Does Your Partner Complete You or Inspire You?

Does Your Partner Complete You or Inspire You?

The key distinction between relationships that perish and those that flourish. In a famous scene from the Oscar-nominated film Jerry Maguire, dashing leading man Jerry — a successful and handsome sports agent played by Tom Cruise — suddenly returns to his estranged wife. He proclaims to Dorothy, portrayed by Renée Zellweger, “You complete me.” Touched and teary-eyed after his declaration, she…

The Business Value Of Mindfulness

The Business Value Of Mindfulness

No reasonable person doubts that basic literacy is a fundamental business skill. After all, you won’t get far if you can’t read and write. So too with basic social and communication skills. But mindfulness? Is mindfulness—a practiced nonjudgmental in-the-moment awareness rooted in meditation, Buddhism and yoga—also becoming an important business tool? Organizations like the Institute for…

The Solution to Unemployment? Turning Job Seekers into Job Creators

The Solution to Unemployment? Turning Job Seekers into Job Creators

75 million youth worldwide are currently looking for work, with many more not being accounted for as they live and work in informality. In terms of youth unemployment, the ILO has warned of a “scarred” generation of young workers facing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious work in developed countries, as…

How Moving Your Body Keeps Your Brain Sharp

How Moving Your Body Keeps Your Brain Sharp

Compelling evidence shows exercise improves memory and cognition. For example, a 2010 study on primates revealed that regular exercise helped the monkeys learn new tasks twice as quickly as non-exercising monkeys, and researchers believe this might hold true for people as well. How Exercise Protects and Improves Brain Function Previous research has demonstrated that exercise…

Giftivism: the practice of radically generous acts that transform the world

Giftivism: the practice of radically generous acts that transform the world

Nipun Mehta is the founder of ServiceSpace (formerly Charity Focus), an incubator of projects that works at the intersection of volunteerism, technology and gift-economy. What started as an experiment with four friends in the Silicon Valley has now grown to a global ecosystem of over 350000 members. Nipun has received many awards, including the Jefferson…