Donald Gregory

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This Book From the 1930s Can Teach You to Create a Genuinely Happy Life

This obscure author already understood the lessons of modern happiness science decades ago.<p>What is the most common regret that pains people facing the end of their lives? According to a hospice nurse who was written about her experiences providing end-of-life care, the most common regret of the …

Happiness

15 Divorced People Reveal The Subtle Red Flags They Ignored When They Got Married

Getting married is pretty much the biggest commitment you can make to anyone throughout your entire life. Needless to say, a decision to do something …

Relationships

Critics denounce South Carolina's new 'anti-Semitism' law

Civil rights activists are opposing the passage of a bill that equates criticism of Israeli policies with anti-Semitism in the US state of South …

Addressing the Driver Shortage by Paying Drivers for ALL the Work They Do

Trucks are stuck in a traffic jam along the A10 after snow falls in Tours, central France, on March 01, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo …

Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!

SEOUL, South Korea — On May 5, 1818, in the southern German town of Trier, in the picturesque wine-growing region of the Moselle Valley, Karl Marx was born. At the time Trier was one-tenth the size it is today, with a population of around 12,000. According to one of Marx’s recent biographers, …

Karl Marx

Why beauty is becoming a moral imperative for us all - men included

Beauty has traditionally been categorised as a gendered practice — a "trivial" pursuit, grounded in subjectivity, that occupies one full half of the …

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What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

How Firing 1 Employee Nearly Doubled My Company's Productivity

One of my employees was regularly late to work. Sadly--but not surprisingly--she was late to her own firing, too.<p>Company culture is a strange thing: If you don't proactively work to shape it, it will shape itself. Two years ago, I had an employee who was consistently late to work. Alexandria was an …

How economic inequality is killing us

“Self-destruction isn’t a bug,” writes Charles Hugh Smith of the OfTwoMinds blog. “[I]t’s a feature of our socio-economic system.” In other words, …

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years

Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known …

Is Housing Inequality the Main Driver of Economic Inequality?

Economic inequality is one of the most significant issues facing cities and entire nations today. But a mounting body of research suggests that …

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

Before You Divorce, Why Not Try a Parenting Marriage?

Last week, I wrote an article entitled, “How You Can Stay Together Without <i>Being</i> Together?” In it, I asked unhappy couples that have waited out the …

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This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

The Brain

Poor Leaders Promote Competition. Choose a Better Way.

Are You Bringing Out the Best in People?<p><i>“Destroying things is much easier than making them,”</i> wrote Suzanne Collins in her prophetic warning against …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

4 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders That Are Hard to Find

When society puts so much value on external accomplishments, good leaders start with what's inside.<p>I often tell people that leadership is a journey. When you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up. You'll always find another peak to climb.<p>The truth about leadership is actually …

Secrets of Women’s History Month from the Women Who Made it Possible

The month of March is dedicated to celebrating women’s history! With all the excitement and extraordinary women surrounding this milestone, it’s hard …

Racial Blindness

Violent murders in Texas and Maryland show how white killers receive more sympathy than black victims.<p>The past week has offered a case study in how …

Empty half the Earth of its humans. It's the only way to save the planet

Discussing cities is like talking about the knots in a net: they’re crucial, but they’re only one part of the larger story of the net and what it’s …

What's the Difference Between a Frat and a Gang?

When I thought about locking up with a crew in 1996, I wanted to see a full initiation first, not parts I stumbled upon over the years. My friend …

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for …

People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think

Javier Zarracina/Vox A philosopher explains why addiction isn’t a moral failure. The American opioid epidemic claimed 42,300 lives in 2016 alone. …

The newest tool for a happy marriage has been under our noses all along

shurkin_son/Shutterstock - Chores can cause a lot of conflict in a relationship, especially if one person feels they're doing more than their share. …

Is America on the Verge of a Constitutional Crisis?

Here is something that, even on its own, is astonishing: The president of the United States demanded the firing of the former FBI deputy director, a …

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind

Demographic shifts rippling across the nation are fueling fears that their culture and standing are under threat.<p>Even after the coal mines closed and the factory jobs disappeared and the businesses began taking down their signs on Broad Street, even after the population started its steady decline …

Demographics

Self-obsession is creating a neurotic culture. Can we fix this?

In his latest book, Selfie, Will Storr explores the history of self-obsession, and wonders how we can fix it.<br>Read More