Former Google career coach: Forget finding your passion—do this instead
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Former Google career coach: Forget finding your passion—do this instead

The ubiquitous advice to “follow your passion” is well-intentioned but not very helpful, said Jenny Blake, the co-creator of Google‘s career development mentorship program, in a recent CNBC article. If you’re frustrated and not sure what you should be doing with your life, she says you may be thinking about work all wrong. “For some, the … Continue reading

‘House of Cards’ star Michael Kelly: Success isn’t always about money
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‘House of Cards’ star Michael Kelly: Success isn’t always about money

For Michael Kelly, who plays the power-hungry Doug Stamper on “House of Cards,” success isn’t about how much money you have. Setting and achieving goals is more important, Kelly told CNBC. “My mom always told me to set goals for myself,” he said. “And slowly going through and checking those things off of my list, … Continue reading

The $50,000 impact of pre-K
Culture / Education / Politics & Economics

The $50,000 impact of pre-K

  As much as preschool is about giving young children a head start in learning, it’s also about economics. For New York City, one of the country’s largest and most racially segregated school districts, the start of free preschool for all 4-year-olds has major financial implications moving forward — and some working parents are already … Continue reading

Ferguson Decision Protest Shuts Down NYC Traffic
Culture / Local News

Ferguson Decision Protest Shuts Down NYC Traffic

(By Marguerite Ward, photo © Dave Gershgorn) NEW YORK — Hundreds of protestors angry over the non-indictment of Darren Wilson took to the streets of New York on Tuesday evening, shutting down traffic going into the Lincoln Tunnel, the FDR Drive and Times Square. Cities around the country held simultaneous protests in the wake of the decision … Continue reading

Girls of Hope: Fighting for Education in Turkey
Culture / Education

Girls of Hope: Fighting for Education in Turkey

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal Turkey’s cities boast an impressive number of young female CEOs and increasing number of women in the workplace. The World Bank declares that “the gender gap in Turkey’s education system has virtually disappeared.” But a dark shadow lurks over the country’s rural Eastern and Southeastern regions, where 45 percent of … Continue reading