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How Turkey Day Flexibility Can Lead to Success in Life

Jennifer Maffett | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Maffett

As much as we look forward to sharing the bounty at our holiday tables with friends and family each year, some parts of the long weekend can be a little trying.

A Shining Light for America's Returning Veterans: "Get Skills to Work"

Martin Scaglione | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Martin Scaglione

The Get Skills to Work coalition is an ideal adaptation of Right Skills Now geared for veterans -- a segment of our workforce we absolutely must support.

Employers Need to Stop Whining About the Skills Gap

Liz Ryan | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

Managers want job applicants to be able to fly and see through walls. Managers want what they want, but as my husband's friends used to say on the southwest side of Chicago, "People in Hell want ice water."

Your Own Personal Brand, Part I: Authentically You

O'Brien Browne | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Your brand is your unique and special skills, talents and know-how that raise you above the swarming masses of job seekers.

Four Ways Higher Education Can Close the Skills Gap

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

As thought leaders, the higher education community must stay ahead of the curve to prepare a workforce that will be globally competitive and equipped to meet the challenges of an unpredictable future.

How Employers Can Empower The Future Workforce

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 10.22.2012 | Education
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

The critical skills gap in the U.S. workforce has wide-ranging implications for both the current economy and businesses' ability to compete in the future global marketplace. Employers should take a hard look at training and education.

Innovative Thinking in Design Education

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.30.2012 | Education
Soren Petersen

What skills are needed for graduating industrial designers and how will these skills change by the year 2020? What innovative thinking will set the next generation of design experts apart from simple sketch monkeys?

Skills That Pay the Bills

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 09.26.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

In its two years since launch, Skillshare has become a go-to destination for both professionals and enthusiastic amateurs looking to set up classes and start teaching

Dave Jamieson

Minding The Gap: Getting The Right Workers Into The Right Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

America remains in the midst of an unemployment crisis. Despite private-sector job gains in recent months, nearly 13 million people are still looking ...

Your Start-Up Life: "Find What You Love to Do"

Rana Florida | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle is a modern day super hero. His beneficiaries aren't just animals but people too, who can achieve a better and truer kind of humanity by changing the way we treat the creatures we share the planet with.

Science And Tech: Not The Only Ways To Innovate

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.15.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Meredith Wade We’ve all heard the statistics: in 2009, America ranks 31st out of 65 nations for basic science skills and 23 out of 65 for bas...

The Creative Compact

Richard Florida | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business
Richard Florida

The tectonic upheavals our economy is enduring are the result not just of financial shenanigans by the global One Percent, but of a deeper and more fundamental shift -- the passing of the old industrial order as it gives way to the emerging Creative Economy.

Creativity Is the New Economy

Richard Florida | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business
Richard Florida

It's common to say we are now living in a post-industrial information or knowledge economy. But the shift is actually deeper and more thorough-going than that.

What Have Economists Learned About Indigenous Peoples?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Does attachment to cultural values and traditions that never change help you or hurt you in a market economy that is always changing?

You vs. Meryl Streep: Confronting Barriers as a Public Speaker

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 08.18.2012 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

No matter how fantastic or compelling their expertise, I hear many women say: "My expertise is incomplete. I'm not good enough. I don't know enough." Here's how to change that attitude.

U.S. Turns To Germany For Help With Jobs Crisis

Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

The solution to America's jobs crisis may need to be imported. The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. policymakers are paying more attention to ...

Preventing the Loss of Key Talent

Ed Lawler | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

Jobs don't have a worth; individuals do, and at a time of economic expansion it is particularly important that individuals be paid what they are worth in the market. How about long-term employment relationships and job security?

The Lingering Global Crisis and the New Poor

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

The lingering global crisis is forcing us to rethink the objectives and the tools of social policy. Past meltdowns in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin-America provide us with some good hints on what to expect and how to respond.

Figuring Out the Most Efficient Way to Practice, One Molecule at a Time

Gary Marcus | Posted 04.13.2012 | Science
Gary Marcus

When trying to learn a musical instrument, master a foreign language, or just study for an exam, the rate-limiting step is often memory. The faster you can convert new information into new memories, the faster you can master new skills.

Wanted: Better Employees

Jeff Selingo | Posted 02.12.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

Employer unhappiness with college graduates is nothing new. Still, with three million unfilled jobs in a bad economy, it stands to reason that some employers are having difficulty finding the right workers.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Mixed Message From The Fed On The Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

The markets perked up today on news that the Federal Reserve would step in and provide some limited assistance to Europe. The Dow Jones Industrial Ave...

A Generation of CEOs Who Don't Know How to Raise Wages

Dean Baker | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Since it would be rude to imply that CEOs are not being honest when they complain about the lack of skilled workers, we should assume that they don't know how to raise wages.

It's Time for a New Model for Our Schools

Stanley S. Litow | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact
Stanley S. Litow

A new study confirms what teachers, parents, and public and private sector leaders have known for years: A postsecondary education is now the gateway to the middle class.

The Most Important Item on Your Kids' Back-to-School List

Sam Sommers | Posted 10.22.2011 | Parents
Sam Sommers

When you start your own back-to-school shopping this month -- for your kids or for yourself -- don't forget the most important item on that list: the right mentality.

Why Are Young, Educated Americans Going Back to the Farm?

Turnstyle | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
Turnstyle

Photo Credit: Nelson Harvey/Turnstyle Two farmers smile in Paonia, Colorado. Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information servi...