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Study: Millennials Prefer Traditional Classrooms Over Online Ones | Mashable

Students are warming up to virtual education, but according to a new study, they still believe it's easier to learn in a traditional classroom.<p>Millennial Branding, a Generation Y consulting firm, and online marketplace Internships.com, conducted an online survey in May in which they asked 1,345 …

The 10 Worst Traits of Even the Great Entrepreneurs

Does it really take a few flaws to make a great entrepreneur, or are the rest of us just confused about what a perfect business person is all about? In the past I’ve written about the positive attributes of great entrepreneurs, so this time I thought I would focus on the negatives that I see often, …

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Imagine an Olympic sport without any universal quantitative metrics. Thousands of hyper-competitive athletes competing furiously with each other, but only able to keep score by chatter at cocktail parties and compliments from their colleagues. Welcome to the world of journalism for the past several …

Set Aside 5% of Your Time For Your “Slow-Cooked” Ideas

The secret behind many of the greatest dishes is patience and pacing. When you cook something slowly, at lower heat for a longer time, the flavors …

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College Sexting Statistics 2012 [Infographic]

Sexting statistics for teenagers and college students as of 2012.<p>Sexting among college students is becoming increasingly popular and there are plenty …

How to Ask For What You Want

The dishes were still in the sink. All I could do was stand there, stare at them, and stew. My mind was going nuts.<p><i>He doesn't respect me! I'm helping pay the rent and I can't use the kitchen! Why can't people be more considerate?!</i><p>I had just moved into my dream location in Brooklyn and after six …

Amazon Publishing Has First Million-Copy Hit; Will Authors, Agents Take Notice?

Amazon Publishing has its first million-copy selling author, the company announced today. The author is Oliver Pötzsch and his <i>Hangman’s Daughter</i> series has sold over a million copies of three titles between print, ebook and audio-book sales. The ebooks have made the Digital Book World Ebook …

Need To Get Focused? First Go Analog

Have the feeling that you do your best thinking with a pen in your hand? There’s a reason for that. And a way to get that feeling from a keyboard, too.<p>If you take the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>‘s word for it, handwriting trains your brain.<p>How? Writer Patrick Rhone lists longhand’s positives:<p>“We learn more …

Future Metadata Will Reveal Even More About You

The government doesn't need to listen to your phone calls to learn massive amounts of highly personal information about you.<p>Americans are still …

Just thinking about money can corrupt you

Simply thinking about money can trigger people to lie, steal and make unethical decisions, new research shows.<p>People who have just seen images of money or phrases about money are more likely to do something unethical like steal paper from their office because they ran out of paper at home. They're …

Will the Robots Steal Your Paycheck? BREAKING: They Already Have ...

A new study finds that labor's share of the world's income is plunging, and suggests the technology boom is to blame.<p>For three decades, wages have evaporated as a share of the economy. Meanwhile, the proportion of national income consumed by profits, dividends, and capital gains has steadily grown. …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

The visibility of distilled water is about 80 metres. Blue Lake, in New Zealand's South Island, clocks in at 76 metres. Here are the first-ever …

Summer Reading: 18 Books That Will Inspire Your Kids

Reading a book with my son is my favorite time of the day. I love entering into a world where we can share our thoughts, ideas, emotions and …

Millions of young Chinese are about to experience “the worst year in history to graduate”

About 7 million students will graduate from Chinese universities and vocational schools in July, the most in the history of the People’s Republic. But many of them won’t find jobs. Half of China’s undergraduate seniors—more than the number of annual graduates in the US—were still unemployed …

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World

Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the Earth, order the heavens, make sense of time, dissect the human body, organize the natural world, perform music, and even concretize abstract concepts like consciousness and love. <b>100 Diagrams That Changed the World</b></i> …

Navy Football Players To Be Charged In Sex Assault Case

Three U.S. Naval Academy football players will face charges in the alleged rape of a female midshipman in 2012, according to reports. Officials at the school, which is governed by military law, say they will send the case to Article 32 proceedings, which could then lead to a court-martial. A date …

Infographic: Blended Learning From the Ground Up - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - blended learning, Digital Learning Now, Infographics

In February, we released the Blended Learning Implementation Guide paper and How to Implement Blended Learning infographic as one of the projects in …

The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with …

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

When an anonymous advice columnist by the name of “Dear Sugar” introduced herself on The Rumpus on March 11, 2010, she made her proposition clear: a “by-the-book common sense of Dear Abby and the earnest spiritual cheesiness of Cary Tennis and the butt-pluggy irreverence of Dan Savage and the …

Text Messages Inspire Students, But Test Scores Stay The Same

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>A paper just published in <i>The National Bureau of Economic Research</i> describes what happened when 2,000 Oklahoma City …

Put the Awe Back in "Awesome" -- Helping Students Develop Purpose

Seeking Meaningfulness<p>William Damon, leading expert in human development and author of <i>The Path to Purpose</i>, states that students today may be high …

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