Article of the Day: Obstacles to Practicing Professional Ethics in Real Life

Just when you thought it was safe to leave the classroom… Research shows that professionals often make bad or at least non-optimal ethical judgments even when they know the right thing to do. Why might well-educated professionals take ethical missteps? In a recent article, Eugene Soltes, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, discusses three 

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Pioneering Research Shows How to Escape from Depression

Felice Jacka PhD is a trailblazing researcher at Deakin University in Australia who is calling the world’s attention to the powerful impact of food on mood. On January 30, 2017, the journal BMC Medicine published her new randomized controlled study called The SMILES Trial. This groundbreaking research demonstrates for the first time that people with 

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Article of the Day: 5 of the World’s Strangest Creatures – Really Useful Too

Our planet is literally crawling with organisms that have somehow adapted to living in extreme environments, from the frigid waters surrounding Antarctica to mantle rocks thrust above the seafloor to crystal-encrusted caves. Scientists have a name for critters that live in the most inhospitable corners of the world: extremophiles. Here I profile five extremophiles whose 

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SA’s Largest Private Higher Education Provider Partners with UK Counterpart

The Independent Institute of Education, SA’s largest and most accredited private higher education provider, has strengthened its partnership with The Open University (OU), the largest education institution in the UK, in a collaboration that is set to change the way students access distance learning education opportunities in South Africa and on the rest of the 

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Better Note-Taking can Help Students who Struggle with English

Starting a university degree can be something of a culture shock. Students enter university after spending years in a closely structured school learning environment. They discover that there’s a different expectation in higher education: the onus of learning falls mostly on them. In South Africa, another complication arises for those students who speak English as 

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