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How To Be Good at the Future

One of these days, when the Doc Brown and McFly jokes dry up, you'll have no choice but to start thinking seriously about the future. Not just tomorrow, and the day after, but the next several hundred years, since lifespans are on track to skyrocket.
Tap into technology and make yourself a Master of Tomorrow
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 14, 2011
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Continuing Education October 2010

Or do you just need a new hobby? Check out our continuing-education listings, plus trades that'll make you apocalypse-proof, and ways to dip your toes into a career in literature.
Looking to re-animate the corpse that is your dead-end career?
By BOSTON PHOENIX CONTRIBUTORS  |  October 15, 2010
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The perils of self improvement

With a new decade comes dubious planning for self-betterment and the optimistic promise of a fresh start. However, even the best of intentions have the potential to go awry, and seemingly innocuous continuing-education courses are no exception.
When learning goes too far, get back on track
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  January 22, 2010
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A bad boy's guide to earning your B(ad) A(ss)

With some exceptions, college is a nightclub with a $30,000 annual cover charge. Tests and term papers occasionally crash the party, but for the most part undergraduate matriculation is an excuse to engage in outlandish hedonism.
Boston's most rebellious continuing-ed courses
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 08, 2010

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By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 08, 2010
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Give and learn

We shudder to repeat the clichéd adage about teaching a man to fish . . . But it's true that education offers deep rewards — ones that last longer, in many cases, than physical items.
Instructional gifts are a joy for the giver and receiver alike
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009


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Course correction

So it unfolded on Facebook, the story of this down-on-his-luck recent graduate in possession of a bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts from a respected area school.
Out of school and out of work? Don’t enroll in a grad program just yet — adult-education coures could do (and land you) the job.
By VANESSA CZARNECKI  |  October 16, 2009
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One Day you'll learn

College students are told relentlessly to enjoy their time in school.
Second Courses
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  November 12, 2008
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Playing with your food

In 1977, two food-loving childhood friends named Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield signed up for a $5 Penn State correspondence course in ice-cream making, just for the hell of it.
Recreational cooking classes to satisfy every appetite
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  October 25, 2007
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A taste of Piattini

We’ll take the Class in a Glass series at Piattini over traditional adult education anytime.
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By TAMARA WIEDER  |  September 26, 2007
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Senior years

These are the BU Evergreeners — chatty and well-dressed, brandishing ballpoints and Starbucks.
Look to your left; look to your right; one of you will break a hip this semester
By EVA WOLCHOVER  |  August 15, 2007


The new sex ed

Sex: it’s everyone’s favorite subject.
Get hot for more than just teacher with classes on everything from spanking to aphrodisiac cooking
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 29, 2007
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Crash course

To move up in the world of music, one key is what you know; the other is whom you know.
Cindy Bullens gets down to business at USM
By LISA CRAIG  |  February 21, 2007

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Weekly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  September 20, 2006
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For love or money

You suffered the high-school advisor, her dizzying ?oral-print dresses, her tightly-wound chignon, and, in your catatonic, college-search state, heard her statistics-riddled drone.
Tips for finding the continuing-ed courses of your dreams
By ELLEE DEAN  |  August 17, 2006
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Steering off course

We recommend the course taught by the indie filmmaker, the course inspired by a Daily Show regular, and the course considered “experimental.”
Some classes sound like so much fun they might as well be extracurricular
By ELLEE DEAN  |  May 08, 2006


The perils of self-development

When learning goes too far, get back on track
When learning goes too far, get back on track
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  January 01, 1900

A good girl's guide to feasting on culture

EAT YOUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD
EAT YOUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD
By BY ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  January 01, 1900
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From the Web to the Workplace

Nearly nine percent of the Massachusetts workforce is unemployed this summer, and with local colleges cranking out a glut of degree recipients in a lousy job market, many of them are inevitably lounging around on futons, blogging and posting on Facebook
Polish your tweets and blogs with a course in online social networking
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  January 01, 1900