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12 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are becoming more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always …

Science

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban Consume 50 Books a Year (More or Less). Here Are 8 You Need to Read in 2018

You're not 100 pages into a book this year? Then you're already behind.<p>The world's most successful business leaders--Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban among them--are prolific readers. According to some studies, CEOs consume as many as 50 to 60 books a year. If you're seeing this article …

Warren Buffett

If You're Looking for Something to Read in 2018, Barack Obama Has 10 Suggestions for You

The ex-president has time on his hands these days. He's used it to catch up on his reading.<p>What's the former president been doing all last year since leaving office in January 2017? There was jury duty, a few speeches, kitesurfing with Richard Branson, and of course some golf, but it looks like our …

Bill Gates: Every American Who Lives a Comfortable Life Should Read This Book

Doing OK? Congrats! Now learn how and why so many of your fellow citizens are struggling.<p>How was your holiday season? If it was filled with love, plenty, and relaxation, congrats! I hope you enjoyed it to the fullest. But now that you're back to work and settling into 2018, Bill Gates has a book …

Watch: Orphan babies were leased to college home-ec classes to train aspiring mothers

As recently as the 1960s, universities like Cornell were home to babies for months or years at a time<p>The alternative may have been worse, given the …

Behavioral economics has a plan to fight poverty—and it’s all about redesigning the “cockpit”

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe was just trying to keep up. The ER at the small rural hospital was always packed and the top brass had urged him to move patients through more quickly, so when a woman in her sixties came in complaining of head and neck pain, he briskly examined her, hustled her off for an x-ray, …

Richard Thaler

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Books

10 Books To Give A Graduate That Will Set Them Up For Success

When you stop to think about it, a book is truly amazing. With the turn of a page, a lifetime of knowledge from the world’s most learned people is right in front of your eyes.<p>A great book can make a lasting impression on a young person. Because of this, a basket of books can be the best present for …

Books

39 Book Recommendations From Billionaire Charlie Munger That Will Make You Smarter

That quote kickstarted my own reading habits and helps me regularly read over 100 books a year.<p>Charlie Munger is the billionaire business partner of …

Charlie Munger

Why Americans have come to worship their own ignorance

Author Tom Nichols argues that people are angry at journalists for giving them what they want: pared-down stories tailored to them<p>A five-time …

Teen's wish for fantasy novel comes true

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation comes calling to fulfill a child’s deepest desire, most kids choose a family vacation, a fantasy experience or the …

Facts are the reason science is losing during the current war on reason

You’d think scientists could answer simple questions like ‘when did the dinosaurs live?’. But the truth about science is bad news for those seeking certainty<p>With controversy about science communication, facts and alternative facts hitting the headlines recently, I’ve been having a number of …

We've been measuring inequality wrong – here's the real story

Despite appearances to the contrary, the 2016 presidential follies managed to feature at least a few policy discussions amid all the …

Income Inequality

1 Chart Every Middle-Class American Needs to See

You might be surprised to find out how the American middle class stacks up against the rest of the world.<p>The middle class may be the foundation upon …

­52 Business Books the Fortune 500 CEOs Think You Should Read

More than 150 Fortune 500 CEOs share their top business book recommendations for budding entrepreneurs.<p><b>The scene</b>: Two college students, running to class, checking their phones, and finding emails from Fortune 500 CEOs.<p>Is this real life?<p>This is what happens when a desire to learn collides with the …

Peter Drucker

Alabama Offers High School Students - And Their Parents - Free Community College

<i>This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.</i><p>Astates focus on increasing the number of low-income students who go to college, Alabama has added another target group – their parents.<p>Last year, Alabama …

Secrets Of The Elite: Why Forbes’s Rich List Doesn’t Include The Wealthiest Families On The Planet

on 19 September, 2015 at 2:01 pm<p><b>Editors Note:</b> Have you ever wondered who controls the corporate mainstream media? Well there is just six companies …

Income Inequality

Community colleges not ready for 'free' college, study says

America's community college is not prepared for the onslaught of students that would come with Democratic proposals for reforming higher education, according to a new study released Thursday.<p>"If we're really interested in sending more students to community colleges, we cannot do that without …

College & University

US Income Inequality Has Risen Because US Productivity Inequality Has Risen

We’re all aware that income inequality has risen in the US in recent decades. Well, OK, anyone who has been paying any attention at all to the whines from the left side of the political aisle is aware of this. There’s two important questions that flow from this observation: does it matter and why …

Income Inequality

7 Timeless Lessons About Getting Rich From a Book Your Grandparents Read

Real Estate Investor and Co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast!<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Two major books were published in 1926 that rocked our world: <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> and <i>The Richest Man in Babylon</i>.<p>Although "stuffed with fluff," Pooh Bear might have had a larger …

Personal Finance

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

How many already attend community college for free?

Graphic by Jill Barshay. Data from NPSAS 2012 and the Community College Research CenterWhen President Barack Obama proposed making two years of …

The unexpected reason some in higher ed fear free community college

When the governor of Tennessee proposed letting students in that state go to community college for free — almost a year before President Barack Obama …

Gardenhire bill would make public schools pay for students' remedial college courses

Lake Forest Middle School students change classes in this file photo.<p>Lake Forest Middle School students change classes in...<p>Photo by Paul Leach …

College & University

Colleges appeal to Congress to cut regulations they say drive up costs

When letters of admission go out soon from colleges and universities to hopeful applicants, they’ll be quickly followed by offers of financial aid …

College & University

Whites have 12 times the wealth of blacks

The numbers say it all.<p>The typical white family had accumulated more than $134,200 in wealth in 2013, while black families scraped together a little more than $11,000 and Hispanic families $13,700, according to a new Urban Institute report.<p>It's yet another example of how financial inequality is …

Demographics

Free college for all: Why I’m skeptical

President Barack Obama reemphasized in the State of the Union address this week his plan to offer free community college to Americans who “earn it.” …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

The best science books of 2014: chemistry, physics, maths

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular physical sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the maths-astro-physics-chemistry buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Today, I continue my series of “best of 2014” books …