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6 classic business books you should read if you want to be successful

Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can't beat the classics.<p>Here's a roundup of six old-school career books.<p>Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary — and useful — they're still worth downloading today:

Study: Five-year-olds who play well with others are more likely to be successful adults

Children as young as five who are more cooperative and have better social skills have a better chance at success later in life, according to a study published last week in the <i>American Journal of Public Health</i>. They are also less likely to be arrested or appear in court by the time they’re in their …

Public Health

Facebook finally letting you control your newsfeed, coming first to iOS app today

One of the things we all love to hate about Facebook is the way that it thinks it knows better than we do which posts we want to see. Facebook uses unspecified algorithms to assign rankings to posts, boosting the visibility of those it thinks we want to see, and demoting those it thinks will …

Teaching Students to Write Using The “5 Ws” Principle

In one of my recent posts, I discussed the importance of project work and how if taught creatively even something as seemingly non-communicative as …

20 TIPS: How To Stay Motivated & Mirthful

“Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.” Lou Holtz 1. Don’t Take Yourself too Seriously: Laugh at Your mistakes, failures …

Exclusive: Warcraft Director Duncan Jones Discusses Comic-Con Character Sculpts, Unveiling

Azeroth comes to San Diego this weekend as Legendary Pictures and effects company Weta Workshop reveal two major character sculpts and weaponry from director Duncan Jones' anticipated fantasy epic <i>Warcraft</i> at San Diego Comic-Con.<p>And we joined Jones for a walkthrough and exclusive look at the …

How to Avoid 4 Mental Blockers That Can Sabotage Your Career

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You may not realize it, but your brain is working against you.<p>Think about it: How many times have you tried to focus in a meeting, only to succumb to a burning desire to check your Instagram?<p>Or how about the time you were told to come up with 10 new …

How to Make Yourself Smarter in One-Hour-A-Day

Smart people do better in life. Recently, there’s been a slew of books arguing that success in life isn’t really about how smart you are and how much …

The Best Books of 2015 So Far

And by “best” we mean “our favorites.” Here are our picks for the raddest books published this year so far! Leave your faves in the comments.<p><b>Above Us</b> …

Star Wars: Full Upcoming Film Slate Leaks Online

<b>EDIT:</b> It has been pointed out that the timeline presented in the photo seems off. The Han Solo movie was announced for 2018, while Episode IX is …

5 simple ways to improve your business stories

Business storytelling is about conversation and the type of story you’d tell someone when having an informal chat. The aim is to get as comfortable …

Summer Reading List: Find Your Next Favorite Book Right Here

Ready to stock your bookshelf with some great summertime reads? If you're hanging out around here, we're guessing you'll appreciate some good …

What Innovation Is, And Isn't

Almost every company presents itself as an innovator, with claims ranging from the fantastic (we’ve produced cold fusion!) to the trivial (our gadgets now come in Persian blue as well as the standard periwinkle).<p>Among the innovations touted by one consumer goods company is a “crave-worthy …

Innovation

Meta-Meditation: A Skeptic Meditates on Meditation

What do you call it when you try to meditate but can't stop thinking about meditation?<p>Meta-meditation.<p>I've meditated on and off, mostly off—okay, …

A Day In The Life Of A Family Of 11

<i>“Are you done yet?”</i> After a cordial hello how are you, greeting, we’re then met with that direct and curious question my family hears quite often. …

Parenting

Why Start With Pedagogy? 4 Good Reasons, 4 Good Solutions

<i>This post originally appeared on HASTAC on June 18, 2015.</i><p>I’m often asked why I start with pedagogy, given the larger institutional reforms and social …

14 Books to Help You Always Reach Your Goals

You want to be successful. You want to achieve great things. You want to make a difference.<p>To help you get there, you need to read these time-tested …

Avengers 2: There May Just Be a Pop Epic Somewhere Inside Marvel's 'Disappointing' Age of Ultron Mega-Hit

For what's turned out to be one of the biggest hits of all-time -- likely finishing its first release run at number 6 on the all-time worldwide box office list and number 8 on the domestic box office list -- the not especially felicitously titled <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> has gotten a lot less love …

5 Powerful Tools to Help Teachers Make The Best of Their Summer Learning

July 8, 2015<br>Summer is the time of year when teachers finally get to relax, recharge the batteries and get ready for another schoolyear. It’s also the …

Top 5 Web-Based Collaboration Tools for Small Businesses

Whether your project team members are in the next cubicle or three time zones away, affordable web-based collaboration tools are empowering small …

3 Excellent Google Sheets Tools to Enhance Teachers Workflow

July 8, 2015<br>Here are three good Google Sheets add-ons to ease off your workflow and boost your productivity.Some of the things you can do with these …

Why Sit-Down Meals May Be Just As Unhealthful As Fast Food

Even if you're not counting your calories, date night at that restaurant down the street is still a more healthful choice than McDonald's, right?<p>Don't count on it.<p>Dining out at a sit-down restaurant can mean far more sodium in your diet-- and nearly as much saturated fat — as eating at a fast-food …

How Do We Break Our Internet Habit and Read More Books?

<i>While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our couches), we’re re-running some of</i> …

13 Profound Pieces of Art Tell The Story of America: Where We've Been and Where We're Heading

1. On Christmas Day, 1776, General Washington planned a sneak attack against enemy forces. It was a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary …

"Jurassic World", resurrection

El verano es la temporada más agradecida en estrenos de cine, los blockbusters repletos de acción y clichés que enganchan al público se reparten …

The eternal wonder of Alice in Wonderland

<b>Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, died on January 14 1898.This article was first published in 2010.</b><p>A middle-class child, even one born in the 1960s, had one thing drilled into him or her. When a grown-up was good enough to entertain you as a guest, you produced a ritual …