Evelyn Ishmael

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The gender wealth gap is even more concerning than the wage gap. Here’s why.

32 cents.<p>That’s how much single women have for every dollar of wealth owned by their male counterparts. The disparity is much greater for single …

Demographics

12 books famous scientists think you should read

1/<p>Jane Goodall: "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien<p>Jane Goodall is a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.<p>Goodall famously …

Books

How to Use Duotrope to Advance Your Writing Career

If you are looking to expand your writing beyond Medium, the Duotrope website can be a useful tool. You, the artist, purchase a subscription that …

Creative Writing

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

Body Language

4 ways to freshen up your writing

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> PR Daily <i>in May of 2017.</i><p>PR pros write, edit, review and rewrite dozens of documents each day.<p>Sometimes, all that …

Public Relations

Uninvolved Parenting and Its Effects on Children

During the 1960s, psychologist Diana Baumrind described three different parenting styles based on her research with preschool-age children: …

Parenting

9 podcasts to help you understand *everything happening in the news*

As movies like <i>The Post</i> and TV shows like <i>The Newsroom</i> will tell you, it is the civic duty of every citizen to stay informed.<p>But with so much happening …

Journalism

How to write blogs humans want to read

Here are 10 steps to take before every blog post:<p><b>1.</b> <b>Just start writing (or recording).</b><p>The first thing you want to do is sit down and write.<p>If you have …

Public Relations

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

Want to Work from Home and Save Money? Amazon, Apple, IBM, and Dell Are Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Technical or non-technical positions, there's something here for just about everyone.<p>FlexJobs, a leader in the flexible job movement that's currently disrupting the traditional workforce, has released data about how working remotely will save you money.<p>The average person can save between $4,668 to …

Employment

How Heirs Can Maximize an Inherited IRA

Knowing the rules for inheriting IRAs can help avoid simple mistakes that come with big consequences.<p>An IRA is a powerful vehicle to build a nest egg …

Retirement

The 9 Best Children’s Books to Buy in 2018

We all know that reading to our children is important for their overall development (not to mention the bonding factor), but finding just the right …

Kids

12 Phrases that Will Make Your Audience Put Down Their Cell Phones and Pay Attention to You

Know the magic word that cuts through the noise<p>Franklin Delano Roosevelt once gave this pithy advice for making a good presentation:<p>"Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated."<p>As a professional speaker and presentation coach for the past two decades, I agree with this public speaking wisdom, and I would add …

Public Speaking

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

Apps

One Way to Create Income for Life and a Guaranteed Inheritance for Your Kids

Here's how I helped my client take the RMDs he didn't need and turn them into peace of mind for his children's future.<p>Jim was a retired corporate …

Retirement

10 editing issues your grammar checker might be missing

Grammar checkers in word processing programs can help you catch glaring spelling errors, but you might be missing subtler—yet crucial—editing faux …

In Just 2 Words Elon Musk Gave Writing Advice Every Business Leader Should Follow

Cutting this habit from business writing can lead to higher productivity.<p>In a push for profitability at his Tesla plants, Elon Musk recently sent a detailed memo to his staff outlining a series of measures intended to help the company ramp up production scale, slash costs, and boost quality.<p>Musk …

In Massachusetts, a disturbing trend in kindergarten

A new research brief reports on a disturbing trend in kindergartens around Massachusetts: a sharp reduction in child-directed activities and teacher autonomy despite research showing that kids learn best with frequent breaks and the ability to learn through movement and play.<p>The author, R. Clarke …

Education

4 things writers should stop worrying about

<i>This article originally appeared on PR Daily in April of 2017.</i><p>Writing at work causes so much stress. So many questions. So much doubt.<p>Is this comma …

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> …

Write Beautifully

An Epiphany to Perfect Your Novel WritingI was in a funk. A writing funk.The kind within which you rewrite the same paragraph over and over only to …

The 11 Best Places for Free Typing Lessons for Kids and Adults

Free Typing Lessons for Kids and Adults<p>The 11 Best Free Keyboarding Lessons Online<p>Updated February 21, 2018<p>These free typing lessons will help you …

How to avoid losing your mind to Alzheimer's or dementia. Hint: Start now, says Maria Shriver

The most disturbing thing I heard recently about the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and dementia was a comment made by Maria Shriver, the former first lady of California who founded the Women's Alzheimer's Movement after discovering the disease affects twice as many women as men.<p>It would seem, …

5 Ways to Help Kids (and Even Adults) Understand Blockchain

The suggestions include getting them a wallet, learning through programming and attending conferences.<p>While the crypto boom of this past year brought a significant amount of attention to blockchain, there is much more to the technology than hype and hysteria. In the simplest terms, a blockchain …

7 Copywriting Elements That Drive Sales (Even if You’re Not a Great Writer)

No one is born knowing how to write great sales copy. Copywriting is a skill that can be learned – by anyone. So, if you

Marketing

Loyola's run shines light on barrier-breaking '63 title team

CHICAGO (AP) — Under the bright lights of the popping flashbulbs, Jerry Harkness grasped the magnitude of the moment.<p>There he was on that day in March 1963, a black player from Loyola of Chicago shaking hands with a white player from Mississippi State, Joe Dan Gold, at center court. They were about …

College Sports

The three crises of liberal democracy

Over the past few years, I have frequently been reminded of David Foster Wallace’s commencement address at Kenyon College in 2005. Wallace began with the story of two fish swimming together, when an older fish swims by and says “Morning boys, how’s the water?” After the old fish swims away, one …

Political Science

46 Random Amazon Products That Thousands Of Reviewers Say Changed Their Lives

Life isn’t without its frustrations — and sometimes you need special products to help you solve those little problems that always seem to pop up. …

'National Geographic' Reckons With Its Past: 'For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist'

If <i>National Geographic</i>'s April issue was going to be entirely devoted to the subject of race, the magazine decided it had better take a good hard look at its own history.<p>Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg asked John Edwin Mason, a professor of African history and the history of photography at the …

Race & Ethnicity

I Tried This Oprah Meditation Hack Every Day for Two Weeks. Here Are My 5 Takeaways.

When my insomnia gets bad, I reach for an 'Oprah tool.'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oprah Winfrey is a meditation buff, and she’s in good company: Arianna Huffington, Rupert Murdoch and Marc Benioff are some high-profile meditators who also happen to be brilliant …