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21 places to learn critical skills that will change your life

But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and innovative, and gives employees the ability to cope with constantly changing workplaces.<p>Lifelong learning helps us stay sharp as we age, and is also important for …

Learning

Books Becoming Movies in 2015 and 2016

When the number one and number two movies at the box office (<i>Goosebumps</i> and <i>The Martian</i>) are both based on bestsellers, it's time to check in on what else Hollywood has lifted from the literary world for our future viewing pleasure. These novel-to-movie properties are ordered from "coming soon to …

Books

Two Nobel Prize winners figured out the perfect salary for happiness

His work investigates how humanity's overall quality of life has surged in the past 100 years, thanks to global advancements of tech and healthcare, as well as Asia's incredible economic growth.<p>But he's also dug into the ways that Westerners relate to money. In a popular 2010 paper, he partnered …

Happiness

Do You Make The Right Money Calls On Vacation? Take This Quiz.

Taking a vacation? Great! Taking a vacation from smart money moves? Yikes! To avoid financial fallout, take this timely quiz.<p>If you happen to be reading this beachside, lakeside, or mountainside, bravo -- I'm a big fan of relaxing and recharging. But R&R should never come at the expense of your …

Deal Alert: US to Europe From $530 Round-Trip on Delta

<i>Airfare deals are typically</i> <i>only</i> <i>available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online</i> …

What some of the richest people in America say about the poor when they think no one is listening

A Facebook page for tony Manhattan residents is a cesspool of racist vitriol and complaints about the homeless<p>Tana Ganeva<p>August 27, 2015 9:58pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The photo shows a tiny blonde woman sitting on the sidewalk in front of a newsstand, wearing combat boots …

Michael Stipe Recommends 10 Books for Anyone Marooned on a Desert Island

<i>Image by David Shankbone</i><p>Michael Stipe’s tenure as frontman and lyricist for R.E.M. certainly revealed a literate mind. A former art major at the …

6 Books to Read Instead of (or in Addition to) the Classic Novel

“Stop having them read <i>The Great Gatsby.”</i> The weight of this statement hit me hard. First, because it came from a former student as we sat over …