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How the '5 Second Rule' Can Help You Fight the Urge to Procrastinate

Mel Robbins' provides a unique approach to eliminating procrastination and taking immediate action in life.<p>We have all done it -- hit the snooze button a few more times than necessary on a big day. The reluctance to face new challenges, make a phone call or finish a major project has affected us …

I study liars for a living. I've never seen one like President Trump

I spent the first two decades of my career as a social scientist studying liars and their lies. I thought I had developed a sense of what to expect …

Donald Trump

Could subjects soon be a thing of the past in Finland?

<b>Finland has long been renowned for the quality of its education and always scores highly in international league tables.</b><b>Now it is rethinking how it teaches in the digital age - seeking to place skills, as much as subjects, at the heart of what it does. But not everyone is happy, and there are fears</b> …

3 Ways Schools Condition Students

Several times a year, I will receive emails from parents about a post I wrote in 2010 titled, “The Impact of Awards”. Often, they are reaching out …

Hardscaping 101: Pleaching

They are stately, precise, and an instant architectural feature so it’s easy to see why pleached trees have become the star of contemporary gardens. …

Landscaping

9 Things Passionate People Do Differently

Do you have enough passion in your life? Passion is the difference between playing the piano and being a pianist; it's who you are, not just what you do. Passion makes you leap out of bed in the morning, eager to start your day.<p>Dr. Robert Vallerand at the University of Quebec has studied passion …

Self-improvement

The Fogg Method Is the 3-Step Technique for Changing Behavior

We all have bad habits we could change. (Late-night snacking, anyone?) We could all use a few more healthy habits in our lives too. (You know the …

How to Worry Less About the Future and Make Each Week Awesome

I used to worry incessantly about how the future would turn out. Then, it finally dawned on me that all this worrying was doing nothing to help me. …

How To Start A Business From Scratch

If you had told me at the age of 15, when I was given a video camera for my birthday to film my friends rapping, that my passion for music would …

16 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They’re Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Joyce Carol Oates, R. L. Stine, Lemony Snicket, Colum McCann, Rainbow Rowell, Chuck Palahniuk, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.<p><i>In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked writers we love to tell us about the book they’re most thankful for. Here’s what</i> …

Books

6 Highly Effective Ways to Defuse an Argument Before It Happens

Here's how to have a peaceful Thanksgiving. At last.<p>Thanksgiving is the time when family and friends gather to share a meal. It's our time to express gratitude for the blessings we've experienced in the past year. But all of that can get derailed by arguments at the dinner table. And this …

Steve Jobs Asked Himself This 1 Question Every Morning to Stay Successful

See why self-reflection in the morning can set your entire day up for success.<p>Have you ever been distracted while driving and then suddenly arrived at your destination, wondering how you even got there? Too often, we go through life on autopilot like this, only to realize later that we've lost …

Diet drinks may be preventing you from losing weight

Many people ditch sugary fizzy drinks in favour of low-calorie alternatives when they are trying to lose weight, but a study has found that diet drinks could actually make it harder to shift the pounds.<p>Many diet drinks contain the sweetener aspartame in lieu of sugar, and researchers at …

Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem

3 Tips for Being a Truly Great Leader

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

This 2-Minute Video Illustrates the 4 Basic Types of Leaders. Which One Are You Following?

Do you want a good leader, or a great one? The answer might surprise you.<p>Ask most people what type of leader they prefer--good or great--and most would choose great. After all, who doesn't want the best?<p>But according to James R. Bailey, the Hochberg Professor of Leadership Development at George …

Healthy Eating: A Beginner's Guide on How to Eat Healthy and Stick to It

Healthy eating. It's something everyone knows they should do, but few of us do as consistently as we would like. The purpose of this guide is to …

Weight-loss balloon helps shed twice the weight, study says

If you're struggling to lose a serious amount of weight, imagine you had a weight loss option that helped more than diet and exercise, but wasn't as invasive as gastric surgery.<p>Enter the Obalon balloon system, a new treatment that involves swallowing balloon-filled capsules to curb …

Kate McKinnon Brings America to Tears With 'SNL' Cold Open

Hallelujah.<p>Since the election results rolled in early Wednesday morning and was called for president-elect Donald Trump, I've been speculating how <i>SNL</i> would play it. Well, that's not entirely true. First I cried. I cried as I watched Hillary Clinton give her eloquent and inspiring concession speech, …

12 tricks that will make your small home look modern

Say what you will about space, but is feels great to have lots of it in your living quarters. But due to the population becoming more (or maybe Earth …

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This high-poverty school succeeds by focusing on adventure, the arts, project-based learning

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>(This is the third in a series of posts about schools named as winners in the 2015-16 Schools of Opportunity project. You can find the first post here and the second here.)</i><p>If you listen to the school reform …

High School

The Importance of Innovation and Thinking Different - Jean-Claude Biver

The theme of my con­fer­ence is very easy. No inno­va­tion, no life. No inno­va­tion, no future. We all belong to plan­et Earth, and we are all born …