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Mortgage Vs. Student Loan Vs. Saving | Investopedia

There’s nothing quite as disheartening as finding yourself under a massive amount of debt. Unfortunately, that’s an experience many consumers have, …

Six Tips on Disciplining Children from an Experienced Teacher

Have you noticed how kids behave differently at school than at home? As an early education teacher, one of the most common questions I get from …

Parenting

A Second Chance to Make the Right Impression

Romualdo Faura<p>Years ago a friend of mine, Gordon, interviewed for a position at a prominent university. During his daylong visit to campus, he had lunch with a senior faculty member (let’s call him Bob) who had final say over the hire. After their food arrived, Bob said of his meal, “You know, this …

Time I

Your Elevator Pitch Needs an Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. A favorite tool of the networking masses. A rite of passage of sorts. You’ve heard the scenario: you step into an elevator and go up one floor. The elevator doors open and in walks the client of your dreams. They start some small talk and ask, “What do you do?” and you’ve …

Matt Abrahams: The Power of the Paraphrase

An expert on public speaking shows how paraphrasing can help you navigate tricky communication situations.<p>When you are giving a public presentation, …

Public Speaking

15 Books that Inspire my Parenting

As a fun, year-end activity (at least for a book nerd like me), I’ve pulled some of my favorite books from the shelf and reflected on how they’ve …

Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time

Researchers say it’s OK to break with hardliners—provided you’re interacting right along with your kids. A look at new guidelines that defy …

Early Brain and Child Development Priority Initiative

​<p>​The Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) initiative challenges its members to integrate the expanding neurodevelopmental sciences of early …

The Brain

How to Write a Résumé That Stands Out

The resume: there are so many conflicting recommendations out there. Should you keep it to one page? Do you put a summary up top? Do you include personal interests and volunteer gigs? This may be your best chance to make a good first impression, so you’ve got to get it right.<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

Business Strategy and Lessons from the Military

Most books on business strategy acknowledge the military origins of strategy (including myself in a recent perspective on the History of Strategy). …

Management

16 Productivity Tools Nobody Can Live Without

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Productivity is the name of the game for entrepreneurs. The good news is that there are …

Google Docs

The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice

Seeking and giving advice are central to effective leadership and decision making. Yet managers seldom view them as practical skills they can learn and improve. Receiving guidance is often seen as the passive consumption of wisdom. And advising is typically treated as a matter of “good …

Management