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Your Ultimate Guide to Creating Amazing Content that Draws Readers Into Your Blog

<i>This is a guest contribution from Ali Luke.</i><p>Does your blog lack something?<p>Maybe you post regularly, but your posts aren’t getting many comments or …

Work/life balance tips from neuroscientists

Because you can learn from them<p>There are two things a male business journalist cannot comprehend: being a mother and being a neuroscientist. And being awesome at both is staggering stuff––so when a Washington University neuroscience lab's discussion about just that crossed our desk, we knew it was …

Marijuana Stocks and Other Ways to Invest in Cannabis

Shares 370<p>The marijuana legalization movement has exploded in the United States. It started with medicinal marijuana (MMJ). Now things are moving …

Cannabis

Electric roads to the Hyperloop: Our Jetsons future starts now

As we geek out over the Hyperloop, a South Korean city launches something amazing: A road that can charge vehicles<p>This was the rare week when an innovative transportation scheme captivated America's imagination. After months of expectation, on Monday Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Hyperloop, a …

The sex worker stigma: How the law perpetuates our hatred (and fear) of prostitutes

Our society turns a blind eye to the murder of sex workers, deeming them less than human. Why is that?<p>It doesn’t matter which political direction you come from: the topics of sex work, sexual exploitation, prostitution and sex trafficking seem like a Gordian Knot. As long as you listen to one set …

Indiana’s public schooling is doomed

As governor, Mitch Daniels cut $150 million from higher education. He’ll wreak more havoc as Purdue’s president<p>Last week, Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett was forced to resign after the Associated Press reported that Bennett, in his previous position as state superintendent of Indiana …

In Defense of BigLaw…Sort Of

<i>Just in time for OCI, we’re thrilled to welcome back Angela Kopolovich, Managing Director of the boutique attorney recruiting firm Alegna</i> …

Science deniers just don’t think: All hail the scientific method

The scientific method’s the best way for people to get smarter, precisely because theories get revised and improved<p>Back when Shakespeare said you were the paragon of animals, both noble in reason and infinite in faculties, he did so during a time when physicians believed the body was filled with …

4 Steps to Building Greater Resilience

Over the last seven years or so, I’ve been on a journey to discover what it really means to be ‘me’. This time has included some of the darkest …

Self-help

Higher education was never an “investment”

Middle class families used to send their children to college for free. Where did we go wrong?<p>For many Millennials, the present higher education system exudes an overwhelming sense of permanence. In our short lives, college tuition has always been high, education funding has always been decreasing, …

Why is a SWAT team assaulting me? I’m just dancing at a rave

Local cops use anti-terrorism grants for heavy artillery, descend on dances, homeowners, marijuana dispensaries<p>The George W. Bush administration quickly made it clear that the drug war would once again be fought as a culture war. Bush appointed only one drug czar in his two terms. John Walters was …

Two More Reasons To Think Anthony Weiner Is A Sociopath

One is a story the New York Daily News had over the weekend: In 2011, before his abject apology to his wife and the public for sexting and then lying about sexting, Weiner spent $45,000 from his campaign fund to hire a private investigator to find out who had "hacked" his Twitter account and sent a …

The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

It seems to be the season for fascinating meditations on consciousness, exploring such questions as what happens while we sleep, how complex cognition evolved, and why the world exists. Joining them and prior explorations of what it means to be human is <b>The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of</b> …

Interviewing Like an Entrepreneur: 10 Tips to Land Job Offers

Go into every interview with the end-goal of receiving a job offer. Make it your decision as to whether you want to work for the company rather than letting the company determine whether you are a fit.<p>While interviewing is not always easy, there are certain tricks which can be implemented to …

LSAT Diary: The 170-Scorer's Focus

This installment of LSAT Diaries comes from Brandon, who followed one of my LSAT study schedules and scored a 170!<p>He's got tons of LSAT advice for …

Deciding Whether To Go To Law School

The below excerpt is from Thane Messinger's Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold.<p>Why Law School?<p>There are almost as many reasons …

Educating Law School Recommenders

The below excerpt about educating your law school recommenders is from A Guide to Law School Recommendations.<p><b>Educating the Educators</b><p>You’re asking for …

7 Exceptionally Easy Ways to Make Someone's Day

9 Habits of People Who Build Extraordinary Relationships | Inc.com

Professional success is important to everyone, but still, success in business and in life means different things to different people--as well it should.<p>But one fact is universal: Real success, the kind that exists on multiple levels, is impossible without building great relationships. Real success …

Self-improvement

No Matter How Difficult the Task, Trust the Process

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This is a guest post from Paul Jun. Paul connects the dots on his blog, Motivated Mastery. He also created a compelling manifesto. …

Ayn Rand killed Sears

How the me-first corporate structure installed by hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert helped ruin the retail giant<p>Eddie Lampert, the legendary hedge fund manager, was once hailed as the “Steve Jobs of the investment world” and the second coming of Warren Buffett. These days, he claims the number 2 …

Want It More

All of my past successes<br>have happened,<br>not because I’m smarter<br>or more talented<br>than other people,<br>but because I work harder<br>and I want the success …

Control Over The Important Aspects

I was talking about contracts<br>with a New York Times Bestselling writer<br>who wished to stay anonymous.<p>She told me<br>many writers will concentrate<br>on …

How To Be Prolific: Guidelines For Getting It Done From Joss Whedon

The writer-producer-director who made Much Ado About Nothing while editing The Avengers, and who’ll return to TV this fall with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., knows a bit about “getting things done.” In fact, he cites David Allen’s book of that title as an important guide–even if he never finished reading …

7 Rules for Dialogue

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Blood, Sweat and Words: How Badly Do You Want This?

Shares 8<p>A guest post by Larry Brooks of Storyfix.com<p>One of the Oscar nominated films this year is <i>The Fighter</i>, conceived by and starring Mark …

How To Write Less And Say More | WTD

“The happiness of too many days is often destroyed by trying to accomplish too much in one day. We would do well to follow a common rule for our …