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From Killer Fans to Jettisoning Jet Lag: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.28.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the new law making Times Square illegal, legendary killer fans in Korea, and an innovative cure for jet lag.

From Bacon-Flavored Seaweed to Crushing Rubik's Records: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.21.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the discovery of bacon-flavored seaweed, evidence finally supporting "hot streaks" in sports, and the teen who crushed the Rubik's world record in a mind-blowing 5.25 seconds.

An Education Fit for the Times: Who Will Engage the Millennials?

Catherine M. Casserly, Ph.D. | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Catherine M. Casserly, Ph.D.

Many Millennials are paying upfront for the promise of a costly degree that isn't delivering, or they are simply dropping out at alarming rates when they see little relevance in what they are learning. Unemployed and burdened by student loans, Millennials need new ways to navigate knowledge.

From Cat Videos to Self-Healing Concrete: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.14.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the math mistake that caused the Western drought, self-repairing concrete, and the Norwegian settlement that banned death.

From Suit Psychology to Soapy Cilantro: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.07.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered why cilantro tastes like soap for some people, the psychology of suits, and the life-saving Plimsoll line.

From Everest Melting to the "Science" Behind 10,000 Steps: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.31.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the "not a morning person" gene, dubious 10,000 steps, and melting Everest.

From the Worst Day to Fly to Life-Saving Pizza: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.24.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the worst day to fly, life-saving blood, and a massive new billion dollar home.

From Grasshopper Tacos to the Fraudulent Tonge Map: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.17.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered saving the world with grasshopper tacos, the Mad Men stock market drop, and the fraudulent tongue map we learned in school.

From Elevator Toilets to the Birth of Sliced Bread: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.13.2015 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered stealing the Declaration of Independence," the 87th birthday of sliced bread, and Japan's plans for elevator toilets.

From Fly-By Babies to Sunscreen Pills: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.06.2015 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the citizenship of "sky babies," the Golden Gate Bridge's accidental color, and the future of sun protection in a pill.

From Goose Bumps to a Tight Rope Village: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered why we forget things when we walk through doorways, the purpose of goosebumps, and a Russian village where every resident can walk a tightrope.

The Keys to Persevering and Living a Long Life, Grandma Style

Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Good News
Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson

Perseverance is hard to teach. Only through experiences can you persevere, but I believe that other people's journeys can leave a lasting impression on you; You can glean snippets of how to persevere when life presses against you on all sides.

Lifelong Learners in a Rapidly Changing World

Jonathan Lash | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Jonathan Lash

The pace of change is accelerating, and it's estimated that 70 percent of them will end up in jobs not yet invented. They will collaborate with people on multiple continents, struggling to solve problems we don't yet recognize.

Partners in a Lifelong Endeavor

Jonathan Lash | Posted 06.13.2015 | Education
Jonathan Lash

A recent conversation with my wife, a career elementary school teacher, gave me a new way to think about lifelong learning.

The Things That Aren't On the Syllabus

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

Educators today are preparing our students for jobs and careers that do not yet exist, using technologies and solutions that have not yet been invented, to solve problems that society does not yet recognize as problems.

7 Things Self-Made Millionaires Do Differently

John Bowen | Posted 05.10.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Why do some entrepreneurs soar to the highest heights while others plummet like a lead balloon? If you think there is no single reason for success or failure, you're right. There are, in fact, seven of them.

Using Data to Broaden Our Students' Horizons

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Like all powerful tools, data can be used effectively and they can be misused. That's why we need the right policies and practices in place to ensure they're being used to encourage learning and increase achievement.

Back to School is Not Just for Kids

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Professional development is essential for all those serious about advancing their career in a competitive marketplace. Whether you are looking to grow internally where you are, or externally in a new organization, your professional growth is your sole responsibility.

Advice to the College-Bound: Everything Important in Life Is Unknown

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

As a college president, I'm usually saying that our nation's colleges and universities help students come to know the unknown, and to grasp the vital importance of knowing. Yet there is something in "Everything important in life is unknown" that clarifies the proper role of colleges and universities.

Informal Learning Is Taking Over (Infographic)

David Blake | Posted 09.10.2014 | Education
David Blake

In today's information age, an individual's ability to learn is more critical than ever. Education is becoming a lifelong pursuit and is following the trend of general media consumption.

Learning the Real Meaning of Commencement

Stephen Marcus | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Stephen Marcus

Let us be unequivocal in stating how dangerous it is to think that you have ever finished learning. If you believe that after college, that section on your resume labeled "Education" will be checked off forever, you're wrong.

If It's Good Enough for the Swiss, It's Good Enough for US

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Written by Kyle Coward, Writer, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning It's hard not to admire Switzerland for quite a few things - everything f...

Teaching From the Bottom Up

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

It's not unusual to hear a professor say, "My students are just not critical thinkers." To this I would reply, "So what are you doing to make them critical thinkers? What are you doing to develop that skill?"

We'll All Be Having a Hacking New Year

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

The watchword is hacking, which used to imply something both geeky and malicious. Now it's the height of cool, and we'll be seeing it done big.

Why Older Women Are So Vital To A Country's Economic Success

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Politicians and marketers take note: by mid-century, nearly 20 percent of the world's population will be women aged 50 and over, numbering nearly two-billion in total. Indeed, as the global population ages, the female demographic surges ahead.