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8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>6 min read<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, personalities and preferences while also caring about yourself. Even …

Self-improvement

The Way We Learn Is About to Change Completely

Big changes are on the horizon.<p><i>What will education and learning look like ten years from now? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Silagadze, Co-Founder and CEO at Top Hat, on Quora:</b><p>…

Education Technology

18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

Teachers can earn more than dentists... and other reasons to enter the profession

Teaching is a complex profession, so very dependent on the people who take on the role of teachers.<p>Yes, the profession of teaching is at another set …

How to Build a Mini Supercomputer for Under $100

Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.<p>Supercomputers are used by governments and research institutions around the world to solve some of science’s most complex problems, such as hurricane forecasting and modeling atomic weapons. In most cases, a supercomputer is actually …

How to Elevate Your Photography to the Next Level

You’re feeling stuck; how do you elevate your photography and take it to the next level?<b>CONQUER YOUR FEARS AND MEET NEW PEERS at ERIC KIM WORKSHOP</b>1. …

Street Photography

The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

Learn how to publish your own e-book

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

The Third Education Revolution

Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.<p>When the giant Indian technology-services firm Infosys announced last November that it would open a design and innovation hub in Providence, the company’s president said one of the key …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

A Year of Disruption? 7 Education Trends for 2018

Like few other professions, educators have always been experimenters. That’s not going away in 2018; if anything, it’s accelerating.<p>Socrates taught …

Education Technology

Can blockchain democratize education? This startup seems to think so

Without much fanfare, recent advances in technology have helped provide quality education to people across the world. Cloud applications helped us create classrooms that defy geographical barriers and span across thousands of miles. Artificial intelligence and machine learning helped make up for …

Top 50 Teacher Websites for Seriously Dedicated Educators [2017]

Teachers of Tomorrow is giving recognition to the most respectable and consistently updated blogs of this generation. These teacher websites contain …

Education Technology

Librarians share their predictions for education trends in 2017

Now that 2016 has come to a close, we chatted with eight outstanding librarians to get their takes on what trends will have a meaningful impact on …

Makerspaces

How University Costs Keep Rising Despite Tuition Freezes

Ballooning fees are leaving some students feeling nickel-and-dimed.<p>DAYTON, Ohio—At a time when public anger is laser-focused on tuition charges that are rising three times faster than inflation, something less well understood has actually been largely responsible for pushing up the cost of college: …

5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Every year for the past few years, I've dusted off my crystal ball and offered a few predictions for the new year. Back on Nov. 9 though, I threw out the ones I had been working on and started over. The election of Donald Trump altered the landscape for K-12 and higher education and created greater …

Education

30 Under 30 Education 2017: Revolutionizing Learning Inside The Classroom, Post-College And Online

<i>(Additional reporting by Justin Conklin)</i><p>Expect 2017 to be a time of dramatic and exciting changes in the world of education, thanks in part to the “edu-preneurs” on the 30 Under 30 list. This year — and this crowd — are poised to set the pace and define the next era of learning.<p>Ever since the …

Education

My Little Free Library war: How our suburban front-yard lending box made me hate books and fear my neighbors

This gift from my wife was supposed to be harmless fun — but now when people stop, all I feel is dread<p><i>We're re-running this story as part of a countdown of the year's best personal essays. To read all the entries in the series, click here.</i><p>Saturday mornings unsettle me. Especially when the weather’s …

Books

23 Rarely Used Copywriting Techniques to Create Fascinating Content

Writing is an art and discovering the secrets of boosting your readers’ engagement can transform you into a master of copywriting. Setting the right …

Marketing

Dirt Cheap Muon Detector Puts Particle Physics Within DIY Reach

Subatomic physics is pretty neat stuff, but not generally considered within the reach of the home-gamer. With cavernous labs filled with racks of …

Physics

The Six Month Novel Writing Plan

Most authors have heard of National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. It is a novel writing challenge where participants try to write a …

Seventeen Of The Most Influential Science Fiction Novels

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Teacher absences hurt student learning

As students return to school over the next two weeks, some will be assigned teachers who are absent so often that it puts learning at risk.<p>Nearly 1 …

St. Louis

Universities must enter the digital age or risk facing irrelevance

(THOMAS LOHNES / GETTY IMAGES)<p><b>The old model of a teacher delivering a one-way message through a lecture is no longer engaging 21st-century students.</b><p><i>This post was co-written with Alex Tapscott.</i><p>If there is one institution due for innovation, it's the university. It's time for a deep debate on how …

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We did a blind test to find the best Grove whiskey

To be completely unbiased and to prove to my readers that I just don't sit around drinking limited-edition, Poland only Blanton's (I actually have …

Football Physics And The Myth Of The Dumb Jock

One of the most pernicious myths about American football is that it’s a game for stupid people. To be sure, there are aspects of the game that may make you question the judgement of anyone who decides to play it, and some famous ex-players seem more than a little addled– I enjoyed the AV Club’s …

NFL

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …