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Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens only worked four hours a day—and you should too

An underlying assumption driving today’s pervasive cult of productivity is that the more hours you work, the more you get done. This seems like a logical enough formula, but it is also leading to an epidemic of job-induced stress and burnout. Regardless, being perpetually “busy” has become a …

The Ultimate Secret to Getting More Stuff Done | Inc.com

For many entrepreneurs and busy professionals, the pursuit of getting more done during a typical workload can seem daunting. We're distracted constantly; we spend considerable time putting out fires and managing those who can't manage themselves.<p>Think about it: How many times were you interrupted …

Author <b>Stephen Marche</b> owes part of his success to the eccentrically antiquated Mr B – a stickler for rules, perfect sentences and the English language<p>The relationship that changed me was the relationship that made me – a common enough paradox.<p>Between the ages of 11 and 14, I had an English teacher …

Middle School

'Eat Your Frogs' To Destroy Procrastination

The summer slump has descended, and it’s a subtle beast (HBO binge-watchers say yeah). Fortunately we’ve got your back and are ready to put you on the right path. A quick and easy read for productivity pro-tips comes from Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy.<p>“Eating your frog” is all about accomplishing …

Procrastination

The Role of Open Educational Resources in the Student Success Agenda

In June, 2016, the national educational reform organization Achieving the Dream (ATD) convened the largest ever gathering of community colleges committed to developing full degree programs using open educational resources (OER). Teams comprising faculty, presidents, provosts, deans, librarians, and …

What the Most Successful People Do in the Evening | Inc.com

The importance of good morning habits is a no-brainer. It's common sense that if you wake up early and do good things to ramp your body and mind up for the day, those things will pay off. How we spend our evenings gets a lot less attention, but it's just as important--the time that bridges one day …

Success

Why Revise? Because You Have an Authentic Audience

Undoubtedly, the answer is that millions of people around the world would be listening to the speech, and thus he wanted his writing to be clear, …

Amazon launches Singles Classics to resell timeless essays from top writers and magazines

Amazon this morning is introducing a new way to read short-form content on Kindle devices and in the Kindle app with the launch of “Singles Classics.” The service will bring articles, stories and essays from well-known authors and top periodicals – many available in digital format for the first …

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Self-improvement

Microsoft's next Surface rumored to be an AIO desktop PC

Here’s a rumor that may get Microsoft fans excited: Microsoft’s next Surface device just might be an all-in-one (AIO) desktop PC.<p>Rather than bring us yet another notebook-type device, Microsoft is said to be working on an iMac competitor for release in Q3 2016. The second generation Surface Book is …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Google EDU Releases Expeditions and ‘Cast for Education’ Apps, Introduces Quizzes to Google Forms

column | Edtech Business<p>Google EDU Releases Expeditions and ‘Cast for Education’ Apps, Introduces Quizzes to Google Forms<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist) …

Evernote handwriting to text – Reviewing the options

The Evernote handwriting to text features are the perfect tools to connect old-school handwriting with the modern style of typing things down. Typing …

Bill Nye’s Solar Sail Hits A Few Snags But Is Almost Ready To Fly

Despite a recent glitch, LightSail 2 is still aiming for a historic flight in 2017<p>Carl Sagan dreamt of navigating the cosmos on sails pushed by waves of photons streaming out from the sun. These solar sails may one day carry humans to other planets and maybe even other star systems. The Planetary …

Greenhouse gas levels are on track to exceed the worst-case scenario. But, as world leaders meet in Paris for the UN climate summit this month, Tim Flannery argues that there are still realistic grounds for hope<p>This month’s meeting in Paris marks the 21st annual occasion on which nations have met …

Climate Change

Elon Musk says Apple's electric car will 'expand the industry'

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO says Apple's ambitions are an 'open secret'<p>Elon Musk has always said that competition is good for the electric car industry, and that apparently holds true even when the rivalry is with a juggernaut like Apple. In an interview with BBC News, Musk said that efforts by the …

The Lexus LF-FC is a hydrogen-powered future machine

No automaker is pushing hydrogen cars harder than Toyota – and the company’s luxury offshoot just unveiled the fuel cell vehicle of the future. The …

No explanation given as inauguration of the Noor-1 plant – the first part of a massive new complex – in Ouarzazate is unexpectedly called off<p>Morocco has postponed without explanation the inauguration of Noor-1, a solar power plant due to open Sunday in Ouarzazate, part of what will eventually be …

Renewable Energy

The U.S. now has 50,000 wind turbines fighting climate change

With the recent news of nearly-zero waste cities and Costa Rica achieving 99 percent renewable energy this year, the US has a lot of catching up to …

The World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Is Now Under Construction

The yearly energy output should equal about 19,000 barrels of oil.<p>Japanese electronics manufacturer Kyocera Corporation announced today that construction has begun on the largest floating solar power plant in the world in terms of energy output, according to a press release from Kyocera. The 13.7 …

Renewable Energy

Doctors issue warning about LED streetlights

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just adopted an official policy statement about street lighting: cool it and dim it.<p>The statement, adopted unanimously at the AMA's annual meeting in Chicago on June 14, comes in response to the rise of new LED street lighting sweeping the country. An AMA …

Los Angeles

10 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do on Google Classroom

For the past few years Google has provided educators with a killer blended learning platform that allows them to create, distribute, grade …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Moleskine’s Smart Writing Set Digitizes Your Work As You Write

To start off, I should warn you that this review might be <i>slightly</i> biased because well, I love Moleskine. I got my first one, a reporter-style pocket …

This Is The End of The Fossil Fuel Age as We Know It, Says Report

You can't fight the future.<p>Fossil fuels are holding on, but end of their reign is nigh, says a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which …

Never waste a good waste crisis: Beirut's trash woes give birth to recycling

Lebanon isn’t without its share of problems. No elected government. Over a million Syrian refugees. ISIS tickling the border. And a massive trash crisis.<p>Shadia Khater may not be able to do much about the first three of these, but she’s doing her best to help solve the fourth, and change the way …

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Global Citizenship: Where the Burden of Legacy Ends, Where Our Future Begins

<i>This blog post is based on the author's remarks at the United Nations Academic Impact Fifth Anniversary held at the United Nations in New York on November 10, 2015.</i><p>Thank you, Mr. Ramu Damodaran, for graciously inviting me to this important event.<p>Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and …

Educating for Global Citizenship

This year, the world has seen clearly the costs of extremism and political instability.<p>After months of violent attacks on nearly every continent and facing the biggest refugee crisis since World War Two, we're forced to wrestle with hard questions. We're grappling with how to address the root …