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Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

Why Do We Continue to Perpetuate and Promote Ineffective E-Learning?

When teaching the ATD E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate programs, I come in contact with countless instructional designers, both …

Foreign languages: How to memorise vocabulary

When trying to learn a foreign language, most of us have the same complaint: “I’m just not good at memorising.” Learning new vocabulary can be daunting, especially for busy adults whose minds are already occupied with work, family, and other responsibilities.<p>A comfort? Linguists say that to “get …

Stop What You're Doing and Check These Facebook Privacy Settings on Your Facebook Account. I Was Truly Stunned by Mine

It's not quite panic time, but most people will be surprised by just how many apps they've given permission to access their data.<p>In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytics scandal, and the news now that the Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Facebook's use of private …

31 Morning Journaling Prompts that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>The morning is enormously important. It’s the foundation from which the day is built. How we choose to spend our mornings can be used to predict the</i> …

Writing

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Google to offer mobile web developer certification for $99

If you’re a mobile web developer looking to tout your coding prowess, Google is introducing a certification process that allows you to sit an exam which — if you pass — gives you an electronic badge to display on your resume, website, and other online profiles.<p>Additionally, potential employers will …

Mobile Web

5 reasons why you should study online

We live in an era where everything has moved online, from shopping to banking to watching TV, and education is no exception.<p>This alone should be …

Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post …

The Faster Your Brain Moves The More Time Off You Need | Inc.com

If you just started working out you may be tempted to push your body to the limits. The problem isn't how hard your training. It's that you're still partaking in unhealthy habits, like poor diet and not getting enough sleep, as well as not giving yourself enough recovery time.<p>Like any other muscle …

The Brain

5 TED Talks to Channel Your Inner Creative Genius | Inc.com

There are those moments when you feel totally inspired and on fire. And, then there are those moments when you feel anything but. You don't even have a single mediocre idea you can cling to.<p>Facing a creative block is frustrating. But, rather than staring at a blank page or at that menacing blinking …

Creativity

300 Ways to Help Students Love Writing

<i>Ideas from the "The Reading Strategies Book"</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterDo you want to help …

Teaching

When Finnish Teachers Work in America’s Public Schools

There are more restrictions to professional freedom in the United States, and the educators find the school day overly rigid.<p>“I have been very tired—more tired and confused than I have ever been in my life,” Kristiina Chartouni, a veteran Finnish educator who began teaching American high-school …

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing

Teachers in Littleton, Colorado — like teachers in many places — are increasingly asking students to read and write online. Free tools like Google …

Teaching

10 e-Learning Website Features That Can Help In Successful Conversions

e-Learning courses are changing the face of education. There are many e-learning websites on the internet offering courses and certifications online. …

Education Technology

Schools Are Slow to Learn That Sleep Deprivation Hits Teenagers Hardest

As a pediatrician, I find that there are few topics that parents want to discuss more than sleep. Parents worry about their own sleep deprivation when babies arrive. Later, they worry about their children’s. I almost never encounter patients who are convinced that they’re getting the recommended …

Sleep

Ciência 'desvenda' mistério do irmão mais velho mais inteligente

Pesquisadores da Universidade de Leipzig, na Alemanha, analisaram o comportamento de dezenas de milhares de pessoas para tentar descobrir se a ordem de nascimento de uma criança influi na sua inteligência e sua personalidade.<p>Os cientistas contaram com 20 mil pessoas da Grã-Bretanha, Alemanha e …

Cyberspace Culture: Welcome to TNW's B-side of the internet

It’s 2015, and we’re not just using the internet anymore. The influence of everything digital is changing our very culture. In short: we talk less, we ?????.<p>At TNW, we fall in love with internet culture every day. Unfortunately we can’t always share our finds on the blog – there’s just too much …

Conceito de nuvem pode desaparecer nos próximos anos, defende CTO da Progress - Computação na nuvem

Nos próximos dois anos, o conceito de computação em nuvem deverá se tornar ubíquo e sem sentido, defende Mike Ormerod, CTO para desenvolvimento e …