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The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids

Today’s young children are working more, but they’re learning less.<p>Step into an American preschool classroom today and you are likely to be bombarded with what we educators call a print-rich environment, every surface festooned with alphabet charts, bar graphs, word walls, instructional posters, …

Education

The Japanese American internment decision: A dangerous relic

Friday marks the anniversary of one of the most infamous legal decisions in the history of our country, Korematsu vs. United States.<p>Seventy-three years ago, during World War II, the United States government forcibly removed 110,000 Japanese Americans from their homes and confined them in detention …

UC Berkeley

A Wharton professor discovered a lazy way to stop procrastinating

No willpower or discipline necessary. It's backed by scientific research and even has a cool name: "temptation bundling."<p>And oddly enough, it all starts with "The Hunger Games." Seriously ...<p>How Katniss killed procrastination<p>Katherine Milkman loves audiobooks. Especially the "Hunger Games" series. …

Procrastination

National Geographic Travel

5 Essential Things Every Gamer Needs to do in Tokyo

Make sure these stops are on your list.<p>I’d be willing to bet that almost every gamer has some kind of connection to Japan. This country, after all, …

Japan

Self-driving taxis will begin trials in Japan next year

Self-driving cars are a few years away from becoming a thing, right? Not in Japan, where the company Robot Taxi has announced that it'll start testing robotic taxis in 2016. A report by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reveals that the firm will begin by offering autonomous rides to 50 people in Kanagawa …

5 Essential Personality Traits to Look for in Job Candidates

Image by Robert Scoble via Flickr<p>When you are searching for the right new employee, it can be a little difficult to tell exactly who will be the perfect fit. After all, your shortlist of candidates will likely all have similar education and experience, and on paper look very alike. However, it is …

Employment

William Boyd: my advice for budding authors

At a Guardian Live event to discuss his new novel, William Boyd gave an insight into what it takes to be a novelist - so would you make the grade?<p>With 17 novels, a James Bond reboot, short stories and multiple screenplays under his writerly belt, is it an odd question to ask why William Boyd …

The Ingenious Way the Kardashians Turned Themselves Into Celebrities

Here's how you can leverage your personal brand into a money-making machine just like the Kardashians, but for your own business.<p>When it comes to business and people, there really isn't much of a difference between them. The only difference is that personal brands, on average, tend to last longer …

Public Relations