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      The History of Earth Day

      Beginning in 1970 as an initiative to create a mass environmental movement, Eart…

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      Biography: Gabriel García Márquez

      Gabriel García Márquez was a Colombian writer known for his use of magical rea…

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      Top 10 Facts About Charlie Chaplin

      “Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long shot.” - Cha…

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    • The Future of Ed Tech: Wearable Technology

      Technology is transforming education at lightning speed. Mobile devices have ushered in a BYOD (bring your own device) culture in many schools and workplaces, and these technologies are being used to enhance how teachers teach and how students learn. But even our essential smartphones and tablets ma…

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    • Lifelong Learning and the New Economy

      In a recent article for Fast Company, Coursera Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships Julia Stiglitz outlined why lifelong learning through online education is the key to success in the new economy. The world is currently facing a unique problem: high unemployment and a large…

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    • More Money, New Programs for Job Training

      President Obama and VP Joe Biden today announced a new $550-million grant for job training and apprenticeship programs. The largest chunk of money ($450 million) is earmarked to help community colleges prepare workers for high-skill, high-wage jobs that are in high demand. Priority for receiving …

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    • In a Bad Mood? Try Hot Sauce!

      Need a mood boost? Not only do most hot sauces taste good, they also make you feel good. The spicy condiment makes us a little happier by giving us a high similar to the one associated with exercise. Our bodies react to the jalapenos and other chili peppers in hot sauce because of the two strong…

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    • Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

      Some recent studies have found that people who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to die of cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses. So where can you get your daily dose of vitamin D? Many people take supplements in the form of pills, but this is complicated for vitamin D because it …

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    • Why You’re an Early Bird or a Night Owl

      Some of us are morning people while others are night people, and the early birds always seem to be trying to convert the night owls. What exactly causes us to be one or the other? Should the night owls really try to change? Each of us has our own circadian rhythm, which controls our sleep cycle.…

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