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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 12 December 2015 - 8:14pm

“Knowledge is not only in the books — youth have many skills and talents that we should grow and expand in the real world,” he said. “People are already trying to make ends meet, so a practical education can help them survive, as well as prepare for their future.”

“Knowledge is not only in the books — youth have many skills and talents that we should grow and expand in the real world,” he said. “People are already trying to make ends meet, so a practical education can help them survive, as well as prepare for their future.”

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Posted By Addictions UK
On 3 September 2015 - 9:00am

Studying boosts self-confidence and well-being, and expands social networks. ...more

Posted By Addictions UK
On 3 September 2015 - 9:00am

We cannot do it alone but we can do it with help ...more

On 2 September 2015 - 5:05pm

Everyone has a best friend. Don’t they? Many of us have grown up saying “She’s my best friend.”

But you shouldn’t. By having one best friend, you’re limiting your circle of intimacy and kindness. We have so many unique people who come into our lives at different times. They should be cherished as individuals, in the particular situation. In addition, having one best friend can exclude others, when where we want to be headed is expanding our concept of loving and giving, at every point we can.

Different people can be your best friend at different times. Sometimes you might have someone who really helps you through a challenging situation. You might have lost someone special, and it might surprise you which person in your life helps you work through that particular experience, or, how you might help someone else.

When this occurs, this person is your special angel, for that time. They were a gift, being your kindest, most comforting confidante, at that moment. ...more

Posted By Addictions UK
On 2 September 2015 - 9:00am

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On 1 September 2015 - 5:05pm

This is a sweet piece which is my first professional writing from my first job right out of Duke. I was thinking intensely about how to give of oneself. Enjoy!

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GUCKENHEIMER “GOGETTERS”

GoGetters. The Guckenheimer team is made up of gogetters. As a GEI employee, you are expected to complete your day to day tasks as a “gogetter”—attacking your job with spirit and energy! Your position is very important part of this team, and GEI would like to give you the tools to be able to succeed. For that reason it is very important you understand what is expected of you.

You may expect that both you and your manager are responsible for ...more

On 1 September 2015 - 5:05pm

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This is a special piece I wrote when I was visiting my parents’ home. It was during a very tender time as I was going through my mid-life crisis at age 25. Here, I was waking up and saw the trees outside my bedroom window… I rested and reviewed my heart, my values, and what I value.

And as I prayed I cleared my heart, bringing so much peace… I hope you enjoy, “It was the swinging of the branches…”

It was the swinging of the branches…

and the gray in between

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Posted By Addictions UK
On 31 August 2015 - 9:00am

This week's slogan ...more

On 27 August 2015 - 5:05pm

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Where do you think the concept of environmental sustainability came from? Sometimes we think America is the “entrepreneur of all answers.” We innovate here, and I love that quality about our country. And while I’m proud of California’s increased consciousness about the importance of preserving our Earth, we usually have to look back to see where the truth started.

One remarkable era we can learn from is the Edo period in Japan, lasting from 1603 to 1868. Japan was ruled at this time by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family. This period was marked by stability and rising urbanization. Here are a few key concepts this era espoused, from which we can continue to learn::

1)      Localization ...more

Posted By Bubb’s blog
On 27 August 2015 - 9:52am

Had a great lunch yesterday with David Halpern, the CEO of the behavioural insight unit.  Better known as the nudge experts, they have been responsible for some fascinating  innovations in the way our public services work.  David is publishing a book on the theory of nudge next week.  Get it.  I shall. 
They have been responsible for some in depth work on how to nudge people to give.  And today they are publishing some new research on giving and health.  And it shows that spending money on other people is good for your heart!  
Giving generously lowers high blood pressure, an ailment that contributes to the deaths of an estimated 7.5 million people prematurely worldwide each year.

This remarkable effect that being unselfish with money has on health was discovered by a team of psychologists that ran two studies among older adults with high blood pressure.

The first involved 186 people living in the United States who were aged between 55 and 74 and suffered ...more