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A Conversation With The President Of The World's First Non-Profit, Tuition-Free, Accredited, Online University

Shai Reshef is an Israeli-born entrepreneur who now lives in Pasadena, California. Although his master’s degree is in Chinese politics, he has made his name professionally in private education. He served as chairman and CEO of the Kidum Group, an Israeli test preparation which he sold to Kaplan, …

Study: Massive Online Courses Enroll An Average Of 43,000 Students, 10% Completion

Massively Open Online Courses are becoming more mainstream, as more top-tier universities give the public access to their courses. A new study demonstrates continued wide-spread popularity with part-time students looking to substitute otherwise cat-video-filled downtime with ivy league …

McDonald's Uses Classical Music To Break Up Drunken Fights

McDonald's branches in a U.K. town are banking on Bach and Brahms to break up late-night drunken brawls, according to a company spokesperson.<p>The McDonald's, located in Stockport, England, "had issues with anti-social behaviour," the spokesperson told The Huffington Post in an email. So the chain …

How successful people make themselves luckier

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.<p>Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, though, the second day—the day you know why—is often described as a personal epiphany. The most successful people have a clear …

Success

People Beat Each Other Up Over Towels At Walmart On Black Friday

Black Friday was ridiculous this year, including at Walmart.<p>Walmart advertised low prices on TVs, laptops and kitchenware, but the store's best-selling item was ... towels.<p>According to a statement Walmart released Friday, the company sold 2.8 million towels, 2 million TVs, 1.4 million tablets, and …

Amazon reports record breaking 'Black Friday'

Amazon said customers ordered four million items on "Black Friday" the highest in its 15 year history.<p>The largest online retailer in Britain, Amazon, said that record breaking sales on "Black Friday" were the highest in its 15 year history.<p>The announcement came less than 48 hours ahead of "Cyber …

Sickweather tracks then alerts you of nearby illnesses

This one is definitely filed under "there's an app for that."<p>With flu season fast approaching and holiday travelers carrying germs throughout the world, it sure would be nice to know what kind of illnesses are nearby. As Mashable reported, an app called Sickweather wants to give you that …

Apps

What is Google’s religion?

Rather than pick one, the Internet giant seems to promote a “benevolent interfaith big tent”<p>The scene opens in a bustling restaurant in Delhi, where a young woman leans in close to her grandfather, whose eyes sparkle with memories of his childhood in Lahore, Pakistan. He points to faded photograph …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics