Arushi Sharma

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The One Thing More Important Than Work Experience

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Employment

Do we really use what we learn in school?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best way to answer a student who says, “Why are we learning this? We are never going to use geometry or Shakespeare in the real world”?</i> <i>Answer by Richard Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, author of Energy for Future Presidents.</i><p>I was …

Self-improvement

Education in America is on the cusp of a dramatic change. Will the country let it happen?

Kids these days: Are they ready for the next generation of jobs? Whether there’s truly a shortage of engineers and scientists in the global workforce, either now or in the near future, is actually still a matter of debate.<p>In the US, that speculation is certainly being treated seriously.<p>Pressure has …

Education

The First Language You Learn Changes How You Hear All Other Languages After

An MRI experiment shows that the language you hear as a baby makes a permanent imprint on your brain.<p>The first language you learn as a baby “locks in” certain patterns in your brain and affects how you will learn other languages in future. Even if you forget that first language, it will continue to …

Dear Ms Morgan: religious education must include atheism and humanism

Schools cannot prepare pupils for modern life by excluding secular beliefs from GCSE religious studies<p>There are many people in England who organise their lives without making any reference to a supernatural being. We may or may not call ourselves atheists, humanists or non-believers. Names, labels …

Religion

Why Asian 7-Eleven stores are a food lover's dream

The 7-Eleven convenience store chain may have started in the U.S. but its international presence serves a variety of cultural tastes and traditions. …

21 Healthy Meals (and Desserts) You Can Make in a Mug

The microwave gets a bad rap these days, but when you’re running late or only have 10 minutes between errands, tossing a few ingredients in a mug for …

Breakfast

Miss Manners: Parent’s social media faux pas aren’t worth correcting

<i>Dear Miss Manners: A mom takes lots of pictures of her daughters. The baby is almost 1 year old; the other is 5. She posts the photos on social media with captions such as “Baby versus girl.” The baby’s thighs are often mentioned with the nickname “Pork Chops.” The mom often refers to the</i> …

Social Media

Leading with your Heart vs. your Head

According to a Gallup poll, nearly 70% of employees report that they are not actively engaged with their jobs. Even more astonishing, this loss of …

Leadership

This Is Why You Should Take Notes By Hand Instead Of With A Laptop

If you walk into any lecture these days, you see a majority of students staring at their screens. You hear a never-ending chorus of pounding keys. …

Cover Story: Moving Images

(This video is best enjoyed in full-screen mode.)<p><i>The New Yorker</i> is arguably the primary venue for complex contemporary fiction around, so I often wonder why the cover shouldn’t, at least every once in a while, also give it the old college try? In the past, the editors have generously let me test …

Zuckerberg, Gates lead 'Breakthrough' coalition on clean energy

An elite group of private investors including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and Mark Zuckerberg have formed a coalition to help companies …

Bill Gates

The Purpose-Driven Life? No Thanks!

A lot of people these last few thousand years seem to be obsessed with something called "purpose" --especially with people having a purpose, actions having a purpose, life having a purpose.<p>Why does everyone care so much about having purpose?<p>Because the idea of purpose is part of the definition of …

Microsoft releases Dynamics CRM 2016 with technology from FieldOne, Parature acquisitions

Microsoft today announced the release of Dynamics CRM 2016, the latest version of its customer relationship management software. Available both as a cloud service and on-premises software, Dynamics CRM 2016 comes with features Microsoft has picked up through its acquisition of two companies: …

India is limiting its own innovation by sitting on a huge pile of pending patent applications

The Indian government is sitting on a growing pile of pending applications for patents and trademarks due to a staffing shortage.<p>According to data shared on Nov. 30, the Indian government currently has 246,495 pending applications for patents (up from 226,339 in July) and more than half a million …

India

This is how startups make money

Going the startup way is riskier but more straightforward than working a job. Here there’s no boss to decide what happens to you. You’re the boss. …

Money

Are any foods safe to eat anymore? Here’s the truth

Is bacon really as bad for you as cigarettes? Will coffee give you a heart attack? Do wheat-eaters suffer “brain fog”? BBC Future examines the foods, the fears – and the facts.<p>Food was once seen as a source of sustenance and pleasure. Today, the dinner table can instead begin to feel like a …

Nutrition

American capitalism is in great danger

Its vital core — capital and money markets — have been turned into dangerous, unstable casinos.<p>This will continue until the central bank-driven financial bubble bursts. We've seen this happen twice in the last 15 years. Each time, Washington calls on Main Street taxpayers to bail out Wall Street …

Economy

The mysterious startup that raised $500 million from Google has a cool website

Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented-reality startup that raised $542 million from Google, has one of the coolest websites in the world.<p>In case you haven't seen it already, this is what you see on its landing page:<p>Not much is known about Magic Leap except that its technology that can show holograms …

Augmented Reality

27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read

You've read Harry Potter 12 times now. Put it down, and read these instead.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

One Bite And You'll See Why This Cheesecake Is So Well Loved In Italy And Beyond!

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake<p>Save<p>A few bites of cheesecake normally leaves you feeling overstuffed– it’s one of the heaviest desserts out there. …

Text To Shape in Photoshop

Are you looking to make a great title slide for your next slideshow? Or perhaps a great banner image for a blog post? Photoshop has a powerful text …

Graphics

How to Create the Perfect Email Marketing Template

Whoever said email campaigns are on their way out was sadly mistaken. The truth of the matter is you still need emails and your audience still want …

PowerPoint Tips | 5 Presentation Design Trends for 2015

by Adam Noar<p>Similar to websites, presentation design trends change over time and are influenced by a number of different factors.<p>The following is a …

UI Design

15 Top Rated WordPress Themes for Bloggers and Writers

These days, building a website has become quite convenient. A lot of content-management systems and designing tools help you to create a website on …