Is now a good time to get a PhD? We ask those who've done it

The number of PhDs has been exceeding the available academic positions since as early as the mid-1990s.

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The number of Australian PhD graduates reached around 10,000 a year in 2019, twice as many as in 2005.

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Why American universities are the best in the world

American universities used to be small centers of rote learning, but three big ideas turned them into intellectual powerhouses.

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  • American universities used to be small denominational schools with little research output.
  • Competition between schools in the late 19th century drove many schools to innovate.
  • Today, America has many top universities and the lion's share of Nobel Prize winners.
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For some, the pandemic eased mental health distress

Children with pre-existing mental health issues thrived during the early phase of the pandemic.

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  • While COVID-19 physically affects adults more than children, mental health distress has increased across all age groups.
  • Children between 5 and 17 sought help for mental health issues at much higher rates in 2020.
  • However, a new study found children with pre-existing mental health issues experienced reduced symptoms when lockdowns began.
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Level up your learning rate with this $30 brain fitness course

This online course collection will help you become a more efficient learner, speed reader, and ultimately better student.

  • There's so much value in becoming an efficient learner, but it's a lot easier said than done, especially if you have to do all of your studying at home.
  • You can master speed reading, memorization strategies, and more to be the super student you've always wanted to be with the right training.
  • This Become a Super-Learner and Speed Reading Bundle can train your brain and make you a more efficient learner for just $29.99.
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Help your kids, but not too much, says new Stanford study

Flying that helicopter too low is counterproductive.

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  • A new study at Stanford finds that giving too much direction to children can be counterproductive.
  • Children that are given too much advice display more difficulty regulating their behavior and emotions at other times.
  • The researchers suggest a balance between being involved while allowing children to figure things out on their own.
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