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Report: Students in Asia are better problem solvers than in the U.S. - CNN.com

More than 85,000 15-year-olds in 44 countries were tested by the OECD. (File picture)<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Children in Asian countries are on average better problem solvers than their European and American peers, according to a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.<p>In 2012 the …

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Home buying will be out of reach for an 'entire generation'

Average prices in London will soar by more than 43pc to £650,000, research by the National Housing Federation and Oxford Economics warns<p>Soaring house prices will leave home ownership permanently out of reach for an entire generation by the end of the decade unless action is taken to build more …

Pay down mortgage debt or invest in shares?

Long-term returns on shares may exceed the interest rate on your mortgage, but should you take the risk?<p>Millions of people are taking advantage of rock-bottom interest rates to overpay their mortgage. Getting rid of your debt early may seem a sensible ploy - but is it really the best use of the …

15 Ways To Make Much Better Decisions

After Stephen Elop took over as CEO of Nokia a couple of years back one of his most dramatic interventions was the burning platform memo. The key sentence in the tetchy, to say the least, email that Elop sent to Nokia staff in February 2011, was this: “We poured gasoline on our own burning …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

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How One Millennial With A Liberal Arts Degree Landed A Six-Figure Job

<i>For a follow-up to this story, see “Tempest In A Birkin Bag: Millennial Who Defects To Christie’s Slapped With $40 Million Lawsuit By His (Former) Mentor.”</i><p>Stephanie Phair was head of business development at a startup called DropShop, selling luxury goods on the secondary market, when a customer …

14 Things To Look For When You Go In For A Job Interview

You just arrived for a job interview. As you wait in the reception area your mind is racing. But instead of running through your rehearsed responses to possible questions <i>again</i>, use that time to survey the workplace. In fact, you should be keenly observant from the time you arrive until you say your …

Why Giving May Be The Secret To Getting Ahead

Everyone knows it’s a dog eat dog world when it comes to getting ahead in business. But Wharton professor and author Adam Grant insists that those who subscribe to that theory could be barking up the wrong tree.<p>With his new book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success<i>,</i> Grant does a 180 …

How To Get More Respect As A Manager

Are you a manager struggling to get the respect you deserve? You’re not alone. Plenty of employees in managerial positions have difficulty earning respect from their subordinates and colleagues. But if you find yourself in this situation, there are a few things you can and should do to improve …

Why Your Childhood Is Crucial To How You'll Age

If the child really is father to the man, then it’s reasonable to ask: Why is that true?<p>This is not a simple question. But research from the Harvard Study of Adult Development allowed me to link childhood environments with men’s lives in old age. The project, commonly known as the Harvard Grant …

7 Excuses We Use To Cover Up Failure

Does the name Maria Kang ring a bell to you? She’s the sexy mom who recently posted a picture of herself in workout gear with her three boys sitting around her. Emblazoned at the top were the words, “What’s your excuse?”<p>The obvious message sat around Maria, as the picture clearly showed three …