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  • How to be a better public speaker for effective leadership

    How to be a better public speaker for effective leadership

    Via YourStory : Public speaking is a skill that can be nurtured with time, practise, effort and by following a laid out path set by other great speakers. Every act of greatness is the result of constant effort, dedication, struggle and belief. This belief is more important than the rest of the three, because no matter what you do if you don’t strongly believe in your own thought process everything else will seem like a forced […]

  • UK universities draw up plans for EU campuses ahead of Brexit

    UK universities draw up plans for EU campuses ahead of Brexit

    Via The Guardian : Higher education chiefs, struggling with uncertainty and challenges in regulation and funding, look to soften blow of EU exit British universities are considering plans to open branches inside the European Union in an effort to soften the blow of Britain’s exit, as they struggle to navigate new challenges in regulation and funding. As hundreds of thousands of students across the UK prepare for their first week of lectures and seminars, university leaders, […]

  • 10 Unusual Ways to Be Exceptionally Productive

    10 Unusual Ways to Be Exceptionally Productive

    Via LinkedIn : Whatever your definition of success (each person’s definition of “success” is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done. Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too. 1. Eliminate every “ego” commitment. We all do things that have more to do with ego than results. Maybe you serve on a committee because you like […]

  • This Kenyan Teenager Uses Poop to Fuel His School

    This Kenyan Teenager Uses Poop to Fuel His School

    Via Fast Company : Leroy Mwasaru’s biodigesters have eliminated two pollution problems in one fell swoop. In rural Kenya, pit toilets—basically holes in the ground, with no water for flushing—are the most common type of toilet. They don’t always work well. At Maseno School, a large boarding school in western Kenya, the sewer system often backed up and contaminated a nearby stream. And, of course, it didn’t smell very good either. A teenage student at the […]

  • Comma story- Terisa Folaron

    Comma story- Terisa Folaron

    Via Ted Ed : Let’s Begin… It isn’t easy holding complex sentences together (just ask a conjunction or a subordinate), but the clever little comma can help lighten the load. But how to tell when help is really needed? Terisa Folaron offers some tricks of the comma trade. Lesson by Terisa Folaron, animation by Brett Underhill.

  • New “Bat Frog” Found in Amazon

    New “Bat Frog” Found in Amazon

    Via National Geographic : Holy Batfrog! Scientists have discovered a new tree frog species with a shrill, batlike call in the Brazilian Amazon. “As soon as I heard its call, I knew it was a new species. I had never heard anything like it,” said Pedro Peloso, one of the frog’s discoverers and a postdoctoral fellow at Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Brazil. Peloso and colleagues found the 0.75-inch (19.4-millimeter) amphibian in 2009 as part of a […]