Big Mouth Undermined What Could Have Been Big Career for Rex (and Rob) Ryan

Big Mouth Undermined What Could Have Been Big Career for Rex (and Rob) Ryan

You do not have to travel far back in time to see how the NFL once viewed Rex Ryan. One of those instances came in, of all places, a hotel ballroom in Toronto in the 1990s. Brian Billick, who would go on to become a Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, was attending a football clinic, and at one point he noticed an energetic—almost frantic—heavyset man talking football. It was a young Rex Ryan. “It was truly a remarkable thing to see,” Billick, now an analyst…

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Facebook is letting Groups create online learning courses – what could possibly go wrong?

Facebook is letting Groups create online learning courses – what could possibly go wrong?

  Facebook, a brand with an untarnished reputation and a pedigree for reliability, is getting into the e-learning game. The social media behemoth is quietly testing a feature that would let anyone running a group to create their own online classes, which would include units and discussions. I have no idea how this could possiblybackfire in any way. Follow Matt Navarra ⭐️ ✔@MattNavarra WOAH! Facebook is testing an online learning feature for Groups to compete with the likes of @udemy h/t @MariSmith 12:53 AM – 1 Jun 2017 1515 Retweets 3131 likes…

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What Your Myers- Briggs Personality Type Means For Your Career

What Your Myers- Briggs Personality Type Means For Your Career

  I’ve recently become fascinated with Myers-Briggs personality types and how much insight these distinctions in personalities can reveal. Not only can knowing your own personality type help you understand your own behaviors and how you interact with others, it can provide you with a lot of insight into your professional life and how to find a career that best aligns with your preferences. As a career coach, I’ve found it to be a helpful tool for many of my clients. I wrote a short article about Myers-Briggs personality types…

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Navient lawsuit: What student loan borrowers need to know

Navient lawsuit: What student loan borrowers need to know

Navient Corp., the nation’s largest student loan servicer, is facing three lawsuits alleging that it harmed student loan borrowers throughout the repayment process. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Illinois and Washington attorneys general sued Navient in January. Among other things, the CFPB alleges that since at least January 2010, Navient misallocated payments, steered struggling borrowers toward multiple forbearances instead of income-driven repayment plans, and provided unclear information about how to re-enroll in income-driven repayment plans and how to qualify for a co-signer release. The CFPB is asking…

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What The Navient Lawsuit Means For Your Student Loans: Part 2

What The Navient Lawsuit Means For Your Student Loans: Part 2

The lawsuit filed last week against Navient, the largest student loan servicer in the country, hit home with many student loan borrowers who say they have had similar experiences. Lost paperwork. Misapplied payments. Surprise late fees. Processing delays. Overall confusion. (You can read more about the allegations made by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Navient’s response). As a follow up to “What The Navient Lawsuit Means For Your Student Loans,” here are some more action steps that you can take to protect your interests and take control of…

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Harmed by Navient? What student loan borrowers need to know

Harmed by Navient? What student loan borrowers need to know

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing Navient Corp., the nation’s largest student loan servicer, accusing it of “systematically and illegally failing borrowers at every stage of repayment,” according to a press release Wednesday. The CFPB is asking Navient to compensate the borrowers the agency says were harmed. Among other things, the CFPB alleges that since at least January 2010, Navient misallocated payments, steered struggling borrowers toward multiple forbearances instead of income-driven repayment plans, and provided unclear information about how to re-enroll in income-driven repayment plans and how to qualify…

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Here’s what Elizabeth Warren wants to know from Trump’s education pick

Here’s what Elizabeth Warren wants to know from Trump’s education pick

In advance of this week’s confirmation hearing, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday sent Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, a litany of questions that raise concerns about the billionaire’s qualifications for the job. “The Secretary’s actions can make a real difference in whether or not Americans can get a fair shot in reaching the American Dream,” Warren wrote in the letter to DeVos. “Given that you have virtually no experience with these important responsibilities, your testimony … will be critical to assessing you readiness for the position.” [Democrats…

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This is what turned Australia legend Ricky Ponting’s career around

This is what turned Australia legend Ricky Ponting’s career around

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has made an interesting revelation about his career. He says his promotion in the batting order from number six to three during the 2001 Ashes series initiated a great turnaround and gave him the opportunity to prove his worth in the team. Before the Ashes series in England, Ponting had a horrid tour of historic tour to India, which the hosts won 2-1. Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh had made all the Australian batters, including Ponting, dance to his tunes as none of them was able to…

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No guidelines on what to teach in Delhi’s nursery schools

No guidelines on what to teach in Delhi’s nursery schools

A three-year-old child in nursery could be learning to identify alphabets, typing on computers, and significance of national holidays, depending on which school she is enrolled in. Pre-primary education in the national capital is unregulated due to which there is no set curriculum for nursery. This gives schools a free hand to prepare their curriculum. Most schools said students are taught about concepts through activities. For instance, oral counting is taught through poems, play and flash cards among others. “Students identify numbers when they associate it with objects. One of…

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How To Answer The Mid-Career Question, ‘What Should I Do Next?’

How To Answer The Mid-Career Question, ‘What Should I Do Next?’

“What should I do next?” I hear this question a lot. After running a company designed around the new world of work for the past decade, I’ve had hundreds of discussions with people in the middle of their careers who feel stuck, unhappy, disengaged or confused — and who are looking for a better path. A group studying job satisfaction in the U.K. suggests the mid-career slump is “U-shaped” — meaning, our satisfaction with our work peaks at the beginning and end of our careers, but often dips in the…

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