Michael Leavitt

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High Seas Hybrid: World’s Most Eco-friendly Cruise Ship Will Sail in 2018

From an environmental perspective, it’s easy to see how cruise ships have long been one of the harshest modes of travel. They’re big, slow, …

Using Multimedia to Power Up Classroom Magazines on Flipboard

How to Go From “Cool” to “Awesome”<p>Erase from your mind any image you may have of one of those loose leaf binders filled with photocopies of source …

What The Best Writers Know

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>The more I write, the more I realize how much I still have to learn about good writing.<p>And beyond just working out what I don’t know, there’s the even harder step of learning to put those things into practice. I’ve been very fortunate to have worked …

0ver 150 EdTech Tutorials to Help You Integrate iPad in Your Instruction

March 6, 2015 <i><br>EdTech Teacher Tutorials</i> is an excellent resource of educational video tutorials covering a variety of EdTech tools and apps. This work …

YC-Backed Booktrope Rethinks Book Publishing

If you’re a writer, you’ve probably heard horror stories about the publishing industry — books that are rejected by publisher after publisher, books that sit in submission piles for years, books that are published but basically disappear without publisher support.<p>At the same time, self-publishing …

Writing

How-To: Upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro, boosting size & speed

Over the past two weeks, I’ve written about the (surprisingly easy) process of adding solid state drives (SSDs) to radically speed up older iMacs, and the varied challenge levels of adding SSDs to older Mac Pros, Mac minis, and non-Retina MacBooks. Today’s guide looks at the <b>easiest SSD</b> …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

The Devil's Due

In 2001, life in America as we knew it changed in a matter of a few hours. The legacy our past generations built was not only challenged but attacked. The military changed that day, unbeknownst to them at the time, so utterly completely that today that the military today is nearly …

8 Ways To Be Intentional In Your Parenting

Some people call parenting a job, but when I think about it, that doesn't seem like an accurate description of what this beautiful and messy thing really is. This is a relationship -- a relationship that takes thought, self sacrifice, love, compassion and intentionality. This is not a relationship …

Parenting

5 ways to let a little more risk into your child’s day (and why that’s a good thing)

“That is just not safe,” mumbles the father and only other parent at a playground I frequent with my three boys. He says it to no one in particular, just loud enough for me to hear the disapproval in his voice, but not loud enough to directly confront me about my seven-year-old son’s choice of …

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Learn the 7 Life Hacks of Really Wealthy People

We all have the potential to build streams of income and wealth. Here are some powerful ways to get there.<p>During the long course of my life in business, I've had the opportunity to meet some very wealthy people. For the most part, I've found that they're just like you and me--with the added bonus …

Elon Musk uses this ancient critical-thinking strategy to outsmart everybody else

Before he was a world-changing entrepreneur, Elon Musk was on track to become a physicist — even starting an applied physics Ph.D. at Stanford University.<p>But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it …

Curious much? This e-learning site may have the answer

More people are seeing the value of online classes than they did before.<p>Craig Weiss, CEO of E-learning 24/7

Seagate Debuts iOS-Compatible Storage Option, Personal Cloud and Ultra-Thin Portable Hard Drive

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, tech companies often take the opportunity to unveil new products. Well-known data storage company Seagate is no exception, and is introducing three impressive new products at the show.<p>The new 500GB Seagate Wireless portable hard drive is the …

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National Parks

Cup Size Isn’t Everything

True&Co. uses extensive customer feedback to design bras that really fit.<p>“Look at this thing: It’s like a Sealy mattress.”<p>Deep inside a Victoria’s Secret store–one of two within a block of each other on this stretch of Broadway in downtown Manhattan– Michelle Lam is holding up a sea-green push-up …

Lying on Facebook profiles can implant false memories, experts warn

A fifth of young people admit their online profile bears little resemblance to reality<p>Embellishing the truth to impress friends on sites like Facebook may implant false memories, psychologists have warned.<p>A fifth of young people admit their online profile bears little resemblance to reality, and …

Social Media

Visiting Churchill - Lazy Bear Lodge | 204-663-9377

<b> <br>Polar Bears of Churchill</b><p>The lion may be the king of the jungle, but the polar bear is the ruler of the arctic. This powerful and mighty creature is …

Northern Lights

MOS Kick - Stand Out

<b>What is the Kick?</b><p>We recently received shiny new iPhone 6’s here and have loved everything about them. The camera on the iPhone 6 and the camera …

Universities Are Schooling Tech Companies In Video

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Eric Burns is co-founder and CTO of Panopto. Prior to that, he was</i> <i>an engineer at Microsoft</i> leading the <i></i>development of the Books and Academic search engines for Microsoft’s Windows Live division.<p>It’s no secret that the ivory towers of academia don’t get much respect from the tech …

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

Online Education

Easy Tools for Bloggers to Bring Content to Flipboard

Jenn de la Vega / November 5, 2014<p>Are you a blogger? We’ve introduced a couple of tools to help get your content to Flipboard faster and to expand …

7 Apps That Can Do Your Homework Much Faster Than You

In the field of educational technology, some apps might be getting <i>too</i> smart.<p>More and more apps are delivering on-demand homework help to students, …

'Why Kids Sext' Describes Nude Photos As 'Social Currency' Among Teens

In April, residents of Louisa County, Va., were shocked to learn of a sexting "ring" among the town's teenagers. When Hanna Rosin asked teens from Louisa County High School how many people they knew who had sexted, a lot of them replied: "Everyone." But what was originally characterized in the …

Should I Upgrade to Mac OS X Yosemite?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>So Yosemite is coming out today. It looks like it has some great features, but it's still an upgrade, and any upgrade has a chance of …

How to Fix OS X Yosemite's Biggest Annoyances

Yosemite's here today and as seems to always be the case with Apple's new operating systems, it comes with a handful of annoyances alongside its new …

Create Watch Folders to Easily Store Files In Your Evernote Account

Windows: Being effective with Evernote is important. The Watch Folder feature allows you to set up a folder on your hard drive that automatically …

Faster internet expected to shake up health and education by 2025

A new report published by the Pew Research Center and Elon University aims to predict how the advent of gigabit-speed internet connections will affect our lives by 2025.<p>The Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age research involved asking 1,464 “experts and internet builders” what they think humans will be …

Readers Are Liars: The 1928 Study That Predicted the Future of News

Frivolous entertainment is taking over news, readers don't know what they want, and native ads really work—just as George Gallup predicted, nearly nine decades ago.<p>It's a simple enough question: <i>What do you read all day long?</i><p>For hundreds of years, it was also an utter mystery to the publishing …