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  • 12 Misused Words Even Smart People Can’t Resist

    12 Misused Words Even Smart People Can’t Resist

    Via LinkedIn : At least once today you probably encountered a trendy trend where the use of words is concerned: “Nouning” and “Verbing.” Verbing is easy. Take a verb and turn it into a noun. Instantly it sounds cooler, fresher, hipper… more now. Nouning is a little trickier, but nothing you can’t handle. Turn a noun into a verb, place it in the perfect spot… and now you’re cutting-edge. But that doesn’t mean nouned or verbed […]

  • 10 Words to Cut From Your Writing

    10 Words to Cut From Your Writing

    Via Entrepreneur : As Mark Twain famously wrote, “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” His point? Strong writing is lean writing. When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don’t need–such as the 10 included in this post: 1. Just: The word “just” is a filler word that weakens your writing. Removing it rarely affects meaning, but rather, the deletion tightens […]

  • College is worth it if you have these six experiences

    College is worth it if you have these six experiences

    Via Quartz : A college degree is something Americans have always valued. Even Americans without a college degree believe that education beyond high school is important. But recent Gallup research indicates that 25% of all college graduates in the US fail to thrive in their overall careers and lives. Gallup has found six elements of emotional support and experiential learning in college that are correlated with long-term career and life success, and one-quarter of college graduates—who […]

  • An elite group of students accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools have one specific thing in common

    An elite group of students accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools have one specific thing in common

    Via Business Insider : With some of the lowest acceptance rates in the country, the Ivy League universities are notoriously tough to get in to. Acceptance to all eight is nearly impossible. However, a handful of students this year have gotten eight Ivy acceptances to the Class of 2019. These students have one specific thing in common — they’re all the children of immigrants. Now living in Wilmington, North Carolina, Cape Fear Academy student Victor Agbafe’s […]

  • 10 Powerful Lessons From a Young Entrepreneur

    10 Powerful Lessons From a Young Entrepreneur

    Via Inc. : Young entrepreneurs are learning powerful lessons at a very early age, and you can learn (and apply) them too. According to recent studies, the number of people under 35 starting their own businesses has increased by more than 70 percent since 2006. Young people are more entrepreneurial than any previous generation, and many are achieving great success at a very early age. One such entrepreneur is Rachel Gutierrez, a 28-year-old Mexican-American entrepreneur living […]

  • 16 Punctuation Mistakes That Can Make You Look Really Bad

    16 Punctuation Mistakes That Can Make You Look Really Bad

    Via Inc. : Words and grammar are important. But punctuation–that’s where the nitpickers are gathered and ready to ambush you. Your words are your most powerful weapons, and yet it’s easy to undermine yourself in written communication by violating some very simple rules of punctuation. Before I dive deeper into this, a disclosure: I majored in English in college. I’ve made my living with words for almost two decades. And I’ve made a few of these […]

  • 5 Simple Ways To Make Creative Thinking A Daily Habit

    5 Simple Ways To Make Creative Thinking A Daily Habit

    Via Fast Company : Let your innovative ideas simmer and percolate with these five daily rituals. Where or when do you get your best ideas? I ask that question to a lot of clients and executives attending my presentations and seminars. The answers I often hear are things like “In the shower,” “Walking the dog,” “Working out,” “On my commute,” “Taking care of the yard,” or “Cleaning the house.” But do you know what answer I […]

  • Everyone Told Me Not to Become a Heart Surgeon. I Did It Anyway.

    Everyone Told Me Not to Become a Heart Surgeon. I Did It Anyway.

    Via LinkedIn : #BestMistake Thank you for the wonderful posting Dr. Cosgrove! Your story resonated on an extremely personal level, and I would like to briefly share my own. I too suffer from dyslexia. Fortunately, thanks to an astute teacher, I was diagnosed while still in elementary school. I was taught the skills I needed to cope with my condition. And while I am certain that I am still employing them everyday, they have become so […]

  • Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

    Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

    Via Forbes : If you’re reading this article instead of doing your work, chances are good that you have trouble managing your time efficiently. You’re not alone. According to a survey by Salary.com, 90% of workers waste at least a half hour each workday, not including lunch or scheduled breaks. While computers have dramatically increased efficiency, they have also provided the ultimate in distraction. The Web is like the next-door neighbor who keeps asking us to […]

  • How to Get Better at Almost Anything

    How to Get Better at Almost Anything

    Via Inc. : And guess what? Talent may not be necessary. What is it that makes a speaker amazing? Is it a set of personal characteristics that enable great speakers to capture and keep our attention? Is it their brains? Their sense of humor? Their sincerity and empathy? Or were they born with a talent to talk? We could ask similar questions about golfers, tennis champs, chess masters, or quarterbacks. Why is it that certain people […]