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12 high-paying jobs college students can do in their spare time

The key to finding a part-time job for a busy college student is to look for high-quality positions with a flexible schedule that are from a trustworthy source, says Brie Reynolds, a senior career specialist at FlexJobs.<p>"There are a lot of scams in work-from-home jobs, so college students should be …

Employment

Try These 3 Tricks When Working With Difficult People

Yes, Don Corleone knew a thing or two about leadership. But dealing with other people's egos is more complicated than Hollywood makes it look.<p>Growing up in an Italian-American household meant you had to watch <i>The Godfather</i> Parts I and II every time they came on television. My father, John …

Mindfulness

Five alternative careers for teachers

From working in a museum to corporate training, if you decide to leave teaching your skills stand you in good stead for securing a variety of other jobs<p>Teaching can be an enormously rewarding and attractive career, but it’s not for everyone. A growing number of teachers are choosing to walk away …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

'What the f*** is that?' Mysterious 'alien' creature sends the internet into meltdown

With what appear to be two legs and some sort of face, the alien-type discovery looks as if it's a prop from a freaky horror B-movie.<p>The bizarre …

Four Surprising Factors That Influence Creativity

Psychologists are finding connections between creative thinking and alcohol consumption, living abroad, and even your politics.<p>Some people–maybe even most of us–don’t think they’re creative. And while it seems anecdotally true, at least, that certain people are more creatively inclined than others, …

NASA Releases Photos Of Mysterious “Geoglyphs” In Kazakhstan

In 2007, Dmitriy Dey, a Kazakh economist and archaeology enthusiast, was poking around on Google Earth when he found something strange: an enormous geometric pattern extending over 900 square feet across the ground in Kazakhstan. His interest piqued, Dey would spend the next year discovering 260 …

'UFO' crashes onto road in West London

Officers were called by a member of the public complaining about an unknown item on fire near the median strip of a road in Kingston<p>A mystery object that appeared to have crashed into the middle of a road in West London, has left police baffled.<p>Officers were called by a member of the public …

Paranormal

Paintable Solar Cells May Replace Silicon-Based Devices

Solar panels are manufactured in factories. Some of the devices are made with cadmium chloride, a substance shown to be harmful to human health. But …

Clean Energy

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

First Nations

The government seems intent on ending the solar power industry. It’s madness

My company was left untenable by cuts to subsidies, so I had to close it. The ‘greenest government ever’ needs to act fast before it destroys the sector<p>It was with great sadness last week that I announced the closure of Southern Solar – a firm I set up in 2002, which I grew for the first 10 years, …

The 3 Things That Helped Me Finally Stick With Meditation

<b>By Marianne Hayes</b><p>Over the last few years, I've read a hundred different reasons why I should adopt a regular meditation practice.<p>It's the best way to harness the power of the present moment. It's a tool for self-healing. It provides direct access to the divine.<p>The list goes on. My problem was that …

I went broke teaching your kid: The real story about life on a teacher’s salary

Four kids. A ton of tuition. And $281.92 for a car payment. Teaching in America is barely middle class any more<p>I stare at the calculator: $281.92. That’s what I have to work with in terms of a car payment. My wife, a soccer mom who totes three kids (a fourth is in college) and a couple of dogs all …

17 Of The Most Underrated National Parks In America

Move over, Yellowstone.

Climate apocalypse is here, now: Science fiction has become our new reality

Climatologists dismissed the science behind “The Day After Tomorrow.” Eleven years later, it’s not so improbable<p>Not so long ago, it was science fiction. Now, it’s hard science -- and that should frighten us all. The latest reports from the prestigious and sober Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, playing an instrument, or being a …

Self-improvement

A Cold Blob in the Atlantic Is Raising New Concern Among Climate Scientists

Another day, another piece of evidence about the perils of climate change.<p>This year is on track to be the hottest on record, yet there's one place where the temperature is dropping. According to<i>The Washington Post</i>, a patch of the Atlantic Ocean, south of Greenland and Iceland, has experienced …

Global Warming

The amount of space junk around Earth has hit a 'critical density' — and it could jeopardize our space missions

<b>"We're at what we call a 'critical density' — where there are enough large objects in space that they will collide with one another and create small debris faster than it can be removed,"</b> Kessler recently told Marketplace.<p>For nearly 20 years, Kessler (who was retired until very recently) lead …

Space Exploration

Scientists are looking at riskier ways to reverse climate change

Our planet is heating up. There’s mostly consensus on what’s causing global warming (we are), as well as how quickly we need to work to slow it down (very quickly).<p>Now many climate scientists are coming together around a common goal: keep the planet from heating up more than two degrees Celsius. …

Learn About Thermal Inversion

Temperature inversion layers also called thermal inversions or just inversion layers, are areas where the normal decrease in air temperature with …

Meet the ecomodernists: ignorant of history and paradoxically old-fashioned

The people behind a manifesto for solving environmental problems through science and technology are intelligent but wrong on their assumptions about farming and urbanisation<p>Beware of simple solutions to complex problems. That is a crucial lesson from history; a lesson that intelligent people in …

Oscar Wilde

Now You Can Hide Your Pot Plants In This High-Tech Mini-Fridge

Most states with medical marijuana laws have provisions for growin’ yer own. Corsica Innovations has an app for that.<p>They’ve developed a “plug ‘n plant” grow house called Leaf. Leaf is a box about the size of a mini fridge that fully automates the weed-growing process. Each unit can fit two plants, …

Cannabis

Ben Carson: Evolution Is Satanic and the Big Bang Is a Fairy Tale

At one point in time, GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson may have been best known as an excellent, even groundbreaking, neurosurgeon. In recent …

Ben Carson

This new idea could change recycling in the U.S. forever

By this time next year a major high-tech recycling plant in Baltimore could be sorting 54,000 tons of recycled plastic materials—yogurt cups, milk …

Entrepreneurship

The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all

European Travel

Seven Ideas Shaping the Future of Travel

We live in the 21st century, but it still takes a good 30 minutes to board a plane (on a good day). And don't get us started on the lodging horror stories! The outdated guidebooks! The soul-sucking process of renting a car!<p>That's why we are rooting for these seven revolutionary ideas. From an …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …