A Return to Love

When did life turn into a game of Whack-a-Mole? If you switch on the news for even a moment, it’s as if the entire world has turned into a thwacking, walloping, hectic machine. We’re dodging and hopping and pummeling against an elusive something. We argue. […]

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The Multitasking Minister ~Why Guttenberg Failed

The Financial Times Deutschland reported today that up to two-thirds of German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg‘s doctoral thesis was taken from other, undocumented sources. That level of plagiarism moves beyond the accidental missing footnote. His Website (in German) makes the claim “Committed to Responsibility”. […]

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The High-Speed Evolution of US Communication

WBUR aired a fantastic interview yesterday with the Wall Street Journal‘s Katherine Rosman, Naomi Baron, author of Always On, and Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet and American Life Project. The topic? The changing nature of our communication. The way we communicate with each […]

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Vacation Deprivation

According to the annual Expedia.com Vacation Deprivation survey, we’re in trouble. We don’t have much time off, and we don’t even take the time off we have. Studying the vacation habits of employed workers from the US, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Australia, New […]

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How do you view time?

Time is of the essence. Time is money. Time is a terrible thing to waste…or was it the mind? Perhaps time is all in our minds. If you believe Robert Levine, a brilliant social psychologist from California State University who authored A Geography of Time, […]

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Slow is the New Fast

Seth Godin recently talked about the pending death of all newspapers. Since I admire his thinking, this has gotten me a little worried. There’s nothing more enjoyable than reading the paper with a steaming cup of coffee in the sunshine on a Sunday afternoon. It […]

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Productivity does not equal personal success

In the seventh of a series on work-life balance, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking to Stever Robbins, a veteran of nine high-growth startup companies and adviser to several more, former IT project manager and current author of yet another forthcoming book. Called the GetItDoneGuy, Stever […]

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We’re in it together

Last night my husband and I watched CNBC’s House of Cards, a special report that aired in the US in February about the origins of the housing market crisis. In short, it showed how subprime mortgages funded mortgage-backed securities that even impacted a community in […]

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Momshell – Self-Care the slow way

“Never leave the house without your lipstick and pearls,” my grandmother would say. As long as you had those things, she claimed, you were considered fully dressed. She was of an era of up-dos and crinolin. She had class, style, and charisma. The Associated Press […]

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