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Montessori at home: 10 tasks young kids can totally do on their own

"Help me do it myself" is a common phrase we try to remember in Montessori.<p>Young children crave independence. They are driven to achieve it from …

Montessori

Australians told to call hotels, rather than rely on booking sites, for cheaper rates

Australians who book hotels online using sites such as Expedia, Booking.com and Hotels.com are missing out on cheaper deals than if they simply picked up the phone.<p>They’re also being encouraged to avoid online booking sites because they are driving a “wrecking ball” through the local economy and …

Local Economies

MongoDB Continues Its Disruption of the Database Market

MongoDB is arguably the most exciting stock in the market right now. Here’s why.<p><b>MongoDB</b> (NASDAQ:MDB) continued its incredible run with a strong …

Royal Caribbean

Why you must travel the Silk Road in your lifetime

History is full of long and legendary highways but none – frankly – come close to the Silk Road. It’s not just the magnitude (at least 4,000 miles, in more than 40 countries) but the mythic potency of the project. The world was cleft into east and west in the Middle Ages.<p>But long before, the Silk …

Silk Road

These Are The Disruptive Technologies That Will Affect Your Industry

Disruption is a hard subject to cover sometimes. The change, the intersections, the arguments about what is and is not disruption. Often it is helpful to step back and really see what is happening, where things are going and who is doing what. Richard Watson, a leading futurist and scenarios …

Imperial College London

3 Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Learn More in Less Time, According to a Cognitive Psychologist | Inc.com

College students are notorious for cramming. They'll stay up late and study for final exams, stuffing weeks and even months of material into their brain just so they can spit it out the next day on the test.<p>Some students manage to get good grades this way, but the process they go through to get …

Pedagogy

Modern Backyard Reading Shed With Skylights And Large Windows

The trend of backyard sheds and offices has been growing over the past few years as more and more people are starting to recognize the advantages of …

Landscaping

What Is A Data Lake? A Super-Simple Explanation For Anyone

If you’re even tangentially involved with big data, you know that finding storage solutions for the volumes of data being generated every second is of utmost importance. When it comes to managing data, data professionals can consider using a data warehouse or a data lake as a data repository. In …

Big Data

A universal way to solve problems, from a mathematical genius

It took Claude Shannon about a decade to fully formulate his seminal theory of information.<p>He first flirted with the idea of establishing a common foundation for the many information technologies of his day (like the telephone, the radio, and the television) in graduate school.<p>It wasn’t until 1948, …

Mathematics

Captain Cook’s 1768 Voyage to the South Pacific Included a Secret Mission

It was 1768, and the European battle for dominance of the oceans was on. Britain, France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands had already spent …

New Zealand

4 Actions You Can Take to Stop Google From Tracking You

Google probably knows more about you than you think.<p>Sure, Facebook knows a lot about you, too—your facial features, what concerts you’ve gone to, …

Apps

Human rights chief expresses fear over possible UN 'collapse'

UN permanent-member states running 'too much of the business', Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says.<p>The UN's outgoing human rights chief warned the world body's five permanent Security Council member states wield too much power and it could lead to its "collapse".<p>China, France, the UK, Russia and the United …

Human Rights

Artificial Influencers Are Attracting the Attention of Brands

Shudu Gram, a South African Instagram model with flawless dark skin and a perfectly symmetrical face, has garnered 130,000 followers since appearing …

Public Relations

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

”Somebody once told me the definition of hell:<p><i>“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

18 Must-See Museums From Around the World

Tour everything from the Guggenheim to the Museum of Broken Relationships.<p>Every city has a museum, or two or three, that they love to boast about. …

Museums

Terrible Cruising! The World's Largest Ship: Loud Music & Awful Food

The World’s largest cruise ship, the magnificent Symphony of the Seas certainly offers modern cabins and an enormous array of activities, but is it …

How Andrew Carnegie Went From $1.20 a Week to $309 Billion ... Then Gave It All Away

Andrew Carnegie was one of the richest men in world history, but he didn't start that way -- and he intentionally didn't end up that way.<p>Andrew Carnegie: <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>Andrew Carnegie's 1889 Essay, <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>A Modernized Version of Andrew Carnegie's <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>11 Great Quotes …

A step by step guide to 10 of The Best British Shoe Brands | Northampton Made

Battle of Northampton<p>Poor old Northampton. Their cricket team is currently languishing second from bottom at the foot of the lowest English division. …

Who are the Sikhs and what are their beliefs?

New Jersey’s first Sikh attorney general, Gurbir Singh Grewal, was a target of disparaging remarks recently. Two radio hosts commented on Grewal’s …

Forbidden City: a day in the life of a Chinese emperor

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Forbidden City

Luxury homes, live-in housekeeper and a balmy tropical climate: The three overseas destinations where Aussies can live the 'good life' for just $40,000 a year

Many of us have dreamed about relocating to tropical and exotic climes to escape the stresses and strains of big city life and the associated …

Chiang Mai

This 117-night world cruise will visit 56 Unesco World Heritage sites

If you have nothing planned for the first half of 2021, we’ve come across a cruise that will keep you occupied pretty spectacularly for the first 117 days and nights. Regent Seven Sea Cruises has just announced that its 2021 World Cruise will sail from Miami on January 5. It will visit six …

When did Aboriginal people first arrive in Australia?

Many Aboriginal Australians would say with conviction that they have always been here. Their ancestors and traditional learnings tell them of this …

These are the trends creating new winners and losers in the card-processing ecosystem

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence , Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here .</i><p>Digital disruption is rocking the payments industry. But merchants, consumers, and the companies that help move …

Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever

Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight (ITF), an offshoot of Imperial College London, have been working to bring to life nebulous and intangible technological advances in a way you've never seen before.<p>They have created a table of disruptive tech, taking inspiration from the periodic table of …

Imperial College London

New Zealand rural blogger Marty Todd's genius 'free power' idea

A Kiwi rural blogger has revealed an ingenious method to generate "free power".<p>Marty Todd became famous online for his 'Angry Ram' videos, which …

3 Public Speaking Tips Inspired by Stand-Up Comedy

Public speaking is so stressful for so many people that it is routinely used as a stress manipulation in psychological studies. Tell undergrads they have 10 minutes to prepare a speech that will be evaluated by experts, and their levels of the stress hormone cortisol shoot through the roof.<p>Yet …

Public Speaking

Elon Musk's 'Productivity' Email to Tesla Employees Is Required Reading for Every Entrepreneur

Musk sets very ambitious goals, but the problems plaguing Tesla are familiar to anyone trying to get a company running right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In many ways, Elon Musk is reshaping what it means to be an entrepreneur. For years, his unorthodox management …

3 Companies Reveal How They Generated Their First $1 Million On Amazon

With Amazon now accounting for 50% of all e-commerce sales in the U.S., it has become a default selling platform for many consumer brands. But simply having your brands’ products listed on Amazon does not mean instant sales.<p>As Amazon generally functions like a search engine for shoppers ready to …

eCommerce

Fortnite phenomenon turns a game developer into a billionaire

Tim Sweeney made Fortnite a phenomenon by doing something that sounds crazy: He gave it away.<p>That strategy has made him a billionaire.<p>In a video game …