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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.

The Global Search for Education: Training Teachers Online

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Whilst access to a school is obviously still required for training, today no aspiring teacher should be denied entry to the profession as a result o...

The Number One Secret to Online Success

Kate Wan | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Kate Wan

Building a personal brand depends on developing a relationship and trust with your followers. Defining what it is that makes you unique and being brave enough to show the real 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.

School Districts Turn to Virtual Learning to Fulfill Curriculum Requirements, Address Staffing Gaps

Judy Verses | Posted 01.27.2016 | Education
Judy Verses

Thanks to technological advances made over the last two decades, students are no longer limited to learning in traditional classroom environments. Online education options have proliferated, with significant growth occurring at state-sponsored virtual schools allowing students and parents to choose virtual schooling as a viable educational option.

What I Learnt From A Day With A Marketing Guru

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Jamie Scanlon

A lesson in becoming who you are, what others see and where you fit in the middle. It's not about me, it's about you Sounds like most breakups righ...

Are These Three Women the Key to Your Business Success?

Kate Wan | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Kate Wan

If you have an online business or intend to start one and you overwhelmed by all of the technology and millions of courses being offered I would suggest you start following these women pronto.

Are You Meeting the Challenge of Constant Change?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Daniel Burrus

It's no surprise that the Hard Trend of digitization has affected education. There are several benefits to shifting education to a digital platform. First, you don't have to eliminate instructor lead education in order to embrace the digital revolution.

Taking Female Orgasm to the Next Level

Stephen Snyder MD | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Stephen Snyder MD

My computer is talking to me, whispering words of encouragement as I trace big circles with my finger on my trackpad. My cursor grazes over the vulva of the woman lying before me onscreen.

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'.

Is a Photography Degree a Waste of Time?

Michael Carpenter | Posted 12.18.2015 | College
Michael Carpenter

After some in-depth research, I've put together a list of pros and cons for getting a photography degree versus teaching yourself, and the results might surprise you.

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...

Education That Can Change Your Life, An Interview With Don Smithmier, Founder & CEO of The Big Know

Robyn Shulman | Posted 12.14.2015 | Education
Robyn Shulman

On October 29, 2015, I had the great pleasure to chat with Don Smithmier, Founder & CEO of The Big Know (thebigknow.com). Thousands of education tech...

Overcoming 3 Dilemmas of the "Digital Classroom"

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 12.08.2015 | Education
Rachel Wolfson

I don't know about you, but when I was in grade school I completed all of my assignments by hand. I remember sitting around a large table with my other classmates, reading sentences out loud, or solving math problems and writing our answers down on a piece of wide-ruled notebook paper with a No. 2 pencil.

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...

Take Homework Offline

Carl Marziali | Posted 12.01.2015 | Education
Carl Marziali

Schools are sending kids to the most distracting medium ever invented. Parents have no way to know if their children are working or playing in one of a dozen windows. An assignment that should take one hour may stretch to two or three.

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.24.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The study of ecology will replace other required science courses and will be combined with learning math and social science, as needed. Students wi...

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.

The Future of Higher Education? Ask the Magic-8 Ball!

Dan Butin | Posted 11.10.2015 | College
Dan Butin

Sure, virtual labs with adaptive tutoring modules and online forums and superstar professors lecturing to millions of MOOC participants may be part of the answer. But so will good old fashion dialogue and debate around a small table or community projects that have real-world significance.

The Global Search for Education: The New Higher Ed

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.08.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Members of our Founding Class have secured internships and positions at Ashoka, Learn Capital, Santa Fe Institute, Uber, and other great institution...

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.

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.

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.