Greg Wittstock, The Pond Guy

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Outside The Box Parenting - Aquascape Professionals

I heard a speaker share this parenting story and I loved the principle! A teenage boy was a “car guy,” but his father drove a Chevy. However, THIS …

Parenting

Wild Energy - Aquascape Professionals

Here’s my observation of all successful people who all somehow possess and ultimately sustain wild amounts of energy doing what they do…THEY LOVE …

Success

What a Successful Millennial Looks Like

I wish more kids and heck even adults had his perspective on "being in love with what you're learning" That attitude is how I know this kid is going …

Millennials

A Harvard professor says your answers to 2 questions will help you become more successful in life

Michael Phelps and Winston Churchill make early appearances in Eric Barker's book, "Barking Up the Wrong Tree." Barker uses them as prime examples of people who succeeded because of — not in spite of — their eccentricities.<p>Phelps has an unusual body type; Churchill was a "paranoid loose cannon." …

Michael Phelps

Be A GOOD Coach

When I'm long gone hopefully many years from now either they or others like them will be carrying on what I'm doing today. If you think about it …

If You Don't Know Why Eye Contact Makes You Uncomfortable, This Is It

Direct eye contact opens a door to the person inside you -- without your permission.<p>We're told eye contact is essential for social skills, for nailing a presentation and for exuding confidence as a leader, especially in western cultures. But it's hard to deny there is something strangely …

Body Language

What Kind of Ship are you Captaining?!

A: Best friends steal (I played football with the dude in high school)<p>B: When you cheat others see it and have no problem justifying doing the same …

Make Your Time Here Count

Today I attended his funeral. He was an acquaintance of mine but from the size of his service, he was a friend to many. I left wishing I had taken …

The End Is Near!

The combustion engine that revolutionized transportation and transformed our society is officially giving way to the electric motor. Elon Musk of …

The "Stream" Less Traveled

As for his parents, they couldn't be prouder of their son than if he was a Doctor or Lawyer! They know as I do as well, that happiness in life with …

Of Diplomas and Resumes

So, I'm getting my hair cut and the topic of the stylist's minimum-wage employed daughters comes up. They are both in their 20s and working in the …

Bachelor's Degree

Family and Friends - Now and in the End

I spent yesterday with friends. We came together to rally around a mutual friend fighting stage 4 cancer. He prayed he would have "a good day" and be …

Watch the best in 2017 commencement speeches - The Washington Post

Now watching<p>3:24<p>A night of deserving firsts at the 2017 Emmys<p>Now watching<p>2:36<p>Arrests made after London subway attack<p>Now watching<p>1:59<p>Trump can't stop talking about Hillary Clinton<p>Now watching<p>2:14<p>Melania Trump speaks at Joint Base Andrews<p>Now watching<p>1:05<p>Boy gets his wish to mow White House lawn<p>Now …

Donald Trump

This essay got a high-school senior into Harvard, Yale, MIT, and other top schools

Harvard University freshman Brenden Rodriquez is immersed in the strenuous course load required of his mechanical engineering major.<p>But before he was accepted to the prestigious Ivy League school, he had to first navigate the tricky aspect of writing a stellar admissions essay.<p>His hard work …

Mathematics

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

Wellness

Why valedictorians rarely become millionaires, author says

It’s high school graduation time and a slew of young, newly minted grads are ready to tackle the workforce or continue their education. And, while many of those graduates have poured their blood, sweat and tears into getting perfect grades (like the valedictorian), one author says that motivation …

Robert DeNiro

Is personalized learning the future? This high school thinks so.

Vista High School near San Diego will use a $10 million grant from XQ: The Super School Project to make high school more personal.<p>Vista High School has a big goal for the next four years: To make school feel smaller and more personal, even though there are thousands of students on campus.<p>Vista, …

Education

A Huge Smile and a Warm Embrace

At the age of 74, most people are happy just kicking back in front of the boob tube. The last thing they'd choose to be doing is taking the overnight …

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science

Sometimes facts, logic, and reasoning aren't enough. Here's how the most persuasive people make a great argument even more convincing.<p>Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and …

Leadership

Be Happy Now!

One year ago today this smiling lady collapsed at work. A fast thinking and concerned co-worker thankfully ignored her pleas and called 911. An MRI …

Five Good Answers To 'Why Should We Hire You?'

Dear Liz,<p>I hate the job interview question “Why should we hire you?”<p>It sounds like they want me to compare myself to the other candidates.<p>How should I know why they should hire me? I don’t work for the company. They should hire whoever they want.<p>Do you have any suggestions for answering the …

Employment

Will Ferrell Sings "I Will Always Love You" At USC Commencement

<b>Will Ferrell</b> delivered a speech as University of Southern California’s commencement speaker on Friday, and the comedic actor did not …

STEAL THIS IDEA

BRILLIANT!!!<p>Somehow they've figured out at a young age it's more who you know than what you know that will open up their door of opportunity. Their …

Can You Adapt Your Game for Today's Players?

Last night the NFL held their annual draft with millions of fans watching and listening to see what future talent their team invests in. …

Kindergarten Wisdom You Can Take to the Bank

When the 'free sample' guy offers you a choice between smoked turkey or honey ham, engaging in a deep conversation about future life plans is …

Who Needs a Watch These Days Anyway?!

Who Needs a Watch These Days Anyway?!<p>If you want to know how valuable Chris Wilson is to me without my "brother from another mother" I'm not sure I'd …