goulash of test results released internationally by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that’s responsible for a thousand chicken littling articles about how we’re getting smoked by the students of Estonia. But in April this story dropped. Folks had begun a mild-tomedium ...
  • Another Cop Trial, But Will There Be A Conviction This Time? These are the known facts in the slaying of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards by former Balch Springs, Texas police officer, Roy Oliver. He had no criminal record. He was unarmed. He posed no threat to the officer. The facts were straightforward enough that Dallas County District Attorney, Faith Johnson, wasted no time in filing murder charges ...
  • Eat Dessert First! 10 Irrisistible Spring Sweets Yes, life is uncertain but some studies also suggest that eating dessert first makes you feel more satiated and, therefore, you’re likely to eat smaller, healthier meals. I’m on board with that theory! From a gorgeous berry trifle to creamy chocolate pudding sundaes, there’s not enough willpower in the world to resist these scrumptious sweets. ...
  • 5 Gifts You Need To Give Your Future Self (And Why They Matter) Every second of every day, we're doing something that shapes our tomorrow. Every second of every day, we’re either giving ourselves a gift that will help make our future self happier, healthier and wiser… or not. Every day, we have an estimated 35,000 opportunities to make a choice that will benefit out future self, of which ...