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Education: Change Is Here, But Are You Ready For It?

“Our education system is a mess; it is failing us, our children, our future” – a catchphrase I hear at conferences, during dinner and casual conversations.<p>This refrain takes me back to my school years. I remember sitting in class, listening passively followed by hours of rote learning and note …

Education

Worker Found Dead in Control Building

A 45-year-old Midland man died last week from an apparent electrocution on an oilfield lease near Goldsmith, Texas.<p>According to a report from <i>OA …

Oil & Gas Industry

This scarf can filter pollution and monitor local air quality

It’s a daily reality that many of us have to live with: inescapable smoggy, polluted air that harms our health. You could wear a gas mask around …

Pollution

Workplace fatal injuries up 40% in first half of 2016

SINGAPORE: The number of deaths and injuries at work have increased in the first half of 2016 as compared to the same period last year, according to …

The Workplace

Continuing Education: Dark-Sky Design

Electric lighting has allowed us to transform the night. It extends our workday and permits us to punctuate the nighttime landscape with illuminated …

4 Ways to Boost Employee Productivity - Small Business Trends

Do you ever feel like you get more work done when you’re at home than when you’re at your business? You’re not the only one. A new survey asked …

Time Management

11 tiny daily habits that are wasting your time — even if you don't notice you're doing them

We're <i>all</i> running out of time. There aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. That's just life.<p>However, if you feel like your inability to schedule your days is ruining your performance at work, that's probably a bad sign.<p>It's important to identify and drop harmful time-wasting …

Time Management

America’s most common workplace injury is hearing loss

Eight years ago, Jeff Ammon, now 55, began noticing a feeling of pressure in his ears every day after work.<p>Over the next months, when his symptoms …

10 Bad Habits of Event Planners (and How You Can Fix Them)

Are you guilty of any of these common bad habits of event planners? Stop it. Now! Everyone has a few routines that we would like to change about …

Eye injuries from chemicals: Who's getting them, and why

Eye injuries caused by chemical burns send tens of thousands of people in the U.S. to the emergency room each year, and young children have the highest rates of these injuries, a new report finds.<p>Over the study period, 1-year-olds were injured by chemical burns at a rate of 29 kids per 100,000, and …

'The Family': Melbourne Review | Reviews | Screen

<b>In the late 1980s and early 1990s, The Family’s shocking antics — including stealing, abusing, and administering mind-altering drugs to children in</b> …

Film Festivals

Employers need to consider health and safety of emails

Every night, millions of people check their emails before going to bed. Indeed, some people check their emails while they are in bed. At the weekend …

6 Ways to Build Your Self-Confidence and Get Ahead in the World

Researchers have found this way of behaving is contagious and makes others want to follow.<p>Wisdom, vision, fearlessness--they're all qualities you'd expect in a great leader. But according to a recent study published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, confidence is the real key …

personaldevelopment

Self-Doubt vs. Self-Belief: The Struggle Is Real

There’s a struggle happening inside our heads everyday. A battle between doubt and belief, between our fears and our abilities.<p>It’s almost like …

Motivation

Sewer collapse hits London train services

A large hole that appeared under a railway track in the Forest Hill area of South London has turned out to be due to a collapsed sewer.<p>Engineers from …

Six Simple Sunday Habits To Set You Up For A Productive Week

Go easy on those summer barbecues. Heavy eating on Sunday may sink you into a food coma you’ll still be feeling on Monday.<p>It’s hard not to resent Mondays. The day marks the end of the fun and freedom of the weekend–and that’s especially true during the summer, when ordinary Saturdays and Sundays …

High Fiber

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Six Habits Of People Who Make Friends Easily

The secret to making new friends is as simple as being open to it. Here are things you can do to fill your calendar.<p>Friendships are more beneficial than just sharing laughs over a cup of coffee. A lack of strong relationships increases your risk of premature death from all causes by 50%, according …

Self-help

How to Make a Major Life Decision, in 9 Steps

I spent weeks preparing the application, went through two rounds of interviews, and finally, after months of anticipation, received an offer to join …

The Remarkably Simple Way to Turn Fear Into Success

Only when you understand where your fear is coming from - will you be able to get through it.<p>All of us experience fear now and then. And all of us know the effects fear can have on us. Fear can hold us back from pursuing our dreams, whether those dreams are about starting a business or starting a …

Self-improvement