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Cheap ski resorts in famous areas

Skiing is a notoriously expensive hobby. The equipment, the clothing, the $12 beers — all in addition to the cost of getting on the hill. For those lacking a season pass, planning a trip to the mountain is an intimidating prospect. Getting on the gondola at Aspen can cost you over $150. Lift tickets at some resorts have gotten so expensive that prices are hard to even find on their websites. Fortunately, there are more affordable options, some even leaving enough in your wallet to splurge on ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Colorado, California, College, Montana, US, Skiing, New Zealand, Switzerland, Nevada, Keystone, Jackson, North America, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe


Hautelinks: "Guava Island" Trailer; "Thank U, Next" Video News; the Best Stocking Stuffers; & More

Plus a zillion other links we loved this week. Get excited: Here's everything coming to Netflix in December.Speaking of Netflix, here's a guide to made-for-TV Xmas movies of 2018 including the soon-to-be classics from the streaming service.And here are some "secret" codes to enter to find specific types of Christmas movies on Netflix.Donald Glover and Rihanna dropped a teaser for their new film "Guava Island." Cannot wait!!It's the end of an era: Glamour is officially ending print editions and ...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Gabrielle Union, News, Amanda Bynes, Microsoft, Rihanna, College, BBC News, Netflix, Anna Kendrick, Italy, Ikea, Bustle, Park City Utah, Donald Glover


Watch Queen’s Dragtastic “I Want to Break Free” Video: It Was More Than America & MTV Could Handle (1984)

I remember the early part of 1984 when Queen’s “Radio Gaga,” their single from The Works album with a video that mixed in clips from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, was played nearly every hour on MTV. Or it least it seemed that way. And then in April, the band released their follow-up single, “I Want to Break Free,” seen above. This is when things got weird for Queen stateside and where truth starts to split from rumor. In the fine tradition of British pantomime and Monty Python, the band appe...
Tags: Google, Music, College, America, Mtv, Royal Ballet, Queen, Monty Python, Claude Debussy, Brian May, Wayne, Facebook Twitter, KCRW, Freddie, Terry Gross, Roger Taylor


Women Inspire NYC’s Tech Startups to Dream Bigger

As a native New Yorker, it may not come as much of a surprise that growing up I wanted to work in finance. In fact, I put myself through NYU Stern while working for companies like IBM, Prudential, and Merrill Lynch, and joined Goldman Sachs upon graduation.You could say I had made it in the finance world, at the epicenter of the industry, surrounded by some of the smartest and most driven individuals I’d ever known. But during my time in finance, I realized something: I am a creator, and there’s...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Gender, New York, Jobs, Education, Entrepreneurship, Ebay, Finance, Trends, Banking, Vc, Culture, Venture Capital, Merrill Lynch, Silicon Valley


5 Things You Have to Know Before You Start Your First Internship

Time to be professional and make those connections!In the context of preparing for one's future career, internships are one of the most important parts of the college experience. But sometimes it's hard to know how to get ready for one. Here are a few tips for people who are starting their first internship! 1. Get Yourself a Planner Balancing an internship with classes and a social life can be hard. You have to make sure you’re on top of your assignments, study for tests, and make sure you’re on...
Tags: College, Internships, College Life, College Tips, Fashion Internship


How David Lynch Manipulates You: A Close Reading of Mulholland Drive

David Lynch messes with your mind. You've probably heard variations on that observation before, as likely to come from people who love Lynch's films as from those who can't stand them. Unlike most "normal" filmmakers, who tell stories comfortably ensconced in the reality that the tradition of cinema has built, Lynch has always told his stories in a cinematic reality of his own, built out of the existing elements of cinema but bolted together by him in surprising and often unsettling ways...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Film, College, Seoul, David Lynch, Roy Orbison, Facebook Twitter, Lynch, Evan Puschak, Mulholland Drive, Angelo Badalamenti, Lynchian, Billy Ray Cyrus, Colin Marshall, Puschak


Edtech unicorn Udacity lays off 125 people in global strategy shift

Learning platform Udacity is to axe a big chunk of its workforce — which looks to be between a fifth and a quarter — as part of a global reorganization effort, according to VentureBeat. It reports the company is cutting 125 staff from now through early 2019. We’ve also heard from a source that around 100 Udacity staff have been laid off, with affected employees mostly in content, video and services. We’ve reached out to the company for comment. According to VentureBeat’s report the firm will ...
Tags: Education, US, Tech, United States, Brazil, VentureBeat, Udacity, Online Education, Sao Paulo, Open Educational Resources, Sebastian Thrun, Sao Paulo Brazil, Thrun, Massive Open Online Course, Kirsten Korosec, Vishal Makhijani


Get quizzing with locked mode, and grade away with Classroom

Earlier this year, we announced locked mode—a new way to ensure students are distraction-free when taking Quizzes in Google Forms. We’ve also been working on a better grading experience in Classroom. We’re now opening up locked mode and Gradebook via a beta program, so sign up to express interest. Show what you know with locked mode For a lot of teachers, a day in the life might look like this: teach innovatively and creatively, quiz without distractions, grade efficiently, give thoughtful...
Tags: Education, Chromebooks, Classroom, Google Forms, G Suite


Interview: Antionette Carroll, TED Fellow and Founder of Creative Reaction Lab

"Mistakes will be a part of everything you do, and you’ll be OK with it. Failure will be a part of you, and you’ll be OK with that."
Tags: Gender, Politics, Design, Education, Interviews, Race, Diversity, Ted, Community, TED Talks, Design Thinking, Antionette Carroll, Creative Reaction Lab, Equity Design, TED Fellows


Seattle high-school graduates will get 2 free years of community college. Here’s how it will work.

