Ana Maria Young

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This Is How To Actually Work Smarter, Not Harder

We’ve found eight unexpected (and counterintuitive) ways to squeeze more out of your workday.<p>Possibly no piece of productivity advice is more well-worn than the adage, “Work smarter, not harder.” Of course, the directive points to the fact that it’s not how many hours you put in at your desk that …

Time Management

6 ways to fix your to-do list when you can't seem to get anything done

To-do lists are great, until they aren't<i>.</i><p>They seem like great tools to keep us on track and remind us of what needs to get done, but most of us can admit we're better at making them than we are at accomplishing them.<p>That's because it's easy to think of things we need to do, and it feels good to …

Algorithms don't yet spare us from bias - Futurity

In journalism and criminal justice, there's a gap between the intent behind algorithms and how people actually use them.

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You’ll Need To Get Them)

As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025’s hottest job sectors (and the skills you’ll need to work in them).<p>Two-thirds of Americans believe that, in 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work humans now do. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 report, <i>The Future of Jobs</i>, estimates that 5 …

caregiving

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, …

Innovation

Balancing Pedagogy and Assessment in Competency-Based Education

Key Takeaways<p>A partnership between Excelsior College and Cengage Learning targets those with <b>some college credits but no degree</b> and not currently …

Pedagogy

Brain plasticity explained: yes, you really can change your brain

In recent years there has been a significant shift in the way we understand the brain.<p>It is one of the most studied organs of the body, but perhaps …

Jeff Bezos Offers New Details on Amazon's Delivery Drones

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos offered new information about the company’s delivery drones during the 2016 Pathfinder Awards ceremony on Saturday. The key …

Jeff Bezos

Humans are underrated

As the Pepper robot from Softbank scurries about your home or office, it reads your emotions by your words, tone of voice, facial expressions, and …

How will the world be in 2050? 17 predictions

Your News Ticker | October 27, 2016<p>Publishing Author Tech Insider has asked the British futurologist Ian Pearson (known accuracy of forecasts, whose …

Technology Will Replace Many Doctors, Lawyers, and Other Professionals

Faced with the claim that AI and robots are poised to replace most of today’s workforce, most mainstream professionals — doctors, lawyers, accountants, and so on — believe they will emerge largely unscathed. During our consulting work and at conferences, we regularly hear practitioners concede that …

Health Care

How Companies and Colleges Can Get the U.S. Back to Work

STEM students need to work in the classroom and learn in the workplace.<p>Last Friday, the Labor Department announced that the U.S. economy had enjoyed a record 76 consecutive months with job gains. Yet at the same time, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports that 5.6 million jobs remain unfilled …

Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

Looking at the executive teams we work with as consultants and those we teach in the classroom, increased diversity of gender, ethnicity, and age is apparent. Over recent decades the rightful endeavor to achieve a more representative workforce has had an impact. Of course, there is a ways to go, …

Management

Inequality is now killing middle America

Life expectancy is now declining for middle-aged white Americans, especially those with a high school education or less<p>This week, Angus Deaton will receive the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.” Deservedly so. Indeed, soon after the award was …

Economics

Games or “Gamification” in the Classroom?

<i>This guest post is written by Justin Holbrook @JustinHolbrook, a 4th Grade Teacher in Baltimore, Maryland. Check out more of his information at the</i> …

5 Technologies That Blur The Line Between Robot And Human

Welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.<p>The world's most powerful leaders in business and government gathered this week in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss one thing: How technology is rapidly infiltrating every facet of our lives -- and what this means for the future of humanity. The theme of …

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