21st Century Skills
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    The 15 Best Pieces of Career Advice for New Graduates

    ‘Tis the season for long-winded, clichéd speeches. For all the pomp (and circumstance), commencement ceremonies tend to be pretty tedious affairs, and the keynote speeches are no exception. Still,...

  • What Successful People Don't Say at Work

    By Travis Bradberry, Inc.com

    You can't build a strong professional network if you don't open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career.

  • What No One Ever Tells You About Two-Year Degrees

    By Liz Weston, Reuters

    Steven Polasck of Corpus Christi, Texas, liked math and science in high school. He considered attending a four-year college but ultimately decided to use his strengths to get a two-year degree in...

  • Here’s Why the Sharing Economy Is Soaring

    By Mia Taylor, MainStreet

    If you've seen the movie The Holiday , starring Cameron Diaz, you're familiar with home swapping and how much more interesting and affordable it can make a vacation. In Hollywood's version, the...

  • 4 Proven Ways Mindfulness Can Help You at Work

    By Maureen Mackey, The Fiscal Times

    The practice of mindful awareness has come out of the yoga studio and moved into the workplace – from cubicle city to the c–suite - with surprising speed. Executives at Ford, General Mills, Goldman...

  • 5 Reasons You’ll Return to Work After You Retire

    By Kathryn Tuggle, MainStreet

    Motivated, driven people who love their work — and paycheck — may find themselves back at a desk before they can make it to the golf course. According to a survey by CareerBuilder, 60% of workers age...

  • The New Corporate Success Strategy: Face Time

    By Bill McDermott, CNBC

    I have long believed in the power of pageantry to inform and inspire. Even in our digital age, bringing people together, in person, is essential to building great organizations. I say this as the CEO...

  • The Surprising New Realities of Today’s Older Americans

    By Warren Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov, The Conversation

    In 1985, American Richard Bass accomplished an amazing feat. He had set for himself the task of climbing the world’s highest mountains in all seven continents. In that year, at age 55, he completed...

  • Why 78 Million Millennials Are Choosing Non-Union Jobs

    Unions are in trouble. Membership is declining, public pension plans are dangerously underfunded, and young workers are not interested in diverting a portion of their paychecks to dues that offer...

  • 6 Ways to Get Faster Internet

    By Louis Ramirez, dealnews.com

    Your Internet connection is your lifeline to the world. Whether you're a gamer, a Netflix addict, or an Internet TV pioneer, nothing can destroy your productivity like a slow Internet connection.

  • The Best Way to Get Your Student Loan Forgiven

    By Eric Rosenbaum, CNBC

    Everyone knows the alarming news about student loans: It's grown to become the second-largest source of consumer debt in the U.S. behind only home mortgages, surpassing credit card debt since the...

  • More Jobs/Personal Finance Slideshows:

    20 Craziest Job Interview Questions

    By Maureen Mackey, The Fiscal Times

    If you head into a job interview thinking you’re fully prepared for the most routine questions asked by a hiring manager or HR professional – think again. You might be thrown a curve like one of...

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    Free Online College Tuition for Starbucks Baristas

    By Lisa Baertlein, Reuters

    Starbucks Corp is expanding its employee college tuition assistance program to cover the entire cost of getting an online bachelor's degree, the chief executive of the coffee chain said on Monday...

  • Reach your financial goals by setting weekly and monthly saving plans.

    When It Comes to Money, Your Gut Is Your Best Guide

    By Chris Taylor, Reuters

    Gather round because here is today's personal-finance lesson inspired by famed Hollywood screenwriter William Goldman: Nobody knows anything. In other words, no one knows where the market is headed...

  • 		<p>Study tours are a big portion of the Denmark Studies Program. Students can go on a number of excursions that are included in their tuition. This includes visiting European Union institutions, headquarters of multinational companies, marine research c

    10 Tips for Traveling the World on a Budget

    By Taylor Fields, Brad's Deals

    When I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013, I set out to find a job that was stimulating, creative, high paying and rewarding. What I found were a lot of jobs that felt like compromises...

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