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Want to Be Successful in Business? Start with Small Talk

Knowing how to make small talk is not a small deal, it turns out. Scott Hoover, associate professor of finance at Washington and Lee University explains it this way in How To Get A...

Why Passion Projects Help Students Do Better in School

I recently wrote about why a passion project can help you get into college. Here's a precursor to that topic: a passion project can actually help you perform better during the school years leading...

EP4: Why a Passion Project Can Help You Get Into College

A college admissions interviewer for a top 10 university in the U.S. shares what she looks for when interviewing undergraduate applicants. We discuss: The metrics used to gauge undergraduate applicants in an interview Why a...

How to Give a Tedx Talk (With No Professional Experience)

Ted and Tedx talks are some of the most inspirational tools around. The short, curated talks given by CEOs and other game changers have in recent years become an accessible way for young people...

Why I Started The Lemonade Post

Many kids today have fallen into the busy trap. Whether that's been self-imposed or induced, they often appear the same, like headless chickens aimlessly shuttled around from one activity to the next with no...

Should You Give Your Child Allowance?

Ryan is financially savvy, you could say. When he discovered that his mom had taken a hundred dollar bill from his wallet, he immediately demanded she pay him back – with interest. “Now you owe...

7 Habits of Highly Innovative Children

Whether you’re trying to start a business, a nonprofit or your next passion project, innovation will be at the heart of it. And what is innovation really? It's creativity spurred by change. So what...

How the Parental Support for One Child’s Dyslexia Helped Launch a Best-Selling Product

This article was first published in Creative Child Jennifer Ash was stunned walking into her son’s art class one afternoon. Max Ash, then 8, had been telling his mom for weeks about a ceramic mug...