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If You Want to Raise Honest Kids, Harvard Researchers Suggest These 3 Tips

Raising a child who is honest, trustworthy, and open is every parent's goal, but with the white lie ever-present in everyday life (especially for parents — sometimes you just have to tell your kid their favorite pizza spot is closed to get a vegetable in them), how do you ensure you're raising your …

Flashback: United Nations Determines African-Americans are Owed Reparations

In 2016, the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent did a report that determined the United States of America owes …

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time by Terry Heick Writing is difficult to teach, if for no other reason than it is also …

VW's iconic microbus is making a comeback in 2022 — and it's getting a big update

Once a symbol of American counterculture during the 1960s and '70s, Volkswagen's microbus was discontinued in 2013 due to safety concerns.<p>But in 2017, Volkswagen revealed a concept for a new, fully-electric microbus — the I.D. Buzz — and confirmed it would go into production and reach dealerships …

Volkswagen

7 Fun Playdate Ideas for Kids

Playdates are your child’s first foray into the great wide world of friendships. All of a sudden, your newly social preschooler is all about Annie from daycare and Andy from the playground. Now they are asking to have friends come over, stay, and play. But you’re at a loss when it comes to playdate …

It's Not Magic: You Can Have Amazing Executive Presence | Inc.com

You're smart. You're educated. You have a resume packed with accomplishments. But you're not getting ahead.<p>As an executive coach, I often hear similar frustrations from many of my clients around the world. These leaders are ready to move up in their careers and yet promotions routinely pass them …

Leadership

Saudi Arabia Plans $2 Trillion Megafund for Post-Oil Era: Deputy Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia is getting ready for the twilight of the oil age by creating the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund for the kingdom’s most prized …

9 Things Confident Leaders Do When They Don’t Know an Answer | Inc.com

As a leader, your team expects you to have all the answers. But there are times -- plenty of them, in fact -- when you might not know the answer to a difficult question or business challenge right away. To avoid losing your credibility or bringing your foresight into question, it's important to …

Is Your Company Too Busy to Reclaim Its Creative Edge?

<i>By Dawa Jones, Connecting Decisions to Creating Prosperity</i><p>Imagine a company that was innovative and ahead of its competitors. It could be in any sector and operate anywhere or everywhere in the world. The company knew what it stood for and what made it stand out from the crowd. But over time, it …

[Data Visualization] More Americans killed by guns since 1968 than in all U.S. wars

More Americans have died from guns in the United States since 1968 than on battlefields of all the wars in American history. Each year, the number of …

4 Sure-Fire Strategies for Delivering Perfect Presentations

How many meetings or presentations have you gone to where you're listening to the speaker and thinking to yourself, "What is he talking about? Where is this even going?"<p>Or perhaps that speaker was <i>you</i>. Ever had an important presentation or meeting that was critical to your success, and you didn't …

How Rich Kids Get a Head Start

Back in 2011, I wrote a TIME cover story on declining social mobility and growing inequality in the U.S. The title: “Can You Still Move Up in …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Dissecting How to Choose the Right Chart

Because there can be so many different ways to visualize your data, it helps to have a basic guideline to follow, which can be found in this great …

6 ways to nail your next big presentation

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

10 Indicators That Distinguish Leaders From Managers

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Employment

How to convince coworkers to adopt your new idea

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer</i> …

13 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous executives have used to run effective meetings

We know that meetings tend to fall apart thanks to sloppy agendas and unclear ground rules, but what makes them successful?<p>We researched how some of the most effective executives in history — from the late Apple founder Steve Jobs to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg — run …

How to Master Minutes and Propel Projects

8 Steps to Proper Operational Process Change

There is much discussion about continuous improvement, kaizen and operational excellence pursuits in operations management. Many times, the topic of …

No cost training to becoming a data scientist

30 Project Management Software Online Solutions

Projects can get complicated, with endless streams of email threads and client meetings that seem to pop out of nowhere. All the members of a team …

20 words you should never put on your résumé

"Nearly everyone is guilty of using buzzwords from time to time, but professionals are evaluated increasingly on their ability to communicate," says Paul McDonald, senior executive director for professional placement firm Robert Half.<p>One of the major problems with using buzzwords and terms, …

Rachel Maddow perfectly explains the hateful insanity of Michigan and North Carolina anti-gay laws

Now, in NC, a public employee can refuse to grant a couple a marriage license for any “religious” reason<p>On Thursday's edition of "The Rachel Maddow Show," Maddow discussed two different pieces of anti-gay legislation that quietly passed recently. The first, which the Michigan governor signed into …

10 Tips For Powerful PowerPoint Presentations

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best way to give a PowerPoint presentation?</i><p><i>Answer by Mira Zaslove, given a lot of presentations, some more successful than others, on Quora</i><p>I’ve given many presentations and some have been more successful than others. Even when it’s the same …

14 ways Republicans have declared war on the middle class

Poll after poll shows Americans strongly oppose almost every facet of the new GOP budget proposal<p>If you’re among the millions of Americans who feel bypassed by the economic recovery, you should pay attention to what the GOP-controlled Congress says it wants do to the federal government—via the 2016 …

How to Calculate the Value of Your Time | Inc.com

A few years ago, my company ShortStack moved into a new office. Instead of paying movers to transport our things from the old place to the new one, my employees and I took the afternoon off to do the job ourselves. At the time, I thought this made the most sense: use the resources we already had to …

Business analytics - 'Why don't you just use Excel?'

The Truth is out – BI is <i>not</i> just ‘Reporting’, nor is it just colourful or even highly insightful visualisations.<p>As Content Marketing guru Keyan …

Science Says These 9 Tactics Will Help You Win Any Argument

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Arguments aren't logical. To win them, you have to understand people.<p>We've scoured the research and compiled the following science-backed tactics that will help you win any argument.<p>1. Be civil.<p>Contrary to what your debate coach said, arguments …