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Opioid deaths prompt Ohio to reimagine classroom lessons, starting with kindergarten

Ohio, a state where 4,329 people died of drug overdoses in 2016, a death rate second only to neighboring West Virginia, is taking the fight against the opioid epidemic into the classroom with a new style of drug-abuse-prevention education.<p>Ohio’s plan, controversial in a state that prizes local …

Education

The 33 books every teacher should read

1. <i>How Children Succeed: grit, curiosity and the hidden power of character</i> by Paul Tough<p>Chosen by <b>Nicky Morgan, secretary of state for education and</b> …

Education

The Top 15 Beaches on the East Coast

Great Point, at the easternmost end of the island of Nantucket, is one of the most secluded beaches in the world. That's because you need a 4x4 and a …

New England

Lady Gaga Crushes On Cardi B's 'Bad Romance' Cover In High School

Even Lady Gaga is a fan of teen Cardi B.<p>A clip circulating on Twitter of the “Bodak Yellow” rapper performing Gaga’s “Bad Romance” in high school got Gaga’s attention this week.<p>The circa-2009 video showed Cardi B, whose original name is Belcalis Almanzar, working the cover in a red getup with …

Lady Gaga

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.

As automation disrupts the labor market and good middle-class jobs disappear, schools are struggling to equip students with future-proof skills.<p><i>Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger</i> …

Education

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

European Travel

19 incredible places where you'll find heaven on Earth

Cape Town

Tips on Visiting 26 National Parks, Straight From Park Employees

Each of the National Park Service’s 417 locations, from national parks and monuments, has unique sights and activities — that can be best appreciated …

National Parks

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

12 ideas that explain what’s so wrong with American schooling today

The focus of most schooling is meeting the projects job market demands rather than fulfilling students as people<p>George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan was quoted by the Atlantic as saying the following while pitching his new book, The Case Against Education: Why the Education System is a …

Education

18 Ways for Digital Nomads to Make Money

All you need is a laptop, Wi-Fi and some wanderlust.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Real estate entrepreneur, writer and filmmaker Heidi Hough lives in a community of foreigners and natives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Prior to Chiang Mai, she was in Vienna for a few …

Employment

How To Design An Emotionally Intelligent PowerPoint Presentation

It’s not about sleek graphics or the presentation software you use. It’s about whether the story you tell resonates with your audience’s needs.<p>If you ask anyone what they think of PowerPoint presentations, they’ll probably give you a strong reaction. But whether you love, hate, or want to ban them …

Self-awareness

The 101 Dishes That Changed America

United States

Learn a Language Online and on Your Own

You're reading Learn a Language Online and on Your Own, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Language Learning

This 16-year-old’s suicide letters are a cry for help and a national call for change

<i>Second of three parts. Read part one.</i>In a very nice part of California and in a very nice home, a very nice family sits down to a dinner of chicken …

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

Self-help

A critical statistics education that fits on a postcard

Economist and maths communicator Tim Harford (previously) presents a riff on Harold Pollack's aphorism that "The best financial advice for most …

Disney’s New ‘Star Wars’ Park Already Looks Huge & Spectacular in New Construction Video

Last summer, Disney unveiled some concept photos of its forthcoming <i>Star Wars</i>: Galaxy’s Edge theme park in Anaheim, California. The renderings were …

How to Solicit Negative Feedback When Your Manager Doesn’t Want to Give It

In my role as a leadership coach, I consistently hear my clients say that they crave negative feedback from their managers in order to improve in their jobs, grow their careers, and achieve better business results. However, when it comes to soliciting negative feedback, they find that their …

Self-help

How to Use Psychological Tricks to Become More Motivated, Productive, and Satisfied

Tips and tricks to motivate your workforce.<p>Psychology has taught us a lot about emotion and motivation, and its lessons are applied across every facet of the human experience. The workplace is no different, and many simple psychological principles can be employed to boost the effectiveness of your …

Employee Engagement

When America's Basic Housing Unit Was a Bed, Not a House

The same cities that struggle to provide affordable housing today eliminated their critical-but-maligned flexible housing stock after World War II.<p><i>This month, CityLab visual storyteller Ariel Aberg-Riger takes a look back at the critical role Single Room Occupancy housing played in early 20th</i> …

Housing

Tell Employees What You Want Them to Strive for (in as Few Words as Possible)

When Joe Whittinghill came into his role as general manager for talent, learning, and insight at Microsoft, the tech giant’s leadership model was characteristically thorough. There were eight competencies leaders needed to succeed, 10 behaviors that marked inclusive diversity, five things employees …

Employment

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

The best travel sites to help you plan the perfect trip

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

10 things I learned about life from asking myself a single question

We're often told to live everyday like it's our last. I think that's bad advice.<p>Most of us still have a long way to go, and a good way to make it miserable is through shortsightedness. That said, I do think we can build on the idea.<p>When I'm unsure about how to move forward, I like to ask myself a …

Self-improvement

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Here's What A $75K Salary Gets You In Six Different Cities In The US

The median household income in the US is a little over $57,000, but for many Americans, particularly those with families, that is hardly enough.<p><b>How much does</b> living cost in the United States in 2018? It varies wildly depending on factors like where you live, what your lifestyle is, how much debt …

Rosa Parks Was My Aunt. Here's What You Don't Know About Her.

This week would've marked her 105th birthday — it's time to move beyond the quiet seamstress narrative.<p>This is how you know her: She was the tired …

Google Opens Up Its Tech Training Program to All, Giving You a Reason to Learn New Skills

Google is offering 10,000 Americans access to subsidized online courses with the hope of recruiting some of the students.<p>If you want to work at Google someday but aren’t sure you have the resume for it, the company wants to train you. To help prospective employees bridge skills gaps, the tech giant …

College & University

The 10 Hottest Coursera Courses of 2017

There are more than 8,000 online courses available, in every subject from artificial intelligence to visual arts. More than 50 million students signed up for one this year.<p>This bounty is a gift for anyone who wants to learn a new skill -- you can learn basically anything from anywhere these days …

Machine Learning