Differences between a Boss and a Leader

Every business and work group has a boss, but a much smaller number has a leader. The differences are clear: A boss drives others; a leader coaches them toward their best performance. A boss instills fear; a leader inspires enthusiasm. A boss blames others; a leader works to help repair the damage and understand what […]

World Faces Shortage in Purpose Well-Being

Fewer than one in five adults worldwide can be considered thriving — or strong and consistent — in levels of purpose well-being, as measured by the inaugural Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index in 2013. Residents living in the Americas are the most likely to be thriving in this element (37%), while those in Asia and the […]

The Bill of Rights Still Matter

225 years – On this day in 1789, the first U.S. Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution. Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.

UN: Film Industry Perpetuates Discrimination Against Women

Women have less than one-third of all speaking roles in film and are largely absent from powerful positions, according to a United Nations-backed survey which argues for the involvement of more female film-makers in the industry, and for greater sensitivity to gender imbalance on screen. “The first-ever global study of female characters in popular films, […]

Where’s the Outrage of ISIS Torture of Women?

For months, ISIS has terrorized women in Iraq and Syria, where sexual violence is used as a weapon of war. Specifically, ISIS militants have been raping Christian Yazidi women and girls with the expressed intention of impregnating them to break their ancient Aryan bloodline. Up to 1,000 Yazidi women in Northern Iraq were recently kidnapped, […]

Half of Households Don’t Have Enough Savings for Emergencies

Nearly half of all households in major cities don’t have enough money saved to cover essential expenses in an emergency, according to a study that the Corporation for Enterprise Development and reported by The Upshot in the New York Times. For many Americans, living without any cushion can lead to financial disaster. “This is not […]

Does Your City Have A Doctor Shortage

In just 10 years, the U.S. will face a shortage of over 130,000 doctors, according to AAMC estimates. The increase in demand for health care and aging population will put many cities at risk for severe doctor shortages. BetterDoctor compared the latest Census data against the number of primary care doctors in every American city. […]

Will Scotland Vote for Independence?

Today, Scots will head to the polls to vote on whether Scotland should break away from the United Kingdom and become an independent country.  It will represent a new era in Scotland, regardless of the outcome of the vote, as they are geared to gain sweeping new powers and more autonomy as promised by the […]

Today is Constitution Day

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Recovering the wisdom of the Constitution Excerpt fom Room to Grow by Ramesh Ponnuru A major reason Americans have been losing confidence in their government in recent decades is that our government has grown so unwieldy, ineffective, and unaccountable. The […]

Oh Say Can You See – 200 Years

The poem “Defence of Fort M’Henry” better known as ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ written 200 years ago this day by Francis Scott Key. For all flag-waving, freedom-loving people, may she fly proudly another 200 years!