Melissa Jackson

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Jesus Needs Reza Aslan, Author of 'Zealot'

Kirsten Powers talks to the writer about why Muslims rarely write about Christianity.<p>What is it about Reza Aslan that has unhinged so many people?<p>The …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to buy Washington Post

The Washington Post Co. announced Monday that it plans to sell its flagship newspaper and other publications to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos for $250 million in cash.<p>The Graham family has overseen the paper for four generations.<p>The current Washington Post Co. will change its …

Jeff Bezos

The Myth of Finding Your Purpose

Lately, I've been working on being softer towards myself. Kinder. Slower. Why? Because it just feels so darn good, but also because I'm feeling anxious. You might be feeling the same way. Anxiety is fairly common this time of year. There's lots of pressure to party, socialize, buy and give the …

Third Metric: What To Know In Your 20s To Succeed On Your Own Terms

"Don’t buy society’s definition of success," Arianna Huffington, president and CEO of The Huffington Post Media Group, recently told graduating seniors in a commencement speech at Smith College. "Because it’s not working for anyone. It’s not working for women, it's not working for men."<p>This idea is …

Success is About Getting to the Center, Not the Top

I am looking forward to joining a panel at the Huffington Post's women's conference, "The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power" on June 6th in New York City.<p>I have been thinking about this topic for a while as I reflect on the imperative to get more women into impactful roles of …

The Sweet Spot

It hit me like a ton of bricks last week. I was at the community pool, looking around to see what my kids were up to. Then I really looked at them. The big one was playing with her friends, her long arms and legs splashing. The little one was throwing herself off the diving board like a boss. The …

Mozart, Newton and You?

<i>"Inspiration is needed in geometry, just as much as in poetry." -- Alexander Pushkin</i><p>Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries -- the arts and humanities. Science epitomizes …

The Power of Introverts

Today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We're told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. We see ourselves as a nation of extroverts -- which means that we've lost sight of who we really are. Depending on which study you consult, one-third to …

Ten percent of Starbucks transactions in US come via mobile payments

Mobile payments has proven to be a very difficult nut to crack. Google, Isis, and others have failed to bring wallet-free payments to primetime, but one company has seen some success: Starbucks. The coffee chain says that wholly ten percent of its payments in the US are made using smartphones, …

Online degrees offer a better return on investment but little chance of getting rich

For the first time since the 1990s, college enrollment in the US is falling. Suddenly, everyone’s skeptical about the value of a degree. But the debate has mostly centered on the value of brick-and-mortar campuses.<p>That’s a shame because 7 million Americans are enrolled in an online course, or about …

College & University

Powering life, wirelessly.

WiTricity develops solutions to enable wireless power transfer at a distance using its patented magnetic resonance technology.

Who, what, why: Who was Emmett Till?

<b>Beyonce has urged supporters of Trayvon Martin to be inspired by the protests that followed the death of another black teenager, Emmett Till. She is only one of a number of Americans who have drawn a parallel between the two cases - though others point out there are major differences. So who was</b> …

Shrinking population, heavy debt make turnaround tough for Detroit schools

Michigan’s governor on July 15 appointed a seasoned financial guru to run Detroit’s ailing public school district, a move that many observers hailed as a saving grace for the city's classrooms in decline.<p>Three days later, Detroit filed for bankruptcy.<p>Jack Martin, who took office as emergency …

My Hometown: What Detroit’s Demise Says About America

My an­cest­ors helped build De­troit. The Fourniers were fur-trap­pers and farm­ers liv­ing hard by the De­troit River un­til the fledgling auto …

Your Income Mobility Depends A Lot On Your Location: Study

The secret to getting ahead in life is apparently the same as the secret to real estate: location.<p>A new paper by economists at Harvard and Berkeley finds big differences in income mobility in different parts of the U.S., with most of the Southeast offering fewer opportunities to climb the income …

Dolphins Have "Names," Respond When Called

Having identities may help dolphins communicate, study suggests.<p><b>We already knew that bottlenose dolphins can follow "recipes" in preparing mollusks, help other species in distress, and possibly do math. So it may come as no surprise that the marine mammals also call each other by whistles that act</b> …

Why Teaching Makes You Smarter

We tend to think of thinking as something super solitary–but as Annie Murphy Paul observes in the Brilliant Report, cognition is a two-way street.<p>How so?<p>“Students enlisted to tutor others,” Paul reports, “work harder to understand the material, recall it more accurately and apply it more …

Teaching

A Simple Rule to Eliminate Useless Meetings

Ask your team to identify their biggest productivity killer and inevitably two issues will rise to the top of the list: managing their inboxes and …

Management

If Your Company Is in Crisis, Escape by Going Forward

Good management often requires that you go against all your instincts because, according to my experience, what we call instincts are often unreliable and even dangerous.<p>Consider what happens when a company gets into trouble. Managers typically respond by reverting to doing what they feel most …

Hiring Questions From Warren Buffet and Phil Libin

Hiring the right people to work for you is one of the most important (and overlooked) aspects of growing a business. As entrepreneurs, you’re often …

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should, too–here’s how.<p>Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home …

Time Management

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Creativity

We All Need Friends at Work

Survey after survey shows that employee engagement at work is at an all-time low. One way to help improve engagement at work is to foster friendships. We all know them: the good old fashioned friendships created when we chit-chat, hang-out, joke, and have fun with co-workers.<p>Tony Hsieh, the CEO of …

3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From a thoughtful hiring process to a thorough training program, you've done everything you can to find and prepare the best employees for your company. But no system is foolproof and sometimes a few bad apples can slip through …

Employment

5 Lessons Dropbox CEO Drew Houston Learned When His Business Boomed

What happens when your file-storage company becomes a full-on platform? A whole lot of change, for starters. How you manage the change determines if the sudden growth will last–or not.<p>Drew Houston is hot and it has nothing to do with the scorching summer weather.<p>His Dropbox is transmogrifying from …

GM CEO confirms super-size Cadillac sedan

Cadillac will launch a car bigger than its XTS large sedan within the next two years, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says.<p>The XTS is the biggest Cadillac car, and there have been dueling reports for at least two years about whether GM's luxury brand planned to stop there, or go bigger.<p>Akerson's …

Nasa's Hubble telescope discovers new Neptune moon

<b>The Hubble space telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting Neptune, Nasa has confirmed.</b><p>Designated S/2004 N 1, this is the 14th known moon to circle the giant planet.<p>It also appears to be the smallest moon in the Neptunian system, measuring just 20 km (12 miles) across, completing one revolution …

Malala Yousafzai's story to be made into a documentary

The Oscar-winning director of Al Gore environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth is to bring the story of teenage Pakistani women's rights …

Marissa Mayer has improved everything at Yahoo—except for its business

A year ago today, Yahoo made the surprise announcement that Marissa Mayer, the young Google all-star, would attempt to turn around its dying company, and looking back she certainly has improved a lot of parts of the company—just not the most important part: revenue. The stock has made a steady …

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