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Sandra Day O’Connor Born: March 26, 1930 El Paso, Texas Known For: First Woman Justice on the Supreme Court of the US Since we recently reviewed the documentary ‘RBG’ in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s birthday, we decided to spend a little more time celebrating......

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices to Start the Conversation on Mental Health Kelly Jensen (ed.) Algonquin Young Readers, 2018. This essay collection, edited by Kelly Jensen, is an excellent primer on the ways that various brains work. All 33 stories are told from a......

Helloooo good friends! I’ve got Friyays this week after Dr. Hinson’s fabulous Paddy’s Day dictums. My stuff focuses on women, as we wrap up Women’s History Month. It’s a little heavy, because the world felt particularly that way this week, but I end with joy,......

The Good Doctors are over the halfway mark for their discussion of AMC’s ‘Dietland.’ For today’s blog we’re talking about Episode 6, ‘Belly of the Beast.’ This episode covered a lot of ground, from Plum’s journey to the pressures of performing to societal expectations for......

When I began to think about the four Irish women to profile in this month’s joint celebration of Women’s History Month and Irish-American Heritage Month, we had just started celebrating the birthday’s of US First Ladies. It seemed only a natural that I would choose......

  Hey all! It’s Dr. Hinson here with my 5 Friyays for the week of St. Patrick’s Day! The Good Doctors are in Pittsburgh for some work, but are also going to celebrate Ireland’s biggest holiday together tomorrow! I’ve got a crackin’ (and decidedly not-Irish......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest recap of AMC’s ‘Dietland.’ Today’s vlog covers Episode 5 ‘Plum Tuckered.’ They have a lot of thoughts about the half-way mark for the show! Join us next week for Episode 6! If you like what we’re doing,......

Matilde Petra Montoya Lafragua Born: March 14, 1859 Mexico City, Mexico Known For: First Female Physician in Mexico For today’s HBDLadies blog, the Good Doctors are sharing their love for lady doctors and saluting the first female physician in Mexico! Initially, Matilde worked as midwife,......

In our continuing celebration of Irish women during Women’s History Month, today’s blog is introducing landscape and portrait painter Nano Reid. Born Ann Margaret Reid in Drogheda, Ireland, Reid is considered one of the best Irish painters of the 20th Century (pictured above, far left).......

Welcome to our latest Leadership Voices! In today’s video, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Julie Golden, the President of Square 2 Marketing. Learn more about Julie’s leadership philosophy and find her contact details in the show notes of the video! Join us for our next video......

Catherine ‘Kate’ Wilson Malcom Born: March 10, 1847 Liverpool, England, UK Known for: New Zealand suffragette Born in England, and raised in Scotland, Kate emigrated to New Zealand with her family in 1868. Following her marriage to William Sheppard, Kate began to advocate for women’s......

Happy International Women’s Day! While we celebrate women all day, every day, we want to acknowledge that this is a special day set aside to focus on the incredible achievements that often go unnoticed. We’re trying to rectify the unnoticed bit as best we can......

Anne Bonny Born: 1700(?) Cork(?), Ireland Known For: Irish pirate in the Caribbean  It’s harder to find a more badass broad from history than Anne Bonny. All we know of her life comes from Charles Johnson’s A General History of the Pyrates, first published in 1724. Though the......

The Good Doctors are here with their continuing coverage of AMC’s ‘Dietland.’ Today their talking about Episode 4 ‘F … This’ and breakdown the toxic implications of ‘bangability’ and the multiple representations of feminism in the show. Join them next week for Episode 5 and......

  Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova Born: March 6, 1937 Bolshoye Maslennikovo, Russia Known For: First woman to have flown in space On June 16, 1963 Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space, when she boarded Vostok 6 and preceded to orbit the Earth 48......

Welcome to Abbey Research’s joint celebration of Women’s History Month and Irish-American Heritage Month. In order to celebrate both those auspicious occasions, we have selected four Irish women for our blog. Each Wednesday, just like with Black History Month, we’ll be profiling an Irish woman.......

Miriam Zenzile Makeba Born: March 4, 1932 Prospect Township, Johannesburg, Union of South Africa Known for: Singer and Civil Right Activist that spoke against Apartheid Miriam Makeba rose to fame in the 1960s when she brought a Pan-Africanist musical movement to the United States. Though......

Hey all! It’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays for the last week of February! I’m delighted that it’s March – mostly because it means we’re closer to Spring, but also because March is Women’s History Month! We’ve got a lot of exciting new......

Join The Good Doctors for their latest ‘Dietland’ vlog! In today’s video, we’re talking about Episode 3 ‘Y Not.’ We have lots of thoughts about the weirdness of this episode, and the very irresponsible representation of detoxing from medication. Let’s crack on! Join us next......

Patria Mercedes Mirabal Reyes Born: February, 27, 1924 Salcedo, Dominican Republic Known For: Revolutionary who opposed the Trujillo dictatorship. “We cannot allow our children to grow up in this corrupt and tyrannical regime, we have to fight against it, and I am willing to give......

Welcome back to our series of blogs celebrating Black History Month by highlighting women of color who we think you should know about. We’ve previously talked about Mary Bowser, Julie Dash, and Marian Anderson. Today we’re talking about Dr. Angela Davis. Davis was born in......

We’re here for our latest Leadership Voices video! For today’s video, Dr. Donnelly spoke to mindset and business coach Becky Mollenkamp! They shared a wonderfully philosophical conversation that you won’t want to miss! Be sure to check out the show notes for all the links......

Hello everyone and welcome to the third week of February, which seems insane. Wasn’t I just complaining about how long January was? I digress. I’m traveling a lot – per usual – and spent most of this week in rain-soaked North Carolina. My favorite rainy......

Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon) Born: February 21, 1933 Tryon, North Carolina, USA Known For: Famed Jazz, Blues, Pop Singer and Civil Rights Activist “All I want is equality, for my sister, my brother, my people, me” is the essential truth of Nina Simone’s......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest coverage of AMC’s ‘Dietland.’ For today’s video we’re chatting about Episode 2 ‘Tender Belly.’ We talk through America’s unhealthy relationship with food and how that relates to self and body image. We also take some time to......

Welcome back to our series of blogs celebrating Black History Month by highlighting women of color who we think you should know about. We’ve previously talked about Mary Bowser and Julie Dash, and today we’re focusing on national treasure Marian Anderson. Anderson was born in......

Marta Viera da Silva Born: February 19, 1986 Dois Riachos, Brazil Known for: 6 time FIFA Player of the Year, “Pele in Skirts” Marta Viera da Silva was born in 1986 and was noticed by a Brazilian coach at age 14. She started playing club......

Queen Seondeok of Silla 595 CE – Feb 17, 647 Born: Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea Known for: being the first female sovereign of Silla  Despite the high probability that Seondeok was born of a prominent family, there are not many reliable records......

Hiya! It’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays for the week that was. Though we’ve had a wintry week in Pittsburgh, the days are getting longer and a bit brighter, and Spring feels like it’s finally on the way. I’ve got a crackin’ list......

Drs. Donnelly and Hinson are back with their pop culture analysis of thought-provoking, interesting, or culturally relevant TV shows. For the next 10 blogs they’ll be discussing AMC’s 1 season wonder ‘Dietland.’ After a few disclaimers, they have lots of thoughts about the first episode......

Welcome back to our series of blogs celebrating Black History Month by highlighting women of color who we think you should know about. Last week, we covered Mary Bowser, and this week we’re moving forward a century or so and talking about Julie Dash. Born......

We’re back with our latest Leadership Voices blog! Today’s post features Business Coach Emi Kirschner! Emi believes that leadership is about inspiring your people and we certainly found her story to be inspiring! Check it out! Be sure to check out the show notes for......

Greetings from cold and rainy Philadelphia, where we are bracing for another cold snap! Hope your weather is more palatable than ours. I had a fabulous week of networking and meeting fellow leadership folks around our area, and I know Dr. H has done the......

Happy February, everyone!! It’s Dr. Hinson here, back with my 5 Friyays! I’m in the camp that felt like January lasted a YEAR, so I could not be happier to see the new month. We’ve a lot going on at Abbey Research but our busyness......

We’re back with our final Netflix recommendation! Today’s video talks through the wonderfulness (yes, that’s a word) of the episode of Chef’s Table featuring Philly based chef Cristina Martinez. This episode is a story of love, food, home, community and migration. Stories that so many......

  Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman Born: Feb 7, 1979 Ta’izz, Yemen Known For: Yemeni journalist, leader of the Jasmine Revolution, face of the Yemeni piece of the Arab Spring     2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman is a journalist, activist, and leader. In......

  As many of you are aware February is Black History Month, a time where we celebrate, highlight, and bring awareness to the impact and achievements of black history and culture on a global scale. For our part, Abbey Research is dedicating a blog series......

    Happiest of birthdays to Mary Fields – known as Stagecoach Mary – the first African American female mail carrier in the U.S. (and the second woman overall). While she was never a formal employee of the USPS due to the nature of mail......

  The Good Doctors wish the very happiest of birthdays to Nobel Prize recipient, Liberian peace activist, and all around complete hero – Leymah Gbowee. Awarded the Nobel Prize in 2011 for her peace work in 2003, but she has not treated that as a......

Bessie Coleman Born: January 26, 1892 Atlanta, Texas, USA Known For: First US woman of African-American and first woman of Native-American descent to hold pilots license Bessie grew up in Texas but moved to Chicago during World War I in order to make a future......

Hello from snowy Pittsburgh! I’m at ARPgh this week as Dr. Hinson and I work away on all the amazing content we are bringing you this year. Y’all, it is intense and awesome. We are spending so much time together, it’s a good thing we’re......

Drs. Donnelly and Hinson are here with their latest Netflix recommendation ‘Atypical.’ Though the Good Doctors differ slightly in their opinions of the show, they both recommend it for different reasons! Check out their thoughts and give Atypical some of your Netflix time! Join us......

Hey all, we’re back with our latest Leadership Voices! In today’s video, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Kathryn Binkley the founder of Alyght! Kathryn is a business strategist and coach. She has some fabulous leadership insights to share with us! Don’t forget to check out all......

Hiya! It’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays for the week of January 18th! We’re busy here at AR HQ getting ready for some exciting new things for 2019 – but I still had time to find my five favorite things from the week......

Have you seen ‘Dumplin” yet? The Good Doctors are back with their latest recommendation of Netflix original content. They have nothing but kind words for this delightful film. Dr. Donnelly shares her personal insights, be sure to check it out! Thanks for joining us! Tune......

Jill Tarter Born: January 16, 1944 New York, USA Known For: Co-Founder of the SETI Institute Jill Tarter has spent more than 40 years working on the search for extraterrestrial life, she is a radio astronomer and the co-founder of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial......

The Good Doctors decided to return to their Hot(ish) Takes series to start the new year! In today’s video they are breaking down Brexit or the British Exit from the European Union. With their expertise in Northern Ireland culture and politics, they have many thoughts......

Janet Campbell Hale Born: January 11, 1946 Riverside, California, USA Known For: Prominent Native American writer Hale comes from Coeur d’Alene, Kutenai, Cree, and Irish heritage. She grew up on the Coeur d’Alene reservation in Idaho and Yakima reservation in Washington. Her parents’ identity and......

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s pretty frigid here in Philadelphia, and therefore I am thankful for warm places to sleep and work. Our thoughts are also with the nearly 1 million federal workers in the U.S. who will miss a paycheck today. If you aren’t among......

Hi, everyone! The Good Doctors are back with their second installment of recommended Netflix original content. Today’s video we discuss Hasan Minhaj’s stand-up special ‘Homecoming King.’ There’s so much to love about this vulnerable, complex, and hilarious show – let’s dig in! Thanks for joining......

