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This free, online social work course from the University of Michigan inspired me to apply to grad school. Here's why I recommend it to anyone considering a degree in social work.

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. University of Michigan; Alyssa Powell/Insider The University of Michigan has the top-ranked Master of Social Work program in the US. U-M offers a Social Work Coursera MasterTrack certificate, making a degree more affordable. My experience taking the intro course of the program encouraged me to apply to graduate programs. Table of Contents: Static Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Cha...
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The 11 best MCAT courses, based on your studying style

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Kaplan; Magoosh; The Princeton Review; Blueprint; Alyssa Powell/Insider A Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score is required for entry to medical school. Online courses and practice tests can help you study and even raise your MCAT score. Below are some of the best options from The Princeton Review, Kaplan, Magoosh, and Blueprint. Anyone with med school plans probably knows about the Medical Colleg...
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Coursera and edX both offer certificate programs at a fraction of the cost of grad school - here are the main differences between them

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. edX Micromaster; Coursera; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider edX and both online graduate courses, many from top schools like MIT and Duke. edX MicroMasters and are bite-sized portions of master's degree programs. They can be used to build stand-alone skills or as stepping stones to full master's degrees. To mitigate common economic and geographic barriers to getting a master's degree, e...
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Biden's campaign made 2 promises on canceling student debt. He hasn't done either.

President Joe Biden. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Biden made campaign promises to cancel $10,000 in student debt per person and forgive debt for students from HBCUs and public colleges. As president, he has not yet followed through on either promise. The DOE has already canceled debt for defrauded borrowers and borrowers with disabilities. See more stories on Insider's business page. So far, President Joe Biden's Department of Education has acted to address the $1.7 trillion st...
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34 thoughtful graduation gifts under $100 for the class of 2021

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. There are near-universal gifts - all under $100 - that can help students navigate post-grad life. Below, find 30+ options, from cookbooks of everyday recipes to household staples. For more expedient options, Amazon Prime-eligible gifts under $100 are also included here. As soon-to-be-grads experience the complicated feelings of finishing a chapter of their lives, their parents, relatives, and loved ones are r...
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Free language-learning app Duolingo now offers Yiddish lessons

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Duolingo; Insider Duolingo is a free language-learning app we've recommended time and time again. It now offers lessons in Yiddish, including key cultural phrases and examples. Taking short, fun Yiddish lessons can help you connect with your family and culture. If you're just starting to explore a new language or want to easily build on what you already know, Duolingo is a fun, free, and low-key...
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We compared Google Meet and Zoom to see which is better for remote working and learning - and Zoom has a slight edge for large meetings

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Google Hangouts; Zoom Alyssa Powell/Insider If you're learning or working from home, a video conferencing tool is a must. Two of the best services out there are Google Meet and Zoom. Zoom supports larger meetings, but Google Meet is conveniently packaged with other Google services. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Pro Plan (Monthly) (small) G Suite Business Account (Monthly) (small) Two of the ...
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Over half a million people signed up for this free Princeton course on the science behind Buddhist meditation practices. I took it and came away with a better understanding of myself.

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Static Robert Wright, a lecturer at Princeton, teaches Buddhism and Modern Psychology on Coursera. The class explores how Buddhist practices like meditation can scientifically improve mental health and wellbeing. I signed up and learned how mindfulness and meditating can make me a happier and healthier person. Alyssa Powell/Insider One of the biggest aspects of Buddhism is meditation...
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14 Cornell classes you can take online for free, from how to structure a business agreement to the ethics of food

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Cornell; Alyssa Powell/Insider Cornell University is one of the top 25 schools in the world - and offers free online courses. You can access courses in everything from engineering and big data to the ethics of eating. Below are 14 free online Cornell courses you can take through edX, or you can browse them all here. Cornell is one of the most prestigious schools in the world. To set foot on campus as a...
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Udacity's online Nanodegrees are currently 75% off - here's why they can be a great option if you're pursuing tech careers like data science or programming

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Udacity; Alyssa Powell/Insider Udacity offers free online courses and Nanodegrees to build in-demand, technology-based skills.Courses are available in subjects like AI, programming, cybersecurity, data science, and business.Below, find answers to FAQ and information on the top 10 most popular Udacity Nanodegrees. Table of Contents: Static What is Udacity? Udacity is an online learning platform that tr...
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The 27 best beach reads to dive into this summer

