April

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‘We’re not hippies, we’re punks.’ School that has projects, not subjects, on the timetable

Finland’s answer to a slip in standards is to put more ‘joy’ into the curriculum. We visit a school in Yorkshire that aims to show the UK could do the same<p>‘New core curriculum for basic education emphasises the joy of learning,” reads a recent headline on a government education website. This new, …

Education

3 Ways to Have a Bigger Impact in Your Personal and Professional Life

Oh, and these strategies also minimize stress, which is no small thing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my travels all over the world, speaking to different organizations of all sizes, there are two common questions that I always seem to receive at some point before …

Productivity

The Science Behind What Really Drives Performance (It's Going to Surprise You) | Inc.com

Imagine you could have a skill where--in any given conversation with colleagues, clients, or subordinates--you could be keenly aware of, and even experience, their feelings and thoughts.<p>Sounds like some X-Men-like psychic superpower right? Well, what if I told you that anyone can have this uncanny …

Empathy

Geometric and Colorful 2D Illustrations of Cities

Scott Uminga, Canadian 2D illustrator and visual artist, creates artworks that represent cities and landscapes. Layers of geometric forms give life …

13 great tools for pitching to clients

Giving the perfect pitch is never easy. You have to know your subject inside-out. You have to grab people’s attention and know the answer to all …

Animated Movies

10 Expert Tips To Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet

A one-item to-do list, smarter ways to email, and productive procrastination: We’ve gathered the best ways to get more done this year.<p>There is no one definitive strategy to being productive, and it may take a little trial and error to find what works best for you. But if you’ve resolved to make …

Time Management

5 Digital Marketing Trends Worth Paying Attention To In 2017 | Inc.com

As the new year begins, it's crucial that you look back at 2016 and really review what worked, what didn't, and most important how you should shift your strategy to be successful in 2017.<p>We are in a fascinating time for marketing these days, with the landscape changing as rapidly as tech software. …

Marketing

Why My Company Started Helping Our Best Employees Quit

This company sits down with every employee who’s stayed for three years to plan their career options–within the firm and without.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 10 Best Business Lessons of 2016. Click here to read the full list.</i><p>In a recent <i>Wall Street Journal</i> article, <i>Superbosses</i> author …

Employee Engagement

10 Useful TED Talks Every Designer Must Watch

Design, in general, is one of the jobs that receive the biggest flow of daily inspiration. Each day you encounter advertisements on the street, modern architecture, and commercials with stunning graphics. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed.<p>If you’re seeking for professional inspiration, provided …

TED Talks

How crowdfunding will transform inner cities

It’s been only six months since Regulation Crowdfunding was legalized, and it’s already proving to be highly successful funding source for new businesses. 50 percent of companies that have closed on their financing hit their minimum funding target. That 50 percent success rate is far greater than …

How to Kill Your Team's Motivation Without Really Trying | Inc.com

When it comes to motivation, everyone thinks they are the expert--there are hundreds of blogs, articles and books on the subject.<p>It's a genuine problem in a lot of organizations--I have been brought in countless times as a consultant and coach to help motivate a team.<p>But--as I've been saying for …

Leadership

Free e-book: Web UI Design Patterns 2016 (Vol. 1)

Web UI Design Patterns 2016<p>Volume 1: User Input, Controls, Navigation<p>38 of the most useful web UI patterns thoroughly deconstructed into tips and use …

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that …

OK Go’s New Music Video is 4.2 Seconds of Crazy Slo-Mo Footage

Explosions! Colored Paint! Water balloons!<p>Once again, OK Go just proved they’re music video wizards — and this time they did it in just 4.2 seconds. …

Videography

Sexist Men Are More Likely To Have Mental Health Problems, Study Finds

Toxic masculinity isn’t just bad for women.<p>Men who see themselves as having power over women or adhering to “playboy” behavior are significantly more likely to have psychological problems than those who conform less to masculine gender norms ― and they’re also less likely to seek help, according to …

Mental Health

3 Myths Entrepreneurs Need to Stop Believing Right Now

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

5 Morning Habits to Boost Your Productivity All Day Long

The first half hour of your morning could set the tone for the rest of the day, so use it wisely. Even if you aren’t a morning person, don’t waste …