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Business Leaders Aren't Sure Colleges Are Effectively Preparing Students, Poll Finds

A new survey of business leaders finds many of them are skeptical that American colleges and universities are effectively preparing students for the workforce.<p>Just one-third said they agreed or strongly agreed that higher education institutions are "graduating students with the skills and …

Obama’s 34 Words That Matter Most

No one paid much attention when he said he would appeal for more help for young men of color, but those could prove the most important words of the …

What Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew

I'm spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men in flannel (I missed the flannel memo) and I sit around smelling tires and inhaling exhaust fumes while an enchanting little fairy is in constant motion around her daddy. She climbs on him, giggles, turns around, and then …

Parenting

Walter Cronkite: What I've Learned

Anchorman, 90<p><b>When the Eagle landed on the moon, I was speechless</b>—overwhelmed, like most of the world. Couldn't say a word. I think all I said was, "Wow! Jeez!" Not exactly immortal. Well, I was nothing if not human.<p><b>Interviewing friends is a tough one.</b> Your duty to the interview must transcend your …

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Yoga for Menstrual Cramps! A couple...

<b>Yoga for Menstrual Cramps!</b><p>A couple of you have asked me what kind of yoga poses you should do during shark week to ease the cramps and discomfort. …

An Evolution in College Student Advising

Over the course of four years, undergraduate students are presented with a smorgasbord of enticing courses. At times, they may feel overwhelmed. Which courses are needed for their major and to satisfy degree requirements? At what point should they take a course? Traditionally, students seek out …

College & University

Try your hand at street photography

Photographing strangers as they go about their lives can seem daunting, but it's a great way for amateurs to get started. Plus, take a great street portrait and win a place on Antonio Olmos's photography Masterclass<p>• Your street photos, critiqued by Antonio Olmos<p>Street photography is right on your …

Your street photos

Antonio Olmos selects the best of your pics from the Guardian Witness street photography assignment<p>• Try your hand at street photography: plus, win a place on Antonio Olmos' Masterclass<p><b>Sunset</b><b><br>Tom Dyer</b><p>This picture (above) is just a riot of colours. You can tell it's sunset from the shadow behind the …

The World's Deadliest Place for Shark Attacks Tries to Figure Out How to Stop Them

People are entering the waters off the west coast of Australia rather gingerly these days. Following a fatal attack on a surfer at Gracetown, 270 km …

Physicists Are Spending Way Too Much Time Hunting Time Travelers on Facebook

If you were a modern physicist on the hunt for time travelers, a phenomenon that has intrigued cultures dating back to the Indian Mahabharata in 9th …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Your First DSLR - now what?! - Digital Photography School

Photography

The Online Education Revolution Drifts Off Course

One year ago, many were pointing to the growth of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, as the most important trend in higher education. Many saw the rapid expansion of MOOCs as a higher education revolution that would help address two long-vexing problems: access for underserved students and cost.<p>…

New dinosaur with huge nose and horns unearthed in Utah

A new breed of dinosaur with a massive nose has been identified in Utah. Dubbed the Nasutoceratops Titusi, the dinosaur was about 15 feet long when it roamed earth about 75 million years ago, according to the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Nasutoceratops — which translates to "big nosed horned …

UK to test self-driving cars on public roads this year

Driverless cars will soon be rolling across the UK's public roadways, thanks to a government decision to permit tests by the end of 2013, reports BBC News. A report from the country’s Department of Transport gives a rundown of the plans, which it believes will lower congestion and improve safety — …

Prismatic Layers of Air in Tuscany

Though not much is known about photographer Adnan Bubalo, his stunning nature and landscape photos speak for themselves. His most captivating works feature the hills of Tuscany in central Italy. With its spectacular rolling hills and surrounding scenery, Tuscany is one of Italy's top vacation …

Italy

Auckland Has an ‘Angry Birds’ Problem

New Zealand authorities warned residents of an impending threat late last week: “Angry Birds still at large in Auckland.” While that headline might …

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Earth's Oldest Living Trees

In a protected area high in the White Mountains in eastern California, 15 miles east of Bishop, you'll find the oldest living trees in the world. The gnarled beauties, called the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, are believed to be 1,000 to around 4,800 years old. Can you imagine the amount of history …

Forests

Teach Yourself: Start A Project

I wrote this for High School Students, but it’s applicable to anyone. It’s an address to education and self-fulfillment.<p>More high school and college students should start projects. Projects are a means to bite-size, practical, and self-driven education. They help you navigate interests and learn …

Why Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes And Google Are Giving Cash Directly To The Poorest

Here’s a radical idea: Instead of providing services or training to the world’s poorest, how about giving them cash instead?<p>GiveDirectly, a U.S.-based nonprofit operating in Kenya, is doing just that, and it’s won the support of the likes of Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes and Google. Last Thursday …

Obama Slams G.O.P Student Loan Proposal as "Not Smart," Urges Congress to Act

At a Rose Garden event surrounded by students today, President Obama pressured Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling from 3.4 …

Grumpy Cat Goes from Meme to Movie

Move over Garfield, Grumpy Cat is making the move to movies.<p>Grumpy Cat –the king of the internet cat meme – is breaking off from the computer screen …

Thousands Run Last Mile of Boston