Enough is Enough: Taking a Stand Against Harmful Labels

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Kayla Benedatto was on a lunch date when she finally had enough of people using the “R-word.” Benedatto published the story of this moment, and the many moments leading up to it, on “The Mighty.” Her life has been spent working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, and she describes many of her friends as being […]

Who (Doesn’t) Want to be a Millionaire?

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Who wants to be a millionaire? If you’re anything like most people, you’re probably nodding your head and thinking “me!” Wealth and comfort seem to be intimately connected. So, the logic follows; if we are wealthy, we are comfortable; if we are comfortable, we are safe and happy, etc. Earning a million dollars or a […]

Making a Pledge and Taking a Risk: Looking Harder at Mark Zuckerberg’s Philanthropy

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Mark Zuckerburg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are setting the bar high for young innovators and capitalists everywhere. The recent birth of their daughter, Max, have made the two look differently at the world around them; the main realization from this new perspective being that they need to invest in initiatives supporting “‘personalized learning, curing […]

Delving into Difficult Conversations: William Senft Shares Tips with The Chicago Tribune

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William Senft, ORANS founder and author of Being Relational, recently shared some wisdom with the Chicago Tribune’s Rex Huppke on how to talk about politics (and other touchy subjects) in the workplace without loosing your cool. Hint: it helps to be relational! Read Huppke’s article here! Photo credits: Title: Conversation Photographer: Sharon Mollerus Source: Flickr […]

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and… Emotions?

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The mental health struggles of the most recent wave of adolescents have gotten an unfortunate amount of media coverage, as the media draws our attention to the way that untreated anxiety and depression lays the groundwork for a large amount of pain and violence on high school and college campuses. When we reflect on these […]