4 Outside-​​the-​​Box career tips for college grads

A recent survey by con­sulting giant Accen­ture exposes a Grand Canyon-​​​​size gap between expec­ta­tions and real­i­ties for 2014 col­lege grad­u­ates. The most glaring dis­crep­ancy: 69 per­cent of this year’s col­lege grads expect […]

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Out with the old and in with the new

I am sure we have all calmed down from the frothy excite­ment of this year’s NFL draft. Wasn’t it just thrilling when Com­mis­sioner Goodell announced each pick as if it […]

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What neuroscience can teach us about compassion

Mounting evi­dence of the impact of con­tem­pla­tive prac­tices like med­i­ta­tion (which we now know can, quite lit­er­ally, rewire the brain) are finally bringing modern sci­ence up to speed with ancient wisdom. […]

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Want to be more patient? Practice gratitude

Patience — it’s good, but noto­ri­ously hard, to have. Now, a new study shows a poten­tial way to increase it: Have grat­i­tude. Pub­lished in the journal Psy­cho­log­ical Sci­ence, researchers from […]

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Is gratitude a tool for patience?

Recov­ering alco­holics who find their way into the rooms of AA are told to expect dra­matic changes in atti­tude and out­look. Their feel­ings of use­less­ness and self-​​​​pity will dis­ap­pear, they […]

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Are College Athletes Employees?

Mem­bers of the Wildcat foot­ball team at North­western Uni­ver­sity have filed a rep­re­sen­ta­tion peti­tion with the Regional Office of the National Labor Rela­tions Board in Chicago, seeking a Labor Board-​​​​conducted […]

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Diverse conversations: Finding a mentor

Men­tor­ship is a huge part of pro­fes­sional suc­cess in higher edu­ca­tion. If nothing else, having a solid mentor helps higher edu­ca­tion pro­fes­sionals to develop valu­able con­tacts and inte­grate them­selves into […]

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