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Soft Skills Can Lead To Hard Results. Here’s How.

Soft Skills Can Lead To Hard Results. Here’s How.

* Why Must We Train In Soft Skills?   According to Margaret Mead, an anthropologist, we are living in a post-figurative society. Thanks to the onslaught of technology, our children figure out things before adults do. So, in a society where the young know more...

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Balancing Device Time and Down Time During Holidays

Balancing Device Time and Down Time During Holidays

* Screen Time Leads To Scream Times:   Even before Covid hit, our children were getting bombarded with graphics and visual special effects at hours on end on their devices. We were having scream battles over screen times even before our lives were upended by a...

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You Feel Lonely, And So Do I. Here’s What We Can Do.

You Feel Lonely, And So Do I. Here’s What We Can Do.

* A Feeling I Can't Put A Finger On:   There is something about the holidays that exacerbates the feeling of my loneliness. In a bookstore, way before the pandemic began, I was checking out some books. At the corner of my eye, I could sense the kind smiles of a...

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Combat (Your Own) Complacency. Set Achievable Goals.

Combat (Your Own) Complacency. Set Achievable Goals.

* A Commitment To Personal Excellence:   Goal setting is a deeply personal act where you realize you’re competing with a yesterday’s version of yourself to become better today. The resolve to live a life of purpose, growth and learning is commitment. The ability...

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Grit, Growth Mindset And The Secrets Of Success

Grit, Growth Mindset And The Secrets Of Success

* From Mission To Vision Using Grit:   For achieving success, grit, the quality that makes us sustain our effort a bit longer until we accomplish what we have set out to, is very essential. Grit will distinguish us from our work ethic than by our intelligence....

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Parenting For Love And Not For Anxiety

Parenting For Love And Not For Anxiety

* Undying Love Or Parental Anxiety:   If you’re a parent of an adolescent, you might be familiar with the nature of conflict and communication that defines daily life. In our attempts to understand our teens and do what’s best for them, we often overlook their...

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Is Technology Numbing Our Empathy And Our Basic Humanity?

Is Technology Numbing Our Empathy And Our Basic Humanity?

* Océane's Live Stream Of Her Suicide:    "The splendor of the world begins with the fragility of a lone woman." This is not the muse of a man staring at the picture of a beautiful woman. Instead, it is a comment from an anonymous user on the Periscope app in the...

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Don’t Know How To Prioritize? Imagine Your Eulogy.

Don’t Know How To Prioritize? Imagine Your Eulogy.

* Choices, Decisions. But First, Priorities:    One of the biggest ideas around decision making is how we address competing priorities in our daily lives. Anyone even slightly interested in the personal development space might have heard about the Eisenhower...

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For Those Who Hold Hate In Their Hearts

For Those Who Hold Hate In Their Hearts

* The sad strength of hate in comparison to love is that it is unambiguous as an emotion. Even if I tell you unequivocally that I love you, you will still ask me for validation. "Are you sure?" But, if I tell you, "I hate you", you won't even question that sentiment...

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Parenting and Adulting During (Sane And) Insane Times

Parenting and Adulting During (Sane And) Insane Times

* Our Disparate Reality And Our Collective Grief:    Some of us will not touch our moms for one last time in a hospital before a stranger will bury her as we watch from a few feet away. Many of us will not visit our loved ones for months on end. And most of us,...

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The 3 Minute Comprehensive Read on Critical Thinking

The 3 Minute Comprehensive Read on Critical Thinking

* What Is Critical Thinking:    The Future of Jobs Report released by the World Economic Forum in 2018 says that the top skill for making ourselves 21st Century ready is Critical Thinking. It also happens to be the 2nd top skill that the job market will need in...

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Coronavirus And How We Should Do Schooling

Coronavirus And How We Should Do Schooling

This is an argumentative essay submitted by a 16 year old High school student presented here in its original form.  * The Nature Of Our Current Existence: An Outline:    Many parents are struggling, and it’s hard to cope the fact that their children will be...

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Future Proof Your Children With Adulting Classes

Future Proof Your Children With Adulting Classes

* The Future Of Work:    Remember that question we were often asked as kids? "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Let me explain how it has become irrelevant in our Digital age especially where schools mostly still have curriculum designed almost 150 years...

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One Thing We Cannot Postpone In A Pandemic. Joy.

One Thing We Cannot Postpone In A Pandemic. Joy.

*   My bones ache when I think of the children who're missing on their carefree play at school and outdoors in close proximity of their friends. I feel sad when I think of when or if I will ever be able to touch my grandmother's delicate and frail hands again. My...

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Leverage Your Brain To Lead You From Boredom To Brilliance

Leverage Your Brain To Lead You From Boredom To Brilliance

* Surviving Not Thriving:   We want our children - Resilient, Decisive and Compassionate. But, how many minutes a day do we spend nurturing these qualities in them? All day, every day, we as parents act in full blown survival mode. And we feel like our ultimate...

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To Do Or Not To Do

To Do Or Not To Do

* Complacent Or Competitive:   The definition of success needs us to be ambitious, courageous and always aiming for our next move. Society expects us to be passionate and goal oriented, or else we're labeled lazy, mediocre or complacent with ourselves. Why did we...

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Empower Your Teen With Your Words, Actions And Love

Empower Your Teen With Your Words, Actions And Love

* Undying Love Or Parental Anxiety:   If you're a parent of an adolescent, you might be familiar with the nature of conflict and communication that defines daily life. Here's the thing though. In our attempts to understand our teens, do what's best for them and...

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Even Your Momma Owes You Nothing. Stop Complaining.

Even Your Momma Owes You Nothing. Stop Complaining.

