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Building the soft skills for success

It is hard to succeed in life without skills in reading and math, but they are not the only ones that count or the only ones children learn in …

Read the letter Bill Gates sent to Microsoft employees for the company's 40th anniversary

On April 4th, 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen started a little company named Microsoft. You probably know the story from there: Gates went on to become the wealthiest man in the world, and then gradually pulled back from his company to focus on broad philanthropic efforts through the Bill & Melinda …

Bill Gates

The Importance of Words in Educational Change

The language of education has an enormous impact on how educators shape conversations about change in schools. That makes sense - words and how they …

Education Technology

7 Ways to Engage Students With bulb

Finding safe, easy ways for students to share their classwork online is always a challenge. Whether the issue is lack of student privacy or complex …

Parents of Successful Kids Have These 7 Things in Common

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Anybody who has kids — or hopes to — wants them to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things in the professional world.<p>While there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a …

Self-improvement

How to parent like a Greek

1. Mealtimes are to be respected.<p>Greek parents insist on their children eating as much as possible, and maintain that if kids leave even one morsel …

You Don’t Know Grit!

There’s a really huge myth that kids come to class with zero experience in the grit area…that somehow “struggle in school work” is supposed to …

Self-improvement

10 Tips for Using Visual Media to Improve Your Business - Small Business Trends

Interesting visuals can make a huge impact on your website and online marketing efforts, whether they be photos, videos or other forms of media. …

U.S. News | Latest National News, Videos & Photos

Couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' case convinced more suspects still out there: Part 6<p>California city to settle with couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' …

New York City

6 American habits I lost when I moved to Peru

1. Ordering seafood past 2 p.m.<p>Listen, I grew up in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania, where buying truly “fresh” seafood was never an …

The making of Michelle Obama: Book review

Book review: A biography of Michelle Obama traces her mostly happy journey from the south side of Chicago to the White House<p><i>MICHELLE OBAMA: A …

Harvard Law School

Top 10 Booze-Infused Getaways

Vacations are all about letting loose, so it's no surprise that more and more travelers are opting for locations known for their libations. Whether you're a former keg stand champion with an affinity for beer, prefer to sip wine while soaking up culture or only like liquor when it's used for an …

Cabo San Lucas

Finland's Latest Educational Move Will Produce a Generation of Entrepreneurs

Last Friday marked the fifth anniversary of the iPad, a device heralded for triggering the broad adoption of tablet computers and for further …

Don't Become a Teacher, Advises Award-Winner Nancie Atwell

<i>Updated</i><p><i>Editor's note, June 25: Read Atwell's recent letter to the Education Week editor, "Nancie Atwell on the Common-Core Debate and Her Advice to</i> …

Teaching

Making It Rain On Them… History Is Made As Black Swimmers Sweep 100 At NCAA D1 Championship

Three African American Women Sweep The 100 At NCAA Championship<p>Remember that old myth that black girls don’t swim because we don’t want to mess up …

Swimming
Central America

Phuket, Thailand: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Phuket, Thailand is an island that's rapidly developing and changing. It's no secret paradise anymore, as tourists from all over the world come in droves to soak up the sun and play at the beaches.<p>We have lived in Phuket, Thailand for almost three months and have really enjoyed our time here. …

Thailand

9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 …

National Parks
Education

Spying on students? Education publisher Pearson monitoring social media activity

One of the world’s largest education publishing companies, which crafted the standardized tests for the new Common Core curriculum, has been monitoring social media accounts to see if students refer to their exams.<p>Pearson -- a British-based publishing house with it's U.S. headquarters in New Jersey …

Education

Adventurous couple eats way through 20 countries | CNN Travel

Travel

Marketing: 5 Easy, Actionable PR Tips for Small Businesses

Press relations are not always a strong point for small businesses, since they don’t have an entire media relations department like many large …

Public Relations

How to Find an Idea for a Business | Inc.com

Jeremy Gutsche is the Toronto-based founder of Trend Hunter, a website dedicated to spotting trends. Gutsche has just come out with a book on curating ideas called <i>Better & Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas</i>. I took the opportunity of his book launch to quiz Gutsche on how entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

Three Startup Books To Buy Today

As a huge reader, I love the recent plethora of startup / entrepreneurship books. I’m involved in three new ones – one that I’ve co-authored, one …

Startups

5 Secure Apps for Running a Small Business

88 percent of cloud of mobile applications are unsanctioned or not monitored by IT. Are you making sure your data is secure?<p>No matter the type of business that you own, security should always be at the top of your mind. At the same time, you also have to rely on affordable mobile apps to keep your …

Apps

25 Tools to Make Your Company Look Bigger Than it Is | Inc.com

Being a small company has its upsides. You're fast and nimble, and you don't have any bureaucracy mucking up your ability to get things done. However, being big has one advantage: increased credibility in the eyes of many consumers. So how can a small company appear bigger than it is? Victoria …

Small Business