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Three Family Gadget Essentials

I’m always on the look out for gadgets that help us be more productive or make the most of leisure time. Over the past few months my family has been testing a variety of new tech and gadgets. While some products don’t seem to click, others have become part of our everyday life.<p>The grown-ups in the …

College Prep Is Career Prep

Commentary<p>Do we want students to graduate ready for college or ready for careers? In the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, our answer is yes—because we …

Big Data Comes to the Office

“Social Physics,” the new book by Alex Pentland, a prominent computer scientist at M.I.T., purports to be about Big Data—the super-hyped (some say over-hyped) detection of statistical patterns in vast data sets. Pentland is a Big Data kind of guy. He runs M.I.T.’s Human Dynamics Lab and gives talks …

Liberal arts good path to entrepreneurship - Birmingham Business Journal

By Antrenise Cole <br>– Reporter, Birmingham Business Journal<p>Apr 30, 2014, 2:13pm CDT<p>A liberal arts education can set the groundwork for success in …

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Data Driven Journalism Course (MOOC) - Doing Journalism with Data

Learn from the best<p>Benefit from the experience of top data journalists from leading outlets and schools, including the New York Times, Zeit Online …

13 Ways To Master The Transition From College To The Real World

"I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach adulthood if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed."<p><i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> creator Bill Watterson is right about one thing: the future is unpredictable -- and most of the time, we have no idea what we're doing. Making things up as you …

The Simpsons Lego Episode Could Be the Show's Best in Years

Pop culture has been awash in a wave of Lego over the last several months, not unlike the time my older brother dumped a bin of little plastic bricks …

How To Hack Hiring

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Vivek Ravisankar</i> <b></b><i>is the co-founder of Y Combinator alumnus and TechCrunch Disrupt battlefield company</i> <i>HackerRank</i> <i>— a platform for coding contests used by programmers to hone their skills and a</i> <i>tool</i> <i>for companies to streamline their own recruiting process.</i><p>Everyone knows there’s an arms race …

Studio Ghibli Goes Old-School in Awesome 8-Bit Tributes

For famed animation director Hayao Miyazaki, turning your vision to reality has a lot less fairy dust than it does construction equipment. "The work …

The Neglected Mission of U.S. Higher Education

With the nation debating models and metrics for the federal government’s rating of America’s more than 4,000 colleges and universities, there’s one crucial area that no one talks about measuring: higher education’s role in preparing some of today’s most academically-promising 18-22 year-olds to …

Public School Students Will Look Pretty Different By 2022, Recent Projections Show

In the future, public schools are going to be less white and more Hispanic, according to recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics.<p>The report estimates that between the 2009-2010 and 2022-2023 school years, there will be a 16 percent decrease in white students, 14 percent …

One Startup's Struggle to Survive Silicon Valley's Gold Rush

Richard Barnes<p><b>It was an</b> unseasonably warm December, and somewhere nearby a rising tide in the San Francisco Bay was lifting all kite-surfers, but …

Weekend Reading: Vikingness, Silicon Valley Uncertainty, Missing the War, and More

“It was an unseasonably warm December,” Gideon Lewis-Kraus writes, in the May issue of <i>Wired</i>, “and somewhere nearby a rising tide in the San Francisco Bay was lifting all kite-surfers, but Nick Edwards and Chris Monberg were crouched at opposite rented desks in a shared coworking space near the …

Top Theoretical Physicists, R&B Singers Meet To Debate Meaning Of Forever

GENEVA—Drawing leading luminaries from the two fields, an international conference held this week at the University of Geneva brought together …

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Reading human history using ancient chicken DNA and chili peppers | Ars Technica

Studying domestication can shed light on human history.<p>More than 10,000 years ago, our ancestors began to expand their organization of food …

Ruth Marcus: Dartmouth president could give a lesson on campus behavior

If you are the proud parent of a Dartmouth student, you should send a thank-you note to President Philip Hanlon. Actually, if you are the proud parent of a college student anywhere, or one nearing college age, you should also drop Hanlon a line.<p>Because while the stemwinder of a speech that Hanlon …

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The food writer Anne Noyes Saini asked elderly residents of New York City about their memories of the city’s food. Her project is an ongoing oral …