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Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 8: Keeping In Touch with Your Inner Teenager

<b>Seeing Your Course through Students' Eyes</b><p>Remember when you were young with your whole life before you; when everything was possible and nothing was certain; when you had no idea of where you were heading, but savored the bliss of getting there while a glorious enchantment sang through your soul? …

Procrastinate Better

Ask yourself, is all that wasted time really rewarding? And other tips from Charles Duhigg, who wrote the book on productivity.<p>Why is it that the more work I have to do, the more the internet beckons me into its endless maw of distraction? <i>Oh Lord</i>, I will say, appealing both to myself and to …

'I Am Providence' Is A Love/Hate Letter To A Literary Subculture

As H. P. Lovecraft's status as a beloved and important author has grown over the years, so has the scrutiny his work attracts for its racist, sexist, and xenophobic overtones. Earlier this year, two books — Matt Ruff's <i>Lovecraft Country</i> and Victor LaValle's <i>The Ballad of Black Tom</i> — took on …

Books

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …