Claudia Day

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Here's How Highly Successful People Make Little Choices Different From the Rest of us

It's simple: If you want to live an exceptional life, you can't behave like everyone else.<p>Everybody has their own definition of success. And most people probably would like to live an above-average life. But the reality is that the vast majority of people never do. Most people live ordinary, …

Self-improvement

6 TED talks that could help you harness your inner creativity

We love TED Talks for just about any occasion — when we need inspiration, when we want to learn about money and when we have 10 minutes to spare and …

Expert Advice: Three No-Fail Color Palettes for Walls, Ceiling, and Trim

Never underestimate the power of paint—a fresh coat goes a long way toward reframing a space without the time or commitment of a remodel. But …

To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership. Advances in research, brain science, …

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old

Soon after my 50th birthday, 10 years ago, I started keeping a list of “Things I will do/things I won’t do when I get old.”<p>It was a highly judgmental, and super secret, accounting of all the things I thought my parents were doing wrong. My dad lied chronically about taking his meds. He refused to …

Parenting

God’s Plan for Mike Pence

Will the vice president—and the religious right—be rewarded for their embrace of Donald Trump?<p>No man can serve two masters, the Bible teaches, but Mike Pence is giving it his all. It’s a sweltering September afternoon in Anderson, Indiana, and the vice president has returned to his home state to …

The Social Network That Helps Planners Understand Pedestrians and Cyclists

Long neglected in transportation planning, popular jogging and biking routes are getting more attention thanks to new data collected by Strava.<p>Pedestrians and cyclists are notoriously difficult for transportation planners to count and map. This is beginning to change, though—not because of some …

America’s community colleges are a lot more valuable than it thought

The local community college gets a bad rep in America. While the most elite of four-year institutions boast graduation rates of 90% or above, community colleges can’t even get a quarter of students to complete their degrees—or so everyone had thought.<p>For decades, the US Education Department …

College & University

10 Things You Believe That Are Holding You Back From Success (and What to Do Instead)

Beliefs, much like stories, pass down from one generation to the next, and sometimes, new ones are created. But is what you believe in holding you back from ultimate success?<p>Beliefs. You've acquired them through your interactions with society, whether it was through your childhood experiences, …

Self-improvement

Good Leaders Are Good Learners

Although organizations spend more than $24 billion annually on leadership development, many leaders who have attended leadership programs struggle to implement what they’ve learned. It’s not because the programs are bad but because leadership is best learned from experience.<p>Still, simply being an …

Leadership

Sheryl Sandberg Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 2 Words

It's time to leave the good behind, and start focusing on the great.<p>I want you to think about the following question, because it can mean the difference between just getting through the day at work, and doing the best work of your life.<p><i>What's the most important thing you can get done today?</i><p>Sheryl …

Sheryl Sandberg

Want to Train Yourself to Succeed? Science Says These 3 Things Matter Most

A National Science Foundation-funded review of 61 success studies found these three things cited over and over again.<p>Henry Ford once famously said: "Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."<p>It's a pithy quote (Ford was a quote machine), but now, just over 70 years …

Students

Hey Higher Ed, Why Not Focus On Teaching?

Stanford physics and education professor Carl Wieman won a Nobel Prize for his innovative, break-through work in quantum mechanics. Wieman has since levered the prestige and power of that prize to call attention to the need to transform undergraduate teaching, especially science education.<p>Wieman's …

Pedagogy

The One-Word Secret To Creating A Life That Matters

Can one word capture your passion and purpose? Can your “one word” transform your life?<p>Evan Carmichael believes so much in the power of one word, he made it the theme of his new book: <i>Your One Word: The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter.</i> One who truly breathes and bleeds …

Self-awareness

Keeping A Journal Can Make You Mentally Stronger, Science Explains Why

If you’ve ever fallen in love, you would know how good it makes you feel. It’s an exciting and at the same time terrifying sensation. You might be …

Self-help

The Apple Pencil: an illustrator's review

Just another Apple product or a digital magic wand? Guardian illustrator <b>Chloe Cushman</b> takes it for a spin<p>The Apple Pencil is a cursed product, haunted by a single Steve Jobs quote from 2010: “If you see a stylus, they blew it.” Jobs thought that the stylus, a pen-like device used to write or draw …

Apple Pencil

Whipping Boy

A writer spends forty years looking for his bully. Why?<p>In 1971, I met a boy who changed my life forever. I was ten and he was twelve when, for a few indelible months, we roomed together in a British-style boarding school perched on an alpine meadow high above Geneva.<p>None of the schools I had …

Daring Daisy Ashford, the Greatest Ever Nine-Year-Old Novelist

By Alice Bolin July 8, 2013<p>Arts & Culture<p>It all began on the back cover of the great poet James Schuyler’s 1958 novel <i>Alfred and Guinevere</i>. In the novel, Schuyler creates an absolutely odd and believable childhood world, told only through dialogue between the young brother and sister Alfred and …

The Women in Abbottabad: What Pakistan Learned

When Osama bin Laden moved to his hidden-away compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in 2005, “he wore a cowboy hat to avoid detection from above,” according to a newly disclosed report by an independent Pakistani commission. The report continues:<p>He was concerned about the poplar trees on the perimeter …