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Beach reads are highly entertaining books that you can't put down. No matter the genre, these beach reads are an immersive escape, whether you're on vacation or not. Below are our 27 best beach read recs, including YA, romance, thriller, and non-fiction books. Beach reads used to be known as mindless, mass-market paperbacks with shirtless men on the cover that we&#...
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12 new books to read in April, according to Amazon's book editors

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Insider April has inspired Amazon's book editors to curate another compelling monthly book list. One top pick, "Broken (in the best possible way)" details Jenny Lawson's experience with depression. The 12 titles, with captions provided by Amazon's team, are described below. Spring is officially here, and while reading is an excellent pastime throughout the year, the sentiment seems t...
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I signed up for a free trial of One Day University to stream lectures from Yale and Columbia professors - here's why it's replacing Netflix reruns for me right now

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. One Day University; Alyssa Powell/Insider One Day University lets you live-stream short online lectures by world-renowned professors. Topics range from history and science to art. We suggest starting with The Science of Happiness. You can sign up for a free two-week trial here. After that, it's $9 per month. Table of Contents: Static What it is: Live and pre-recorded lectures from top universities ...
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Biden's DOE expands pause on student-debt collection to 1.14 million borrowers with private loans

Barry Winiker/Getty Images The DOE is pausing collections on student loans for all borrowers under the Federal Family Education Loan Program. Biden had extended the pause on federal student loan payments through September, but that didn't apply to privately held loans. This will apply to 1.14 million borrowers who have defaulted on privately held FFEL loans. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Education secretary for the Biden administration, Miguel Cardona, has take...
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Udacity's online Nanodegrees are currently 60% off - here's why they can be a great option if you're pursuing tech careers like data science or programming

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Udacity; Alyssa Powell/Insider Udacity offers free online courses and Nanodegrees to build in-demand, technology-based skills.Courses are available in subjects like AI, programming, cybersecurity, data science, and business.Below, find answers to FAQ and information on the top 10 most popular Udacity Nanodegrees. Table of Contents: Static What is Udacity? Udacity is an online learning platform that tr...
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This MasterClass taught me how to sleep better, even while dealing with a lot of stress

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Masterclass; Alyssa Powell/Insider UC Berkeley professor Matthew Walker teaches The Science of Better Sleep on MasterClass. The class focuses on teaching you how to increase your quality and quantity of sleep. It helped me learn about my erratic sleep patterns, prevent sleep debt, and improve my health. In any given year, one in three adults doesn't get enough sleep, according to the Centers for Dis...
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The 9 best GRE prep programs, courses, and webinars to sign up for, even if you only have a month to study

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Magoosh; The Princeton Review; Kaplan; Udemy; ETS; Alyssa Powell/Insider The GRE is similar to the SAT, testing your math and verbal skills for entrance to graduate school. Depending on how much time you have, there are self-paced and structured online prep courses. Below, find answers to FAQ and courses from Magoosh, Kaplan, The Princeton Review, and Udemy. What is the GRE? The GRE (Graduate Record Ex...
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27 free UPenn courses you can take online, including Wharton business classes

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. UPenn; Alyssa Powell/Insider The University of Pennsylvania is one of the best 15 schools in the world. You can take some of its online courses for free, including ones from the renowned Wharton School. Find 27 of the most popular free UPenn courses below - from psychology to poetry - offered by edX and Coursera. Achieving Personal and Professional Success Specialization svetikd / Getty Imag...
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15 online writing courses taught by bestselling authors, including Malcolm Gladwell, David Sedaris, and Roxane Gay

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Masterclass; Alyssa Powell/Insider Strong communication and writing skills will help you succeed in any profession.Online classes are an affordable way to learn new writing tips as well as receive feedback on your work.All the classes on this list are taught by expert, award-winning writers with decades of experience.Good writing skills can take you far (just take it from a business major who wormed her ...
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The 5 best mini fridges we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Mini fridges come in all shapes and sizes and are ideal for the home office, guest room, or dorm.The Danby 4.4 Cubic Foot Mini Fridge offers an array of features and space at an affordable price.Back to school is one of the most popular times to purchase a mini fridge as many students want a refrigerator in their dorm rooms. But these small refrigerators also work well for offices, rec rooms, and garages.Mini fridges aren't as energy efficient as standard-s...
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29 Amazon Prime gifts for high school and college graduates that cost under $100

