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Google CS First Teaches Kids Programming And Computer Science For Free

There are a wealth of ways for kids to learn computer science and programming these days. Add to the mix: Google’s own CS First curriculum, a free program with a variety of themes for all kinds of kids’ interests.


The Surprising Benefits (And Pitfalls) Of Being A 'Jack Of All Trades'

People look down on the multitalented — even the phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none” has a bit of a negative caveat. But there are a lot hidden perks that come with being a Jack. These are the best reasons you might want to reconsider the notion that a Jack of All Trades can’t be equally as successful.


When Experimenting With Productivity Tips, Try Just One At A Time

There are so many great productivity strategies out there, sometimes it’s tempting to try many of them at once. However, for more effective results, try one tip at a time.


What Necessary Adult Skills Were You Never Taught Growing Up?

When you’re young, you spend most of your time getting an education to help prepare you for being an adult. And yet some things slip through the cracks. What weren’t you taught that you think you should have?


Form 'Creative Circles' Instead Of A Single Mentor For More Guidance

You probably know that working with a mentor is important to your career development. However, it can be a real challenge to find the perfect mentor and ask them to help you. Make the search easier on yourself by forming a “creative circle” from your peer network rather than seeking out a single person to guide you.


Talent Does Not Decide Whether You Succeed

It can be easy to ground ourselves with the notion that we don’t have — or weren’t born with — the talent to succeed. While some people may naturally have the upper hand in some skilsets, being successful at something really comes down to dedicating yourself to develop and master skills. Talent is just a starting point.


No, Tablets Aren't Necessarily Rotting Kids' Brains

According to many experts, young children shouldn’t have much screen time. But tablets and smartphones are becoming so ubiquitous that those recommendations are starting to look unrealistic. Screen time isn’t necessarily harmful for kids though.


How To Make Reading Less Boring And Get 'Sucked In' Every Time

Reading can be extremely rewarding, but forcing yourself to do it can make it a chore. A more sustainable solution is to enhance the reading experience, to read better — so that you remember what you read and enjoy reading more. Here’s how you can make reading more fulfilling.


Practise Your Skill's Fundamentals, Even When You Think You Know Them

When you’re practising a skill, the basics eventually start to feel rote. You’ve used the skills from your first lesson over and over, so it feels boring practising them. The fact that you use them constantly, however, is why you need to keep practising them.


Identify Your Unique Creative Angle By Reflecting On Your Old Work

Working as a creative type often means having a unique voice that makes you stand out. If you’re just starting out, you’ll probably emulate those around you. But after a while, go back and look at what you’ve made to get a feel for your own voice.