Americans show no signs of speeding up—or slowing down—on reading. Each year, Pew Research polls the US on its book reading habits. This year’s results, published Sept. 1, show that the portion of adults
As August draws to a close, the back-to-school frisson is palpable in the US, especially when it comes to family spending. Parents and kids want to make sure they’ve stocked up on what everyone else is
People like to watch the most high-profile events of the summer Olympics because they are exciting— the heart-pounding action can change in a fraction of a second. But for business leaders, the most instructive
As North Americans slouch toward the end of summer, the US reader-in-chief has some new book recommendations for the beach-inclined. President Barack Obama’s recommended reading list for this summer includes
Design 101: The 40-title reading list compiled by the world’s best designers, for the US Supreme Court
Design is a buzz word. It’s a catchy, quixotic and powerful strategy tangled with technology, marketing, branding and innovation jargon that few grasp. But now you can: More than 100 world-famous design
Pokémon Go might offer more than mindless entertainment. Since the dawn of videogames, parents across the world have complained that their kids spend too much time playing online contests like Nintendo’s
Sitting for hours has gotten a pretty bad rap of late, and by now most people know that a sedentary lifestyle leads to all sorts of health problems. But new research shows there’s at least one thing you
Balmy beach days usually send readers in search of juicy, fast-paced dramas, but for Bill Gates, the summer heat is equally great for nerdy escapism. In a new blog post the philanthropist, Microsoft co-founder,
In a café in south London, two construction workers are engaged in cheerful banter, tossing words back and forth. Their cutlery dances during more emphatic gesticulations, and they occasionally break into
Google, Microsoft, and other corporate giants are quietly showing a movie about teen internet addiction
About halfway through the documentary Screenagers, one kid lays out the rules of a game he plays with his friends whenever they’re at restaurant: Everyone puts their phone in a pile in the middle of the
The streets of Edinburgh and Hong Kong are overflowing with books. Istanbul and Singapore, less so. Every year the World Cities Culture Forum collects information on how people consume culture around world.
Byju Raveendran has always been a self-learner. As a child, he says, he taught himself English. His school in Kerala’s Azhikode village used Malayalam, the local language, as the medium of instruction.
This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here. Most people’s biggest job-hunting fear is being put on the spot by oddball interview questions such as these (which are real): “Describe
The internet is filled with advice and lifehacks on how to improve productivity. We all want to achieve more, it seems, to cram more into our days. There always seems to be that one overachieving colleague
Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your email?
A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, even
For years, transgender rights activists have argued for their right to use the public restroom that aligns with their gender identity. Recently, this campaign has come to a head. In March, North Carolina
San Francisco A few weeks ago, at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) near San Francisco, 5-year-old Jack Stabenow climbed a step stool to peer into a machine that cuts cardboard with a high-powered The
A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers
Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College
College graduates of the new millennium are different than previous generations. Not just because they prefer Snapchat to email and have mountains of school loans, but also because of their choices of
Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google, Amazon. These top tech companies each receive over a quadrillion resumes per year (source needed). So it’s safe to say they have a good process for choosing the
It is rare that we have the opportunity to peer into the minds of titans, to follow along as they expand their knowledge and refine their way of thinking. With most, we are limited to the books they write
Just over a year ago, Apple introduced its newest laptop, the wonderfully thin—but woefully underpowered—MacBook. It’s since been updated with a more powerful processor and more memory, but it’s still
This fall, thousands of college students from across the country will begin their undergraduate careers at colleges around the nation. They will inevitably pack too much to fit in their tiny dorm rooms.
Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship. Which matters more: Showing that you're skilled, experienced, and capable,
For the past two days, world leaders have gathered in Norway for the annual Oslo Forum, the world’s most important retreat for conflict mediation. Attended by heads of states and of international organizations,
Conventional wisdom suggests it may well be easier to learn a second language as a child than as an adult. But for adults who do take the linguistic leap, what sort of factors influence how well they another
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off today (June 13) and the company’s keynote is widely expected to focus on changes to the App Store, a redesign to Apple Music, and a rebranded Mac operating