How to Overcome Addiction to Fear

Dr. Mark McDonald is a psychiatrist in the Los Angeles, California, area. He’s written a book called “United States of Fear: How America Fell Victim to Mass Delusional Psychosis,” which is the topic of today’s discussion. Around April 2020, McDonald actually made the brave decision to “fire” patients who refused to accept his stand on […]

Democrats race to clinch prescription drug deal

Democrats are zeroing in on a deal to lower prescription drug prices that the party hopes it could add to President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion social spending bill as soon as Monday, according to sources familiar with the effort. The conversations involve a group of Senate Democrats, including Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, House leadership […]

8 Actionable Employee Engagement Strategies

Engaged employees value more than their paychecks. They’re enthusiastic about their jobs and have a genuine desire to help your organization thrive. It’s no surprise that companies with high employee engagement bring in 21% more profits, while disengaged employees cost organizations in the U.S. up to $550 billion annually. As that last statistic shows, employee […]

20 Simple Ways to Increase Motivation in the Workplace

Everyone has weeks where you check off everything on your to-do list with pleasure, and weeks where you’d really rather be anywhere but at work.  A little daydreaming never hurt anyone. 🌴🍹 It’s totally normal for employees to face dips in motivation, but it becomes a problem when your colleagues are consistently disengaged. That’s why […]

A Fresh Take on Concentrated Privilege From ‘Jackpot’

Blog: Learning Innovation Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live—and How Their Wealth Harms Us All by Michael Mechanic Published in April of 2021. Is higher education an engine of opportunity or a system designed to concentrate privilege? The problematic but accurate answer to this question is, of course, “yes.” As Fitzgerald noted in 1936, “The test […]

Why Is 2U Spending $800 Million to Buy edX?

Blog: Learning Innovation Higher ed is trying to wrap its collective head around the announcement of 2U's $800 million acquisition of edX.  There is much to chew on regarding what this deal means for current edX and 2U partners, global learners, and the broader postsecondary ecosystem. In our first (and admittedly raw) take on this deal, […]