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When Peter Nwoke remembers the last hug he shared with his mother, a smile spreads across his face. It was a hug 10 months in the making and it remains one of his favorite memories. “It was the best feeling ever,” Nwoke said. The hug happened back in 2018 when Nwoke was just 15 years old. He had just completed the long 14-hour flight home from Detroit Metro Airport to his home Lagos, Nigeria, where his sister, Roselyne, was waiting to pick him up and take him home for a three-week stay. When Nwoke’s mother, Adamma, laid eyes on her son, she rushed to him before he made it to the front door. “My mom hugged me for five-straight minutes,” Nwoke said. “I wasn’t even in the house yet.” It was the first time he had returned to his hometown since moving to the United States in 2017 to fulfill an academic scholarship he obtained at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Preparatory, a Catholic boarding school in southeast Michigan. Up until that point, it was the longest Nwoke had ever been away from ho

The best online classes, books, and podcasts in 2020 - Business Insider - Business Insider

The best online classes, books, and podcasts in 2020 - Business Insider - Business Insider

The best online classes, books, and podcasts in 2020 - Business Insider - Business Insider

Posted: 21 Dec 2020 01:45 PM PST

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For many people, 2020 challenged how we view higher education, with some experts stating that certain changes are long overdue. Between increases in online learning due to the pandemic, to the possibility of student-loan forgiveness in the future, this year could be the start of a much-needed turning point.

On an individual scale, the pandemic opened up new opportunities to learn. Some people used their time at home to pick up a new hobby online or get through a book or podcast. Others committed to longer-term certificate programs to improve their career prospects at a lower cost than a traditional college degree.

From a popular positive psychology class and writing workshop to a Wharton business program and bestselling finance book, these online courses, books, and podcasts helped the Insider staff feel engaged and inspired throughout quarantine. 

The nine e-learning classes, books, and podcasts we loved in 2020:


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