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Explore Switzerland: good places to visit and hike fromswitzerlandtoday15U July 2021 (LINK)

What College Students Wish Professors Knew About Inclusive Online Teachingedsurge24 May 2021 (LINK)

At 15, scientist Gitanjali Rao made history. 'You don't need a PhD to make a difference,' she saysthelily18 May 2021 (LINK)

Young reporters take on climate action from their classrooms genevasolutions29 April 2021 (LINK)

U.S. 12-year-old graduating high school and college in the same week — cnn — 28 April 2021 (LINK)

Microsoft revealed the latest truths about working from home. One is truly disturbing

"The data is clear: Our people are struggling. Those who don't make the decisions are thriving 23 points less than their bosses" (LINK).

How I Built a Web Scraper with Beautiful Soup and Used it to Land My First Job

I had a few great internships (one of which was at Facebook), but I knew I needed something to bolster my résumé. I discovered that side projects had a lot of potential to do just that (LINK).

WTO, Geneva’s Youth Discuss Future of Trade and Environment

The first of its kind, the webinar focused on the theme, 'The Future of Trade and Environment: Interactions with Geneva’s Youth.' Students from the German School of Geneva gave a presentation on the problem of plastic waste, using Barbados as an example for Europe to follow. Students from Institut Florimont delivered a presentation on trade in goods and the role of clean transport. They also learned about Kua – a student-created company that sources ethical coffee from smallholder farms in Uganda. (LINK).


A psychotherapist says the most mentally strong kids always do these 7 things—and how parents can teach them

Mental strength requires you to pay attention to three things: the way you think, feel and act. Thinking big, feeling good and acting brave helps us  (LINK).

8 Ways to Bolster Executive Function in Teens and Tweens

"Middle and high school students suddenly face more complex schedules, tougher academic work, and an expanding network of friends. How can we help them manage it all?" (LINK).

Beware: Eating disorders are glamorized on social media

The South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) says media stereotypes of beauty and “ideal” body types had long been implicated in contributing to eating disorders, especially in those already vulnerable or at-risk. (LINK).

5 Ways to Do More Mood-Boosting Activities: Behavioural Activation

Originally published 5 October 2016 (LINK).

Why teenage sleep is so important for mental health

Teenagers can sometimes struggle to get out of bed in the morning — but ensuring they get enough sleep could be vital for health in later life. (LINK).

Learned Optimism: Can You Choose to be Happy?

note (LINK).

Use Art Therapy to Get to Know Yourself

"If you want to get to know yourself better and lighten the burden of stress in your daily life, you can use these techniques to help yourself." (LINK).

How to cope with anxiety as a teen

Cognitive behavioural therapy provides a toolbox of skills to help you manage anxiety and do what you want with your life (LINK).

A Psychological Trick to Evoke An Interesting Conversation

First published 3 February 2021: "If you want smart answers, do not ask a question. Instead, give a wrong answer or ask a question in such a way that it already contains the wrong information. It is highly likely that people will correct you." (LINK).

Lockdown life

Microsoft Teams gets a slew of new features including encryption

A host of new features are arriving for Teams to further upgrade its capabilities, most notably in the form of end-to-end encryption for one-to-one calls, to significantly beef up their security (LINK).

These 3 Foods May Be Triggering Your Acne, According to Science

Originally published 31 January 2021 (LINK).


Tune into CERN openlab's free, open lectures on cutting-edge computing at CERNcern 1 July 2021 (LINK)

24 best TV shows to binge-watch on Amazon Prime Videocnet19 May 2021 (LINK)

12 Political Documentaries on Netflix That Will Inform, Entertain, and Inspire Youpopsugar19 May 2021 (LINK)

The 10 Best Films To Watch On Hulu Right Nowspy.com15 May 2021 (LINK)

Best sci-fi TV shows: 15 sci-fi series to binge-watch todayshortlist12 May 2021 (LINK)

22 best TV series to binge on Amazon Prime Videocnet8 April 2021 (LINK)

Museum at Home: Upcoming Virtual Science Presentations

17 March - 19 May 2021. Also Virtual Science Learning courses. Virtual Sprint-Camp 29 March-2 April (LINK).

5 Gaming Reviews You Need to See



McKinsey: These are the skills you will need for the future of workweforum28 June 2021 (LINK)

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy 3-6 month Voluntary Internship Project (2020-25)culturaldiplomacy8 June 2021 (LINK)

"The main purpose [is] to enable students who need an internship as a compulsory part of their BA or graduate studies to engage in cultural diplomacy and in doing so, to further promote cultural diplomacy and multiculturalism worldwide."

Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship: Understanding the African Continental Free Trade Area: downloadable PDF — itc25 May 2021 (LINK)

WEF: 10 top jobs of the future weforum18 May 2021 (LINK)

Is the entry-level job going extinct?weforum17 May 2021 (LINK)

The number of entry-level jobs posted in the US decreased by 68% in 2020 due to COVID-19. However, this was a continuation of a trend that began following the last recession. Graduates often don't have all the skills required to jump straight into a tech-driven knowledge economy. Higher education and employers need to provide the di literacy training needed so that more young people can find jobs.

Calling young (up to age 32) professionals: the WTO wants you! (for 2022): only 2 days left!

Wanted: Young, dynamic, hard-working individuals with an interest in trade and a yearning for learning to work at the WTO for one year. A love of adventure and a positive attitude is required! Deadline: 29 April 2021! Nearly 60 professionals have participated in the programme since it was launched in 2017.(LINK).

10 of Today's Top Side Hustles for Creatives That Pay up to $150 Per Hour in the U.S.

More than a third of Americans are doing it (LINK).

NEXSTEP Virtual Internship Programme

Advanced Experiential Learning (LINK).

Help Us Build Resilient Communities & Prevent Violent Extremism

Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund: "We are looking for a Communications Intern who will support GCERF's Communications Specialist to increase GCERF’s visibility and enhance its public reputation" (LINK).


5 Free Self Study Apps for Life-Long Learners to Find New Skills and Coursesmakeuseof10 July 2021 (LINK)

What College Students Wish Professors Knew About Inclusive Online Teachingedsurge24 May 2021 (LINK)

10 fascinating, free online courses you can take from the University of Edinburgh, including "How to Read a Novel"businessinsider18 May 2021 (LINK)

8 free online courses you can take from the University of Chicago, one of the top 15 schools in the worldbusinessinsider16 May 2021 (LINK)

Free course on Environmental SDG indicators starts 30 April 2021unitar3 May 2021 (LINK)

How To Take Free Online Classes At Harvard, Yale, Cornell, MIT & More flipboard29 April 2021 (LINK)

8 New Books That Will Make You the Smartest Person in the Room nextbigideaclub28 April 2021 (LINK)

10 free online writing courses for getting real good at words mashable18 April 2021 (LINK)

The 7 Best Online Woodworking Classes of 2021thesprucecrafts31 March 2021 (LINK)

What COVID can teach us about learning from homenikkei28 March 2021 (LINK)

27 free UPenn courses you can take online, including Wharton business classesbusinessinsider26 March 2021 (LINK)

English Business Master's in Tourism and Change in Chur

Beginning of study programme: 23 September 2021. Application deadline: 31 May (LINK).

A new Master's in Sustainable Management and Technology Master's in Sustainable Management and Technology at EPFL, Lausanne

A degree that will prepare the next generation to spearhead the transition towards a more resilient, sustainable and inclusive economy. It is hosted by the multi-institutional initiative Enterprise for Society Center (E4S). (LINK).

By accident, lockdown has shown English schools the secret of closing the achievement gap

Many children have benefited from working at their own pace online (LINK).

9 NYU courses you can take online for free, from the science of yoga to computer programming

NYU's tuition makes it one of the top 50 most expensive US universities, and that's in addition to being located in the most expensive region of one of the most expensive cities in the country. Aka, it's not necessarily accessible to everyone who wishes they could go there. One nice perk of e-learning is that many top schools — including NYU — offers both free classes online (LINK).

Free Python Handbook

You sign up for the free newsletter (LINK).

Real insights that will change your approach to corporate learning

"For learning to be effective it must deliver material in short, impactful segments, capturing learner’s attention quickly. A recent report shows that organizations that allow their employees to train on mobile devices saw a training frequency improvement of over 40%." (LINK).

How to Read a Research Paper

A research paper is written not only to provide an exceptional learning opportunity but also to pave the way for further advancements in the field. These papers help other scholars germinate the thought seed that can either lead to a new world of ideas or an innovative method of solving a longstanding problem (LINK).

Access 2000+ free online courses with the newest Alison app

The new app offers fewer ads for an improved learning experience(LINK).

Robots in schools: new teaching methods on the horizon?



Follow the '70-20-10 Rule' to Produce Your Best Work

Aiming to do more work will generally get you further than aiming to do excellent work (LINK).

