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The adolescent brain and the deadly side of social media

The spread of harmful ideas is nothing new.Teenagers and young adults have always done silly and rather dangerous things because, let's face it, …

New Zealand News

The 13 best British universities if you want a high-paying job after graduation

LONDON — For many students attending university is a means to an end, with that end being a fulfilling and well-paid job once they graduate.<p>Money, straight after university, is often seen as the most important factor in choosing a job for graduates, so with that in mind, Business Insider decided to …

MBA

The rich are getting richer and it is the young who are losing out, report finds

Since the financial crash in 2008, those under the age of 35 have struggled financially while the top one per cent has recouped any losses, according …

Income Inequality

Optimizing Edtech for Collaborative, Personalized Learning and Enhanced Student Outcomes | The Spark

Houghton Mifflin encourages you to buy books from both online and local booksellers. For information about booksellers in your area, we recommend you …

Personalized Learning

Hanny's Voorwerp Is A Puzzling Space Object Discovered By A Dutch Schoolteacher

Many people dream of making the next big discovery to change the way humans think about the universe. For most of history, that dream has been off …

Universe

We know innovation is key – but there's little agreement on exactly what it is

We want the best education for our children and we want them to have the innovation skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow. But we don’t agree on …

Innovation

New students 'unprepared for university'

<b>Young people heading for university need much better preparation for what they can expect, say researchers.</b><p>After all the effort of getting a university place, the Higher Education Policy Institute study suggests, there can be unrealistic expectations.<p>Most young people expect to have more teaching …

Education

Rise in poorer students dropping out of university

<b>Rising numbers of students from more disadvantaged homes are dropping out of universities in England before completing their studies, figures show.</b><p>The proportion of youngsters from disadvantaged families who do not continue after their first year has reached the highest level for five years, says …

Education

A non-scientist's guide to reading scientific papers

Jennifer Raff -- a bioanthropologist and geneticist who researches and teaches at U Kansas and U Texas -- provides some excellent advice and context …

Research

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to …

Pedagogy

3 Ways Technology Is Changing Studying

By Meghan Bogardus CortezMobile devices and other digital tools reshape how college students get classwork done.

Education

Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, …

What to do when high-paying jobs start to disappear

Here's how one profession is managing to cope with technology, automation and lost careers<p>The first time Julie Aitken saw the jumble of squiggly …

How Metacognition, Thinking About Thinking, Can Help Your Life

<b>Metacognition</b>, thinking about how you think, has been shown to help students improve their grades. Stanford University researchers published a new …

Teaching

23 High-Paying Career Alternatives That You Don’t Need A Bachelor’s Degree For

In today's world many areas of employment are opening up which were unheard of before. There are respectable jobs that are eliminating the need of …

Education

How to Build Your Digital Brand as an Actor

Welcome to the Backstage Guide to building your digital brand as an actor and performing artist. Here, we’re going to supply you with all the …

How to Promote a Small Website: Content, Social & Link Building by @grybniak

Help your SEO efforts go further with a content strategy, social media marketing, link building, and PPC marketing.The post How to Promote a Small …

Digital Marketing

Dear students, what you post can wreck your life

Dear Student,<p>Harvard recently rescinded admission offers for some incoming freshmen who participated in a private Facebook group sharing offensive …

The History of Punk Rock in 200 Tracks: An 11-Hour Playlist Takes You From 1965 to 2016

It may be that familiarity breeds contempt, and if that’s so, we should all be very glad of the wealth of excellent documentaries correcting the …

Long Strange Trip, the New 4-Hour Documentary on the Grateful Dead, Is Now Streaming Free on Amazon Prime

FYI: <i>Long Strange Trip</i>, the first comprehensive documentary to tell the story of the Grateful Dead, is steaming free right now on Amazon Prime. …

150 Songs from 100+ Rappers Get Artfully Woven into One Great Mashup: Watch the “40 Years of Hip Hop”

On what he deemed the 30th anniversary of hip hop, in 2004, <i>Village Voice</i> critic Greg Tate wrote that the music’s “ubiquity has created a common …

Universities warned

The cost of finishing a university degree in Australia0:57<p>New research has found the overall cost of a university education has soared in the past 10 …

How can universities hang on to their students?

With student retention becoming a priority, universities are seeking out the strategies that work best to bring down drop-out rates<p>The UK is a world leader when it comes to student retention – it came top in the latest OECD data (from 2014), with 71% of the country’s students completing their …

Education

Canada to teach computer coding starting in kindergarten

Canadian schoolchildren will soon start learning computer coding and other digital skills from kindergarten through to high school, the government …

Programming

Preparing for an automated future

The writing is on the wall. The forces of automation that killed hundreds of thousands of factory jobs over the past few decades are now poised to …

5 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Free You to Be Happy and Successful

What’s the secret to happiness and achievement? Sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you stop doing. That’s the lesson behind some of the …

12 skills you can learn in a week that will impress just about anyone

In his 2013 TEDx Talk, "The first 20 hours," author and business expert Josh Kaufman busts the myth that learning new skills takes a lot of time.<p>Proficiency, Kaufman says, is really only 20 hours away.<p>Divided into two- or three-hour chunks, that's about a week's worth of practice. As responders to …

What The Conservative Manifesto Means For International Students

We are living in an increasingly globalised world. Today, money and trade is flowing freely across many borders, as is knowledge and skills. Globalised and diverse classrooms and educational spaces have now become the norm. And top universities are now expected to prepare graduates for what is a …

Drinking two cups of coffee a day linked to reduced risk of liver cancer, study finds

There's good news for coffee drinkers — it turns out that coffee, already shown to have some health benefits when consumed in moderation, may be …