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Pacing your College Admission

7 Dec 2019

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team Action Impact

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Getting ready for the college application process can be overwhelming, and you probably have numerous questions:“What classes will you take to prepare for success in high school? ““How do standardized tests and extra curricular fit into the picture?”“What kind of an essay would you write?”Every student who went on to college at one point or another had similar questions. A great way to start is to look at a timeline that details completion events as you follow the process of college admissions. Read through each of the parts below, see what you missed, focus on getting caught up with the things you can improve, and don't think about the things you can't do.If you still have questions after you look at the timeline, don't worry! The topics below are just a high-level summary
For more information, you can click HERE to learn more.

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Early Action and Early Decision for the Class of 2024 and 2023

24 Jan 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team Action Impact

In House

The Early Action and the Early Decision outcomes for the class of 2024 is here! Read the article to know the number of applications that have been accepted and the percentage of the accepted applications, and compare it with the previous years' outcomes and start preparing yourself for the upcoming EA/ED for yourself!

Click the button below to read more.

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When Should You Start Applying for Colleges

7 Dec 2019

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team Action Impact

In House

The following article follows a guide of rules that should be applied as to when should you start applying for college applications

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Preparation for SAT

7 Dec 2019

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

One of the challenges you face with SAT is to figure out what kind of study schedule works for you and prepare you best for success. A study plan for SAT is not one size fits all, so it may not work for you what works for your friends or classmates. Read the following article to get a good understanding as to how you should start your preparation for SAT.

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The Center for World University Rankings 2019 - 2020

December 2019

CWUR

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The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) is a leading consulting organization and publisher of the largest academic ranking of global universities. They have released a list of the top University Rankings of 2019 - 2020. To know more, click on the button down below.

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Times World University Rankings 2020

December 2019

Times Higher Education

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The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 includes almost 1,400 universities across 92 countries, standing as the largest and most diverse university rankings ever to date.

The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Click on the button below to know more.

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Early Action, Early Decision and Rolling Admissions

3 Jan 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

If you're a high school senior, you have probably discovered by now that admissions time isn't as simple as just sending in a college application and awaiting the response. Besides the typical admission process (often referred to as Regular Decision), there are also other types of admission processes to consider, such as Early Action, Early Decision and Rolling Admissions. Which kind of college application works best for you? Read on to find out the ins and outs of these college admission decisions...

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Tips to Strategise Your Application Process

3 Jan 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Yes, September has just begun, but for all of you college-bound high school seniors, it’s not a day too early to begin planning how you will execute your college process. Maybe you’re an early bird who has already decided where -- and how -- you will apply. You may have already done some campus visits and thought about or even begun some application essay work. If you have, congratulations! You’re ahead of the curve...

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Considering Cost During the College Search

10 Jan 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

It's no secret that a college education is expensive. According to a study, since 1963, college tuition (including fees and other expenses) has increased by a whopping 1,640%, a staggering 2.5 times the inflation rate in that period. Thus, expectedly college debt remains a concern among college applicants and students. Therefore, college costs tend to play an enormous role in determining which school you would eventually choose to attend. But looking at costs alone may not be ideal. A more holistic approach to this would be to consider your return on investment (ROI) on your college education and not just the stand-alone metric of tuition costs...

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Ten Habits of Highly Creative People

17 Jan 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

What exactly is creativity? So many of us assume that creativity is something we had as a child but we lost, or something allocated to ratified individuals that we can only admire from afar.

But science has shown that, in many ways, we are all wired to create. The key is recognizing that creativity is multifaceted—on the level of the brain, personality, and the creative process—and can be displayed in many different ways, from the deeply personal experience of uncovering a new idea or experience to expressing ourselves through words, photos, fashion, and other everyday creations, to the work of renowned artists that transcends the ages....

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The Secret to Creativity – According to Science

18 Feb 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Whether you get mesmerised by Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein’s theories about spacetime, you’ll probably agree that both pieces of work are products of mind-blowing creativity. Imagination is what propels us forward as a species – it expands our worlds and brings us new ideas, inventions and discoveries.But why do we seem to differ so dramatically in our ability to imagine? And can you train yourself to become more imaginative? Science has come up with some answers, based on three different but interlinked types of imagination.

