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The revolution that could change the way your child is taught

The video does not seem remarkable on first viewing. A title informs us that we are watching Ashley Hinton, a teacher at Vailsburg Elementary, a school in Newark, New Jersey. Hinton, a blonde woman in a colourful silk scarf, stands before a class of eight- and nine-year-old boys and girls, almost …

Teaching

Five Reasons To Invest In India

Just when you think India is due for a market correction, the dynamic duo of prime minister Narendra Modi and central banker Raghuram Rajan prove you wrong.<p>A surprising rate cut this week helped lift the Wisdom Tree India (EPI) exchange traded fund by 0.6% over the last five days, beating out the …

Stock Markets

Get ready for a 'historically unprecedented' temperature spike

Humanity is about to experience a historically unprecedented spike in temperatures.<p>That's the ominous conclusion of a vast and growing body of …

How To Meditate (And Get The Most Benefit Out Of It)

Neuroscientists and psychologists keep discovering more health benefits from mindfulness meditation. And luckily, it's a simple practice, that …

What Writing Has in Common With Happiness

The author Yasmina Reza says that Borges taught her fiction, like joy, is borne of mysterious, instinctual processes achieved in an unconscious state.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan,</b> …

The Emergence Of Small Town Angel Investing

Many have the impression that most angel investing happens in Silicon Valley, Boston and New York. I’m here to tell you that angel investing is thriving in many other places across the country. Case in point: angels in so called “flyover states” without a tradition of venture capital or cities with …

Comment on Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years by Anonymous

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Four habits to add to your 'stop doing' list

Most business owners think about creating a "start doing" list, with its endless recitations of things they could be doing more of in order for the company to be bigger, better or more profitable.<p>But there's just as much value in asking yourself, "What needs to go on my 'stop doing' list?" When you …

Rula Jebreal: Torture defenders are driving America to moral suicide

<b>Rula Jebreal (MSNBC)</b><p>The journalist and MSNBC contributor on the Senate’s CIA report — and how we close this nightmarish chapter<p>Rula Jebreal<p>December 17, 2014 9:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The release of the Senate Select Committee report on CIA torture of detainees has …

3 Promising Pathways to Finance Sustainable Cities | World Resources Institute

<i>This blog post originally appeared in TheCityFix on December 10, 2014.</i><p>Sustainable, accessible, thriving cities are within our reach. Investing in …

100 Coaching Book Recommendations, Part 2: Life Skills, Productivity, Peak Performance, and Personal Finance

In my last post I shared book recommendations for entrepreneurship, leadership and management, sales and marketing, job search, career change, and biographies of business and career success. Here are more coaching book recommendations for general life skills:<p><b>Life Coaching</b><p><i>Awaken the Giant Within:</i> …

Black poverty is state violence, too: Why struggles for criminal justice and living wage are uniting

<b>(David Nehrt-Flores)</b><p>“Black Lives Matter” doesn’t just refer to cops killing unarmed teens. Here’s why it’s expanding to mean much more<p>Sarah Jaffe<p>December 5, 2014 8:16pm (UTC)<p>For the second time in a week, the swelling protests against police brutality and an unequal criminal justice system …

'There's your new spacecraft, America': Orion splashes back to Earth after historic test

<b>UPDATE: Dec. 5, 11:35 a.m. ET</b><p>NASA ushered in a new era for American spaceflight today with its successful test flight of its new Orion …

The Spider Of Silicon Valley: Inside 'Zuck & Friends' Secret Billionaire Fund

<i>Not all financial advisors are created equal. Meet Divesh Makan, consigliere to Silicon Valley’s brightest billionaires.</i><p>In the hierarchy of the investment business, stockbrokers have long occupied a spot near the bottom of the food chain. They are the hunters and gatherers, knocking on doors to …

Test for Alzheimer's with Google-funded DNA kit

Personal genetics company 23andMe has launched in the UK, analysing customer's DNA for genetic risk factors for conditions including Alzheimer's Disease and hereditary cancers<p>Personal genetics company 23andMe has launched in the UK, giving you the chance to examine not only your genetic health and …

Panasonic Creates A Cool Sustainable City Near Tokyo

How to build a city that uses resources — water, fuel, electricity — efficiently presents a big challenge and opportunity for tech companies. Panasonic just inaugurated a town near Tokyo that is experimenting with sustainable designs, and it’s worth taking a look at what’s been done.<p>Called Fujisawa …

Latin America Tech News: November Roundup

AT&T reached an agreement to buy Mexican telco Iusacell from Grupo Salinas for $2.5 billion, CNBC reported. The deal is still subject to regulatory approvals.<p>Food delivery companies Foodpanda/Hellofood and Delivery Hero swapped acquisitions in India and in Latin America, which is what interests us …

Republican Senator: "10-Hour Operation" Was Ready To Go Last Year In Syria

Corker says the operations would have been "very targeted, very brief."<p>WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Wednesday that there was a "10-hour operation" ready to be carried out in Syria last August before President Obama announced he …

The One Thing You Should Do After Meeting Anyone New

At 24-years-old, Francis Pedraza is the co-founder and CEO of a venture-backed company, Everest. In addition, he is an advisor to 10 tech companies, each of whom he does hundreds of introductions for in return for equity.<p>It is hard to predict how my Forbes interviews will go. Most top relationships …

The future of AI? Helping human beings think smarter

<i>This article was taken from the December 2014 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …