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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.

8 Steps To Living Your Passion Full-Time

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

"Do what you love." It's simple advice, yet so many of us find ourselves taking on jobs we don't enjoy, spending our valuable time half-asleep in front of our desks, and living our day-to-day lives with no real sense of passion or purpose.

Why Right Brain Thinkers Will Rule the World

Amber Kane | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Amber Kane

When I first sat down at the loom, after a few years away, I was excited to create, but didn't trust my own voice or vision, I felt like I had to follow a pattern, and a put a check after each step on the very long list of weaving directions.

Every Move You Make, Every Bond You Break

Jay Halfond | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Jay Halfond

Students tell us not to trust them. About three-quarters of all students self-report in various surveys that they are prone to cheat in their classes. And the many well-publicized scandals at some of America's most renowned institutions only prove they mean what they say. Why is this?

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.

The Next Education Revolution

Dan Butin | Posted 07.13.2015 | College
Dan Butin

We in the United States are thus not the only ones having this conversation. We are all, whether we realize it or not, discussing and debating what we mean by "education."

8 Steps To Doing The Work You Love

Grace Bluerock | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Many people are starting to wake up to their passions and realize the importance of doing work that brings a sense of fulfillment; however, the transition phase to doing meaningful work, especially as an entrepreneur, can be a difficult one to navigate. These are the eight steps that worked for me in transitioning to doing the work I love.

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.

Supply and Demand Dictate the Future of Higher Education

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

Given the current landscape in higher education, we need to provide options that meet the needs of all types of students. Otherwise, we might find ourselves on the wrong end of the supply/demand curve.

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.

When a 'Good Enough' Higher Education Isn't Good Enough

Dan Butin | Posted 05.21.2015 | College
Dan Butin

Technology offers us the chance to provide a "good enough" education. While the new and shiny model of online learning is incredibly powerful for the transmission model of education, it stinks at the transformational model of education.

How Oprah Built Her Influence In The Marketplace

Alex Pirouz | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Alex Pirouz

Whether you're about to start your own business or operate an existing one, remember when building your online authority simply ask yourself one question: What would Oprah do?

So Much to Learn, So Little Time

Robin Raskin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Curious about where the long-past college set goes to learn, I asked 4,000 of my closest Facebook friends if they'd ever taken an online class. The re...

What Is Engineering? Learn About Engineering Through a MOOC

Vicki May | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Vicki May

A desire to help people of all ages, particularly K12 students, better understand engineering led me to develop a massive open online course, or MOOC. MOOCs are online courses offered by universities for free to the public.

The Education Innovators

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
Steven M. Gillon

There has been lots of talk the past few years about the coming "disruption" in higher education. Technology, critics suggest, will present traditional colleges and universities with daunting challenges. Some have estimated that half will be forced to close their doors in the next 15 years.

Are You a Learning Junkie?

Pam Howard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Howard

Learn X in 30 days! Make your life better by XYZ Join this FREE 7-day Challenge It used to be that in order to learn something new you had to reg...

A Look at Coursera, The Shaw Academy and Lynda.com: Which One Stands Out?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Jonha Revesencio

Schools all over the world have recognized the importance of integrating an online platform into their curriculum. However, choosing the right online course provider is just as important as choosing which subject area to study.

Can Online Fundraisers Save Struggling Schools?

Emily Richmond | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Emily Richmond

A couple of recent stories highlight schools turning to online fundraising to provide students with everything from basic classroom supplies to long-distance field trips.

In Defense of the Campus

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 06.02.2015 | College
Stephen Kuusisto

In my years of study and teaching, much of what's proved valuable in intellectual terms has happened in corridors, cafeterias, while walking up hill or down or when I've invited students to accompany me across campus as I pursue some errand.

How to Use Online Learning as Part of Your Test Prep

Chuck Cohn | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Chuck Cohn

In recent years, online learning has become an increasingly popular option for many students. Because online learning shatters the traditional borders of education, students can immediately access many benefits that were previously unavailable to them.

How to Be Obnoxious Online

Larry Womack | Posted 05.12.2015 | Media
Larry Womack

The truly committed, heinous online asshat must believe that he or she is really speaking for the silent majority. That each like really represents one percent of the American public. That, deep down, they are not being awful. Of course, if someone really wanted to stand out, they could always try behaving with some degree of decency.

Oprah, Zuckerberg and My Workforce Skills Aha Moment

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

Some call it the Eureka Moment. Oprah calls it the Aha Moment. Whatever you call it, you'll know it when it happens. It is that moment when, after pondering a dilemma, the solution appears clear and in focus.

Unprecedented Opportunities: Online Learning Explosion Empowers GenDIY

GenDIY | Posted 04.11.2015 | Education
GenDIY

In January of 2013, I had no sooner finished speaking to a group of independent school leaders about how online and blended learning would impact their schools in the future, when one of the audience members rushed up to tell me why I was wrong.