Why Education Does Not Always Equal Social Mobility

Why Education Does Not Always Equal Social Mobility

Educators around the world, particularly those in secondary schools, often default to a compelling story when they are trying to motivate their students: Work hard, achieve well and you will secure a successful future with attractive job prospects.

Demand For People Skills Is Growing Faster Than Demand For STEM Skills

Demand For People Skills Is Growing Faster Than Demand For STEM Skills
Advances in digital technology are changing the world of work. It has been estimated that more than 40% of human workers will be replaced by robots. This probably overstates the scale of displacement, but developments in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning will affect all sectors of the economy.

The Two Worlds We Inhabit: Inner World and Outer World

The Two Worlds We Inhabit: Inner World and Outer World
Are there two worlds? Now, I know you think I've lost my mind. I'm too far out there -- He's talking about the existence of two worlds! The two worlds I'm talking about are the outer and inner world. There is a physical plane, which we live in everyday. And there is the inner world, which is a different one altogether.

Reclaiming Your Voice and Fulfilling Your Potential

Reclaiming Your Voice and Fulfilling Your Potential
About a decade ago it occurred to me that I was in an on-again-off-again relationship — with my own voice. Maybe you can relate? Perhaps you feel as if you are tap-dancing on eggshells as you strive to be liked and to give the right answers. Or maybe you spend a lot of time hoping, with every cell in your body, that nobody will call you out for not being enough of whatever you conjecture other people want you to be.

Does Genetics Have Anything To Do With Success At University?

Does Genetics Have Anything To Do With Success At University?
Many people can vividly remember being 18 and tentatively opening that envelope containing crucial information about the future. On the surface, it’s strange to think that genes have anything to do with it – but our new study, published in Scientific Reports, reveals that genetic factors influence both university enrolment and achievement.

Why The World Needs More Women CEOs

Why The World Needs More Women CEOs
Female CEOs of large firms are a rare breed. In the US in 2015, there were more CEOs called John running big companies in the US than women. In 2016, there were only six female CEOs in the firms covered by the FTSE 100 index and 12 in the FTSE 250 index

Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to Dreams

Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to Dreams
A desire is anything we have wanted to do, have, or be. The distinction between desires and dreams has become as blurred as the difference between believing and knowing, looking and seeing, and hearing and listening. In the case of desires and dreams, they are actually worlds apart...

How To Make A Good First Impression

How To Make A Good First Impression

Going to university for the first time can be a daunting experience for anyone. The biggest fear many have is leaving their old friends behind and having to meet lots of new people from all walks of life. The prospect of living with complete strangers is enough to make anyone nervous – especially if their culture is alien to you.

Why Some Women Prefer Intentional Invisibility At Work

Why Some Women Prefer Intentional Invisibility At Work
Professional women have strong reasons to ignore recommendations that urge them to have a more visible presence at work, according to a new study. While research has shown that visibility in the workplace is critical for professional advancement, the reality is that for some women, it’s easier said than done.

How The Everyday Commute Is Changing Who We Are

How The Everyday Commute Is Changing Who We Are
Few activities that bead our everyday lives have earned such dubious notoriety as commuting. That the words “hell” and “nightmare” are sometimes invoked to describe journeys to and from work indicates just how disparaged this part of our lives often is. Commuting has become such a routine part of our daily lives that we don’t stop to think about what it may offer us.

How To Make Your Dreams Come True

How You Can Make Your Dreams Come True
You can make your dreams come true. Persistence is the key word and the magic key to success in any endeavor. Never give up. If you believe in your dreams, you must pursue them with zeal, tumbling any blocks in your way with pure love and joy for the chase!

Heal Your Fears and Emotions About Money

Heal Your Fears and Emotions About Money
A major challenge to healing emotions regarding money is that many of us have learned poor coping skills when it comes to money, often stemming from our cul­tural and societal conditioning. Often we block our neg­ative emotions by denying their existence, by pushing them aside, or by trying to ignore them altogether. Of course, these avoidance techniques only work for a pe­riod of time. 

