Compassion 101: It's Time for Schools to Come Out

Walking into the art class at the Morris Innovative High School, it’s impossible to miss the large mural on the wall. Painted by the students, it’s a beautiful depiction of their life stories inspired by watching the film Documented, about the undocumented American (and founder of Define American) Jose Antonio Vargas. Unique, however, is that […]

Periods Cost A Lot, So NYC Schools Are Giving Low-Income Girls Free Tampons

Girls who come from low-income families say they’re sometimes reluctant to ask their parents to buy tampons or pads. So New York City schools are doing something about it.  Starting this week, girls at 25 public schools in Queens and the Bronx will have complimentary sanitary protection available in school restrooms, according to the New […]

Study Sheds Insight Into Teen Sexuality, And It May Surprise You

A new survey has found that when it comes to sexuality and gender, teens report occupying a wider spectrum than ever before.  The New York-based J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group found that 48 percent of “Generation Z,” defined as those between the ages of 13 and 20, identified themselves as “exclusively heterosexual.” This represents a […]

Sustainable Development for the Education Set

As a child growing up in Detroit, my friends and I knew that a reliable job in the automotive or manufacturing industry would be among the opportunities available to us after graduation from high school–and that those jobs would mean a stable income and great benefits, a chance to do better than mom and dad, […]


One of mankind’s great passions (and fantasies) is the hope that we can both predict and control the future. And never does this belief become more fashionable — and expensive — than during a Presidential election. Turning to this year’s contest, the rules of the game seemed pretty certain less than a year ago as […]

The Three Types Of Mentors (And Which One You Need Now)

*Originally Published in Forbes I launched my career coaching practice in 2013 with the hope of changing the world for 20 and 30something job hunters. It might sound like a lofty goal, but after going from a dead-end, $30k a year admin job to a counterterrorism management position for the Pentagon, I knew I could […]

What Do You Pay Me to Do?

All job evaluation systems answer the same question for employers: “Are these employees doing what we pay them to do?” In some sectors, this is an easy enough process. If I’m paying you to sell a certain amount of product, I can run the numbers and see if you sold that much product. Anyone who […]