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The Best Books of April 2017: From Anne Lamott to Sheryl Sandberg

A Novel<p>The year is 2076 and the Second American Civil War is underway. Omar El Akkad’s brilliant and compelling debut imagines what happens when America splits at the seams and turns in on itself. The surreal setting feels oddly familiar, as the Mississippi River Delta is sinking, drones hover …

Anchor Chart Tips

I see so many amazing anchor charts on Pinterest. Anchor charts are an awesome resource when used well. Along the years, I’ve figured out a few …

3 Reasons To Believe The Singularity Is Near

When Ray Kurzweil published <i>The Singularity Is Near</i> in 2006, many scoffed at his outlandish predictions. A year before Apple launched its iPhone, Kurzweil imagined a world in which humans and computers essentially fuse, unlocking capabilities we normally see in science fiction movies.<p>His argument …

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Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read These 5 Books This Summer

Sporting the same reading list as Bill Gates won’t make you a billionaire. But, hey, it’s a start.<p>Gates—the richest person in the world by <i>Forbes</i>‘ …

Teacher surprises students with inspiring desk messages on exam day

A teacher's ability to motivate can start with a few simple words doodled on a desk.<p>Chandni Langford is a fifth grade teacher in the Woodbury school …

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

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We're on the verge of seeing cancer in a drastically different light

One early-stage cancer company, Loxo Oncology, hopes to eventually sequence the tumors of its patients and use that data to find out what drugs their disease would respond best to. With this kind of tool, the type of cancer someone has (breast cancer vs. lung cancer, for example) wouldn't matter so …

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'I have terminal cancer. And I'm dying in a yearish.'

The enormity of the news didn't sink in fully, not at first, even after my doctor uttered the words: “I'm sorry, we did find cancer.” My husband, Dave, and I had only the faintest sense that evening that our lives had been hijacked forever.<p>Early 2014 brought major surgery, then six weeks of …