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Balancing Efficiency and Quality in Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 09.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

To some, making education more efficient is simply a matter of better budget management and improved allocation of resources. But to many others, speaking in these terms at all when talking about a child's right to learn seems inappropriate.

Stop Writing Long Reports

Josh Patrick | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Josh Patrick

Whether you use mind maps or short reports with lots of bullet points you want to be clear in your communication. The clearer you are, the easier it is for others to implement. After all, isn't that what it's all about? Having clear implementation with as little effort as possible.

What to Do During a Slow Period: Shift From Worry to Opportunity and Strengthen Your Business Strategy

Ciara Pressler | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

Want to emerge from a slow period with a stronger business? Here are my top 10 recommendations for what to attack and where to focus your attention.

What Are the Benefits and Costs of EPA's Proposed CO2 Regulation?

Robert Stavins | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Robert Stavins

The Obama Administration's proposed regulation of existing power-sector sources of CO2 has the potential to be cost-effective, and if you accept these numbers, it can also be welfare-enhancing, if not welfare-maximizing.

The Future of Work: Can We Make Work Better?

Maureen Conway | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Maureen Conway

If we are truly to address the challenge of inequality, then business leaders will have to be engaged and involved in thinking about transformational strategies in the world of work that can both advance working people and support strong businesses.

How Facebook, Wine and Television Almost Destroyed My Life

Heather Martin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

If I was going to achieve these goals, I would have to understand what was holding me back from let's say... writing my book. In my mind I wanted to complete it and see it published, hopefully people would enjoy reading it, but why wasn't I writing in it now?

How to Get More Done and Be Happier

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

For many years, I worked for a crazy person. Her name is Lisa, and for a decade she was the worst boss I ever had. I confess; I'm a recovering overbooked entrepreneur, the terrible boss was me.

4 Ways to Make Massive Progress Toward Your Goals This Week

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.06.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

One of the best ways to make marked progress towards your goals is to schedule every moment of your week in advance, as in before you walk in the door to your office Monday morning.

3 Ways To Work Less And Enjoy Life More This Summer

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Even if you can't head home at noon every day, how much more fun would you have with a few extra hours per week? This isn't shooting for the moon, people -- it's very, very possible, and quite simple. If you were more efficient at the office, you'd have more time to enjoy the season.

7 Steps to an Empty Inbox

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Honoree Corder

If your Inbox has 100, 500 or even more than 1,000 emails, you may think having it cleaned up and cleaned out is only a dream ... a dream to be fulfilled when you say good-bye to email when you retire.

3 Ways Being a Lazy Dad Can Work

Richard Greenberg | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Being able to rely on our children, their judgment and the way they behave has made our job as parents a lot easier.

Loyalty and Responsibility

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

We hear so much these day about banks and companies that have become so large they are unable to manage themselves -- that there are so many layers of bureaucracy that illegal and unethical behavior can go undetected for years.

In Business You Must Delegate to Succeed

Honoree Corder | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

Most small business owners and service professionals are doing way too many things that they could, and should, be delegating to someone else. Are you in this category?

8 Ways To (Effectively) Manage Your Time

Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kevin Gray for MensJournal.com You can't change the number of hours in a day, but you can fill them more efficiently, with less stress and menta...

5 Real Life Tips for Success

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 05.07.2014 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

. It can be difficult to figure out how to be successful and how to make the most of the time that you have. Here are some real life tips for success that productive and effective people use to get the most out of their time and their lives.

'Productivity' Tricks For The Neurotic And Crazy (Like Me)

Tim Ferriss | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Tim Ferriss

Most "superheroes" are nothing of the sort. They're weird, neurotic creatures who do big things DESPITE lots of self-defeating habits and self-talk.

High-Ability Managers Save Their Shareholders Millions in Corporate Income Taxes

Allison Koester | Posted 07.01.2014 | Money
Allison Koester

Each year, the majority of public companies in the United States pay 20 to 40 percent of pretax income to the government in the form of income taxes. Paying taxes could be considered an inefficient utilization of resources.

As Summer Approaches, Here Are 5 Ways to Get to the Fun Faster

Kylah Goodfellow Klinge | Posted 06.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kylah Goodfellow Klinge

Summer doesn't relieve us of the mundane chores and duties that too often keep us inside. These tips may help. Streamlining, automating and planning may not be the buzzwords of breezy fun, but they'll get you there faster.

Which Would You Rather Be as an Organization -- Efficient or Effective?

Nourish International | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Nourish International

The difference between these two issues has been a point of contention within the sector over the last several years and the conversation is far from over.

Eight Energy-Saving Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day

Noah Horowitz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

Saving energy means power plants don't need to make as much electricity -- and that means less climate-warming pollution from the fossil fuels used to generate it.

The Simultaneous Present

Marissa Lepor | Posted 05.18.2014 | Media
Marissa Lepor

So why do we spend so much time capturing and sharing moments if they prevent us from actually living in them? Maybe it's not just about stopping and smelling the roses; maybe it's about sharing a moment with that rose and truly appreciating it.

Bob Dylan's Times, They Have a-Changed

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

That is what's so sad about the Dylan commercial. The man is pitching a product that is the antithesis of today's cool. In an age where high mpg's are the ultimate status symbol for cars for those who understand cool, Dylan's peddling a car for "the zoom and the roar and the thrust."

Sustainability, Leadership and Management Innovation

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

By integrating environmental protection into the center of urban economic development, we have begun to hardwire a healthy biosphere into a standard requirement for effective and enlightened urban governance.

Americans, Cars, and George Will's Habit of Getting It Wrong

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Mr. Will might choose to keep his head buried in the sand, but it appears that a major transformation is occurring in Americans' automobile-buying habits. Not necessarily a shift to smaller cars, but, rather, with technological innovation, a shift to those that take us more miles on less fuel -- no matter what the fuel.

The Warsaw Climate Negotiations, and Reason for Cautious Optimism

Robert Stavins | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Robert Stavins

The Warsaw meetings must be judged to be at least a modest success -- the baton was not dropped, rather it was passed successfully in this long relay race of negotiations.