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Two Ways to Get People to Care About the G20

The annual summit on global economic policy doesn’t have to be such a bore.

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The G20 leaders are meeting in Brisbane, Australia, this week. I know your eyes are probably already glazing over. Please keep reading! Outside of corporate boardrooms, some graduate school seminars, and really boring parties, the G20 is not a major conversation starter. It should be.

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If you're surprised to learn that five dollars will buy you just one beer in Japan, but 12 beers in China, you'll enjoy this cool little video from Buzzfeed. It gives us a slight—though quite entertaining—sneak peek into the global food system, by painting a picture of what five bucks (or the equivalent of five dollars, according to each country's currency) will buy in eggs, rice, beer, coffee, Big Macs, and more, in several nations around the world.

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How Do We Prepare Kids for Jobs We Can't Imagine Yet? Teach Imagination

Schools need to prep students to be successful in jobs we haven't even imagined yet, but we can't do it if we stick with industrial age teaching.

When you were a kid, could you, your teachers, or your parents imagine your current job? Plenty of us go to work every day in careers that didn't exist when we were in grade school. How can schools set the next generation up for success when we don't have a clear picture of what the jobs of the future will be? The growing consensus is that we need to shift schools toward fostering creativity and conceptual thinking abilities, and a new project called Imagination: Creating the Future of Education and Work wants to help educators figure out how to do it.

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