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Anatomy of a Tyrannical Boss

Anatomy of a Tyrannical Boss

Tyrannical bosses get results. They vault over deadlines, whip their employees to high performance, and drag the office toward their quarterly goals. These so-called office dictators often achieve their goals – but at what human cost? According to a survey...
How Music Can Fight Delinquency

How Music Can Fight Delinquency

As a creative medium of expression, music has allowed humans to transcend boundaries, overcome conflict, and identify with each other. I’ve authored previous blog posts about the usage of music in the medical field, but I’ve only scratched the surface of the benefits...
Treblemakers—Using Music to Help Those in Need

Treblemakers—Using Music to Help Those in Need

How many individuals, if asked, do you think would want to have a soundtrack to their lives? I suspect that many, given the chance, would have an interesting time with a band or orchestra underscoring every moment that they experience. More to the point, why is this...
Defeating Delinquency—Athletics in At-Risk Communities

Defeating Delinquency—Athletics in At-Risk Communities

The United States of America has one of the highest juvenile delinquency rates in the industrialized world. Inevitably, a slew of factors are blamed for the high rate of juvenile crime, including violence in media, parental neglect, and lack of positive outlets. In...
Rhythm of Life—Emotion Through Musical Cognition

Rhythm of Life—Emotion Through Musical Cognition

Music plays a vital role in society, transcending cultures across the globe. It is a pure conveyance of emotions, capturing feelings that language fails to describe, something that is not readily understood. How exactly can music influence our emotions? Is it the...
Lonya the Violinist

Lonya the Violinist

When not spending my time engaging in various philanthropic endeavors or offering my guidance to Forum Capital Group, I sincerely enjoy playing the violin. Holding a Masters of Arts from the Academy of Culture and Arts in Russia, I have been fortunate enough develop...
The Sound of Music in Education

The Sound of Music in Education

Music education serves an absolutely integral role in the American educational system. There is an abundance of substantiated evidence supporting the positive associations of music in education. Yet, it is all too common for music programs to be scrapped in favor of...
Education and Competition

Education and Competition

Competitive sports in adolescent education has time and time again proved themselves to be a vital factor in propelling academic prowess. While the physical benefits of playing sports is highly publicized through the likes of campaigns such as the NFL’s Play 60, the...