Written by Maureen Downey


At this weekend’s 2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival, I am introducing Kim Bearden, cofounder, executive director, and language arts teacher at the Ron Clark Academy, the well-known middle school and educator training facility in Atlanta.
Bearden’s book,...


Written by Jonnelle Marte


Sending kids off to college is about more than decorating the dorm room.


Parents also need to school their children about budgeting, the risks of using credit cards and other money issues, financial advisers say. Habits they form now can help — or hurt — in...


Erik Wahl, author of “UnThink”, recounts how he learned from his kids that letting go is one of the best things that a parent—and a leader—can do.


I have three boys. As they were growing up, we invented a strategic creativity workshop called “Crazy Daddy Time.”...


With summer coming to a close soon, lots of people are bemoaning the end to their annual ritual of taking time off. I know I’m sad summer is almost over. About 15 years ago, my husband and I decided that we would take two consecutive weeks off every year.


We found that one week wasn’t...


 


The charitable cause that is sweeping across social media has found its way to Ron Clark, co-founder of the Ron Clark Academy. Clark took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) in front of a mass audience, calling out Kenny Ray Adams, Joey...


Since 1993, Bruce Tulgan has been researching the challenges business leaders, managers and supervisors in the workforce face.


His findings are the foundation of 19 books and numerous management training programs and he has become a popular management advisor and speaker. Using the results of his...


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On Tuesday, August 19, Nick Clooney [pictured left] spoke at OZ Nashville about why he has joined forces with 917 Society, a non-profit organization dedicated the educating the youth on the meaning and importance of the U.S. Constitution


Carrying a personal copy of the US Constitution wherever...


he woman who put athletes in pink and turned millions of people into walking and running global forces for good was today honored for her innovation and vision by female sports leaders at the Cynopsis Sports Women of Action Summit.

Nancy G. Brinker, founder and chair of global strategy for the...


 


Written by Sandra Gonzalez


Magic is all around us — at least, that's what the magicians on Syfy's upcoming reality competition show, Wizard Wars, will show viewers.


On the show, skilled illusionists are challenged to create mind-blowing tricks out of household objects — from a...


There are times when you’re right but you wish you weren’t. This is one of those times.

Ten years ago, a reader wrote to me asking for advice about his relationship with his girlfriend. It was near Valentine’s Day, and he wanted to ask her to marry him. But he had major...