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Two College Students Turn a Coal-Era Relic Into a Cultural Center

Two College Students Turn a Coal-Era Relic Into a Cultural Center

Longtime best friends will work to transform the abandoned six-story coal-fired Moran power plant on Burlington’s Lake Champlain waterfront from a derelict environmental mess into a landmark of ecological adaptive reuse.

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10 Things You Need to Know To Become a Great Leader

10 Things You Need to Know To Become a Great Leader

If all the people around you achieve more than you, then life will be good. It doesn’t matter if they are employees, investors, friends, spouses. If you just focus on this one principle in all of your actions then you are a leader. Today: figure out how the people around you can have a successful day.

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Think, Live, Be Positive Aggressive

Posted by on August 21, 2014 in Conscious Business, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Think, Live, Be Positive Aggressive

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Phil Soran, a serial entrepreneur, shares his secret for going B to B (Basement to Billions) in his TEDxFargo talk. Phil started two successful technology companies in his Minnesota basement and attributes the success to creating a special company culture called Positive Aggressive. Through humor, stories, and concrete examples, Phil challenges the audience live with more intention by creating a Positive Aggressive Lifestyle.

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Lynne McTaggart: Will Tesco Honor Their Holistic-Minded Customers?

Posted by on August 16, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Business, Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments
Lynne McTaggart: Will Tesco Honor Their Holistic-Minded Customers?

After removing the magazine What Doctors Don’t Tell You for sale, Tesco is learning about exactly what makes for a good corporate brand. Hundreds and hundreds of subscribers have informed Tesco that they are boycotting the store chain as the story has gone wildly viral on the internet.

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Follow Your Passions: The Catalyst to Career Fulfillment

Follow Your Passions: The Catalyst to Career Fulfillment

Some people just know what they love. For others, it takes a little more work to dig beneath the surface. Maybe that means tuning out the noise of the outside world to zero in on what you love. It might also mean looking through the swirl of activities in which you are involved and having the courage to choose the one you love best. Knowing the things that you love is a start. The next step is to tap into what you love to do.

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Discover Your Life Purpose in 4 Steps and Supercharge Your Search For Fulfillment

Discover Your Life Purpose in 4 Steps and Supercharge Your Search For Fulfillment

If you are someone who seeks deep fulfillment in life and longs for true success, you may need a Life Purpose Statement. This is one of the keys to success in life since discovering your purpose will give you a sense of clarity around what you want to achieve, a sense of direction in where to start and the motivation to make it happen. Learn the four-step process that will lead you to discover your life purpose and supercharge your search for fulfillment. Your life purpose is a function of knowing what gives you joy, what your gifts are and how you want to impact other people. You can discover your life purpose by following this 4-step process:

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Time Management from the Core: Overcome Your Inner Obstacles to Effortless Use of Your Time

Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Conscious Business, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Time Management from the Core: Overcome Your Inner Obstacles to Effortless Use of Your Time

What comes up to interfere with your effective use of your time? By tackling these three inner blocks, you can achieve a much greater sense of mastery over yourself and your time.

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Brilliant: Vending Machine Feeds Stray Dogs in Exchange for Recycled Bottles

Brilliant: Vending Machine Feeds Stray Dogs in Exchange for Recycled Bottles

Turkish company Pugedon recently introduced a vending machine in Istanbul that releases food and water for the city’s stray dogs in exchange for recycled plastic bottles.

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How to (Ethically) Persuade Anyone of Anything in 10 Seconds

How to (Ethically) Persuade Anyone of Anything in 10 Seconds

This is not a way to convince someone to do something they don’t want to do. Persuasion is about bonding and connecting with another person’s needs instead of just your own wants.

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10 Top Tips For Building a Successful Career

10 Top Tips For Building a Successful Career

Building your career is exciting because it provides an opportunity to shape your life in the way you want. It can also be scary when you do not know what it is that you want to do and when you are not sure how you can make a living. The more you are in charge of your process, the better you will feel. So here are my top 10 tips to help move you forward as you create your career.

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Are You Living The Life You Want To Be Living? Here’s How To Get On Track

Are You Living The Life You Want To Be Living? Here’s How To Get On Track

Following your bliss is not about seeking extremes of joy and happiness. It is about following your heart and doing what is right for you. It’s about noticing what gives you energy, and doing that thing. It’s about noticing where your energy gets sucked away, and not doing that thing. For me, following your bliss is finding your own special path in life and then having the courage to walk that path. And while we may find guides along the way to offer advice and some direction, it is ultimately a solo-journey as we each discover our own unique way.

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8 Not-So-Obvious Signs You’re Actually Doing Work You Love

8 Not-So-Obvious Signs You’re Actually Doing Work You Love

When we find a job we feel passionate about, there are a lot of signs that we love it. But finding work we love does not always mean that it’s easy. And when the work begins to challenge us, or when we hit roadblocks (which everyone will) it’s not as easy to tell if we’re actually doing work we’re meant to do. Finding work you are truly passionate about can feel a lot like falling in love. You become infatuated, excited, and you can feel yourself changing for the better. But what happens when you get used to it? New is now familiar, and that loving feeling is not as “sparkly” as it once was. In some cases, when relationships last for this long (with a person or a career) it can be difficult to tell if you still want to be in it for the long run. Here are some signs that you’ve found the one.

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10 Tips to Make Decisions Quickly Like a Ninja

10 Tips to Make Decisions Quickly Like a Ninja

How are you in decision making? Do you spend a long time thinking over every single decision, because you are afraid of making the wrong choice? Do you feel a need to analyze every single option before you come to a conclusion? If so, congratulations — you “suffer” from analysis paralysis. Analysis paralysis is the state of over-thinking about a decision, to the point where a choice never gets made, thereby creating a paralyzed state of inaction.

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Watch: Putting People and the Planet Before Paper Wealth

Watch: Putting People and the Planet Before Paper Wealth

The true nature of money is a social construct and agreement that goes largely unexamined, says Scott Morris in this thought-provoking TEDx talk.

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7 Ways To Get Anything You Want

7 Ways To Get Anything You Want

One phrase I hear people say ALL THE TIME is that success is all about “taking action.” No matter what your goal is, If you take action, you succeed. If you don’t, you fail. In my experience, that’s not the truth.

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