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19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

The 10 most valuable career skills you can acquire in your spare time

In other words, they evaluated a ton of different skills that companies look for in their job postings and then evaluated how much higher those jobs paid on average than similar jobs that <i>didn't</i> include those skills.<p>For example, a lab technician job that includes a requirement for the "data …

Employment

5 Simple Strategies To Help You Worry Less This Year

Believe it or not, psychologists have a term to describe people who like to think a lot. The trait is called <i>need for cognition</i>. It refers to people who enjoy effortful thinking and feel motivated to attempt to understand and make sense of things. For the most part, this is associated with positive …

Mindfulness

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

16 - Bargain Bikes, Framesets, and Kids bikes

Our first batch of awards honour the best Framesets, Bargain Bikes and Kids bikes that we've tested here on road.cc over the past 12 months.<p>While …

A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Assignments in Google Classroom

September 22, 2015<br>Google Classroom allows you to easily create, share and collect assignments with your students paperlessly. Being integrated with …

Education Technology

A personality test used by major companies screens leaders for these 18 traits

The report, which includes clients' ratings in 18 key areas such as decisiveness and the ability to handle sensitive problems, is based on years of research on the factors that go into effective management. The CPI 260 and the reports that come with the results are used by major companies including …

Leadership

Some Very Good Apps for Science and Chemistry Teachers

September 6, 2015<br>The list of apps below are especially useful for science and chemistry teachers. They provide some very good resources and …

So You Want to Learn How to Code

Who knew one simple Medium post could ignite such a profound movement? #iLookLikeAnEngineer is now being spread globally in over 50 countries. It has …

Grab These Educational iPad Apps-They Are Free Today

August 6, 2015<br>As is the case once every week, we feature here a compilation of educational apps that are on sale. These deals are valid at least here …

Apps

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Leadership

Amazing Online Productivity Resources for Procrastinators

If you’re looking for ways to improve your productivity, there are plenty of educational resources to be found online. The hardest part about finding …

Time Management

The Beginner’s Dilemma: Your First 100 Hours of Code

What happens when you ask for advice on learning to code?<p>"Try Python. At first you'll be just fooling around, but then in 15 minutes you'll be …

Stack Overflow

4 Good Tech Tools for Teaching Writing

February 15, 2015<br>As an EdTech enthusiast, I am always looking for potent ways to leverage the power of digitality into my everyday learning. Writing …

5 Must-Read Personal Development Books From 2014

Whether you read a book a week or only a few a year, these five beauties, have to be at the top of your reading list.<p>Checkout <b>The 5 Must Read Personal</b> …

Startups

This Is How You Get A Busy Person To Respond To Your Email (Or, 5 Rules For Good Email Etiquette)

Some days I get hundreds of emails a day. It really sucks.<p>The worst part is that most of the emails are important and I physically can’t respond to …

How to Keep Calm and Carry on When You Feel Ignored

When you've tried so hard to address team members' emotional hurdles to accepting change and walked them through how to apply the change to their work situation, your blood can start boiling when you still don't see the desired results. "How could they be do disrespectful?", you seethe. "Do they …

Self-help

How to deal with highly negative people

It’s easier said than done. Here are a few simple strategies for dealing with that special misanthrope in your life<p>What is the single biggest determinant of your happiness?<p>The answer to this question, as you probably already know, is not “wealth,” “fame,” “beauty” or “power”. Rather, it is how …

Self-help

The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code

Even if you think the buzz around "learning how to code" is overkill, you have to admit it's here to stay.<p>Just like it's easier to learn a foreign …

The Freedivers Who Eavesdrop on Whales

I’m in the passenger seat of a white van, on a dusty, potholed road somewhere along the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka. It’s 9:00 p.m. and the stars are out. “Is this the right way?” I ask our driver.<p>He’s a local named Bobby; that isn’t his real name, but that’s what he wants me to call him. Bobby …

Whales