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Teen Math Whiz to Receive a Master’s Degree Before Even Finishing High School

A 17-year-old high school senior will be receiving her Master’s degree even before she gets her high school diploma a month from now.

Stephanie Mui will receive her Master of Science degree in mathematics at George Mason University on Saturday, making her the university’s youngest graduateEven more impressive is the fact that Mui has already earned her Associate of Science degree and her Bachelor of Science degree as well.

Why Starting 2017 With Negativity Might Actually Be a Good Thing

Ah, the perils of negative thinking. We’ve heard them time and again, especially in today’s society that advertises unrelenting optimism as the only ticket to “the great life.” Go to the nearest bookstore and you’ll find at least one title selling positivity as a “power,” “recipe” or “secret” to success.

In essence, it’s a valid argument. But to assert that optimism always yields favorable results is akin to turning a blind eye to an existence run by polarities. Arguably, everything in this world is either good or bad, and the only answer that truly ever leads to a definite decision is one among yes or no. Did “maybe” ever get you anywhere?

Billionaire Jack Ma: If You’re Still Poor at 35, It’s Your Fault

The rise of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is China’s most important Cinderella story today. From struggling to get a job at KFC to growing a multi-billion dollar online marketplace from his tiny apartment, Ma struggled for over a decade to grow his empire and now shares his brutally honest wisdom to anyone hungry enough to listen.

The following story told by Ma comes from an op-ed article originally published in Chinese and translated by Vulcan Post.

How to Deal With Haters and Negativity

From a young age, I was an outgoing person. I made an effort to make friends with the other kids in my neighborhood and at school, and I was eager to learn. In short, I had no fears about putting myself out there. 

I believed everyone else was in the same boat, feeling the same way, doing the same things. I felt like other people must want to connect with each other too, and it excited me to hear what they had to say. I really loved to speak my mind and never really worried about being judged for it.

How a Humble Mexican Janitor Accidentally Invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and Changed His Life Forever

Behind every bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is the rags to riches story of an immigrant man who worked as a factory janitor and became a top-level executive after coming up with an incredibly genius idea.

Richard Montanez, a Mexican native, began working at the Frito-Lay Rancho Cucamonga plant in California as a janitor in 1976. Today, he is the executive leading multicultural sales and community promotions across PepsiCo’s North American divisions.

8 Highly Successful People Who Wear the Same Thing Every Day

There are many reasons why successful people like entrepreneurs, celebrities and artists wear the same thing everyday. These reasons can range from making life simpler to just being smart with your money. However, there are also scientific reasons behind it.

Daniel Levitin, cognitive neuroscientist and author of “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload”, told Daily Mail that making tough decisions requires neurons to burn glucose.

How a Mother’s Hard Work Made Leonardo DiCaprio One of Hollywood’s Greatest Actors

Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio, 41, may be known for his lavish life and dating beautiful Victoria’s Secret models, but many might not know that he grew up in a rough part in Los Angeles surrounded by crime, poverty, drug use and prostitution. DiCaprio has stated on many occasions that he would never have survived growing up if it wasn’t for the incredible support of his mother, Irmelin DiCaprio.

The Oscar-nominated actor is known for his poignant roles in classic films including “Titanic,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and “The Revenant.” He has earned recognition for his work at the Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA and countless more.