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Why It's Never Too Late to Start a Business

It takes courage to become an entrepreneur later in life, but it's worth it.<p>1 min read<p>Years into his career and nearing 40, with a stable family life and established career, Steve Lesnik left his job to start a company. Although KemperLesnik faced challenges such as losing a large client early on, …

Here Is Another Excellent Website to Help Students Learn Coding

Codesters is another excellent website we are adding to our collection of coding resources. Codesters provides students with an easy and simple …

Why more parents in the UAE are homeschooling their children

Marcela Romero is a stay-at-home mum, but on weekday mornings you will not find her fretting over what to put in school lunch boxes, or piling her …

There are better ways to assess students than with high-stakes standardized tests. These schools are using them with success.

For years, education policy dictated that student standardized test scores be central in the assessment of students (not to mention teachers and principals and schools) — despite protests by parents, educators, students and even assessment experts.<p>More recently, however, we’ve seen reductions in …

Education

Psychologists Studied 5,000 Genius Kids for 45 Years — Here Are Their 6 Key Takeaways

Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half …

Sir Ken Robinson’s Next Act: You Are the System and You Can Change Education

Sir Ken Robinson’s views on creativity are abundantly well documented. In his 2006 TED Talk—still the most-watched of all time—he claimed that “we …

Peter G. Peterson, a Power From Wall St. to Washington, Dies at 91

Peter G. Peterson, the billionaire financier and philanthropist who combined a spectacular career in industry and Wall Street with public policymaking and dogged advocacy of government fiscal prudence, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 91.<p>His family confirmed the death in …

University of Chicago

Robots Are Trying To Pick Strawberries. So Far, They're Not Very Good At It

Robots have taken over many of America's factories. They can explore the depths of the ocean, and other planets. They can play ping-pong.<p>But can they pick a strawberry?<p>"You kind of learn, when you get into this — it's really hard to match what humans can do," says Bob Pitzer, an expert on robots …

Robotics

Walmart Teams Up With FedEx in Joint Challenge To Amazon

In a new move to generate shopper visits to its stores, Walmart (wmt) will be home to FedEx (fdx) Office shipping locations at 500 of its stores, the …

Amazon just passed Alphabet to become the world's second most valuable company

Amazon has passed Alphabet and now trails just Apple among the list of the world's most valuable companies.<p>The e-commerce giant rose 2.7 percent on …

Stock Markets

Operator of self-driving Uber vehicle that killed pedestrian was felon

PHOENIX — The operator behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber vehicle that hit and killed a 49-year-old woman Sunday night had served almost four years in an Arizona prison in the early 2000s on an attempted armed robbery conviction.<p>A representative for Uber declined to comment on the conviction …

Armed Robbery

Practicing These 3 Daily Habits Will Inherently Make You More Successful

Keep yourself grounded as you shoot of the starts.<p>Every person works differently, and every brain is wired differently. This makes it hard to pinpoint what daily actions can lead people to thrive. Instead of listing of to-do's that can help one succeed, it's important to recognize that success …

Doctors and a Nutritionist Reveal the Top Foods Responsible for Inflammation

If there's one word that's entered the public consciousness in a big way over the past few years when it comes to understanding our food choices, …

Wellness

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Best Buy's CEO says he uses 5 criteria to decide whether someone's a leader

Best Buy's CEO has five criteria to determine whether someone is a leader.<p>"I've spelled out the five 'be's of leadership," CEO and chairman Hubert Joly told Business Insider. "I think it resonates with what we're trying to do."<p>Joly has led Best Buy's turnaround efforts since taking on the role of …

Ford and Lyft Pair Up on Driverless Vehicles — And it Could Change Everything

As much as 90 percent of the miles Americans clock on the road could be spent inside driverless vehicles operated by ride-sharing services by the end of the next decade.<p>This raises a critical question for companies like Ford, who will need to adapt their business models to compensate for the …

China Just Took a Surprise Measure to Free Up Billions for Fresh Loans

China's central bank on Saturday cut the amount of cash some banks must hold against loans from next year as it tries to boost lending to small …

Money Won't Make You Happy. Here's What Will, According to Science | Inc.com

<i>At age 25, would you pursue a well-paying corporate job that makes you unhappy or a hobby that makes you happy but has no guarantee to pay the bills? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer,</b> …

Happiness

Global markets rise amid uncertainty over US-China trade

BEIJING (AP) -- Global stock markets rose Monday amid uncertainty about an escalating U.S.-Chinese tariff dispute after President Donald Trump said a settlement was possible but his advisers said other nations might add to pressure on Beijing.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 0.5 percent to …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Speech to Text in Word, Docs, and Email

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft released a new speech-to-text tool called Dictate. Dictate is a free add-in for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and …

Resurrecting the Radical Pedagogy of the Black Panther Party

Not long ago I had the opportunity to visit The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s <i>Black Power!</i> exhibition, an unforgettable …

Hayao Miyazaki's 50 Favorite Children's Books Are Definitely Not Just For Kids

The first time I saw Hayao Miyazaki's <b>Howl's Moving Castle</b>, I pondered out loud whether it was weird to have a crush on a cartoon character. Howl, with his uncanny brooding abilities, dry sarcasm, and soft spot for Sophie, won me over in a heartbeat. The Japanese film director, producer, …

Books

Coding Is An Overrated Skill: Here's What You Really Need To Know | Inc.com

There's a myth floating around Silicon Valley that you need to be able to code to run a successful company. And it's duped us all. The companies we aspire to start are tech-based, overnight unicorns that fundamentally disrupt the industry they are entering. But there are other ways to do it. At …

San Francisco

10 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job to Start Your Company

You have a dream but you need a checklist to achieve it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you've decided you're ready to take the plunge, quit your job, and get your own company up and running. You have an amazing business idea you are ready to launch. You're probably …

From computer coding to toilet unblocking, we need well-rounded citizens, not rote-taught robots – and what you learn shouldn’t depend on where you live<p>It’s only after you have left school and, in adulthood, gained a bit of distance, that you can be fully aware of the gaps in your education. …

Education

These 3 Billionaires Agree: You Need This Skill to Be Successful | Inc.com

In my work coaching executives and entrepreneurs, communication issues are common and annoying blips on their radar screens. Too much of it, not enough of it, wrong messages being sent through nonverbal communication, communication that affects work morale, employee engagement, branding strategy -- …

Communication Skills

How math education can catch up to the 21st century

In 1939, the fictional professor J. Abner Pediwell published a curious book called “The Saber-Tooth Curriculum.”<p>Through a series of satirical …

Pedagogy

Working For A Micromanager? Here Are The Survival Skills You'll Need

“Sheila” accepted a new job and then realized her boss had some severe micromanaging behaviors. For example, after he would give an assignment, he would check in with Sheila multiple times a day to find out her progress.<p>“The worst was the day when he pulled a chair into my cubicle and sat next to …

Employment

Billionaire Spanx Founder Sara Blakely: These 2 Questions Will Help You Think Like an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Entrepreneurship isn't just for entrepreneurs anymore.<p>In a fast-moving, dynamic (read: insecure) world, everyone needs to learn how to assess problems, come up with original solutions, and rapidly adapt to change -- not just those who dream of starting their own businesses.<p>Which sounds a little …

Entrepreneurship

DJ Jazzy Jeff - Doing It For Dilla

Over two and a half years old already, but too good to forget – if you haven’t heard it before, now is the time check out this dope two-hour tribute …