How You Too Can Find Life Balance, Harmony, and Joy

How To Find Life Balance, Harmony, and Joy
As I sit at the computer, reading my email, I am also blow drying my hair, typing with one hand. My back starts to ache from sitting in one position for too long. As I tune into my body, I realize that this is insane... That I am somehow pursuing goals instead of living in joy. That I have lost...

Contemplation on Success: Stop Trying and Start Doing

Contemplation on Success: Stop Trying and Start Doing
In many of our life's endeavors we say, "Oh well, I tried", and take our failure as "a lesson to be learned". Too often, we conclude that the lesson is, "I better not try that again". Perhaps the real lesson is that we didn't really try. Maybe we only made a halfhearted attempt and life gave us back exactly what we gave to it.

What Are Your Talents and Strengths?

What Are Your Talents and Strengths?You, like everyone, have special talents that equip you for a creative, fulfilling life. Some of your talents have emerged naturally—abilities that simply are second nature for you. However, many other strong points have required some work or training...

Creating Team Work and Community Every Day, Everywhere

Creating Team Work and Community Every Day, EverywhereIn my town, we had to team up if we wanted to get anything done. Since there weren’t that many kids in my school, if we wanted to have a basketball team, everyone had to join, even if some weren’t good at it. Similarly, if we wanted to put on a play, every kid had to take part in the drama club so we could get the show on the stage...

Is Freelancing The Future Of Employment?

Is Freelancing The Future Of Employment?Today, freelancers represent 35% of the United States workforce. In the European Union, the rate is 16.1%. Both figures demonstrate the same global trend: from creative entrepreneurs to those paid by the task, freelancing is on the rise worldwide.

3 Ways To Improve Your Mental Well-Being At Work

3 Things To Improve Your Mental Well-being In WorkStress and pressure in work is not the same as at home, so those with mental health issues who are still in work need a different kind of help. In the workplace, employees can be subject to tight deadlines and heavy workloads, and may potentially be in an environment where there is a stigma against talking about mental health.

Why Material Success Can Never Be Enough

Why Material Success Can Never Be EnoughFalse success means abandoning what is in your heart for the lure of money and security. When we primarily strive for more and more money or possessions, we will never get enough to satisfy. Whatever we gain in material success will never be enough, because these desires for "more" arise from...

How To Get Out of Self-Sabotage and Limiting Belief Systems

How To Get Out of Self-Sabotage and Limiting Belief SystemsFrequently, people experience unexplained behavior that some would describe as self-sabotage. It’s like having in your subconscious mind a little gremlin who is very mischievous. Every once in a while, he does something odd — usually at an inappropriate time — over which you seem to have no control. At least that’s...

Three Simple Steps For When You're Feeling Stuck

When You Don’t Know What to Do Next...Do ever feel stuck or unsure what to do next? All of us have felt that feeling, of not being sure what to do next. Whether it is feeling unsure what to do next for the day, or what to do next in life, confusion about “next steps” can leave us feeling stagnant, confused, frustrated, or even depressed. I’ve found that when...

You Have Ideas for a Reason

You Have Ideas for a ReasonDid you ever have the experience of seeing a movie for which you had a very similar or even exact idea? Did you ever think of an invention, and then a year or so later, that exact invention came out, created by someone else?

How Hot-deskers Feel Like Homeless Workers

How Hot-deskers Feel Like Homeless WorkersIf you work in an open-plan, hot-desking environment, you have probably at some point found yourself trudging through the office, clutching your belongings, in search of a free desk. This feeling of homelessness is an increasing issue...

It’s Not About The Website

It’s Not About The WebsiteThe business and relationship situations in your life do not have a life or reality of their own. They are reflections of your psyche, the images you hold about yourself projected onto the screen of the world. As James Allen stated, “We think in secret and it comes to pass. Environment is our looking glass.”

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