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How to reinvent yourself during a mid-career crisis

What do Mark Zuckerberg, Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett and certain other top .05 percenters have in common? All of them want to give while they live — not just in wills or big checks, but here and nowand also within their work. Turns out, every person is internally scripted to help other people. If … Continued

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8 WAYS TO BE A GOOD INTERVIEW

We surveyed three top broadcasters–two from radio, one from television–who have interviewed people like you, as one put it, “since the earth was cooling,” which could mean 6,000 years or billions of years, your call. By every measure, this is seasoned advice for anyone who gets near a microphone, and our advice, as you read, is to mentally cut, paste, and hit save.

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Lefties Living in a Right-Handed World

Did you know only 10 percent of the world population is left handed? That number is mind-boggling to me. Then again, I think about spilling water every morning when making coffee, and I am quickly reminded that I’m living in a right-handed world.

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Truett and Technology

Five years ago I had the great honor of meeting Truett Cathy, late founder of Chick-fil-A. He’s become synonymous with wealth and generosity (an unusual combination), and perhaps more notably, Christianity. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven into a Chick-fil-A parking lot on Sunday only to find… yep, you know the feeling. Dang you, Sunday!

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Doing Illness Well

When a left-brain patient comes out the other side of a serious diagnosis, surgery and recovery, what do you get? In this case, sharp insights and a few ingenious shortcuts through the management side of illness.

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CONTENTMENT

Suffocation . . . heat stroke . . . barbaric deaths for people packed into the back of a tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot just 90 minutes from my house. My heart sinks.

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IT’S TIME TO BREAK UP.

I take pleasure in reducing clutter, disorder, bad habits, excess, and the past. Regardless of the medium, there is value gained in white space—both physical and mental. One feeds the other.

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Goodbye to Glen Nishimura

Julie and I were in D.C. for a Religion Newswriters Conference when Cathy Grossman–legendary USA Today writer on the religion beat–toured us through USA Today headquarters, very like a shining city on a hill.

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