Marla Bucy

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He spent 27 years wrongly convicted of murder. He wants to spend the rest of his life encouraging inmates to read

<b>(CNN) —</b> The first book John Bunn fell in love with, curled up in his cell at a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, was Sister Souljah's novel "The Coldest Winter Ever."<p>In the book, a maternal woman advocates for the improvement of her black community in Brooklyn as she watches the people …

Justice

Many Ways to Be a Girl, but One Way to Be a Boy: The New Gender Rules

Girls have been told they can be anything they want to be, and it shows. They are seizing opportunities closed to previous generations — in science, math, sports and leadership.<p>But they’re also getting another message: What they look like matters more than any of that.<p>Boys seem to have been largely …

Middle School

How to Get Over a Fear of Public Speaking: A Comprehensive Guide

Show me a person who <i>doesn’t</i> have a fear of public speaking or getting up in front of a crowd. Please.<p>While it gets easier the more you do it …

Public Speaking

15 Sneaky Phone Interview Tips to Get You to the Next Round

Show me a person who likes phone interviews, and I'll Venmo you a $20.<p>Okay, not really (I don't know your account name, so how could I?). But the …

Career Development

Easy French Toast Casserole Recipe

"Delicious and decadent, simple spin on French toast. Got the idea from a bed and breakfast in the south. Add additional ingredients; we like …

Recipes

The Best Chocolate Lava Cake Comes from the Slow Cooker

Coat a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside.<p>Whisk the flour, granulated sugar, 2/3 cup of the cocoa powder, baking powder, …

Slow Cookers

Is This the Best Form of Exercise There Is?

In a recent article from <i>Outside</i>, writer Brad Stulberg did a thorough exploration of the health benefits of walking, pouring over studies and …

Athletic Apparel

White people are still raised to be racially illiterate. If we don't recognize the system, our inaction will uphold it.

Thought Experiment<p>As a white person, I was raised to be racially illiterate. On the rare occasion in which race came up in school or professional development, we typically studied “them,” not “us.” I learned about their histories, struggles and triumphs. But consistently left off the table was the …

Jackie Robinson

Got too much stuff? Try these 7 tips to help pare down

<i>Stocksy</i><p>Most of us have no problem admitting that we have more than we need. The difficulty lies in the next steps: How to get rid of it? What room to …

University of California

JK Rowling’s 8 Rules of Writing

Last month, I brought to your attention Neil Gaiman’s rules of writing. He’s not the only accomplished writer who ascribes to a set of rules. Today, …

Malcolm Gladwell Just Shared a Counterintuitive Trick to Calm Your Nerves Before Speaking in Public

Advice on giving great speeches or presentations is as popular as that for raising high-achieving kids for a reason; it directly helps many overcome a vivid fear.<p>In a recent interview with Arianna Huffington on the Thrive Global podcast, none other than Malcolm Gladwell confessed that he had to …

Public Speaking

A Simple Formula for Answering "Tell Me About Yourself”

Every interviewer is assigned with the sole task of picking the top candidate that has applied for the posting. Hence, your interviewer is equipped …

Jigsaw Puzzles

Click here to learn How to Write Your First Pain Letter

How to Write Your First Pain Letter<p>1<p>A Pain Letter is a new-millennium alternative to a cover letter. It’s a letter. It has black or blue ink on a …

Top recruiters dish 8 interview mistakes to avoid

“Grandma Dawn is turning 89 this year and still comes to the office every day,” says Natalie Levine over coffee (mine) and mint lemonade (hers). She …

If Your Workouts Last Longer Than 13 Minutes, Science Says You're Wasting Your Time

Don't ya just love science?!<p>Unless you have unlimited time and an unnatural enthusiasm for exercise, chances are you want to work out as little as possible to reap all the benefits. To get a sense of how much time and effort you have to put in to get the job done, a team of researchers put 34 fit …

Why Is College in America So Expensive?

The outrageous price of a U.S. degree is unique in the world.<p>Before the automobile, before the Statue of Liberty, before the vast majority of contemporary colleges existed, the rising cost of higher education was shocking the American conscience: “Gentlemen have to pay for their sons in one year …

College & University

We asked 12 mass killers: 'What would have stopped you?'

In America today, mass shootings remain the most terrible metric that distinguishes the country from the rest of the world. And thanks to a 22-year …

Mass Shootings

Want Your Resume to Stand Out? Click here to learn how to make it unique

Make Your Resume Stand Out!<p>0<p>Years ago we were taught to write our resumes in a very stiff, formal way. Many career placement offices and career …

We Dare You Not to Fall in Love With These Microwave-Only Desserts

The microwave is one of those humble kitchen tools that gets very little glory relative to its aptitude. It just hangs out on the counter (or tucked away behind a cabinet door), low maintenance and low drama, quietly waiting for your time of need. And when that time comes—movie theater popcorn, …

Ice Cream

Want to become an entrepreneur? Here are 29 small businesses you can start today

Are you a millennial stuck in a job you hate? Got kids but not earning enough to make ends meet? Still haven’t paid off that student loan? Maybe it’s time to start your own small business. I’ve got 29 great business ideas for those of you over 29 – and one business idea to avoid.<p>Millennials, …

Small Business

This Is EXACTLY How to Answer 5 Impossible Interview Questions

<b>Repeat After Us:</b> "I'm here because I'm excited about the idea of growing and evolving into a position I think I could add significant experience and …

21 job-interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

What is Fasted Cardio and Does it Work?

There are two types of people in this world: People who like to work out in the morning and people who don’t.<p>If you’re a member of Team Dawn Patrol, …

Insider Insight on How to Excel at Job Interviews

According to Musa Tariq, who reached the C-Suite by the age of 35 following roles at Burberry, Apple and Nike, job applicants should not strive to be …

Employment

Why Dogs Freak Out During Thunderstorms | Reader's Digest

Photo: Shutterstock<p>How to ease your dog’s anxieties during thunderstorms<p>If <b>loving your dog too much</b> is wrong, then we don’t want to be right. Not only …

Pets

Fifty years of economic history proves that inclusive workplaces make us all richer

“Consider the world that Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor faced when she graduated from Stanford Law School in 1952.” Four economists from University of Chicago and Stanford University ask readers to consider the progress made since then in a fascinating study (pdf). O’Connor was among …

Race & Ethnicity

Serena Williams's U.S. Open Loss Was Humiliating—But Not for Her

What happened to the superstar was shocking. It was not surprising.<p>On Saturday, many tennis fans witnessed an emotional, gut-wrenching conclusion to the U.S. Open. They also witnessed exactly what women of color lifting each other up looks like—even during personal devastation.<p>In this case, …

U.S. Open (Tennis)

I Nailed Every Job Interview by Understanding the Intention Behind Each Question

Interviews can be terrifying. It is terrifying, as it is hard to predict what the interview questions will be like.More often than not, the hiring …

Employment

$75,000 a year with benefits; no college needed. Yet local employers can’t fill jobs

Miami is a city with an ever changing skyline. And those who make it happen — the plumbers, electricians, brick masons and carpenters — earn far …

Florida

A Body Language Expert Analyzed Popular TED Talks to Uncover the Top 5 Nonverbal Cues

Want to be a better speaker? (Possibly even hope to one day deliver your own TED Talk?)<p>Obviously, what you say is important, but so are the nonverbal signals you send. The right body language can enhance your credibility, reinforce your message, and even make you more likable.<p>Just as the wrong …

Public Speaking