Interesting Animals To Look Out For When Travelling In The US

While the United States may be home to some of the most beautiful natural and urban landscapes, it is also home to a variety of unique wildlife often found nowhere else in the world. With over 3,000 native species ranging from birds and insects to formidable beasts like the grizzly bear, there’s something for every type of animal lover. As much as heading to the local zoo is a popular choice for the most inexperienced tourists, you’ll likely end up seeing the same caged up animals you can find back…

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Education briefs for Monday, Feb. 26

VCU professor to serve as Tate Exchange Associate RICHMOND — A Virginia Commonwealth University professor is the first U.S.-based Tate Exchange Associate at Tate Modern in London. John Freyer, a professor in VCU’s School of the Arts, will serve as an associate in London from June 26 to July 1. The exchange aims to show how art makes a difference in society. The VCU arts school is the Tate Exchange’s first U.S. partner. UR professor to get Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize RICHMOND — A University of Richmond professor will be awarded the…

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How to Bulk Up Your Business Portfolio for Future Clients

If you’ve noticed a lag in prospective customers to your business, perhaps you need a portfolio boost. Clients want to feel connected to the business that offers them their services and products. They want to feel like they are making the right decision by choosing your business to help them with whatever they need. And, without a doubt, these clients are going to peruse your portfolio to make sure your work is up to their standards. Therefore, to get new, interested clients, you should bulk up your portfolio a bit…

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Wellness, Experiences & Travel Top mbg Readers’ Wish Lists For 2018

In 2018, mbg readers are packing their bags. The results from our annual survey are in, and they speak to a trend that’s going global: the merging of wellness and travel. We’ve seen the tourism market turn toward wellness in recent years with brands like Westin investing in healthy hospitality, and that trend is accelerating in 2018. Lonely Planet reports that the travel industry’s fastest-growing sector is wellness tourism, which with a 10 percent rise in 2017, is now estimated as a $500 billion market. Forecasts like those by the Global Wellness Institute suggest that the…

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Sen. Doug Jones announces $1.1 million in distance learning and telemedicine grants for Alabama

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones today announced more than $1.1 million in USDA grants to support distance learning and telemedicine in Alabama. The grants are part of the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program. The grants will expand access to job training, educational and health care opportunities for rural communities. “These grants can help provide a lifeline to health care for Alabama’s rural communities,” Jones said. “By using cutting-edge technology like telemedicine, we can better serve some of our most vulnerable Alabamians and expand access to quality health care, no…

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Have an idea for a startup but not sure where to start? These online classes can help.

Everyone and their mother has an idea for a startup, but the impressive part is getting it off the ground. Luckily, there are a few critical skills that will help you succeed in the startup world no matter which industry you plan to disrupt. The Startup School Bundle, which is just $40 right now (a massive 97% discount) offers ten courses that can help you learn essential skills for any field. Generating Ideas Most ideas for startups and apps are pretty vague, and just about everyone has a plan for “the Uber of…

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4 Expectations for Online Education in 2018

As more students seek flexible alternatives to traditional, on-campus courses, online education continues to evolve. Among other trends, 2017 saw the proliferation of smaller credentials beyond online degrees, rising online course enrollment at nonprofit universities and the use of big data to track student performance. And there’s plenty more in store for 2018, experts say. Here are four trends in online higher education that prospective students should watch this year. 1. Continued overall enrollment growth: The number of U.S. students who enrolled in at least one online course rose by 5.6 percent between fall 2015…

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Railway Panel Mulling Increased Fare For Lower Berths, Festive Travel

Railway passengers could be paying extra for seats of their choice. NEW DELHI: Railway passengers could be shelling out more for choosing lower berths and travels during festive seasons, if the recommendations of a fare review committee are approved by the Railway Board. The panel constituted to review the flexi-fare system in premium trains has recommended that the transport behemoth adopt the dynamic pricing model followed by airlines and hotels, sources said. Like flyers pay more for front-row seats, railway passengers too could be paying extra for seats of their…

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Middle Class Can Hope For A Big Tax Relief In Budget 2018-19, Says Report

Currently, there is no income tax slab for income between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 20 lakh HIGHLIGHTS Government reportedly contemplating to hike personal tax exemption limit Slabs should be enhanced for benefit of low income group: industry body Move to help tide over impact of increasing retail inflation, adds CII New Delhi: The country’s middle class can hope for a big relief in Budget for financial year 2018-19, which will also be the last regular Budget of the NDA government, as the finance ministry is contemplating to hike the…

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For love or for god: Why Indians travel

Indians’ favourite travel destinations vary according to what they are seeking: religion or romance. Up to 97% of Indian respondents in a recent survey said they’d travel within the country for their spiritual needs. Yet four in 10 were most likely to choose foreign destinations for their honeymoons. The survey was conducted by online travel agent MakeMyTrip between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15 and covered 3,000 respondents, all of whom had travelled within the previous six months. Overseas destinations closer to home are especially a hit among Indian newly-weds. Four…

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