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UK's Hammond hits budget deficit target, bigger tests ahead

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond avoided a potentially embarrassing slip-up before June’s parliamentary election as he hit his budget deficit target for the 2016/17 financial year, but his fiscal challenge is likely to get harder.<p>Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer …

The Ultimate Secret to Getting More Stuff Done

Here's how to work smart to get more done.<p>For many entrepreneurs and busy professionals, the pursuit of getting more done during a typical workload can seem daunting. We're distracted constantly; we spend considerable time putting out fires and managing those who can't manage themselves.<p>Think about …

Currant thinking: how a raisin can predict if your child will be clever

Children who can resist eating a raisin for 60 seconds are more likely to do better academically, a study suggests<p>It could be the simplest test of childhood aptitude ever invented.<p>Placing a raisin under a cup and warning a toddler not to eat it until instructed can predict how clever they will be …

The roots of language | Paul Ibbotson and Michael Tomasello

At the heart of our unique language ability lie other forms of cognition and cooperation, argue <b>Paul Ibbotson</b> and <b>Michael Tomasello</b><p>The natural world is full of wondrous adaptations such as camouflage, migration and echolocation. In one sense, the quintessentially human ability to use language is no …

Language

15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity

From decluttering your desk to letting yourself complain, these 15 easy behavior changes can change how much you accomplish each day.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t …

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The story of a strange linguistic coincidence<p>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, to Russians a <i>sobaka</i>, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a <i>gǒu</i>. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence …

Are tablet computers harming our children's ability to read?

Photograph: Alamy<p>Do children want to know what’s at the end of the story?<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/19/1440018159413/3e176979-370b-4c8d-859f-9549fb9402cc-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Do children want to know what’s at the end of the …

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What Makes a Great (Native or Non-Native Speaking) English Teacher?

Chad is an American in his early twenties. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, but didn’t know what to do with his life after graduation. …

These Countries Have the Best Weather in the Whole Entire World

Everyone has a different idea of primo weather, but it's safe to say that once you find your happy spot, you feel like a whole new woman.<p>Everyone has a different idea of primo weather, but it's safe to say that once you find your happy spot, you feel like a whole new woman. So whether you like it …

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How Warhol’s work influenced our wardrobes

Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans was mocked when first exhibited – but the work went on to have a lasting impact not only on the history of art, but on the way we dress, writes Sara McCorquodale.<p>It was unique, groundbreaking and set to change design radically. And yet when Andy Warhol first …

15 Creative Avocado Recipes To Try

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The Global Search for Education: Can You Hear the Thunder?

<i>Creativity World Forum Oklahoma 2015 - All our Futures: Ideas That Matter</i><p>We can hear the thunder, Oklahoma City! At your resounding forum last weekend, your city illustrated loud and clear that creativity is alive. It is sweeping down the plains, an insuppressible force of nature inspiring, …

Does Student Motivation Even Matter?

Engagement isn't necessarily a recipe for academic gains, suggests a new report on global education.<p>At schools around the globe, girls outscore boys, and bored students are better test takers than their more motivated peers. These topsy-turvy observations are the latest findings in a report from …

Education

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

The question of what it takes to excel — to reach genius-level acumen at a chosen endeavor — has occupied psychologists for decades and philosophers for centuries. Groundbreaking research has pointed to “grit” as a better predictor of success than IQ, while psychologists have admonished against the …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels

What the English of Shakespeare, Beowulf, and King Arthur actually sounded like

Let's hop into a time machine and go back to the England of yore!<p>If this were a movie, no matter when we got out of the machine, we could walk up to …

Linguistics

Should every educator be an “innovator”?

Having a conversation with an administrator, and talking about the notion of the “innovator’s mindset“, they asked me if I thought every educator …

Language In Use

Language

Know Your Terms: Constructivism

constructivism<p>(<i>noun</i>) <b>A theory of learning based on the idea that humans construct their own knowledge through direct experience, as opposed to being</b> …

9 Protein Pancake Recipes That Prove You’re Doing Breakfast All Wrong

There’s something so comforting about pancakes, but they're usually reserved for Sunday mornings... and that's it. We want to change that, and these …

The Game of Thrones Iron Throne Makes a Grand Entrance in London

Now that’s a kingly entrance.<p>The Iron Throne was lowered via crane at the Tower of London for the <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 5 premiere. The HBO series …

One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

New British £1 coin designed by a teenager

British teenager David Pearce must feel like a million bucks after the government unveiled his winning design for the nation's new one pound coins.<p>The design features a crown and four plants growing from a single stem to represent the nations of the U.K.: the rose for England, the leek for Wales, …

Teacher: The most important thing I’ve learned

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ellie Herman took an unorthodox path to the world of education. For two decades she was a writer/producer for television shows including “The Riches,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Chicago Hope” and “Newhart.” …

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