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Susan Ambrose, senior vice provost for undergraduate education and experimental learning at Northeastern University, uses 3Ms Mindfulness, Motivation, Mindset as three pillars of learning new skills. According to her, these can help the members of the Northeastern community to follow up on their resolution to learn anything. She gave five tips on how to make that declaration stick.   One should consider their motivation and the...

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A key gripe with the structure of the education system is that it focuses on all the wrong things. Holistic education should be geared, not towards giving you answers, but rather towards teaching you how and what to question. The idea of critical thinking, therefore, is one that aims to provide all young minds with an equal platform from which one can think. In...

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If we take a look at the pressing and prominent problems that the world is currently facing, be it political or health-related, what we must understand is that a person’s ideology or discipline is simply not enough to find the solution for it.   The world has developed and expanded in unforeseen ways, - we are now looking at events and occurrences that we could not even...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a double-edged sword that brings to us innovation but at a cost. With its sudden advent, regulations relating to it are still a big question mark- with AI finding its application in more and more industries and slowly integrating into our everyday life. This makes it even more necessary to be protocoled before this growth turns on us. With the overview...

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Although environmental degradation has been a hot topic for a while, there still remains to this day a vast amount of misconception and unawareness exists about how exactly the pollutants enter the environment. Often people are apprehensive of digging really deep into the crux of the subject as it often seems overly scientific. In the United States, this ignorant attitude has led to the introduction of...

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The skill gap between the graduates and the employers

Most of the people out of college, even after acquiring a degree, are not employable. This is because they do not possess the skills required by the rapid developing industries. Employers want fresh talent and innovative ideas in their new recruits but they also want them to know about the basics of the industry. Many educational institutes focus on the basic study of a subject...

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Overfishing

Climate change and preserving the ecological balance is very important. Regulations on overfishing have been put in place for many years now to give the fishes a chance to replenish themselves. These regulations have, to some extent helped replenish the fisheries population, but on the other hand, these restrictions also affect the livelihood of the fishermen.   “There is policy in place that says that we have...

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In 1939, research was conducted to study how a preventive intervention affected a child’s criminal behaviour. For this research, around 506 students were selected, aged from 5 to 13. These children were specifically selected, because they were caught in some anti-social acts, such as stealing, absenteeism, etc.   As a part of the research, these kids were divided into two groups. One of the groups was provided...

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Fear

It is in human nature to fear the unknown. When we don’t know what is going to happen or what is coming next. Most phobias work on ‘what if’. What if I drown? What if something comes out of the dark? Such questions arising in our minds are what get us reeling. We get anxious and start panicking.   Feelings of fear “often have to do with...

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