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by Robert G. Eccles and George Serafeim | 11:00 AM May 15, 2013 The next time we hear about a bank or insurance company's "green program" — like using energy efficient light bulbs or operating out of a LEED Platinum building — we'll either scream or throw up. Don't get us wrong. We aren't "climate change deniers" and we believe that every individual and organization should use energy and other natural resources responsibly.
Next June 3, the world will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passing of a remarkable man: Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, better known as Pope John XXIII. It is a shame the Israeli public is not well aware of him, as he was one of the greatest friends of the Jewish people. Back in the 1940s, as the apostolic delegate of the Vatican in Istanbul, Cardinal Roncalli spared no efforts to save as many Jews as possible from the Nazi extermination. He went out of his way to help the beleaguered Jews. Among his deeds was the dispatching of “certificates of immigration” to Palestine via the Vatican’s diplomatic courier.
In reading the post by Rage Against the Minivan about how it is time to tone down all the “holidays” a notch, I couldn’t help but think about the fact that it relates to something else that has really been bothering me. It is this idea, this concept, this seeming need in our culture these days to have our children experience it all. As if there is some kind of ticking time clock over our heads that suggests somehow that if we don’t make sure our children have the latest electronics and play *all* the sports, and go as many places as possible that we have somehow failed. And I get it, totally.
Essential to human survival early in life is the ability to form a secure bond in infancy. It has been said that babies who receive food, water, clothing, and all their basic physical requirements but lack human connection do not thrive. Why is attachment so intrinsic for people? Our species are a social bunch and like infants who are deficient in affection from primary caregivers, adults that lack strong interpersonal bonds with friends and family are more prone to the havoc of stress. The ability to bond with others begins literally in our own minds. Sometimes this capacity may be atrophied after an extended period of social isolation.
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A friend of mine recently came back from a trip to Australia, where he simply marveled at the predominant “can-do” attitude that existed throughout the country. His enthusiasm was shocking to me only in that as I reflected on the last year, I realized how many people I had encountered who were obsessed with what could not be done in today’s world. It seems that globalism, technology, and political gridlock have convinced many Americans that the change brought on by each is making it impossible to do anything. This obsession with explaining why things can’t happen seems so antithetical to everything that America and our entrepreneurial spirit are founded on that I, for one, am sick of it.
“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” — Gospel of St. Thomas I read an article about the top 10 regrets of the dying.
Emmy Award-winning sitcom writer-producer-director Bill Persky was recently giving a lecture at New York University 's film school when the topic of role models came up. Someone in the class wanted to know why he believed only women needed role models in TV and movies. He didn't lose a beat. "Boys are a lost cause," Persky quipped. "Guys have never needed — at least visibly — someone to be their champion.
In 1966, a little show called "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas as accident-prone Ann Marie burst onto the small screen, breaking ground as the first TV series to feature a "career woman" in the big city, seeking to make it on her own (with just a little help from boyfriend Donald Hollinger.) That Guy behind "That Girl" is Bill Persky, a five-time Emmy Award-winning writer, director and producer for such hit TV shows as "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Sid Caesar Show," "The Bill Cosby Show" and "Kate & Allie." Persky's new book "My Life Is a Situation Comedy" is a memoir that describes how the 81-year-old legend blazed a trail in television and created some of the most engaging female characters in TV history. The book, as the author describes it, stars a wide range of well-known figures, from Orson Welles and Cary Grant to Fred Astaire and Peter Sellers -- all players in Persky's life.
Workplace Bullying is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms: Verbal abuse Offensive conduct/behaviors (including nonverbal) which are threatening, humiliating, or intimidating Work interference — sabotage — which prevents work from getting done Workplace Bullying... Is driven by perpetrators' need to control the targeted individual(s). Is initiated by bullies who choose their targets, timing, location, and methods.
After the first presidential debate — even during it — the media and the public piled on moderator Jim Lehrer for being passive and letting the candidates talk over him. Mock Twitter accounts popped up, including @SilentJimLehrer. Then at last week’s vice presidential debate, ABC’s Martha Raddatz took the opposite approach, interrupting repeatedly, pursuing answers. Once again, pundits pounced, some calling her partisan, while others praised her. CNN’s Candy Crowley takes the hot seat for the second presidential debate Tuesday night, and this time controversy surfaced even before the event.
Though each one of us has one or the other problems in our day to day life yet we manage to come out of the same at times with our own efforts and at times we leave it for God to be decided. Life therefore is not always happy and cheerful as it appears us to be. One has to face its ups and downs irrespective of the fact how wealthy one is. Despite of all these hurdles in life making it unhappy and dull, experience of the learned men shows that following a few steps your worries and tensions in life may not vanish but can definitely be reduced to a considerable limit. As has been rightly said by somebody that being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect it means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.
i 1 Vote What if you knew your success was guaranteed? What if the entire Universe was on your side? What if your value to the world was assured? What if all that entailed was spending more time focused on what you want, who you want to be, what you want to do, and how you want to feel?
Long ago in the '90's (when indy movies were still made on film), we made this unique, 50 minute doc as a labor of love. It was edited and re-imagined from original footage shot in the early '70's on historic Kodak black & while reversal film. With it, my brother Michael, who directed, and I won awards for directing, writing and sound design (Hal Levinsohn, sound editor) at the Chicago International Film Festival, then enjoyed a handsome PBS release in many states across the nation. Special showings of the film were presented at the Tribeca Film Center in New York, and were used to benefit the Allegheny Valley Hospital Foundation in Western Pa. An original 16 mm print of the film was acquired and archived by the New York Public Library, and early VHS copies--remember VHS?
According to a new study by the OPA and Frank Magid Associates, tablet usage is exploding, and tablets have become embedded in people’s lives. Accessing content and information was found to be the dominant activity on the device (94%), followed by accessing the internet (67%) and checking email (66%). The study also revealed that tablet users’ primary content-related activities include watching video (54%), getting weather information (49%), and accessing national news (37%) and entertainment content (36%). The survey found that current U.S. tablet adoption is at 31% in 2012 (74MM tablet users), up from 12% in 2011 (28MM tablet users) and is expected to reach 47% (117MM tablet users) by Q2 2013.