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9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.<p>The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

How the 2016 Election Exposed America's Racial and Cultural Divides

The 2016 election exposed an America of deep divides over race, ethnicity and culture — a nation carved into two large coalitions, roughly equal in size but radically different in demographics and desires.<p>Those contrasts were brought into sharp relief in the hours after Donald Trump was elected …

About 100 million people couldn’t be bothered to vote this year

By Christopher Ingraham<p>, Reporter<p>Roughly 43 percent of eligible voters didn't bother filling out a ballot this year, according to turnout estimates from the U.S. Elections Project. To look at it another way, the people who could have voted but chose not to vastly outnumbered those who cast a vote …

Government

The real reason we have an Electoral College: to protect slave states

“In a direct election system, the South would have lost every time.”<p>Every four years, we elect a president in this country, and we do it in a strange way: via the Electoral College. The reasons for the Electoral College are unclear to most people. On the surface, it appears anti-democratic and …

5 lessons we can learn about leadership from some of the most famous generals in history

Looking back in history, it's easy to think of famous leaders as static figures, like statues in a museum.<p>However, they had strategies and goals we can still learn from. History.net helpfully ranks all of the greatest generals in history, including several notables from the ancient world. Business …

Ancient History

It’s Time for Leaders to Stop Dragging Everyone to So Many Meetings

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

Public Speaking

A look at Europe's population helps explain why Britain and Germany are divided over the refugee crisis

A particular schism has emerged between Britain and Germany.<p>Germany, and its ally France, are speaking about the crisis in "moral" terms and committing to taking thousands of refugees.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel has become a figurehead for the crisis in Europe and has championed rehoming quotas …

Europe

How To Fight Poverty? It’s Simple: Give Cash To Poor People

Experts don’t know what a poor person needs. But guess who does? Poor people.<p>There’s a very long list of ways that nonprofits have tried to attack the problem of global poverty. Some give microfinance loans. Others create skills training programs. Still others give laptops to kids. Of all the …

The American Dream Is Dead: Here’s Where It Went

By Adele Peters6 minute Read<p>Look at a list of rags-to-riches billionaires, from Oprah to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, from immigrant investor George …

Income Inequality

5 Online Marketing Tactics You Can't Skip in 2015

It has become relatively easy to create a website for your business. Online marketing, however, requires a bit more know-how. For many small business …

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Self-improvement

Aston Martin DBX Concept

The Geneva Motor Show has thus far been one of the most exciting in recent memory, with automotive<p>The Geneva Motor Show has thus far been one of the …