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Top 25 EdTech Influencers to Follow on Twitter in 2018

Education technology is one of the fastest growing trends in the entire education field. With new technology in most every aspect of our lives, it is …

2018 entertainment preview: What to watch for next year

Another year in entertainment, come and gone. As exciting and diverse as any year in recent memory, 2017 gave us gorgeous, moving films such as <i>Call Me By Your Name</i> and <i>Lady Bird</i>, and thrilling, topical TV dramas including the debut of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> and <i>The Leftovers</i> series finale. But now it’s …

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The Most Polarizing Education Reformer in New York City

In a new memoir, Eva Moskowitz recounts how her revered—and notorious—Success Academy charter-school network came to be.<p>Back in 2004, <i>The New York Times</i> described Eva Moskowitz as having “sharp elbows.” At the time, Moskowitz represented Manhattan’s affluent Upper East Side on New York’s City …

Bill de Blasio

10 Resolutions for a Creative, Inclusive New Year

Here are just a few of our resolutions for 2018:<p>1. I want to start using my calendar to evaluate whether or not I’m spending my energy on my …

5 Affordable Home Upgrades for Your Starter House

Say you’re living in a starter home. You don’t plan on being there forever, but you also aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. You’d like to make some …

Interactive Chart Detailing The Daily Routines Of Famous Creative People

We study the habits and lifestyles of famous people because we feel like it will somehow give us some insight into how they became famous and made …

This Formula Will Make You Happier At Work and at Home in 2018

Wellbeing can be broken down into five key aspects.<p>Growth is good and we all want to be part of a growing company. But there is a dark side; a year of late nights, working on weekends, always-being-connected can really take a toll on people--depleting energy and impacting wellbeing.<p>Research shows …

5 Ways to Be Your Own Best Script Doctor

Director Ela Thier shares some tips on how to beef up that final draft.<p><i>[Editor’s Note: No Film School asked Ela Thier to share this advice upon the</i> …

Bill Gates and Other Billionaires Say This 1 Habit is the Secret to Their Success

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and other billionaires read far more books than the average person. Here's why.<p>Bill Gates is at it again. He's indulging in one of his favorite habits: reading. Gates recently wrote a blog post titled, "5 amazing books I read this year." The post is in addition to …

8 Tech Trends to Keep Your Eye on in 2018

Five tech companies made up a whopping 37 percent of the S&P 500's total gains in 2017. How much more proof do you need than that?<p>Nearly 60 years ago, Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel, coined "Moore's Law," a prediction that would set the pace for the digital revolution. The law stated that …

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Student Motivation

Yesterday, I published A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners, which brought together many of the materials<br>on that …

Glassdoor Survey Says Employees Are More Likely to Quit If Leadership Skills Aren't Developed at Work. Here's How to Fix That

Developing leaders in the workplace is easier than you think. Plus, the payoffs are well worth it.<p>They say hiring is the hardest part of running a business. The numbers, you can learn. The permits, you can figure out. But the people? They are unpredictable.<p>I still remember hiring my very first …

Leadership

10 Ways to Make Your Employees 10x More Productive

Good managers help each member of the team bring out their inner superstar.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a manager, one of your biggest responsibilities is to inspire other people to be the best versions of themselves. If done well, …

Employee Engagement

3 Ways to Test Your Next Business Idea

Before you talk to potential investors, ask if your business has these three essential criteria.<p>An app to help hospital patients navigate treatment options. Spent coffee grounds repurposed as body scrubs. A peer-to-peer toilet marketplace. Glucagon-injection kits for diabetics. Bluetooth-shoe …

Entrepreneurship

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets for Identifying and Developing Great Managers

For starters, it's a mistake to think that a high-performing employee should be promoted to management.<p>In a recent podcast at Google's Re:work, Sarah Calderon, a manager at Google who oversees Google's Manager Development curriculum, revealed some nifty secrets about how they train and develop …

Human Resources

4 Tips to Building High-Performing Teams (Because Traditional Methods Just Don't Work)

To have a team that thrives in the midst of change, you've got to be open to finding new ways to lead them, so you can reach your goals.<p>Following best-practices is a smart way to get predictable results. That is until those best-practices are no longer relevant. Then continuing to use those …

Leadership

The Difference Between Being a Boss and a Leader, According to This Former Navy SEAL

For Brandon Webb, getting your hands dirty is part of the job -- and all of the fun.<p><i>In honor of Veterans Day, Entrepreneur is highlighting the work of former military entrepreneurs who are building their own businesses, chasing their dreams, and kicking a whole lot of ass in the process. (Answers</i> …

8 Questions That Will Tell You Whether or Not You're in the Right Job

The more someone feels comfortable in their work environment, the more they can contribute and have impact.<p><i>How do you determine if you are in the right job or not? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

Employment

CEOs have strikingly similar résumés — here's how to make yours look more like theirs

<b>• CEOs tend to have certain things in common when it comes to their résumés.</b><p><b>• Job site Zippia recently looked through 7 million résumés to get a sense of the top skills CEOs tend to emphasize.</b><p><b>• Many CEOs major in some business-related field, among other findings.</b><p>Want to give your résumé a boost?<p>Try …

Employment

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

As the year winds down, it’s time for the best of 2017 lists to start gearing up. And Amazon is one of the first to release theirs, with the 100 best …

It Took Elon Musk Just 3 Minutes to Give the Best Business Advice You'll Hear Today

This short interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk is packed with valuable lessons.<p>Elon Musk has emerged as one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI (among a host of other companies), he's confronting some of the world's biggest challenges …

Elon Musk Says Time Management Does Not Matter (but This 1 Thing Does Big Time)

Elon Musk doesn't start his day at the crack of dawn, eat breakfast, or use fancy time management apps. This is what he does do.<p>To say Elon Musk is busy would be an out-of-this-world understatement.<p>When the billionaire innovator is not running auto manufacturer Tesla Motors, he's leading aerospace …

10 Novels Agents Have Already Seen a Billion Times

10 Novels Agents Have Already Seen a Billion TimesLooking for inspiration? Don’t go with any of thesePhoto by Paul SablemanA s a literary agent, I …

Writing

24 Simple Daily Habits These High Achievers Swear by for Their Success

It's a matter of consistently doing things which have been shown to give people an edge.<p>Ever wonder what sets highly successful people apart? I've polled countless executives and entrepreneurs about the things they're doing every day which help them succeed, and it's not rocket science. In fact, …

Leadership

Whether James Joyce or E.L. James, all novels contain one of just six possible plots

There may once have been cachet in plowing through Ulysses, War and Peace or Kafka’s Metamorphosis. But according to one study, readers of highbrow …

Literature

The Story Behind Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” and the Poet’s Own Stirring Reading of His Masterpiece

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”<p><i>“Poetry can break open locked chambers of possibility, restore numbed zones to feeling, recharge desire,”</i> Adrienne Rich wrote in contemplating what poetry does. <i>“Insofar as poetry has a social function it is to awaken sleepers by other means than shock,”</i> …

Literature

James Gunn on going full circle with Guardians Vol. 3, his writing process

James Gunn helped craft how the <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> would work in live action, and though the team’s next appearance comes in <i>Avengers: Infinity …

Advice from Kurt Vonnegut that Every Writer Needs to Read

I can give you professional writing advice until the cows come home, but at the end of the day, I’m not a bestselling author or a member of America’s …

October Writing Advice

Tips from the Masters Edgar Allan Poe: 5 Essentials for the Betterment of a Story<p>Edgar Allan Poe penned immortal poems, such as “The Raven" and …