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By Maria Murnane, Posted June 12th 2017

I recently met a debut author who was kind enough to give me a signed copy of her indie novel. I liked her a lot and really wanted to like her book too, as I’m always rooting for indie authors (and of course am always looking for a good read). Unfortunately, however, I...


It’s so important to make your vacation an actual vacation, so we asked Juliet Funt, CEO of White Space At Work,, to provide three quick tips to make the most of your vacation.

1) Debate Guilt - If fully disconnecting makes you feel like you’re shirking your duties at work (because no...


Choosing the Right Path, Knowing Your Passion & Overcoming Adversity

Life tends to give us a lot of signs—who to marry, what job to take, where to live. Sometimes these signs are unmistakable, sticking out in your life like a speed limit sign on a desolate highway or they’re hidden...


When the Common Core State Standards were rolled out in Colorado in 2010, it was a challenge. At first, my colleagues and I at Doull Elementary in southwest Denver struggled to understand this monumental change. We read the documents, pored over the appendices and wrestled...


It was meant to be a lighthearted exercise. But things quickly got heavy after Kyle Schwartz asked her third-grade students to finish the sentence “I wish my teacher knew … ”

Many of the Denver students come from underprivileged homes, and their notes were heartbreaking. They...


When Kyle Schwartz started teaching third grade at Doull Elementary School in Denver, she wanted to get to know her students better. She asked them to finish the sentence “I wish my teacher knew.”

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The responses were eye-opening for Ms. Schwartz. Some children were struggling with...


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As I've articulated in the last several Forbes.com articles, I believe that oil prices are going to drift much lower over the coming year. I keep harping on it because I am fighting a pervasive bullish bias in the financial media and in street expectations. It's...


When to use THAT and when to use WHICH

On May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments |  Grammar tips |

On the heels of my post about when to use “who” vs. “that,” today I thought I’d address an equally thorny differentiation: “that” vs. “which.”

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How to make innovative thinking and strategic workplace skills your ticket to success

In a time of economic disruption, unprecedented downsizings, budgetary cutbacks and the constant pressure to outsource more and more routine functions (and the employees who perform them), advice on professional...