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Lately I've come across a tremendous amount of stories and people who will inspire you and help you achieve your goals and continue striving. I am no longer working full-time in journalism (but I am working full time), which is why you will notice posts will be...
We experienced this inspiration from Istanbul. Go through this inspiring story from Istanbul to know more. We met a shop owner recently in Istanbul. He as a young teen walked all the way from Afghanistan to Istanbul. It took him eight months but he made it....
A little while ago Heather Johnson and I met up to discuss what it's like being a big sister, also known as a big, through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. Her insight is vast--from talk about her first time meeting up with her little brother, also known as her...
Different regions of the country average different incomes. Here is a breakdown of income by region from 2007 and 2008, the latest data available from the U.S. Census: Be sure to comment!
Even before the economic downturn, young strivers averaged a salary that was much less than more established people--and this phenomena is still occurring. Check out the below chart with information provided by the U.S. Census that breaks down the average income in...
We all know eating a balanced diet is important, but when you are trying to boost your smarts, some foods seem to be more important to grub than others. Here is another Q & A with nutritionist Leslie Malloy, this time on ways to increase intelligence.
The other day I was fortunate enough to catch up with Misak Pirinjian of Tony's Shoe and Luggage Repair in Mill Valley, California. Over two decades ago, after attending law school and then working in the field, he left for the leather repair business and has become...
There is so much talk about drinking your way to more energy, but does it really work? Here are four quick answers from nutritionist Leslie Malloy, Ph.D., to burning questions. Be sure to check out the energy drink nutrition breakdown website and the energy calculator links at the end of this post as well.
Even if you do not have a job, you should carry a business card so that when you meet someone the two of you can stay in contact. Here are four lessons for creating a clean and effective one even when your path may be a bit murky.
The Bay Area has many tech entrepreneurs and Mathieu Thouvenin is one of those special people. Before even moving here from the South of France he started GSM Online, one of the first French portals about mobile phones and once here his accomplishments include starting iPhone applications like Voila. When we met Thouvenin discussed his successes and offered tips for strivers. You want to read on.
With unemployment rates at the highest they have been since the records started being kept, choosing and finding a career that best suits you tends to demand much more effort and resources. Here is a map that lists some places in San Francisco that can help strivers...
Covering your feet on par with your attire and comfort is important, but is not the whole picture when it comes to shoes. To reap the most benefits, you must also abide by basic home organization rules as well. Get the most out of your collection by reading these five tips.
We often hear about devastation, but few of us actually take matters into our own hands. Olga Murray, founder of the Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation, is one of those rare heroes. Read this exclusive interview with the altruist. Highlights include what spurred her action, how she did it, and how you can help.
With budget slashes and high unemployment, being successful in anything is increasingly reliant on sales—and ways to engage transactions are relatively easy and can even be fun. Read these five ways I set a sales record while still attending high school, and then share your tips—so we can all continue improving.
There are many doctors, but Dr. Rokeach is inspiring because he is an emergency room one–in addition to being director of medical transport and chief of staff of his hospital, and president of the San Francisco Medical Society. Check out this audio of the California Pacific Medical Center physician on urgent care rounds, his coming to be a doctor, and advice for strivers.
The explosion of blogging has led to a plethora of republications that violate fair use. While only a small percentage actually end up in a lawsuit–if anything the violator usually receives a cease and desist order, it is best to try navigating away from problems. Here are some points to help you stay safe.
With so many registries, you probably have many accounts floating around. But are you keeping them as organized and safe as necessary? Here are four tips based on my experience for never forgetting or having all of your accounts hacked into.
As today’s world grows in interconnectedness, it is crucial to know multicultural relations–and this can be beneficial in more areas that just business. To stay savvy in international environments, be sure to check out these four quick tips.
Most Americans have come to see that myths about HIV are false. But much of this progress came from the struggles of advocates like Pedro Zamora. After watching his biopic, Pedro, I wrote this quick post to relay two traits–openness and passion–that helped raise HIV awareness during a time of ignorance. I hope this helps you secure success in HIV and/or other social justice work.
Everyone has different mediums for accessing information, so additionally to the text recap here is the audio of insight from Jim Fraser, a former president of Levi Strauss and Company, a top 25 realtor, and a councilman. At under five minutes long, his experiences and lessons are surely worth your time.