Rigoberta Menchú Tum Born: January 9, 1959 Laj Chimel, Quiché, Guatamala Known For: Civil Rights Activism for Indigenous Women and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize Rigoberta was raised in the Quiché branch of the Mayan culture but became involved in social justice work through the Catholic......

Michaela DePrince Born: January 6, 1995 Sierra Leone Known For: Surviving a civil war, becoming a principle ballet dancer. For today’s blog, we’re wishing a very happy birthday to Michaela DePrince, a Sierra Leonean-American ballet dancer. Michaela was born Mabinty Bangura in the war-torn Sierra......

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s Dr. Hinson back with my first Friyays list of 2019! I’m not a big celebrator of the new year, and don’t really truck with resolutions, more on that here, but I do love our weekly celebrations of what we find......

While filling the time before our next TV show analysis, The Good Doctors decided to recommend (and analyze) six of our favorite Netflix original productions. In our first video, we tackle the ever depressing and yet enthralling 7-part documentary series ‘The Keepers.’ Join us next......

Eufrosina Cruz Born: January 1, 1979 Santa María Quiegolani, Oaxaca, Mexico Known For: First indigenous woman to be elected President of the State Congress for Oaxaca.  Welcome to The Good Doctors first Happy Birthday Card to historic women. We will be continuing these HBD posts......

Greetings, all! The Good Doctors are back with their last review of a Hallmark Christmas Movie for 2018! In today’s video, we’re talking tropes and favorite actors – it was definitely our favorite movie of the Christmas movie season, so find out why! Thanks for......

Welcome to the last Friyays of 2018! My week has been full of celebrating and family, with some other moments of joy. Below are the pieces of this week that apply to more than me – or are even a little shareable! Sadly, you all......

Hello, Hallmark lovers! The Good Doctors are back with their second film review of a Hallmark Christmas movie! Due to some technical difficulties they were not able to review ‘Entertaining Christmas’ but since Dr. Donnelly had loads of back-ups on her DVR, we found ‘Pride,......

Greetings everyone! It’s Dr. Hinson here with her 5 Friyays! The Good Doctors have just about recovered from Dr. Donnelly’s family wedding last weekend. Since we spent so much time listening to Christmas music during the festivities, I thought I would share my top 5......

The Good Doctors are delighted to bring a new video feature to our blog! Since it’s almost the end of the year, we are spending our last few videos discussing Hallmark Christmas Movies. In today’s video, we introduce the idea of Hallmark tropes. We also......

Welcome to the middle of December! For us here at ARHQ, we are in the throws of wedding mania as my baby brother ties the knot to his beloved this weekend. We have folks in from a few different countries and several states, and the......

Hey hey, everybody! It’s time for the Season Finale of Season 2!! The Good Doctors are talking about “Mystery Man” which has a crock-pot full of drama and gossip to end out the year! Drs. Donnelly and Hinson are covering it all – so let’s......

  Hey everyone! It’s Dr. Hinson here and purely by chance I’m back with an all video 5 Friyays! Usually, I keep a list of my 5 Friyays by my desk and as I read, hear, see, encounter things, I write them down and as......

Hi, everyone! It’s Dr. Hinson here and in today’s blog I’m sharing my thoughts on our yearly practice of reviewing the whole year at the end, or year end reviews. We do them for movies, music, TV shows, politics, books, you name it, as well......

Welcome to our Friday edition of The Crown video blog! Today, The Good Doctors are talking Episode 9 ‘Paterfamilias.’ This episode gives us juicy backstory into Philip and Charles’ relationship but still fails to really involve THE CROWN in the show. Check out our thoughts......

    HOW IS IT ESSENTIALLY DECEMBER?! I don’t understand. This year feels both 300 years long and gone in the blink of an eye. Alright, I should get on with the Friyays instead of opining about the nature of time. I got off my......

Greetings, all! It’s AR’s resident introvert, Dr. Hinson, here, with my top tips for planning an introvert friendly holiday party at the office. Coming into the last month of the year, it’s the time for office get-togethers, after work drinks, and other celebratory events. For......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest Leadership Voices video! In this interview, Dr. Donnelly spoke with anupama (anu) jain, the Executive Director of the Gender Equity Commission in Pittsburgh and the Founder of Inclusant. anu has wonderful insights to share, check them out......

Happy Friday, folks! Drs. Donnelly and Hinson are back with their latest review of The Crown’s Season 2, Episode 8 “Dear Mrs. Kennedy.” To be frank, The Good Doctors are perplexed by this episode and question its historical accuracy. Find out their thoughts below! We’re......

Hello, everyone! The Good Doctors are off this post-Thanksgiving Friday, so I wrote my 5 Friyays a few days early this week. I’ve put together a rather random list, but diversity is good food for the soul. Speaking of food – let’s get to list!......

Greetings, all! Here in the US of A many people are gearing up for the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow. I’m cooking a family favorite – carrot casserole – and am VERY excited for the long weekend ahead. Each year around this time, Dr. Donnelly and I......

Drs. Donnelly and Hinson don’t have many critical thoughts on Episode 7 ‘Matrimonium’ to share, and instead they decide to discuss the way the show approaches narratives and storytelling. Always happy to recommend changes to the show writers, who are no doubt eager to hear......

  Hello everyone! Dr. Donnelly here with five things to think about this week. I’ve been traveling since I last got to share with you – to Michigan and South Carolina – and as I write this I’m in Florida with my beloved siblings for......

The Good Doctors are here with their latest installment of Leadership Voices. In this video, Dr. Donnelly chats with Carrie Sharpe a communication consultant and speak with He Says, She Says. Carrie shares her thoughts on communication and leadership! Be sure to check out the......

The Good Doctors are talking about Episode 6 ‘Vergangenheit’ in today’s video recap! Dr. Donnelly puts on her pastor hat to talk about the significance of Billy Graham and the Duke of Windsor’s super sketchy Nazi connections! Join us next week for Episode 7!...

