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  • Human Attention Span Shorter Than Goldfish’s

    Human Attention Span Shorter Than Goldfish’s

    Via LinkedIn : In 2000, the average human attention span was 12 seconds and by 2013, it had decreased to 8 seconds. If we pause and think about it, we find that is a very significant drop of 4 seconds, which means we are losing 30% of our attention span per second every year (2000-2013.) Based on scientific research, the attention span of a goldfish is 9 seconds – they are above us by 1%. Let’s […]

  • 5 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People

    5 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People

    Via Inc. : What happens between Friday night and Monday morning? Do successful people keep working hard, or do they completely unplug? There are a lot of books, articles, and blog posts out there about the weekday habits of successful people. Things like waking up early, eating a healthy breakfast, and unplugging at the end of the day tend to get included in these lists. But what happens between Friday night and Monday morning? Do successful […]

  • 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.

  • Teens win big for pollution control and HIV detection

    Teens win big for pollution control and HIV detection

    Via Student Science : The top winners in the 2015 Intel ISEF competition designed techniques to improve air quality in aircraft cabins, to diagnose HIV early and to corral oil spills Airline passengers, breathe easy. New research to help improve the air quality inside planes is getting ready for takeoff. A 17-year-old’s design for rerouting the airflow in planes claimed the $75,000 top prize at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, or ISEF. One […]

  • 10 Universities That Teach the Most Valuable Skills in America

    10 Universities That Teach the Most Valuable Skills in America

    Via National Journal : Graduates from these universities were listed as having the most valuable skills, according to a Brookings Institution report. In an effort to determine which universities and colleges produce the highest-earning alumni, the Brookings Institution published a report quanitifying the boost in earnings graduates gain from their alma maters. In their findings, these colleges ranked highest for preparing students with valuable skills. California Institute of Technology Metropolitan area: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Median […]

  • 12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders

    12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders

    Via Inc. : The 12 essential behaviors that exceptional leaders rely on every day. One of the most popular Dilbert comic strips in the comic strip’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down because of a weak economy?” To which Dilbert’s boss replies, “These meetings will go faster […]

  • Millennials and Leadership in the 21st Century

    Millennials and Leadership in the 21st Century

    Via LinkedIn : I coach millennial CEOs and entrepreneurs. As a generation they are talented, well educated, wonderfully human, internationally experienced, efficient and work well with Generation X and other millennials. I’m observing that many of these millennials apply a new set of rules when it comes to leadership. They are highly adaptable. Building solutions with a fail fast mindset and a determination to accomplish what others believe is impossible. Millennials came of age facing diminishing […]

  • The Power of Storytelling

    The Power of Storytelling

    Via LinkedIn : What makes a story compelling? What makes it powerful? We all love a good story but are we good at telling them? I’m fascinated by people’s stories – where people come from, how someone launched their product or career, how a company navigated change. I always learn something about the person and the company when I hear a story – don’t you? One only needs to check out the growth of companies like […]

  • Making Sense of the Chemistry That Led to Life on Earth

    Making Sense of the Chemistry That Led to Life on Earth

    Via The New York Times : It was the actions of Jupiter and Saturn that quite inadvertently created life on Earth — not the gods of the Roman pantheon, but the giant planets, which once orbited much closer to the sun. Driven outward, they let loose a cascade of asteroids, known as the Late Heavy Bombardment, that blasted the surface of the young Earth and created the deep pockmarks still visible on the face of the […]

  • Do We Need Libraries?

    Do We Need Libraries?

    Via Forbes : Libraries everywhere are under threat. After all, who needs a library today, when it is possible, without even getting out of bed, to find and read almost any book or article that has ever been published? One is tempted to recall the reaction by some to the recent news that Radio Shack had gone bankrupt: “Radio Shack bankrupt? I didn’t know Radio Shack still existed!” I was asked to give the opening keynote […]