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3 Things You Can Learn Right Now!

3 Things You Can Learn Right Now!

In 2015, Doreetha Daniels received her associate degree in social sciences from College of the Canyons, in Santa Clarita, California. But Daniels wasn’t a typical student: She was 99 years old. In the college press release about her graduation, Daniels indicated that she wanted to get her degree simply to better herself; her six years of school during that pursuit were a testament to her will, determination, and commitment to learning.
Here are three things you can do to keep learning… for free!

Here's Proof 'Doing What You Love' Pays Off

Here's Proof 'Doing What You Love' Pays Off

Career advice to "follow your passion" or "do what you love" has fallen out of favor in recent times and is often dismissed as hackneyed and unrealistic. But a new study suggests that finding one's vocation, or a special calling to do a certain occupation, will always be an invaluable way to motivate yourself to overcome academic and career challenges.

And, in contrast, motivation based on the influence or monetary rewards of a profession -- especially for difficult and elite jobs like military leadership -- makes you more likely to perform poorly and quit earlier than if you are motivated by passion for the work itself. In fact, the negative impact of motivation based on power or money is so strong, it can lead to less success among those who both love their work and the prestige that comes with it.

You'll Pay For Your Education One Way or Another

You'll Pay For Your Education One Way or Another

My father once said to me, "You'll pay for your education one way or another." Sometimes that check is written to a university, other times it's paid for with expensive mistakes that one can learn from.

For those who are more inclined to take traditional classes, there's some great news.  Leading colleges, universities and well-respected trade associations are now offering many of their most valuable classes free and online.