Greetings, all – it’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays for this past week. It’s my first Friyays since tragedy struck my hometown of Pittsburgh. Writing this on the day of yet another mass shooting, it took some time for me to come up......

The Good Doctors are back talking about Episode 5 ‘Marionettes.’ This truly fascinating episode was a joy to discuss, and Drs. Donnelly and Hinson cover the changing monarchy, the humanity of the Queen, and the modernization of the royal family! Join them next week for......

Hello all, Dr. Donnelly here! It has been a season of manic juggling for me, and trying to sort self-care amidst a lot of folks needing a lot of things from me. I also find myself in a posture of lament – emotionally prostrate on......

Greetings, all! It’s Dr. Hinson here wishing you a Happy Halloween! To celebrate this spooky holiday, today I am talking about the dangers of developing a toxic work culture. Though Dr. Donnelly and I are not huge fans of Halloween, we couldn’t pass up the......

The Good Doctors are here with their recap of Episode 4 ‘Beryl.’ Not big fans of the Margaret storyline that dominates the episode, Drs. Donnelly and Hinson turn the video into their recommendations for other royal content they love to consume. Check out the show......

Hey all! It’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays for this week! Can you hardly believe it’s almost Halloween? I have no idea where this year went, but time rolls on. I think I’ve got a pretty eclectic mix this week, so let’s get......

The Good Doctors are back with their research essentials features, outlining key parts of conducting research as well as highlighting the services that we can offer here at Abbey Research. For many people, the biggest question when facing a large writing project is simply: where......

Our latest Leadership Voices video is live! In this talk, Dr. Donnelly chats with Kim Guy of Pure Power Coaching. Kim believes that “leadership isn’t a title, it’s how you behave.” Check it out to learn much more! Join us soon for our next Leadership......

Hello all! We’re back with our continued coverage of The Crown and today’s blog is all about Episode 3 ‘Lisbon.’ This episode sees the end of the Eden premiership, the Queen balancing her humanity and the Crown, and more marriage woes for Philip and Lizzie.......

Hello, fellow researchers! Continuing in our series of Research Essentials, this blog post will focus on outlining how to find and use academic and non-academic sources for your research project. All new research should be framed within and supported by previous research conducted on that......

Greetings, all! The Good Doctors are back with their latest recap for The Crown and today we’re talking Episode 2 ‘A Company of Men.’ The majority of the focus for this episode was on Philip, which continues to puzzle Drs. Donnelly and Hinson. Join them......

Hey, all! It’s Dr. Hinson here, back with my 5 Friyays for this week. As always, it’s a bit scattered, with tidbits from both home and abroad! Lots to dive into, so let’s crack on! 5 Year Old Feminism Feminism is the belief in the......

Hey, everybody! We’re back with our third blog post about introducing research essentials. For a refresher from our qualitative entry, we learned that quantitative research methods are concerned with measurable quantities. In the simplest form, quantitative research analyses things we can count. So what shape does......

  Cheerio, all! The Good Doctors are continuing their delivery of sharp wit and in-depth analysis on Netflix’s smash hit The Crown. We’re all done with Season 1, and today’s post covers Season 2’s opener ‘Misadventure.’ Drs. Donnelly and Hinson found this to be a......

Greetings, dear readers! We’re back with our second installment in our Research Essentials series! This series is designed to introduce the basics of conducting research, and how we use our research skills to serve our clients. In our first entry, Starting a research project, we......

At first glance, Lisa Messenger’s book “Daring and Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur” is yet another book in a long line of business self-help books, filled with inspiring stories, embarrassing failures, and eventual triumph. The model is one both Dr. Donnelly and I are well familiar......

  The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of the Season 1 finale ‘Gloriana.’ We have lots of thoughts about Philip and Margaret and express our continual sympathy for the Queen. Join us next week when we start Season 2!...

  Hey everyone – it’s Dr. Hinson here with my top 5 things of the week! It’s been a heavy week for a lot of people, myself included, but I’m writing live from AR HQ in Philly and I’ve wrangled a pretty good list for......

  Greetings all! The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of Episode 9 ‘Assassins.’ Not caring as much about Tory politics as the show writers seem to, they focus psychoanalyzing Phillip and having a quick chat with Lizzie! Join us next week......

  As this posts, my husband and I (Dr. Donnelly) are wrapping up our vacation. We’ve hit up a few cities in Japan courtesy of Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, and have eaten our way through this trip to places we’ve never been. Both......

Starting this week, the Good Doctors are introducing a feature on Research Essentials. Within these posts, we will present and define essential elements of research design which will aim to help you understand and plan your future research projects. These features will also highlight how......

Greetings, fellow Anglophiles! The Good Doctors are here with their recap and analysis of Episode 8 ‘Pride and Joy.’ We feel much more sympathy for the balancing act that is Elizabeth’s life and Phillip gives us some unintended leadership lessons. Come back next week for......

Hello, all! It’s Dr. Hinson here with my 5 Friyays for this week! As we speak Dr. Donnelly is finishing a whirlwind tour of Shanghai on her holiday, but back here in Pittsburgh, we’ve had a quiet week that started with an improbable first Steelers......

In our extensive coverage of The Handmaid’s Tale (have you seen it? Catch up on our YouTube channel!), we covered many themes. When I reflect upon them, however, I (Dr. Donnelly) can distill 3 specific lessons that Gilead can teach us about organizational culture. People Matter......

The Good Doctors are back with our latest entry to the Leadership Voices catalogue. In this video, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Jessica Prater of J Prater Consulting! Find out more about Jessica’s awesome work on her website and via Facebook! Be sure to check out......

I tell this story frequently, so forgive me if you’ve heard it.   I had been in Northern Ireland for about 72 hours. I was a touch jet lagged, sure, but I think I still had every right to be confused when one of my......

