koruana

9 Added | 2 Magazines | 1 Following | @koruana | Keep up with koruana on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “koruana”

12 Universal Skills You Need to Succeed at Anything

There are a lot of skills you don’t need. You can be happy and successful without knowing how to rebuild a car’s engine, program a web application, …

Self-improvement

Grit: The power of passion and perseverance

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly …

Exam grades 'more nature than nurture'

<b>Genetic influence explains almost 60% of the variation in GCSE exam results, twin studies suggest.</b><p>Scientists studied academic performance in more than 11,000 identical and non-identical 16-year-old twins in the UK.<p>The team from King's College London found that on average, genes explained 58% of …

Why money can't buy you happiness

Hope a lottery win will make you happy forever? Think again, evidence suggests a big payout won’t make that much of a difference. Tom Stafford explains why.<p>Think a lottery win would make you happy forever? Many of us do, including a US shopkeeper who just scooped $338 million in the Powerball …

Happiness

How to spot a liar

On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of …

Free personality test

NERIS Type Explorer®<p>NERIS Type Explorer®<p>Three things to know before taking the test:<p>Takes less than 12 minutes.<br>• Answer honestly, even if you don’t …

Psychology

The Real Cost of Clothing

I'd like you to do us a quick favor for the purpose of this post: add up the cost of everything you're currently wearing. It doesn't need to be exact, just a close approximation.<p>Now, this amount could vary pretty widely, depending on whether you're reading this at home, at work, or while trying on …

Sustainability

Dying for a Bargain: Panorama investigates the human cost of cheap clothes

A BBC investigation has found factory workers in Bangladesh are working 19-hour shifts in dangerous conditions to make clothes for Western high streets.<p>Secret filming by Panorama discovered that some factories hide the long hours from retailers by keeping two sets of books.<p>Richard Bilton</i> …