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Goodlifer: Richard Branson Tells Employees: Take as Much Vacation as You Want

Richard Branson Tells Employees: Take as Much Vacation as You Want

If you want to get a European living in the US riled up about something, start discussing vacation time. Most American companies give their employees two weeks paid vacation every year. In that…

Goodlifer: On the 100th Anniversary of Mother's Day, Remembering its Feminist, Non-Commercial Origins

On the 100th Anniversary of Mother’s Day, Remembering its Feminist, Non-Commercial Origins

Mother’s Day turns 100 this year. Although it’s become one of the most commercialized U.S. holidays, resulting in a projected 20 billion in spending and trailing only Christmas and Valentine’s Day in greeting…

Goodlifer: 6 Fun Super Bowl Facts

6 Fun Super Bowl Facts – Things You Didn’t Know About NFL Football

Super Bowl Sunday is almost an American holiday. People throw parties, indulge in copious amounts of beer and finger foods, and suddenly become expert advertising commentators. Instead of dwelling on speculations over who’s…

Goodlifer: Like Scarlett Johansson, You Can Have Your Bubbles and Reduce Your Impact Too

Like Scarlett Johansson, You Can Have Your Bubbles and Reduce Your Impact Too

Sparkling water is a great alternative to less healthy beverages. A cold glass of (alcohol-free) bubbly with a fresh lemon wedge can be incredibly satisfying. It’s actually one of my current obsessions. Although…

Goodlifer: My Mandela Moment

My Mandela Moment

As a great man passes on, I am grateful to have had the honor of spending two of his approximately 50,170,000 minutes on earth with him. In spring of 2000, I visited South…

Goodlifer: Please Like Me - Celebrating The Difficulties That Make Us Unique

Please Like Me – Celebrating The Difficulties That Make Us Unique

There’s a lot we don’t share for fear of not being liked. By breaking the silence and talking about difficult things, we can also start breaking the stigma. That is the idea behind…

There’s only one very good life…

For the past few weeks, I’ve been enjoying the good life in Europe. I also got hitched. More about all that soon, but for the moment I wanted to leave you with a…

Goodllifer: Imagine a World Without Hate

Imagine a World Without Hate

In honor of the organization’s Centennial Year in 2013, the Anti-Defamation League just launched a campaign that asks what it would be like to live in a world without hate. The powerful video,…

Goodlifer: Startup Stories: Modavanti - Moving Fashion Forward

Startup Stories: Modavanti – Moving Fashion Forward

Starting a new business can be a tough challenge, but there are many amazing small business that are embarking on this journey with great success every day. In this article series, find out…

Goodlifer: Obama Gets a Chance to Finish What He Started

In Second Term, Obama Takes on Marriage Equality, Gun Control & Climate Change

This morning, Barack Obama renewed his oath of office, officially marking the start of his second term in the White House. No longer having to worry about spending a significant amount of his…

Goodlifer: Make 2013 Your Happiest Year Ever

Make 2013 Your Happiest Year Ever

The start of a new year is a perfect opportunity to take a moment to reassess our situation and make sure we’re heading in the direction we want. According to the Mayan calendar,…

#itshappening - Real Signs of a Brighter Future

#itshappening – Real Signs of a Brighter Future

We are all used to hearing news reports about things that go horribly wrong, but what about stories of things that are actually going right? There are plenty of those too, and maybe…

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