Greetings everyone! Dr. Donnelly here with your Friyays this week. I’ve been traveling this week for our parent company and am about to head off on a long overdue vacation next week, so my brain is a bit scattershot. Do you ever have weeks like......

Hello all! Due to some technical difficulties (oh the internet) we didn’t get our Episode 6 recap up. What this means is that this week you get two episodes instead of one! In Episode 6 ‘Gelignite’ Drs. Donnelly and Hinson spend more time explaining Northern......

Whenever we, The Good Doctors, are asked for a piece of advice on how to be a stronger leader, we respond with ‘be a stronger listener’. Listening well is easily the most undervalued and yet mandatory skill that any good leader (or, honestly, good humans!)......

Hey all – it’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays for the week that was. My list is a bit scattered, mostly covering summer entertainment, a few fun videos and some lessons on leadership from a hockey player. We are coming up to the......

We’re back with our latest edition of Leadership Voices! This week Dr. Donnelly spoke with Sasha Gray of The Positive Choices! We certainly enjoyed her insights and learned so much! See ya’ll next time and in the meantime be brave, creative, and pragmatic!...

Greetings all!! It’s Dr. Hinson here with a special short blog post in celebration of Women’s Equality Day. If you haven’t heard of this wonderful and important day on your calendar, I’m here to educate. Women’s Equality Day was proclaimed on August 26th, 1973, which......

The Good Doctors are both firm believers in the adage that the best leaders are readers, and we take it to heart! Both of us can frequently be found with Kindles in hand, both for relaxation and enrichment. I (Dr. Donnelly) have recently been on......

Hello, royal watchers! The Good Doctors are here with their detailed analysis of Episode 5 ‘Smoke and Mirrors.’ This episode covers some fascinating insights into the Elizabeth’s coronation. Drs. Donnelly and Hinson discuss her constant need to balance family and duty and Dr. Donnelly rants......

  Hello, everyone! I (Dr. Donnelly) am, once again, not in Philly HQ this week because I travel an absolutely obscene amount at the moment. My life is largely about travel sized toiletries and iPhone apps at the moment, so I thought I’d share a......

Financial planning is about imagining a stable financial future and forecasting how to meet those goals in the present. In many circumstances, people investing in their future take current or future family members into consideration for those plans. Therefore, through our research we found the......

Hello, dear introverts! It’s Abbey Research’s resident professional introvert, Dr. Hinson here, with tips and tricks for surviving all the Summer activities in your office, organization, or team. When the weather turns for the better, many offices and groups begin to make social plans to......

One of the buzziest of buzzwords in business these days is ‘competitive advantage’. You’ll hear it bandied about in conferences, books, seminars… “What’s your competitive advantage?” some enthusiastic speaker will ask you, and you may pause. Is it your product? Is it your people? It......

It’s Friday, which means the Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of The Crown’s Episode 4 ‘Act of God.’ Drs. Donnelly and Hinson did not care for the topic of this episode, and again felt it put too much focus on the......

  Hey everyone, it’s Dr. Hinson here with my 5 Friyays for this past week. I was in Philly to start the week, so it’s a bit of a mixed bag, but I managed to find 5 really interesting pieces for you – so let’s......

Hello, dear readers! If you recall a few weeks’ back, I talked about the rather transformative experience of seeing the play ‘Miss Holmes’ while on holiday in Colorado. I wanted to take a bit more time to explain why this piece of art is so......

Continuing our exploration into building long-term relationships within financial planning advisor/client engagement, today we are covering the development of a personal relationship with a client. If we think about reasons why we return to certain business or services, most of us would agree that how......

Happy Friday, everyone! The Good Doctors are back with their recap of Episode 3 ‘Windsor.’ We spend a lot of time in this episode with David, the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward and neither Dr. Donnelly or Dr. Hinson are very happy about it.......

  Greetings from Philadelphia HQ, where we have been slowly melting into piles of goo from the insane humidity. I, in fact, am typing this to you as my new state as a melted person. Hello from the melty side.  In all seriousness, this was......

Last week, I (Dr. Donnelly) attended an event hosted by Modern Wealth Concepts here in Philly, where Lauren Simmons was the keynote speaker. Lauren, for anyone who missed the story several months ago, is currently the only female trader on the floor of the New......

In our continuing efforts to provide timely insights into key issues for our clients, Abbey Research has designed a new feature for our weekly blogs. The Industry Insider blogs will specifically focus on industries with the potential for long-term client relationships. It is our goal......

The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of Episode 2 ‘Hyde Park Corner.’ There was a lot of movement in the plot, but most significantly, we get to see how quickly Elizabeth is thrust into the Monarchy with the sudden death of......

Hi all! It’s Dr. Hinson here with my 5 Friyays. I’m just back from a week’s vacation, so my list is mostly comprised of things I learned about or watched while on my holidays. Let’s jump in and see what I’ve got! ‘Miss Holmes’ While......

Hello everyone! Dr. Donnelly here with Friyays duty this week. I don’t know about where you are, but the weather is pants here at ARHQ – thunderstorms, humidity, rapidly changing, and all together miserable for those of us with headache disorders. So this week has......

Following their analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale, the Good Doctors are back with their next academic recap and analysis of a popular TV show! They are tackling Netflix’s hit show The Crown, discussing gender roles, women in leadership, power, tradition, history, and a host of......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest installment of Leadership Voices. In this video, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Ann Marie O’Braskin, owner of Crafty Marketing. Watch the video below to gain insights into Ann Marie’s business and leadership philosophies! Learn more about Ann Marie’s......

This Summer we’ve already discussed the growing trend of Summer Fridays, as well as presenting the argument for a shorter work week. With the increase in jobs offering this perk to their employees over the past few years, it’s no surprise that other businesses are......

Hello faithful viewers! The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of Episode 13 ‘The Word.’ Many thoughts have been shared about the season finale and we’re no exception. Prepare yourselves for a video that’s light on the analysis and heaving on the......

