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How to Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets to Concentration

A question a lot of us are struggling with these days is “how to focus.” Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There’s a …

For the first time, less than 10 percent of the world is living in extreme poverty, World Bank says

The World Bank provided some relief from bad news this week with some fresh, positive data: For the first time ever, it estimates that the number of people around the world living in extreme poverty will fall below 10 percent.<p>Using an updated international poverty line of USD $1.90 a day, the Bank …

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Teacher Uses LEGOs To Explain Math To Schoolchildren

As if LEGOs weren’t enough of an awesome childhood toy, one teacher has found another awesome educational/developmental use for this super-toy – as a …

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The CEO of GE explains why his math degree is more useful than his MBA

The Cincinnati-born son of a GE employee studied at Dartmouth and earned a Harvard MBA before working his way up at the industrial giant he now helms.<p>But Immelt says his most invaluable qualification is not the MBA. It is his undergraduate degree in math.<p>"I use my math major every day — I don't use …

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There Is No College Bubble

<i>by Malcolm Harris</i><p>If you visit collegedebt.com, that’s exactly what you find. It’s a stark display, black on white, with an ominous ticker counting …

The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar

On Twitter, Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats has compiled nuggets of narrative wisdom she’s received working for the animation studio over the …

Don't Be Fooled: Red Tape Isn't To Blame For Runaway College Costs

Asking colleges how they feel about federal higher education regulation is a bit like asking six-year-olds what they think about broccoli—of course …