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20 Productivity Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

From note-taking to goal setting, check out these helpful tools.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re taking notes, following up on emails or prepping for a meeting, with technology these simple tasks shouldn’t bite into too much of your time. Luckily, there’s …

Apps

How Teachers Are Taught

New York charter networks may soon be able to use alternative educator-certification methods they say work better than master’s degrees.<p>One charter school teacher-training program gives first-year teachers a part-time workload and allows them to learn alongside mentor teachers.<p>Another has summer …

Education

Get Cooking: French toast

What we call “French toast” may well be one of the oldest recipes in our culture. A collection of recipes called “De Re Coquinaria” (“The Art of …

Breakfast

If Running Isn't Helping You Lose Weight, Do This 30-Minute Workout Instead

I know what it's like to exercise like crazy and not get the results you're after. I ran for years and years, and it wasn't until I started CrossFit …

Exercise

Republicans breathed a sigh of relief over Russia. Then Trump started tweeting again

<b>(CNN) —</b> At 6 p.m. ET Wednesday night, Republicans breathed a big sigh of relief.<p>Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that he had decided to appoint Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the ongoing federal probe into Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election and any …

Donald Trump

'Hello and goodbye': Mother carries baby born without brain to term in order to donate its organs

A mother who carried her baby which developed without a brain to term has said goodbye, in preparation for the child's organs to be donated.<p>Keri Young and her husband Royce found out in February that their baby was developing without a brain.<p>Mrs Young decided she would carry the baby to term …

How Trump Became an Accidental Totalitarian

Examining the origins, and consequences, of the president’s distrust in the media.<p>Like everyone else, I’ve been thinking a lot of late about <b>Donald Trump</b> and his infamous Twitter meltdowns—trying to deduce exactly what he’s up to regarding his constant, and seemingly never-ending, attacks on the …

Donald Trump

How to improve your memory and never forget anything

Many of us regularly dream of the days when we can finally put our feet up and do the crossword after years in the workforce. However the answers to that crossword might not be as easy to recall as we imagine.<p>A recent study shows retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline, with short-term …

The Brain

5 books you’ve never heard of that will change your life

Reading is important to me. It’s how I spend most of my days. It’s also the source of knowledge, which is why I read well over 100 books a year. …

Books

The first female professor in the UK

<b>The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has uncovered the story of Emma Ritter-Bondy, whom it believes was the first female professor of a higher education institution in the UK.</b><p>The Glasgow Athenaeum School of Music, which is now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, made her Professor of Piano in …

Flute

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

Self-improvement

7 Bold Buildings Designed by Women Photos

For more than a century, the world has come together on March 8 to commemorate the movement for women's rights. International Women's Day, as it is now known, is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It is also a day to recognize the appalling …

These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch

There's an experiment underway at a few top universities around the world to make some master's degrees out there more affordable.<p>The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for example, says the class of 2018 can get a master's degree in supply chain management with tens of thousands in savings. …

College & University

11 Slow-Cooker Meals You Can Prep and Freeze Ahead of Time

Cooking

8 Brutal Truths About Life That We All Need to Accept

There are many situations, experiences, and perspectives that affect how we view life and what we see as “truths.”<p>However, the reality is that life …

How I Got Unstuck

I was sitting in my tiny apartment, the one with the perfect natural lighting and warm-colored walls. The one that I took probably six months to …

Numb

A Pasta So Rich and Creamy You'll Never Believe It's Vegan

This is one of my favorite pastas in the world—creamy farfalle pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms. I’ve hosted millions (well, maybe not …

Lemon Juice

ISIS 'executes' 232 near Mosul, takes thousands as human shields, UN says

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS has "executed" 232 people near the Iraqi city of Mosul and taken tens of thousands of people to use as human shields against advancing Iraqi forces, the United Nations says.<p>The terror group carried out the mass killings Wednesday, punishing people who had defied its orders, a …

Middle East

Green-eyed Afghan girl from iconic National Geographic cover arrested in Pakistan

The green-eyed Afghan refugee girl whose iconic photograph captured the world’s attention three decades ago has been arrested for living illegally in Pakistan with fraudulent documents.<p>Pakistani police arrested Sharbat Gula, now married and in her forties, at her home in Peshawar on Tuesday, just a …

University opens without any teachers

<b>A university without any teachers has opened in California this month.</b><p>It's called 42 - the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.<p>The US college, a branch of an institution in France with the same name, will train …

Pedagogy

Learning how to write cold emails that get responses is an invaluable skill in the workplace

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Sending out a cold email can feel like you're sending your request or inquiry into a virtual black hole, especially when you don't receive a …

New York City

A tough day in Baton Rouge: Prominent activist detained and confrontations with Black Panthers

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Tensions flared Saturday evening across Baton Rouge, La., an epicenter for demonstrations against the recent death of Alton Sterling after an officer-involved shooting, as Black Panther activists came face-to-face with state troopers and prominent Black Lives Matter …

Law Enforcement

Senate approves national GMO labeling standard

The Senate has voted 63-30 in favor of a bill that would enforce a GMO labeling standard for the whole country. If it passes, food manufacturers would be required to disclose genetically modified ingredients in their products through a label on an item's packaging. It doesn't mean bad news for …

Non-Starving, 1200-Calorie Diet

You know you need to eat less to lose weight, but just the idea of small portion sizes makes you hungry. A 1,200-calorie plan is commonly recommended …

10 Ways To Kick The Procrastination Habit - How To Improve Your Life...You Can Do It!

A survey (by the University of Chicago) suggested that those who relish challenge are more likely to live up to 10 years longer than those who spend …

Six Simple Sunday Habits To Set You Up For A Productive Week

Go easy on those summer barbecues. Heavy eating on Sunday may sink you into a food coma you’ll still be feeling on Monday.<p>It’s hard not to resent Mondays. The day marks the end of the fun and freedom of the weekend–and that’s especially true during the summer, when ordinary Saturdays and Sundays …

Game of Thrones