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon's Kindle makes a great gift for grads who love to read. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Graduation gifts can have a big impact, even as graduation ceremonies remain virtual during the pandemic.Below are 29 great gifts for graduates all under $100 and eligible for Amazon Prime two-day shipping.Need more gift ideas? Check out all of our gift guides here. 29 Amazon Prime-eligible gifts your gradua...
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43 of the best fantasy books to help you escape reality

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Fantasy books have huge cult followings, with readers devouring 800-page journeys through mythical worlds.There are a ton of sub-genres so any reader can find something that interests them.This list has epic classics like "The Lord of the Rings" and new favorites breaking the genre's norms.If you're anything like me, fantasy books like "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" w...
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About 6,000 students at Duke ordered to remain in their residence halls for a week following a COVID-19 outbreak linked to frat parties

FILE: general view of the Duke University Chapel on the campus of Duke University. Lance King/Getty Images Undergraduate students living on Duke University's campus were told to stay put in their dorm. The "stay-in-place" order is in effect from March 14 to March 21, university officials said. The restriction comes following more than 180 positive cases reportedly linked to frat parties. See more stories on Insider's business page. All Duke University undergraduate students livin...
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Rudy Giuliani will keep his honorary degree after the board of a New York college didn't count enough votes to rescind

Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photos Ex-Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani will be able to keep his honorary degree from St. John Fisher College. The school's board of trustees voted to rescind the degree but did not meet a majority requirement. College alums urged the school to revoke the degree after Giuli...
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edX offers free online courses and affordable certificates from top schools like Harvard and MIT - here's how it works

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. edX; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider edX is a non-profit founded by MIT and Harvard that offers free and affordable online courses.The site's partnered with top universities and organizations to offer courses from Java programming to the science of happiness.You can also pay to receive a certificate of completion from each course or receive a professional or MicroMasters certificate.Online learning ha...
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The future of surgery: AR, VR, and virtual learning will upend modern medicine

Hololens is like a smartphone for surgery, allowing doctors to collaborate, communicate, and plan procedures more efficiently. And it's only the beginning.
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Biden eyes trashing Trump-era rules that advocates feared would silence sexual assault survivors on college campuses

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks as Vice President Mike Pence listens during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden is directing the Education Department to review policies about sexual assault on college campuses. The controversial policies were instituted under Trump by Betsy DeVos. The president will direct the Education Department to determine if the rules mesh with h...
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3 ways technology can help close the education gap between rural and urban students

There can be a wide education gap between rural and urban school students. Marko Geber/Getty Images Kellogg School professor Nicola Bianchi says technology can help close the education gap between rural and urban students. A computer-assisted learning program tested in rural China showed students moving away from agriculture jobs to cognitive-skilled jobs. Technology-based education that's supervised in person is most likely to yield positive results. Visit the Business section of Insider ...
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America's oldest college debate society votes to strip Ted Cruz of a prestigious Princeton honor for public service

Princeton University's American Whig-Cliosophic Society has voted to rescind its highest honor from Sen. Ted Cruz Getty Images Princeton's American Whig-Cliosphic Society voted to strip Sen. Ted Cruz of a public service award. Society members voted 37-32 in favor of rescinding the honor, The Daily Princetonian reported. Cruz is facing criticism for his role in the insurrection on January 6 and an ill-timed Cancun trip. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. America's o...
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Over 2.2 million students enrolled in this free Yale class on how to be happier - here's what it's actually like to take

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Insider Yale's most popular class in history teaches you how to become happier using science.Through Coursera, Professor Laurie Santos created a free version of the course, The Science of Well-Being. It blew up in popularity during the pandemic.I enrolled and was surprised by how helpful and fun it was. It made an abstract topic feel concrete and useful in everyday life.  The Science of Wel...
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