On Giving and Philanthropy

In the conventional sense, philanthropy means “love for mankind, usually demonstrated by giving money to, or doing work for, other people.” When it comes to financial philanthropy, most people who give generously are those who already consider themselves...

The Importance of Meditation

Meditation does serve a rather serious purpose. I recently read an article about Max Planck, who won a Nobel Prize for his work with atoms.  After years of study and research, Planck eventually said that he could only know one thing–that some invisible force...

How to Hook Your Kids on Reading Books

Reading has stiff competition, as books continually lose out to computers, TVs, video games, even texting.   Indeed, the National Endowment for the Arts found that the percentage of 13- to 17-year-olds reading for pleasure stood at 31% in 1984, 22% in 2004, and...