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Coach John Wooden on true success

March 16, 2012

Tags: TED talk, John Wooden, success

Do watch and listen to John Wooden's amusing speech, one of the most popular TED talks:

John Wooden on the difference between winning and success (video of TED talk). His frankness and deadpan humor (more…)

Baby Bigfoot on Ice (the power of a video story)

March 2, 2012

Tags: video, tribute, father, James Walsh, UFOs

I first saw Jim Walsh's video tribute to his father at Video Share, a popular event at the annual Association of Personal Historians conference. Jim's video shows the power of combining old family photos with a moving narrative. If the video doesn't load below, click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SIr7ODvYRc&feature=share)

“Stories are secular prayers,” says Jim, who has also taught (more…)

Purpose Prize: seniors in encore careers with social purpose

March 1, 2012

Tags: encore careers, awards, social good

"The Purpose Prize®, now in its seventh year, is the nation's only large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good. The Prize awards up to $100,000 each to five people in encore careers creating new ways to solve tough social problems. (more…)

Healthy food that isn't yucky

March 1, 2012

Tags: health food, nutrition, food allergies, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, organic

Years ago I tested health food cookbooks for a series for the Washington Post food section, and my family found most of the dishes pretty dreadful. More recently I've found some health-oriented cookbooks that contain really tasty and attractive recipes. I've also found some good sources of information on healthy eating. Start with: The New American Plate Cookbook, a good-for-you cookbook filled with delicious recipes from the American Institute for Cancer Research. I also love a harder-to-find single-issue magazine: Vegetarian Times Presents Healing Foods Cookbook, (more…)