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The Neuroscience of Strategic Leadership

By focusing your attention on the "high road" of the mind, you can become the kind of leader who helps improve the world. Most leadership is …

Los Angeles

Blogging in 2017: How to Disrupt and Get Noticed

<i>This is a guest contribution from Sam Warren of Rankpay</i><p>I’ve got good news and bad news.<p>The bad news is this: that boring content you’re probably …

Some Kids Just Want To Play Basketball, And This Clothing Company’s Got Them Covered

Amal Elmi suits up for basketball practice at her elementary school in Minneapolis. For the bespectacled 12-year-old girl, this process entails more …

9 people share random acts of kindness that are seriously *so* sweet

As we go through our busy days, we can so caught up in the hustle and bustle of building our empires, seeing friends, and then trying to find ways to …

Mom Snuck Out of the House Every Christmas Eve. After She Passed, Her Son Finally Got a Letter Explaining Why

Growing up, John Dorroh never knew where his mom disappeared to on Christmas Eve. But every year, without fail, she'd end up slipping away for a few …

Christmas Eve

Indian businessman donated 90 homes to the homeless instead of buying his daughter a lavish wedding

An Indian businessman has donated 90 houses to the homeless instead of spending more than £93,000 on his daughter's wedding.<p>According to the Free Press Journal, Ajay Munot, a trader of cloth and wheat, constructed a colony for the homeless, in which each home is 12 by 20 sq. ft, has two windows, …

Homelessness

Where To Donate So That Your Cash Does The Most Good

Measuring effective altruism finds that supporting malaria-fighting organizations creates a lot of positive change for not a lot of money.<p>For the very long list of problems in the world–from inequality and climate change to disease and lack of education–there’s an equally long list of nonprofits. …

Scientists have created working human nerves in a lab

A pluripotent stem cell is a precursor cell to all the other types of cells in the body. In a petri dish, the stem cells were treated in a biochemical bath that triggered the formation into intestinal tissue. The novel part of the study was the construction of a nervous system on the intestinal …

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say "I do," committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth.<p>Except, of course, it doesn't work out …

New school rules? Swotting up on ‘positive education’

With both youth depression and youth unemployment on the rise, calls are growing for a different kind of learning. Could ‘positive education’ enhance …

Rescued Pit Bull is Showered with Love From the Police Who Saved Her (LOOK)

When New York City cops rescued Jamie the pit bull from a Brooklyn apartment basement, she was malnourished, dirty, and afraid – now she’s the most …

Levels of Mercury in Atlantic Tuna Rapidly Declines

Environmental surveys taken over the last twenty years have shown an exciting drop of 19% mercury content in Atlantic bluefin tuna.The post Levels of …

Professor Insists Young Mom Bring Her Newborn Son With Her To Class

Since Dr. Josie Ryan cares about her students' livelihood, she wasn't about to let this young mom struggle in class with an infant at home.The post …