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God, Cellphones, Quarterly Earnings and the Search for the Common Good

God, Cellphones, Quarterly Earnings and the Search for the Common Good | ap english? | Scoop.it
"Our life together can be better." That's the opening sentence of an important new book by Jim Wallis called On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned About Serving the Common Good. Wallis wrote it while taking a three-month sabbatical last year, in the midst of the 2012 election -- a break that allowed him to get a broader perspective on what was going on in American public life. The book draws inspiration from Abraham Lincoln's famous line: "[M]y concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side..." For Wallis, the key to being on God's side is a focus on the common good. But, as Wallis saw vividly during his sabbatical, that doesn't seem to be the direction things are currently headed in our country. Instead of strengthening our commitment to equality, social justice, and our sense of unity as a nation, our public and political discourse is breaking us apart.
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Article in which she discusses religion, politics, MORE TECHNOLOGY, AND MORE FREAKING BUSINESS AND HOW IT ALL TIES INTO THE COMMON GOOD

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Hemingway, Thoreau, Jefferson and the Virtues of a Good Long Walk

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Solvitur ambulando -- "it is solved by walking." This phrase refers to the 4th century Greek philosopher Diogenes's response to the question of whether motion is real -- he got up and walked. "It is solved by walking." As it turns out, there are many other problems to which walking is the solution. For instance: In our culture of overwork, burnout, and exhaustion, how do we tap into our creativity, our wisdom, our capacity for wonder, our well-being and our ability to connect with what we really value? Solvitur ambulando. By walking we move through the world not just physically, but also spiritually. Often by "taking a walk" we mean that we're not walking to get anywhere in particular. But even when we are walking toward a destination, when we're walking to connect two places, the in-between -- the space, the interval -- can be more important.
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The benefits of walking on critical thinking, stress reduction and quality of life, compared to that of immobility which causes more negative health effects on the body.

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We Made It! Looking Back on Our Unplugging Challenge

We Made It! Looking Back on Our Unplugging Challenge | ap english? | Scoop.it
I've just returned from the most amazing place. I'm not talking about Hawaii, where I spent the holidays with my daughters, my sister and my ex-husband -- though it was lovely, and all the more so because of the foot of snow that's greeted my return ...
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This article is about Arianna's unplug challenge from technology during her vacation in Hawaii. She depicts the struggles of not having technology as well as talks about the dependency of modern youth and younger adults on cell phones, computers, and social media.

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Burnout: The Disease of Our Civilization

Burnout: The Disease of Our Civilization | ap english? | Scoop.it
Since launching our Third Metric campaign -- to redefine success beyond money and power to include well-being, wisdom, our ability to wonder and to give back -- I've been seeing things through a Third Metric lens. And what I see is a split-screen world. On one side, we have endless examples of how the business world still hasn't changed and continues to glorify an approach to measuring success that leads to burnout. On the other side of the screen, there are more and more examples from companies large and small of prioritizing well-being. One of the primary things keeping many businesses from adopting more sustainable metrics of success is the stubborn -- and dangerously wrongheaded -- myth that prioritizing health and well-being is incompatible with a healthy bottom line; and that there is a trade-off between high performance and taking care of ourselves. As countless studies show, this couldn't be less true.
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The negative health effects that work related stress has on a person which affects the work quality, Huffington offers her opinion that employers should care more about their employees health and take care of them in order to get better work quality and keep their employees healthy.

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Benvenuti a L'Huffington Post!

Benvenuti a L'Huffington Post! | ap english? | Scoop.it

ional article in which she claims it would improve italian culture adn way of life as well as their economy.I'm delighted to announce the launch of L'Huffington Post, bringing HuffPost's signature mix of news, blogging, community, and social engagement to Italy. I've always had a great fondness for the boot-shaped country and as a Greek, I feel a kinship with a fellow Mediterranean land where someone is always trying to get you to eat something and nothing starts on time. READ MOREIt's Exponential: Introducing Impact X Today I'm delighted to announce the launch of Impact X, our newest section in the HuffPost Impact family, which will highlight the change-making power when humanity and technology come together. READ MOREThe Big Push Here's a thought exercise: what will the day be like when we finally defeat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria? With the launch of The Big Push campaign we hope this might be more than a thought exercise. READ MORE

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a promotional article in which she claims that her new website will help the Italians speak out their culture as well as their economy.

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Huffington Magazine This Week: A New Kind of Love

Huffington Magazine This Week: A New Kind of Love | ap english? | Scoop.it
In this week's issue, just in time for Valentine's Day, Bianca Bosker looks at a kind of love that's increasingly commonplace in our tech-obsessed culture -- the virtual relationship....
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