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School choice favors HISD campuses in whiter neighborhoods

Nia McGee doesn’t want to wake up at 5:30 each morning.<p>The 15-year-old freshman said she would rather sleep in and take advanced courses at a school …

LIFE CHANGING - One Of The Most Powerful Speeches EVER [BISHOP T. D. JAKES]

"How To Stop Negative Self Talk" with Lisa Nichols & Marci Shimoff

How to Succeed as a Young Woman Executive

I was naïve to gender inequality until it hit me square in the face. A few years ago, my CEO Ed and I accepted a meeting with a financial institution …

5 Things to Know About Raising Introverted Children

July 12, 2012 at 6:31 am (General)<p>Wouldn’t it be nice to directly establish social expectations right from the start of a relationship? “Hi my name …

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

Project Management

Editorial: Ensuring Officials Advocate for the Communities They Represent

As we engage the process of transitioning from President Obama’s to President-Elect Trump’s administration, there continues to be significant discussion about what the transition means for educational access, especially for individuals and communities that have historically been neglected or …

Education

Even high-performing schools get D's and F's in Texas’ new grading system

Schools in poor neighborhoods overwhelmingly received the worst grades under Texas' new rating system -- but even typically high-performing districts …

These Are The Top 5 Workplace Trends We’ll See In 2017

According to Glassdoor’s economist, crazy perks and the gig economy will slow down while automation will speed up.<p>This was a “remarkable” year for hiring, according to Glassdoor’s chief economist, Andrew Chamberlain. He says that the U.S. added an average 180,000 new jobs per month, well above the …

15 Tips on Parenting Introverted Kids

You’re confused by your kid. She doesn’t act the way you did when you were growing up. She’s hesitant and reserved. Instead of diving in to play, …

8 Tips for Liking Your Stepchild -- When You Don't

For years, I thought I didn't like kids. It turns out I just didn't like badly-behaved kids. But then again, who does? The kids' parents, that's who!<p>The biological bond enables parents to love, forgive and accept their children -- even in the worst scenarios. Most stepparents aren't capable of …

Self-help

Seven Texas education issues to watch in 2017

The Texas Legislature does not reconvene until January, but school officials already are prepping to lobby. The Houston school district's internal …

Houston's Must Try Brunches, February 2016

Winter is on it's way out and soon there will be patios and decks to get your mimosas flowing. Our Houston Brunch Heatmap is the guide to the newest and noteworthy spots in town for weekend brunching.<p>As always, if a new one has appeared on your radar that we've missed, or if there's a fantastic …

Texas

The 12 Best Brunches in Houston for 2016 (With Video)

<b>12. Davis St. at Hermann Park</b>, 5925 Almeda. The atmosphere on any given Sunday is convivial and vibrant. During brunch, executive chef Jonathan …

50 Free Ways To Increase Your Facebook Page Likes

There are now an estimated 40 million small businesses using Facebook to promote their brand and connect with their customers. If you’re managing marketing for one of these businesses, you already know how hard it is to attract new “likes” to your page.<p>But while it can be a challenge to increase …

Marketing

Chase Slate: Your Best Bet for Balance Transfers?

<b>Updated: Jan. 31, 2018</b><p>There are a lot of balance transfer credit cards out there, designed specifically for anyone who is carrying a balance on their …

What Do Professional Organizers Charge?

Prepping for a project<p>Carney says she likes to begin any home organization project by scheduling an initial consultation.<p>That way, she can gauge the …

Superior Engagement Managers (SEMs) in U.S. Nonprofit Organizations

Overview<p>Background<p>Analysis<p>Recommendations

3 Ways to Get out of Your Rut That Don't Involve Giving Two Weeks' Notice

If you’re feeling stuck in your job, you’re not alone. It can happen for a variety of reasons: Maybe you’ve become captive to your routine, or you’re …

Hiring Lessons From The Guy Who Recruited 9,000 Paid Staffers For The Olympics

Hiring staff for the Olympics has certain restrictions, but there are tactics that can be applied to any recruiting effort.<p>Paul Modley was given the challenge of a lifetime when the talent recruiter was asked to help hire 9,000 paid staff on behalf of the London Organizing Committee for the 2012 …

25 Facebook Marketing Tips You Won't Read Anywhere Else

<b>Maggie Aland, Fit Small Business</b><p>This one’s by me. The first step to marketing your business on Facebook is creating a business Facebook page. It may …

Marketing

Lakeland Public Relations Firm Discusses Simple Social Media

Hey, small business owners out there. Does gazing at a screen and scrolling through a perpetual list of dumb opinions and bathroom selfies sound like …

How To Be A Social Business Even If You Hate Social Media

Here's the deal: I hate social media. Ok, let me clarify that just a bit. The truth is, I actually love social media. I love what it can do for small …

Responsibilities of an Engagement Manager

In today’s marketplace, companies depend on excellent business-to-business relationships to secure revenue streams, new opportunities with existing …

Employee Engagement

The Truth About Work-Life Balance

This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Over the years, I’ve asked everyone from solo freelancers to big-time CEOs how they balance work and the rest of their lives. The conclusion I’ve drawn from the collective answers is this: The very concept of work-life …

How to Cite Sources & Not Steal People's Content on the Internet

Work-Life Balance? If These People Can Do It, You Can, Too!

Maintaining work-life balance is a challenge for everyone. / Credit: Key to life image via Shutterstock<p>For many busy professionals, the phrase …

5 Secrets to Achieving and Maintaining Work-Life Balance

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world where more and more people find themselves working in roles that could be considered “always on” jobs, how do people achieve and maintain work-life balance and how do companies and leaders promote this way of life? It is a …