Articles about Tech, Science, Social, Culture

Every week ELK team picks the most captivating, forward-looking and inspiring articles from the best media around the globe to share with you in our Monday digest. Learn what the world is talking about today! Please vote for your favorite article in the comments (and also share articles that inspired you).

Digest curated by our teacher Svyatoslav Tugeev

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Семь ошибок программиста или как эффективно идти к своей цели.

Этот пост  – отрывок из книги Вадима Зеланда “Вершитель Реальности”. В нем автор рассказывает историю своего друга Программиста, который стремится получить высокооплачиваемую работу и переехать жить в другую страну, но никак не может осуществить свою мечту.

Нам показалось, что подумать над семью ошибками программиста может быть полезно для многих наших учеников, так как все мы ищем пути к какой-то своей цели. Будем благодарны за ваши истории и мнения в комментариях. 

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2+ hours of Elon Musk at Joe Rogan’s podcast.

Elon Musk made an appearance on the Joe Rogan’s podcast. This is an amazing chance to see what’s on Elon’s mind and to decide how you can relate to things he’s working on. Lets listen and then discuss together!


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Making Sense of Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income, or UBI, has been making headlines in the past couple of years. The best international experts are debating  controversial subject and no clear winner has emerged yet.

Some countries, like Finland, are already running social experiments that will give us data to answer some of the most common questions related to Universal Basic Income. If governments just start giving money to people, will it make people happier and ease social inequality? Will it make people buy more booze and stay at home in front of the TV, or will it give them freedom to start new bold entrepreneurial ventures?

Here, we are committed to finding the best information so that you can form your own opinion.

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Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — you break the awkward silence with a pretty standard question:

“So, what do you do?”

But that question might not be the best way to build rapport with someone else.

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#3favoritewords episode 2: Katherine Wright, an actress from NY

ELK Academy launches our new #3favoritewords project. We ask bright and talented English language native speakers from around the world about their #3favoritewords in English and how to use them.

You can win a free online language lesson (in English, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian or Chinese) by commenting on this post with an examples of how YOU would use one of 3 words from this week’s video.

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#3favoritewords. Episode 1. Zach Gould, a teacher from NY

ELK Academy launches our new #3favoritewords project. We ask bright and talented English language native speakers from around the world about their #3favoritewords in English and how to use them.

You can win a free online language lesson (in Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and more!) by commenting on this post with examples of how YOU would use the 3 words from this week’s video.

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The 30 Best Podcast Episodes of All Time

Listening to podcasts is one of the best ways to gather new knowledge and it’s “hands free”, meaning you can drive or wash dishes or lay in bed before you fall asleep while new ideas are delivered to you through your headphones. “The Mission” just created a list of the best podcast episodes of all time. Pick your favorite topic, listen to the episode and let us know what you think in the comments!

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