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Why Are Rich, White Girls Struggling in Math?

A new study reveals the extent to which children’s geographic surroundings contribute to gender disparities in schools.<p>In recent years, the common wisdom has been that girls are dominating when it comes to academic achievement. In reading in particular, girls have consistently outperformed boys. …

Education

How To Dress Like The Most Stylish Guy on TV

Known as much for his disarming charisma as he is for his fine tailoring, Harvey Specter is the best dressed man on TV for more reasons than one. …

Men's Fashion

An advanced earner’s guide to Backdoor Roth IRAs

A Backdoor Roth is a way for a high earner to contribute more to retirement by converting a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA.This is a powerful …

Retirement

What Religion Gives Us (That Science Can’t)

It’s a tough time to defend religion. Respect for it has diminished in almost every corner of modern life — not just among atheists and intellectuals, but among the wider public, too. And the next generation of young people looks likely to be the most religiously unaffiliated demographic in recent …

Religion

Podcast #407: How to Stop Being a Nice Guy | The Art of Manliness

We’ve been told since we were little kids to “Be nice.”<p>But what if being nice isn’t really that good and it’s making you and those around you …

Self-improvement

Try These Smart Strategies for Investing in CDs

CD Investment Basics<p>How to Use CD Investments<p>Updated September 09, 2016<p>Certificates of Deposit (CDs) are investments that help you grow your money …

Personal Finance

Pay Your Mortgage Early or Invest?

Paying your mortgage early has big opportunity costs, and your net worth could be higher if you invest instead.<p>If you own a home, chances are good …

Personal Finance

How a Family of 4 Can Book a Disney Vacation for $1,000 or Less

Here's how to plan a Disney trip for $1,000 or less for a family of four.<p>Even though Disney parks are notoriously expensive, there are still plenty …

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

Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better.<p>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 as the National …

Education

Five Questions You Can Ask Instead Of 'How Are You?'

Last week, we introduced a new series of posts that will offer ideas for how to build energy, shape the future, and create high-performing teams. How can you do this? It starts with asking positive questions. (Find the first post in this series here for a review.)<p>Today we want to offer a makeover …

University of Michigan

6 Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well

When anger rises to the surface, they don't react--they respond.<p>Anger is one powerful human emotion. It is also a very <i>normal</i> human emotion that needs to be expressed in a healthy way. But there's a place and time for appropriate anger, and we all have to learn how to manage it before it …

Are You Withholding the Right Amount of Taxes from Your Paycheck?

In 2017, the IRS received 152,235,000 tax returns — and of those returns, more than 73 percent were granted a refund. With the average refund last …

10 blogs to help you achieve financial independence

Financial independence is the new catchphrase in the personal finance blogosphere. It’s about being able to retire early or to have enough money in …

The Whitewashing of King’s Assassination

The death of Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t a galvanizing event, but the premature end of a movement that had only just begun.<p>Editor’s Note: Read <i>The Atlantic</i>’s special coverage of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.<p>Image Above: Three days after King is murdered in Memphis, soldiers patrol riot-torn …

Black History

Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

... and the movies and TV shows we watch<p>Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, who reads, it …

Books

Jeff Bezos Uses This Strategy to Make Better, Faster Decisions | Inc.com

<i>How can I stop overthinking and take action more quickly? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Matt Bodnar, Creator & Host at The Science of Success Podcast, on Quora:</b><p>I think there are …

Jeff Bezos

I'm a Millennial Millionaire. Here's How I Got So Rich

'Cancel Netflix. Stay off Instagram.'<p>By any definition, becoming a millionaire by your 30s isn’t easy, unless you happen to come from a lot of money. …

The Secret to a Happy and Successful Marriage | The Art of Manliness

In the first few years of a relationship, you and your beloved’s brains are bathed with a heady cocktail of chemicals that make you feel positively …

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut, dispensing and gathering information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the closest estimate …

Information Systems

For a Better Marriage, Act Like a Single Person

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Especially around Valentine’s Day, it’s easy to find advice about sustaining a successful marriage, with suggestions for “date nights” and romantic dinners for two.<p>But as we spend more and more of our lives outside marriage, it’s equally important to cultivate the skills of …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Getting Married? 3 Strategies for Co-Mingling Money

Three Methods for Co-Mingling a Couple's Finances<p>How to share finances without resentment<p>Updated June 22, 2017<p>Some couples co-mingle every bank …

How to invest: An essential guide

Shares 122<p>When I told readers that January would be “back to basics” month at Get Rich Slowly, the number-one request I received was to write about …

Load up on CompTIA certification training for less than $8 per course

Learning will always be the cornerstone of any progressing career. And if you make your living (or want to make your living) as an IT pro, you’d better be ready to pick up new skills and learn new disciplines even faster than most.<p>In the IT world, there’s no more bankable training than …

5 Personal Finance Books to Read This Year

Already stalling on that New Year’s resolution to fix your finances? We’ll help you jumpstart that commitment.<p>We asked NerdWallet’s money experts …

11 Smart Personal Finance Blogs You Should Read This Year | Inc.com

Even though I'm a financial planner, I still pay close attention to the financial advice and opinions of the smartest money experts all over the web. Why? Because no matter how money-savvy you are, there's always something more you can learn.<p>If you're looking for a way to become financially …

The Only Two Vanguard Index Funds You Need for Retirement

Investing doesn't need to be complicated or expensive. Build a dirt-cheap portfolio that can last a lifetime with just one stock ETF and one bond ETF.<p>…

What Should My Net Worth Be At Age 30, 40, 50, 60?

Everything is relative when it comes to money. If we all have a net worth of $1,000,000, then nobody is truly rich. As such, we must first get an …

Retirement

How Much Should You Invest in Stocks?

Here are two rules of thumb for determining how much you should invest in stocks as a percentage of your portfolio.<p>After nine years of rising stock …