8 kids turned big-time philanthropists

In KidsTurnedPhilanthropistsa world where more and more kids flaunt an air of entitlement, some parents are doing a great job at teaching their children to think beyond their own needs.

Philanthropy, of course, is about the act of raising money for others—not the dollar amount. But some kids have gone far beyond the lemonade stand to raise tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars—sometimes millions—for needy causes.

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How Kids Are Being Taught to Be Architects of the IOE

There’s IOE-kidsa learning curve that comes with creating next-generation IOE devices and services — and as they become a bigger part of our world, they’ll also force changes in how we educate and train our next-generation workforce.

A 2011 McKinsey report estimated the United States faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep data analytics skills, with an even larger gap for managers. Some companies, such as GE, have taken to training data specialists internally, while UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, Columbia University and others have launched data science programs.

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Monopoly is getting rid of jail to woo kids

Just monopoly-jail-top630as Monopoly fans come out of their mourning period for the dearly departed iron game token, Hasbro’s tinkering with the formula again. And purists are likely to be outraged.

A new version of the game, Monopoly Empire, is tailored for the short attention span of today’s youth. Among the changes? Plenty of real world brands to own — and no pesky jail to slow things down.

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