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Should You Go Back to School?


No matter what your neighbor says, you are NOT too old to go back to school. Ever. It can change your life if you let it, but set yourself up for success by asking these 8 questions before you decide.

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10 Places to Research Papers

Thursday April 17, 2014

/Panda at Taipei City Zoo by China Stringer - Getty-ImagesDon't count on the Internet alone when researching your papers, not if you want them to be really good. When you have a chance to interview an expert in person, you'll get the kind of information that makes a paper sing.

We put together a list of 10 Places to Research Papers, and some of them are pretty exciting.

Other help with papers:

Khan Academy Helps Greg Re-Learn Math

Wednesday April 16, 2014

I heard from Greg a few months ago about his experience with Khan Academy, and it still makes me smile. I have no stake in this. I just get tickled when adults decide to learn something, find free information available on the Internet, and go after what they want.

This is what Greg had to say about Khan Academy: "I am a 44 year old finance professional in the automotive industry. I have been working my way through the math curriculum on Khan Academy. I have a desire to relearn all I've forgotten since high school 25 years ago. It's been a wonderful and rewarding experience relearning all of these amazing mathematics after all these years. I never would have had this opportunity without the efforts of Sal Khan."

Thanks for sharing your experience, Greg.

What have you learned today?

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3 Ways to Improve Your Memory - Just in Time for Finals

Tuesday April 15, 2014

The older we get, the easier it is to forget things it seems.If you're worried about finals, or any kind of end-of-semester tests, we've got three little tricks for you. Try one of these: 3 Ways to Improve Memory While Studying.

If you have other secrets, share with us! And good luck out there. You can do it.

Are You a Good Listener?

Monday April 14, 2014

Paul Venning/The Image Bank/Getty ImagesSay what?

I said, "Are you a good listener?"

Most of us are terrible listeners. We hear what we want to hear. We are so busy planning what we want to say next, we aren't listening to the whole conversation. Terrible.

It isn't much better sitting in the classroom. We think about what we need to pick up for dinner on the way home. We plan the weekend. We quietly judge the outfit on the person in front of us. We're not listening.

It's not that hard to be an active listener: How to Be a Good Listener

There's a listening test at the end of the article. Test yourself.

Image by Paul Venning/The Image Bank/Getty Images

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