If we really want the cool stuff we see in Science Fiction Movies, we are going to have to train more people in nanotechnology: the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular and supramolecular scale.
Niche careers can be a good move if chosen carefully. Anyone who commits to a BSc program like the Leather Technology (Hons) from the UK’s Northampton University had better be sure the industry has a future.
The American Museum of Natural History is an incredible place to visit – it’s one of the largest museums in the world, occupying 2 million square feet. But it’s a lot more than a museum. It’s a national center for learning and research about the natural world. It has one mission statement: ‘To discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe’.
FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform launched and wholly owned by the Open University in the UK. It offers online programs from leading universities in the UK, Australia & New Zealand, China, and several European countries. Courses are delivered one module at a time and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop. When all (free) courses in a Program are completed, the learner buys a certificate, passes a final assessment and earns an award.
Online advertising is a zillion-dollar industry. From AdWords to clickbait, it permeates our online lives as it tries to conjure everyone’s credit cards out of their wallets. As it matures it is creating new career opportunities as brands seek to maximise their online impact. Anyone with a sales & marketing background finds themselves increasingly embroiled in the online arms race. Some pick up the skills along the way, while others can benefit from some training. If Buffer, Mailchimp, CPC and BuzzSumo are foreign words to you, read on.
60% of our waking hours are spent at work. But just being there is no guarantee of productivity. On the best days, we feel energized, motivated and productive, and we get plenty done. Yet how many of those good days we have depends a lot on our state of physical and mental wellbeing. In 21st Century Western society, managers can’t just yell ‘Faster! Faster!’ at employees until they drop from exhaustion. They have to be more forward-looking and do whatever they can to keep their workforce happy and healthy. Healthy staff are productive staff, and that’s good for the bottom line.
Have you ever imagined yourself cast away on an island or lost in the jungle for weeks on end? How would you survive? What would you eat, seeing as shrink-wrapped supermarket produce would be in short supply? You'd have to forage and eat what you found.