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A revolution in farming

On a recent walk one afternoon in Manhattan, I stumbled upon a shipping container. Parked on a small patch of concrete next to a subway exit in Soho, …

Aquaponics

Urban food from vertical farming

Your local supermarket and favourite restaurant could soon be growing their own food, thanks to an EU-funded project that has completely redesigned …

Aquaponics

"How to Raise an Adult" by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Linda Freeman

Meet Linda<p>Linda Pulley Freeman combines her specialized training in environmental and chemical engineering with her deep ministerial commitment as …

We don’t need to teach our kids to code, we need to teach them how to dream

I wrote this for GQ. Despite other pieces I’ve written being picked up and going viral, this is my favorite piece I’ve ever written. I hope you like …

Research: How Leadership Experience Affects Students

Early leadership experience can be very valuable. Selective colleges screen for demonstrated leadership experience, and studies have found that people with high school leadership experience are paid up to 33% more than those without it. This wage premium is similar to the one associated with a …

10 Simple Ways to Develop Leadership Skills in Your Children | Inc.com

Every child has the potential to be a leader. Some may have more traits associated with leadership, but any child's leadership ability, at whatever level, can be groomed and nurtured.<p>Here are some simple things parents (and grandparents, teachers, coaches, aunts, uncles, and neighbors) can do to …

Michael Jordan

We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future | Inc.com

Our education system was designed for the 20th century. It is largely focused on teaching kids how to retain information and manipulate numbers. It regularly tests these abilities and, if you do well, you are promised to get into a good college, have a successful career and live a happy, prosperous …

Communication Skills

5 Ways to Raise Resilient Kids | Inc.com

Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" According to researchers, one attribute that certainly helps: …

Self-improvement

My children are graduating from high school and college, and I'm giving them the same piece of advice

Would the perfect person among us please raise their hand?<p>Yes, exactly, none of us get through life without making multiple blunders. In fact the greater your passion for anything, the more creative and innovative you are, the more mistakes you will make. And some of them are absolutely worthy of …

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

La La Land

Will technology make my child a terrible person?

<b>(Getty/dolgachov)</b><p>Debunking the most common media myths and truths with real research and practical advice<p>Sierra Filucci<p>July 4, 2017 3:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared onCommon Sense Media.<p>Parents have a lot of responsibility. Mainly, keep the kid alive. Next, try to raise a decent human …

Kids

Why I Don't Want My Kids to Succeed

"We need to redefine success beyond money and power to include well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving back." Arianna Huffington, the namesake of The Huffington Post, spoke these words at a recent stop to talk about her new book, <i>Thrive</i>. Her advice was meant for the dozens of professional women in the …

12 Reasons I Need a Village to Raise My Kids

My husband and I have four sons. We've been lucky enough to work on schedules that allow us to have at least one parent home most of the time, and my mother-in-law generously fills in when we can't, to be helpful but also just because she likes the kids. This means our boys spend almost all of …

Why Entrepreneurship Education Does Not Work

I know dozens of entrepreneurship professors at campuses around the country and they’re almost universally great guys (they are typically male). I love what motivates them. They’re truly dedicated to developing young people.<p>But I’ve also spoken to hundreds of students groping for next steps. And I …

Entrepreneurship

This Is How Emotionally Intelligent People Vacation

You’ll be doing some people-watching and self-reflection anyway while you kick back. Why not make it count?<p>Packing your beach bags? Firing up a grill? Now’s the time for leaving work concerns at work and skipping off someplace where you can relax, regenerate, let loose, and just have fun. The idea …

Farm-X is a modular vertical farm that grows food hydroponically

Zurich-based architecture practice Conceptual Devices recently unveiled their latest urban farming design: Farm-X. The modular vertical farm is …

Aquaponics

What businesses can learn about innovation from designers

Lecturer and design expert at Central Saint Martins, Dr Matt Malpass, reveals how businesses can benefit from ditching the Post-its and taking a design-led approach to innovation.<p>Dr Matt Malpass, senior lecturer in industrial design and researcher in critical design at Central Saint Martins, …

Design

Design Thinking: Your Next Competitive Advantage

There’s a change in business leadership that’s transforming the way we solve problems…and that shift revolves around design thinking. Design affects much more than appearances and can help develop innovative solutions for just about any problem. Paola Antonelli, said it best: “Design is not style. …

Design

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

Design thinking — the skill every MBA student needs

When BMW sells a car, it knows what customers want. But the company also steps back to understand why they want it. What does a car mean to someone? …

Why Bad Ideas Are The Key To Being More Creative | Inc.com

Growing up, we're all taught to follow the rules. Wait your turn in line. Fill in the bubble of the right answer. Eat your dessert last. Tie your shoes and tuck your shirt in. Don't ask stupid questions. We're rewarded for caution and deliberation, punished for coloring outside the lines.<p>Over time, …

Creativity

The 12-Step Cure For Helicopter Parenting

It's spring, and kids are graduating from University and starting their careers.<p>Those young people whose parents raised them to be hard-working, …

Parenting

Helicopter Parents Are Raising Unemployable Children

Helicopter parents are in the news a lot these days. These are the parents who can't stop hovering around their kids. They practically wrap them in …

Parenting

10 Apps and Tools to Make Your Small Business Better and More Efficient

When you don't have the resources to build custom solutions, you can rely on these affordable (or free) fixes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many startups, achieving meaningful growth -- the kind that gets the attention of investors and potential buyers -- means …

Worker pay vs automation tipping point may be coming, says this fast-food CEO

The soaring costs of paying workers — both self-imposed by many companies and government-mandated via minimum wage increases —make the calculus of …

Fast Food

Pupils aged six in these countries are using computers – but are they improving their results?

Many young people spend a large proportion of their time using technology, both at home and at school. Now, thanks to new data, parents can get a …

5 charts that explain the future of education

Children need to learn social and emotional skills if they are to thrive in the workplace of the future, a World Economic Forum report has found.<p>The …

Teaching

Management Vs. Leadership: Five Ways They Are Different

For years we were taught that management has to do with forecasting, budgeting, planning and controlling. Managers were taught to manage, not to lead.<p>New supervisors and grizzled management veterans were taught how to assign work to subordinates, how to evaluate their teammates’ work, how to …

Profit

9 Habits of High-Performing Business Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s more than one way to run a business and become a successful entrepreneur. Yet many of the most seasoned business leaders share similar habits in their approach to life and work.<p>Here are nine secrets these professionals use to …