Harry Johnson

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Planning a move? By 2021, these 8 states will have no income tax

Hate paying tax? These states will let you keep more of your hard-earned income.<p>Without beating around the bush, let me just say what's on all of our minds when it comes to taxes: They stink! No one likes preparing their taxes or handing over their hard-earned money to Uncle Sam. It is, however, a …

Retirement

The 'supply-and-demand model of labor markets is fundamentally broken,' and that's why you're not getting a pay raise anytime soon

Troy Taylor, the CEO of the Coca-Cola franchise for Florida, was asked at a recent conference of the Federal Reserve's Dallas branch whether he expected pay raises in the future. The context to the question is that America has ultralow unemployment. In fact, it has even reached what policymakers …

Economics

Ten Frequently Overlooked PowerPoint & Google Slides Features

PowerPoint has been around for more than three decades! Google Slides has been available for free more than a decade. Despite that longevity both …

Education Technology

Easy Money Era Endures Even as Central Banks Unwind Stimulus

Don’t declare the end of easy money just yet.<p>Major central banks took significant steps last week toward dismantling the emergency stimulus they’d …

Central Banks

Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

The most successful companies are successful because they are always looking for ways to improve. When it comes to their employees, there is no …

Pedagogy

U.S. Fed buys $1.5 billion of mortgage bonds, sells none

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve bought $1.508 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities in the week<p>from Jun. 7 to Jun. 13, compared with $2.157 billion purchased the previous week, the New York Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday.<p>In a move to help the housing market begun in October …

Freddie Mac

University of Chicago to stop requiring ACT and SAT scores for prospective undergraduates

For years, a debate has simmered at the nation’s universities and colleges over how much weight should be given to standardized tests as officials consider students for admission — and whether they should be required at all.<p>A growing number, including DePaul University, have opted to stop requiring …

College & University

Boosting Student Engagement Through Project-Based Learning

New Research Shows the Power of PBL<p>In an attempt to foster those necessary skills, Allen-Sanchez uses a combination of project-based learning (PBL) …

Pedagogy

Google plays guidance counselor with its new college search feature

Choosing which college to want to attend for the next four years is stressful enough, never mind all the other factors that come along with it: …

College & University

Want Your Business to Run More Efficiently? Start By Improving 1 Meeting Each Week. Here's How

Grow your business by nailing the most important meeting of the week: the leadership team scrum.<p>Did you know that on average, every single one of us wastes 31 hours per month in unproductive meetings? I'm going to show you how to prevent that.<p>Very early on at Stride Consulting, I searched for a …

Project Management

People Who Say These 5 Words Have Very Low Emotional Intelligence

They mean the exact opposite of what you think. But only emotionally intelligent people understand why.<p>The words hit me like a hurricane: "I know how you feel."<p>They're right there on pages 80 and 81 of my colleague Justin Bariso's new book about emotional intelligence. They're simple words, and …

Emotional Intelligence

A company is paying work-from-home teachers $20 an hour, and you don't even need experience

Working from home certainly seems to be increasing in popularity, and it's not hard to see why. Not only does it mean you can stay in your pajamas, but you'll also save money in gas and — perhaps the best part — no actual co-workers you have to pretend to like.<p>Dozens of companies are jumping on the …

Work from Home

8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Employment

What Predicts College Completion? High School GPA Beats SAT Score

One of the most pressing problems in American higher education is the high college dropout rate. Spending time in college without a degree to show for it means students will lose opportunities to work or cultivate skills elsewhere. College dropouts are also far more likely than graduates to default …

College & University

The economy is humming. So why do experts foresee a recession in 2020?

