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Board games are back in India. Indian children once learned ethics and life lessons from simpler activities, until PUBG came along.

Children once learned ethics and life lessons from board games—then PUBG came along

As kids growing up in the 1990s, where India's liberalisation had only just become a reality, kids could play games without needing much paraphernalia. This takes me back to that time of unparalleled inventiveness.

Convenience and cost are the two biggest factors for why I allow my child to play a mobile game instead of a board game. Buying board games is an expensive affair now with most being imported to India. Also, most of the board games of my childhood are not available online for free. I recently realised

Convenience and cost are the two biggest factors for why I allow my child to play a mobile game instead of a board game. Buying board games is an expensive affair now with most being imported to India. Also, most of the board games of my childhood are not available online for free. I recently realised that Ludo on Android is a pretty popular game.

I guess, we need to move on with times and try to find e-games that teach ethics and life lessons because it's nearly impossible to keep kids away from technology now.

The simplest way to help young kids is to pay their teachers better. There is a large body of evidence that tells us good early education and support leads to better economic outcomes. But teachers remain chronically underpaid, harming children's chances.

The simplest way to help young kids is to pay their teachers better

Do you remember who your preschool teacher was? In all likelihood, you don't. But that doesn't mean they weren't hugely significant in shaping who you are today. I cover early childhood development, and the basic principle of decades of research in ECD is that the best investment a government can make

Do you remember who your preschool teacher was? In all likelihood, you don't. But that doesn't mean they weren't hugely significant in shaping who you are today. I cover early childhood development, and the basic principle of decades of research in ECD is that the best investment a government can make is in improving vulnerable kids' early years (roughly between birth and six) because that's when 90% of brain development happens. And yet early educators and care staff and under-paid, under-valued, under-trained, and over-worked almost everywhere in the world. A new report from the OECD shows there is nuance in that picture though, and it's all about pay scale progression. If you receive a pittance when you start out but know that you have the possibility of earning a lot more as time goes on, there's a chance you'll stick it out. But if you'll make almost the same thing starting out as you will 15 years into your career, that's not going to motivate you. See where your country stacks up on this chart and let me know your thoughts below!

According to certain ways of thinking, only CEOs and investment bankers are motivated by financial incentives. But market forces work across the the income spectrum, and you think the promise of stock options will recruit, retain, and motivate tech workers, then you should support higher pay for teachers.

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They're coming for your wallet

How Zuckerberg plans to make money with Facebook Pay. Even as it drives deeper into commerce and digital transactions, which hasn't always gone well, Facebook is likely to rely on ads as its main money-maker for the foreseeable future.

How Mark Zuckerberg plans to make money with Facebook Pay

When I talk to people about Facebook's drive into payments, they often think it's because the company wants to diversify beyond ads. But a review of earnings calls shows that that's not what Zuckerberg has in mind—at least not anytime soon. Instead, he sees payments and commerce as a way to make Facebook ads even more valuable.

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Opinion: It's The Housing, Stupid

Opinion: It's The Housing, Stupid

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  • Just about every large city has major housing issues and are run by Democrats. Why would I think that having a Democrat as president would fix it? Republicans can't either.

    The roots of today's crisis may or may not have been nurtured in racism as the author states. However, today's issues of housing

    Just about every large city has major housing issues and are run by Democrats. Why would I think that having a Democrat as president would fix it? Republicans can't either.

    The roots of today's crisis may or may not have been nurtured in racism as the author states. However, today's issues of housing and sustainability are mired in one cause: congestion. The country is huge with large swaths that are underpopulated but these super cities continue to draw more in. Homelessness is rife. If it's not gentrification, it's urban sprawl. The infrastructure continues to be under pressure, even with 12 lane highways.

    Decentralize cities. Increase the supply across the country of hubs, smaller cities with good jobs and infrastructure.

  • Why do we assume that renters would have definitely voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump's? Is there a empirical data that supports this thesis? Empirical data from the last election shows that counties where Trump won had median family income slower than those of both Clinton and Obama. the problem

    Why do we assume that renters would have definitely voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump's? Is there a empirical data that supports this thesis? Empirical data from the last election shows that counties where Trump won had median family income slower than those of both Clinton and Obama. the problem with that a analytics is always assumptions and bias. in data science it is much more important to let the data reveal information rather than make assumptions.

  • "If renters had voted at the same rate as homeowners in 2016, Hillary Clinton would have trounced Donald Trump"

  • This 'opinion' piece is a disaster of logic.