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Fortnite has become much more than just a battle royale game

21 Feb 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

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Gracewas only 2 when she started fighting leukaemia. The blond-haired toddler was a fighter, to be sure — at six months, she needed to have heart surgery — but even so, nothing could prepare her for the realities of chemotherapy. “It was horrible to witness her on the two strongest drugs and be in such pain,” her dad, Sean Noell, told Polygon. During this period, the two would watch Disney’s Frozen hundreds of times. Noell loved watching Grace light up as Elsa and Anna sang “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”

Creative Thinking - How to get out of the box and generate ideas: Giovanni Corazza at TEDxRoma


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This video is filmed and edited by Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO.
Corazza is a full-time professor at the Alma Mater Studiorum at the University of Bologna, a member of the Executive Council, and the founder of the Marconi Institute of Creativity. He teaches science and the applications of creative thinking. 

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How Gamification Could Revolutionize Creative Thinking

10 Feb 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Coming up with a good creative idea is hard. We do not fully understand how this process works, but there are certain techniques that have proved successful in fostering creativity, such as mind-mapping, brainstorming or creating conditions for free experimentation. Many big companies (such as design agencies) embrace these practices in the way they work....

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Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus

24 Feb 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying present have benefits: practicing mindfulness for 10 minutes a day, for example, can enhance leadership effectiveness by helping you become more able to regulate your emotions and make sense of past experiences. Yet as helpful as focus can be, there’s also a downside to focus as it is commonly viewed.

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Study: Minds Of Jazz Musicians Unlock Answers To The Origins Of Creativity

6 Apr 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Neuroscientists have long wondered if there is a “creativity center” in the brain. The two hemispheres of the brain serve different functions, and the left brain/right brain theory says that people have a dominant side to their brain. Left-brained people are analytical and methodical in their thinking while right-brained people are artistic and creative

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Habits That Will Boost Your Creativity

14 Aug 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

If you want to better your career, start growing your talent by making your company stand out from the rest, and your art take on new heights. Below are three everyday efforts to create innovation in work and life.

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The Importance of Developing Creativity in the Workplace

29 Sep 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

It's safe to assume that the Covid-19 pandemic has created a specific and different set of obstacles for enterprises to solve, placing new focus on the importance of innovation in the workplace.

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How Gamification Could Revolutionize Creative Thinking and Innovation

10 Feb 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Coming up with a good creative idea is hard. We do not fully understand how this process works, but there are certain techniques that have proved successful in fostering creativity, such as mind-mapping, brainstorming or creating conditions for free experimentation. Many big companies (such as design agencies) embrace these practices in the way they work....

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This company is bringing light to the darkest areas of Africa

21 Feb 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

For more than 800 million people around the world, sunset means a world without light.
Now, two social entrepreneurs are brightening the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in one of Africa’s most energy-deprived nations.
Enyonam Nthabiseng Mosia says 87% of Sierra Leone’s 7.65 million people lack access to a reliable grid – 99% of people in rural areas.

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10 Powerful Lessons from “The Alchemist”

6 Mar 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of the best-selling books in history, selling over 65 million copies in 56 different languages. The story of Santiago, the shepherd boy on a journey to realize his “Personal Legend” has inspired people all over the world to live out their dreams.

Here are ten of the most popular passages and lessons to apply to your life:

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Innovating in a Remote Environment

21 Sep 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

The report, by Okta, an identity management firm, shows a significant productivity gain from remote work, which bodes well as a potential model for companies adopting the technology and digital transformation required.But it leaves managers with another problem in the absence of office-based workspace and experiences that often stimulate fresh ideas: How to innovate at work?

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What is leadership?

17 Jan 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House


A simple definition is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. It means being able to inspire others and being prepared to do so.

Effective leadership is based upon ideas (whether original or borrowed), but won't happen unless those ideas can be communicated to others in a way that engages them enough to act as the leader wants them to act.

