This Advice From IDEO’s Nicole Kahn Will Transform the Way You Give Presentations

It’s shocking how many people give presentations that will make or break their careers without rehearsing beforehand. Rehearsing is uncomfortable. It seems time consuming. It electrifies all the nerves you know you’ll be feeling during the real deal. But the only way to optimize your performance when it truly counts is to practice, Kahn says.

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I taught America to beat the SAT. That’s how I know it’s useless. | MSNBC

We need a new organization to oversee college admissions testing, and we could do it for far less than a half billion dollars, while making the entire process less stressful. This organization should neither administer nor profit from tests; it should only be a coordinating body. It should structure the testing system in a way that guides students into the right colleges and increases graduation rates. The organization must be accountable, and should be measured by how much it improves outcomes for students.

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Prescribe-a-Bike: Boston Medical Center has a new prescription to fight obesity in low-income patients.

The City of Boston this week is rolling out a new program that’s whimsically known as “Prescribe-a-Bike.” Part medicine, part welfare, the initiative allows doctors at Boston Medical Center to write “prescriptions” for low-income patients to get yearlong memberships to Hubway, the city’s bike-share system, for only $5.

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