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  • Easy Time Hacks To Take Back Your Day Two years ago, I had the honor of being part of the Washington Post Time Hack Project. I was one of a handful of coaches who were paired with readers struggling with work-life balance. It was fun to help individuals from around the world and from every age group to take back control of their ...
  • 12 Habits Of Genuine People There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58{8883afff3f996f915e4087502a0d4bc0cab7d523e6eee37ef51ae9a6c529a071} of success in all types of jobs. People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than people with low EQs. Ninety percent of ...
  • Trump’s Justice Department Memo May Be Bigger Than Citizens United Yesterday, as the news cycles were dying down, the Trump Justice Department (DOJ) dropped a bombshell brief which Bloomberg reported. Citing George Washington as precedent, the DOJ is saying that it is AOK for President Trump to take foreign governments’ and state-controlled banks’ money for goods and services without congressional approval, that it is not ...
  • Generational Gaps: Immigrant Parents And Their Children I moved to the United States from India when I was 5 years old. My parents were older and more set in their ways due to their Indian upbringing. On the other hand, my childhood, teenage years, and now adult years have been a constant balancing act between my Indian and American identities. This is ...
  • Why I Quit Drinking “My mother was a drunk” is one of the harshest, saddest sentences in any language. ~Anna Quindlen, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake That chapter in her book changed my life. She wrote that she never got along well with moderation. Me neither. Moderation and I have yet to become good friends. I’m all-or-nothing, which is my ...
  • Our Message Against Anti-Muslim Hate On San Bernardino’s Hallowed Ground Introduction Good morning, and thank you so very, very much for the privilege of speaking to you in peace today away from the painful expression of bigotry taking place on hallowed ground, just a short distance from here. I am Prof. Brian Levin , director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at ...
  • Statehood For Puerto Rico? Lessons From The Last Time The U.S. Added A Star To Its Flag By David Stebenne, The Ohio State University On June 11, Puerto Ricans will vote on statehood. Even if Puerto Rico votes “yes,” Congress must still pass a law in order to change the island’s legal status from that of a commonwealth to a state. Congress, however, seems likely to drag its feet. That’s what happened when Hawaii ...
  • Trump’s Push For Self-Sufficiency Misses The Point Of Safety Net Programs By David Campbell, Binghamton University, State University of New York and Kristina Lambright, Binghamton University, State University of New York Here’s how Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has tried to justify the Trump administration’s bid to cut or scrap many safety net programs:  “We are no longer going to measure compassion by the number ...
  • Sanders Is Right. Russell Vought’s Nomination Should Be Rejected. While most of Washington was eagerly awaiting former FBI Director James Comey’s Thursday appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, they may have missed an important confirmation hearing that occurred a day earlier. On Wednesday, Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee for Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) appeared before the ...
  • 7 Wonderful (And Easy) Indian Dishes You Can Make At Home Homemade Indian food? Yes, you can! From Chicken Tikka Masala to Homemade Naan, these Indian recipes are all spice-packed, easy to make, and surprisingly family-friendly. 1. Chicken Tikka Masala Chicken tikka masala is a dish of marinated and broiled chunks of chicken in a creamy, spice-infused tomato sauce. Alongside the requisite basmati rice, buttered peas and naan, it makes ...
  • Ghosts Of My Exes Haunt My Online Dating Screen I remember the infancy of online dating: before Tinder, before apps. I was on Nerve and Jdate fifteen years before Bumble or JCrush had even been conceived. Back when I was 25 and new to the game, a good looking, erudite stranger popping up in my inbox would inevitably give me a little thrill. Fifteen ...
  • Governor Recognizes Achievements Of Prison School Graduates By Christopher Zoukis At a recent graduation in Arkansas, there were no mortarboards and gowns allowed — those could hide weapons. Excited family members were told to calm down and be seated when their cheers got too rowdy. There were locks, gates and plenty of security, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm over the event, where ...
  • Degradation Of The Nation-State Concept The announcement of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords was a defining moment with implications far greater than most people imagine. Many observers rightfully have argued that the action was emblematic of America’s abdication of global leadership, a position incontestably held since the end of World War II. Possibly more significant was the ...
  • Friday Talking Points — Liar, Liar! President Donald Trump and former F.B.I. chief James Comey engaged this week in an extended game of “Liar, liar!” Or, more properly: “Liar!” “No, you're a liar!” Yes, it was “Super Bowl” week in Washington, folks! For the first time in quite a few years, all the big broadcast television networks carried the Senate Intelligence Committee ...
  • Weekend Roundup: A Tale Of Two Globalizations In a recent interview with The WorldPost, Singapore’s Kishore Mahbubani argued that the last 30 years of globalization have been some of the “best” ever in Asia because a new middle class of hundreds of millions has arisen out of the dead end of poverty. In this brief video, adapted from longtime China adviser Zheng Bijian’s WorldPost ...
  • The Babadook Is The LGBTQ+ Icon 2017 Needs In case you missed it, the Babadook is now an LGBTQ+ icon. After being mistakenly listed in the “LGBT” section on Netflix, the terrifying villain of the 2014 horror film was embraced as a queer icon by the internet. These are truly strange times we’re living in but perhaps the Babadook is exactly what Pride ...
  • 26 Small Difficult Things You Have To Deal With When You’re An Introvert It’s not easy being an introvert. Little things that don’t bother extroverts — like hanging out in groups, unexpected phone calls, and being put on the spot — can chip away at your energy. That’s because we introverts have a less active dopamine reward system than extroverts, so the things that energize extroverts just don’t ...
  • What’s Diversity Got To Do With It? By Ruben Cantu Over the past five years, the landscape of the Austin tech startup scene has changed. Some would argue the change has been for the better. But if we look closely, we can still see many opportunities for growth. You have probably heard about Austin being the number one city for startups, beating out ...
  • Please Stop Telling Me Your Child Is ‘Advanced’ Let’s start this by saying that I totally relate to the need many parents have in wanting their children to be special, unique, talented, and downright amazing. I think my child is all of those things too. Of course I do. I’m even guilty of dreaming that my child will eventually excel in a subject ...
  • Let’s Stop Donald Trump From Wielding His Budget As A Weapon Against Hardworking Immigrant Families By Thomas Kennedy For a big chunk of my childhood, teenage years and early adulthood, my parents and I were undocumented immigrants in this country, working hard to realize the elusive American Dream. Yet even as my parents worked several jobs to make ends meet and I studied hard so we could find a bright future for ...