Kelly G. Park

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21 Obscure References in Classic Songs—Explained!

We've all heard these classic pop and rock hits a thousand times. But even if you know all the words, do you know what they were about?<p>1. "You’re So …

For Major Publishers, A Not-So-Profitable Six Months

Publishers remained profitable in the first six months of this year, but margins slipped at four of the six major companies that report financial …

Paperbacks and hardcovers still outselling e-books

According the latest survey from Nielsen, ebooks accounted for 23% of book unit sales in the first half of 2014. Hardcovers had 25% and paperbacks …

How copyright law gives Amazon too much power over the book industry

I mostly agree with my colleague Matt Yglesias's argument that Amazon is doing the world a favor by crushing book publishers. But there's at least one way US law gives Amazon excessive power, to the detriment of publishers, authors, and the reading public: ill-conceived copyright regulations lock …

Why firms don't want you to be brilliant at your job

<b>Are those workers who stay for years with the same companies unambitious and mediocre, or does the corporate grind make them so? asks author and Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway.</b><p>Last week I talked to a graduate who had just started working for one of the most prestigious employers in the …

The Wolf Fight Within | Inc.com

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil--he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, …

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Secrets of Creating Great Brand Names With Buzz | Inc.com

When it comes to creating brand names that really pack a punch, Alexandra Watkins has built a track record that's hard to beat. Some of the particularly memorable names she has created (by way of her San Francisco-based firm, Eat My Words) include: Spoon Me (a frozen yogurt business), Eat My Dust …

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The 9 Essential Habits Of Mentally Strong People

In 1914, Thomas Edison's lab burned down, and years' worth of his work was destroyed. This could easily be described as the worst thing to happen to Edison, but the inventor instead chose to see it as an energizing opportunity that forced him to rebuild and re-examine much of his work. Edison …

Social Security Benefits: How Much Do You Really Gain by Waiting?

The question is more complicated than many think. Get the answers you need.<p>The decision of whether to take Social Security as early as possible or …

USA TODAY

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This Video About Worry Will Really Make You Think

"Can you allow your mind to be quiet?"<p>British philosopher Alan Watts poses the question in his speech on worry, which he describes as "a mind in the grip of vicious circles." Tragedy & Hope wonderfully illustrates the cycle of worry in the video above, layering visual elements with Watts' original …

Creativity, the Fireworks of the Mind

A few years ago, a local teacher asked me if I would give her students a lesson on how to be more creative. Teaching creativity is something of a daunting task and all the how-to blogs and articles full of bullet points only give us a pinhole's insight into what creativity is and how to achieve …

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