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In their rush to become global, hipster-friendly cities risk creating spatial apartheid

The first thing I saw when stepping out of the taxi was a sign advertising craft beer, popular with hipsters everywhere. Sidewalk tables were occupied by attractive young people; a pleasant tableau of the multiracial middle classes eating wood-fired pizza and playing with their smart phones.<p>It …

How to get rich renting instead of buying a home

In an earlier post, I assessed home ownership from an investment perspective and found that homes are terrible investments that barely keep pace with inflation.<p>This poor investment, however, does force the average American to save the money they'd otherwise spend.<p>The result? The median net worth of …

Stephen Colbert imagined what it would be like if Jesus gave a TED talk, and we'd watch

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better than the Pope hosting a TED Talk, Stephen Colbert proves all of us wrong. <i>The</i> <i>Late Show</i> host imagined …

TED Talks

Judge won't hear gay adoptions because it's not in a child's 'best interest'

LOUISVILLE --- A family court judge who sits in Barren and Metcalfe counties has announced he will no longer hear adoption cases involving “homosexual parties” because he believes allowing a gay person to adopt could never be in the child's best interest.<p>Judge W. Mitchell Nance, who begins court …

When Brody met Sally: Giant puppy and 93-year-old are the best of friends

When it comes to this pair it’s hard to determine who’s cuter: 93-year-old Sally or 1-year-old Brody. Regardless, together they are a joyful sight to behold.<p>Sally, 93, lost her husband in 1990 and has lived next to Dave Mazarella in Mt. Vernon, Washington, for 15 years. She has known all of his …

How to Trust That You'll Be Okay No Matter What

<b>“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” ~Ursula K. Le Guin</b><p>Did you play with …

The 3 Education Trends Preparing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

With technology constantly changing, can we actually predict what skills and knowledge today's students will need to lead the future workforce?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Educators are tasked with the necessary burden of preparing today's students to shape …

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Music, nature and the arts are key in education | Letters

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The 10,000-Hour Rule Won't Help You, But This Will

To achieve a high level of excellence, you need to do more than just show up.<p>In <i>Outliers</i>, Malcolm Gladwell introduced the world to the 10,000-hour rule. As he described it, world class talents like Bill Gates, The Beatles and chess grandmasters attained their great prowess only after 10,000 hours of …

Easy Vegetarian Dinners for Every Night of the Week

A week of healthy meat-free dinners to get ready for spring.<p>March is nearly over, Easter is just around the bend, and spring will be here any day, …

You can’t be socially progressive and economically conservative

If you want to be socially progressive, you have to support initiatives that foster social progress, like education equality, women’s health resources, criminal justice reform, universal healthcare, workplace equality, and so on. These initiatives either cost taxpayer money, require governmentally …

How to Make Millions Selling One Simple Thing

Coffee is not all beans and brew. The secret to sales success came right from demand for a single cup.<p>Entrepreneurs are a special breed. The risk is tremendous, but the reward is whatever you can imagine... that is, if you can make it. A lot of businesses don't, and I think one of those reasons is …

Science Says Happier People Are Raised by Parents Who Do This 1 Thing

Here's a hint: It's all about a lack of (a certain type of) control.<p>Want your kids to be happier kids? More important, want your children to grow up to be happier and more satisfied for the rest of their lives?<p>A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as …

Why can’t Republicans give straight answers about their health care bill? Because the truth is ugly

<b>Paul Ryan on "Face the Nation," March 12, 2017.</b><p>Behind all the buzzwords about freedom, the AHCA isn’t about health care. It’s just another tax cut for the rich<p>Gary Legum<p>March 13, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>My fondest wish for the next journalist who interviews Paul Ryan about the American Health Care Act, …

Don’t forget this: You, too, can acquire a super memory

<b>(pogonici, via Shutterstock)</b><p>Learning a memorization technique used by elite memory athletes leads to widespread changes in brain wiring<p>Catherine Caruso<p>March 13, 2017 7:59am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Elite memory athletes are not so different from their peers …

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Learning

Hidden Treasure: Why Modest-Income Taxpayers Should Learn About the Saver's Credit

This credit could reward you richly for doing something that's to your benefit.<p>Saving for retirement can be hard, and that's especially true for …

Globalization Is Just a Contemporary Word for Financial Colonialism

We who live in imperialist countries owe an enormous debt of solidarity to people in countries like Bangladesh, which are being ransacked by our …

OMG: Netflix has a secret page that will take your binge-watching to the next level

Just when we thought we knew everything about our beloved streaming app, this bomb dropped in our laps: There’s a secret Netflix page where users can …

Binge-Watching

Luther is famous, but we know little about him

Don't you know Martin Luther? Why not? Admittedly, the man last made headlines 500 years ago. What's more, there is very little information about him …

President Trump’s “skinny” budget is already dead

<b>(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)</b><p>Don’t expect his skinny budget to provide a consistent vision for the nation – or to have a future<p>Roy T. Meyers<p>March 11, 2017 10:59am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>The Trump administration is about to formally lay out its spending priorities …

Scientists Just Discovered How to 'Super-Size' Memory

There are good and bad ways to improve your memory. A bad way is to follow the advice of Ben Carson and blast your brain’s hippocampus with …

800 Copies: Meet The World's Most Obsessive Fan Of 'The Velvet Underground and Nico'

<i>The Velvet Underground and Nico</i>, released 50 years ago tomorrow (there is actually some disagreement on the exact date), is the definitive way-ahead-of-its-time album. With a near-peerless collection of songs — nearly all written by frontman Lou Reed — and an iconic, banana-sticker cover designed …

The Smell Of Its Owner Can Ease A Dog's Separation Anxiety

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

3 Free Ways to Market Your Business Online

How to Market Your Business Online for Free<p>Updated December 25, 2017<p>No matter how many “next generation” Internet marketing tactics come down the …

Marketing

5 Online Businesses You Can Start With No Money

The internet is the great equalizer. In business specifically, it has leveled the playing field. Anyone can start a money-making online …

The Definitive Guide to Budgeting Your Money for 2017

AKA how to get your shit together when it comes to your hard-earned cash this year.<p>Money. We all want more of it, we all want to know how much others have and what *they* do with it, and we all want to know that we're doing all the right things with it. But when you're just figuring out this whole …

Personal Finance

Trump's Immigration Order Is a Propaganda Victory for ISIS

The American president has reinforced the victimhood narrative at the core of the Islamic State’s recruitment pitch.<p>On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump handed the Islamic State and its likeminded rivals a symbolic victory when he announced he would immediately suspend immigration from seven …