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Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Tony Robbins and Other Famous Motivational Speakers on How to Capture Anyone's Attention | Inc.com

There's more to be learned from great motivational speakers than what it takes to be happy in your work or at home.<p>In addition to finding new ways to improve your life and find passions in your work, you can also learn a lot about engaging an audience. And, if you work in any kind of business, …

Motivation

This 1 Piece of Advice Won't Be Popular, But It May Save Your Career | Inc.com

During this time of year, my social media feeds get flooded with new years resolution advice. Everywhere I look, there's another tip or life hack. Although I've read hundreds, I'm always curious to see if someone has stumbled upon an idea that will trump the rest.<p>Last week, I came across one that …

Motivation

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids | Inc.com

My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing jag and immediately ask me if any teachers had emailed assignments, even though he didn't …

Mindfulness

Federal officials arrest 'Dreamer' brought to US illegally as a child

US authorities have arrested an immigrant from Mexico who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and later given a work permit during the Obama administration in what could be the first detention of its kind under Donald Trump.<p>Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old with no criminal …

Immigration

Is Kroger going to buy Whole Foods?

Will $6 bottles of asparagus water soon be coming to a Kroger, Ralphs or Harris Teeter near you? Whole Foods stock shot up 5% Thursday and briefly rose again Friday on chatter that supermarket king Kroger may want to buy the troubled organic grocer.<p>But is Whole Foods (WFM) really for sale? …

Kroger

A Libyan arms dealer chased by Gaddafi’s legacy

MISURATA, Libya — The room where Moammar Gaddafi’s bloodied body once rested is now cluttered with dusty boxes, and the freezer that held his son’s corpse is long gone.<p>But the Libyan dictator and the forces unleashed by his death five years ago still drive Anwar Sawan’s life.<p>Hours after Gaddafi and …

Middle East

Hackers Have Allegedly Stolen NSA-Linked 'Cyber Weapons' and Are Auctioning Them Off

The United States government can’t seem to catch a break in cyberspace.<p>Hackers claim to have stolen attack code from a team of sophisticated cyber …

Perseid meteor shower 2016 – in pictures

The annual celestial spectacle, named Perseid because it appears to radiate from the constellation Perseus, is a result of Earth’s orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle

Astronomy

Audi's new suspension turns rough roads into electricity and saves fuel

Carmakers have already figured out how to capture the energy lost to slowing a car. It's called regenerative braking.<p>Rather than slow a vehicle with …

As Of Today, The World Has Used A Year's Worth Of Resources

Earth Overshoot Day<p>Our reserves are being depleted faster than they can be built back up.<p>Today, according to the environmental think tank the Global Footprint Network, is Earth Overshoot Day the day that we've used up as many natural resources as we can replenish in a single year.<p>In the video …

In Mexico, high avocado prices fueling deforestation

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Americans' love for avocados and rising prices for the highly exportable fruit are fueling the deforestation of central Mexico's …

Forests

‘I Was an ISIS Jihadist—Until They Arrested and Tortured Me’

A former soldier of the caliphate recounts a story equal parts ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Darkness at Noon.’<p>Abu Omar says he didn’t give a damn about …

Free Syrian Army

Brexit: a disaster decades in the making

One week ago, against the advice of its political establishment, Britain narrowly voted to leave the European Union. Within a few days, that establishment was in the process of a full-scale implosion: the country is effectively without government or opposition, shorn of leadership, bereft of …

United Kingdom

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

How to Pick Music for People on LSD, From a Scientist Whose Job That Is

Neuroscience PhD student Mendel Kaelen researches the relationship between psychedelics and music. He explains how he picks the songs.<p>Since its 60s counterculture heyday, LSD has been closely associated with music. But it's not just artistic proclivities that link them: Researchers have found that …

Here's why robots need to be able to say 'no'

At first glance, you might think they should, simply because they are machines and that's what they are designed to do.<p>But then think of all the times you would not mindlessly carry out others' instructions - and put robots into those situations.<p>Just consider:<p>An elder-care robot tasked by a …

Robotics

DNA results are in: Early humans and Neanderthals made babies together

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals may not have been as lucky as our human ancestors in the long run, but that doesn't mean the two subspecies didn't <i>get</i> lucky.<p>Scientists have discovered that Homo sapiens -- that's us -- made more babies with archaic humanlike species than initially thought. That sexual history …

Humanity

In California, Dealing With A Drought And Preparing For A Flood

As Californians hope for rain and snow to end the state's extreme drought, a decades-old rule prohibits reservoirs from filling up in the winter, so some water ends up being released.<p>The rule may sound odd given how chronically dry California is, but it's actually to prevent a bigger disaster: …

Weather

Startling new finding: 600 million years ago, a biological mishap changed everything

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/YouTube/University%20of%20Oregan/20160111/56934295e4b062a2a3e2d1e8/56934405e4b023aebdfbcf51_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1452491787699_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>If life is effectively an endless series of photocopies, as DNA is transcribed and passed on from one being …

Biology

Pope Francis urges faithful to reject materialism

Pontiff makes appeal to Christians to criticise consumerism, hedonism and the excesses of modern society<p>Pope Francis ushered in Christmas by urging the faithful to reject the materialism that pervades the gift-giving season, and to embrace "simple, balanced" values, as violence subdued festivities …

Pope Francis

Science News, Discoveries and Breakthrough Scientific Research - HuffPost Science | HuffPost

Here's what it's like when President Obama gets mad

When he's mad, President Barack Obama gets eerily quiet.<p>Reggie Love, a 26-year-old former Duke University football and basketball star, improbably became then-Senator Obama's right-hand man during his first presidential campaign in 2007.<p>Love went on to work as Obama's personal aide for five years, …

The Oxford online dictionary’s “word of the year” isn’t even a word

Sometimes, an emoji is the best way to describe how you’re feeling.<p>Oxford Dictionaries thinks so. For the first time, it has chosen an emoji as its Word of the Year. The organization said the “face with tears of joy” symbol (or  to you and me) was selected as the “word” that best captured the …

Language

Inside The California Desert Community Where Societal Rules Do Not Apply

Welcome to Slab City.<p>Slab City is an unregulated squatter settlement in the dusty Sonoran Desert, located about 140 miles east of San Diego. In a former life, it was a Marine training base, but over the past 60 years, it's become a community for hippies, rebels and misfits of all kinds. Living in …

San Diego

A 23-year-old Google employee lives in a truck in the company's parking lot and saves 90% of his income

The idea started to formulate while Brandon — who asked to withhold his last name and photo to maintain his privacy on campus — was interning at Google last summer and living in the cheapest corporate housing offered: two bedrooms and four people for about $65 a night (roughly $2,000 a month), he …

Personal Finance

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …