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Employers Say Verbal Communication Is the Most Important Skill for Job Candidates, Reveals New Report

GoodCall – Terri Williams

“While intellect and academic achievement are obviously important traits in a job candidate, they’re not the only skills employers seek. Such soft skills as verbal communication and teamwork, in addition to the ability to process and analyze information, and plan and organize work, are also high on the list of desirable qualities. According to a recent report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), verbal communication is the most important candidate skill in new college graduates. The top 10 skills or qualities from NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 are listed below…So why are these skills so important to employers – and how can college students and recent grads gain them?”(more)

Does TV Rot Your Brain?

Scientific American – R. Douglas Fields

“We all heard the warning as kids: “That TV will rot your brain!”…The parental scolding dates back to the black-and-white days of I Love Lucy, and today concern is growing amid a flood of video streaming on portable devices. But are young minds really being harmed? With brain imaging, the effects of regular TV viewing on a child’s neural circuits are plain to see. Studies suggest watching television for prolonged periods changes the anatomical structure of a child’s brain and lowers verbal abilities. Behaviorally, even more detrimental effects may exist…Now a new study hits the pause button on this line of thinking.”(more)