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Harvard's New Approach to America's Teacher Deficit

The school hopes reshaping how young people enter classrooms will keep them there longer.<p>When Kia Turner began college, she didn’t plan on a career as a public-school teacher. “I came into college thinking I was going to go into corporate law,” said 22-year-old Turner, who graduated from Harvard …

The Science of To-Do Lists: What Charles Duhigg Knows about Getting Things Done

<b>Charles Duhigg:</b> Before I started working on this book I wrote to do lists the same way that most people write to do lists. And it turns out this is …

Time Management

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

Self-improvement

Americans are moving to Europe for free college degrees

Chelsea Workman went to Ohio State University because it was her cheapest option. But she still had to take out student loans and work to make ends meet.<p>By the middle of her sophomore year, she'd had enough. She dropped out and moved to Germany to finish her degree where college is free.<p>Hunter …

College & University

The 7 New Rules of Car Buying: How to Shop in Today's World – Feature

There are few truly bad vehicles for sale today, but, when there are more models boasting more whistles and bells than ever before, that doesn’t make car shopping easy. Even if you’re car savvy, you can still make an uninformed choice or get a bad deal. And the wealth of resources for information …

Personal Finance

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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Everything You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

Know your tea types, and how to steep 'em right.<p>Apologies in advance for the bubble-bursting, but we have an announcement: Making tea is not just boiling water and pouring it over a bag. There's a time and a place for PG Tips, to be sure, but beyond that place is a whole world of greens, blacks, …

Tea

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It’s not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

<b>The great diet food con</b><p>Have you ever wondered why people on diets seem to be on and off them forever? Or why it’s really only people who struggle with their weight who have extra low-fat mayonnaise in their fridge? Most processed foods branded as diet, low-fat, light or lighter aren’t what they’re …

Nutrition

3 Ways to Lace Up Your Running Shoes - Women's Running

<i>*Courtesy of Competitor.com</i><p><i>Shoelaces come untied, loosen, bind and can be a knot in your stride. Too loose makes for sloppy striding, too tight and</i> …

Shoes

New Drugs That Can Help Your Health | Men's Health

But it’s important to recognize that as promising as they may be, no drug is a miracle pill.<p>And despite rigorous clinical trial testing before drugs are approved, the verdict on their safety often doesn’t emerge until a few years later, after hundreds of thousands of people have taken them, says …

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Poor Management Costing U.S. Businesses Half a Trillion a Year

Managers from hell cost the U.S. $450 billion to $550 billion per year, according to a Gallup poll. This results from employees being disengaged. Out of 100 million full-time employees in the U.S., 70 million are actively disengaged and not inspired. Furthermore, over 2.5 million workers quit their …

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

Cooking

These 5 Things Will Make You Smarter

<b>1) Get rid of the distractions</b><p>You can’t multitask.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>To put it …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

A Navy SEAL's 5 Entrepreneurial Leadership Lessons From 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With 2015 slowly approaching, now is an opportune time to reflect upon the past 12 months and make course corrections for the year ahead. Specifically, it’s always a good idea to review what worked, what didn’t work and why, and think …

What Board Games Can Teach Business

Patrick Hruby<p>A board game is a tiny universe: The rules are the laws of physics or social norms, the board is the physical environment, cards often function as resources or catalysts, dice provide a dollop of randomness. And those little pawns? They’re you and me.<p><i>I’m gonna stick it to you, make you</i> …

Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

Exercise 1 Plyometric Jump Squat<p>Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip width and extend your arms in front of you at shoulder height; sit back and bend your knees until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor <b>(A)</b>. Press through your heels as you push and jump into the air <b>(B)</b>. Land …

The Questions Good Coaches Ask

In the <i>HBR Guide to Coaching Employees</i>, executive coach Ed Batista defines coaching as a style of management characterized by asking questions. With those questions you can move away from command-and-control leadership to a dynamic in which your direct report grows through self-reflection.<p>Asking the</i> …

How to Make Even Better Stovetop Popcorn

Stovetop popcorn is good. Bacon fat stovetop popcorn is better.<p>We'll admit it: We're suckers for those tri-flavored giant tins of popcorn. You know the ones: Butter and salt in one section, cheddar cheese dust in the second, and caramel corn in the third. But even better than those tins? A …

Popcorn

The Basics of Business Body Language (Infographic) | Inc.com

Most of the information people take in about their surroundings is visual. When someone is listening to learn more about you and your company, they're also closely observing your body language for even more clues. Are you conveying the message you really want to send?<p>This infographic from Visual.ly …

Language

Align Your Time Management with Your Goals

<i>At the end of a busy day, sometimes it’s hard to figure out where the time went. The following excerpt from the book</i> Getting Work Done <i>provides a simple process for you to prioritize your work and understand how you’re actually using your time.</i><p>What goals are you aiming for in your work? Does the way …

The Financial Services Industry’s Untapped Market

What is the cost to an industry that misses the lessons of leadership diversity and ignores inclusive behaviors? In the case of the financial services industry, the penalty could be more than $5 trillion in the U.S. alone.<p>Earlier research from the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) proved the …

Get a Flat Stomach—Fast!

<b>Eat Simply</b><br>Next time you're in a grocery store, pick up any boxed food and read the label. Chances are, it will have a few ingredients you recognize—wheat, sugar, salt—and a whole bunch you don't. These are the chemical additives that food scientists have cooked up not only to foil the spoilage …

7 Tips for Storytelling That Dazzles Audiences

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After finally asking the young lady for a date, the nervous young man asked his father how to avoid moments of awkward silence.<p>His father quickly responded, “Son, when it comes to conversation, all you have to remember are three things: …