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20 books that will change your life

Oprah, Warren Buffett, and more reveal the books that changed their lives

Books

Education Sector Will Grow At 7.5% To $144 billion By 2020

Give me some insights about virtual international education, and will technology help bridge the gap between upper and lower strata in terms of …

The Great Recession Drastically Changed the Skills Employers Want

The employment shift from occupations that require mid-level skills toward those at the high and low ends is one of the most important trends in the U.S. labor market over the past 30 years. Previous research has suggested that a primary driver of this job polarization is something called …

Economics

15 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Human Brain Every Entrepreneur Should Know

We've learned more about the human brain in the past 15 years than we have since the birth of mankind. These newly discovered facts are especially important to entrepreneurs.<p>In the past 15 years, technological advancements have given neuroscientists and researchers the tools to gather more facts …

The Brain

A 2×2 Matrix to Help You Prioritize the Skills to Learn Right Now

So much to learn, so little time.<p>The world is bursting with learning. There are several million business books, 3,000 TED talks, 10,000 MOOCs, hundreds of thousands of e-learning courses, and millions of self-published articles on platforms such as LinkedIn and Medium. The article you’re reading …

6 simple ways to infuse growth mindset into daily classroom routines

Growth mindset has been a buzzword in education for quite awhile and I think a lot of teachers and kids are already familiar with it. But I’ve …

It's Time to Stop Handing Out Business Cards. 3 Things You Should Be Doing Instead

Before smartphones business cards made sense. Now they're just extra baggage for everyone to lug around conferences and networking events.<p>It was 6 p.m. and the networking mixer was just kicking off at a conference I attended earlier this year. As people filed into the hotel bar, people loosened up, …

Networking

19 Little Tricks Guaranteed To Get Your Kids To Read

Here's how to inspire a love for reading books in your children.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The Top 5 Skills Every College Student Needs To Acquire Before Graduation

Here's how to stack the deck to make sure an attractive job waits on the other end of four (or more) years of time and effort, not to mention tens of thousands of dollars of investment.<p>A college education is expensive, a huge investment of time and effort, and sometimes, not the right path. In …

Artificial Intelligence

No university needed: A Stanford-born company is equipping India’s youth for well-paid tech jobs

After his father suffered a heart attack last year, 16-year old Ayan Saha had to quickly look for a job to support his family. Living below the poverty line in the state of West Bengal, he didn’t have the three-to-four years required to pursue a college degree. As he had some knowledge of Java from …

Online Education

School Consortium Proposes a Better Transcript

For 125 years we’ve recorded the high school experience as a series of courses and grades. It’s a record of activity but not a very good measure of …

Teaching

These skills make you most employable. Why isn’t coding in the top 10?

<i>Caveats: Our methodology is rough and has a number of important weaknesses, so don’t put too much weight on the findings for now. See a brief</i> …

Employment

Why Finland Is Embracing Open-Plan School Design

The country’s educational successes are undeniable, but simply demolishing school walls alone won’t necessarily replicate them.<p>Children in Finland may have difficulty recognizing their schools upon their return from summer vacation.<p>The country is currently undergoing one of the most ambitious …

Neuroscience Says Workplace Happiness Comes Down to Experiencing This Emotion Daily

When the brain releases this feel-good chemical, good things will happen for you and your company.<p>Over the last decade, compelling research from neuroscience continues to inform leaders and HR professionals on ways they can improve teamwork, productivity, and company performance.<p>But what's the …

Profit

The Scientist Who Studied Einstein's Brain Learned That These 5 Factors Make You Smarter

In 1985, we thought Einstein's brain wasn't much different from anyone else's. We were wrong.<p>We still don't completely understand how the brain works and yet we're building machines to replicate it. Our quest to create artificial intelligence has grown into a near-frenzy as we surge ahead with …

The Brain

Stanford Cryptography Professor Releases Free Cryptocurrency Lecture

For those who are particularly interested in delving a bit more into cryptocurrency, a Stanford University cryptography PhD professor has recently …

Cryptography

Millennials are paying up to $3,400 per month to live in this Hong Kong 'Skypark' — take a look inside

As millennials continue to migrate to high-priced urban areas, some are choosing to live in co-living spaces: dorm-style residential buildings in which they rent a single room and get access to shared amenities.<p>In Hong Kong, Dutch architecture firm Concrete has designed a luxury complex for …

Tech firms are forgetting about STEM and focusing on STEAM

It was recently thought that four subjects alone could spur innovation by bringing order and logic to creative thinking: Science, technology, engineering, and math—fields known to much of the modern world by their acronym STEM. But STEM is already passé.<p>A new acronym has come to the fore, pioneered …

Leonardo Da Vinci

How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing

Mention robots to many English teachers and they’ll immediately point down the hall to the science classroom or to the makerspace, if they have one. …

Study Says, Stop Worrying About Robots Taking Your Job. Do This Instead...

One simple focus can help ensure a pile of metal doesn't leave you jobless.<p>Thanks to recent wide-spread coverage of the significant advancements in artificial intelligence (like this one where Elon Musk says robots will take your job), I've been getting an increasing number of emails and messages …

Employment

MOOCs no longer massive, still attract millions

The first ever MOOC I took had 160,000 people signed up for it.<p>The forums were buzzing with activity. New posts were being added every few minutes. If I had any question at all, it had already been asked and answered by someone else.<p>But recently I have noticed forum activity and interactions in …

50 Minute Periods Are Killing Teacher Creativity

“I’d love to do [<i>fill in the blank with some creative idea or activity</i>], but I just don’t have time. My classes are only 50 minutes.” I hear this …

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

For all the promises of online courses disrupting education, completion rates are notoriously low. Some studies found that about five percent of …

Daily Meditation Boosts & Revitalizes the Brain and Reduces Stress, Harvard Study Finds

I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but meditation may have saved my life. During a particularly challenging time of overwork, underpay, and serious …

Takeover: A second robot-run hotel to open in Japan

If human interaction isn't what you want from your hotel stay, this may be the perfect place for you.<p>Known as the Henn na -- "weird" -- Hotel, the first one opened to the general public in July 2015 in Nagasaki. It is almost entirely staffed by robots. The company behind it is now set to open a …

Japan

A Growth Mindset May Counteract Effects of Poverty on Achievement, Study Says

Having a growth mindset may help buffer students from low-income families from the effects of poverty on academic achievement, researchers found in a …

Should Colleges Really Eliminate the College Lecture?

As schools incentivize innovative research, quality in-class experiences can fall by the wayside.<p>As a doctoral candidate interviewing at a liberal-arts college some years ago, I rambled, waded through pages of notes, and completely lost my train of thought at one point during my job presentation. …

Video games that improve skills for kids with special needs

Strengthening skills through play is a proven strategy to help kids learn. For kids with special needs, video games can offer opportunities to practice everything from communication skills to organization -- even social interactions -- in a comfortable environment where players set the pace. While …

Short-Term Memory

A modern-day Renaissance: APIs fuel a cultural shift in businesses

Since 2000, 52 percent of the Fortune 500 have gone bankrupt, merged, been acquired or fallen off the list for not keeping up with the ever-changing technology landscape.<p>As software proliferates every corner of a business, IT is being crushed by project demands from business users who require …

Innovation

What Students Will Learn In The Future

<b>What Students Will Learn In The Future</b><p><i>This is part 1 of the series “Responsive Teaching For A Changing World,” a 3-part series is sponsored by Adobe</i> …