For the past 30 years, people have thought of the American Dream in two ways: owning a home and going to college. The subprime lending crisis of 2008, however, was a clear example of people being sold the American Dream without being given the tools to realize it. The same phenomenon is true in higher […]
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You’ve heard this story — or lived it. A young Ph.D. graduate goes on the job market. She’s worked hard, and with a great portfolio — including peer-reviewed articles, presentations, teaching experience and references — she should be a shoo-in. But she’s not. Twenty applications, two interviews, zero offers. Yet her friend, a fellow graduate […]
There’s a growing skepticism about whether unconscious bias training is an effective tool to meet corporate diversity goals. Some studies have shown that that traditional diversity trainings aren’t effective, and can even backfire. Others have shown that some trainings can be effective. Clearly, not all trainings are equally good — and none are a silver bullet. But three things can help.
From Vincent Van Gogh on through Kanye West, the figure of the broody, tortured artist looms large in the popular imagination. But research suggests that the key to creativity has little to do with angst. In researching my book The Happiness Track, I found that the biggest breakthrough ideas often come from relaxation.
Long gone are the days of the lonely scientist. Today, most researchers work in teams ranging from a handful of people to more than a thousand in fields like genomics or particle physics, and scientists are increasingly being called upon to cross scientific or geographical borders. Whether it is working with a scientist from across […]