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Unusual (and fun!) Date Ideas. Top 6 Sites that Inspire and Educate. If you’re a professional who likes to be intellectually stimulated and you enjoy keeping up with the latest news and breaking trends, the internet provides you with an endless choice of carefully curated sites to visit.

Top 6 Sites that Inspire and Educate

Today, we bring you six of them that we believe are leaps and bounds above the rest. These sites will not only educate you on topics ranging from business and technology to art and design, they’ll motivate you to find your own, original ideas and see them through. They’re culturally relevant, they’re idea driven and most of all, they’re deeply inspirational. TED is short for three incredibly important subjects in our modern world; technology, entertainment and design. Started in 1984, TED brings together the most brilliant minds to teach us about issues that matter. Tip: Download TED’s free iPad app to browse through 800 videos by date, popularity or keyword. 2. Brain Pickings started from very humble beginnings. 4. Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education. Great Festivals of the World ? Nomadic Matt's Travel Site. Festivals.

Great Festivals of the World ? Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

A place where people looking to have a great time can dance, listen to great music, celebrate, party, have fun, and relax. They happen all over the world for many different reasons. Some celebrate religion, some the new year, some art, some the harvest- whatever the reason, every month, somewhere in the world, you’ll find people descending on a location to celebrate and share a common experience. If you don’t like crowds, they probably aren’t for you. But if you feel like getting wet, dirty, staying up late, dancing, or just want to enjoy the energy of tens of thousands of people, check out some of these festivals: Carnival (February) Carnival is a giant party held right before the Christian holiday of Lent. Holi (March) Holi is a Hindu holiday celebrated on the day after the full moon in early March and glorifies good harvest and fertility of the land.

Songkran (Mid-April) Thai New Year is one of the most fun events I’ve ever been to. Bay to Breakers (May) Glastonbury (June) 5 Foods You Have In Your Kitchen That Should Be In Your Hair. Baking soda should be in your hair if it has build-up.

5 Foods You Have In Your Kitchen That Should Be In Your Hair

Let’s make a pact today. You and me. From now on, when we have a beauty issue, we’ll look in the cabinets – first – before we run out and buy an expensive (or even bargain) product to fix us. And, I know, I know … there’s just something a little bit comforting about picking up a bottle of FancySchmancy-Make-You-Fabulous Potion; there’s some weird satisfaction in forking over your hard-earned money to feel hot. But there’s a new and better feeling from fixing it yourself — by rummaging through your kitchen. And don’t get me wrong, sometimes it’s easier or less time consuming to snag a product from the shelf. Now, I’m here to get you started with your tresses. When I say “5 Foods You Have In Your Kitchen,” I mean “5 Foods That Are Still Left In My Kitchen,” because my produce drawer is really bare right now. At this point, I figure if I have these 5 things in my kitchen, you SURELY have them in yours. Sheena Iyengar on the art of choosing.

Atomic Bomb Explodes. Abacaxigod.jpg (JPEG Image, 1024x683 pixels) - Scaled (94%) Table of Contents. The Gadget Guide. 2) Jim Carrey on Awakening. Are Undergrads Learning Much in College? - The College Solution. Are students learning anything in college?

Are Undergrads Learning Much in College? - The College Solution

I admit that this sounds like a strange question. Billions of dollars are poured into educating undergraduates every year, while the stress and anxiety that teenagers experience as they prepare for college is immeasurable. The time, money, and effort that's required to educate college students helps explain why the findings are so shocking in a new blockbuster book—Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses—that argues that many students aren't learning anything.

When it was released last week, it became an Amazon.com bestseller almost instantly as the higher-ed world clucked about its grim findings. [Read the 5 biggest mistakes college students make.] 1. 2. [What are the 10 ways to ruin a college paper?] 3. 4. [Check out the 20 most popular liberal arts colleges.] Why are so many students seemingly sleepwalking through school?

Faculty and institutional priorities are another problem. What can be done to turn things around?