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Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans

Last March, my 71-year-old grandmother, Betty, waited in line for three hours to caucus for Bernie Sanders. The wait to be able to cast her first-ever vote in a primary election was punishing, but nothing could have deterred her. Betty – a white woman who left school after ninth grade, had her …

Society

Americans are becoming too poor to shop

The consensus Wall Street estimates for Q2 profits of the S&P 500 is a 5.6% fall (YOY). That would be the fifth quarter in a row of falling corporate profits.<p>The retail industry is particularly vulnerable. (I've written about that a lot in my free weekly column, <i>Connecting the Dots</i>, at Mauldin …

The 1 Science-Based Technique That Will Improve Every Email You Write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us …

Body Language and Emotional Intelligence are Overrated. Here's What Really Matters | Inc.com

The clerk used a word I won't repeat here.<p>I was buying a pair of jeans, and I will admit it was a chaotic day in the store. I had a credit card I've used way to often, and the magnetic strip is a bit worn. There was a long line, and it was around the time when most people take a lunch. Also, it was …

9 Times Bono Was Spot On About What It's Like To Search For God

The U2 frontman expresses the kind of faith that is filled with both skepticism and a deep yearning for answers.<p>Before Bono became the world-famous humanitarian and frontman of the Irish rock band U2, he was Paul David Hewson from Dublin.<p>The son of a Roman Catholic dad and a Protestant mother, Bono …

Coal made its best case against climate change, and lost

Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal company (now bankrupt), recently faced off against environmental groups in a Minnesota court case. The case was to determine whether the State of Minnesota should continue using its exceptionally low established estimates of the ‘social cost …

Climate Change

Here’s President Obama’s Best and Deepest Argument Against His Critics on the Left

If you only read short summaries of President Obama’s commencement address at Howard University, you probably missed the thrust of his remarks, which …

Delusional, prudish, selfish, violent: This is how Americans compare to the rest of the world

Findings from the Pew Research Center shed new light on our national character, good, bad and hideously ugly<p>Cultural differences exist across borders, and because monoliths are mostly fantasies, often within them, too. That said, America, in particular, is culturally perplexing, and even …

Why This Brand Expert Believes Every Company Should Practice Culture Management | Inc.com

Company culture is more important than ever. It sustains employee enthusiasm and keeps customers happy. It determines how employees treat their work and react to opportunities or challenges when the CEO isn't in the room. This makes it a "must-have" rather than a "nice-to-have."<p>But how many …

Employee Engagement

Humans are losing the battle against Kardashian-loving algorithms for the soul of new media

In the never-ending war between art and commerce, commerce seems to be winning. The latest proof emerged earlier this month with Vanity Fair’s look at the workings of Yahoo’s heavily-trafficked homepage. Sarah Ellison reports:<p>The home-page editing staff has been cut way back from its peak, and the …

Journalism

Election year sexism against Hillary Clinton brought me closer to my mother

My mother stands in the kitchen wringing a dishrag between her hands as she watches Hillary Clinton on the national news; it’s another one of those spots about Clinton’s supposed “likability liability”, where a reporter wonders whether she is too wonkish or aggressive to contend against the Trump …

Hillary Clinton

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

Happiness fueled by relationships, work and something 'larger than self,' filmmaker finds

What does it take to be happy — to escape life’s ennui, low-level sorrow or what Freud called the “worried well?”<p>Can you consciously make yourself happy?<p>Probably not, experts say. But understanding your biological makeup, how you perceive the world and your relationships with others can help to …

Why Your Idea Of Success Might Be Making You Miserable

We may be squeamish around talk of building “moral character.” But ethical behaviors might make us happier than productive ones.<p>People desire excellence. We want to be healthier, well-liked, and successful. So we soak up articles instructing us how to get promoted, be more productive, and become …

Helicopter Parenting Has Given Birth To A Generation of Entitled Victims

Overparenting is widely recognized as a problematic approach to raising kids. For nearly a decade, studies have shown how the rise of the "helicopter parent" has been worsening children's anxiety and school performance in the K-12 years. Now we're witnessing what happens when the overparented child …

The six elements of an effective apology, according to science

There are six components to an apology - and the more of them you include when you say you're sorry, the more effective your apology will be, …