John B. Goodenough, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry last month, struggled to learn to read. “Back then,” he says, “You were just a backwards student.” His experience is still all too common, yet he and many like him demonstrate clearly that dyslexia is not a definitive barrier to career achievement. We must […]
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The wellness case for learning new skills In the summer of 2016 I was very unhappy. I was coming up on my year anniversary of living in London, where we had moved from Brooklyn for my husband’s job, but I still felt pitifully lonely and poorly adjusted to the culture. I reentered therapy, tried to […]
The age of the specialist is giving way to the age of the Renaissance person. It was only a matter of time before a precocious set of tweens came along and broke the damn spelling bee. And lo, after a 14-hour contest, the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee was forced to crown eight […]
The three “legs” of the retirement “stool” (private savings, pensions, and Social Security) are all in dire shape. At Vanguard, the median 401(k) account value for an investor age 65 and older is a measly $58,035. After looking at the data, the Saint Louis Fed concluded: “It could be worrisome that, for many American households, […]
Most Americans are needlessly tossing out packaged food—not because it’s gone bad, but because they take the date stamped on it far too literally. That’s according to a recent study published in the journal Waste Management, which surveyed more than 1,000 people about the phrases and dates on food packages. Many Americans wrongly believed […]
As our lives have been getting longer and healthier – compared to prior generations – some people advocate doing away with the concept of retirement altogether. In support of that idea, increasing numbers of workers report in surveys that they expect never to retire, and not just because they can’t afford to but often because […]
From CNET Magazine: It isn’t easy balancing “me time” and parenting. I talked to experts to find out how. I can’t stay off my phone. And I’m afraid it’s hurting my 2-year-old son. Sometimes it’s a breaking news story that draws me in, other times it’s boredom. Whatever it is, this device in my hands […]
Following your passion presupposes that you have one. But many people don’t. Develop a passion, don’t follow it. It’s what kids do. When someone in your life is asking the important “What should I do with my life?” question – have you ever told them “Just follow your passion”? If so, please stop doing that. […]
Psychopaths are difficult to spot most of the time. They’re not the “Jack the Ripper” caricatures you see in films or read about in books. Often, psychopaths appear normal, which makes them hard to identify. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, someone with a psychopathic personality type is defined as […]
Here’s how old you should be when you start a company, according to science. (It’s not what you think)
The National Bureau of Economic Research used Census data to find the average age of super-successful founders. Company founders can be as young as in their teens or as old as in their 80s. But is there an ideal age you should be when you start a company? It turns out there is, and it’s […]
CBS Local — A new survey has found that a third of young millennials in the U.S. aren’t convinced the Earth is actually round. The national poll reveals that 18 to 24-year-olds are the largest group in the country who refuse to accept the scientific facts of the world’s shape.
Here’s what has been gaining momentum in the last 11 months. Want to know what to expect next year? Take some cues from the hot trends gaining momentum in the last 11 months. Here’s what nearly two dozen executives saw happening in 2017.