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Books

The Blessing of Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture"

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand,” said computer science professor Randy Pausch in the last lecture he gave before he died of pancreatic cancer in 2008. Here’s his advice.

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Estate Planning

A Trust Is Like a Contract That's on Steroids

“While a contract is an agreement between two parties that sets out the rights and responsibilities that each party owes to the other,” says Estate Planning attorney Lisa Hughes, “a trust is a contract on steroids.”

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Food

Is Butter Good for You?

If you have been avoiding butter to stay slim and healthy, you may be surprised by the results of a new research study showing that butter elevates blood fats after a meal considerably less than olive oil.

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Great Spots to Work

Linden Row Inn, Richmond

Linden Row Inn is a relaxing spot to work when you are staying at the hotel, making it a good option when visiting Richmond for business, and it’s a great spot for local entrepreneurs looking for an in-town getaway to recharge.

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Hiring

Giving Thanks for Your Professional Network

“Not a day goes by that I am not grateful for my network of colleagues and friends,” says Hiring and HR expert Barbara Mitchell. “Of course, this network didn’t come together overnight.” Here’s how she did it, and how you can, too.

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History

The Blessing of Being a Grateful American

What does it mean to be a Grateful American? Gilder Lehrman President Jim Basker interviews David Bruce Smith on why he founded the Grateful American™ Foundation—and how he hopes to make it fun for kids to learn about history.

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Intuition Rules

Do It Anyway

Are you looking for personal meaning and deep happiness in a crazy world? Then you’ll enjoy Kent M. Keith’s book, “Do It Anyway.”

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Live Love Laughing

Why Giving Is Good for You

Holding on to some of your money is prudent, but hoarding is not, insists philanthropist Tim McCarthy. Here’s why.

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Networking

Did You Know That Networking Can Make You Smarter?

It’s true, networking makes you smarter, according to Andrea Kuszewski, who recently wrote about the topic in Scientific American.

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PR Rules

The Blessing of Great PR

Did you see our interview about “PR Rules” on “Let’s Talk Live?” Many thanks to reporter Sonya Gavankar and News Channel 8.

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Public Speaking

Embracing the Blessing of Criticism

“Even though criticism can sting, it is also a gift,” insists Public Speaking expert Hilary Blair. “One thing is certain: We must be open to criticism in order to improve.”

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Inkandescent Radio

Tom Shroder Talks About the Surprising Healing Properties of LSD in "Acid Test"

LSD might help veterans with PTSD, and those struggling with depression, alcoholism, and stress-related disorders.

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Retirement

The Five Scariest Financial Mistakes People Make

“I really enjoy a good scare; in fact I used to love horror movies,” says CFP® Howard Pressman. But now “what scares the pants off” of him are the common financial mistakes he sees people make.

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Self-Help

Is Your Body Language Sabotaging Collaboration?

“Most leaders today are aware of the need to look confident, powerful, and assertive, but fewer understand the impact of empathy and warmth. And this may be more of a career-limiting factor than they know,” says Carol Kinsey Goman.

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Speakers Bureau

What Do You Need to Know About PR?

What do you do? Why do you do it? How do you do it? Answer these three questions to harness the power of your PR campaign.

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Inkandescent TV

What's New on: ARTiculate TV

Are you ready to unlock your public speaking potential? That’s the question Hilary Blair and Robin Miller ask—and answer—in each monthly episode of “Studio Time With Hilary & Robin,” on ARTiculate TV. Don’t miss an episode.

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Truly Amazing Women™ Who Are Changing the World

How Can Women End Domestic Violence?

Employment is the key for abused women to regain dignity and independence, says Ludy Green.

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Wealth

The Financial Power of Giving Thanks

What are you doing this holiday season to share your wealth with others? Wealth Management expert Rita Cheng offers some ideas on how you can give back.

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