Has Occupational Licensing Outlived Its Usefulness?

A recent study shows that consumers do not value occupational licensing of their contractors or the higher prices they charge. Research by Chiara Farronato. [Author: by Martha Lagace]
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Will the Coronavirus Kill College Admissions Tests?

The SAT and ACT could be on their way out. Is that a good thing?
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The world and workforce need wisdom. Why don’t universities teach it?

Many university mission statements do not live up to their promise, writes Ben Nelson, founder of Minerva, a university designed to develop intellect over content memorization.The core competencies that students need for success—critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and cross-cultural understanding, for example—should be intentionally taught, not left to chance. These competencies can be summed up with one word: wisdom. True wisdom is the ability to apply one's knowledge appropriate...
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Can Remote Work Be Fixed? My Latest Article For The New Yorker

Earlier today, I published my latest article for the New Yorker. It’s titled: Can Remote Work Be Fixed? In this semi-epic long-form essay, I dive into the history of the remote work movement, documenting why, after decades of excitement, it ended up falling short of its potential. I then tackle the big question on a lot of peoples’ mind at the moment: Now that all knowledge workers are forced to work remotely, will we manage to fix these issues? Now that it’s urgent, in other words, can we make...
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You’ll Live in These Comfortable & Stylish Plus Size Loungewear Outfits

Boost your mood AND your style with these fashion-forward looks!
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National Merit Scholarship awards 2020 scholarships to high school students in Los Angeles County

  Cap of a 2019 graduate in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of high school students in Los Angeles County who are either recipients of corporate-sponsored scholarships or $2,500 scholarships in 2020. Nationwide, high school students competed for a share of 7,600 scholarships worth more than $30 million. Corporate-sponsored merit scholarships winners were announced on April 22. These a...
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A Nearly Impossible Sudoku Puzzle Solved in a Mesmerizing 25-Minute Video

Watch it go. And thank Simon Anthony when it's done. And, oh, check out his YouTube Channel, Cracking the Cryptic... Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It's hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere. Also consider following Open Culture on Facebook and   Twitter and  sharing intelligent media with your fr...
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Questions for the 4th Industrial Age

Klaus Schwab said that we must develop a comprehensive and globally shared view of how technology is affecting our lives and reshaping our economic, social, cultural, and human environments. There has never been a time of greater promise, or greater peril. We can either find ways to harmonise man, woman, and machine, or fight with them in a real-life version of “War of the Worlds”. The choice is ours. This throws up a number of questions for individuals, companies, and Governments on how to prep...
Tags: Japan, Leadership, Education, Unesco, Innovation, Ai, Accenture, Futures, Klaus Schwab, Pierre Nanterme, Daniel Levitin, Blogging Innovation, 4th Industrial Age

DIY Insect Repellant

Spring has arrived but unfortunately so have the insects! If you’d like to enjoy the outdoors with fewer pests, try this DIY insect repellent using natural, plant-based ingredients. No DEET! When I made individual spray bottles for my teens to take to camp one summer, they said girls asked to borrow it to wear as a perfume. It smells that good! DIY Insect Repellant 6 drops Young Living Citronella oil1 drop Young Living Rosemary oil1 drop Young Living Geranium oil1 drop Young Li...
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UK behind Yemen and Sudan in global index of children's rights, report finds

Report also warns of ‘dire impact’ of pandemic worldwide with large number of children failing to return to school after lockdowns easeThe suspension of vaccination programmes, school closures and a surge in domestic violence during coronavirus lockdowns are likely to derail a decade’s worth of progress for children, according to new global research.The Kidsrights Foundation on Tuesday published its annual rankings of children’s rights in 182 countries with Iceland scoring top for the second yea...
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What to Do with Old Shoes: 15 Stylish Shoe Upcycles to Try ASAP

Cinderella's slippers have nothing on these shoes.
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The 135 Best Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind: An Introduction to Our New List

Twenty years ago, podcasts didn't exist. Fifteen years ago, podcasts were more or less entirely for the tech-savvy early adopter, listener and producer alike. Now, across large sections of society, podcasts have become everyone's favorite thing to listen to. Just yesterday the New York Times ran a piece headlined "Joe Rogan Is the New Mainstream Media" about the enormous success of the comedian, mixed martial arts enthusiast, and interviewer now popularly seen as the face of podcasting. "Even b...
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Clare Torry’s Rare Live Performances of “Great Gig in the Sky” with Pink Floyd

When Clare Torry went into the studio to record her now-legendary vocals for Pink Floyd’s “Great Gig in the Sky,” the centerpiece of 1972’s Dark Side of the Moon, neither the singer nor the band were particularly impressed with each other. David Gilmour remembered the moment in an interview on the album’s 30th anniversary: Clare Torry didn't really look the part. She was Alan Parsons' idea. We wanted to put a girl on there, screaming orgasmically. Alan had worked with her previously, so ...
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Armed militants wage war on Burkina Faso’s schools

A survivor tells of how Islamists carrying AK-47s arrived on motorbikes, forced fleeing children to lie on the ground and beat teachers before setting a building on fire The post Armed militants wage war on Burkina Faso’s schools appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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