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4 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kind of skips one of them, which is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Pedagogy

This homework assignment says a lot about how America treats its history of slavery

When a sixth-grade teacher asked a black student to explain her family origins, the answers delved into a likely unexpected topic: slavery.<p>The answers, tweeted above by the student's mother, are revealing. Where did your family immigrate from? Africa. When did they immigrate? Whenever the slave …

Microsoft has trapped its biggest partners between a rock and a hard place

Sales in the PC industry are declining at around 11% per quarter, according to IDC, causing drops in profits for PC makers. Microsoft is somewhat insulated from this decline thanks to big enterprise sales, but the company's increased focus on hardware with the new Surface Book Pro — a high-end …

What every manager can do to boost employee happiness

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

How to actually work a four-day week

A few years back, I started obsessing over productivity. Things like sleeping more than seven hours or getting up late and getting stuck in traffic seemed like wasted time. These situations could be controlled, but instead they were reducing my productivity.<p>The problem was that I was pretty sure I …

10 Signs You Have Exceptional Mental Strength | Inc.com

Just a few weeks ago here on Inc.com we published advice from psychotherapist Amy Morin laying out bad habits you need to break if you want to achieve incredible mental strength. But what if you read the list and were inspired to give your brain a workout, axing unhelpful thought patterns from your …

Self-help

GoDaddy Billionaire Bob Parsons' 7 Tips For Entrepreneurs

Domain name registrar and Web-hosting firm GoDaddy was founded by businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 1997. The colorful entrepreneur sold the majority of the firm to private equity investors in 2011 and stepped down as executive chairman in June 2014. The company went public on April …

Entrepreneurship

Historic Chemistry Lab With Links To Thomas Jefferson Discovered Behind Wall

A hidden chemistry lab was unearthed by a worker doing renovations to the iconic Rotunda at the University of Virginia, and school officials say the room is directly linked to the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson, who helped design the building.<p>The "chemical hearth," which dates back to the …

Archaeology

Guilty of being black in a white world: The ludicrous reason these women were thrown off of a train last weekend

The Napa Valley Wine Train left a 10-woman book club on the side of the train tracks… and for what?<p>Over the weekend, the Sistahs on the Reading Edge Book Club, composed of 10 Black women and one white woman, were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train for laughing and talking too loudly on their way …

10 Mini-Hacks to Overcome Procrastination

I totally get it. You have big thoughts of what you want to get done for the day. Then your friend calls, so you talk for awhile. After that, you …

Procrastination

Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Adds Young Black Woman As New Public Face

After meeting with Bernie Sanders about criminal justice and Black Lives Matter, Bernie Sanders has hired Symone Sanders as national press secretary. Meanwhile: more protests in Seattle.<p>SEATTLE — Hours after Black Lives Matter protesters shut down a Bernie Sanders rally here, the Vermont senator’s …

Middle-class

The Myth of the Black Confederate Soldier

Lost Cause fanatics—including a handful of African Americans—insist that thousands of blacks fought for the Confederacy. Nothing in the historical …

Black History

8 Changes To Make If You Want To Be A Truly Happy Person

The pursuit of happiness is believed to be one of the basic human rights, but even with all the freedom in the world to pursuit it, a lot of people …

Petition to boycott Stonewall movie reaches 20,000

<b>A petition to boycott a new film that purports to tell the story of the early days of the LGBT rights movement has reached more than 20,000 signatures.</b><p>British actor Jeremy Irvine plays a fictional character who incites the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York which kicked off the US gay rights movement.<p>…

LGBTQI

Eating spicy food is linked to something many people strive for

Observing nearly half a million people in China, the BMJ study found that those who consumed spicy foods (mainly in a form of chili peppers) once or twice a week lowered their risk of death by 10 percent compared to those who consumed spicy food less than once a week.<p>People who ate spicy food three …

Holistic Medicine

Why the Watch Case Matters

Read to the bottom of the post to see which case is which.<p>Most discussions about watches and their value begin and end with the movement: Swiss …

10 Things Successful People Do To Maximize Their Time

Success

10 Effective Ways To Make You A Faster Learner

The importance of learning cannot be underestimated. Learning empowers us to fulfill our ideas and realize our full potential. The speed of gaining …

White panic, white denial: The racial prehistory of the McKinney pool party that white America can’t let go

<b>Bertha Gilbert, 22, is led away by police after she tried to enter a segregated lunch counter in Nashville, Tenn., on May 6, 1964. (AP)</b><p>Hey white people: If we can get over our twisted relationship with the past, the future might actually be better<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>June 13, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>There is a …

Skateboarding

How Facebook is eating the $140 billion hardware market

Facebook's extraordinary Open Compute Project is doing for hardware what Linux, Android, and many other popular products did for software: making it free and "open source."<p>That means that anyone can look at, use, or modify the designs of the hugely expensive computers that big companies use to run …

Fidelity Investments

12 Books Entrepreneurs Must Read

The TPP and the Future of the U.S. Economy

America is at a crossroads in the global economy. The debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) highlights the sharp divisions in Congress over trade, as well as the important stakes for America's economic future. Few would argue that the United States needs to compete aggressively in the …

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Navy sailor killed in San Diego road rage incident

The family of a career Navy sailor killed last week in an alleged road rage incident in San Diego was reeling Monday from their loss as his alleged killer was charged with murder.<p>“It’s just a huge loss to the country, to his family, to his friends,” said Kathy Cramer, the mother of one of U.S. Navy …

9 Tips for Faster Wi-Fi Streaming

The cable plan you signed up for promised up to 300Mbps of blistering Internet speed, but reality has proven to be somewhat different. You’re barely …