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A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

Income Inequality

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

10 Unexpected Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Make A Great Impression On Anyone You Meet

Making a great first impression is something that doesn't come easily to everyone. Sure, there are people out there who can confidently walk up, …

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal setting, here's what the high achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2016 – So Far

Time for another mid-year ”The Best…” list.<p>As usual, In order to make it on this list, games had to:<p>* be accessible to English Language Learners.<p>* …

The talent trap: why try, try and trying again isn’t the key to success

The idea of “grit” speaks to our deepest wishes: we all want to believe in our own limitless potential, and that of our children.<p>Angela Lee Duckworth …

How your smartphone is making you miserable without you even noticing

In a study recently reported at the 2016 Computer-Human Interaction Conference, authors Kostin Kushlev, Jason Proulx, and Elizabeth Dunn carried out a two-part experiment:<p>For one week, participants (drawn from the general population) were asked to <i>maximize</i> phone interruptions by keeping notification …

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new researchᅡᅠhas shown that the brain can form new neural pathways andᅡᅠcreate neurons even inᅡᅠadulthood.<p>Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But …

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This Science-Backed Technique Is the Secret to Better Learning

<i>What are the most effective learning techniques you have experienced? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Barbara Oakley, co-instructor, Learning How to Learn, the world's largest online course,</b> …

Study Skills

Teen Turns Sewage into Electricity to Win ISEF 2016

<b>Canada’s Austin Wang won first prize at Intel ISEF 2016 for developing a microbial fuel cell that converts organic waste into energy, while</b> …

This 1 Trick Will Push You to New Creative Heights

Here's what entrepreneurs can learn from a filmmaker embarking on a career change at age 70.<p>Filmmaker Wim Wenders, 70, is an industry legend for films like "Wings of Desire" and "Buena Vista Social Club." But he recently made news for a late-life career switch: Next June, at the Berlin State Opera, …

The Cognitive Science Behind Repeating Mistakes

Being constantly late, losing your phone, spending too much money, dating the same inadvisable people—these are all errors that human beings make over and over again. But it has more to do with how the brain is wired than with a lack of discipline. In attempting to understand where we went wrong, …

15+ Perfect Handwriting Examples That’ll Give You An Eyegasm

Humans have a thing for perfection and order, and although most of us are getting worse at it every day, handwriting is no exception. True, it might …

Lettering

8 Ways to Uplevel your Success By Rebooting Your Mindset

One of my favorite scenes from the movie <i>Dirty Dancing</i> is when Patrick Swayze says <i>"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."</i> It was a powerful reminder about how we need to stand up and shine. Yet so many of us put ourselves in a corner.<p>While we know intellectually that anything is possible if we set our minds …

Here Is Why Confidence Will Always Trump IQ

Having a high IQ is great, but confidence is a much more potent trait when it comes to success in the workplace and in life.<p>Why is it that the smartest person you know and the most successful person you know are not always the same person? Given the emphasis placed on IQ by society today one would …

Albert Einstein

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

50 Inspirational Motivational Quotes to Boost Your Confidence and Self-Belief

Plenty of quotes to help you feel more confident--and courageous--when times get tough.<p>Some people don't need motivational quotes. Some people don't need inspirational quotes. Some people seem to naturally believe in themselves. (Here's how you can tell if someone is genuinely confident.)<p>It's like …

The Real Reason You Never Feel Motivated at Work

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You’ll Need To Get Them)

As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025’s hottest job sectors (and the skills you’ll need to work in them).<p>Two-thirds of Americans believe that, in 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work humans now do. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 report, <i>The Future of Jobs</i>, estimates that 5 …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Equations

5 Mind Hacks to Steal from Highly Productive People

In need of a productivity boost? You don't (necessarily) need more coffee. What you <i>do</i> need is a new frame of mind. If you can train your brain to …

5 Time Management Tips That Will Boost Your Career

Last week I discussed my one tip that will help your career more than anything else. Along with continuing to learn one new skill every year, there’s something else that will help you to be successful: Being in control of how you spend your time.<p>I’m often asked, “How do you get so much done in one …

Time Management

The 7-step evening ritual that will make you a happier person

Because your mind ain't perfect when it comes to happiness. It <i>cheats</i>.<p>Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, has shown that your brain really remembers only two things about an event:<p>Via The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less:<p>If your brain is gonna cheat, you …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

12 Mind Tricks That Win People Over and Help You Get Ahead

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

10 Habits That Can Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness

Here's a list of 10 habits that could take your life into the stratosphere of greatness.<p><i>What habits have changed people’s lives? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>When I was 17, I was fired from my job as a …

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your local favorite steakhouse.<p>From fridge to plate, there are a lot of little secrets steakhouse chefs employ.<p>Thanks to executive chef Billy Oliva, we're now hip to those secrets. Oliva oversees the kitchen at one of Wall Street's favorite …

Wall Street

7 Timeless Tips to Learn Any Language in Days, Not Years

Relationships are complicated and when you’re unhappy, it can be difficult to tell what’s causing it and what needs to change.<p>Sometimes it’s as easy …

Engagement Rings