Put even more simply, the leader is the inspiration and director of the action. He or she is the person in the group that possesses the combination of personality and leadership skills that makes others want to follow his or her direction....

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Test your own style of leadership

17 Jan 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Using the following questionnaire, you can test your own leadership style. Try to answer the questions truthfully, without looking at the answers on the second page.

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Games to play for strengthening leadership skills

17 Jan 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Click the button below to learn more about Games to play for strengthening leadership skills.

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Success secrets: Owning your vision

24 Feb 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

By August last year, the American techpreneur had a net worth of Sh6.8 trillion ($68 billion). His company has directly employed more than 43,000 people worldwide, and hundreds of thousands others were indirectly employed by Facebook.

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Why is Volunteering important for students?

2 Mar 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

I entered the world of formal volunteering when I was in 7th grade. There was a government run ‘Each one Teach one’ program in which our school had partnered. Students were encouraged to stay for one hour after school in help in adult education classes. I don’t know if I had a truly altruistic motive in joining it or maybe I just wanted to shine in my teacher’s eyes. I was just a kid! But it did hook me to volunteering in education. Later in college, I started volunteering at the local municipality school to take extra sessions for students weak in Mathematics, Science and English...

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A sense of youth purpose is motivated by behaviour and passion, Stanford researcher suggests

20 Aug 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

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Stanford education professor William Damon says research shows that while young people sometimes struggle with a sense of purpose, they are likely to find it in concrete, action-oriented goals. Encouraging a sense of meaning and reason in young people also results in a "beyond-the-self" way of orienting themselves to the world, says a Stanford researcher

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Yuval Harari's blistering warning to

27 Jan 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

The following article is a part of World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. 

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Brands Focusing on Sustainability

13 Feb 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

A list of brands that focus on sustainability for a better future.

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The drive toward sustainability in packaging—beyond the quick wins.

30 Jan 2020

 Peter Berg, David Feber, Anna Granskog, Daniel Nordigården, and Suku Ponkshe - McKinsey & Company

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Sustainability—particularly regulatory and public concerns around single-use packaging waste—is combining with other powerful trends to drive major changes in consumer packaging. Regulators are moving on the issue, and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies and retailers are proactively making bold commitments to improve both the sustainability of their packaging and to fundamentally rethink their packaging systems...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s taking on climate change and needs backup

18 Feb 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s taking on climate change and he wants backup.
Cook delivered the keynote speech at the sustainability nonprofit Ceres’ 30th Anniversary Gala in New York City on Monday night, where Apple received an award for its sustainability initiatives. Cook used the opportunity to expound the company’s outlook on climate change.

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Changing the Climate by Leaving ‘Climate Change’ Behind

8 Jan 2019

 Robert Russell Sassor & Beth Strachan - Stanford Social and Innovation Review

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The best way to increase clean energy production and phase out fossil fuels may be to shift the narrative from climate change to messages that reflect people’s deeply held values, particularly those related to better health.

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Meet Vanessa Fiore

Feb 2020

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation - Medium.com

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Vanessa Fiore, one of the 2017 CEC Youth Innovation Challenge winners, on the role youth play in combating pressing environmental issues.

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Hydroponics: The power of water to grow food

5 Aug 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Julius Sachs, a German botanist at the University of Würzburg, devoted his career in the 19th century to discovering the basic elements plants need to survive. Through analysing differences between plants grown in soil and those grown in water, Sachs found that plants do not need to grow in soil but require only the nutrients obtained from micro-organisms that reside in soil. In 1860, Sachs published the formula for growing plants in water called "nutrient solution" which laid the foundation for modern hydroponic technology 

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Microplastics and Our Oceans

20 Aug 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

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Research has found that plastic moves into the deep-sea communities which call home from 500,000 to 10 million species anywhere. But one thing is zip-loc bags between giant spider crabs and tube worms, and vampire squid. Also, plastic finds its way to the vents which literally stir the oceans.

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Impact Assessment Techniques and Methodologies

30 Sep 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

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The following steps are involved in performing a successful impact evaluation of a value chain project (the steps presume two study rounds — a baseline and follow-up):