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Books.Blog – Skip Graduate School, Save $32,000, Do This Instead

Books.Blog – Skip Graduate School, Save $32,000, Do This Instead
Three years ago, I invested $32,000 and the better part of two years at the University of Washington for a master's degree in International Studies. The verdict? It wasn't a complete waste of time and money. Once I accepted that 80% of the course requirements were designed to keep people busy, I enjoyed the other 20% of the work. If you're strictly interested in learning, however, you may want to get a better return-on-investment than I did. Here's how to save $32,000 (or more) through your own self-directed, alternative program.Here's how to save $32,000 (or more) through your own self-directed, alternative program. The One-Year, Self-Directed, Alternative Graduate School Experience • Subscribe to The Economist and read every issue religiously. • Memorize the names of every country, world capital, and current president or prime minister in the world. • Read the basic texts of the major world religions: the Torah, the New Testament, the Koran, and the teachings of Buddha. Study hard!

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Neil Gaiman's Next Children's Books Announced Neil Gaiman's next childrens books have been announced, and it includes some typically offbeat titles. According to industry bible Publishers Weekly, HarperCollins will publish three novels and two pictures books by the cult author. The picture books will star a panda with a flying helmet and a giant sneeze called Chu, the first of which, punningly titled "Chu's Day", will be released on January 8th 2013. The books' illustrator, Adam Rex, unveiled the book's cover last month on his blog. The other titles include a sequel to the 2008 book "Odd and the Frost Giants", which was based on Norse mythology, and "Fortunately, The Milk," a middle-grade book that Gaiman described on his blog as "very silly" as he typed it up in September 2011. At the time, he said that regular collaborator Dave McKean would do the illustrations; in the end, Skottie Young, who illustrated the beautiful Marvel Comics retelling of "The Wizard of Oz", will be applying his ink to the tale.

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Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique Once or twice a year, I open my most popular program, Learning on Steroids. It’s an interactive course that teaches how to learn faster and get more done. I’m going to be reopening the program again on September 7th. Instead of pitching you on why you should join, I thought it would be more fun to give away free content. Foreign Language Teaching Methods About the Site Foreign Language Teaching Methods focuses on 12 different aspects of language teaching, each taught by a different expert instructor. The site contains video footage from an actual methods course held at the University of Texas at Austin. This flexible resource is designed to be used by foreign language teachers as a component of a classroom methods course or as a stand-alone course for independent learners.

The Top 10 Relationship Words That Aren't Translatable Into English Here are my top ten words, compiled from online collections, to describe love, desire and relationships that have no real English translation, but that capture subtle realities that even we English speakers have felt once or twice. As I came across these words I’d have the occasional epiphany: “Oh yeah! That’s what I was feeling...” Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego): The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start.

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