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The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children<p>For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well …

Parenting

The Secrets of Body Language: Why You Should Never Cross Your Arms Again

Body language is older and more innate for us as humans than even language or facial expressions. That’s why people born blind can perform the same …

19 books by CEOs that will teach you how to run the world

But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.<p>From the memoir of a former gang member to an analysis of the most efficient hiring methods, here are the best leadership books from people who …

Inequality -- "X" Marks the Spot -- Dig Here

In 2002, I heard an economist characterizing this figure as containing a valuable economic insight. He wasn't sure what the insight was. I have my own answer.<p>Figure 1. Something happened in the mid-70's<p>The economist talked of the figure as a sort of treasure map, which would lead us to the insight. …

Well-off families create 'glass floor' to ensure children's success, says study

Children from wealthier families but with less academic ability are 35% more likely to become high earners than more gifted counterparts from poor families<p>Well-off parents create a “glass floor” for their less academically inclined children ensuring they “hoard the best opportunities” over poorer …

Education

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

Do You Feel Poor? Use The Wealthometer To See If You’re As Rich As You Think

For all that wealth inequality is now discussed in America, people consistently under- and overestimate their own place on the wealth spectrum. The wealthy think they’re middle class. The poor think they’re middle class. The actual middle class is probably struggling. One reason is that most people …

Income Inequality

The politics of motherhood are complex and passionate

As soon as I opened the magazine a few weeks ago, I knew it would end in tears. The headline was “The Big Easy” and it was a story about one woman’s …

Supporting the Rise of the Engaged Father

As I walked past security at the airport towards our gate, carrying my baby and two bags, the security guard directed me to the escalator. There I clumsily loaded my bags and baby and off we went.<p>It was about three weeks later that we were traveling the same path through the airport and walking …

Why You Need to Encrypt Your Android Phone Before You Wipe It and Sell It

Android's Factory Reset option is broken and it could compromise your security<p>Of course you're going to factory reset your phone before you give it away or sell it. You don't want all your data sitting on there, right? Unfortunately a new study shows even a full factory reset will leave data behind …

This exercise might be critical to your success

For inspiration, motivation, and amusing historical anecdotes about the lives of famous people, we turn to the biographies of others.<p>But according to Aliza Licht, SVP of global communications at Donna Karan International and author of "Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. …

How one woman turned her dog-walking side gig into an elite business without borrowing a dime

TBM is trusted with more than 100 of New York City's most pampered and posh pups (pictured throughout this post) — dogs owned by designer Phillip Lim, fashion industry pro Lauren Santo Domingo, actress Blair Brown, and a slew of other bold-faced names that can't be disclosed.<p>The company turns a …

Entrepreneurship

How playing World of Warcraft every day for a year led Robert Hohman to found a $1 billion startup

To this day he runs his 450-person startup by day, and still personally codes for it at night. His head of engineering "puts up with me," Hohman tells us, and then explains he's still "a good software engineer."<p>When not running the company or coding the site, he's playing StarCraft with his two …

10 Reasons To Stay At Your Job

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. You can find him @jaltucher or his latest book is “Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth”</i><p>I used to love my job. Love it. I worked for my favorite entertainment company in the world.<p>I would’ve paid to work …

'Lord of the Flies' comes to Baltimore

<i>Watch a CNN special report, "Police Under Fire," at 9 p.m. ET/PT Monday.</i><p><b>Baltimore, Maryland (CNN) —</b> He was a quiet man who once stood watch on his front porch, just three blocks away from where a riot erupted in West Baltimore this week.<p>We called him "Mr. Shields" because no one dared use his first …

Justice

A Baltimore Orioles executive issued a defense of Freddie Gray protesters—and it is perfect

11 Ways to Use Social Media to Advance Your Career

The profile picture and bio in social media are like your résumé.<p>Social media has helped catapult seemingly regular people into personal brands. Hello, you're reading the words of someone who is a product of social media. What you post speaks volumes about you. That can be a good or bad thing. Just …

10 Reasons Why Some People Feel Like They Don’t Have Enough Time

Many people today feel like they never have enough time. See why some people feel that way and what you can do to avoid it.

Billionaire: Here's the difference between successful, unsuccessful people

<i>Billionaire John Paul DeJoria talked to Gillian Zoe Segal as part of her new book Getting There: A Book of Mentors. Some of his best advice is …

Friends: Man's death after arrest reveals Baltimore dynamics

BALTIMORE (AP) — Slight and slender at just 5-feet 8-inches and 145 pounds, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was a warm, funny, generous figure in Baltimore's predominantly poor and African American Sandtown community, his friends and relatives said.<p>The young man who died of traumatic spinal injury a week …

Losing my religion for equality

The impact of these religious beliefs touches every aspect of our lives. They help explain why in many countries boys are educated before girls; why …

Religion

10 Things Parents Can Do To Make Their Kids Highly Successful

Wanting the best for your children is a universal goal for all good parents. The best home, the best upbringing, the best school, the best life… …

Self-improvement

What I Learned Losing $1.5m of My Own Money

<i>Vitaliy Rizhkov is the founder of Finic, which helps turn your memories into art. He is running the startup with 100 percent transparency sharing every little detail such as all financials, salaries, hiring, firing, successes and failures on his blog StartupLabs. This post first appeared in Russian</i> …

Startups

6 Techniques For Running Successful Meetings

Meetings cost businesses billions of dollars, thousands of wasted hours, and pure “soul-sucking” agony.<p>The average C-level executive spends 18 hours a week in meetings (Atlassian study). To put that into perspective, every day from 8:30 a.m. to noon is a meeting. Almost one half of all attendees …

Time Management

Tax Inequality In America: Lego Edition!

It’s tax time! Here’s an explainer on how taxes are (and are not) helping to bridge the income gap, using everyone’s favorite toy blocks.<p>In 2013, upon accepting his Nobel Prize for Economics, Yale professor Robert Schiller said: “The most important problem that we are facing now today, I think, is …

Baby whisperer: Sleep consultant Jo Ryan helps infants and parents rest

"It's our most popular plan," says Ms Ryan.<p>The first two nights, she sends the parents to bed, to catch up on sleep. By the third night, the …

Pregnancy

The 1 percent are parasites: Debunking the lies about free enterprise, trickle-down, capitalism and celebrity entrepreneurs

The rich don’t generate jobs. Rising tides do not lift all boats. And they probably built that with government help<p>‘When did you last get a job from a poor person?’ So goes my favorite Tea Party slogan. The Americans are good at slogans but the Tea Party specializes in discombobulatingly daft ones.</i> …

Search

There is a growing trend in the United States towards assortative mating—a clunky phrase that refers to people’s tendency to choose spouses with …

Why Women Compete With Other Women

For over 10 years, I've run a successful life-coaching business that has supported hundreds of women with starting businesses, writing their books, and designing better work/life strategies. The one experience commonly shared by my clients as they have endeavored to accomplish their goals is …