* An Entitled Life:   Many of us might have seen that funny Millennial job interview video where a seemingly narcissistic, over indulgent and entitled young woman is being interviewed by an older gentleman. That video is hilarious because it shows us how we think...

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The Zeus 2Q Robotics Kit By Luis Guzman

The Zeus 2Q Robotics Kit By Luis Guzman

Zeus 2Q is creating an educational revolution by transforming the way we learn, engage with and program Robots. The Future Is Here, Become A Part Of It!Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities are emerging as the most powerful technological forces of...

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Where Is That Missing Peace Of Life’s Puzzle?

Where Is That Missing Peace Of Life’s Puzzle?

*   We all crave a sense of order, balance and calm in a world of information overload. And in this daily pursuit, we find ourselves even more lost. By adopting a compassionate approach to ourselves, we can stop chasing the perfect version of life that doesn’t...

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Presence Or Productivity: How Must We Live Our Lives?

Presence Or Productivity: How Must We Live Our Lives?

Pause a Little To Read This:   We’ve all seen those drawings and paintings of Sisyphus, the Greek king. The one who, for being deceitful, receives a punishment of rolling up a huge boulder up a hill. He ends up doing this for eternity, as the boulder keeps...

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Change Your Life For The Better – For Now And Forever

Change Your Life For The Better – For Now And Forever

* Let’s Define Wellbeing:   As humans, we’re driven by this singular goal, “I just want to be happy!” So, let’s see how our happiness is determined by how we feel about ourselves on a daily basis. How satisfied are we about the state of our life? Do we experience...

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Our Vision And Journey As FutureSTRONG Academy

Our Vision And Journey As FutureSTRONG Academy

Here's is the excerpt of the interview of Rachana Somayajula, Founder of FutureSTRONG Academy, with the Voyage ATL magazine.   *   Thanks for sharing your story with us Rachana. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.   You...

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Focus And Distraction Addiction In The Age Of eLearning

Focus And Distraction Addiction In The Age Of eLearning

* I Disclaimer:    Debates of what to call our new "learn via online schools" are raging. No, we're can't use the word "Homeschool" for this kind of a new normal, some are saying. Our children meanwhile are blissfully unaware as they navigate eLearning with...

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Coding: The Next Most Popular Language of Humans

Coding: The Next Most Popular Language of Humans

* I The Role Of Computer Science And Technology:   Drones are spraying disinfectants where humans are unable to go. Bionic arms are injecting medicine into patients at hospitals. Robocops are roaming the streets to ensure people are social distancing. These...

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Sow Self Efficacy And Grow The Success Tree

Sow Self Efficacy And Grow The Success Tree

* What Is Self Efficacy:   Let me first describe the quality of self-efficacy. It is a learnable mindset that makes people believe that they can accomplish what they've set out to do. When we adopt this trait, we are able to set our sights higher, try harder and...

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It’s Time To Unburden Yourself From Yourself

It’s Time To Unburden Yourself From Yourself

* Stop The Self Sabotage:   There will always be so much to do. So much to correct about ourselves. Yet, in our pursuit of our perfect selves, we often forget the most important thing to do. To stop burdening ourselves with ourselves. Let me explain a few ways we...

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Fostering Creativity and Resilience In Difficult Times

Fostering Creativity and Resilience In Difficult Times

* Creativity Vs. Problem Solving:   Whatever we think of Covid 19 and our forced isolation situation now, in a few years, we might be looking at it as an important period of growth and transformation in our lives. How else can we explain our adapting daily to the...

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Not Even a Pandemic Should Stop Us From Living Our Best

Not Even a Pandemic Should Stop Us From Living Our Best

* Eh, No One's Watching:   Even before 2020 arrived with its full force upon humanity, technology had thrown our lives out of balance. We were gearing towards ZERO work life balance, thanks to the ubiquity of technology. We were multitasking at hazardous rates....

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What Perfection? There’s a Pandemic in Progress

What Perfection? There’s a Pandemic in Progress

* Perfection and Pandemic Can't Coexist:   Wedding fails, news anchor fails, blooper reels, we've seen them all. Someone slips and falls on shows like America's Funniest Home Videos and there's no end to our giggles. Someone else's misery is always amusing to...

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Hold That Outrage; Free The Internet

Hold That Outrage; Free The Internet

* Our Voice In A Noisy World:   Yes, we live in a world that deserves our outrage. Yes, nothing ever seems to be in order. Things, people and systems are falling apart. And yes, most of us seem to acting out our impulses, often, irrationally. When such are the...

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Using Technology To Improve Efficiency And Productivity

Using Technology To Improve Efficiency And Productivity

* Big Tech Is Channeling Our Emotions:    Gone are the days, when piles of books on our night stands would induce the terror of not catching up with all the things we wanted to do. Now, we have podcasts we have lined up that are filling up space on our phones. We...

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How To Teach For Engagement and Impact In Online Classes

How To Teach For Engagement and Impact In Online Classes

* Options Abound For Online Learning:   We've started learning how to do yoga, connect with our coworkers and enjoy live concerts in a different these days. Everything about our daily lives is either limited to ourselves at home or has moved online. If we must...

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Raising Computational Thinkers with Online Coding Classes

Raising Computational Thinkers with Online Coding Classes

* The Role of Computer Science in Our Lives:   Our world and along with it, our learning systems and infrastructures have been upended, thanks to Corona. But, we're quickly evolving and adapting though. That means, now, every class is some form of an online...

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End Emotional Suffering By Ushering Change

End Emotional Suffering By Ushering Change

* Like It Or Not:    Covid or not, it overwhelmingly feels like we're being thrust into the unknown on a daily basis. But, hasn't life always been elusive? Then why do we continue to suffer emotionally when change comes upon us? Change will happen whether we like...

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