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Women Leaders Speak: Q&A With Linda Abraham, Co-Founder of ComScore

I think <b>dogged determination</b> plays a huge role... Refusal to lose or to give up once you have your sights on something can take you far in this world. While it's important not to let it blind you, I've been in plenty of situations where others would have given up, and choosing not to has made all …

The Most Powerful Partnership for a Better World: When Women and Men Communicate for Change

In most industrialized countries women can choose <b>when</b> to have kids, <b>with whom</b>, <b>how many</b> and <b>how</b>. <b>Planning</b> is essential for ensuring a balanced professional and personal life, without compromising a rising career and at the same time benefiting from a loving, caring and happy family around us.<p>However, …

The Great British Bake Off: retro cakes from the Seventies

Last night, the Great British Bake Off looked back to the Seventies for inspiration. Here, we bring you recipes for our favourite retro cakes, including decadent Black Forest cake, sweet berry roulade and a towering trifle<p>Last night's Black Forest gateau got us all nostalgic for retro cakes, so …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Do You Use Mental Techniques? Here's Why They're Not Working

If you're at all familiar with my work, you know that I firmly believe that deliberate mental techniques or strategies used to improve performance (and find happiness) are, in principle, ineffective. For purpose of review, here are my four reasons why:<p><i>1. There's a misalignment between the</i> …

Self-improvement

Feel the Fear and Make It Work for You

Is fear really so bad? Some people say that fear stops them from taking action in their life, which in turn sees them not achieving desired results and life just stands still. It's that feeling of when you're about to make a decision or do something where the outcome at that time is unknown because …

Motivation

The New Rule of Business Connecting

After years of hearing the term networking, and even saying the word a few thousand times myself, I have really come to hate it.<p>It just sounds so cold, sterile -- not how I want to do business.<p>Consequently I have been thinking a lot about what I really want as an end result of meeting someone at a …

On Teaching (and Activism)

When I was a kid, the first day of class was all about the school supplies. Saying goodbye to summer seemed less dreadful with a fresh box of Crayola crayons and a Trapper Keeper in my backpack. Throughout my days as a student, this excitement of the first day of class was always a constant in my …

The Best Color For Energizing And Adding A Little Pep To A Space Is Red (PHOTOS)

<i>While gorgeous furniture and ample square footage can't hurt, what has the biggest impact on your home decor is COLOR. Whether you choose water-toned blues, earthy neutrals or eye-catching neons for your interiors, this will dramatically change the vibe and your mood. So, if you feel like your</i> …

Developing Confidence and Social Skills Through Pageants

Recently I read an e-book I found through the TED Books app called <i>How Did You End Up Here?</i> This book's unconventionally written style showcases post-it notes throughout the pages that ask questions such as, "If you could ask a stranger anything, what question would it be?" and "How are you really?" …

Texting and Dating: Doesn't Anyone Call Anymore?

The first time I ever received a text message was about five years ago. It was from a 30 year old guy who I'd met a couple hours earlier at a get together of a mutual friend.<p>He walked me to my car and asked me if I'd like to get together for dinner some time.<p>Pretty much in shock that he was …

Success Is...

During a recent trip to London, I had the chance to visit an amazing exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The exhibition was called "David Bowie Is." The genius of this legendary singer was to be a chameleon by allowing many of us to find what we needed in his work and persona. Everybody …

Athens in August: Truly Heavenly!

Athens in August continues to be a beautiful spectacle that enables the city to showcase its ancient, classical mystique. Devoid of most of its inhabitants who have crowded ships and highways in a mass exodus on the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption, the center remains eerily quiet, making …

Work Flexibility Has Become a Revolution in 2013

Just when you thought being a man couldn't get any better comes a new study from the business schools at Yale, University of Texas-Austin and Harvard that will give women around the country a reason for penis envy. The study finds that men are requesting and taking more flextime than women!<p>Flextime …

6 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Busy Schedule

Think back to the last time you worked a 40-hour workweek (in your adult life--not counting the job at the ice cream shop you held while on school summer break). Are you at a loss? If so, you aren't alone. Americans today are working more than ever--many of them putting in 50, 60, even 100-hour …

What's Happening to Us?

