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I asked some of the most successful people what books they give as gifts — and there were 5 winners

"What's your favorite book?" seems like a good question. So innocent, so simple. In practice, it's terrible. I interviewed more than 100 of the most successful entrepreneurs, athletes, actors, writers, and other experts for my book, "Tribe of Mentors." These are people who have often read hundreds …

Dismantling Whiteness as the Beauty Standard

Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett rejected Eurocentric beauty ideals when she sported her afro at this year’s Miss Universe Pageant. Bennett had long …

Hair

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

Sixty-three years after the Supreme Court's ruling in <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>, many schools across the country either remain segregated or have re-segregated.<p>Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly …

Education

Is It Okay To Ditch Your Kids? Yes, It Is

<i>Like mother like son (Photo courtesy of Mpora.com).</i><p>Any time you have outside of sleep and work should pretty much be spent with your kids, right? Parenting is a time to get your shit together, put away the toys and whittle down the hours you used to spend in your twenties doing stuff that, in your …

The Secret to Insane Productivity

If you want to get things done, you have to do this.<p>Whenever we talk about the secret to productivity, we tend to hyper-focus on tactics. That's not to say tactics aren't part of it--because they are. But it's important not to lose sight of the strategy in the process.<p>What's the strategy?<p>Move from …

The best time of day to do everything, from exercising to interviewing for a job

What happened?<p>Maybe it's not a question of <i>what</i> you did, but of <i>when</i> you did it.<p>As in, you drank coffee before you needed it and ended up crashing later, or you spent the whole morning answering emails so you had no energy left to work on the really important stuff in the afternoon.<p>To help make sure …

7 tiny daily habits that can lead to huge results

Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket."<p>Working on your novel goes in the "writing" or "creativity" bucket. Going to the gym goes in the "health" bucket. And so you have these five or six or 10 primary buckets …

The Daily Habits of 21 Highly Successful People | Inc.com

The most successful people I know make navigating business and life look easy, often because they have their crap together more than most people. They get up early, stay in front of health issues, and are smart about money. They know the value of a good night's sleep, a restorative vacation, and a …

Success

The world's best cities for millennials

<b>Affordability</b><p>Millennials are a boomerang generation. The number of 20- to 34-year-olds living at home with their parents increased by 25% between 1996 and 2013 in the UK. Last year, 58% of 20- to 24-year-olds, 21% of 25- to 29-year-olds, and 8% of 30- to 34-year-olds in the UK lived with parents. …

Smart Cities

Black History Month reading list: the best books this February

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi<p>It’s hard to believe, but What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is Helen Oyeyemi’s sixth book and she is still only 31. The collection features nine stories linked by the theme of keys, doors and unlocking, with many of the same storytelling devices from her …

Black History

10 Financial Choices You'll Regret in 10 Years

Avoid these bad moves.<p>Life is full of financial decisions, some simple, some complex, but all with the potential to make a real impact on your life. …

Oil price crash: rout reaches $27 as Opec warns US shale will be forced to relent

Cartel says persistent low prices will finally begin to bite for rival producers, as cost for some barrels of US crude turn negative<p>Oil slumped to below $28 a barrel in early morning trading on Monday - its lowest level since September 2003 - as traders digested news of Iran's return to the world's …

Oil

12 Powerful Photos of Martin Luther King Jr.

Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. stands in front of a bus at the end of the Montgomery bus boycott, Montgomery, Alabama,<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Don Cravens—The …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished college or any formal education.<p>To help make 2016 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old …

Your parenting is the problem: We spend more time and money on parenting than ever — but we are getting worse

<b>(IAKOBCHUK VIACHESLAV via Shutterstock)</b><p>Your kids only eat fries? Run the show at home? It’s on you: “Let kids decide” switched adult authority to children<p>Leonard Sax<p>January 17, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like</i> …

Parenting

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It’s not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop …

Self-improvement

5 Best New Technologies for Your Business | Trading Mates | Sharing Financial Freedom

According to some starry-eyed entrepreneurs, the only technique to become really rich financially and personally—in other words, to become absurdly …

Twenty people now own as much wealth as HALF of all Americans. TWENTY.

This isn’t getting better on its own. Twenty Americans now have more wealth combined than 50% of Americans. That’s over 150,000,000 people.<p>The top …

7 Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Never lie or answer the dreaded "what's your biggest weakness" question in a disingenuous way.<p>The purpose of interviewing is pretty straightforward: …