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The best parts of your childhood probably involved things today’s kids will never know

The endless stretch of a lazy summer afternoon. Visits to a grandparent’s house in the country. Riding your bicycle through the neighborhood after dark. These were just a few of the revealing answers from more than 400 Twitter users in response to a question: “What was a part of your childhood that …

Parenting

The best coding courses for getting started

To quote the late, great Steve Jobs: “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” Here’s our …

Online Education

The Logical-Mathematical Learning Style

The logical-mathematical learning style is one of eight types of learning styles, or intelligences, defined in developmental psychologist Howard …

Mathematics

5 Ways to Handle Disrespectful Behavior from Children

Whether your child rolls her eyes and says, "Whatever Mom!" when you tell her to start her homework or she pretends she can't hear you when you tell …

Self-help

Mark My Words: Bill Gates is Running for President

I don't need inside information. I just need eyes and ears. Here's why I think he'll be a candidate in 2020.<p>Would you vote for Bill Gates? Because I predict we'll see a Bill Gates for President campaign in 2020.<p>Will he be a reluctant candidate? Will he have a shot at winning? It's too early to …

Attorney: Kushner used private email account to talk to WH officials

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, has occasionally used a private email account for correspondence with fellow administration officials, his lawyer, Abbe Lowell, confirmed to CNN on Sunday.<p>"Mr. Kushner uses his White House email …

Businesses should foot the bill for the pollution they cause, says UN environment chief

The United Nations has said those responsible for pollution should foot the bill for the damage being wreaked on the planet.<p>The organisation’s …

4 Time Management Tips that Involve a Little Investment of Time

You have probably heard the old adage of unclear origin: It takes money to make money. Substitute the word "time," and the saying applies to time …

Trump Breaks a Taboo—and Pays the Price

The past week brought violent conflict over symbols and values held sacred—and an act of sacrilege.<p>Taboo and sacredness are among the most important words needed to understand Charlottesville and its aftermath. Taboo refers to things that are forbidden for religious or supernatural reasons. All …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things | Inc.com

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us …

Leadership

A simple chart can help you figure out how you should really be investing your time and energy at work

Amy Jen Su, co-founder and managing partner of Paravis Partners, has a creative solution to this common dilemma, which she explained in a video published by the Harvard Business Review.<p>As Su says in the video, you can use a four-quadrant chart to represent — and prioritize — all your …

The 3 Trump-Russia scandals, explained

President Trump’s Russia problem is getting even worse.<p>Late Wednesday night, the Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had met with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak <i>twice</i> during the 2016 campaign, when he was serving as a Trump advisor. This is despite the fact that Sessions …

Memos: CEO of Russia's state oil company offered Trump adviser, allies a cut of huge deal if sanctions were lifted

The dossier says the offer was made in July, when Page was in Moscow giving a speech at the Higher Economic School. The claim was sourced to "a trusted compatriot and close associate" of Sechin, according to the dossier's author, former British spy Christopher Steele.<p>"Sechin's associate said that …

7 Quotes of a Lifetime | Inc.com

Many of us have our favorite quotes, and I have often wondered, what makes some statements so powerful that they stick out? What makes some phrases relevant for generations?<p>Experts tell us that humans are aspirational, and when challenges arise we often turn to words of wisdom for support and …

Leadership

Since Kellyanne Conway spoke of ‘alternative facts’, Nineteen Eighty-Four has hit the No 1 spot in Amazon’s book sales chart. So, is the age of Newspeak here?

Literature

Want to Be a Better Communicator? 5 Ways to Improve Communication | Inc.com

One of the most difficult things for just about everyone is communication. No matter what you do or what business you're in, miscommunication or bad communication with another person is probably something that you have experience with, perhaps even on many occasions.<p>I have a theory that explains …

Donald Trump waits in his tower — accessible yet isolated

Exactly one week after becoming president-elect, Donald Trump stepped outside his namesake fortress here for the first time. He ventured just five blocks, to dinner at the 21 Club — a dark-mahogany-and-red-leather-banquette throwback, where model airplanes and sports memorabilia hang from the …

America’s youth are suing the government over climate change, and President Obama needs to react

These lawsuits could offer a ray of hope for climate change proponents<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>At a time when humanity must reverse course before plunging over a climate cliff, the American public has elected a president who seems to have …

A Harvard psychiatrist wrote to Obama to demand a psychiatric evaluation of Trump

Donald Trump’s erratic behavior—from his petulant response to Saturday Night Live’s depiction of him to his erratic diplomatic calls—is hardly typical of a president. And his manner is so unusual that three psychiatrists, including Judith Herman, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, …

Mental Health

What truth? George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Trumpified political reality of 2016

Taken together, the two great dystopian novelists of the mid-20th century might have dreamed up Donald Trump<p>In a diary he kept in 1942, the novelist and essayist George Orwell recorded the disgust he felt for his contemporaries and the political discourse of his day, which was pervaded by …

New NASA imagery shows how fast glaciers are melting

<b>(CNN) —</b> They may appear frozen and immovable, but glaciers, which contain some 69% of the world's freshwater, are slowly slipping into the sea.<p>A new NASA project is tracking the movement of glaciers and ice sheets to show how fast they are melting, and predict what effects this may have on global …

Global Times attack comes as experts say Beijing will be looking for president-elect’s ‘pressure points’ before inauguration<p>A Communist party-controlled newspaper has launched a searing attack on Donald Trump after the president-elect threatened a realignment of his country’s policies towards …

China

Bill Gates Talked To Donald Trump About The Importance Of Climate Change

Between his time campaigning and his time spent as President Elect, Donald Trump has made it pretty clear that he doesn’t believe in climate change. Or at the very least, doesn’t give it enough merit to prioritize things like the survival of the EPA or thinking twice before he appoints the CEO of …

14 bedtime habits of unsuccessful people

The more quality shut eye you get, the more refreshed you'll be in the morning. In turn, that'll set you up to effectively tackle the challenges of your day.<p>On the opposite end, as Arianna Huffington told Business Insider, there's a direct correlation between sleep deprivation and an increase in …

5 Ridiculously Simple Ways to Be Way More Productive | Inc.com

<i>What was the best advice you ever received on being productive? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong, entrepreneur, writer, designer, student of movement and life, on Quora:</b><p>Improving …

Mark Zuckerberg

5 Secrets to Unlocking Self-Discipline You Didn't Know You Had | Inc.com

<i>What is the secret to self-discipline? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, on Quora:</b><p>Think of self-discipline as a …

A Powerful Way To Beat Addiction

Addiction is one of the most prevalent problems facing our species today. Part of the challenge in combating addictive behavior is recognizing …

Seven Deadly Sins of a project manager

We all know about the seven cardinal sins. Sloth, Gluttony, Pride, Lust, Greed, Wrath, and Envy; these are common knowledge. Did you know that just …

Project Management

Tesla's powerful new battery, and more in the week that was

Tesla makes the world's best electric cars - but they're not content to rest on their laurels. The company just launched a powerful new battery that makes the Model S the fastest production car you can actually buy. Meanwhile, autonomous vehicle startup nuTonomy has beat Uber to the punch by …

Costa Rica

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov recommends that a …