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400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Online Education

The 12 Best Flavors of THC Oil

The world of concentrates and extracts has opened up exciting new ways to consume cannabis. In many ways, vaporizing concentrates is a totally …

Cannabis

Milan city guide: the best things to see and do, cheap hotels and restaurants you won't want to miss

If it's a glamorous city break you're after, then Milan needs to go on your bucket list right now.<p>Packed with art, fashion, history and mouthwatering …

News Flash: The FDA Just Approved a Breakthrough Diabetes Device

This first-in-class glucose monitoring system means a lot less pain for diabetics.<p>Diabetes is often referred to in the medical community as the …

Tip: The Very Best Low-Body Mobility Exercise

If you're only going to do one mobility drill to improve your squat, this should be it.<p>The Ass Was Far Away From the Grass<p>As someone who struggled …

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

3 Dividend Stocks Cashing in on Big Trends

If you're an income investor seeking dividend stocks, chances are good your top priority is the safety and stability of that income stream. How much better, though, if that income stream could grow. Below, I've picked three dividend stocks that are playing major, long-term trends -- the sort of …

3 Stocks to Hold for the Next 50 Years

Buying and holding great stocks is the best way to predictably generate wealth over the long term. But truly life-changing gains are reserved for investors who are willing to own their stocks for years -- or <i>decades</i>, even -- without selling, letting the power of compounding returns do its …

Here's why you should be looking for dividends

Billionaire Businessman Warren Buffett listens to Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton at a Town Hall rally at Sokol Auditorium December 16, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. Steve Pope/Getty Images I love dividends, and I'm not alone.<p>One of the biggest dividend lovers of all is Warren …

Investing

4 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Image source: Getty Images<p>The vast majority of investors who become rich don't get there quickly -- rather, they consistently build wealth over long periods of time. Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are one excellent way to do that, and healthcare real estate is a particularly strong …

15 Research Tools and Resources For Presentations

Creating great presentations is hard work. It takes creative content, an enticing title, beautiful slides, and effective promotion. Perhaps most importantly, the success of your efforts will also be determined by the value of the information provided on your slides.<p>It can be difficult to find …

Google Scholar

7 Companies We'd Buy and Hold for the Next 20 Years

Source: Lendingmemo.com<p>Buying and holding stocks for especially long periods of time is perhaps the easiest and most effective strategy when it comes to producing sizable returns on your capital. Even so, some companies are obviously better suited as long-term investing vehicles than others. With …

America's Quiet Crackdown On Indian Immigrants

The U.S. government has moved quietly and aggressively to prevent undocumented Indians from entering the United States, many of whom are Sikhs fleeing political repression or economic collapse at home.<p><b>Buta Singh hadn’t</b> eaten in days, and his body felt like it was vibrating with hunger as he sat up …

12 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

You can learn nearly anything online -- easily and for free.<p>We all know that the internet is full of ways to waste time. From adorable animal pictures, to silly gifs and yet another scroll through social media, our online lives can sometimes feel like one useless (if stress relieving) time suck.<p>But …

How Therapy Can Help Men With Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction

By Andrew Irwin-Smiler, Ph.D.<p>Jim came to me for therapy because he was having a hard time getting it up during sex. I asked him what he thought was causing the problem, and he said it was porn. He told me that he'd been cruising online porn sites for about a year, since his last relationship ended. …

Middle Age

Jewish global population approaches pre-Holocaust levels

The number of Jews and people who identify as partially Jewish has been measured at 16.5 million, same figure as before second world war<p>The world’s Jewish population has grown to be nearly as large as it was before the Holocaust, an Israeli thinktank said in its annual report.<p>The Jewish People …

The Top 6 Tech Skills You Need in 2015

To stay relevant, you must master the skills behind this year's hottest technology trends.<p>We're not big on setting resolutions only in January at Pluralsight. We believe it's important to strive for excellence year-round, rather than just once a year. That said, there's value in using the year's …

UX Design

LARRY PAGE'S NIGHTMARE: How Google's Dominance Comes To An End

Google generates an astonishing $3 billion in free cash flow every quarter, and is growing at a rate of 20% yearly.<p>It still dominates search — the way most of us find information online, and the most lucrative form of advertising ever invented. It's got the dominant smartphone platform, Android, …

Mark Zuckerberg

Captured Jordanian pilot's relatives come together in show of support

Dozens of men with grim faces filed like mourners up a dirt path into the cavernous hall of the Kasasbeh tribal office, or <i>diwan</i>.<p>But there was no funeral.<p>They had come to this medieval fortress city about 55 miles south of the capital to support a relative who is missing: Moaz Kasasbeh, the …

This CEO is out for blood

<i>[Author’s note: On December 17, 2015, I published a protracted correction to this article here.]</i><p>In the fall of 2003, Elizabeth Holmes, a 19-year-old …

Jordan 'cool to Syria rebel training plan'

Jordan, where the US Central Intelligence Agency has been covertly training Syrian rebels for more than a year, is reluctant to host an expanded rebel instruction programme, US officials say.<p>Jordan's reticence, confirmed by four US officials, is a potentially serious setback for President Barack …

The 12 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals

Based on data from online education platform Coursera, we compiled a list of the 12 most popular, free online classes for working professionals.<p>Here they are, ranked by popularity:<p>Coursera's most popular course offers an introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics …

Coursera

Big Ideas Gets a Bit Bigger

Inside Flipboard / June 23, 2014<p>We’ve got a special place for people aspiring to make the world better: it’s called Big Ideas. This category, which …

The Heat is off! Spurs take NBA championship

San Antonio defeated the Miami Heat 104 to 87 to claim the NBA championship Sunday night.<p>"This is a team, and that's what makes this so, so great," Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said.<p>San Antonio dominated the series, winning four games to one. Each Spurs victory was by at least 15 points.<p>"Hard to …

Study of the Day: Blood Tests Can Accurately Diagnose Depression

<i>New research shows that blood screenings can accurately spot multiple telltale biomarkers in patients with classic symptoms of depression.</i><p><b>PROBLEM</b>: Depression has traditionally been diagnosed with a questionnaire that assesses patients' reported symptoms. This process varies greatly, however, since …

Decoding Blood Test Results

How the miles you log can affect medical tests.<p>If there's one time to brag about being a runner, it's at the doctor's office—especially when your appointment includes blood or urine analyses. "Let your physician know if you are exercising heavily, and also how often and how recently you did tough …