Prabhat Manandhar

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Credit For Actually Learning–Not Time In Class–Is Shaking Up Higher Education

Competency-based learning is the new hot trend, but no one is quite sure how to replace the credit hour.<p>The credit hour is the standard way of measuring achievement in U.S. higher education. It’s the unit students have to accumulate before they can graduate. It’s used in assessments of how much to …

Climbing Film ‘Meru’ Wins Audience Choice at Sundance

Last night <i>Meru</i>, the new film sharing the story of Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk’s quest for one of alpinism’s great prizes, won the U.S. Documentary Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival.<p>Mount Meru is located in the Indian Himalaya at the sacred headwaters of the Ganges. The …

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

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You Can Say NO: 8 Ways to Refuse Gracefully

It is great to be open to life, experiences, people and things. And it is wonderful to throw open your arms and say YES. Sometimes, that is. There is actually more power in knowing when and how to say NO. And in many situations the best and healthiest decision is the one that leads to a refusal. It …