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Daniel Goleman: Why Professionals Need Focus

I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Daniel Goleman, who is an internationally known psychologist that lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His …

G.O.P. Extremists Defy Description

However the budget showdown ends—and, as I write this at lunchtime on Monday, a temporary government shutdown is looking like the most likely outcome—its defining moment came on Saturday, when House Republicans decided to demand a one-year delay in Obamacare as the price of funding the government …

Top 40 Buffett-isms: Inspiration To Become A Better Investor

When you hear Warren Buffett speak or read Berkshire Hathaway’s annual letters to shareholders you can always take away a few words of wisdom. Buffett’s message is simple, you don’t have to be an investing guru or know anything about finance to be a successful investor. Focus on good companies with …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

Poverty can sap brainpower, research shows

Whether you're a New Jersey mall rat or a farmer in India, being poor can sap your smarts. In fact, the mental energy required to make do with scarce resources taxes the brain so much that it can perpetuate the cycle of poverty, new research shows.<p>The findings, published in Friday's edition of the …

'Oil threat' to DR Congo's Virunga National Park

<b>The conservation group WWF is calling on a UK-based company to abandon its plans to explore for oil in Africa's oldest national park.</b><p>The charity says Soco International's proposals could put the Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo at risk.<p>The park is home to more than …

Anti-Gay Riot In Tblisi Tests Balance Between Church, State

While gay rights have been gaining ground in the West, they've been facing a strong backlash in many countries of the former Soviet Union.<p>Russia recently passed a law that makes it a crime to give information about "non-traditional sexual relationships" to minors.<p>Gay-rights advocates say the …

Why Social Security Is the Best Retirement Saving Vehicle

Last week I wrote that Social Security is the healthiest component of the U.S.'s retirement saving system and should therefore be expanded. This …

Indian school lunch poisoning: doctors race to save children

Doctors are fighting to save a group of primary schoolchildren poisoned by their school lunch at a primary school in a poor rural area of eastern …

The Sequester's Devastating Impact on America's Poor

It's fashionable in political circles to say the mandatory budgets cuts haven't been the predicted disaster. Cuts to programs like Head Start suggest otherwise.<p>Children at a Head Start facility in Frederick, Maryland. (Reuters)<p>The federal government's across-the-board sequestration cuts, which …

Gigaom | NYT to launch “immersive digital magazine” and new food news product, led by Sam Sifton

Advertisement<p>In a letter to the newsroom Friday, New York Times (s NYT) executive editor Jill Abramson announced that the company is launching a new, …

Starbucks And Other Coffee Shops Want To Stop People From Camping Out All Day

Crema Coffee House in Denver covered outlets to prevent laptop and cell phone users from camping out, according to Eater and an article by the Denver Post.<p>Co-owner Noah Price said he was worried about customers bringing extension cords and tangling them under tables and chairs to keep their …

Syria: Putin backs Assad and berates west over proposal to arm rebels

A diplomatic breakthrough on the Syrian civil war at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland appeared unlikely when the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, …

Just how cozy is New York University’s relationship with China?

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng claims that New York University booted him from a fellowship because of “unrelenting pressure” from China, where he spent many years under house arrest. NYU has denied that politics played any role in the blind law student’s departure, citing a 2012 agreement to …

Turkish trade unions call for strike

Turkish trade unions urged their members to walk out of work on Monday and join demonstrations in response to a widespread police crackdown against …

Two maps debunk one of the biggest myths about student loans in the US

How manicures explain the benefits of low-skilled immigration

American immigration reform won’t cost taxpayers an arm and a leg as some opponents say. But maybe the real worry is that it will be bad for the 12% of Americans without a high-school degree. Giving unauthorized workers legal status and giving more low-skilled foreign workers temporary visas could …

Hiring & Recruiting | What Makes a Great Employee | Inc.com

Despite the sluggish economy and continued reports of high unemployment, all the small business owners I know (including me) are looking to hire. The obstacle to doing so is not new health care laws as some would have you believe, nor is it always a lack of job-specific or industry-specific skills. …

Employment

Economy creates more jobs than expected in April

The U.S. economy's job-creation engine revved up in April, defying expectations that government budget cuts and a cold start to spring in much of the nation conspired to slow hiring.<p>The Labor Department reported Friday that non-farm payrolls rose by 165,000 last month, while the unemployment rate …