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From Hippos in Britain to Confiscated Avocados: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 02.09.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the cost of a Super Bowl ad, what happens to all of the food that gets confiscated at airports, and why swearing might be good for you.

From Sleeping Positions to Healing Musicians: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 02.02.2016 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the perils of sleeping on your left side, the healing power of music, and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch.

The Global Search for Education: Trends

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"There is a lot of pressure placed on education to act as one of the major levers to reduce inequality, but it cannot act alone."  -- Tracey Burns ...

The Global Search for Education: Latin America is Online

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.10.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Over 35 percent of Latin American companies say that an inadequately trained workforce is their primary impediment to expansion, versus just 22 perc...

From Pineapple Rental to the Science of 'Dad Bod': This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 01.08.2016 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the 18th century practice of renting pineapples, why school buses are painted yellow, and the science of 'dad bod'.

In 2016, Bridging the Skills Gap Is Everyone's Opportunity

Dennis Yang | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Dennis Yang

Looking ahead to 2016, one of the greatest challenges I see affecting companies and workers alike is the continued expansion of the skills gap -- the disconnect between the needs and expectations of today's employers and the current skills of our nation's workers.

From the Perfect Rear End to the Perfect Grilled Cheese: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 12.18.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learner...

From Fish Bladder Beer to Hurricane Hacks: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 12.11.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learner...

What We Can Learn About Aging From Little Singapore

Paul H. Irving | Posted 12.09.2015 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

Population aging is spreading worldwide due to increasing longevity and declining birth rates, resulting in a relative reduction in the proportion of children and an increase in the proportion of older adults in the population.

From Candy (Tax) Breaks to Holiday Decorating Disasters: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 12.04.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learner...

7 Transformational Habits for Spiritually-Minded People

Phillip Mountrose | Posted 11.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Phillip Mountrose

A growing number of people want to bring more spiritual depth into their work and life. Here are seven practical ways.

From Paleo Snoozing to the Butt Dialing Crisis: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 11.20.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the newspaper error that led to the Nobel Prize, how artisanal pizza could save the coal industry from extinction, and America's butt dialing crisis.

6 Life-Altering Things We Only Learn From Backpacking

Colleen Berge | Posted 12.02.2015 | Travel
Colleen Berge

Traveling takes us from the security of the known to the excitement of the unknown. Put into new situations, we can learn to see ourselves in a different light. Each trip we take has the potential to teach us and mold our characters and thoughts.

From Robotic Trash to the Senate's Sweet Secret: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 11.06.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the future of robotic trash collection, 19th century "prescription" beards, and the sweet history of the U.S. Senate candy desk.

Leadership Not Buzzwords

Alanea Kowalski | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Alanea Kowalski

"We are going to re-purpose and monetize our big data paradigm so that it resonates with investors and provides a robust, seamless and transparent approach to our business model." "Your authentic leadership team is passionate about working with all of you."

From Holy Water Vending Machines to a Pumpkin Pie Shortage: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.30.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the impending pumpkin pie shortage, a 1st century vending machine for holy water, and the end of perfect security.

What Boomers Can Learn From Millennials

Paul H. Irving | Posted 10.29.2015 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

For older individuals, work is associated with better health, increased financial security and a stronger sense of purpose. For employers and society, research confirms that older workers bring wisdom, experience and emotional balance to improve work environments and performance.

Education: Start Young, Involve Parents, Empower Children and Be Patient

Terry N. Ford | Posted 10.29.2015 | Education
Terry N. Ford

I'm often asked what works in education. After starting and leading public schools in Texas for nearly four decades, my response is straightforward: Start young, involve parents, empower children in their own development and be patient in fostering their eventual success.

From Selfie Deaths to Saving the Moon Landing: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.23.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners everywhere. This is a weekly digest.

From Space Elevators to the Death of LOL: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.16.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the new space elevator, how simple math saved the NBA, and the death of LOL.

3 Ways To Embrace Lifelong Learning

Bonnie Moore | Posted 10.13.2015 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

It's that time of year -- the leaves are turning, the air is crisp, and the kids are back in school. Learning is a full-time job when you're young, but it doesn't need to end when you outgrow your backpack.

From Purr Therapy to Defeating Defeat Devices: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.12.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the history of defeat devices, why cats really purr, and the trail of Lewis and Clark's poop.

5 Lessons DeNiro's "Intern" Can Teach You

Simin Nikbin Meydani | Posted 10.09.2015 | Fifty
Simin Nikbin Meydani

I was glad to see that while the "senior" intern brings wisdom, experience and balance into the frenetic workplace of an Internet startup, the movie also honors the energy and creativity of the Millennials who are driving today's tech economy.

From Psychopathic Yawns to a Shark's Sixth Sense

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.05.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered psychopathic yawning tendencies, hot women at the office, and terrifying news about sharks.

From Unchivalrous Doors to Graffiti Warfare: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 09.25.2015 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the unchivalrous intention behind revolving doors, Manhattan's war on graffiti, and the time Julius Caesar was kidnapped by pirates.