Let me begin by saying I have a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, an e-reader and a smartphone. I use them all and think they're great technologic advances. In certain obvious ways, they're a boon. So I'm not some version of Grandpa Cranky-Pants complaining about the role of technology in our lives.<p>But …

Teens and Money: The Jobs of the Future

One of the most important decisions we ever make is what we are going to grow up to be. Astronaut or the Lone Ranger score high when we are in kindergarten, but by high school, many of us are completely clueless as to what we want to do for the rest of our lives. In the 1990s, the problem was so …

Are You Preparing to Fail?

Early last week, I emailed an associate with a simple request and suggested that we speak about it as soon as possible. The associate replied that she was swamped and asked if we could talk at the end of the week -- which we did. Unfortunately, our conversation didn't go well. She mistook what I …

Three Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

This month Jews around the world are preparing for the most sacred days of the year. It is a month devoted traditionally to reflection and self-examination. All of us can benefit from this tradition. Asking the following questions, first prosed 2,000 years ago, give us a way to start.<p><b>1. "If I am</b> …

Why Gaining Work Experience Is More Important Than Your Education

"Hey man, what did you do this summer?" I asked a college classmate at the start of the fall semester.<p>My friend looked at me like I had two heads. "What do you mean?" he replied. "I work hard all semester long. I deserved a summer vacation, and I took one."<p>He was taking pre-med courses and also …

Didn't We Almost Have It All

Two Emmys.<p>Six Grammys.<p>Over four hundred career awards, a record eight American Music Awards in a single year.<p>Whitney Houston was the first of any musical act -- male or female, solo or group -- to sell more a million copies of an album in a single week.<p>The only one ever to gain the #1 Billboard …

Why Do We Want What We Don't Have?

I encountered an emotion Monday morning that I haven't felt in some time: jealously. A real pang of it... the kind where my gut churned and the flush of my cheeks turned a proper shade of green. The most embarrassing part is that it occurred when I saw my dear friend walking her dog.<p>If this were a …

People Who Have Sex At Least 4 Times A Week Make More Money: Study

The next time you consider using the headache excuse to avoid getting busy, think about this: It pays to have more sex. Literally, new research finds.<p>People who have sex four times or more a week earn higher wages than their less-sexually active colleagues at a statistically significant level, …

Why Millennials Should Be Terrified of Alzheimer's

<i>The Author and his grandpa Charles.</i><p>My mother and I were recently forced into a new job: caring for my grandfather who has Alzheimer's. My grandfather Charles requires around-the-clock care, and our family has adapted to his needs. Chuck, as his friends call him, is a light-hearted and funny retired …

Why We Should Eliminate The 'Student' From 'Student Discount'

Last weekend, my ID got denied. I got asked for a second form of identification, stared back blankly at the guy who demanded it, and was told there was nothing he could do to help me. I slumped, feeling rejected with my recently expired student ID card tucked back in my wallet. And then I walked …

The White Queen: Having It All in the Fifteenth Century

Ever since Thelma and Louise clasped hands and took fatal flight into the Grand Canyon, there's been no shortage in pop culture of fierce women willing to risk it all for their integrity, freedom, or justice. Has anyone noticed, however, how unlucky they are in love? The heroines of <i>The Killing,</i> …

Your Child: A Sheep Among the Wolves

Walking into the small room at the Massachusetts Foster Parent program, I saw several faces I recognized and several I didn't -- all of them eager to hear some information on how they could wrap their minds around the technological mystery that today's youth have grown up in. According to the most …

Do You Believe You Deserve Love?

"I'm not good enough. I don't deserve love."<p>"God doesn't love me because I don't deserve to be loved."<p>I hear this frequently from my clients. I ask them, "Have you ever known a baby who didn't deserve to be loved?"<p>They invariably answer, "No. All babies deserve to be loved."<p>"Why?" I ask them. "What …

Positive Thinking

Homeless -- and Happy -- at Age 92

On Saturday, Michelangelo Giuseppe Peluso will be 92. And there are a couple of things especially noteworthy about his birthday.<p>Michelangelo is -- at age 92 -- homeless. But more important, Michelangelo is -- at age 92 -- a happy camper. And the words "happy camper" are appropriate, for they …

Worn Out? The Dilemma of Finding Balance at Work and in Life

Sometimes the boundary between your work life and personal life isn't really clear. This is especially true in this age of technology and 24/7 connectivity. In today's economy, it's tempting for entrepreneurs to turn into workaholics. There is nothing wrong with wanting to work hard. We've all …

Time Management