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Delusion despite logic and evidence

pathological ignorance<p>Why do so many Americans doubt the scientific consensus about Darwinian evolution and anthropogenic climate change? Although …

Fearlessness: 3 Things You Can Learn From Special Ops and Navy SEALS

“One-man army.”<p>It’s a phrase that gets thrown around lightly. But for 7 hours, Hector Cafferata was exactly that.<p><b>On November 28, 1950 during the</b> …

Osama Bin Laden

2016 Summer Olympics Preparation Lagging: ‘The Worst I’ve Experienced’

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, may still be a few years off but that doesn’t seem to bring much comfort to the Vice President of …

The Rise of Corporate Impunity — ProPublica

<i>This story was co-published with The New York Times Magazine. It is not subject to our Creative Commons license.</i><p>On the evening of Jan. 27, Kareem …

Here's What Dr. Seuss Can Teach Every Adult About Life

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Theodor Seuss Geisel (yes, that's his real name) was born today in 1904. His timeless books were celebrated not only for their inventiveness, but for the messages that they bestowed upon their readers.<p>Dr. Seuss claimed not to imbue his stories with morality on purpose. In …

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is …

Fight the right-washing of Nelson Mandela’s legacy

Much of the American right supported apartheid, almost to the bitter end. Why we must remember that<p>I tried to honor Nelson Mandela on the day of his death, and love my political enemies. But the whitewashing of Mandela’s legacy, as well as the role of the United States in supporting both apartheid …

7 Nelson Mandela Quotes You Probably Won't See In The U.S. Media

The former South African president, who died Thursday, was a revolutionary and a deep skeptic of American power.<p><b>"If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don't care for human beings."</b><p><b>"Israel should withdraw from all the</b> …

Cuba

Being a Good Manager: Overcoming 5 Common Myths

Building healthy culture, promoting innovation and bringing people together are key indicators of a successful manager. While working as an organizational consultant with startups who aim to scale their business, I've noticed five recurring misconceptions related to managing people that produce …

Employment

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Actually Don't 'Create The Jobs'

In this war of words (and classes), one thing has been repeated so often that many people now regard it as fact.<p>"Rich people create the jobs."<p>Specifically, by starting and directing America's companies, entrepreneurs and rich investors create the jobs that sustain everyone else.<p>This statement is …

Income Inequality

The Stereotypes That Distort How Americans Teach and Learn Math

Speed doesn't matter, and there's no such thing as a "math person." How the Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions.<p>Mathematics education in the United States is broken. Open any newspaper and stories of math failure shout from the pages: low international …

Twitter’s New Owners: Big Institutions

U.S. Business<p>While Twitter's successful IPO stole all the headlines, a continuing trend in the stock market has gotten little attention: the …

When It Comes to Female Bosses, Women Can Be Their Own Worst Enemy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When it comes to attitudes about women in the workplace and having a female boss, Americans have …

How States Rejecting the Medicaid Expansion Sabotaged Their Biggest Cities

The Monogamy Myth

Divorce is such an emotionally devastating, financially ruinous event that it might be wise to take a close look at its root cause -- marriage. Is it possible that monogamy is abnormal?<p>Let me begin at the beginning. Mother Nature arranged things so that men and women are sexually attracted to each …

Love

Vaccine deniers: inside the dumb, dangerous new fad

In San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, some 200 students from kindergarten to the eighth grade attend classes at the private San Francisco Waldorf School. On any given afternoon outside of the cheerful, modern white building, parents congregate to wait for their kids. Chit-chat …

A modest proposal to neutralize gerrymandering

Creating “ghetto” districts for minority parties has hurt our democracy. Here’s one way to fight back<p>The death spiral of U.S. political life has yet to see bottom. While most factual indicators suggest optimism, our public addiction to dudgeon and fury intensifies daily. Words like “negotiation,” …

Study: Almost Half of Public School Students Are Now Low-Income

A new study reminds us that poverty is the giant backpack dragging down American students.<p>In America, what you earn depends largely on your success in school. Unfortunately, your success in school depends largely on what your parents earn. It's an intergenerational Catch 22 that's at the heart of …

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

Author: Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You can read a version of this story in …

Sorry, libertarians: You’re still hypocrites

An open letter to those who responded (with great vitriol) to my guide to exposing the lies of free market radicals<p>Dear Libertarian:<p>We don’t know each other, but I’m writing because you’re one of the many people who wrote to me in response to a piece I wrote recently ("11 Questions You Should Ask …

Rand Paul's Muslim-Bashing Speech

The Tea Party senator’s attack on Muslims was nothing short of ‘hate speech,’ says Dean Obeidallah.<p>Was Rand Paul’s most recent, big set-piece speech …

The Five Rules Every New CEO Should Follow

Last week, an executive who was on the verge of being promoted to head his large global publicly traded company asked for my advice on how to be effective as a brand new CEO. I gave him a list and he was so appreciative that I was motivated to write a blog about it. There were five recommendations …

Martha Mason – The Woman Who Spent 61 Years Immobilized in an Iron Lung

Martha Mason was an extraordinary human being who spent over 60 years of her life in immobilized in an Iron Lung after becoming paralyzed in her …

Many Teens Admit To Coercing Others Into Sex

Almost 1 in 10 high school and college-aged people have forced someone into sexual activity against his or her will, a study finds. The majority of those who have done it think that the victim is at least partly to blame.<p>The results come from a multiyear study funded by the Centers for Disease …

The Bonus Employees Really Want, Even If They Don’t Know It Yet

Ask your employees this: “How would you like to be rewarded for your efforts and performance, in addition to your fixed salary?” They will likely respond by asking for a cash reward in the form of a raise or bonus, which they can then spend on themselves. They might even convince you that spending …

5 Myths Of Leadership

When it comes to leadership there is no one size fits all. Every leader has his/her own personality, style, and approach to leading teams. That said, there are leadership truths and myths that seem to surface time and again when I talk to successful entrepreneurs and leadership gurus. Here are …

The Normalization of Violence Against Black Women

<i>Valarie (center) and Amy Carey (second right), sisters of Miriam Carey, the woman involved in the Capitol Hill shooting, address during a news</i> …