Hello everyone, it’s Dr. Hinson back here with my 5 top news bits for the week that was. You may have noticed that Dr. D did not contribute last week, but in fairness to her, she was literally on a plane half the week (and......

Throughout this summer, we are spending some time discussing the idea of taking Fridays off, a trend called Summer Fridays which is growing in popularity in the US. Exploring this concept begs the question – what are the potential benefits of a shorter work week,......

Hello all! The Good Doctors are here with their recap and analysis of Season 2, Episode 12 ‘Postpartum.’ Most of this episode fell into Dr. Donnelly’s wheelhouse, so Dr. Hinson took over the recap before handing over the reigns (so many mixed metaphors). Dr. Donnelly......

I (Dr. Donnelly) was surfing channels in my hotel room recently when I stumbled upon the following short documentary. It chronicles the journey of Patrima Sherpa, a Nepalese woman seeking to become the first pro woman golfer in her nation’s history. Ms. Sherpa was raised......

Greetings, faithful viewers! The Good Doctors are back with their episode recap and analysis of Episode 11 ‘Holly.’ Aside from being blown away by the sheer power of women, Dr. Donnelly didn’t have much from her end. She tackles the recap and Dr. Hinson spends......

Aloha, dear readers! It’s Dr. Hinson here, returned from my travels (for now) and back with my top 5 items of interest for this week. It was a bit of an odd week with the 4th falling smack in the middle, but as ever we’re......

Helllllllllloooooo everyone! (I hope you heard that in the Mrs. Doubtfire voice, right after she puts the whipped cream on her face, for that is how I intended it.) Happy end of June! How is 2018 half-way over? The days are long, but the months......

The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of Episode 10 ‘The Last Ceremony.’ Trigger warning: this video contains discussions of graphic rape and sexual assault. This video is a bit shorter, with Drs. Donnelly and Hinson both fresh from watching the episode.......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest installment of our Leadership Voices series. Watch below to learn more about Andrea Layne, the fabulous work she does at Creative Spring, and her own thoughts on leadership in business. To learn even more you can find......

Hello, dear readers! The Good Doctors are back with their academic recap and analysis of Episode 9, ‘Smart Power.’ A whole lot of stuff happened in this episode, so Dr. Hinson breaks it all down in her recap, throws in a few quick bits about......

Greetings, all! It’s Dr. Hinson coming to you for my 5 Friyays this week! As you read this, I am currently on a wee vacation in Ireland before attending a conference in Belfast next week, so I’ve written this list a few days in advance.......

Since The Good Doctors are academics working a business world, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to translate our research to a wide range of audiences. With this in mind, I’ve put together my list of top tips for taking your research......

In Aly Raisman’s memoir, Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything, Raisman delivers a powerful message of self-awareness particularly aimed at adolescent girls. However, since I have a sinking suspicion that our teenage insecurities stay with us for our entire lives, this book is good......

The Good Doctors are back again with their academic recap and analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale Episode 8 ‘A Woman’s Work.’ There was some very serious material in this episode, mostly in Dr. Donnelly’s wheelhouse, so Dr. Hinson took over the recap duties and then......

Hiya all! It’s Dr. Donnelly here with your Friyays coverage this week. For anyone who caught our HMT recap, you know that I’ve been traveling to one of our sister companies this week, in my capacity as member of the ownership team. Thus, I spent......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest video of Leadership Voices. In this video, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Laura Templeton of 30 Second Success. Laura talks through how she got started, why you should ditch the pitch, and delves into her own leadership philosophy!......

Since The Good Doctors work with both businesses and non profit organizations, we have to navigate between the two seemingly disparate worlds to serve all our clients. In reflecting on some of the major issues facing our potential clients, we have realized there are striking......

Hello, dear readers!! The Good Doctors are back with their academic analysis and recap of Episode 7 for this season of The Handmaid’s Tale! This episode certainly moved the plot but didn’t hold a lot of thematic content for Drs. Donnelly and Hinson. They still......

Hey everyone, it’s Dr. Hinson here with this weeks’ 5 Friyays! I’m taking a page from Dr. Donnelly’s book and doing a bit of a different list this week. I just turned the page on my quote calendar and today’s quote is “Music washes away......

It’s summertime here at AR HQ and we’ll be spending some time on our blog talking about all the hot button issues of working through the slower, warmer, nicer, summer months. If you search through most social media sites on a Friday afternoon (which many......

Dr. Donnelly here this week with our celebration of awesome. I had a weird May – did anyone else? I traveled a lot, spent some time in waiting rooms, and did my fair share of hurrying up and waiting, so I barged through quite a......

  Hello, fellow HMT fanatics! The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of Episode 6 ‘First Blood’ – we’re almost half way through the season! In this video, Drs. Donnelly and Hinson pepper their analysis in through the recap, since this episode didn’t......

You may have noticed some things look a bit different around here. We are SUPER thankful to the 215 Guys for our incredible site refresh. If you’re looking for creative, reliable website design look no further!...

Hello, dear HMT fans! The Good Doctors are back with their analysis of Episode 5. They both had so much to say that they did two separate videos. Part 1 includes their synopsis and Dr. Hinson’s analysis of the imprisonment narratives, specifically arguing that love......

  Hello, dear readers! It’s Dr. Hinson back with you for a varied list of top 5 news stories this week. So many things caught my eye this week but these are the stories I most wanted to highlight. The Irish Referendum Since Dr. Donnelly......

  Season 2, Episode 4: Other Women Hello, dear readers! The Good Doctors are back with their latest academic recap of The Handmaid’s Tale Episode 4 ‘Other Women.’ And what an episode it was! Drs. Donnelly and Hinson wade through their pages and pages of......

  Dr. Donnelly here with this week’s Friyay coverage. It was mostly a quiet week around ARHQ and The Good Doctors were busy putting plans into motion for surprises coming your way later in the year. I read a lot and so we’re light on videos......

