Laura Hinton

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Lean back, Eric Schmidt! How interrupting men & unconscious bias are killing women’s careers

Laugh or cry: A Google exec repeatedly interrupted one of tech’s most powerful women while talking about diversity<p>It is equal parts hilarious and depressing that Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was called out for repeatedly interrupting Megan Smith, chief technology officer for the United …

20+ Productivity Apps for College Students and Young Professionals

As a college student, you balance classes, homework, extra curricular activities, job applications, internships, and (if you're lucky) a few side …

Why so many Americans still deny racism exists when the evidence is everywhere

In 1944, Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal, in his famous study <i>An American Dilemma</i>, unpacked the hypocrisy of Jim Crow segregation in a society based on liberty and equality.<p>The new PBS documentary <i>American Denial</i> picks up this decades-old question and asks it again: how in the world can a country …

Psychology

Meet the ‘Radical Brownies’ - girl scouts for the modern age

Not all girl scouts are concerned with peddling shortbread cookies. There's one troop of young girls in Oakland that discusses matters of racial …

Civil Rights

New SAT, New Problems

The questions, particularly those in the math sections, could put certain students at a disadvantage.<p>In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.<p>In his speech, Coleman …

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

The social science guide to picking a career you'll love

What the best scientific research tells us is that we often look for the wrong things in job searches: what we <i>think</i> will make us happy at work is very different from what will <i>actually</i> make us happy. It's little wonder, then, that over half of Americans are unhappy with their jobs.<p>So here’s a …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Sugarland

Love in a Cold Climate

By Sadie Stein January 6, 2014<p>Photo: Sebastian Dooris<p>I moved to Greenpoint, in North Brooklyn, on the heels of a breakup, and although I lived there for years, in my memories it is always somehow winter. While I was hardly a pioneer in the neighborhood—a recognizable mumblecore actor lived one fire …

Dear 9th Graders: College Applications Can Wait. Following These 5 Tips Can't

Nothing helps refine a description of your job like trying to explain it to a 10-year-old. That's how I arrived at what is probably the simplest explanation of what I do: I help students apply to college.<p>In one way or another, that's what I've done for the last 20 years -- and I can't imagine doing …

Should I Send It?

The biggest long term project with immense personal and financial implications I ever had to work on closely with my parents was my college search. …