Catherine Tong

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How Motherhood Affects Creativity

Cultural messages tell women that making art and having children are incompatible pursuits. But science suggests that women may become more creative after having kids.<p>Her labor begins, and she leans back on her bottom, pulling the first baby out of her body with her own hands and teeth. Within five …

Creativity

To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier to do, an excuse, a scapegoat.<p>To get the most out of your creative energy, carve out space for creative work. To make that space, you need to make …

Creativity

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

Online Education

4 rituals that will make you mentally strong

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn’t. Why?<p>Because there have been good solutions to the …

Taylor Swift’s sexual assault testimony calls out one of today’s most persistent sexist myths

In the US, women are expected to feel bad for men who hurt and disrespect them.<p>The injustice of this expectation was laid bare in pop star Taylor Swift’s testimony Thursday (Aug. 10) in a civil trial over an alleged sexual assault. Swift says that David Mueller, a former radio host, reached under …

The college admissions advice kids have sworn by for years is wrong

They want a well-rounded student body.<p>That means admitting lots of very "pointy" students from different places and backgrounds with different interests.<p>I saw this among my classmates at Harvard, and Steph Shyu, founder and CEO of AdmitSee, shared with me on the Dream College Summit that her quest …

Women Warriors: The Hidden History of Female Combat Heroes

In the records of what shaped the world we live in today, men have gotten all the glory—but these women changed the course of history too.<p>With the U.S. only recently allowing women to fight in combat, you have to wonder what ever gave legislators the impression that only males can defend their …

World History

A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry

Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn’s Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile.<p>“Let’s see,” he said one morning this spring. “I can find the area and perimeter of a polygon. …

Education

The Seven-Second Rule: How to Avoid Being an Easy Target

<i>It takes a criminal just seven seconds to select their next victim.</i><p><i>So how do you avoid being a target? Enter: Steve Kardian, a self-defense expert with 30 years experience in law enforcement as a police officer, detective, chief investigator and FBI defensive tactics instructor. Through his</i> …

Self Defense

The Masochist's Marathon

The world's top ultrarunners fight to compete in the Barkley Marathons, an ever-shifting race designed by a madman to break their spirits through 100 miles of hellish Appalachian mountains. So far, only 14 people have completed it.<p>A man is begging on the side of a Tennessee mountain. He's crumpled …