Julie Hessler

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Universities compete by teaching in English

<b>There are now almost 8,000 courses being taught in English by leading universities in non-English speaking countries, according to a project mapping their expansion.</b><p>The rise of universities teaching in English, rather than their own local language, has become a global phenomenon.<p>These are not only …

Higher Education

Let Science Explain Why Your Coworkers Are Slackers

The more people on a team, the greater the likelihood that not everyone will pull their weight.<p>It’s the 19th century, and you are a foreman on a farm. You have two dozen strong laborers working for you, and you need some of them to grab a rope that will pull a plow. The rope is long enough for all …

How to Make Homemade Kombucha

Homemade kombucha is truly stupid-easy to make, and saves you a lot of money over store-bought.<p>All you need is tea, sugar, a SCOBY and patience. …

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you.

(New Video — A Casual Overview for those who’d like the less wordy version.)<p>Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in …

Happiness

4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Switching Careers

Share and Help your Friends With Their Job Search!<p>When you’re unhappy at work, it can be exciting to daydream about new career directions. However, …

5 Ways To Build Your Professional Brand Using Social Media

Share and Help your Friends With Their Job Search!<p>These days almost everybody knows the rules of social media. Bikini shots and booze are bad. Photos …

Refugee sponsorship can be a long, complex process - here’s how it works

<b>1. How private sponsorship works:</b> Canadians can sponsor migrants as part of a group of five or more people, through community sponsorship, or through one of the roughly 90 sponsorship agreement holders (a mix of faith groups and secular organizations) that have signed agreements with the federal …

Featured Teacher: Pema Chödrön

“There comes a time when the bubble of ego is popped and you can’t get the ground back for an extended period of time. Those times, when you …

Why should women change their names on getting married?

<b>It is regarded as tradition for wives to take a man's name after marriage. Why, asks Dr Sophie Coulombeau.</b><p>My name is Sophie Coulombeau. But a year from now, after the fuss from my wedding has died down, it could be something rather different. For me, to adopt the surname of my partner and …

National Portrait Gallery

A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments of Critical Thinking and Democratic Decency

British philosopher, mathematician, historian, and social critic <b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) endures as one of the most intellectually diverse and influential thinkers in modern history, his philosophy of religion in particular having shaped the work of such modern atheism …

The Art of “Negative Capability”: Keats on Embracing Uncertainty and Celebrating the Mysterious

Despite his short life, the great Romantic poet <b>John Keats</b> (October 31, 1795–February 23, 1821) endures as one of the most influential creative geniuses humanity has produced. Writing to his brothers, George and Thomas, in a December 1817 letter found in <b>Selected Letters</b> (<i>public library</i>), Keats coins …

Chogyam Trungpa, Buddhist guru, on the role of sadness in everyday life.

Growing up in an American Buddhist family, one of the most treasured gifts I remember inheriting was an understanding—so rare and yet so essential …

A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics

Rodin believed that his art was about removing the stone not part of the sculpture to reveal the essence of his artistic vision. Perhaps this is what Catalan-born, London-based graphic designer Genis Carreras implicitly intended in chiseling away the proverbial philosopher’s stone to sculpt its …

Top 10 most popular universities for billionaires - Telegraph

Five Science ‘Facts’ We Learnt At School That Are Plain Wrong

Let’s start with a quiz…<p>How many senses do you have?<br>• Which of the following are magnetic: a tomato, you, paperclips?<br>• What are the primary colours of …

7 countries where Americans can study at universities, in English, for free (or almost free)

By Rick Noack<p>, Reporter<p>Since 1985, U.S. college costs have surged by about 500 percent, and tuition fees keep rising. In Germany, they've done the opposite.<p>The country's universities have been tuition-free since the beginning of October, when Lower Saxony became the last state to scrap the fees. …