It’s a new feature here on the blog, and one of our favorites: the Friday Link Round-Up, where we point you toward the interesting, informative, useful and fun stuff we find all over the web. This week: entrepreneurship could be the answer, “cyber anthropology,” more adults than ever are heading back for their degrees—maybe because studies show that a degree can lead to better health in midlife?
>TIME reports that young Americans are optimistic about our country’s future, and the entrepreneur spirit they foster should be encouraged as core skills for all American employees: adaptability, creativity and financial literacy.
>Our lives are becoming more and more entwined with technology, and it’s changing the way we think and act. And in response, a fascinating new academic discipline is emerging: cyber anthropology.
>When the economy got rocky, adults went back to college to get their degrees. And now Americans age 60 and older are more likely than ever before to hold a college degree.
>More and more students are non-traditional, earning their higher ed degrees in their twenties and later—and a study now shows that these students are not only improving their career prospects, but their health as well.
What have you guys been reading this week? Point us to your favorite stories on the web!
Sara Nelson is the Social Media Guru for Independence University, overseeing the university’s profiles on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and more. She loves using social media, reading about social media, and creating social media! She is also a student in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program. Sara enjoys spending time with her family, listening to good music, and eating freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.