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Don't Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014

I have been a proponent of the importance of leaders developing strengths as a means to improve toward excellence. After all, the best leaders are characterized by the presence of strengths, not the absence of weakness. That concept is illustrated in the article I coauthored for Harvard Business …

The Atlantic on Twitter: "Study: Almost half of all public school students come from poor backgrounds http://t.co/wKTUMyqLXW http://t.co/Z95JPxrBsi"

Replying to @<b>TheAtlantic</b><p>“@<b>TheAtlantic</b>: Study: Almost half of all public school students come from poor backgrounds http://theatln.tc/19c9iNB …

24 Extremely Delicious Slow Cooker Dinners

There's no better feeling than coming home after a long day to a great dinner that you've already made. Way to go, slow cooker. Way to go, self.

Why You Should Stay in School, in 1 Chart

High school graduates' inflation-adjusted wages have fallen 1.6% the past 12 years<p>It's been a lost decade for American workers, but it's been more lost for some than others. As Lawrence Mishel and Heidi Shierholz of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) point out in a new and particularly depressing …

Access hidden Netflix streaming settings

Netflix isn't always perfect. Videos will freeze, stop, buffer, and jump until you finally shut the whole thing down and restart your browser. Next time that happens, tweak a few settings in the hidden Streaming Manager. Here's how. When a video plays, hit shift alt on a PC or shift option on a Mac …

69 Inspirational Typography Tattoos

Wear your favorite font on your proverbial sleeve.

Are We Asking Too Much of Schools?

Everyone wants kids to get the support they need, but are reformers right to rely on schools?<p>For most New Yorkers, education is a troubling issue. A recent Manhattan Institute poll indicates that forty percent of likely voters in the city think primary and secondary education is one of the top two …

19 Vintage Photographs Of Stylin' Librarians

Definitive proof that books are the sexiest accessory of all.

Children's happiness in UK on the decline, report says

<b>The happiness of children in the UK is in decline, with 15% of young teenagers reporting low well-being, a report from a children's charity says.</b><p>The Children's Society's Good Childhood Report says well-being has dipped since 2008 after a period of improvement from 1994.<p>Teenagers aged 14 and 15 are …

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Wrong Zip Code Can Mean Shorter Life Expectancy

The Treme neighborhood is only a few miles from the Lakeview neighborhood in New Orleans, but in terms of life expectancy those few miles might as …

Why Do People Like Superheroes? Don't Ask a Psychologist

Our Superheroes, Ourselves botches its analysis, but its brain-expert authors unintentionally shed light on the allure of seeing superior beings bring order to the world.<p>WB<p><i>Comics Journal</i> writer Tom Crippen titled an essay about Superman "The Big Dumb Dream." It's funny because it's true: Superman, …

My Heart Goes Out to the Martin Family...

Last night, the jury in the Trayvon Martin murder trial found George Zimmerman not guilty. And throughout social media, on television and talk radio, our society seems to treat this tragedy as an academic exercise.<p>I for one cannot feel anything but the deepest of sorrows for the Martin family …

Disturbing chart shows rise in “justified killings” of blacks in U.S.

George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of murdering the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida. Many Americans were not shocked. And there's …

Trayvon Martin In Death: Whose Story Is It?

<i>Note: The photo we're talking about is at the top of this</i> Gawker <i>article. Viewers may find it disturbing.</i><p>He looks... surprised. There is Trayvon Martin, on his back, ankles crossed, eyes open and mouth agape as if to say "whaaa?" But of course he isn't saying anything, because he's dead. The numbers …

The Secret To Finland's Success With Schools, Moms, Kids — And Everything

My cousin's husband gets 36 vacation days per year, not including holidays. If he wants, he can leave his job for a brief hiatus and come back to a guaranteed position months later.<p>Tuition at his daughter's university is free, though she took out a small loan for living expenses. Its interest rate …

A Broken Future: Fixing America's Education Problem

America is facing a crisis in education. There are many leading indicators that suggest we are lagging in technical education, undergraduate and graduate degrees, and ultimately employment. These issues are linked together by a set of core deficiencies that Obama is addressing with Race to the Top, …

Late nights 'sap children's brain power'

<b>Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt young children's minds, research suggests.</b><p>The findings on sleep patterns and brain power come from a UK study of more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.<p>Youngsters who had no regular bedtime or who went to bed later than 21:00 had lower scores for reading and …

When Will Obama Address Black Unemployment?

Thanks to the Doug Ross@Journal we are able to drill down deeper into our current "true unemployment." This includes, for example, part-timers seeking full-time work (also known as "U-6") that jumped to 14.3 percent, a six-month high.<p>"The Labor Force Participation Rate, has never been lower since …

Photos: Here's What Elementary School Looks Like Around the World

From Costa Rica to Egypt, kids get up each morning, pack their book bags and head to school.<p>Some attend classes sporadically in makeshift schools, …

Shocking Proof You're Cathy IRL

<b>ACK.</b>

17 Magical Lessons Learned From Roald Dahl Books

The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!

3 Adorable DIY String Light Ideas To Light Up Your Summer

These whimsical lighting ideas look just as cute and festive during the daytime as they do on a warm summer evening.<p>Lindsey from Hello Hydrangea made these modern geometric lights that remind me of miniature Confetti System shapes.<p><b>The supplies:</b> string lights, glue, scissors, crepe streamers, …

An MIT Project That Lets You Spy On Yourself

Of all the stuff on metadata I've seen in the past few weeks, this is my favorite:<p>It's my favorite in large part because it's <i>my metadata.</i> It comes from my Gmail account. The relationships it maps are, more or less, my life — orange circles for Planet Money, purple for Brooklyn, brown for college. …

The 31 Most Useful Ways To Use Chalkboard Paint

My clairvoyant powers are telling me that chalkboard paint will outlive mason jars. Just look at all the things you can do with it!

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George Zimmerman Witness Can't Say Who Threw First Punch

A woman who was talking on the phone to Trayvon Martin moments before he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman acknowledged on the stand today that …

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