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How to Look Like the Smartest Person in Every Meeting

Try these great tips to stand out in your next meeting.<p>My work as an executive leadership coach often has me shadowing the people I'm coaching. And that means sitting in a lot of meetings--as many as seven or eight a day. And I've come to realize that there's always one person who stands out, who …

Body Language

I'm a CEO, and This Is How I Really Spend My Time Every Day

The role does have its perks, but it's not what most people imagine.<p><i>What does a CEO of a start-up do? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Heidi Zak, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ThirdLove,</b> …

Breast Cancer

Student Evaluations of Teaching are Not Valid

In a review of the literature on student evaluations of teaching (SET), Philip B. Stark and Richard Freishtat—of the University of California, …

Autism and Executive Functions

I have mixed feelings about the term ‘executive dysfunction’. My main problem is that it seems to refer to a whole grab-bag of difficulties, with a …

Do We Need a More Nuanced Description of Autism?

Five years ago, the DSM-5 collapsed diagnoses like Asperger’s into a catchall of “autism spectrum disorder.” Did it help?<p>For about six months, …

If You're Whitewashing Autism, You're Part of the Problem

<b>Editorial by World Mercury Project Guest Contributor Ashlyn Washington</b><p><b>WORLD MERCURY PROJECT NOTE:</b> <i>April, Autism Awareness Month, came and went with</i></i> …

How Should I Discipline My Child Who Has Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Parenting a child with oppositional defiant disorder is a big challenge. Kids with oppositional defiant disorder argue about, refuse to follow …

Evangelical Support of Trump Should Not Surprise

We often forget that in 1933, when the Nazis took over Germany, the country was divided into Catholics and Protestants. While the Nazis were fairly …

Why Some People in Positions of Power Show Signs of Brain Damage

When people gain power, they sometimes lose the ability to empathize with others.<p>When someone becomes successful but stays grounded, people are often pleasantly surprised. But what is it about power, in any of its forms, that makes people less relatable?<p>It’s not simply intimidation felt by those in …

A Taxonomy of Troublemakers for Those Navigating Difficult Colleagues

<b>University of Pennsylvania</b> Clinical Professor of Psychiatry <b>Dr. Jody Foster</b> has seen her career in behavioral health and her Wharton MBA converge in …

Reading Academic Research Papers Is the Best Success Hack You've Never Heard About

Graduate-level research is a lot likelier to help you figure out real life business problems than that book of motivational quotes beside your bed.<p>5 min read<p>Despite the bad rap it tends to get in the self-made businessperson community, college is still an entrepreneurial hub. Billion-dollar …

19 Students Who Deserve Either An "A" Or An "F" — I Can't Decide

These teachers didn't know whether to laugh or quit their jobs.

How Exactly Does Autism Muddy Communication?

The root of the problem could be social or linguistic.<p>The quirks in Ramsey Brewer’s conversation are subtle. The 17-year-old repeats himself from time to time and makes small mistakes in the words he uses. For instance, he says he and his best friend look scaringly, not scarily, similar. He also …

Autism

Disabled Women’s Equal Pay Struggles Often Go Unheard — But You Can Help Include Them

Tuesday marks Equal Pay Day in the United States — but something is still missing from the conversation. Yes, it's crucial that we highlight the …

These Are the U.S. States Where the Gender Pay Gap Is Widest

In some states, the average man makes $15,000 more than the average woman.<p>Today is this year’s Equal Pay Day, which represents the amount of extra time the average woman would have to work full time -- 100 days -- to make the same amount of money the average man made in the previous calendar …

Why Your Barista Probably Has a College Degree

Making coffee isn't rocket science and it isn't taught in college, but that isn't stopping companies from making a degree a requirement.<p>I have two degrees: a bachelor's and a master's. I wrote lots of papers, did lots of math, sang in a choir, and completely bombed a Hebrew class. What I didn't …

Individuals with autism need support, resources as they age: report

TORONTO — A think tank formed to understand the challenges faced by autistic seniors says there are few resources in place to address their specific …

What we know (and the great deal we don’t) about education and disability

<i>By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)</i><p>Persons with disabilities are among the most marginalised groups in any …

Disabled people face extra costs of almost £600 a month related to their conditions

On top of that, on average, I spend another £300 a month replacing parts and maintaining the chair. Even with this upkeep, it needs to be completely …

How High School Diploma Requirements Fall Short of College Admission Standards

Most state high school graduation requirements are so poorly designed that they trap students in a "preparation gap," where they don't qualify for …

Causes of Students’ Emotional Fragility: Five Perspectives

Two months ago, I reported on the declining emotional resilience of college students. I summarized the claims, made by college mental-health …

Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

A year ago I received an invitation from the head of Counseling Services at a major university to join faculty and administrators for discussions …

What Is “Queen Bee Syndrome”? It Might Explain Why Some Women Are “Uncivil” To Each Other At Work

Chances are, if you've ever worked in an office, you've had to deal with some pretty annoying office politics — and researchers are finding that …

Sexual Harassment

Disability Advocates Say Republican Bill Weakens Americans With Disabilities Act

Advocates for people with disabilities are fighting to keep a bill passed by House Republicans Thursday from becoming law. The ADA Education and …

Disability

I’m autistic. I just turned 36 — the average age when people like me die.

The stress of living with autism is exhausting.<p>On March 21, 2017, CNN published an article on a new study from the <i>American Journal of Public Health</i> that found the average life span of an autistic person is 36 years. I wasn’t shocked by this news. I know how dire things can be for so many of us on …

Autism

Fascinating images reveal how people with autism see the world

In the study, people with autism tended to focus on the center of images, even when other objects were in a photo.<p>People with autism also looked at …

The rape survivors' clothes exhibition that hopes to end victim blaming

A harrowing exhibition in the Molenbeek district of Brussels has recreated the outfits rape survivors were wearing when they were attacked, in a bid to challenge one of the most 'pervasive rape culture myths'.<p>Among the 18 outfits featured in the exhibition is a tiny My Little Pony t-shirt that …

Myths

Trump's new Medicaid work requirements are a disaster for disabled people (and everyone else)

In a letter to state Medicaid directors Thursday morning, the Trump administration announced that it would allow states to require Medicaid recipients to participate in a work program or other form of approved “community engagement” in order to retain their health benefits. While there will …

Health Care

Michelle Williams is the victim of a ludicrously large pay gap with Mark Wahlberg

Last Sunday (Jan. 7), actress Michelle Williams walked the Golden Globes red carpet alongside feminist activist Tarana Burke, the creator of the #MeToo Movement. “I am honored beyond measure to be standing next to this woman. I have tears in my eyes and smile on my face,” said Williams, who has …

How to Recognize Who the Subtle Workplace Bully Is (Is it You?) | Inc.com

In my Brooklyn neighborhood in the early 1960's, everyone knew who the bully was. The bully got in your face, threatened you, called you names, and was someone you never wanted to meet on the subway. In the workplace, the classic bully should be reprimanded, sanctioned, and fired. There is no place …