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12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Global TV Ad Spend Up 4.2%, Internet Ads Skyrocket

Worldwide TV advertising spending grew modestly -- low-single-digit percentage gains -- in the first half of 2013, while Internet advertising …

An Easy Way to Upgrade to Universal Analytics

Last year we launched Universal Analytics , a new technology that allows you to measure customer interactions across platforms and devices....

Learning to Hold Hands Again

We'd turned into one of those forever-married couples, the ones we'd mocked in restaurants. Sipping decaf, sharing the same table but not talking to each other. Not angry or anything... just nothing left to say.<p>A businessman by day, on weekends an avid photographer, my husband of 38 years is quiet …

7 Things You Should Stop Expecting from Others

<i>“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations<br>and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”<br>―Bruce Lee</i><p>The biggest disappointments in our …

How to Grow Your Personal Brand When You're an Introvert

I had just finished a talk at a leading technology company when an engineer approached me. “I liked your ideas about personal branding, and I can see …

Business Administration

The #1 Skill Of Extremely Likable (And Successful) People

<b>SPECIAL FROM</b> <i>Grandparents.com</i><p>Consider this research from the Associated Press:<p>The average attention span in 2012: 8 seconds<p>The average attention span in 2000: 12 seconds<p>The average attention span of a goldfish: 9 seconds<p>Clearly, we've got an attention span problem in our culture.<p>Each day, the …

10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Brad Waters, <i>Guest Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Ten years ago this month, Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for <i>Psychology Today,</i> wrote in her article “The Art …

SEX AND POLITICS AT GOOGLE: It's A Game Of Thrones In Mountain View

The world imagines the Google workplace as an environment as light and playful as the company's colorful logo.<p>From the outside, Google is that "Don't be evil" company, run by geeks in T-shirts and jeans, sitting on beanbag chairs.<p>The world imagines the leaders of Google to be nerdy techno-idealists …

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm. Ordinarily, such a goal would seem utopian, were it not for the fact that …

Google's Matt Cutts: The Nofollow Can Only Hurt You When...

Matt Cutts, Google's head of search spam, posted a video yesterday on the question of, "can nofollow links hurt your site?" The answer is no but …