Best of the web: Leaving people off the Forbes 30 under 30 list; Why inheritance shouldn’t be an alternative to hard work

Forbes 30 under 30 List

This week saw the release of the Forbes 30 under 30, “a tally of the brightest stars in 15 different fields, all under the age of 30”.  As with all lists, there’s more controversy about who isn’t on the list than who is. List editor Matthew Herper explains in this article why he decided to omit wunderkind Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old who created a prototype cancer diagnostic test and won the top $75,000 prize at Intel’s annual high school science fair.

Six habits of remarkably likeable people

Want to be a charming, genuine person who can make a room full of people smile? Jeff Haden sets out six habits in Inc. which will transform you into just that. From embracing the power of touch to “social jiu-jitsu”, Haden’s got you covered.

Inheritance should not be an alternative to hard work

Robin Harding argues in the Financial Times that sluggish economic growth is leading to increased emphasis on inherited wealth. For some people, Harding says it is becoming an alternative to employment. He predicts rising pressure to cut inheritance taxes, but says governments should stand firm in the interests of equality. 

12 apps you should delete from your phone in 2014

Unless you are super organised, it’s likely you’ve got a heap of apps on your smartphone just wasting space and battery life. Vanity Fair has highlighted the worst offenders. Delete them now. Just do it. 


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