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post written by: Marc Email All education is self-education.
On average, it will cost $55,600 to attend Princeton, Penn, Michigan or Stanford next year.
by Wendy Boswell Not headed back to school this fall? You could be, minus the exorbitant tuition and without even leaving your chair. The web has made it easier than ever before to get a free education, and you'd join the ranks of great thinkers in history who were also self-taught, like Joseph Conrad, Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Paul Allen, Agatha Christie and Ernest Hemingway. You, too, can be an autodidact; the breadth of free educational materials available online is absolutely astonishing.
The treasure trove of Victorian items included a 19th-century cook book Also found were pastry cutters and antique fire extinguishers By Jaya Narain UPDATED: 20:23 GMT, 15 September 2011 Shrouded in a thick layer of dust and hidden under piles of junk, a complete Victorian kitchen lay forgotten for more than a generation. Archie Graham-Palmer and his wife Philippa discovered the incredible time capsule when they began rummaging in the basement of the family home. They found an entire kitchen kitted out as if the cook had just stepped out for a breath of air.
Michael Staton is the founder of Inigral , which develops social software for student recruitment and higher education retention. Inigral recently brought on the first PRI as a venture investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and has been named one of the top 10 innovative companies in education by Fast Company. In 2011, entrepreneurs and startup activity sprouted up everywhere. Not coincidentally, the Bay Area, New York, Boston, Austin, Portland and every college town from Abilene to Gainesville is fostering young, eager minds.
When you're on the job hunt, it's easy to take an "anything will work" approach to the scope of your search.
Post written by Leo Babauta . So you’ve followed the Short But Powerful Guide to Finding Your Passion , and have chosen something you’re passionate about. Now you need to make it a career — but are perhaps a bit lost. I have to admit I was there, only a few years ago, and three years later I’ve successfully done it, even if I’m a bit battered from the attempt.
With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912. In those years, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images.
Amazing that old pictures can be colorized. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos. by Oct 19
The iPad. Touchy, tappy, swipey tablet of wonder. But this groundbreaking gadget’s touchscreen can do more than just follow your finger. Did you know, for instance, that it can track and digitally reproduce the touch of a paintbrush? Not any paintbrush, mind, but with the right equipment (and some clever apps) you can actually paint with your iPad.