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For Teens, Is Any Job A Good Job?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Ashley Williams Eight bucks an hour plus tips. Drake Elliot says it’s not so bad to be a pizza delivery driver. Especially since the job co...

Getting Our Youth Back to Work: Policy Lessons From Around the World

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 07.27.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

Without the right skills, people will languish on the margins of society, technological progress will not translate into economic growth, and countries can't compete in the global economy.

Teaching Our Children to Be Joyfully Mediocre

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Bruce Reyes-Chow

We forget that sometimes, whether it is kicking a ball in soccer, making music with a violin or expressing oneself through drawing, joy can be found in the act of doing those things, and not the trophy, the applause or the recognition.

8 Skills Every Entrepreneur Should Have

Neal Jenson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

Time is a finite resource, making it very valuable. You cannot repurchase or reproduce time once it has been used. You must understand and be ready for the actual volume of decisions you will be making as an entrepreneur.

When -- and How -- Did Business Become the Enemy?

John Friedman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
John Friedman

Is this just rationalization for not advancing people (or shipping jobs overseas), a justification to avoid feeling guilty about not passing the reigns to a generation champing at the bit for their turn to be in charge, or something more?

Remember the Alamo (and More)

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 06.09.2013 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

MEMRISE IS LOOKING TO CREATE A WORLD OF MEMORY CHAMPIONS Joshua Foer's 2012 bestseller Moonwalking with Einstein recounts his year spent training for...

Disruptive Difference: World Education Leaders Unite At Global Education and Skills Forum

Vikas Pota | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Vikas Pota

As a professional conference go-er, the Global Education & Skills Forum reminded me very much of the World Economic Forum's Annual Summit in Davos for its professionalism, and high caliber of delegates.

The Fitness Myths That Hold You Back, and How to Succeed: Myth 5 -- Practice Makes Perfect

Anat Baniel | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

There is no question that in order to become skillful at any sport or fitness activity, you need to participate in and practice the activity. But if that is all that is required -- practice, practice, practice -- how come not everyone that practices a lot excels at what they do?

Because He Can

Garret Kramer | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

The best leaders allow instincts to flourish. They understand that there's more than one way to field a ball, score a goal, or do anything for that matter.

Acting for Stage Is Acting for Life

Selina Wang | Posted 05.11.2013 | College
Selina Wang

Even if you have no desire to ever be on-stage or in front of a camera, some rules for successful acting can be applied to leading a successful life.

Gender Equality Pays Off in Brazil

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Brazil's success in reducing poverty and income inequality has been widely reported in recent years. What is less known is that there has also been progress in lessening gender inequality in the past two decades.

You Can Be Constipated on LinkedIn but Not Happy

Adam Pervez | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Adam Pervez

I started wondering what other skills I could find listed on LinkedIn if something as basic and universal as happiness wasn't available.

CareerEdge Uses Sector-Based Approach to Close Florida's Skills Gap

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAs a single mother and soon-to-be, first-time grandmother, Maria desperately needed to find work. Unfortunately, she'd been out of the workforce so long, her skills were no longer applicable to the marketplace.

Great Employees Are Not Replaceable

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

It isn't the technology or the product that make a company great, it's the people. And companies who see their good employees as "replaceable" are wrong.

Expanding Opportunities for Better Jobs in Atlanta

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMore than 630,000 families across the 13-county region are not financially self-sufficient. They are headed by adults who lack the education, training and experience needed to fill middle-skill jobs that pay enough to support a household.

Understanding the Role of Luck in Our Lives

Michael J. Mauboussin | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Michael J. Mauboussin

Whether you're placing bets on a hot player in your rotisserie baseball league or a hot fund in your investment portfolio, recognize that good luck is unlikely to persist.

One Way to Change the World

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

"You see that guy over there?" I asked one of my daughter's teachers, who's fast becoming a family friend. "The one with the blonde hair?" She did. "H...

Dr. Toy Talks About Why Classic Toys Are Important©

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Have you noticed how many of the toys that you played with as a child are still available now to share with your children? These classics have lasted over time. The joy of sharing a toy with your child that you once played with is a special treat.

Can Prior Learning Assessment Help Solve the Talent Mismatch?

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

How can employers fill the jobs they need and how can individuals make sure they have the skills and education necessary to fill those jobs? 2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif

How to Make the Most of the New Year

Nicole Williams | Posted 03.26.2013 | Women
Nicole Williams

The "get out of debt" resolution we've had on the list since college may have something to do with the fact that we haven't negotiated a raise. Or that we haven't "met a new boyfriend" because we haven't extended ourselves and met anyone new professionally or otherwise in the last year.

What Would Make You Feel Financially Secure?

Women & Co | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women
Women & Co

Whether it's a good paycheck, cash from investments or even the lottery, the women in Citi's LinkedIn group want to know that they have the cash flow to do better than simply cover their bills every month.

If You Want Older People to Work Longer, You Have to Give Them Jobs

Christina Patterson | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business
Christina Patterson

We need people in "human resources" to realize that you're still "human" when you're over 50, and to be trained in how to recruit and train employees who are older than them.

New Year and Old Yearnings

Jag Bhalla | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jag Bhalla

Certain virtues are certainly rational. It is an unskilled use of reason to think otherwise. Or to fail to at least try to act accordingly.

3 Strategies For Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

Joy Weese Moll | Posted 03.03.2013 | Fifty
Joy Weese Moll

As anyone who has tried to keep a resolution knows, change is hard. Many of us over 50 have given up long ago on the idea that making a New Year's resolution is a path to anything but disappointment. It may be time to try again, however.

The Skill of the Age

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

What is the chief skill needed to not just survive, but thrive in today's world? No one would argue that things aren't rapidly changing -- arguably more than at any other time in history. As a result, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up and, in some cases, keep together.