New Web Project Immortalizes the Overlooked Women Who Helped Create Rock and Roll in the 1950s

“For sixty years, conventional wisdom has told us that women generally did not perform rock and roll during the 1950s,” writes Leah Branstetter, Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Case Western Reserve University. Like so many cultural forms into which we are initiated, through education, personal interest, and general osmosis, this popular form of Western music—now […]

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The Creative Life of Jim Henson Explored in a Six-Part Documentary Series

What is a Muppet? Homer Simpson once offered this explanation: “It’s not quite a mop and it’s not quite a puppet, but man…” — before cracking up with amusement. “So to answer your question, I don’t know.” That episode of The Simpsons aired in the mid-1990s, a somewhat fallow period for Jim Henson’s puppet-like (though less so […]

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5 Useful Features of Nelnet Student Loans

Nelnet is one of the biggest names in the student loan industry, especially since 2018 when it acquired another major loan servicer, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services. The combined company now reportedly handles federal loans for about 5 million people, or 1.5% of the entire U.S. population. If you’ve found that Nelnet is also your […]

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When John Waters Appeared on The Simpsons and Changed America’s LGBTQ Views (1997)

On the week where Alabama Public Television banned an episode of the kids’ cartoon Arnold for showing a gay wedding (just after banning abortion the week before), let’s go back to a time when the entire country needed a little bit of an education on homosexuality and used The Simpsons and a guest appearance by […]

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Learning Office 365

Get a tour of Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite. David Rivers shows how to access your Office account and get up to speed with the Office 365 core apps, including subscription versions of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, along with Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint. David explains how to choose the right plan and get Office 365 running on your Mac or PC. He demonstrates how to sign in and set up your profile, store and sync files, and navigate from app to app. You can also learn how to use Teams to connect and collaborate with colleagues, and how to use SharePoint team sites.

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Negotiating: A Toolkit for Advancing Your Interests

The path of any relationship, career, or business is filled with negotiations large and small. Trouble comes when we approach these as zero-sum games and focus solely on protecting our interests. The outcome of a successful negotiation will always be a compromise of some kind. The object—for each side—is to achieve as many of your goals as possible while minimizing unwelcome concessions. To “win,” it’s crucial to understand how the other side thinks, what they want, and what they fear. This course, taught by some of the world’s top negotiators and those who have studied them—investigate journalist Ronan Farrow, FBI negotiator Chris Voss, and more—trains you to use empathy and game theory to achieve the best possible outcome for everyone involved.

This course includes videos from:
Ronan Farrow, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist
Chris Voss, former hostage negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Amaryllis Fox, former CIA officer and current writer, television host, and peace activist
Reza Aslan, renowned writer, commentator, professor, producer, and scholar of religion
Kevin Zollman, associate professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University

Note: This course was produced by Big Think. We are pleased to host this content in our library.

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Learning Office 365

Get a tour of Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite. David Rivers shows how to access your Office account and get up to speed with the Office 365 core apps, including subscription versions of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, along with Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint. David explains how to choose the right plan and get Office 365 running on your Mac or PC. He demonstrates how to sign in and set up your profile, store and sync files, and navigate from app to app. You can also learn how to use Teams to connect and collaborate with colleagues, and how to use SharePoint team sites.

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