Laura Westhoff

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The Perils of Empathy

In politics and policy, trying to feel the pain of others is a bad idea. Empathy distorts our reasoning and makes us biased, tribal and often cruel<p>Everywhere you turn in American politics, leaders talk about the need for empathy. The best-known instance, of course, comes from Bill Clinton, who told …

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The Tech Intellectuals

A quarter of a century ago, Russell Jacoby lamented the demise of the public intellectual. The cause of death was an improvement in material …

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Tagul is an online word cloud generator that enables you to create amazing and unique word cloud art with ease.<p>See more<p>Best-Selling Novelist, James …

Lessons from civil society: how a ‘Theory of Change’ can help tell a bigger impact story.

<i>As academics think about impact, they can draw on some of the lessons and strategic approaches used by civil society and campaigning groups.</i> <b>Andy</b> …

What Is the Relationship Between Working Memory and Intelligence?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><b>Answer by Paul King, computational neuroscientist:</b><p>Advertisement<p>Working memory capacity is highly …

Thinking Context: School Is Not the Hunger Games | Just Visiting

Class over, grades in, I always reflect on the semester just past, and I’ve been thinking a lot about context.<p>In my academic writing class, I’ve come …

THATCamp St. Louis 2013

Posted on November 19, 2013 by<p>On Saturday, November 9, Washington University in St. Louis hosted a lively (and successful?) THATCamp: THATCamp St. …

The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart: Filip Noterdaeme uses Gertrude Stein as model for memoir.

One of the lessons a writer should learn early is that the allure of the personal forms—memoir, autobiography, personal essay, etc.—should be …

History is where the great battles of public life are now being fought

The bullish Harvard historian Niall Ferguson cut an unfamiliar, almost meek figure last week. As reports of his ugly suggestion that John Maynard …

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As computational tools open up new ways of understanding history, historians and computer scientists are working together to explore the …

Tate Digital Strategy 2013–15: Digital as a Dimension of Everything | Tate

<i>The future of the museum may be rooted in the buildings they occupy but it will address audiences across the world – a place where people across the</i> …

Comment on Surviving the reading marathon by Nicefiller

naturally like your web site but you have to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I …

America's Forgotten Organizer: Fred Ross

<b>"A good organizer is a social arsonist who goes around setting people on fire." - Fred Ross (1910 - 1992)</b><p>In June of 1952, a white man knocked on the …

Definition Of Digital Citzenship

<b>The Definition Of Digital Citizenship</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>As more and more students interact digitally–with content, one another, and various communities–the …

Panel proposes 'radical changes' to culture of scientific research

In the face of rising global competition and increased funding for science, mathematics, engineering and technology, researchers across the spectrum …

Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning | 2015

Book Description<p>The essays in Web Writing respond to contemporary debates over the proper role of the Internet in higher education, steering a middle …

Hakitzu: the app teaching kids to code - video

Hakitzu is an app developed by London games studio Kuato which attempts to teach children the basics of the programming language JavaScript – but in …

A Campus Creative Renaissance Built on Learning Design | Technology and Learning

The other day I had one of those realizations that come initially as a total surprise, and then on further reflection seem glaringly obvious.<p><i>We are</i> …

Making our writing matter (essay)

The fact that you’re reading <i>Inside Higher Ed</i> means that you are a writer. You write research articles and speeches, or reports and memos, or letters …

Back Power

Keep the muscles along your spine flexible and strong to prevent injuries.<p>A healthy back is as important to your running as fit legs. "If your back muscles aren't strong, they'll tend to fatigue faster, taking energy away from other muscles, and change your stride, which can lead to injury," says …

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How to Use a Foam Roller

Six pre- and postrun routines to boost flexibility and recovery.<p>If you use a foam roller only to rehab injured muscles, you're not getting the most out of it. A roller—which looks like a firm log—can be a valuable part of a healthy runner's warmup and cooldown routine, says Michael Clark, Ph.D., a …

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