Entrepreneur Barbie: A Doll Your Kids Can Respect?

Since her founding over 55 years ago, Barbie has held nearly every career under the sun: lifeguard, pilot, police officer, astronaut… and yes, even a McDonald’s cashier. So it came as no surprise that Mattel unveiled its latest Barbie last week at the American International Toy Fair in New York: Entrepreneur Barbie. The entrepreneur doll […]

Girls Who Code

Reshma Saujani is on a mission: to get young women in the United States interested in computer sciences. In 2011 she founded Girls Who Code, an organization providing summer programs for high school girls to immerse themselves in computer sciences. "Girls Who Code is so powerful because it enables girls to establish a connection between […]

DylanListed: Creating a Job Platform for the Differently-Abled

Dylan Rafaty, a 23-year-old entrepreneur from Dallas, has poured his heart into his independent startup, DylanListed, to create a job resource for the disabled in the American workforce. “DylanListed identifies with the need of the differently-abled community to be self-empowered in its job search, to be active participants in the business community,” Rafaty says. “Our […]

How to Become a Values-Based Leader

Values-based leadership is the solution for today’s leaders, says Harry Kraemer, the former CEO of Baxter International and professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He recently spoke on leadership from his book From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership at the Northwestern Alumni Association’s Leadership Symposium. […]

LinkedIn for Youth

LinkedIn has lowered its minimum age requirements to allow young college prospects in America who are 14 years old and up to begin networking with and exploring prospective colleges and universities. LinkedIn rolled out its new feature University Pages in September, designed to drive a new audience of young, social-networking-centered users to the professional networking […]

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn

Out this month, Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn: Life’s Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses by John C. Maxwell helps readers “learn how to learn”—from losses, failures, mistakes, challenges and bad experiences. “I want you to become a continual winner by being a habitual learner,” Maxwell says. He quotes political theorist Benjamin Barber: […]

Social Media and Anxiety

Constant social media influx is bringing to light a new anxiety condition called FOMO, the fear of missing out. FOMO is prompted by social media users who are away from or unable to check their social network accounts. In this leave of absence, users fear missing out on events, news and important status updates. Last […]

The Willpower Instinct

What is the No. 1 reason people don’t meet their goals? Willpower. The good news, though, is that this power can be studied as a science, according to health psychologist and author Kelly McGonigal. McGonigal’s new book, The Willpower Instinct, heavily based on research studies, explores willpower challenges: dieting, addiction and exercise to name a […]

The Brain Power of Productivity

How each of us thinks and learns is implicit to our productivity. Our cognitive styles influence our individual behavior, work performance, decision making and information processing. “Individual productivity is when we prioritize work responsibilities, plan ways to meet the work objective and allocate time in an effort to affect work performance, says Carson Tate, managing […]