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The Message Our Kids Receive From the Miss America Pageant

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Did you hear the recent news, just announced on June 5th? The Miss America pageant is making some changes to its competition. It’s something people have been talking about for decades and now—it’s finally happening. For the first time in almost a century, contestants are not required to strut across…

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Six Traits That Predict High Performance in Life

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I just spoke to a mom who’s a bit melancholy right now. Her 24-year-old son has stalled. Growing up, her son made excellent grades in school and even played two sports. She and her husband both felt good about their son’s future. Surely, he was going to flourish as an…

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Seven Symptoms of Too Much Social Media Use

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn According to Common Sense Media, 50% of teens say they are addicted to their cell phone. While CSM concludes more study is needed to determine how deep the digital addiction is, teens feel the symptoms and consequences of it. It’s a growing issue in middle class America. Two-thirds of parents, 66%, feel their…

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Should We Monitor Our Kids’ Social Media Use?

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Parents, teachers, coaches, youth workers and employers are all attempting to figure out the “new normal” that kids experience in a world of “pings” and “rings” from their phone. It seems we are all still attempting to civilize this portable device. Let’s dig into it. Should We Monitor Kids’ Use…

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Why Every Team Needs a Four-Point Line

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Not long ago, my teammate, Cody Braun, told me about the strategy the Philadelphia 76ers have used to get to where they are today. Years ago, they began playing for the future—not so much for the moment. They sacrificed wins at the time, losing many games during those seasons to…

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Are We Sending Students the Wrong Message?

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reports have surfaced recently that some universities are disbanding “outdoor clubs” that have been going on for nearly a century. Why? They are too unsafe. For a century, these student-led outdoor clubs have enabled college students to get outside for hiking, biking, fishing and climbing. Today, however, all of these…

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How to Earn the Trust of Generation Z

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The latest research on young people, those 20 and younger, reveals some insights into the mindset of teenagers. One that may surprise you—while teens today love to engage with social media—they love their privacy too. Even more than you do. One of the top ten patterns spotted in the Social…

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