Seattle joins a wave of programs across the country that have been created by lawmakers, or voters, that aim to remove the barriers to higher education by making community college tuition-free.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Education Lab


Snowstopping Winter Formal Outfit Inspiration

Need some winter formal outfit ideas? Check out these 4 winter formal looks I've rocked, and one that I want to try next! Just because the days are darker and colder does not give you the excuse to bundle up and hibernate in your groufit forever!Yes, fuzzy socks with sweatpants and a sweater under a heated blanket is a beautiful combo this time of year. But, it's important to peep your head out from your cocoon and see all the great outfit opportunities you've got! Hello! It's winter formal sz...
Tags: Hollywood, Winter, College, Blake Lively, Dresses, Kourtney Kardashian, Don, College Life, Dressy, Formal


DeVos’ Title IX changes open for public comment Thursday

The public will have 60 days to weigh in on the proposal, and the Department of Education must respond to concerns before it issues final regulations.
Tags: News, Education, Education Lab, Department Of Education


Grow with Google is coming to a library near you

Since welaunchedGrow with Google a little over a year ago, we’ve traveled to cities and towns, partnering with local organizations fromKansas toMichigan toSouth Carolina to bring job skills to job seekers and online savvy to small businesses.  No matter where we went, big cities or small towns, libraries were at the heart of these communities.To support the amazing work of libraries throughout the country, Google and the American Library Association are launching the Libraries Ready to Code webs...
Tags: Google, Education, America, Carolina, American Library Association, Grow With Google


Download Beautifully-Designed Bauhaus Books & Journals for Free: Gropius, Klee, Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy & More

In 1919, German architect Walter Gropius founded Bauhaus, the most influential art school of the 20th century. Bauhaus defined modernist design and radically changed our relationship with everyday objects. Gropius wrote in his manifesto Programm des Staatlichen Bauhauses Weimar that “There is no essential difference between the artist and the artisan.” His new school, which featured faculty that included the likes of Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky, did indeed...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, New York, London, Yahoo, College, Berlin, Los Angeles, Munich, Wassily Kandinsky, Mainz, Weimar, Facebook Twitter, Hollywood Reporter, Kunst Munich


Apoll01 wants to remake education by decentralizing the diploma

Dan Genduso spent nearly a decade working in consulting before landing on the Disrupt Berlin stage to launch his first startup, Apoll01 — a small company with a big idea about how to solve America’s expanding education crisis.  First at Accenture and then at Slalom Consulting in San Francisco, Genduso focused on building out customer engagement platforms that captured the workflows, institutional knowledge and digital assets surrounding the development of customer profiles. “I was building tho...
Tags: TC, Education, Berlin, America, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Tech, Mit, University, United States, Higher Education, Harvard University, Accenture, Salesforce, Coursera, Udacity


How Peter Jackson Made His State-of-the-Art World War I Documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old: An Inside Look

There are very few working directors today who can do what Peter Jackson does so well—create extraordinary spectacles on the grandest of scales while also staying tightly focused on character development and emotional depth. He’s made missteps. His Hobbit trilogy felt bloated, busy and unnecessary, but one reason it so disappointed was because he’d already shown himself a master of fantasy filmmaking with what many considered the unfilmmable Lord of the Rings. Of course non-Tolkien-relat...
Tags: Google, Education, Film, College, History, K-12, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Variety, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Guy Lodge, Robert Laurence Binyon


How a startup mindset can help the refugee crisis

Startup entrepreneurs have a crucial role to play in building a more agile response to the global refugee crisis and also helping to change the narrative around displaced people, TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin has heard. Speaking during a panel discussing how technology can support refugees to integrate and rebuild their lives, Aline Sara, CEO of NaTakallam said: “I do think that the UN and other large agencies are really looking to innovation, looking to the tech sector to kind of ...
Tags: Europe, Education, Climate Change, Entrepreneurship, Berlin, Tech, Pink Floyd, United Nations, Un, Talent, Refugee, Startup Company, Mike Butcher, Reichart, ReDI School, ReDI School of Digital Integration


Facebook launches digital skills courses, to train 5M under ‘Community Boost’

Facebook offers marketing and interviewing courses We missed this earlier Facebook has launched a career development site which offers courses on digital skills. At first glance, some of lessons are in social media marketing, digital marketing, and content marketing, another offers tips and tricks... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, News, Education, Internet, Social Media


Dartmouth Faces Alumni Pushback Over the College’s Handling of Sex Abuse Claims

Seven female students in the Department of Psychological and Brain Science have filed a federal lawsuit
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Overnight, Onetime, Dartmouth Faces Alumni Pushback Over the College


Advent Countdown: Stories & Simple Activities

Hello my friends and Happy Thursday! I know we're but a few days away from the 1st of December, so you probably have your Advent plans already in place, but here I am anyways, to share what my Advent project looks like this year ... :) In addition to a few treasured traditions, I really enjoy coming up with something new for my boys every year! (Check out my Advent Plans & Crafts archives if you'd like to see past projects.) So this year I decided to revolve our Advent countdown ar...
Tags: Christmas, Children's Books, Homeschooling, Printables, Advent, Nana, Chris Van Allsburg, Archie, Elmer, Archibald, Sally Lloyd Jones, Tomie dePaola, Astrid Lindgren, Dahlov Ipcar, Jan Brett, Living in Season



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