Aicha Laraki

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Haiti and Sam Sharpe: The Self-Emancipation of Africans on the Plantation

This Holiday season marks the anniversary of two significant events in Caribbean and African Diaspora history; the revolt of Sam Sharpe in Jamaica which began on December 25, 1831 and the independence of Haiti which was declared on January 1, 1804. Why these events are of historical relevance to …

Make Your City a Hub for Social Entrepreneurship

Iconic cities are not born, they are made. It was never a sure thing that New York would become more influential than Philadelphia or that San …

Learn and Be Inspired by Deek Diedrickson’s Book on Tiny Houses

I’ve never been one of those people who dream of building their own dream home. I’ve always been too much of a realist to think that I could pull it off without going crazy, broke, or (most likely) both. Sure, there’s the fun part of coming up with a playful and practical design, but there’s also …

Headaches

Creative people’s brains really do work differently

What makes highly creative people different from the rest of us? In the 1960s, psychologist and creativity researcher Frank X. Barron set about finding out. Barron conducted a series of experiments on some of his generation’s most renowned thinkers in an attempt to isolate the unique spark of …

Creativity

Meet the 29-year-old running $7 billion for wealthy clients

One standout on the finance list is Minesh Bhatt, 29, a senior coverage officer in the global family office business at UBS.<p>In that role, he runs $7 billion of the $20 billion UBS manages for wealthy families in the US, according to Forbes.<p>Bhatt was part of the launch team for the global family …

Finance

MacTrast Deals: Pagico 7 — The Only Planner You’ll Ever Need to Stay Organized & Productive!

Pagico 7 can take all of your tasks, notes, and projects, and turn them into an beautiful, easy-to-follow flowchart that will keep you on track to …

4 Traits You Need to Change Your Life

What I know for sure is you can take an ordinary, boring, disappointing, and overwhelming life and turn it into a fulfilling, purposeful, happy, exciting and pleasurable life.<p>You don't have to suffer and keep having the same challenges in your life day after day.<p>I hear people complaining and …

Transcendental Meditation Is Going Corporate. Here's Why That's A Good Thing.

These skills boost employee health and the bottom line.<p>Thanks to the continued research touting its advantages, meditation has hit the mainstream. More and more people are willing to give it a try, often despite a measure of initial skepticism. Nowhere is that more true than in the workplace, where …

Meditation

5 Productivity Apps This Executive Swears By | Inc.com

Ticketfly processed around 16 million tickets for 90,000 events across the United States and Canada in 2014. As VP of operations, I am constantly juggling a million different things to ensure that this growth continues, often while working on-the-go. As a result, I am always on the lookout for apps …

Apps

7 Ways to Be Remarkably Happy, Backed by Science | Inc.com

Yet relatively few of us are, especially people in their early 40s. (I’m no psychologist, but that’s probably about when many of us start thinking, “Wait… is <i>this</i> all there is?”)<p>If you want to be happier, there’s good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your happiness, your …

Happiness

The Rise of Tight Butt Spirituality

Yoga and the Inexorable Rise of Tight Butt Spirituality<b>by Nick Seneca Jankel</b>How many come out of a yoga studio feeling the bliss of post-asana high… …

Yoga

Why The Power Of Prayer Is Real & You Can't Just Use It To "Get Stuff"

I've been a spiritual seeker for as long as I can remember, fascinated with the mystical, esoteric and occult.<p>For most of my life I pursued a …

Spirituality