Christopher Kuhner

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43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and …

Language

Empathy makes us immoral, says a Yale psychologist

Empathy, in general, has an excellent reputation. But it leads us to make terrible decisions, according to Paul Bloom, psychology professor at Yale and author of <i>Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion.</i> In fact, he argues, we would be far more moral if we had no empathy at all.<p>Though it …

Empathy

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 No-Cook Dinners for the Week Ahead

Y'all, July is heating up to a swelter in Georgia right now following a rain-filled June. After a weekend of cooking in the heat, I'm saying no more …

So You Want to Read Fairy Tales: Here’s Where to Start

<b>The Fairy Tale Trinity: If you’re going to start reading fairy tales, you should start with the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian</b> …

Literature

New book: Will the woolly mammoth roam the Earth again?

Just as the gap between reality and satire has narrowed recently, scientists are hard at work trying to eclipse science fiction. Step aside <i>Jurassic Park</i>, make way for the new and improved woolly mammoth, vast herds of which will roam the Arctic tundra as in millennia past.<p>At least, so predicts …

Peter Thiel

Insights Into the Brain, in a Book You’ll Wish You Had in College

<b>BEHAVE</b> <b><br>The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst</b><br>By Robert M. Sapolsky<br>790 pp. Penguin Press. $35<p>In 1859 Charles Darwin gave the world a theory of life. A century later, evolutionary biologists started thinking seriously about its implications for human behavior. Richard Dawkins’s “The Selfish Gene” …

Hunter Gatherers

What We’re Reading This Summer

<b>“Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night,” by Jason Zinoman (Harper).</b><p>Every few months, and even more often during the summer, my mind crowds and I lose my ability to concentrate. It lasts three days, or a week, or, catastrophically, two; my reading stalls out and so, soon after, do my sentences. …

Books