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Six ways to work less but get more done

Everyone shares the same 24 hours in a day and yet some entrepreneurs simply get more done than others. Is it just a case of some people work harder than others?<p>We've all heard the saying, "work smarter, not harder," but many successful entrepreneurs have come to realize that productivity is part …

If America Could Survive These Presidents, It Can Survive Trump Or Clinton

Whenever a Presidential election rolls around people assume that the end times are upon us and that the jackass directly opposed to their views (and their candidate) will run the country into a ditch. And so it is with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, two candidates who are widely unpopular and …

War

Do Strangers Ever Tell Men to Smile?

Jacqueline, a reader in Michigan, brings up “one thing missing from your discussion”:<p>All my life I have been told to smile more (I’m a 72-year-old woman, so that’s a lot of smiles). But until I read “The Sexism of Telling Women to Smile: Your Stories,” it never occurred to me to wonder whether it …

John D. Rockefeller's Keys to Success | The Art of Manliness

By age 25 John D. Rockefeller controlled one of the largest oil refineries in the nation.<p>By age 31 he had become the world’s largest oil refiner.<p>By …

Why we need to stop calling women ‘girls’

From our friends at<p>BY GINA FLORIO<p><i>“What can I get you, girls?”</i> It’s one of the first things my friends and I always hear when we’re ordering something …

11 African American Inventors Who Changed the World

Dr. Shirley Jackson speaks at a conference in 2011.<p>Dr. Shirley Jackson speaks at a conference in 2011.<p>Can you imagine life without blood banks, …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Why so many female CEOs have blonde hair

But blond women are far more likely to end up a chief executive or U.S. senator than women with any other color hair, according to recent research from two business-school professors at the University of British Columbia.<p>Just 2 percent of the world's population and 5 percent of white people in the …

CEOs

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

Learning

Nepal’s Maithil women break traditional gender roles | Women's Rights

<b>Mithila, Nepal -</b> Like many women in the Maithil community in Nepal, Manjula Thakur found her life severely restricted and controlled by the male members of her family. The community follows deeply entrenched patriarchal traditions.<p>"I used to stay at home all the time, with my head covered, doing …

Gender

How Asian Americans Contribute to White Supremacy

Asian Americans, the popular conception goes, don't protest. But by not doing so, we are contributing to white supremacy.<p>In this country, so many more things go to the person who doesn't acknowledge that there's a problem. We have taken to calling this "privilege." The ability to drive without fear …

The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America

It’s known as a modern-day hub of progressivism, but its past is one of exclusion.<p>PORTLAND, Ore.— Victor Pierce has worked on the assembly line of a Daimler Trucks North America plant here since 1994. But he says that in recent years he’s experienced things that seem straight out of another time. …

African-American News

Why Good Storytellers Are Happier in Life and in Love

Studies find the way people tell their own stories has an outsize effect on their life satisfaction<p>In William Shakespeare’s time, the word “conversation” meant two things—verbal discourse, and sex.<p>That’s how intimate the most well-known poet and playwright in the English language viewed the act of …

William Shakespeare

6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal

/ Aug 15, 2013<p>There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality …

Renting while black

<b>Some African American users of Airbnb suspect that on occasion it's more than just bad luck when they've tried to book a property that seemed to be available only to be told by the owner that it's no longer free.</b><p>The company says it doesn't tolerate racial or sexual discrimination by those who …

The Roots of Today’s Racism and Police Violence, in an ‘Inconceivably Brutal’ Riot 150 Years Ago

<i>One hundred and fifty years ago this month, the white population of Memphis, Tennessee, set about raping, murdering, and plundering the city’s</i> …

The Cost of the Cultural Revolution, Fifty Years Later

In 1979, three years after the end of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping visited the United States. At a state banquet, he was seated near the actress Shirley MacLaine, who told Deng how impressed she had been on a trip to China some years earlier. She …

China

Chinese millionaire gives up wealth, moves to countryside to marry a farmer

This is one beautiful love story that will give us all — even the cynics — hope.<p>The story between 57-year-old Chinese expat, Yao Nanshan, and Liu …

4 Websites to Help Quit Your Job and Start a Business

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

Why Chinese officials are afraid to look too smart

<b>China's crackdown on corruption has had an unexpected effect. People in influential positions have realised it might not look good if they and their families wear expensive jewellery or flash large amounts of cash at casinos - and as a result some businesses are suffering.</b><p>I had already handed her …

Xi Jinping

Inside the Minds of America's Greatest Black Inventors | The Takeaway | WNYC

Writer Keith Holmes and Sandra Morgan, granddaughter of inventor Garrett A. Morgan, discuss the problem-solving prowess of America's greatest black …

Innovation

How 'black money' saved the Indian economy

<b>There is no question that India has the most positive economic story on the planet.</b><p>Buoyed by increased manufacturing output, India's economy grew by 7.4% in the third quarter of 2015, the fastest growth of any major country in the world.<p>But there is a dark side to India's success, says one of the …

Black Money

The 1946 police beating that made President Truman pay attention to civil rights

On the evening of February 12, 1946, Isaac Woodard, a 26-year-old black Army veteran, boarded a bus in Augusta, Georgia. Earlier that day, he’d been …

Smart People Are As Racist As Less-Smart People–But Smart Enough To Hide It

That’s the finding of a new study that looked at nearly three decades of answers to the General Social Survey, a survey that asks about attitudes on …

Critical Thinking

When Florida Men Overcame Our Racists

Times may seem tough for race relations. But the dream of racial equality has always survived, even when and where it came at a terrible …

How we cut our monthly expenses in half to save enough to retire at 40

<b>Our Early Retirement 'Aha!' Moment:</b> "It wasn't until I found out I was pregnant with our daughter in 2013 that I realized just how terribly we were managing our finances. We barely had enough money for our bills — much less a baby.<p>So I started binge-reading personal finance blogs and decided that, …

The Many Souls of African American Food

Source: Restaurant-ing through history<p>I was immediately intrigued by the somewhat clunky but memorable title<p>of the essay collection edited by Jennifer Jensen Wallach: <i>Dethroning the Deceitful Pork Chop: Rethinking African American Foodways from Slavery to Obama</i>. The phrasing comes from a quote by …

How to pay off a huge debt in five years

Whether it’s from a credit card, a mortgage or student loan, most people are burdened with a lot of debt. But it’s possible to pay off a large loan quickly – if you plan ahead.<p>Phil DeGisi finished business school laden with debt — $150,000, to be exact. He's not alone. Many students who borrow to …

Personal Finance