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Sting Is Worth $300 Million, But Isn't Leaving It To His Kids

In a recent interview with UK newspaper the Daily Mail, rock musician Sting revealed something that should make every parent pause for a moment to think about: money-wise, they’ll be getting almost nothing when he’s gone.<p>The father of six (two from his first marriage and four children from his …

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How Michael Bloomberg Became The Most Influential Mayor Of The Century (So Far)

Money mattered in Michael Bloomberg's case.<p>The billionaire's personal fortune (ranked 10th in the nation by <i>Fortune</i>) allowed him to bankroll his three runs for New York City mayor, freeing him to hire people he believed were the best and the brightest, rather than friends of donors.<p>His philanthropy …

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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

Speak Like A Pro: The Trick To Terrific Talking Is At The Tip Of Your Tongue

Anna Norville, an old friend and colleague, is more refined and eloquent than me (sorry, I mean, “than I”).<p>That’s not a state of affairs that I can tolerate, so I’ve constantly sought ways to improve and leave her in the dust.<p>Yet, every time I’d go to a Starbucks—which is twice on most days and …

In Defense of Grade Inflation at Harvard

Credential-obsessed overachievers should focus on learning rather than beating out their classmates for a finite number of As.<p>Elsewhere on this site, Roberto A. Ferdman notes that the most frequently awarded grade at Harvard College is an A, while the median grade there is an A minus. "That ought …

What to Do When Praise Makes You Uncomfortable

Not long ago, my mentor and friend, Warren Bennis, gave me a very generous unsolicited compliment. I hemmed and hawed and went on about how he didn’t need to say that and really it was nothing. Warren in his loving, but not suffering foolishness (or false modesty) manner, stopped me and said, …

Nelson Mandela: An Indispensable Life in Pictures

Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in the village of Mviza in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. His father was a counselor to<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Eyedea …

Barack Obama Marks 'Fierce Dignity and Unbending Will' of Nelson Mandela

President Obama tonight offered a deeply personal reflection on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, a man he described as "one of the most …

Times Minute 12/6/13 | Reaction to Death of Nelson Mandela | The New York Times

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Amazon deforestation increased by one-third in past year

Destruction of the Amazon rainforest has increased by almost one-third in the past year, reversing a decade-long trend of better protection for the world's greatest rainforest.<p>Environmentalists blamed a controversial weakening of legal protections passed by President Dilma Rousseff for the increase …

I went $230,000 into debt to become a doctor in America

Dear Washington, D.C.:<p>I am writing this letter because I feel that our leaders and lawmakers do not have an accurate picture of what it actually entails to become a physician today; specifically, the financial, intellectual, social, mental, and physical demands of the profession. This is an opinion …

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First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …