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You wouldn’t have a story without the good vs evil, but beyond the entertainment factor, have you dug deep into the bad guys’ backstories and explored what makes them tick? While it may seem unconventional, we can learn a good deal about ourselves by looking at the ethical reasoning behind decisions made by some of pop-cultures reigning supervillains. Yes, villains have ethics! There is a psychological and a philosophical reason behind every decision a supervillain makes. Here’s a breakdown of a few of our top modern-day supervillains.Read more

For some educators, the back to school season means more than stocking up on supplies and new outfits for the first day of school. A recent graduate may be planning to launch a teaching career, and long-time professionals may consider new opportunities for growth. As the teacher shortage intensifies to a critical level, we explore the U.S states with the highest demand for educators.Read more

At times, we end up scratching our heads, wondering which, if any, of the newest ideas could work for us. Instead, I want to turn our attention to a concept whose foundation predates buzz words. I want to talk about creating a Culture of Support.Read more

It may be summer vacation but educators are always looking for ways to enhance the student experience. There are so many sites competing for your attention it is hard to sift through them all. We have put together a list of some of the best websites and apps for teachers today. This is not exhaustive by any means but it certainly gets you started.Read more

There is no single definition of "success." Many different people have their own interpretation of the word that is often based on personal values, experiences, beliefs and other complex factors. Sometimes it's a mix of factual evidence and emotional sentiments that influence its meaning, while other times it can skew stronger in one direction than the other.Read more

In order to analyze our own work life balance we have to first define what it means. There are some great definitions out there that can get us started but what it really comes down to is evaluating what our personal values and experiences are. The process involves understanding ourselves and the forces that are at play in our daily schedules. Based on a few basic questions and work life balance assessment tools you can discover what it means in your life.Read more

As time accelerates our lives to nearly light speed, it can be difficult to manage all of the things we should and should not do, especially with all of the devices at our disposal that keep us connected with our networks around the clock. Here we talk about the top things you need to stop doing now to create a better work-life balance. It involves balancing the scales with your time and technology use. There are some things you may be doing at work that you should stop right now.Read more

With technology making it easier for us to access work from anywhere, it is harder and harder to separate professional time from personal time. Some people may take pride in working non-stop but boundaries must be set before it takes a toll on their physical and mental health. We are bombarded by emails, phone calls and to-do lists, and if you are like me, the work week is a constant reminder of just how precious our time is.Read more

Location. Location. Location. House hunting requires a significant amount of business sense and self-reflection since our places of residence often help shape our professional and personal life experiences. We consider everything: our career opportunities, costs of living, expenses and cultural support for making a home in an area where we can also live out our personal interests. Some places in America are actually better than others in finding a balance between career, social and familial commitments. Check out some of our top picks for best work life balance cities.Read more

Summer is here and the kids are looking forward to their break. You want to make the time together special but you have a million things to do. Down at the pool your attempts to complete that homework assignment is competing with calls of "Mom/Dad watch this!," as they try to perfect the dive or belly flop. You answer with, "That's great" even though you didn't quite catch the entry. As a parent you know that multitasking is an essential tool in order to manage your life, but in the back of your mind you have always known what scientists...Read more

Part of maintaining a healthy balance between work and life not only involves beating burnout at work but also includes taking care of your physical wellbeing. One of the main reasons it is so challenging to fit exercise into our busy schedules is that it’s simply not part of our daily routine. Brushing our teeth is easy because we are used to it, and the same can be true for fitness.Read more