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Kwame Anthony Appiah: Is religion good or bad? (This is a trick question)

How to make hard choices | Ruth Chang

3 ways to speak English | Jamila Lyiscott

How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

University Of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action, Court Rules

A federal appellate court in Texas has ruled that the state's flagship university can continue to use race as a factor in admissions.<p>"To deny UT Austin its limited use of race in its search for holistic diversity would hobble the richness of the educational experience," Judge Patrick Higginbotham …

Design a Workspace to Spark Extreme Creativity

A walk-through of New York's The Wonderfactory shows that the coolest office spaces are more than just a collection of foosball tables, tech gadgets and colorful furniture. Co-founder David Link says every square inch of the digital marketing agency's office was designed with purpose: to inspire …

Gear & Gadgets

How Yahoo's Diversity Numbers Compare With Google's

Yahoo has responded to the years-long calls for tech companies to disclose their staffs' gender and racial breakdowns. The numbers released Tuesday show its workforce, like much of the tech industry, is dominated by white and Asian males. In its post releasing the data, Yahoo explained its …

Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic

Why good leaders make you feel safe | Simon Sinek

Ruby Dee: An Actress Who Marched On Washington And Onto The Screen

Born Ruby Ann Wallace in the early 1920s in Cleveland, actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee most identified with the part of New York City where she was raised.<p>"I don't know who I would be if I weren't this child from Harlem, this woman from Harlem. It's in me so deep," Dee told NPR's <i>Tell Me</i> …

From Resumes To Romance, Giving Young Dads The Skills To Succeed

On a Wednesday night, just a few days before Fathers Day, a group of young men gather in a classroom on the fourth floor of Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. There's food — pizza, soda and cookies — and the men stack their paper plates high before settling into their seats around the table in the …

How Retailers Use Smartphones To Track Shoppers In The Store

Retailers aren't only tracking consumers online; they're also doing it when consumers shop in brick-and-mortar stores. Robert Siegel talks to Latanya Sweeney, chief technology officer for the Federal Trade Commission, about how the tracking works and whether consumers can opt out.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT …

Never Underestimate The Power Of Corporate Integrity

<i>Integrity:</i> It’s a word too often casually thrown around in corporate conversations.<p>It’s a company value “by default”—indisputable in theory, but often merely window dressing: In-vogue and appealing, but lacks real meaning.<p>However, for those companies that sincerely value integrity—and that actually …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

How Failure Can Make You A More Successful Entrepreneur

It’s an unfortunate reality that many small businesses and start-ups fail. But there’s more to the story than statistics. Behind each failed venture is an entrepreneur facing a frustrating—even devastating—career setback. How they cope with that setback, however, is often what differentiates …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

How Netflix Is Changing Our Brains, And Why That May Not Be All Good

With season two of Netflix’s breakout hit Orange is the New Black now airing, I’m struck by a profound change in the psychological calculus of entertainment. Netflix has changed the game, and I don’t just mean the game of how shows are served to hungry eyes. I mean the game going on behind our eyes …

Apple To Abandon Headphone Jack? Beats Deal Suddenly Makes Sense

<i>[Editor's note: The original headline stated as fact that Apple was abandoning the headphone jack. This is informed opinion, so we added a question mark.]</i><p>Suddenly why Apple spent a seemingly ludicrous $3.2 billion buying Beats is starting to make sense. The reason: Apple is being more Apple than we …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

A Year After Snowden, U.S. Tech Losing Trust Overseas

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Snowden revelations. Whatever you may think about Edward Snowden the man — is he a traitor or a hero? — one fact is indisputable. His leaks shook the U.S. technology industry to its core. And the reverberations keep on coming.<p>Take Cisco. The Silicon …

Turning off your iPhone won't stop NSA bugs, but this will

Just because you turned off your phone doesn't mean the NSA isn't using it to spy on you.<p>Edward Snowden's latest revelation about the NSA's snooping …

Half of Americans can’t afford their house

As the housing market slowly recovers, a majority of homeowners and renters are finding it hard to meet rising rents and mortgage payments, new …

For New College Grads, Finding Mental Health Care Can Be Tough

For many young people, college graduation marks the entry into what grown-ups call "the real world." But if you're a new graduate with a mental health condition, the transition can be especially challenging.<p>Many young people start managing their own health care for the first time when they …