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40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Knowledge is king. The first step to creating change in your life is to know what you're doing wrong or why you need to change. We've picked out 41 books that will better your life in a dramatic way. Whether it's figuring out how to get out of debt, learning how to be happier, or trying to find …

Young People Need to Know Entrepreneurship Is Hard

How’s this for an entrepreneurship-education outcome: The proportion of high school students saying they’d like to start a business <i>declined</i> over the course of a summer program, according to research from New York University.<p>But that’s not a failure — not at all. I’ll explain.<p>Prior to the BizCamp …

Entrepreneurship

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated

Even if you love your job, it’s common to feel burnt out from time to time. Perhaps you just wrapped up a big project and are having trouble mustering motivation for the next one. It could be that your home life is taking up more of your energy than usual. Or maybe you’re just bored. What’s the …

Productivity

Want Kids to Learn Math? Stop Teaching It

The U.S. has a math problem. Despite all the time, energy and money the country has thrown into finding better ways to teach the subject, American …

Mathematics

When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships

“Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you.”<p><i>“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love,”</i> the great Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh cautioned in his illuminating treatise on love. But even when this incremental …

Literature

Use the ABCD Method to Deal with Frustration

We get frustrated by a lot of things. Some make sense like our car breaking down. Others, less so, like everyday traffic. To deal with everyday …

Self-help

The ultimate guide to getting started in web design

Do you want to learn how to design your very first website? Perhaps you’ve designed a few and now you’d like to turn your skills into a career? This …

Stack Overflow

50 Best Documentaries Of All Time That Will Change Your Life

Documentaries are often more powerful than other types of films simply because they show the sides of life that many people would not be able to …

We’re educating our kids all wrong: The progressive argument against standardized-test mania

Backlash against overtesting, “accountability” and Common Core is right on. Here’s how we empower teachers and kids<p><b>Failing grades for the accountability movement</b><p>I’ve been delighted to watch a popular backlash building against an educational “accountability” movement that has robbed students of …

Education

Nigerian election: 'Better an ex-dictator than a weak president'

Mohammedu Buhari may be a ruthless and ageing former dictator but he is neck and neck in the polls leading up to Nigeria's presidential election<p>Even by his own admission, General Mohammedu Buhari’s time in charge of <b>Nigeria</b> is not one to be misty-eyed about.<p>After seizing power in a coup in 1983, he …