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John Kasich

10 Ridiculously Simple Tips for Writing a Book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” <b>–Mark Twain</b><p>As the author of four books, people often ask me, “how do you get …

How to become a writer: 10 successful author secrets

Many aspiring authors dream of being published and growing a loyal and dedicated audience. This naturally takes time and perseverance, but here are …

Writing

How many words are in a novel? Finding the right book length

How many words are in a novel, on average? It’s a question aspiring authors often ask. Book lengths vary widely. Every now and then a true …

Creative Writing

10 Free Marketing Tools For Small Business

Buying software is easy when you’re a big company – you can make providers fight for your contract. They tailor services to your needs, cut prices …

Infographics

10 Social Media Mistakes That Small Business Owners Make

These days, it’s hard to find a company that doesn’t have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn—but small business owners beware! Just because everyone uses social media doesn’t make it a useful marketing tool. In fact, without a smart strategy, committing human and financial resources to a …

Public Relations

Dear Mr. Trump, Here's Why Apple Makes Products in China

I liked my colleague Dan Primack’s reaction Tuesday upon reading that Donald Trump plans to force Apple to build all its devices in the United …

Capitalism, not Oxfam, is defeating poverty

Telegraph View: The charity appears to have forgotten that its job is to help the poor, not attack wealth<p>Every year it is the same story: in early January, Oxfam releases a report stating that a handful of people are, collectively, as wealthy as the planet’s poorest 50 per cent. Only the number of …

This Tiny Robot Team Could Help Stop the No. 1 Killer in America

This year a few mice are set to become the first patients for a brand-new kind of heart disease treatment.<p>It’s a surgery being performed by tiny …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• If you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments …

Books

Use Of MOOCs And Online Education Is Exploding: Here's Why

The folks at Class Central just released their data on the growth of online courses (MOOCs) in 2015 and the data is amazing.<p>More than 35 million people have enrolled in online courses in the last four years, and 2015 enrollments doubled from 2014. <i>(That’s equal to one out of five working</i> …

Online Education

Wild Bees Disappearing? Another Month, Another Bungled Bee Study

As the <i>Washington Post</i> headlined in a July story, "Call off the bee-apocalypse: U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high." Now that the world entomological community is in general agreement that the United States and global honeybee population is not, and has never been, threatened with extinction …

Five Key Economic Trends To Watch In 2016

As the Fed raises interest rates for the first time in almost ten years, some observers fear we may already be sliding toward recession. Several indicators suggest growth can stabilize, but 2016 will depend heavily on a handful of key trends. With that in mind, we offer five themes to watch as the …

Economics

The 20 Percent World

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Economics

Here's what we think is going to happen in 2016

It turns out several of our predictions were correct.<p>ISIS proved it could strike beyond its "caliphate" by bombing a Russian passenger jet and carrying out multiple attacks inside a European capital as well as inspiring several "lone wolf" attacks.<p>Meanwhile, Iran signed a landmark nuclear deal in …

Middle East

America’s Political Parties Are Just Tribes Now

In 2015, once high-minded disagreements over policy and ideology descended into something much more primitive.<p>When it comes to politics, in 2015 we …

Political Science

What freedom of speech? Prank petition to repeal First Amendment gets support at Yale (VIDEO)

“Fantastic,” “love it,” “I’ll sign for you, guys”: Future presidents, lawyers and devoted human rights defenders at Yale offered their backing to a …

Rights & Freedoms

It's Not Capitalism That Causes Poverty, It's The Lack Of It

It is indeed true, in one specific sense, that we can say that capitalism causes poverty. It’s also equally true that the statement “capitalism causes poverty” is entirely wrong given the way that it is generally meant. That general meaning being that the capitalist plutocrats (and a few lucky …

Economics

10 Top Programming Languages For Learning To Code

Everyone wants to learn how to code, but what is the best entry point? Here are 10 top ways to check "programming" off your skills life-list.<p>1 of …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Brown University Professor Denounces ‘McCarthy’ Witch Hunts

As Brown publishes a proposal for a ‘pathway to diversity,’ a professor denounces the protest culture engulfing the university.<p>It would be difficult …

Higher Education

CLEVELAND FED: Raising the minimum wage is bad news for America's poorest

The idea goes that raising the floor on what people earn should help the poorest workers make ends meet.<p>It may not be that simple.<p>The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland published a Q&A with senior researcher Murat Tasci on the subject.<p>"Sum and substance: Raising the minimum wage won't necessarily …

Income Inequality

The Day No One Died: The Moral Imperative of Transhumanism

Alone in the ivory tower they sit, so sure of what is to come. With glistened eyes glazed by misappropriated hopes and galvinized by wishful …

Former Military Chief: Iraq War Was A 'Failure' That Helped Create ISIS

"We strategically marched in the wrong direction."<p>Retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency who came up through intelligence positions in Iraq and Afghanistan, says that the George W. Bush administration's Iraq war was a tremendous blunder that helped to …

If we’re serious about free speech, we should say ‘Je Suis Dieudonné’

Hateful people must be as free as decent people to express their beliefs.

Rights & Freedoms

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

Singularity

College Students Need Lessons in Tolerance and Free Speech

There's nothing like the massacre of 129 Parisian civilians at the hands of jihadi sociopaths, utterly convinced that their barbarism manifests the will of God, to provide some perspective on the recent whining of students at a number of America's most elite colleges and universities.<p>For the past …