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Problem-Based Learning: Six Steps to Design, Implement, and Assess

Twenty-first century skills necessitate the implementation of instruction that allows students to apply course content, take ownership of their …

Pedagogy

5 Things Smart Business People Never Say

If a saying is old or common enough, people tend to accept it without much thought. Advice like "always follow your heart" and "what they don't know won't hurt them" isn't only wrong; it's dangerous.<p>I spoke recently with Alexander Kjerulf, founder of Woohoo Inc. Kjerulf is recognized as an expert …

Employment

14 ways 20-somethings should invest their time to set themselves up for long-term success

It was good advice when Ben Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this time?<p>We …

Self-improvement

4 Timeless Ways to Boost Your Intelligence

Although intelligence means something different to everyone, psychologists and scientists have tried to pin it down to just our IQ, as if a number …

Self-improvement

The 9 worst money mistakes to make in your 20s

"Every person, and especially every entrepreneur, should embrace failure with open arms," writes Richard Branson. "It is only through failure that we learn."<p>Of course, there are caveats to such broad advice — especially when it comes to money.<p>Here are nine money-management mistakes you might make …

Personal Finance

9 tricks to motivate yourself to reach your goals

Maybe your boss has set a due date for a project report or your personal trainer is shouting at you while you power through push-ups.<p>But sometimes motivation needs to come from within. Your boss won't always be hovering over you asking for status updates on your project report — you have to make …

Virginia Tech

This tree-covered Italian skyscraper gives new meaning to 'green architecture'

The 256-foot and 344-foot towers are covered head to toe in more than 700 trees and 90 species of plants, an achievement that was ingenious enough to land Bosco Verticale second place in this year's Emporis Skyscraper Award.<p>During the winter, sunlight can easily pass through the bare plant life and …

Skyscrapers

14 Life-Changing Reasons To Work Out Right Now

None of which include the words "beach bod."

Weight Loss

How much you should save to retire in New York City, San Francisco, and 8 other expensive US cities

That's according to SmartAsset's recent report, which determined the average savings needed to retire in the least affordable cities for retirees, assuming a 30-year retirement.<p>Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Council for Community and Economic Research, SmartAsset calculated …

San Francisco

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Self-improvement

14 Beauty Industry Insiders Share Their Favorite Drugstore Buys

Looking good doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag.<p>Nope, you don’t have to spend a ton of money on skin-care, hair, or makeup products to look great. There are plenty of amazing items lining the walls of your local drugstore. We asked 14 beauty bloggers, editors, and industry pros for their …