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I’m Lee Pelton, President of Emerson College, and This Is How I Work

Emerson College, founded in 1880 as the Boston Conservatory of Elocution, Oratory, and Dramatic Art, is one of the country’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges. We talked to its twelfth president, Lee Pelton, about his academic background, his personal work habits, and his excellent reading recommendations.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Tell Time

“Took me until my early twenties to learn how to read an analog clock, and it is still very difficult,” says Lifehacker reader Albert Peters, commenting on our post about basic life skills. Others agreed. As digital clocks take over, people get less practice telling time on an analog clock. We’ll help. Here are two…Read […]

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Memorize More With the Best Mnemonics From Wikipedia

There is nothing too smart or too stupid for a mnemonic. They can teach you features of specific neurological disorders, or they can teach you how to open a jar. Here are some of the cleverest memory aids that you might not know yet, as catalogued by Wikipedia.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Get the Most Out of a Parent-Teacher Conference

Parent-teacher conferences are the speed-dating of the education world. You sign up for a 10-minute slot (15 if you’re lucky), the teacher pulls out a timer, and away you go. How are his reading skills progressing? Is she doing okay with transitions? Have you noticed an issue between him and Brayden? You. Better.…Read more… Continue […]

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Memorize These Cool and Useless Facts on Tinycards

I learned the NATO phonetic alphabet. Now I’m learning how to point to every country on a map. I’ll never need this information, but it feels cool to know. I’m learning on the free flashcard app Tinycards, which feels remarkably like playing a mobile game, but one you can feel good about. Here’s the best […]

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Memorize These Cool and Useless Facts on Tinycards

I learned the NATO phonetic alphabet. Now I’m learning how to point to every country on a map. I’ll never need this information, but it feels cool to know. I’m learning on the free flashcard app Tinycards, which feels remarkably like playing a mobile game, but one you can feel good about. Here’s the best […]

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Everything You Need to Survive Back-to-School Season

My son starts third grade next week, and this is the first year where instead of being all, “Yay for friends and learning!” he’s more like, “yeah, school, great.” I can understand how he feels. He’s got nine months of work ahead of him and dude would rather watch reruns of Pokémon. Read more… Continue […]

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I’m McGill Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin, and This Is How I Work

Dr. Patricia Hewlin studies organizational diversity and the organizational participation and treatment of minorities. As with so many How I Work subjects, her work has a personal resonance. Dr. Hewlin pursued her PhD in organizational behavior after encouragement from the PhD project, which aims to increase workplace…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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I’m McGill Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin, and This Is How I Work

Dr. Patricia Hewlin studies organizational diversity and the organizational participation and treatment of minorities. As with so many How I Work subjects, her work has a personal resonance. Dr. Hewlin pursued her PhD in organizational behavior after encouragement from the PhD project, which aims to increase workplace…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Help Teachers Get Classroom Supplies Before the New School Year

It’s back-to-school shopping season, and not just for parents. A whopping 98 percent of teachers are responsible for purchasing their own classroom supplies without being reimbursed, the New York Times reported. And it’s no small sum: Teachers who had to buy their own supplies spent an average of $479 of their own…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Learn Calculus With These Four Online Courses

Part of the premise of Good Will Hunting is that if you’re smart enough, you should skip formal education and teach yourself with books. And that was before prestigious universities started uploading all their courses for free online. Now you can choose between all kinds of courses for any subject—including a guide to…Read more… Continue […]

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Does a ‘Summer Slide’ Cause Kids to Forget What They’ve Learned?

The idea is so engrained we hardly even question it anymore—while our kids spend their summer vacation sleeping in, watching TV, swimming and playing freeze tag at camp, all that precious knowledge they learned throughout the school year is melting away.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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