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Billionaire CEO Sara Blakely Says These 7 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got | Inc.com

Sara Blakely founded Spanx in her late 20s. The company made $4 million in sales in its first year and $10 million in its second year. In 2012, <i>Forbes</i> named Blakely the youngest self-made woman billionaire in the world.<p>She is clearly massively successful. Yet when asked what the best advice she ever …

Sara Blakely

Ten silly things you do that make you less likable

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good …

Self-improvement

Where Do You Start Your Short Story?

This is month three of the Short Story Challenge. You should all be busy with your third story now. I am loving the stories that have been posted for …

The Best Meditation Apps for Every Personality

Meditation often conjures up images of blissed-out hippies wearing flowing clothes and sitting in trance-like stillness. If the only stillness you …

Meditation

How Hitler went from fringe politician to dictator — and why it's a mistake to think it couldn't happen in the US

Trump supporters argue that Trump's dictatorial rhetoric is a sales pitch and that Trump is more reasonable and less megalomaniacal than he sounds. They also point out that the United States has checks and balances that restrict the power of the president and make it difficult for a would-be …

World History

The philosophical problem of killing baby Hitler, explained

On Friday, the New York Times Magazine decided to tweet this for some reason:<p>Given certain assumptions, this isn't a hard question. Assume that going back in time merely eliminates Hitler, and that the sole effect of that is that the Nazi Party lacks a charismatic leader and never takes power in …

Great Depression

What To Read Next: 100 Timeless Books, Poems, And Essays

<b>What To Read Next: 100 Timeless Books, Poems, And Essays</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>This collection was put together by a good friend of mine, Nicholas Rudolph, who …

Literature

The Death of Satire

Once the smartest form of comedy, satire has turned into fake news and dumbed-down clickbait. From Colbert to The Onion, the tide is going out.<p>How …

5 Creativity Books Everyone Needs To Read

Personally, I’ve always thought “creativity” was sort of an elusive term. I always thought that creative peeps — like Pablo Picasso for instance — …

Creativity

Learning From Franklin Roosevelt: Trickle-Up Economics

Once upon a time there was a U.S. president who took office during a period of great economic distress, and whose efforts to relieve that distress kicked up fierce opposition. "The president's recent statements," one U.S. senator said, "remove any doubt of his policy of state socialism, which …

Economics

Teachers Throwing Out Grades: It's Happening For Real

Grades used to be a power I wielded. Proudly I held them over my students' heads, deducting points whenever they dared to be late, or worse, wrong.<p>I …

Leonard Nimoy Reads Ray Bradbury Stories From The Martian Chronicles & The Illustrated Man (1975-76)

Ray Bradbury, author of <i>The Martian Chronicles</i> and <i>Fahrenheit 451,</i> contributed to science fiction a highly distinctive voice; the now departed Leonard …

In 1982, Steve Jobs presented an amazingly accurate theory about where creativity comes from

It was a chance for Jobs to talk to high-achieving youngsters about how to make their lives and the world better.<p>"<b>If you're gonna make connections which are innovative ... you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does</b>," he said, echoing research on creativity, "or else …

Creativity

“Fear can be the enemy of empathy”: Leslie Jamison on Ferguson, Ebola and America’s painful 2014

“Communal panic seemed to trump empathy,” says the brilliant critic Leslie Jamison, looking back on long, hard 2014<p>Leslie Jamison's "The Empathy Exams" came out from Graywolf Press to much acclaim, and people bought and read and discussed her brilliant essay collection with such rare gusto that it …

Digital storytelling tools for teachers

Web Tools<p>What Students and Teachers Can Do with Them<p>Price<p>Grade Level<p>Link:<p>http://goo.gl/9fUQN<p>Students:<p>Create animated movies using a very simple movie …

The 11 Best Books of 2014 That You Can Spend 2015 Reading

Did you read any books this year? I hope so! It was a great year for women writers, who dominated critics lists (spoiler alert: including ours), highly anticipated follow-ups, and out-of-left-field debuts.<p>No? Maybe you pretended to read a book this year, lugging around that copy of <i>Oblomov</i> waiting …

Response: 'There's Nothing More Innovative Than Care'

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series on this topic)</b><p>Ingrid Veilleux asked:<p><i>How does caring relate to our current focus on standards in</i> …

Margaret Mead on the Root of Racism and the Liability of Law Enforcement

On her ascent to fame as the world’s best-known and most influential cultural anthropologist, Margaret Mead became one of modern history’s greatest academic celebrities. As she toured the world to give university lectures, public talks, and presentations at various institutions, she brought with …

The one thing that could save the world: Why we need empathy now more than ever

Critics say that empathy clouds our judgment and distracts us from true morality. Here’s what they’re missing<p>Empathy is trending. President Obama wants to tackle America’s "empathy deficit," medical students routinely receive empathy training, and everyone from business gurus to the Dalai Lama have …

Horrifyingly Beautiful Photos Show The Human Cost Of China’s Massive Pollution Problem

Gritty, detailed scenes from some of China’s most polluted places will make you grateful for the air you breathe.<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Photographer Souvid Datta, who took these photos, has admitted to doctoring much of his work. Creating these photos of Chinese victims of pollution, in particular, involved</i> …

How To Delete Your Own Nude Photos From Apple's iCloud: A Step-By-Step Guide

You probably heard by now about the nude celebrity photos circulating the internet, with the hacker allegedly responsible saying he got the photos from Apple's iCloud.<p>You may be thinking, "I'm not a celebrity. No one would be interested in my naked or otherwise embarrassing photos."<p>That could be …

iCloud

Man 3-D Prints Backyard Castle, Plans Two-Story House Next

We've been using cement as a building material for thousands of years — but never quite like this. Andrey Rudenko of Minnesota used it in a custom 3-D printer to create a tiny castle in his backyard, layer by layer, and next, he plans to build a two-story house. He's not the first to attempt a …

3D Printing

Please Stop Using #LikeAGirl As An Insult

Always has thrown their hat into the ring of empowering viral marketing. In one day this video has racked up over a million views! Lauren Greenfield …

Heavy Rotation: Our Panel's 10 Favorite Songs Of The Year (So Far)

Stream The Songs<p>Hawk House, 'Chill Pill'<p>Hawk House is the British hip-hop trio of brothers Sam and Eman Croydon and singer Demae; together, they make music that falls squarely between the progressive soul of Iman Omari and the progressive hip-hop of A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets and <i>Buhloone</i> …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Robot Bartender Struggles With Asimov's Laws In This Amazing Short Film

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things' – video

The source behind the Guardian’s NSA files talks to Glenn Greenwald about his motives for the biggest intelligence leak in a generation<p>• Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

TED-Ed Addresses the Oxford Comma

(YouTube link)<p>The Oxford comma has sparked many an internet argument. Everyone seems to have an opinion, and everyone is convinced their way is the …