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How To Fund Your Startup: The Ultimate Startup Funding Guide

In my work as a consultant to entrepreneurs, the issue of startup funding and capital always comes up. I’ve yet to work with an entrepreneur who says …

“Why new teachers should not have to plan lessons. They should just get on with the teaching”

When I came to Michaela Community School, in Wembley, north-west London, I was looking to develop subject knowledge and it was one of the reasons I …

Hack Your Shower to Reuse Heat and Water

Imagine taking a deliciously long hot shower… Sounds great, except for all that fresh water and heat energy pouring down the drain! Well now you can enjoy long showers without the waste. Recover and recycle the water and heat, cutting your shower’s environmental footprint by about 90% with …

Personal Hygiene

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

Emotions, Learning & the Brain: Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience

If I told you that the reason your child is failing in school is that they are not emotionally connected to the academic material, how would you …

Psychology

The 9 Most Inspiring Podcasts for Female Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Fresh off a six-month stint at a startup, I was exhausted and wondering what to do next.<p>As I pondered what new thing to throw myself into, I did what anyone who's been working full-time, commuting two hours a day, and trying to manage life with two kids under the age of 5 would do with so much …

Sanyo announces world's most efficient solar module

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sanyo has announced its development of the world's most energy efficient solar module, the HIT-N230. The module was unveiled at a …

Much Of The World Perplexed That Climate Debate Continues In U.S.

At the U.N. climate summit in Paris, the U.S. has a big footprint. Cabinet officials scurry from meeting to meeting, trying to get a binding deal that would help some 200 countries slow the planet's warming. Yet in some ways, the United States is an outlier.<p>"Everybody else is taking climate change …

Climate

Here's Proof Mindfulness Can Transform Your Life

Think of it as a workout for your mind.<p>The term "mindfulness" can scare people off. But the truth is, the practice could be your greatest superpower.<p>The basic premise of mindfulness is possessing an awareness of your thoughts, which, when you think about it, is a very useful tool. Next time you …

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Pollution

Carbon Farming Gets A Nod At Paris Climate Conference

This week, world leaders are hashing out a binding agreement in Paris at the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference for curbing greenhouse gas emissions. And for the first time, they've made the capture of carbon in soil a formal part of the global response to the climate crisis.<p>"This is a game …

Farming

In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success<p>As the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, one …

Renewable Energy

Business Planning for Funding Your Start-Up Part III: Financial Modeling | Inc.com

This 3-part series is intended to decipher the business planning process--making it easier for you to build one that can help you to secure the funding that you need to grow your business into the powerhouse that you want it to be. <b>Part I</b> covered the <b>Business Synopsis</b> section and <b>Part II</b> covered the</b> …

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Engineering

Kid environmentalists have derailed a $900 million development in a popular Mexican resort town

A group of kids in Cancún, one of Mexico’s hottest resort towns, has stopped the razing of dozens of hectares of mangrove forest for a massive development—for now.<p>On Nov. 4, a judge granted the children’s request to permanently suspend the 69-hectare mixed-use project, but ruled that the children …

This Could Be the Worst Climate Crisis in the World Right Now

On Monday afternoon, Indonesian President Joko Widodo cut short a visit to the United States and headed home to oversee efforts to extinguish a rash …

How WeWork became the most valuable startup in New York City

.<p>WeWork, which has raised $969 million in funding at a $10 billion valuation, is the 11th most valuable startup in the world.<p>But Neumann, who was born in Israel and moved to the US in 2001 after serving as a navy officer in the Israeli military, had an interesting venture before he launched …

WeWork Used These Documents To Convince Investors It's Worth Billions

What the $10 billion co-working company’s internal financial documents tell us about how a decacorn is built.

Skyscraper Expert Antony Wood Calls for a Facades Revolution

Battery Park high-rises, New York City. (Anthony Quintano/Flickr)<p>As the director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Dr. Antony Wood …

Dog birth control shots could limit populations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade ago, the Rosebud Sioux Indians in South Dakota were paying people to catch and shoot wild dogs. Dogs that weren't caught were covered in mange and parasites. Some froze. Some starved. In packs, they survived by eating each other. And dog bites were 20 times worse than …

Impossible Choice Faces America's First 'Climate Refugees'

Climate change is a stark reality in America's northernmost state. Nearly 90 percent of native Alaskan villages are on the coast, where dramatic erosion and floods have become a part of daily life.<p>Perched on the Ninglick River on the west coast of the state, the tiny town of Newtok may be the …

New Report Challenges Beliefs About the Value of AP Classes

The College Board launched its AP program in 1955 as a way to make college-level courses available to high school students. While AP programs have …

Good Read: Are We Turning Our Education System Into Our Financial System?

Harvard's Justin Reich warns that much of ed-tech is old ideas in shiny new packages.<p>"Reich is not a technophobe. But he says he's deeply concerned …

What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School

Here are a few of the statistics New Tech has gathered from their schools: students graduate at a rate six percent higher than the national average …

Re-Imagining Learning: Digital and Physical Convergence

Strange as it may sound, we may be witnessing the death of "digital" -- at least as an adjective. We don't go "digital" shopping -- we shop, online, by phone and in stores. We don't read "digital" media -- we read, on the printed page and on screens of every size. And we are not building a …

Looking for a Few Good Schools - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - blended learning, deeper learning, DigLN, EdTech

We’re all in favor of higher expectations but sometimes standards lead to standardization–a narrow focus around a routinized process. (See the …

Is Education Killing Creativity In The New Economy?

In the information age, we need to radically rethink how we learn in order to keep up.<p>There’s never been a perfect formula for success, but a generation or two ago, things were arguably more straightforward. If you worked hard in high school, got good grades, graduated, and went on to college or a …