If 2017 was the year of learning how bad things are, let's make 2018 the year we started to fix them—armed with a syllabus of inspiring, empowering, funny, and transporting new works from our favorite
CityLab writers and editors share the titles that made an impact on us and our work this year. Gentrifier by Jason Patch, John Joe Schlichtman, and Marc Lamont Hill Gentrifying is all the rage; even beavers
What are the hidden messages in the storybooks we read to our kids? That's a question that may occur to parents as their children dive into the new books that arrived over the holidays. And it's a question
There’s no doubt that 2017 was the year social media and Google heavily influenced consumers online buying decisions. Black Friday online sales actually broke a record surpassing five billion dollars.
Entrepreneurs have been busy lately. In the last quarter of 2016, 7.4 percent of people looking for employment started their own businesses. Compared to 4.8 percent from the year before, it's clear that
There are few skills that will bring more opportunity into your life than the ability to speak well in public. Below are 12 tips that can make the difference between those speakers who leave a powerful,
Do you know what humans fear more than dying? No, not snakes on a plane. It's the other one -- public speaking. We hate it. Science says we hate it because we fear being ostracized by others. Surely, fear
Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are some of my favorites that will be released in the next
Whether you're in the market for a new job or wish to shine at your current one, there are certain core skills out there that automatically make you better in any role. These are known as soft skills,
Storytelling is an integral part of being human, and it's the way we've emotionally connected with one another for thousands of years. It should come as no surprise that brands use storytelling to connect
Warren Buffett gave some great advice a few years ago on key attributes to look for when considering job candidates. He narrowed it down to three, but one is purely non-negotiable. Buffet said: You're
University students just aren't partying like they used to. The stereotype of "sticky bars filled with beer-swilling students" could be going out of fashion, according to the National Union of Students
Today, in an email to the White House email list, President Obama announced his nominee for Librarian of Congress. Didn't get the email? Sign up for updates. Today, I'm nominating someone to be our new
Humanity has been boiled down to six emotions. Today after tests in a few countries, Facebook is rolling out its augmented Like button “Reactions” to all users. This article has been boiled down to six
Apple will apparently turn to the First Amendment in its fight against a court order demanding that it write code to skirt an iPhone's security features. On February 16, a federal judge ordered that Apple
There are apps that promise to help you free up space on your smartphone by backing up then deleting your photos. There are apps that help you organize your photos into albums, and share them with friends.