Improving Our Financial IQs: Why Managing Money Should Be a Lifetime Skill
It's no secret that many Americans are financially illiterate, or unable to understand basic principles of money management. To address this situation, Wharton, Dartmouth and the Rand Corporation have established the new Financial Literacy Center, which will develop "educational materials and programs that help foster saving and retirement strategies over the life cycle." Annamaria Lusardi, an economics professor at Dartmouth who will help lead the new Center, and Michelle Greene, deputy assista
Electric Literature Founders Andy Hunger and Scott Lindenbaum: 'Agitating' for Fiction
Plenty of people in the publishing world fear that new media and the Internet will kill interest in reading literary fiction. Andy Hunter and Scott Lindenbaum, however, think of Twitter, YouTube and the iPad as opportunities to introduce new audiences to the art of the short story -- and to tell stories in unique ways. They are the founders of Electric Literature, a quarterly literary magazine that publishes using a print-on-demand model and enhances its stories through collaborations between au
Facts About the Pyramids of Egypt
The pyramids of Egypt were built originally as tombs for Pharaohs, but no one is sure exactly how they were built. Learn more about these wonders of the world with answers from an experienced history teacher. (1:19)
Learn English Through Song - Pronunciation Of S
Learn pronounciation of ending s sound words from the lyrics of the song I Belong, West Virginia, Mountain Mama. Learn English Through Song helps English Second Language (ESL) students study speaking, conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and grammar. More songs at www.learn-to-speak-english-esl.com
Learn English Through Song - Reading Comprehension
Learn reading comprehension from the lyrics of the song Crocodile Facts, Crocodile Rock by Elton John. Learn English Through Song helps English Second Language (ESL) students study speaking, conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and grammar. More songs at www.learn-to-speak-english-esl.com
"Her Dilemma" by Thomas Hardy (poetry reading)
Hardy did put his heroines in difficult situations and inflict cruel and unusual punishments on them. Fundamentalists have to face the moral dilemma of whether lying is ever justified. This wouldn't be a controversial topic now but it was in Hardy's day. His novel Jude the Obscure met such public outrage that he never wrote another book. After that he put his creative energy into poetry instead. Recently I saw a question put to those who say that lying is fundamentally wrong and never just
Video about the Mayflower
Letters, Numbers, Shapes, and Colors
This video is designed to teach letter, number, shape, and color recognition and pronunciation to preschool children without overstimulating them. Letters, numbers (1-20), shapes (circle, triangle, square, diamond, pentegon, hexegon, octogon, star, and arrow), and colors are shown a dark screen while the pronunciation is heard in a slow, calm voice. Run time 08:00.
Making a Bumble Bee
Instruction on how to make a paper bumblee with the use of paper, markers, a glue stick and other miscillaneous crafts materials. Ideal for ages 7 or older.
The Blankies - Learning My ABCs
The Blankies song Learning My ABCs. This video is a cute video for children to learn their alphabet. With each letter the character has a picture of an item that starts with the letter. Upper case and lower case letters are both included. Run time 02:58.
Country Water Cycle Song
A country song that describes the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, precipitation, collection). The video uses diagrams and pictures of the cycle along with the song. The lyrics for the song are displayed on screen. Run time 02:37.
Darth Vader Explains the Pythagorean Theorem
Darth Vader, from Star Wars, explains the Pythagorean Theorem. He gives the formula, as well as solves an example problem, and all along makes humorous Star Wars references.
A musical tribute to the Pythagorean Theorem
In this video, there is a song about the Pythagorean Theorem. Side, Angle, Side... Side, Side, Side...
Susanne Freidberg, FRESH: A Perishable History
"Freidberg-- tracking the movement of beef, eggs, fruit, vegetables, milk and fish from source to table- shows how technology, abetted by modern public relations, has changed the way we eat...Freidberg writes with wit and clarity, and her sense of humor extends to her choice of illustrations." -Wall Street Journal For more on the book, visit http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674057227
The IBM ACS System: A Pioneering Supercomputer Project
[Recorded February 18, 2010] The showcase IBM effort at high-performance computing in the 1960's has traditionally been considered the IBM S/360 Model 91. That machine well deserves the attention it has received. In fact, in the field of computer architecture, the 1960s are known for the CDC 6600 and the IBM Model 91, and many modern processors trace features back to those machines. However, there was another relatively unknown IBM effort that operated in parallel with the deployment of the Mod
Immigration to Britain
The first word, not the last
‘Leave no stones unturned’: due diligence in China’s private equity market
China’s budding private equity industry is booming, with new firms springing up every other day to tap the country’s vast economic potential. But even as competition for deals heats up, investment firms should be wary about being too hasty in concluding their corporate due diligence.
What Is the Work Environment for a Journalist?
The work environment for a journalist used to involve sitting down
at a desk or working in the press room, but journalists are
increasingly working remotely. Discover how modern journalists often
have deadlines throughout the day with help from a journalism professor in this video.
Above the Clouds: Telescopes on Mauna Kea
Astronomical research is dependent on technology that allows astronomers to see the universe. Telescopes act as giant eyes, capturing the light from celestial objects and processing it for astronomers to study. Generally, a space-based telescope will offer the clearest views of the universe. However, astronomers have found an ideal site for ground-based telescopes. In this video segment adapted from First Light, learn about recent telescope technologies and one of the best ground locations — M
The Momentum Effect: Mobilising brainpower for efficient growth
INSEAD professor Jean-Claude Larréché reveals the secret to delivering growth that is both efficient and sustainable.