Reading 2014: Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

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I had mixed emotions when I heard that Crystal Paine’s newest book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life, was coming out. I was excited to get my hands on a copy early on, but when I skimmed through the book and table of contents [...]

Links to Think: 14.04.07

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How Memory Works: 10 Things Most People Get Wrong - Quite the fascinating article about something that is important to all of us in one way or another. “If we remembered everything we should on most occasions be as ill off as if we remembered nothing.” ~William James “1. Memory does not decay Everyone has experienced [...]

Reading 2014: How Children Succeed

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In How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, Paul Tough attempts to take on some of the most baffling questions that parents and educators face: why some children seem to succeed where others fail, why children in poverty are more likely to fail, and why some schools with children in poverty are able [...]

Links to Think: 14.03.31

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The Republic of Fear I’ve just started reading The Locust Effect” Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence, the author of which is referenced throughout this article. This article holds some good reminders that we can’t always offer solutions from our vastly different societal context without first attempting to understand the complexity of the [...]

Reading 2014: The Goldfinch

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I used to claim that I wasn’t a big fan of fiction, particularly modern fiction. However, thanks to books like Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch and some of the other fiction I’ve read this year, I’m willing to reconsider.