Charles W. Thomas

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How to Survive Emotional Turmoil

You may find yourself swept away by your emotions when there is an accumulation of stress. The late Dr. David Simon taught that <i>stress can be defined</i> …

The #1 Reason for Poor Student Performance

One of today’s most contentious public debates involves education reform. Teachers, parents, researchers, and legislators recognize the American …

The Wealth Inequality Problem In One Chart

<b>The Wealth Inequality Problem In One Chart by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist</b><p><i>The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on</i> …

10 Historically Black Beaches to Visit This Summer

In 2016, we take going to the beach and hanging out with friends and family for granted – we don’t have to worry about which beach we’re allowed to …

Black History

Schools are finally teaching what kids need to be successful in life

Research shows that teaching kids things like perseverance and self-control can improve their health, academic achievement, and happiness in life.<p>But teaching character, or social and emotional learning, has proven dicey. The science was sometimes squishy, the curriculum often felt driven by those …

University of Pennsylvania

Entrepreneurs on How They Handle Stress to Stay Focused on Success

In this second column of a series, five more entrepreneurs chime in on how they manage daily stress and what they think is the biggest misconception about entrepreneurship.<p>Ah, that emotional roller-coaster that is entrepreneurship--when you ask the question on "how do you manage it"- even the …

Never Forget: Russell Frederick’s Photographs of Proud Black Brooklyn

Russell Frederick’s pictures of Bedford-Stuyvesant show the Brooklyn neighborhood’s thrumming black culture, before the effects of gentrification …

Laura Mvula: ‘My body spasms. I think I’m going to collapse’

For the award-winning singer-songwriter Laura Mvula, simply getting through a day can be an achievement. She speaks openly to Tom Lamont about how panic attacks destroyed her marriage – and almost wrecked her career<p>Laura Mvula doesn’t sleep so well. The night before we meet, the 29-year-old …

New Albums

A simple guide to what Marco Rubio really believes

Everyone keeps trying to put Marco Rubio in a box. His colleague and rival Ted Cruz has dismissed him as a "moderate." Liberal commentators have argued that Rubio is just as extreme as his rivals.<p>In fact, Rubio is an unusual figure in Republican politics who does not fit neatly into any of the …

Health Care

Are we more than molecules?

Novelists, poets and artists can help us to piece together the mystery of human consciousness, says Mark Haddon<p>My son’s nine-year-old friend Yahya said it most succinctly. Why is life in the first person?<p>We think. We feel. We are aware of ourselves and the world around us. We have consciousness. We …

Weird

The innovators: US scientists harness the power of evaporating water

A team at Columbia University hope to use the energy produced by bacteria when they expand and contract<p>A small Lego device on the shelf of professor Ozgur Sahin’s office at Columbia University could open up the possibility of another form of renewable energy, and one that is much cheaper than solar …

Engineering

A 12-Step Winter Solstice Ceremony For Everyone.

In Ireland, there lies a 5,000 year old tomb called the Newgrange Passage.<p>It was constructed so the only light that ever enters is during the dawn of …

Creativity

22 Ways To Be A Badass.

So… you want to be a <i>Badass</i>, do you? Well, you already are! Every woman is a Badass, deep down. Being a Badass is about learning to become …

The Winds Of Rebellion: Love’s Uprising.

The winds of rebellion whisper of a great uprising. There is a stirring in the celestial spheres.<p>Peace is silently weaving its threads of compassion …

Creativity

Here’s Why You Should Start Working Less

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Episode 669: A or B

Dan Siroker wanted to increase the percentage of people who signed up for Obama's email list. So he created two versions of the website. Half the visitors saw version A with the "Sign up" button, and half saw version B, "Learn more".<p>That's A/B testing. And it is everywhere. It shapes everything …

Performance Testing

This startup was named the best place to work in NYC thanks to a unique Japanese philosophy

"Provide omotenashi."<p>Say what?<p>"The easiest literal translation is the ability of the host to predict what his or her guest wants before he or she asks for it," explains Button's CEO Mike Jaconi.<p>"What it speaks to, though, is if given or demonstrated authentically, there's an ability that you have …

Can’t get your startup funded? Maybe you suck

There’s this guy. He left his seven-figure salary job to pursue a startup. Has spent last three years trying to build it. He approaches venture capitalists (VCs) and angels every quarter but gets rejected every single time. He is running out of the loan he took from friends and family. Should he …

Venture Capital

21 reasons you're not rich

Everyone says they want to be rich, and there's certainly enough advice out there on how to acquire more money.<p>But what about the reasons you're <i>not</i> rich? What's really holding you back?<p>It's easy to tell someone how to do something, but chances are they aren't going to change until they recognize …

Republicans just helped Obama secure a signature foreign policy victory

A month ago Democrats were working to stop a GOP-penned resolution of disapproval against President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran.<p>No, the resolution wouldn't preclude the president's authority to enter the deal, nor would it keep him from enforcing the agreement and its terms.<p>But it would …

Silicon Valley billionaires are appalled by normal schools — so they've created this new one

Kids take attendance on an iPad, complete a "playlist" of activities, and learn 3D modeling software to design a playhouse for the class pet.<p>Founder and CEO Max Ventilla previously helmed the personalization team at Google, where he helped build Google+ and other products that make the internet …

Three Ways To Reframe A Problem To Find An Innovative Solution

A Stanford engineering professor challenges our ideas on imagination and creativity with a new approach to problem solving.<p>Everything really comes down to solving problems. To be successful and a leader in your field, you not only have to come up with good solutions; you need to be innovative. And …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break | Inc.com

Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs. "Once we …

Self-improvement

11 choices rich people make that the rest of us don't

It's a concept that has been in print for nearly a century — thanks to a journalist's research of more than 500 self-made millionaires in the early 20th century— and continues to gain relevance today.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire …

Self-improvement

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

Know your history: Understanding racism in the US | Black History

There will never be an acceptable explanation for what happened between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson in Ferguson but we will never fully grasp <i>why</i> the stage was set for such an encounter unless we know American history.<p>We cannot fully comprehend why Dylan Roof murdered nine parishioners at …

Black History

The language you speak may affect your ability to get rich

Oftentimes, the biggest thing holding us back from accumulating wealth is ourselves.<p>However, there may be another significant factor — one that we <i>can't</i> control: the language we speak.<p>That's what Keith Chen, behavioral economist and economics professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management, deduced …

Language

How Peter Voogd Went From Zero To A Six-Figure Income In 6 Months

At age 18, he told himself that he’d never work a normal job again. Now Peter Voogd is a millionaire media entrepreneur and best-selling book author. But generating wealth wasn’t always glamorous for Voogd.<p>“I didn’t even have money to go to the drive-thru,” Voogd recalls. His frustration with …

Entrepreneurship

The Keys to Designing Cities With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Reduce urban sprawl, for one thing.<p>What do Tokyo, Stockholm, London, Paris, Berlin, and Hong Kong have in common? They’re among the safest cities in the world when it comes to reported traffic fatalities.<p>Tokyo, a city of more than 13 million, has 1.3 such deaths per 100,000 residents. London, home …

Urban Design