Media Literacy Challenge Kit: Upper Grades and Higher Ed

There are two tracks of lessons for these materials: a lower grades track (for primary or K-5 students), and an upper grades track (for secondary, middle school, high school, or higher education students). All of the activities use Spark, a free online tool that is easy to use. In every lesson students imagine, design, and create all the components they need to make their own presentations that they can submit as their “challenge” materials (LINK).

The Preteen’s Guide to Getting Rich Off YouTube

Ryan Kaji’s video empire makes most of its revenue from merchandise, not ads (LINK).

Remote teaching tips: downloadable books

British Council: These tips provide new ideas for teachers less familiar with remote teaching and provide fresh insights for teachers who already teach remotely (LINK).

The New Work-life Balance (and the Tech that Makes it Possible)

To reach the right work-life balance, it seems we particularly put stock in the four following values (LINK).

Online Learning: A Cure All in the Time of Pandemic

"The necessity and importance of Online Learning, its strength, weaknesses and challenges" (LINK).

The best news apps for iPad-2021

The iPad has really transformed how we consume the news: what was once done only first thing in the morning with a newspaper or radio blurb and then in the evening on the television can now be done at any time of the day or night to keep you up-to-date on breaking news stories or ongoing pieces. (LINK).

The best iPhone apps for great outdoors-2021

U.S.-oriented (LINK).

The best science apps for iPhone-2021

"Science and science news apps which cater to learners of all ages, encompassing every imaginable aspect of science from biology to astronomy and everything in between." (LINK).

10 New Focused Attention Practices

Whether students are in class or at home, these quick breaks can help them find calm and prime their brains for learning. (LINK).


McKinsey: These are the skills you will need for the future of workweforum28 June 2021 (LINK)

The Fate Of Elon Musk’s Assistant Is A Cautionary Tale For Negotiating Salary

"Negotiating is risky — but so is not negotiating." (LINK).

The preparation a manager expects to see during your job interview: 28 February 2021 (LINK)

Your future

IUCN holds Global Youth Summit 5-16 April 2021

The virtual IUCN One Nature, One Future Global Youth Summit will strengthen connections between young leaders and their existing global networks, encourage interdisciplinary learning, provide a space for broader storytelling on conservation, and add momentum to growing youth movements for nature and climate. 

During this unique time of history, virtual spaces open the opportunity for greater inclusivity. Youth from around the world are invited to participate in youth-led capacity building workshops, networking events, and contribute to an outcome document to be delivered to IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in 2021 (LINK).

Female inclusion may be the key to your family business's success

Net profits were on average ten times greater in FTSE 350 companies with more than 33% of its executives being female, than those companies with no women at this level (LINK).

Bouncing back better

McKinsey: These are the skills you will need for the future of workweforum28 June 2021 (LINK)

A giant leap towards measuring nature’s contributions to the economy

Countries can now calculate the services that ecosystems provide – such as carbon storage and flood protection — and their contributions to the economy in a standardized way and with the same confidence as they calculate GDP to measure their economic production (LINK).

Biodiversity: ground-breaking change to economic reporting accounting for nature’s contribution to economy

The new framework goes beyond the commonly used statistic of gross domestic product (GDP) and ensures that natural capital accounts—the contributions of forests, oceans and other ecosystems—complements existing economic accounts (LINK).

Is an electric car better for the planet? 1 March 2021 (LINK)

The Top 10 sustainable product designs that help you maintain an eco-friendly and green lifestyle! 28 February 2021 (LINK)

Smart cities: spotting the post-pandemic opportunities

"As cities compete to remain attractive, they are likely to be a key driving force in the promotion of sustainable development, well ahead of states." (LINK).


Nine of France's most beautiful hidden villages

Auvers-sur-Oise, Corsica, Domme, Grasse, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Riquewihr, Rochefort-en-Terre, Roussillon, Villefranche-sur-Mer (LINK).

22 Most Beautiful Places in Switzerland

14 Most Beautiful Places In Switzerland To Visit In 2021

Unknown art galleries in Switzerland — switzerlandtoday

72 obstacle-free trails in Switzerland — myswitzerland

You Have 24 Hours in Bern Switzerland Here’s What You Must See and Do! — dreamsinheels

Top 6 Most Unique Roads in Switzerland — newlyswissed

The secret treasure of Champex-Lac — switzerlandtoday

Top 10 mountain bike rides in the Alps — theguardian

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