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Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity. In order for our global society to develop solutions to pressing problems in an increasingly technology-driven and constantly changing world, we need to re-train our workforce to do what machines can’t: to be enterprising, independent and strategic thinkers—to be purposeful creators. This starts with changing the way students, especially the youngest ones, learn. Read more at forbes.com

Fast Food Restaurants Rushing To Offer Booze. That might have been an unthinkable combo just a few years ago, but don’t be shocked if you’re soon able to enjoy a cold beer with a burger and fries at your local fast food joint.In fact, it’s already happening. Read more at restaurantnews.com.

Solar Power Growth is Like an Escalator. Global solar power installations are breaking records quarter after quarter. Almost every quarter in the past three years broke the record for most solar power installed in a quarter. Quarter 1 of 2014 just broke the record again, but it will only hold onto it for a couple more months. Every quarter this year is projected to be considerably larger than the one before it. Read more at treehugger.com