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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Work and Life Don't Always Have to Be Balanced

We all know how things can spiral out of control if you don’t know how to balance your work and home life. However, perfect balance may not always be …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The scientists behind 'Inside Out' explain one big thing the movie gets right that most people get wrong

For an animated movie aimed at children, "Inside Out," the latest from Pixar, has received an unusually serious response from adults.

It was "so powerful that it changed the way I understand my own emotions," wrote Business Insider's Ian Phillips.

The movie "made me understand the one thing my …


Role Reversal: India's Tech Titans Grab Talent From Silicon Valley

In May, Indian e-commerce executive Rohit Bansal boarded a plane in his native Delhi and headed for Silicon Valley. Traditionally, such a journey would mark the loss of another Indian tech star in favor of greater opportunities in the United States. This time, however, the human-capital migration …


The Cost of Continuously Checking Email

Suppose each time you ran low on an item in your kitchen—olive oil, bananas, napkins—your instinctive response was to drop everything and race to the store. How much time would you lose? How much money would you squander on gas? What would happen to your productivity?

We all recognize the …


Tin Can API and the Age of Informal Learning

The typical LMS serves up elearning and tracks results, but Tin Can API captures learning data in streams of “actor/verb/object."

Informal Learning

Learning Needs a Revolution

Learning and development is failing, and the only real remedy is a revolution. Tinkering around the edges is not going to cut it. Not a violent …


Multiple Intelligences In eLearning: The Theory And Its Impact

Multiple Intelligences In eLearning

The Theory of Multiple Intelligences was developed in 1983 by Howard Earl Gardner and it was first published in his …

Learning Styles

6 eLearning lessons from Game of Thrones

While everyone tries to overcome the shock from the fifth season’s finale (no spoilers here), we thought it would be a fun summer post to write about …


Pitfalls to Avoid When You Inherit a Team

Taking over as the leader of an existing team can be daunting. The team’s response to your new processes or style can make you feel a little like the evil stepmother who’s stepped into their formerly happy lives. Your team was once someone else’s team. They’ve developed habits in response to the …


Peeking into the brain's filing system

Storing information so that you can easily find it again is a challenge. From purposefully messy desks to indexed filing cabinets, we all have our preferred systems. How does it happen inside our brains?

Somewhere within the dense, damp and intricate 1.5kg of tissue that we carry in our skulls, all …

The Brain

The real reason you can’t focus at work

Exploring an area completely unrelated to your work will boost new ideas.

MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: What’s your best advice for staying productive at work? is written by Sandhya

Job Satisfaction

U.S. has a lousy work-life balance

While the U.S. ranks high in housing, income and wealth, it ranks abysmally low on work-life balance—29th among the 36 advanced nations surveyed. …

Work-Life Balance

Gratitude: the latest self-help trend that could change your life

What if you could de-stress and double your energy with just two little words? Anna Hart says 'thank you' to the new self-help trend taking the world by storm

When was the last time you popped a cork to celebrate something? In my decade as a journalist, I’ve never once gone out with friends to …


10 Effective Ways To Make You A Faster Learner

The importance of learning cannot be underestimated. Learning empowers us to fulfill our ideas and realize our full potential. The speed of gaining …

Cool Stuff

Minimalist living: 10 Definitions That Can Change Your Life Forever

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Since learning about minimalist living, and applying it to my life, I’ve come across tons of different definitions of …

Simple Living

The Secret To Walt Disney's Corporate Strategy

It's all a massive feedback loop.

A 1957 infographic of Walt Disney's corporate theory reveals a complex web of strategic channels. The illustration might be nearly 60 years old, but it's still the basis of the brand's success.

When Disney makes a movie today, the company thinks beyond the motion …

Walt Disney Company

A Holacracy of Dunces

“Where’s the man with the megaphone?”

The fair boy shook his head.

“This is an island. At least I think it’s an island. That’s a reef out in the sea. …

Solve Anything Creatively

Do you have an idea you can’t wait to introduce to the world? Are you hungry to launch a new campaign or business venture?

IDEO U will give you the …

Why successful people leave work early

So many professionals believe the more hours they put in and the later they stay at work, the more successful they’ll be.But a study published in the …

World Economic Forum

10 eLearning Trends For 2015 – Presentation

Latest trends have been known to be the game changers; be it in the fashion industry or eLearning industry. Trend watchers are constantly on the …


Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

by John Lasseter

It is such an exciting time to be a filmmaker.

I do not believe the notion that the cinema is dying or dead because it’s amazing what …

5 papers every learning professional should read

I don’t read as many journal articles as I’d like.Given the challenges and pressures of professional life, combined with everything else that’s been …

Distance Learning

Children should advance in school according to skill, not age

In 2010, a fifth-grade student named Jack started the year at the bottom of his class in math at Santa Rita Elementary School in the Los Altos School District in California. He struggled to keep up, and grew to consider himself one of those kids who would just never quite ‘‘get it.’’ In a typical …


5 ways to tweak your desk setup so you can be more productive at work

Having a clean desk is an essential part of killing it in the workplace.

Sure, some creative geniuses thrive in chaos, amid piles of papers, stacks of books, and even last night's congealed takeout.

But let's be honest — a messy cubicle ain't gonna impress the boss.

Having an organized space can also …


Why technology is not a synonym for innovation

Not long ago, I was sitting in on an innovation roundtable. There were about 20 of us, all equally excited about the role of innovation in moving business forward. But after a short while, it became obvious that most of the talk was about technology. Now, let’s be clear. I am a huge proponent of …


Digital Tools to Make Your Next Meeting More Productive

This spring, I wrote about how the right digital tools can help you work more efficiently before, during, and after a meeting. Let’s look more closely at how to use the tools during your meeting to better lead the conversation.

For an example, I’ll use the Second Continental Congress, one of the …

Declaration of Independence

This is not about personal development, this is about creating space for success

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This is not about personal development, it’s about applying very simple and practical strategies that will


Teacher Guides for Technology And Learning

Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic! This part of Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and …


5 Signs It’s Time for a New Job

Regardless of your age, background, or accomplishments, you have probably fantasized about the possibility of a new career at some point in your life – those who haven’t are the exception.

LinkedIn reports that of its 313 million members, 25% are active job seekers, while 60% can be considered …


How HR should reinvent leadership development

While study after study shows that increasing leadership capacity remains at the top of most firms’ strategic priorities, the same reports find that …