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Slidedocs: A Tool for Creating Reports that Impress

Have you ever seen a report or presentation that just wowed you? Maybe it was the layout, the color scheme or the visuals. Usually larger companies that have design departments can produce high-quality communications that really make an impact…but so can smaller organizations, even without much design experience! A Slidedoc is the middle ground between [...]

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The Story of Us: Meet Elizabeth from Bon Education

Elizabeth Graff is the Education Program Content Developer at Bon Education. She joined the team in June of 2016. Elizabeth currently lives in Chicago, but she has studied and lived in multiple locations across the United States. What is your role at Bon Education? My official title at Bon is Education Program Content Developer. I [...]

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Learning about Ourselves: Aptitudes and Making the Most of Our Natural Abilities

When I was in third grade, my best friend knew what he wanted to do when he grew up. He wanted to be an engineer, and he possessed a kind of certainty about his decision that made me rather jealous. Throughout middle school, high school and college I was always amazed when friends or family [...]

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Learning to Seek Inspiration and Serve Others

Lesson from the Father of Apple A few years back, I read an article about Steve Jobs that pointed out his (obsessive) love of beauty, simplicity and design. Throughout his life, he actively studied and surrounded himself with external examples of each of them. And, perhaps most importantly, he intentionally brought these qualities to all [...]

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Bridging Iran, the US and the Globe: Two Minutes with Shared_Studios Creator Amar Bakshi

Imagine stepping into a golden shipping container in New York City and suddenly seeing the face of a resident in Tehran, Iran. A stranger at first, yes; however, soon you’re sharing your interests and opinions – maybe even playing music together. Suddenly, you realize, you’ve made a new friend – a connection – with someone [...]

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The Story of Us: Meet Chris from Bon Education

Chris Batchelder is a co-founder and president of Bon Education. Since 2009, he has helped the company grow from its first small contract to work with some of the biggest and most influential companies and organizations in the UAE. Chris especially loves the creative design process that goes on behind all of the many projects [...]

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The Arts Impact: Life-Skills Development through Creative Programs

The well-known benefits of practicing art and creative expression include increased positive emotions and improvements in mental and social well-being. Research increasingly reveals that these benefits are even more far-reaching, as art has been repeatedly shown to have a positive impact on the development of young adults in an educational context as well. According to [...]

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What Do You Want to Do (with Your Life)? An Exciting Journey Begins…

Perhaps one of the most daunting questions one faces in high school, university, post university, 30s, 40s…retirement is, “What do you want to do (with your life)?” Or, sometimes more inspirationally stated, “What will be your life’s work?” Short in length, but powerful in their punch, these two questions force us to stop, to ponder, [...]

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Creative Capacity Building: Getting in Touch with Your Inner Innovator

If you could invent something that would immediately help people in your community live a better life, regardless of cost, what would you make? Months ago, I was watching a television show on which a panel of judges gave budding inventors and entrepreneurs about 10 minutes to pitch a new idea that they wanted to [...]

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