Greetings, all! We’re back again this week with our latest edition of our Leadership Voices vlog. This week Dr. Donnelly chats with Katelyn Lesk, an online health and fitness coach based in Pittsburgh. Katelyn has a background in tech and is also working to tell......

Season 2, Episode 3: Baggage Are yinz ready for our next video recap and analysis?? How are you holding up with these first few episodes? Take a deep breath before you dive into our analysis of the third episode of season 2 for Hulu’s The......

Greetings, all! It’s Dr. Hinson here with my list of 5 favorites new stories from the week that was. It’s been a busy week here for us at Abbey Research but a couple fun stories caught my eye and were worthy enough to make the......

Greetings, dear readers! Since Mother’s Day is this Sunday the 13th, I wanted to hop on the old blog and share a couple leadership lessons I’ve learned from my fabulous Mum. Parents ‘lead’ their children, and in some cases, instill ideals of leadership, even through......

Dr. Donnelly here, y’all! As you may remember from last week, The Good Doctors kicked off the week by seeingHamilton, and Dr. Hinson warned you that this may be an All Hamilton All The Time Friyays. Sorry/not sorry, it kind of is, but I will......

Season 2, Episode 2: ‘Unwomen’ Hello, fellow Handmaid’s analysts, aficionados, and fans! We’re back with our video analysis of Episode 2, ‘Unwomen.’ The episode was dark and full of terrors (literally and metaphorically) as we followed Emily in the Colonies and June wherever she is......

Hello, dear readers and viewers! We’re back with another installment of our Leadership Voices series! This week we return to our video interviews and Dr. Donnelly chats with Diane Danforth, the founder of Americat Company. Americat sells made in America cat products that are made......

Well hello, everyone! We hope you’ve recovered from the launch of Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale. The first two episodes dropped this week and yesterday The Good Doctors took to Facebook Live to collectively shake their heads and break down the key moments from......

Greetings all! It’s Dr. Hinson here with you for this week’s edition of my top 5 Friyays! I hope you’ve had a good week, as we’ve finally crawled toward spring weather, we’re getting ready to close out another busy month for Abbey Research! I’ve got quite......

The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 1 Recap Greetings, dear readers! We’re really excited to launch our next installment of Handmaid’s Tale content this week, in line with the release of Hulu’s Emmy Award Winning show later this evening! If you missed our Season 1 content,......

We are in the throws of what I (Dr. Donnelly) am referring to as HamilWeek – The Good Doctors, along with some favorites, are off to see the phenomenon known as Hamilton this coming Sunday in New York. Excitement doesn’t really cover it, folks, I need to......

Hello everyone! Congratulations on making it to Friday. Whatever this week was for you, we hope you can take at least a few minutes over the next few days to breathe and find rest. I’ve got Friyay duty this week, as Dr. Hinson is off......

Today’s leadership voice comes to us from Leah Lizarondo, the founder and ED of 412 Food Rescue in Pittsburgh. Leah grew up in the Philippines and came to the U.S. after college, stopping first in New York to work with Palmolive and then settling in Pittsburgh to......

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s hard to believe we’re half-way through the month of April, the year is flying by here at Abbey Research! It’s Dr. Hinson back with you for my 5 Friyays. There was a lot to talk about this week, so let’s see......

Hello, dear readers! It’s Dr. H here with you and today I’m delving into my personal experiences in the art world, to bring you some key lessons I’ve learned about creativity. If you don’t already know, creativity is our Q2 intention (if you missed our......

We spent March looking at women; historical rulers, current heroes, and issues facing them in public spaces. We focused a bit on it in a series of videos and one of the particular foci of the discussion regarded pay equity. If this is not an issue......

I, Dr. Donnelly, was wandering through my library several weeks back and a bright red book caught my eye. That’s What She Said: What Men Need To Know (And Women Need To Tell Them) about Working Together by Joanne Lipman was released earlier this year and could......

Hello everyone! Dr. Donnelly here and I’m on Friyay duty this week. This was not a week of great focus for me, I need to admit. March was a rough month for me (more about that at the end), and so the start of April......

WARNING: If rape, sexual assault, or sexual violence are triggering for you, please watch this video with care and caution.  Hello from our proverbial soapboxes! In our Hot(ish) Takes, Dr. Donnelly and I spend a few minutes unpacking an important issue that we’ve been thinking......

Greetings, dear readers! Today’s Leadership Voices vlog features Dr. Donnelly’s chat with Pamela Israel of Unlock Your History. Featuring another business from the Pittsburgh region, Pamela offers translation and history services, researching family trees and family documents. Unlock Your History also provides the social, historical,......

Since yesterday marked National Reconciliation Day, I (Dr. Hinson) thought it would be an opportune time to talk about ways that the concept of restorative justice can help resolve office conflicts. Restorative justice is principle used around the world as an alternative form to criminal......

Happy Friday, dear readers! It’s Dr. Hinson back again curating my list of 5 favorite new stories from the week that was! It’s a short week for AR since today is Good Friday and we hope that whatever your beliefs or practices you find moments......

In 2005, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected President of Liberia, making her the first female head of state on the continent of Africa. Her victory was hailed as a milestone for women, Liberia, and the entire continent. Her administration lasted 12 years, and the conversation in......

Happy Monday, everyone! Welcome to our third and final installment of our Women in Ireland video series! Each week we’ve shared with you leading voices of women researchers working in and on Ireland. Our final interview with Dr. Órfhlaith Campbell goes beyond the first two,......

Y’all, I am so over snow I can’t even with it. Dr. Hinson and I both are, but I will be your primary whiner today. Nor’easters keep topsy turvying plans and it’s making me feel like I never know what day it is since meetings......

Hello, dear readers! We’re back today with another video installment of our Leadership Voices series! In today’s video, Dr. Donnelly speaks with Sara Jane Lowry, a business and leadership coach and consultant in the Pittsburgh area. Sara Jane has extensive experience in a range of......

Hi everyone! It’s Dr. Hinson here with you today to talk about our third non-Western women ruler! We’ve been celebrating awesome and inspiring women throughout Women’s History Month with particular attention to stories of lesser known women. Our third installment is a divisive figure in......

