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What Trump's Generation Learned About the Civil War

History textbooks used in New York City during the president’s childhood called the Klan “patriotic,” and downplayed the role of slavery in “the War Between the States.”<p>In March, President Trump visited the Hermitage, a former slave plantation in Tennessee once owned by Andrew Jackson, to pay …

High School

9 Easy-to-Use Budget Templates

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Whether you're single, part of a couple, or even head of a large family, creating a budget is a great way to track expenses and income to keep you on track toward your financial goals. Although a simple home budget worksheet can be scribbled out with plain pencil, paper, …

Every Marketing Tool You Need to Know About | Inc.com

When it comes to marketing, there is no shortage of awesome tools. You have your choice of tools not only for analytics, but also for content marketing, conversion rate optimization, email marketing, social media marketing, search, and more.<p>But the sheer number of available tools can also be …

Marketing

C.S. Lewis on Equality and Our Core Misconception About Democracy

“The tempter always works on some real weakness in our own system of values: offers food to some need which we have starved.”<p><i>“The notion of obligations comes before that of rights, which is subordinate and relative to the former,”</i> wrote the great French philosopher Simone Weil shortly before her …

Finance

How A New York Restaurant Uses Instagram Influencers To Drive Sales

A few weeks ago, Manhattan restaurant Springbone Kitchen saw a surge in new customers. Dozens came in and asked for Springbone’s strawberry rhubarb ice cream, and the restaurant knew exactly where they had come from. A day earlier, a foodie Instagram account had posted a picture of the flavor to …

Ice Cream

Increase in Defaults in Online Loans Has Industry Concerned | Investopedia

When online and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending became trendy, it was hailed by some as a revolution to consumer loans, offering a viable alternative to …

Investing

Colson Whitehead Wins National Book Award for The Underground Railroad

The winners of the 2016 National Book Award were announced on Wednesday night in Manhattan. Here’s who took home prizes.<p><b>1. For fiction: The</b> …

Books

'I hate cynicism; you have to fight': 1960s activists on modern politics

From Donald Trump to Brexit, the world is changing rapidly. Here, those who lived through the transformative 1960s give their view on changing times<p>Since becoming the US president-elect, Donald Trump has left some people worrying about their rights. He has vowed to roll back on abortion freedoms …

Black History

This CV landed me interviews at Google and more than 20 top startups

During my senior year of college, I decided that I wasn't going to become another boomerang kid that moved back home, jobless and with no plan for …

Employment

The Lives of Poor White People

“I grew up poor, in the Rust Belt, in an Ohio steel town that has been hemorrhaging jobs and hope for as long as I can remember.” That’s how J. D. Vance begins one of this campaign season’s saddest and most fascinating books, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” (Harper). …

A Brooklyn Chef’s Quest for Locally Caught Sushi

Before he became the proprietor of the popular Williamsburg restaurant Okonomi, the chef Yuji Haraguchi worked for nearly a decade in the Japanese wholesale seafood industry, moving fish from Japan to high-end sushi restaurants, primarily in New York and Boston. It was in that job that he first …

Aquaculture

Millennials Want To Be Entrepreneurs, But A Tough Economy Stands In Their Way

Financial challenges facing today's young adults are stifling their entrepreneurial dreams. The results of a nationwide survey published by EY, a professional services firm, and Economic Innovation Group, a policy and advocacy group, suggest millennials' economic hardships prevent them from …

Demographics

A Philosopher’s 350-Year-Old Trick to Get People to Change Their Minds is Now Backed Up by Psychologists

The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that …

9 mind-expanding documentaries to increase your intelligence

Be honest, now and then we all spend our free time watching various TV series, don’t we? And while some may consider it to be a rather meaningless …

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

America’s Best Little Beach Towns

Tucked between popular Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Carmel, this quiet town is more famous for its butterflies and stray deer than its tourists. You …

Fort Lauderdale
India

The Best Small Business Resources: Online Storage, Backup and Operations Tools

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

The best free software for small businesses

Introduction<p>Setting up a small business is hard enough without the extortionate costs associated with modern software licenses. Set up a number of …

Project Management

Where Predictive Analytics Is Having the Biggest Impact

vincent tsui FOR HBR<p>The big data revolution is upon us. Firms are scrambling to hire a new brand of analysts dubbed “data scientists,” and universities have responded to this demand by introducing data science courses into degrees ranging from computer science to business. Survey-based reports find …

Machine Learning
Middle-class

28 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

It's important to remember that every interview is a two-way street.<p>You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you …

Job Interviews

28 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

<b>• Finding questions to ask your interviewer is a crucial part of preparing for any job interview.</b><p><b>• Asking questions is a simple way to show that you're truly interested in the role and the company.</b><p><b>• Business Insider compiled a number of smart questions that are sure to impress your next interviewer.</b><p>…

Job Interviews

House Republicans push 'nightmare' abortion bill based on racial stereotypes

Prenatal Discrimination Act seeks to make it illegal to have abortion based on sex or race of fetus but advocates argue it is unconstitutional and discriminatory<p>A bill to outlaw abortions based on sex or race that Democratic lawmakers and advocates have called a “nightmare” made its way to the US …

Rights & Freedoms

6 Key Financial Analytics Every Manager Should Know

In today’s data-filled world, analytics is an essential part of staying competitive. Financial analytics help businesses understand current and past performance, predict future performance and make smarter decisions. Let’s look at some of the key financial analytics that any business, regardless of …

Big Data

The 20 most underrated restaurants in Manhattan, according to food experts

RoundTable is an online restaurant guide built by a community of local experts who know where to eat. James Beard award-winning chefs, internationally acclaimed sommeliers and popular food writers curate lists of the best places to dine and drink in New York City and beyond.<p>Here, some of those food …

West Village

7 interview questions that determine emotional intelligence

Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees — as well as weeding out the ones that won't fit. A candidate's answers can be telling.<p>While different companies embody various values and cultures, success in the workplace is strongly influenced by a …

Employment