The skies of the U.S. economy are clear and sunny, but many analysts see storm clouds on the horizon.<p>By many measures, the economy is in its best shape since the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009. Unemployment hit an 18-year low of 3.8% in May. Average wage growth is widely expected to reach 3% by …

Economy

7 Smart Habits of Bosses That Show Emotional Intelligence

They make room daily for laughter and joy, and aren't afraid of expressing frustration, uncertainty or sadness. In short, they're human.<p>The best boss I've ever worked for did what any good leader with a high degree of emotional intelligence (EQ) does: He invested in my development. In short, he set …

Emotional Intelligence

Is the Global Economy Just a Giant Debt Scam? Here's What the Financial Elite Doesn’t Want You to Know

Leftist academic Yanis Varoufakis saw power up close. He says capitalism is dead, democracy is crumbling and we’re ruled by debtWhy is the world the …

Europe

The Astonishing Tale of the Man Mueller Just Indicted

One of the most shocking revelations from the special counsel’s investigation is the suggestion that Paul Manafort’s longtime aide is a pawn of Russian intelligence.<p><i>Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed obstruction-of-justice charges against Konstantin Kilimnik and Paul Manafort two days after the</i> …

Russia

5 Unspoken Rules That Lead to a Toxic Culture

There are enough rules to worry about at work; we shouldn't have to sweat the unwritten ones, too. But if left unaddressed, they'll tank the culture.<p>The fact that toxic workplaces are the fifth leading cause of death may not be overtly known by leaders, but many are starting to at least intuit that …

Leadership

SAT Scores for Admission to 30 Top Liberal Arts Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of Top College Admissions Data<p>Some of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States have admissions standards that are …

College & University

America's Colleges Must Open Up To The Real Economy

The history of higher education demonstrates the success and longevity of a closed approach. The forerunners of universities were monastic schools where monks and nuns taught classes. Nearly a thousand years ago, Bologna, Paris, and Oxford emerged as closed communities of learning where students …

Higher Education

How To Get Booked To Speak At Conferences

Getting booked to speak at a conference is a proven way to enhance your brand and attract the attention of high-paying clients. Being chosen to deliver a keynote speech, a breakout session, or participate in a panel is a process. Most often you need to respond to a request for proposals for …

Leadership

12 Of The Best Learning Apps For 2018

12 Of The Best Learning Apps For 2018 by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post has been sponsored by Kdan Mobile Software America, Inc., who asks us …

Education Technology

The Leadership 'Secret' That Smart Leaders Have Known for a Century

Amazing wisdom from more than 100 years ago that you can use today.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the early 1900s, a professional speaker traveled the nation giving one speech, and it was so popular, he ended up giving it 6,152 times by 1925. Keep in mind, …

Temple University

Schools don't understand the skills employers need, Stem workers say

Almost two-thirds of young people working in science, technology and engineeringcareers believe that schools do not understand which skills employers …

Education

Dr. Oz Makes Millions Even Though He's Been Called A 'Charlatan' (And You Should Follow His Lead)

You’re a dedicated professional who has spent years honing your craft. Even now, you take great pains to study all the newest developments in your field and always check your sources to make sure the advice you give is sound. So when a “charlatan” like Dr. Oz continues to rake in the big bucks …

Los Angeles

Как проходил четырехчасовой бой между русскими наемниками и американским спецназом в Сирии

<b>Вашингтон</b> — Артиллерийский огонь был настолько интенсивным, что американские командос прыгали в окопы, дабы укрыться от него, а потом поднимались, …

9 Telltale Signs You're Dealing With an Inauthentic Person

There is no skill more important to success than being able to detect who is sincere and who isn't.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Authentic people are self-aware. They avoid blaming others for their own mistakes and accept their strengths and weaknesses. They …

Self-help

3 Kinds of Superstar Bosses Employees Will Do Anything to Work For

To attract the very best people, you need to become the leader everyone wants to work for.<p>One day in 1978, Intel CEO and co-founder Andy Grove took a call from an executive at Silicon Valley pioneer Varian Associates. Ram Charan, the veteran CEO adviser, was sitting in Grove's office, and Grove let …

Leadership

Show What You Know: The Shift To Competency

“GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless,” said Laszlo Bock, former head of HR at Google. “Google famously used to ask everyone for a transcript and GPAs and test scores, but we don’t anymore, unless you’re just a few years out of school. We found that they don’t …

Pedagogy