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BBC: Could micro-credentials compete with traditional degrees?

The skills gap means companies are increasingly considering candidates from non-traditional paths. Could targeted, bite-sized chunks of education help you get a...

BBC: The housing project where young and old must mingle

Could a Swedish housing experiment that forces solo-living renters to spend two hours a week together be a solution to loneliness for...

NPR: Can I Date That Co-Worker? What To Consider Before An Office Romance

Love can be complicated. But mixing love and work is even more so, because it involves your co-workers, your boss and your career. 

BBC: Why so many of the world’s oldest companies are in Japan

Japan is changing: a rapidly ageing society, a record-breaking influx of visitors from overseas, and more robots than ever. That's where the...

BBC: Is education the new currency?

If we can quantify the value of each educational opportunity, can that data help map a pathway for building the skills needed...

BBC: Is workplace rudeness on the rise?

We live in divisive times. How much does conflict seep into the office? Research offers a surprising answer.

BBC: Cyberloafing: The line between rejuvenating and wasting time

When Stephanie Andel can feel her eyes glaze over scrolling through academic papers, institutional emails or student marking, she’ll open a new...

BBC: ‘My African name stopped me getting job opportunities’

About a third of FTSE 100 companies have no ethnic minority representation on their boards, a report has revealed.

BBC: How to leave a family business

Jordan Baker was once destined to become the head of his family’s technology logistics business. He started out at Essex-based 21st Century...

AP: What for W-4? Why you should care about the new tax form

If you are starting a new job this year, or just want to update your tax information with your employer, some of...

BBC: How to reduce ‘attention residue’ in your life

Mundane chores take up our time and headspace. Bundling life admin into specific time slots - known as GYLIO - might be...

BBC: Why procrastination is about managing emotions, not time

Like many writers, I’m a supreme expert at procrastination. When I ought to be working on an assignment, with the clock ticking...

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[Urbana] Learn to tap dance this spring

It's never too late to learn to tap dance! Sign up for beginning tap dance classes that...

[Urbana] Free age-friendly kitchen demonstrations!

Urbana Park District-People age 50 and better get the chance to enjoy free cooking demonstrations this winter and spring at the...

[Urbana] Sunday Morning Bird Walks return March 1

Everyone is welcome to our free Sunday Morning Bird Walks at Anita Purves Nature Center beginning March 1. All walks begin...

Ebert Film Fest to feature remastered ‘Cotton Club,’ Farrelly brothers comedy

Francis Ford Coppola’s drama set in Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club during the 1930s – remastered, restored and with added scenes and...