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Keyboards are overrated. Cursive is back and it’s making us smarter

The proliferation of devices in daily life has led to an international handwriting crisis. Teachers, parents, and politicians around the world are debating why they should bother spending time teaching what some say is a dated skill. Accustomed as we are to speedy, wifi-connected devices, we’ve …

Vladimir Nabokov

On writing by hand

There is a curious satisfaction in putting pen to paper (especially when that pen is a Muji 0.38mm — try it, it’ll change your life). The simple act …

7 Mighty Benefits Of Writing By Hand

While pen and paper may seem poised on the edge of obscurity, writing by hand offers a bevy of brain-boosting perks that should not be lost to …

Advanced Visualization Study Shows Fetuses Feel Pain

A new study using advanced cellular visualization tools demonstrates that adult-like nervous system patterns exist throughout the early stages (first …

Origin of Fangblenny Fish's Unusual Venom

Shop Now<p>Shop Now<p>News Source<p>Little Tropical Fish With a Big, Venomous Bite<br>• Fang Blennies Wield a Painless Venom With a Strange History<p>At-a-Glance<p>Venoms …

Rare, gold Roman coin discovered in Jerusalem

A rare and remarkable Roman coin made of gold and featuring the image of Nero has been discovered in Jerusalem, archaeologists announced on Tuesday.<p>Over 1,900 years old, the coin likely dates to the year 56 or 57 AD, around 13 years before the Romans destroyed Jerusalem.<p>"The coin is exceptional, …

Archaeology

<b>Rock and Roll</b><p>The Sound of Music or the Noise of War<p>By Bill Fortenberry<p>As Joshua and Moses returned down the mountain after receiving the Law from …

Syncopation creates the sensation of groove in synthesized music examples

Introduction<p>Certain types of music induce the desire in humans to tap their feet, move their body, and dance. This feeling is commonly known as …

rock music

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.<p>Copyright The Columbia University Press<p>rock music, type of music originating in the United States in the mid-1950s …

Aleister Crowley

Hearing loss and music: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Adults and children are commonly exposed to loud music. Listening to loud music through ear buds connected to devices like iPods or MP3 players or at …

Hearing Loss

Music and the Brain

In general, responses to music are able to be observed. It has been proven that music influences humans both in good and bad ways. These effects are …

The Brain

Ancient Shopping Lists Confirm God’s Word

This archaeological study demonstrates that Israel was more literate than many scholars believe, meaning prophets could have been able to pen their …

5 Reasons You Should Bring Back the Handwritten Letter

Consider this our plea to bring back the handwritten letter.<p>In the era of smart phones, tablets, and paper-thin laptops, typing is certainly the …

Write Now

Last year at this time, I was lucky enough to still have my mother. A generous woman who remembered every birthday, every anniversary, with cards and gifts.<p>I also had a lot of stuff. Too much stuff. It occurred to me that I didn't need any more stuff. What I needed was more time with my mother. At …

Parenting

Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age

Do children in a keyboard world need to learn old-fashioned handwriting?<p>There is a tendency to dismiss handwriting as a nonessential skill, even though researchers have warned that learning to write may be the key to, well, learning to write.<p>And beyond the emotional connection adults may feel to …

Autism

Want Smart Kids? Make Sure They Learn to Do This

There's a brain-building skill schools are teaching less and less.<p>If you have kids in school, how much time do they spend learning cursive handwriting? Probably not much, especially if they're beyond first grade. The Common Core standards dominating education these days only call for teaching …

Creative Writing

Why a 7-Year-Old Girl Got in Trouble For Writing Her Name in Cursive

When a teacher reprimands a student, you can safely assume the kid in question did something wrong. Maybe she pushed a classmate in line, or perhaps he called out an answer without raising his hand. Or maybe she wrote her name in cursive.<p>After turning in a homework assignment focusing on vowels, a …

Your Lousy Handwriting Might Actually Make You Smarter

If you prefer taking handwritten notes over typing on a laptop, take heart: you’re much more likely to learn better than your MacBook-prone …

Africa: Is Handwriting Still Relevant in the ICT Age?

Primary school pupils using computers (file photo)<p>opinion<p>You cannot disregard the value and significance of (good) handwriting regardless of the …

Education Technology

Has Technology Killed Cursive Handwriting?

Think back to the last time you wrote in cursive — you know, that fancy penmanship you may have learned way back in grade school, complete with …

The Future of Handwriting

This is the second in our Future Of series, where we analyze and dissect one facet of life that’s been impacted by digital technology. Today, we look at handwriting.<p>From the ancient scripts of Sumerian 3,000 years before Christ, through the dawn of the Greek alphabet and onto the ballpoint-toting, …

How to Improve Penmanship | The Art of Manliness

Over the years here at the Art of Manliness we’ve sung the praises of the handwritten letter and simply writing things out by hand in general. …

Three Ways That Handwriting With A Pen Positively Affects Your Brain

Stephen King purportedly wrote <i>Dreamcatcher</i> in longhand — using a Waterman cartridge pen. J. K. Rowling penned <i>The Tales of Beedle the Bard</i> — all 157 pages of it — in longhand, and the leather-bound tome sold for almost $4M at auction. F. Scott Fitzgerald did it, as did Hemingway, Kafka and countless …

J. K. Rowling

The Benefits of Handwriting Vs Typing: INFOGRAPHIC

Pens.com has created an infographic called, “The Benefits of Handwriting Vs. Typing,” which explores why you should still consider physical writing …

Advertising Industry

Forging the Future with the Tip of the Pen

Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century | Jake Weidmann | TEDxMileHigh

Calligraphy

The lost art of letter-writing

Lakshmi Pratury remembers the lost art of letter-writing and shares a series of notes her father wrote to her before he died. Her short but heartfelt …

Bethsaida Excavations Reveal Possible Royal Escape Tunnel

Aerial view of the Iron Age palace at Bethsaida. The red arrow indicates the path of a possible escape tunnel leading from the palace to the city …

Archaeology

The Bible's Critics Were Wrong Again: Daniel and His Supposedly Invented King

"Belshazzar's Feast" by Rembrandt<p>The Book of Daniel records for us the final hours of the Babylonian empire before its fall to the Medes and Persians …

Archeology again proves the biblical account with Eshbaal inscription

<i>Inscription mentions Eshbaal</i><p>Another archeological discovery supports what the Bible teaches in the Hebrew scriptures (AKA the Old Testament):<p>June 16, …