Dear Kids: Lessons I’ve Learned From Years of Work As You Are About to Do the Same

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Pete Louison tells passes along sage advice to his twenty-something year old kids who are about to enter the workforce.

What Losing My Father At Age 21 Taught Me About Life


Call both of your parents, have a conversation with them and tell them you love them. Do this, because one day you won’t be able to do so and then you just might regret it.

The 50 Things I Want My Son To Know


A young writer shares what he’ll teach his future son.

The LEGO Movie: You Can Take Awesome With You

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Whit Honea on “The LEGO Movie,” the toys it inspired, and the joy of building it together.

Satsang with My Mother


Igor Kufayev’s mother taught him about more than manners. She supplied life lessons that lead to a spiritual homecoming.

10 Leadership Lessons from Super Heroes (And Super Villains)

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Michael Kasdan believes that good leadership is a super power. And so he looks to his mentors—the super heroes—for advice.

Rudolph’s Dad Is a Jerk: What My Daughter Taught Me About Modern Christmas


Jim Gray watches his all-time favorite Christmas Special with his daughter, and is taken aback by her insightfulness. When did things change?

I Was My Girlfriend’s First Boyfriend: Tips for Newcomers

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Nick Jurczak realizes both the awesomeness and the responsibility of being the first boyfriend his girlfriend has ever had. He shares what he had learned.

Mark Twain, the Depth


Professor Bobkoff is not returning to campus this fall, but his daughter will never forget what he taught her.

My Parents Taught Me Four Things. They Finally Sunk In.

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Nick Jurczak reflects on the various lessons that his parents taught him that you’ll never learn in college.

15 Surprisingly Practical Things I’ve Learned from My Kid

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Children are full of knowledge, and Tom Burns has learned some lessons.

The Conscious Choice to be Chosen

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Considered the Voice of Chicago, one millennial male could have used influence to distract, instead he used his powers for impact.

5 Lessons My Kids Learned From the Government Shutdown

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Kyle Wiley made the most of the government shutdown by using it as a teaching tool for his two young children.

Want to Know Why Students Are Disrespectful in School? Let’s Listen to a Student.

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Tommy Raskin looks at the issues that he sees as spawning disrespect in school.

My Lightbulb Moment: The Genders & Cooking


In the exasperated moment when that, yes, admittedly sexist, sentence came out of my mouth, everything changed for me.

Discovering the Secrets of Life from Pint-Sized Teachers

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Jason Leister has discovered that teachers are everywhere ready to share the lessons we need to learn.