Emily Upton

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Is the Bar Too Low for Special Education?

The Supreme Court is poised to decide the quality of instruction public schools must provide students with disabilities—a question that could get even thornier under the Trump administration.<p>In fourth grade, Drew’s behavioral problems in school grew worse. Gripped by extreme fears of flies, spills, …

Call and Ask to Have the Interest Rate Reduced On Your Credit Cards

Late fees can eat into your debt repayment plan, but having a high interest rate is even worse. Yet, most of us are more likely to call and ask to …

The One Thing Millennials Need to Know About Investing

The oldest millennials are now starting to enter their formative years in the workforce and the youngest of the group will soon graduate from high school. Millions of millennials are going to be making decisions about what to do with their finances and how much to spend or save for the future.<p>As …

Investing

I finally stepped out of my progressive bubble—and now I understand why people hate “the liberal elite”

On Dec. 4, Italians went to the polls to decide on a reform referendum that would redefine the power of local governments and reduce the power of the senate. With a high turnout, my countrymen rejected the reform. In the press, the voters’ decision was described as an Italian Brexit, and a triumph …

Critical Thinking

Celebrities Bid Farewell to Obama in Emotional Tribute Video

Just a day before the Obama’s official farewell party in the White House, the “Yes We Can” video was released, a tribute to the Obama presidency. In …

This Spreadsheet Calculates When You'll Pay Off Debt With the Snowball Method

The snowball method is the best way to pay down your debt. If you’re skeptical and want to see how it will work, this spreadsheet will calculate …

10 Powerful Ways You Can Be a Successful Leader | Inc.com

These are times that call for great leaders--people who are confident and courageous, certain in their leadership--to show us the way.<p>It's not easy, but if we can learn to follow their example we too can separate ourselves from the pack.<p>Here are 10 powerful ways to become a successful leader:<p>1. …

Self-improvement

Are You A Good Boss? Test Yourself With These 5 Questions

Think you’re good at managing people? Most managers, when asked, provide a glowing commentary of their stellar people management skills.<p>Yet research has demonstrated the opposite. A Gallup study of 7,272 U.S. adults revealed that 50% had left their job to get away from their manager to improve …

Employee Engagement

White Americans Angrier About the News Than Other Racial Groups

White people are angrier about current events and more pessimistic about “the American dream” than other racial groups, a new survey found.<p>In an …

How to Use a Fog Machine to Deter Burglars

A burglar breaks into your house. Even though the alarm has sounded and alerted police, he reasons that he has two minutes to grab your valuables and …

Put off procrastinating… forever! Tips on how to be more productive

It’s not as hard as you might think to set yourself clear goals<p>New Year’s resolutions can be a rollercoaster of emotions. There are the highs when you set them, imagining with excitement the new life you’re going to be leading, but often also the lows of frustration and procrastination when things …

Procrastination

Is it possible to explain the universe of science in just 1,000 easy-to-understand words?

Could you explain the electromagnetic spectrum, continental drift, or the basics of nuclear power using just the 1,000 most common English words? That’s the challenge XKCD’s Randall Munroe took on in his latest book, "Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words."<p>Munroe has had many different …

Engines

12 Easy Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership | Inc.com

Being a leader today is not about having followers who are waiting to be told what to do and how to do it. Successful leadership is about engaging and empowering people to do what they are capable of doing, and building confidence and trust in your team.<p>Communication is key; written or spoken, your …

Team Building

Research finds most rich people aren't worried about wealth inequality because practically everyone they know is rich, too

President Obama has called it "the defining challenge of our time," and the World Economic Forum named income inequality the top economic trend to watch for 2015.<p>Some people at the upper end of the spectrum, however, don't see the problem.<p>For a study published last month in Psychological Science, …

Stop Being So Boring! A Simple Way to Have Better Conversations and Relationships

If you want to be heard, to be in the moment with someone, and connect with others then you must break out of slipstream conversations and interrupt expectations. That means ditch the boring and expected chitchat in favor of compelling relationship-building dialogues.<p>A friend would ask me for the …

Nice Downtowns: How Did They Get That Way?

"Visitors think, 'That's just how Seattle is.' But it wasn't." Lessons via places ranging from Fresno to Shanghai.<p>I had anticipated some of the rewards and discoveries of visiting cities in the process of economic and cultural recovery and re-invention. An <i>un</i>expected reward has been the chance to …

Urban Design

10 of the World's Most Touristy Cities

There is no shame in being a tourist. It's the best way to escape from your daily routine, see the world and soak up new experiences. There is, …