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Online Learning Is Simpler Than You Think! 5 Sites to Get Started

It is no secret that you can get a university-level education for free on the internet. But where do you begin? How do you pick the right courses? It’s simpler than you think. Massively Open Online Courses (MOOC) are a big thing now. Renowned universities like Harvard, MIT, Yale, and others offer entire courses for free. In fact, you could mix-and-match to get an education that wouldn’t be available in any one university. How do you start with all this? Don’t just go to Harvard’s site and start digging around. There’s a better way. 1. MoocLab (Web): Your Guide and “Classroom” As great as online courses are, they miss one crucial aspect of the learning experience: the classroom. MoocLab is both a place to get you started and to build a community. It’s full of resources and tips to help you ...

Sloane Stephens was chill about winning the U.S. Open, until she got her $3.7 million check

    Sloane Stephens was chill about winning the U.S. Open, until she got her $3.7 million check After an all-American women’s U.S. Open semifinal, Sloane Stephens became the champion on Saturday in a match that even Serena Williams said she was excited to watch. The 24-year-old beat Madison Keys in two sets to win her first major final. However, Stephens’ immediate reaction to winning was very mild considering everything she went through to get here. There was no screaming and no fist pumping. She simply covered her mouth as if at a loss for words before flashing a huge smile. Although, she did dominate the match, so it wasn’t too shocking of a victory. Then, Stephens went to go give her friend and opponent a hug. It was in the stands where Stephens showed the m...

The next Deflategate? With Ezekiel Elliott, NFL stands to lose more than it wins

The NFL lost another battle in a war that, in the long run, it always wins. But oh, those losses. Over and over and over again. And bigger chunks of its credibility knocked away each time. A federal judge Friday mercilessly trashed the NFL’s investigative process in granting Ezekiel Elliott a preliminary injunction in his fight to overturn his suspension. Terms like “unique and egregious” and “breach of the CBA” are signals that the NFL overstepped its bounds and abused its power in the eyes of the court. Elliott, it was ruled, did not get a “fundamentally fair hearing.’’ Again, punches were not pulled. U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant came down on Roger Goodell the way Richard Berman lit him up when Tom Brady appealed his Deflategate suspension two years ago. MORE: Ezekiel Elliott s...

North Korea Threatens U.S. Over Haley’s `Hysteric Fit’ at UN

(Bloomberg) — North Korea said the U.S. will “pay dearly” after its United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said the isolated nation was “begging for war,” again ratcheting up tensions as world leaders consider a fresh round of sanctions. Describing Haley’s comments to the UN this week as a “hysteric fit,” a commentary by the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Friday warned the U.S. of unspecified retribution. North Korea detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb on Sunday, and South Korea has said Kim Jong Un’s regime may be planning to launch another intercontinental ballistic missile on Saturday. Nikki Haley speaks during a UN Security Council emergency meeting on Sept. 4. “The U.S. administration will have to pay a dear price for her tongue-lashing,” KCNA said of Hale...

Parched Jordan starts growing vegetables in desert

The Sahara Forest Project near Jordan’s Aqaba aims to produce 130 tonnes of organic vegetables a year Jordan, a water-poor country that is 90-percent desert, on Thursday launched a project to turn its sand dunes into farming land to produce food using sun and sea water. King Abdullah II and Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon attended a ceremony to mark the official opening of the “Sahara Forest Project” near the southern port city of Aqaba. In a first stage, the project aims to produce up to 130 tonnes of organic vegetables per year from an area the size of four football pitches. It will use solar panels to provide power and include outdoor planting space, two saltwater-cooled greenhouses, a water desalination unit and salt ponds for salt production. The project, whose fu...

Is it Pennywise? Pa. town sees red balloons floating above sewer grate

It appears that a homicidal clown could be lurking beneath the streets of a small eastern Pennsylvania town. Red balloons have been tied to the sewer grates in the town of Lititz and police have taken to Facebook to tell the prankster to please refrain from replacing the balloons that they’re removing, The Associated Press reported. The red balloon is what Pennywise, the child-eating clown who lives in the sewers of Stephen King’s novel “It” uses as a calling card. A movie remake hits theaters Friday. Police said in their post that they were “completely terrified” by the balloons and “respectfully request they do not do that again.” After the post went viral, the police department decided to take its investigation to another level, having the department’s criminal investigative division lo...

The Art Of The Elevator Pitch: 4 Tips For Making An Impression

Mastering the art of delivering an effective elevator pitch can make or break you as an entrepreneur. From pitching your idea to a potential business partner, to convincing a key investor to come on board, or winning over your first client, there’s a lot on the line when it’s time to make a pitch. While there’s certainly a set of best practices and time-tested guidelines from countless great examples, putting together a strong elevator pitch isn’t as simple as just following a formula and filling in the blanks. It’s an art, not a science. Moreover, recent trends suggest that people, especially millennials, are becoming increasingly invested in the why behind a business—the greater purpose your company exists to serve—rather than simply what your product or service offering is. That makes s...