Want to Not Feel So Busy? Do Less!

Want to Not Feel So Busy? Do Less!

Posted by  | Work-Life Balance

Our modern lives are fraught with busyness. Constant connection to the Internet has given rise to a ceaseless spiral of information and a litany of perpetual pings—beclouding the once-clear line between home and work. We compensate by overscheduling to maximize our precious time, which only leads to the feeling that our time is woefully on(...)

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Why Can’t We Move Faster to Impact Health and Wellness?

Why Can’t We Move Faster to Impact Health and Wellness?

Posted by  | Technology

I’ve written before about how data and technology are constantly reshaping nearly every aspect of our lives—including our health care. And, Apple’s recent open-source software ResearchKit and CareKit are just two examples of the powerful tools that are being realized by today’s brightest technologists and medical minds. Some of the world’s most renowned medical institutions(...)

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If You Want to Make an Impact, Always Step Up

If You Want to Make an Impact, Always Step Up

Posted by  | Leadership

I recently had the pleasure of attending a local United Way of Central Maryland event where Carolyn Colvin, the acting commissioner of Social Security, spoke about leadership. At age 74, Colvin is an inspiration, an authentic voice tempered by years of hard work, courage and wisdom. She shared how she started her career as a(...)

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Is it IQ or Attitude?

Is it IQ or Attitude?

Posted by  | Success

Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, whose work was recently featured in a Forbes article, has devoted her career to understanding the relationship between mindset and performance, and in her most recent study, she finds that attitude is a better predictor of success than IQ. Dweck maintains that people’s mindsets tend to fall into two broad categories:(...)

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Brands as Servants or Partners?

Brands as Servants or Partners?

Posted by  | Marketing

For many years, some researchers have held the theory that consumers see brands as “partners” in their lives. The idea is that by working in tandem with brands, people feel they move closer to achieving their aspirations and goals. In a recent study, however, lead author Hyeongmin Kim of Johns Hopkins looks at a different(...)

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Virtual Reality: A Doorway to Empathy?

Virtual Reality: A Doorway to Empathy?

Posted by  | Innovation

There has been a lot of buzz around virtual reality technology lately, with the New York Times leading the charge via its new virtual app featured for the first time a few weeks ago. Though the medium is still in its nascent phases, many people—myself included—are excited about its potential to foster greater understanding and(...)

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Success: Does Trust and Faith in People Drive It?

Success: Does Trust and Faith in People Drive It?

Posted by  | Values

In a New York Times op-ed this month, columnist Nicholas Kristof explores the reasons for Asian-Americans’ tremendous success in the United States—from real and perceived stereotypes to what he sees as the realities of their familial and cultural environments. He’s of the opinion that strong, two-parent families and a great value on education is the(...)

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A New Age of Ultra-Connectivity

A New Age of Ultra-Connectivity

Posted by  | Technology

Our best medical scientists often talk about how we are on the cusp of a new age of biomedical discovery thanks to innovative and emerging technologies. They might illustrate the point by noting that we can sequence a human genome in hours — a task that used to take years. Or they may enthuse about(...)

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