Greetings all! We hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day weekend (if you celebrated) and that you’ve recovered in time for Monday morning work. We’re coming to you with our second edition of our Women in Ireland series, covering women researchers working on the......

Dia dhuit (dee-yah gwitch), dear readers! That’s Irish for ‘hello’ or ‘God be with you’ more specifically! It’s Dr. Hinson, AR’s resident Irish-American coming to you today for a very special, St. Patrick’s Day-themed 5 Friyays. Having both spent over 5 years living on the......

Just like last week’s lady who leads, I (Dr. Donnelly) found out about this historical queen from a book, except this time it was a non-fiction treatment. Sarah’s Vowell’s Unfamiliar Fishes tells the story of how Hawaii came to be part of the United States and there......

Hello, dear readers! Since Dr. Donnelly and I both spent several years on the island of Ireland doing our PhD research and living our lives, we are particularly connected to that tiny piece of rock in the Atlantic. As part of our month-long celebration of Women’s......

Why helllloooooo everyone and welcome to the March 9th edition of 5 Friyays! Dr. Donnelly at the helm today, and I’m excited to tell you about some of the rad things that crossed my eyeballs this week. Spoiler alert: they’re going to be all about......

Greetings, dear readers! If you watched my (Dr. Hinson) Facebook Live yesterday, you heard me talk about how as part of our celebration of Women’s History Month we’ll be bringing you four amazing stories of non-Western women rulers. These are stories that as white American......

In this installment of Leadership Voices, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Mary Jayne McCullough, the Founder and Director of Global Wordsmiths. Dr. Donnelly learned a lot about efforts to improve language proficiency in the Pittsburgh region, and Mary Jayne spoke to the importance of understanding the......

In this edition of Leadership Voices, Dr. Donnelly chats with Dr. Kathrine McAleese of Mind to Win. Dr. McAleese is an expert in mindset training – understanding the power of your brain to achieve or thwart your goals. This is also the debut of LV......

Happy Friday, Happy March, and Happy Women’s History Month everybody! It is a blustery but sunny day here in the city of bridges – I hope wherever you are reading this from you are trying to enjoy the view! I’ve got a hoppin’ selection of......

Greetings, loyal readers! It’s Dr. Hinson here, excited to start celebrating March as Women’s History Month! Having already spent February spotlighting black ladies who lead, this month we’ll be featuring a series of blogs on non-Western women rulers as we continue to tell lesser known......

Hello, dear readers! Dr. Donnelly was meant to take this final installment of black ladies who lead for our celebration of Black History Month, but due to some last minute changing deadlines, I (Dr. Hinson) am back with you again! This week I decided to......

Dr. Donnelly here, with the Friyays of the week. It’s been an odd one around here; I spent 1/2 in Philly and 1/2 in Pittsburgh and that shaking of the routine has meant my rhythms are all wonky! How do you deal with that –......

Hey all – it’s Dr. Hinson here with our third installment of Ladies Who Lead during Black History Month. We’ve already talked about the personal impact of two leading black women, Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey. Today I’m shifting focus to talk about an inspiring......

Today in Leadership Voices, Dr. Donnelly chats with Kathy Marcino, who owns and operates KMM Disc Consulting. She specializes in sales coaching and human behavior, using the DISC model, to help improve communication, enhance productivity, and increase sales effectiveness. We’re so thrilled to share Kathy’s......

“Missus, see here, what do you think of our politics?” The question was posed to me by a student in one of my* sociology classes in Belfast. I had gotten versions of it for years – in pubs, in church halls, in living rooms. Northern......

Happy Friday, folks! It’s Dr. Hinson coming to you today from AR HQ in Philly. Dr Donnelly and I have been out ‘in the wild’ this week from Doylestown and King of Prussia, to City Hall and back, so my top 5 are as broad......

She needs no introduction. Queen Oprah has been a force in American culture for my (Dr. Donnelly) entire life and has shaped more of how we speak to each other and think about each other than I think we admit. Last week, Dr. Hinson talked......

If you have followed ANY of our social media this week, you may be aware that we’re excited about the Eagles Super Bowl win! Dr. Donnelly may or may not have stopped breathing several times on Sunday evening and has not really been focused this......

In this edition of Leadership Voices, Jenny Salisbury talks about leadership in fundraising and the importance of collaboration. Jenny is the Director of the Bucks County Community College Foundation , which raises money for scholarships and special projects for the school. She oversees all the......

“I think that if we really want to break it down, that non-black filmmakers have had many, many years and many, many opportunities to tell many, many stories about themselves, and black filmmakers have not had as many years, as many opportunities, as many films......

Greetings all, it’s Dr. Hinson coming to you from Pittsburgh with our latest installment of 5 Friyays! Happy Groundhog’s Day to you all – isn’t it nice to know we only have 6 weeks till Spring (or 6 weeks left of Winter)? I guess Phil......

If you’ve been following our social media posts in the New Year, you’ll know that for Quarter 1, Dr. Donnelly and I are focusing on bravery as an intention, and using Brené Brown’s Braving the Wilderness as our guiding text. In the book, Brown spends......

Hellooooooo! Dr. Donnelly here with this week’s edition of Friyays. As I write this, the city of Philadelphia is enthralled with our Eagles, as they are Super Bowl bound! We haven’t had a championship in this city in 10 years and the Eagles haven’t won......

In today’s Leadership Voices, we’re talking to Rebecca Kahn, the owner of RebeccaFit Life Coaching and Training. She focuses on fitness of mind and body, and how the two integrate to help people become the best versions of themselves. Rebecca has great thoughts on leadership......

Happy Friday, folks! It’s Dr. Hinson here with our latest installment of 5 Friyays – my list of 5 newsworthy stories from the week that was. Following Dr. Donnelly’s focus on oration last week, this week is admittedly a bit more scattered. I am busy......

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