What is a Product Manager?

Jackie Bavaro, Product Lead at Asana, describes product management as “the best job you’ve never heard of.” While that may be the case, the popularity of product management has grown in recent years. Larger technology companies recognize that the best product managers may just be the people who have not yet heard of the role,…

Word of the Day: synswer

The teenage winner of our Invent a Word challenge suggests a word for distinguishing between human- and machine-generated responses in the era of chatbots.

7 Apps Made By Asian American Developers For The AAPI Community

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May, we’re celebrating Asian American developers who’ve built useful and entertaining applications that bolster and give back to the Asian American community in some capacity. Whether you’re looking for a way to order Asian grocery items or want to expand your knowledge of anime or Native…


Do you pay attention to the amount of salt in everyday foods? Do you think you are consuming too much?Did you know that a tablespoon of ketchup has more sodium than 20 Cheez-Its? Or that two slices of Gouda can have more sodium than 55 Goldfish?Most people in the United States consume far more sodium…

Master the Art of Public Speaking – 7 Courses to Gain...

Speaking in front of an audience is not something many of us have to do regularly and so it isn’t a skill that many people can readily call on. However, it’s an incredibly valuable talent, particularly in the workplace. Public speaking is one of those key skills that can separate you from the competition. If…

Film Club: ‘She’s an Honors Student. And Homeless. Will the Virtual...

5. After you have posted, try reading back to see what others have said, then respond to someone else by posting another comment. Use the “Reply” button or the @ symbol to address that student directly.Allia Phillips was excited about picking up an iPad from her school in Harlem last week. She did not want…

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Weekly News Quiz For Students: President Trump, Warming Oceans, Spider-Man

Then on Sept, 30, The Times reported that President Trump pushed the prime minister during a recent telephone call to help Attorney General William P. Barr gather information for a Justice Department inquiry that Mr. Trump hopes will discredit the Mueller investigation, according to two American officials with knowledge of the call.

What’s the Greatest Gift Your Parents Have Given You?

Empathy. Kindness. Hard work. Success. Wonder. What kinds of values and life lessons have your parents shared or taught you? Which have been most meaningful or valuable?In the Opinion essay “One Thing Parents Can Control,” Esau McCaulley writes that parents cannot shield their sons and daughters from the world’s difficulties but can try to counter…

2021 Turkey Awards

What is a turkey? Well, besides a bird, I think most of us think of a bad product or service or in our case, system or solution. And yes, you are totally correct. For me, I toss in some terms that need to go or be stopped in their tracks before confusion does more to…

Everything you need to know about the Fourth Industrial Revolution

With tech experts calling the coming years the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, the world’s abuzz with anticipation. And so it should be.  Given that the first industrial revolution saw the advent of steam engines, the second telephones, and the third computers, there’s no doubt that our lives are about to change. In fact, they already are.  The phrase ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ came about in…

Word + Quiz: prognostication

prognostication (ˌ)präg-ˌnä-stə-ˈkā-shən noun 1. a sign of something about to happen 2. a statement made about the future 3. knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source) _________ The word prognostication has appeared in 16 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 22 in “Elon…

How to Change Your Blogger Password

For your blog safety, you should keep your password difficult to guess and change it from time to time. Locating your account setting may be a little confusing so here is a quick guide on how to change blogger password. It’s easy! Follow these 4 steps, and you’ll have it changed! Changing blogger password #1…

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How Young Is Too Young for an Apple Watch?

Do smart watches work as training wheels for a smartphone? Or do they just hook children on technology at an even earlier age?

Word + Quiz: expedient

expedient ik-ˈspē-dē-ənt adjective and nounadjective: appropriate to a purpose; practicaladjective: serving to promote your interestnoun: a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one_________The word expedient has appeared in 46 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Oct. 13 in “Using the Pandemic as an Opportunity to Lose…

The Empowerment Challenge – Week 1 starts Tuesday!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Empowerment Challenge, a series of engaging and self-improving tasks designed to empower our Learners by encouraging their personal and professional development.  Participants can track their empowerment journey by using the #EmpoweredByAlison hashtag, which also allows you to follow the progress of other Learners across the world through our social…

Word + Quiz: harridan

harridan ˈher-ə-dən , ˈha-rə- noun: a scolding (even vicious) old woman_________The word harridan has appeared in five articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on July 30 in “They’re Mad as Hell” by Ruth La Ferla:Still, for a generation brought up to smile in the face of almost any affront or risk…


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Are You Optimistic About the State of the World?

A Times columnist argues that the planet is in better shape than you think. What gives you hope about the world we live in?
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