Silas Castillo

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Useful Apps To Learn Design And Coding On Your Smartphone

Whether you like it or not, programming is becoming one of the most important skills in the 21st century. You were certainly not the lucky one who had a chance to learn to code in the first-grade as Estonians do but you can definitely catch-up by being smart about your time. The design is another …

Online Education

Use Of MOOCs And Online Education Is Exploding: Here's Why

The folks at Class Central just released their data on the growth of online courses (MOOCs) in 2015 and the data is amazing.<p>More than 35 million people have enrolled in online courses in the last four years, and 2015 enrollments doubled from 2014. <i>(That’s equal to one out of five working</i> …

Higher Education

5 Ways to Succeed at Fulfilling Your Dream

Sad, isn't it?<p>I mean, you're constantly frustrated with your life. You want to pursue your dreams and live a successful life, but you just can't seem to do it.<p>Everyone around you seems content with their lives. They seem to have achieved their dreams. Even those who are in the midst of hardship …

Galaxy S7 Leak Reveals Samsung's Sneaky Strategy

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is expected to be announced during Q1 2016, and the flagship smartphone will be under a huge amount of pressure from the South Korean company to perform. Not only does it have to convince the markets that a Samsung flagship is a worthy choice as the ‘top’ Android phone, it also …

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5 terrible things Americans learned about Planned Parenthood in 2015

Americans learned a lot of terrible things about Planned Parenthood this year, but these five just might take the cake. When it comes to the abortion …

The Return of the Middle American Radical

Add to Briefcase<p>John B. Judis<p>Oct. 2, 2015, 5 a.m.<p>In 1976, Don­ald War­ren—a so­ci­olo­gist from Oak­land Uni­versity in Michigan who would die two …

The World's Most Affordable Cities

Some cities are cheap for a reason. Like Kyiv, Ukraine, seen here. A political crisis and a proxy war with Russia on its eastern border have destroyed the Ukrainian economy. Kyiv might be an attractive, and inexpensive place to live. But few foreigners are willing to come here. Investment firm UBS …

How to use free Wi-Fi safely for banking, shopping and browsing

Public Wi-Fi is a convenient way to check Facebook, browse the Internet or do some online shopping on the go without putting a dent in your cellular data plan. (Use this free app to find Wi-Fi anywhere you go.) Unfortunately, if there are hackers on the same network, there’s a good chance they can …

Children brought up by both parents far less likely to suffer mental ill-health

Major research finds children brought up by single parents or step-families are far more likely to suffer from conduct disorders and hyperactivity<p>Children brought up by single parents and in step families are three times as likely to suffer from mental health problems, a major study has …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

The 8 types of intelligence that influence how successful you are

We all know of successful businesses started by first-time entrepreneurs who dropped out of school, and according to many sources, "street smarts" (experience) tends to trump "book smarts" (intelligence) every time.<p>Another perspective is that there are in fact multiple types of intelligence, and we …

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

Wi-Fi

Philosophy with numbers: The math problem that stumped the Japanese internet

If a notebook costs 100 yen, 20 yen cheaper than a pencil case, then how much is an eraser?<p>I’ve never been all that good with numbers, but word …

Japan

Top 5 Parenting Habits for Raising Happy, Healthy Kids

We all know that parenting can be difficult. In those first few months after birth, when you're basking in the glow of becoming a new mom or dad while reeling from the difficulty of nighttime feeds, much of what's necessary to raise a child hasn't really hit you. But, over time, as the months and …

This Cosmologist May Have Found Evidence of a Parallel Universe

Scientists have examined a great cosmic glow in the sky, and at least one cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology thinks he has found …

Key Events of the Middle Ages

<b>Topic</b>: English history: the Middle Ages and the Magna Carta<p><b>Level</b>: A2<p><b>Time:</b> 45–60 minutes<p><b>Aims</b>:<p>• To develop students’ fluency through a jigsaw reading …

Are Musk, Bezos and Branson the Wright brothers of today? Some in Congress think so.

The breakthroughs were right around the corner, they promised. Soon people would be taking regular trips to the cosmos, and the era of commercial spaceflight would finally become reality.<p>And so in 2004, the young space companies lobbied for an extended “learning period’ that would allow them to …

Top-Performing Home-Schoolers Told They Can’t Compete in Science Fair This Year, Despite Over a Decade of Participation

Home-schooled students and their parents in New Mexico protested with signs this week that said “Let us compete!” after they were told they could not be included in a science fair competition.<p>According to KOAT-TV, a group of home-schooled students wished to compete in Science Olympiad as they had …

An Abnormal Story of Changing Directions in College

"I did it because my friends are doing it! I want to fit in, but also it's something that I want."<p>I've used this justification with my parents, as well as with friends, to try and explain myself a little bit.<p>I should add that I'm not talking about drugs here. Or alcohol. Or any kind of promiscuous …

NASA and Google invite media to visit quantum computing lab on December 8

NASA today sent out invitations to journalists for a tour of its Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, a joint project with NASA, Google, and the Universities Space Research Association located at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.<p>Media will be able to photograph the quantum …

National Book Awards: The Best Reader Wins!

The winners of the National Book Awards were selected this week following an evening in which all the nominees participated in a reading hosted by New School University. Even though I have no idea whether or not the judges attended the readings, I couldn't help noticing that the best readers -- at …

iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 productivity showdown: Microsoft Office vs. Google Docs

You can do a lot of things with the iPad Pro. One of my favorite things to do is to write, so naturally, once I got my hands on one of these fancy new tablets from Apple, I wanted to do some writing. So I installed Microsoft Word and Google Docs on it.<p>But Microsoft and Google also have apps for …

Student gets top marks for 'perfect' answer to critical thinking question

You don’t always get what you want in life<p>A young student with a strong sense of realism has won plaudits online for a brilliant answer to a question on critical thinking.<p>“Suppose you want to build a house on this land and still protect its natural resources. What could you do? How would it protect …

Inflammation Tied to Weakened Reward System in Depression

A new study indicates that persistent inflammation is linked to anhedonia, a stubborn symptom of depression defined as the inability to experience …

Lean Six Sigma Project Management Certifications

The best approach to creating the most efficient and effective business structure involves both Six Sigma and Lean principles.<p>With 37 hours of learning in the new Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & Certifications offer on TNW Deals, you’ll understand concrete processes for increasing …

The Two Simple Words That Can Motivate Your Entire Team

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

4 Great New Google Docs Templates for Teachers

November 21, 2015<br>A few months ago, we shared with you six popular Google Docs templates to use in your instruction but those were in the old template …

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