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Meet Fadumo Dayib, The Woman Risking Everything to Become Somalia's First Female President

Fadumo Dayib wants to be Somalia's first female president — and the stakes are high.<p>The African country has not only seen decades of civil war, …

3 Books to Get You Writing

I write a lot. At work I could be writing any number of things from radio scripts to ad copy to emails. I like to write in my personal life too, as …

4 Reasons Why Your Personal Brand Changes Everything

Whether you are the leader of your company or just starting in your career, investing in your personal brand can be transformative.<p>For entrepreneurs competing in today's marketplace, having a strong marketing plan simply isn't enough. Your potential customers are exposed to as many as 5,000 ads per …

Change Your Relationship with Email to Be Happier and More Productive

Making radical changes to our often hectic lifestyles is overwhelming if not implausible, but Emma Seppälä and Leo Babauta offer simple strategies …

Time Management

3 Easy Habits For A Happier Work Week

The grind of a typical Monday-to-Friday work week may feel like a never-ending slog. Some days are certainly better than others, but there's always room for more happiness in life.<p>Professionals can use the three easy habits below to enjoy being happier at work, often via improving stress management …

Novels of White Status Anxiety

One of the problems with money is that sometimes it goes away. This is an old story, and it has inspired many entries in the sizable canon of fictional works about the low-stakes misfortunes of thoughtful, anxious rich people, from “Pride and Prejudice” to “Girls.” Two worthy entries in that canon …

Popular Fiction

5 Easy Steps to Boost Remote Team Productivity

It was inevitable. As digital communication became easier and more sophisticated, elements of the workforce began to work remotely. By the end of the …

Government

10 In-Home Business Opportunities You Can Start From Your Smartphone

You no longer need tons of expensive equipment to start a business. Today’s smartphones are so sophisticated and have so many different features that …

Why Are Some Conservative Thinkers Falling for Trump?

A few themes emerge among intellectuals on the right about what attracts them to the candidate: his campaign’s energy, his impassioned following, and his eagerness to call out the establishment.<p>Logically, Donald Trump should have less support among intellectuals than he had a year ago. That’s …

Political Science

Branding Secrets from 14 Fashion Industry Experts

On my walk to work, a runner whisks past me on the left. She’s a blur of snug-fitting black and fuchsia performance fabric. At the intersection of …

Louis Vuitton

Do Friendly-Looking People Really Do A Better Job Running Nonprofits Than Businesses?

A study found that “dominant-looking” people are better business CEOs, while likable people are better at running nonprofits. That doesn’t seem right…<p>Nonprofit leaders who are perceived as “warm” are more likely to run successful organizations than those who are seen as “powerful,” according to …

Nonprofits

8 common traits of highly intelligent people

<i>Getty</i><p>They're highly adaptable<p>Several Quora users noted that intelligent people are flexible and able to thrive in different settings. As Donna F …

7 Quotes that Will Stop You from Holding On When You Should Let Go

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go – whether it’s guilt, anger, love or loss. Change is never easy – you fight to hold on and you fight …

Greek Philosophy

Feds indict 46 in mob sweep, including reputed Philly boss

Declaring that the Mafia is not just the stuff of movie scripts, federal prosecutors have charged nearly four dozen people with being part of an East Coast crime syndicate, including an old-school mobster in New York and a reputed mob chieftain in Philadelphia who has been pursued by the government …

Corruption

Do you confuse ‘brand’ with ‘branding’?

Your brand is both a mirror and a window: It reflects how you see yourself, and it’s how the outside world looks at you.<p>To extend the analogy, the …

Public Relations

Billionaire Richard Branson's definition of success has nothing to do with money

Richard Branson earned his first million at the ripe age of 23. Today, the Virgin Group founder and chairman is worth an estimated $5.1 billion.<p>But …

10 Best Ways to Keep Employees Happy, Engaged, and Motivated

Here's what leaders and employees can do together to boost employee engagement and motivation.<p>If you haven't heard, it's worth repeating: Gallup revealed that in 2015, only 32 percent of U.S. workers were considered "engaged" in their jobs, meaning they were involved in, enthusiastic about, and …

3 Difficult Habits That Get Easier the More You Practice Them

You know you should really do these things.<p>How many "positive habits" articles do you need to read before you start taking action?<p>Here's the thing about forming positive habits: It is difficult. The things we know we should do, we don't--and the reason we don't is because they are challenging. They …

How To Move From An Entrepreneur To Manager Or Fail

As a business advisor, I have too often seen technical entrepreneurs get a product or service off the ground with ease, but then struggle mightily when their business reaches a couple of million in annual sales, or the employee count grows beyond a handful. It’s at this stage that the job changes …

Entrepreneurship