The Pattern of Preferences: Why We Like What We Like

The Pattern of Preferences: Why We Like What We Like Have you ever found yourself gravitating towards the same things repeatedly, like buying a style of shirt only to later realize you already own eight similar shirts hanging in your closet? This phenomenon is not just a quirky habit but a reflection of our deeper…

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Viewing the World Through a Lens of Curiosity

In a world that’s constantly evolving, where change is as persistent as pop culture trends — something teenagers like to remind me I’m always a beat behind on — curiosity is a vital skill. It’s not merely a fleeting interest or a passing phase; rather, it’s a lifestyle—a lens to look through and an ongoing…

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9 Ways to Balance Time in Today’s Modern Era

Time management is a lasting and formidable challenge. Throughout history, we’ve learned to track, divide, and measure time, but these days, more and more of us are trying, in vain it seems, to capture it. Most of us can barely manage our time let alone master it — it’s too stubborn in its onward march…

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Connecting Through Cuisine: Pittsburgh’s Community Bond Anchored through Culinary Diversity

Pittsburgh, often renowned for its industrial heritage, steel roots, and resilient spirit, holds a vibrant tapestry of diverse traditions that weave together the city’s unique neighborhoods and cultures. As a self-proclaimed foodie, I can attest that our culinary landscape is a unique opportunity for cross-generational connection, community bonding, and cultural exchange.  Just a few years…

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Embracing the Magic of Process: A Practical Guide to 2024

Throughout 2023, I’ve had the privilege of learning from some of the world’s greatest masters of their craft. And oddly, my conversation with each of these titans of industry – the business leader, the athlete, the orator, the professor, the singer – did not focus on their achievements or accomplishments. Instead, I’ve been thirsty to…

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Nurses: From Bedside Care to Healthcare Leadership & Beyond

From the early days of modern nursing, especially during times of war and epidemics, nurses have worked on the frontlines, often without the recognition they deserve. Long gone are the all white uniforms — full-length skirts, high collars, fitted aprons, and caps. And while nurses have always been critical to healthcare, it’s only in recent…

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Developing a Global Mindset

In an increasingly interconnected world, it’s more important than ever to adopt a global mindset. This kind of perspective isn’t limited to world travelers or those who have experienced different cultures firsthand; it’s a mindset that encourages people to view the world through a broader lens of curiosity and acceptance. It requires shifting one’s worldview…

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What Gets Measured Gets Done: 5 Concrete Steps to Gauge Corporate Belonging

Over the last decade, there has been an expansion of corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs; however, since 2020, what was once viewed as an off-shoot of human resources has rapidly evolved into an essential component of running a business. More recently, “belonging” — as in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) — has…

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