Eric Zambrana

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'Avengers: Infinity War' topples 'Star Wars' for best box office opening ever

A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. The superhero smorgasbord "Avengers: Infinity Wars" opened with predictable shock-and-awe, earning $250 million in box office over the weekend and edging past "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to set the highest opening weekend of …

The Best Leaders Are Great Teachers

Cristina Daura<p>Kundapur Vaman Kamath was a teacher. But he didn’t work at a school or stand in front of a class. Instead, he delivered his lessons at the office—to the employees who served under him during his four decades as a senior executive at, and then CEO of, India’s ICICI Bank. Whether he was …

How to Actually Come Back from the Holidays Feeling Refreshed

We are told the winter holidays are supposed to be a magical time of deep connection with loved ones, good meals, warm fires, and gift-giving. And yet, for many of us, the winter holidays don’t live up to our expectations, because we don’t know how to strike the right balance between rest and …

What to Do When You Don’t Feel Valued at Work

It’s no fun to toil away at a job where your efforts go unnoticed. How can you highlight your achievements without bragging about your work? Who should you talk to about feeling underappreciated? And if the situation doesn’t change, how long should you stay?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>“There’s nothing …

Leadership

How to Highlight Your Talents in a Job Interview Without Showing Off

In a perfect world, job interviewers would be able to gauge your talents with great accuracy, so that you wouldn’t need to engage in any form of boasting or self-promotion. But talents can be notoriously hard to judge, particularly in short-term interactions with other such as job interviews: there …

How to Ask for the Job Title You Deserve

Your job title isn’t everything — but it does matter. When you’re offered a new role, or have been in the same position for some time, how should you …

Don’t Let Your Inner Fears Limit Your Career

CHAYAPON BOOTBOONNEAM/EYEEM/GETTY IMAGESFear is a natural and universal human phenomenon, affecting top executives as much as anyone else. The …

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

How a Liberal Scholar of Conspiracy Theories Became the Subject of a Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory

In 2010, Marc Estrin, a novelist and far-left activist from Vermont, found an online version of a paper by Cass Sunstein, a professor at Harvard Law School and the most frequently cited legal scholar in the world. The paper, called “Conspiracy Theories,” was first published in 2008, in a small …

University of Chicago

The Dream of Puerto Rican Independence, and the Story of Heriberto Marín

When Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, on September 20th, it smashed into the island with withering winds of up to a hundred and fifty-five miles per hour. The storm destroyed the island’s electric power grid, wiped out eighty per cent of its agricultural crops, and knocked out …

Caribbean

Why we should look on the bright side this New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day offers an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned from the prior year. So last week I asked members of the business community the biggest lesson last year had taught them.<p>For many, the biggest lesson involved politics in some way. Some saw this as a positive thing, pointing out …

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Overlooked This Big Issue on Debate Night

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump skipped over one big issue during Monday’s debate: productivity.<p>At least that’s according to Rana Foroohar, …

Declining offense in baseball: Just a blip, or an alarming trend?

Hitting always came easy to Don Mattingly, or at least it seemed that way. He won a batting title and compiled a .307 career batting average in 14 seasons with the New York Yankees.<p>But a lot has changed since his last game as a player in 1995. Teams are hitting and scoring less than they have in a …

Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans

Americans have long complained that the dollar doesn't buy much anymore. Suddenly, the dollar's problem may be that it buys too much — a change that has huge implications across the global economy for consumers, businesses, investors and governments.<p>The U.S. currency's value has surged over the …

Meet The New Recession Cycle - It's Triggered By Bursting Bubbles, Not Surging Inflation

We are now in the month of April - so the Wall Street Keynesians are back on their spring “escape velocity” offensive. <b>Normally they accept the</b> …

10 Useful Math Practice Apps for Elementary Students

April 4, 2015<br>Looking for some good iPad apps to help elementary students with their Math? The list below features some of the most popular iPad apps …

Simple equation: Moms talking math to preschoolers equals knowledgeable kids

ANN ARBOR—Preschool children improve their math skills when their mothers talk to them about math during meal times.<p>The new study by researchers at …

The Sooner The Better: Early Childhood Education, A Key To Life-Long Success

“The sooner the better” is the perfect tag line for early childhood education. There is no magic bullet to ensure a lifetime of self-fulfillment in personal and career terms. But rigorous research shows that high-quality early childhood education is an extraordinarily powerful means to promote …

Let’s tolerate a little inflation, says economist

The Federal Reserve should extend recent dramatic job growth by keeping US interest rates near zero and tolerating a little inflation, argues …

Study: Americans Rank Last in Math Ability

According to recent research published by the <b>Educational Testing Service</b>, a global nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, the …