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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany<p>Anton Oberländer is a persuasive speaker. Last year, when he and a group of friends were short of cash for a camping trip to Cornwall, he managed to talk Germany’s national rail …

Teaching

4 Hacks for Writing an Article That Sounds Genius (And Actually Is)

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>These days, if you’re not writing great quality content, you’re sunk. Your readers are smart people. They deserve content that is well-researched, highly informative, and worth their time.<p>You may not be a genius, but your writing needs to sound like …

Google Scholar

44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic)

In today’s mobile landscape, where unfocused pedestrians regularly walk into walls and a majority of Americans prize their beloved gadgets above sex, smartphones have come to serve for many as dangerous agents of distraction. But when optimally harnessed, they can serve as powerful productivity …

Apps

Stop Facebook From Going Through Your Browsing History in 3 Easy Steps

We all know that Mark Zuckerberg and his Facebook buddies are prying into our personal data a bit more than they should. Even when there was no …

The 1000-Rep Arm Workout

Here's what you need to know...<p>Matt Kroc used this program to take his arms over the 21-inch barrier after switching from powerlifting to …

Follow This Chart to Know If You Can Use an Image from the Internet

When you find a picture online that would be perfect for your project, it's hard to know whether you're allowed to use it. Follow this flow chart to …

10 Must-See Videos on Business, Creativity and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On the unpredictable road of entrepreneurship, it can be immensely helpful to receive guidance and advice from those who have traveled those roads already.<p>Their experiences, distilled into teachable information, can help the rest of us …

Leadership

12 Things You Should Do on Your Personal Google+ Account Right Now

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Like it or not, Google+ is becoming more important in the digital marketing landscape. Google+ is not just a Facebook redux. Instead, it comprises a huge part of the social milieu of your online existence. Google+ has subtly creeped into your emailing, …

Digital Marketing

Basic Home Security Systems are Not as Safe as You Might Think

Many of us feel completely safe in a home protected by an automated security system, but security researchers Logan Lamb and Silvio Cesare found some …

7 Lessons Audrey Hepburn Taught Me About True Beauty

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

Motivation

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Ask Yourself These Three Questions to Reinvigorate Your Motivation

We've all been there: the task you're trying to finish gets too hard and you want to quit. Weblog Pick the Brain has three questions to ask yourself …

10 Tactics for Increasing Your Customer Value and Loyalty

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>We live in an age of growth hacking and rock star startups taking the world by storm. As a result, many of us focus on new customer/user acquisition, even though it can cost 7x more than customer retention.<p>While there’s nothing wrong with working hard to …

Marketing

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The Top 50 Companies That Mine and Sell Your Data (and How to Opt Out)

We all know that our personal data is very valuable to marketers and other agencies—and that it's collected and sold by data brokers. …

How to Be The Most Organized Person in The World

When it comes to getting things done – whether we’re talking about David Allen’s wildly popular methodology or just the act of doing stuff – the …

Productivity

5 Simple Steps To Build A Striking Personal Website

No one can dispute the countless benefits technology has brought us. It’s undoubtedly allowed us to connect, perform, improve and leverage our …

Apps

2 Gmail Tips that are Ninja Worthy

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Time Management

Share a Digital Contact Card Right After You Exchange Business Cards

The whole point of exchanging business cards was to feature in each other’s address book or rolodex. But now that address books are digital, the …

Reminder: Facebook Is Making Everyone Searchable, Check Your Privacy

Facebook reminded people today that they're removing the "Who can look up your Timeline by name?" privacy setting, which means anyone can search for …

Seven Time-Saving Android Shortcuts

When it comes to getting things done on mobile, you can never be fast enough. There have been so many changes to the core of Android over the years, …

Borrow These 5 Smart Startup Habits To Maximize Your Productivity

Startups create systems of efficiency to make organizations maximally awesome. That works for individuals, too.<p>“Entrepreneurship, by definition, is the art of creating systems that generate more value for less effort,” Contently cofounder Shane Snow writes on LinkedIn. “Startups realize that the …

Kickstarting: A Smart System For Learning Chinese With Minimal Pain And Posters

Chineasy uses pared-down graphics to ease the process of learning one of the world’s toughest languages.<p>There are some 20,000 characters in contemporary written Chinese. Knowing about 4,000 is considered educated, while the threshold for standard literacy is 2,000. “Basic” (or just-getting-by) …

This Five Stage Outline Makes Small Talk Easier

Most of us don't really like small talk. It often feels like a waste of time, and it's pretty hard to navigate through. Over on The Wall Street …

This 30 Day Program Teaches You to Get More Things Done, the Agile Way

Author and Microsoft program manager J.D. Meier offers this free time management training course that will help you learn a new skill or build better …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

A World Map That Lets You Scratch Off Where You’ve Been

Travel is important to one’s own development. It’s a form of education, a means to expanding one’s understanding of the world. Or as lovable sad sack, novelist, and sometimes travel scribe Gary Shteyngart has said: “What can be more important than seeing the totality of the human condition in this …