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  • 16 Punctuation Mistakes That Can Make You Look Really Bad

    16 Punctuation Mistakes That Can Make You Look Really Bad

    Via Inc. : Words and grammar are important. But punctuation–that’s where the nitpickers are gathered and ready to ambush you. Your words are your most powerful weapons, and yet it’s easy to undermine yourself in written communication by violating some very simple rules of punctuation. Before I dive deeper into this, a disclosure: I majored in English in college. I’ve made my living with words for almost two decades. And I’ve made a few of these […]

  • 5 Simple Ways To Make Creative Thinking A Daily Habit

    5 Simple Ways To Make Creative Thinking A Daily Habit

    Via Fast Company : Let your innovative ideas simmer and percolate with these five daily rituals. Where or when do you get your best ideas? I ask that question to a lot of clients and executives attending my presentations and seminars. The answers I often hear are things like “In the shower,” “Walking the dog,” “Working out,” “On my commute,” “Taking care of the yard,” or “Cleaning the house.” But do you know what answer I […]

  • Everyone Told Me Not to Become a Heart Surgeon. I Did It Anyway.

    Everyone Told Me Not to Become a Heart Surgeon. I Did It Anyway.

    Via LinkedIn : #BestMistake Thank you for the wonderful posting Dr. Cosgrove! Your story resonated on an extremely personal level, and I would like to briefly share my own. I too suffer from dyslexia. Fortunately, thanks to an astute teacher, I was diagnosed while still in elementary school. I was taught the skills I needed to cope with my condition. And while I am certain that I am still employing them everyday, they have become so […]

  • Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

    Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

    Via Forbes : If you’re reading this article instead of doing your work, chances are good that you have trouble managing your time efficiently. You’re not alone. According to a survey by Salary.com, 90% of workers waste at least a half hour each workday, not including lunch or scheduled breaks. While computers have dramatically increased efficiency, they have also provided the ultimate in distraction. The Web is like the next-door neighbor who keeps asking us to […]

  • How to Get Better at Almost Anything

    How to Get Better at Almost Anything

    Via Inc. : And guess what? Talent may not be necessary. What is it that makes a speaker amazing? Is it a set of personal characteristics that enable great speakers to capture and keep our attention? Is it their brains? Their sense of humor? Their sincerity and empathy? Or were they born with a talent to talk? We could ask similar questions about golfers, tennis champs, chess masters, or quarterbacks. Why is it that certain people […]

  • British Home Office announces new language testing arrangements for UK visas

    British Home Office announces new language testing arrangements for UK visas

    Via ICEF Monitor : The British Home Office has taken steps to streamline the number of accredited providers for Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes, and has also introduced new requirements for authorised test centres in the UK and abroad. This represents a significant shift in testing arrangements for the UK as SELT is required for many categories of British visas, including the Tier 4 (General) student visa. A 20 February announcement reveals that, […]

  • 6 Tips to Improve Math Learning thru Positive and Precise Math Talk

    6 Tips to Improve Math Learning thru Positive and Precise Math Talk

    Via LinkedIn : Do you hate math? Does talk of x and square roots make your head hurt? You may answer yes and yes. It’s ok. But can you whisper it so the kids won’t hear you? Seriously. This kind of negative math talk has become a badge of honor in American society. And it has seeped into our classrooms and now our kids and our teachers think it’s OK to hate math too. Not just […]

  • Tips for Managing Your Time and Getting Ahead

    Tips for Managing Your Time and Getting Ahead

    Via San José State University : Tips for Managing Your Time and Getting Ahead Goals of Time Management To be able to have control over your life – manage your time, don’t let it manage you! To be healthier and happier (less stress). Seven Suggestions for Effectively Managing Your Time 1. Be Organized Use time saving tools: appointment calendars, “to do” lists, e-mail, answering machines, file folders, etc. Have an organized workplace (don’t waste time constantly looking […]

  • How I Chose My Next Step

    How I Chose My Next Step

    Via Big Future : As you go through high school and college, you’ll need to make some decisions about your future. And it can help to see how others have dealt with similar issues. These students found that their interests and life experiences helped them figure things out. How did you decide which college was right for you? My interest in [my college] goes back to science fair. There were people [from the college] presenting at […]