Alex VanDuyne

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The 50 Best New Travel Apps for 2017

Choosing the right app can be just as confusing as deciding where to stay or how to get there. So we’ve combed through dozens of the latest travel …

Confessions Of A Packing Expert: 9 Business Travel Hacks

Gillian Morris is the founder and CEO of Hitlist, an app that alerts you when there are cheap flights for places you want to go. Morris travels constantly — unsurprising for a travel startup founder — and one of the most important ways that she’s able to do it and keep her sanity is by carrying the …

Age is no issue for these iconic jazz drummers

One of the darkest and funniest running jokes in the classic mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap” involves the short life expectancy of drummers, a gag …

A life of living, learning, teaching and playing the blues

Guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer Steve Freund has explored many types of music. But since his teen years, his passion has been aroused by one …

7 Must-Have Traits You Want in Your Future Leaders

Companies worldwide are experiencing a leadership shortage. The smart ones will identify leaders with these characteristics to move them forward.<p>Recent research has proven that we're experiencing a drastic leadership shortage on a global scale. Eight-five percent of companies have reported an …

This is the No. 1 trait of great leaders, says a Wharton professor who's studied thousands of executives

The less you care about your own success, the more successful you will be.<p>That's according to Adam Grant, organizational psychologist, top-rated …

Serving as a Navy SEAL taught me that resilient teams have 15 things in common

<b>• Anticipating, preparing for, adapting to, and bouncing back from adversity are key to helping any team navigate inevitable obstacles.</b><p><b>• The most resilient teams are prepared for change, which helps them last longer and thrive.</b><p>One of our SEAL brothers was shot 27 times before proceeding to dispose …

Profit

Good Leaders Are Good Learners

Although organizations spend more than $24 billion annually on leadership development, many leaders who have attended leadership programs struggle to implement what they’ve learned. It’s not because the programs are bad but because leadership is best learned from experience.<p>Still, simply being an …

The 5 Things All Entrepreneurs Wish They Were Better at

You're the founder of your company -- the idea person, the leader. But do you really have what it takes?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, your curiosity, passion and knack for creative thinking all push you to explore new ideas and break new ground …

Entrepreneurship

9 Educational Websites That Offer Open Online Courses from Top Universities

‘Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace …

We are Witnessing the Revival of Religion in Higher Education

The influence of religion within higher education is expanding. In the midst of it all there is much to celebrate, yet also a great deal to consider.<p>While some institutions have responded accordingly to the changing dynamics of religion, others are failing to cultivate a suitable learning climate, …

Higher Education

44 Favorite Books of High Achievers

Want to accomplish more? Try reaching for a good book.<p>The people who accomplish the most in life are serious about self-improvement, which often comes in the form of a good book. Here are several dozen excellent reads, recommended by high-achieving founders and executives.<p>1. <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> by …

Critical thinking: how to help your students become better learners

Want your class to make the most out of learning opportunities? Try focusing not just on the task itself, but how they approach it<p>Encouraging students to build awareness, understanding and control of their thought processes – also known as metacognition – has been identified by the Education …

Pedagogy

The Redeeming Virtues of a Phish Concert in New York

This Friday, the jam band Phish—which formed in Vermont, in 1983, and remains uniquely regarded for its improvisational prowess and zealous, wayfaring fans—will arrive in New York City for thirteen shows at Madison Square Garden, a run the group has dubbed the Baker’s Dozen. Phish knows the quirks …

Psychedelic Drugs

Mike Winkeljohn explains possible key to Conor McGregor upsetting Floyd Mayweather

If there’s an MMA coach out there who understands the intricacies of boxing well, it’s Mike Winkeljohn.<p>As a renowned striking coach at Jackson Wink …

Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s Stride

DALLAS — Usain Bolt of Jamaica appeared on a video screen in a white singlet and black tights, sprinting in slow motion through the final half of a 100-meter race. Each stride covered nine feet, his upper body moving up and down almost imperceptibly, his feet striking the track and rising so …

Marathons

Ohio's Virtual School Scandal is a Warning to the Nation

When unscrupulous operators reap huge profits from charter schools—and then invest their profits in political contributions to the state legislators …

Do We Need To Set Aside Time For Learning At Work?

For many years, one of the most celebrated innovation tools was the idea of “20% time.” The simple concept explicitly gave employees permission to work outside of the business-as-usual stuff that makes up most of their day jobs. It began at 3M and then attracted a number of high tech disciples. …

John McCain: 7 Things Great Leaders Always Do

You don't have to agree with his politics to admire the example he's set as a Washington leader.<p>When news broke last night that Sen. John McCain, Republican of Arizona, has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, an incredible bipartisan wave of support broke across the …