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A 2011 report commissioned by the Career Advisory Board and conducted by Harris Interactive, found that the No. 1 factor that young adults ages 21 to 31 wanted in a successful career was a sense of meaning. Though their managers, according to the study, continue to think that millennials are primarily motivated by money, nearly three-quarters of the young adults surveyed said that “meaningful work was among the three most important factors defining career success.” (via Millennial Searchers - NYTimes.com)
"First, that the world is not improved when those who create knowledge condescend to those who try to popularize it. And second, criticism that takes the form of “there is only one way to write a book, and it is my way” is not actually criticism. It is narcissism."
"Says Cantor: “The president not only has refused to negotiate on issues of debt and spending but also has mocked the very idea of engaging with Congress.” Cantor’s statement is false. Obama and Republicans don’t disagree over the need to negotiate on these issues. They disagree over the conditions under which these negotiations should proceed."
The Spice Girls were only wildly popular stateside for a year or so. In late 1996, the garish, cartoon-like, arguably tone-deaf British girl group arrived on a cloud of read-made merchandizing. By mid-1998, we all assumed they had broken up when the redhead left and every used CD store had a Spice Girls stack that dwarfed its rows of Hootie & the Blowfish. Yet our bout of Spicemania intersected the formative years of countless adolescent girls and effeminate boys.
One of those effeminate boys was Terrence Boyd, now a 26-year-old visual artist and advertising brand strategist in Pittsburgh. For six months, Boyd blasted his Spice Girls CDs (yes, he still has them) for up to five hours a day as he completed a series of impressionistic oil paintings of Posh, Ginger, Scary, Sporty and Baby. They are currently on display at The Inn, a city art gallery, along his trove of Spice Girls memorabilia (lunch boxes, dolls, teen magazines, ect.) and photos showing his 11-year-old self dressed up in an orange wig and Union Jack-stamped top. (via Meet Terrence Boyd, the Dude Who Loves Spice Girls So Much He Creates Spice Girls Paintings | NOISEY)
"No matter how popular he or she may become, a consultant is merely a commentator on the sidelines and not brave enough to get on the field, even just once a decade. We know the world changes fast today, which demands anyone giving advice to step back now and then to match their egos with experience."
Avoid over-thinking and social comparison.
Practice acts of kindness.
Nurture social relationships.
Develop strategies for coping
Learn to forgive.
Increase flow experiences.
Savor life’s joys.
Commit to your goals.
Take care of your body."