Thomas Hawrusik

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The Power Of The Story: What Happens When Two Old Friends Come Together

On a rainy day not long ago, two old friends sat talking. I was lucky enough to overhear and then quick enough to whip out a recorder to catch what they were saying.<p>The conversation began when McCaskey asked Kotter about why he used the fable form in his newest book and it ranged widely from there …

Essential Survival: How To Avoid Bears

Make yourself big, yell, curl into a ball… most of the suggestions for handling a bear encounter are Hail Mary tips meant for the last resort. Your …

How to Write a Novel, Explained by a Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

No one taught DBC Pierre how to write, but that didn't stop him from winning the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel. In his new book—and here—he explains how you could do the same.<p>Before he became a novelist, DBC Pierre had already led a picaresque life. Born in Australia in 1961 to a Nobel Prize …

Communicator-in-chief: Where Obama’s rhetoric illuminated a complex world, Trump’s deceptive dialect dumbs down

<b>Barack Obama, Donald Trump (Reuters/Yuri Gripas/Brian Snyder/Salon)</b><p>You only have to read the first words of “Dreams from My Father” and “Crippled America” to see the stark difference<p>David Masciotra<p>June 19, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>In America’s slow and steady move from a literary culture to an audio-visual …

Star Wars and Star Trek Will Change What You Think You Know About Economics

<i>The World According to Star Wars</i>By Cass R. Sunstein<p>Cass Sunstein makes it clear upfront that he is nothing short of a Star Wars fanatic. In his …

Sorry, Feminists, But If Discrimination Against Men Doesn’t Exist, Then How Come Eagles Keep Grabbing Me By My Penis And Pulling Me Into The Sky?

One of the most maddening arguments that I’ve seen from feminists and social justice warriors is that there’s no such thing as discrimination against …

25 Ways to Boost Your Writing Skills - InformED

Some say good writing can’t be taught. We beg to differ. Here are 25 surefire ways to boost your skills and become a master of communication.<p>1. Learn …

You can wear high heels and be a feminist. But please don’t write an essay about it.

By Andi Zeisler<p><i>Andi Zeisler is the co-founder of Bitch Media. She speaks frequently on the subjects of feminism, activism and popular culture. This piece was adapted from her book “We Were Feminists Once.”</i><p>Looking around the blogosphere in the past few years, there has seemed to be a massive crisis …

Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books

What is language? What is beauty? Who gets to decide?<p>Philosophers have grappled with these questions for centuries, and they've generated a pile of long (and often tortured) books in their efforts to answer them.<p>But for Tom Wartenberg, some of the best books about philosophy are much shorter and a …

Kids

This Experiment Suggests Intuition Is A Real Thing

You're probably making decisions based on information you don't even know you have.<p>Most of us have a general idea of what intuition is -- you might say we have an <i>intuitive</i> idea -- but there’s never really been a clear scientific definition of the term.<p>A team of researchers in Australia is trying to …

Wales

In Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Daydreaming,’ Thom Yorke Walks Through Radiohead’s Past, Searching for His Other Half

Radiohead’s new album <i>A Moon Shaped Pool</i> dropped this past weekend, but as many fans and critics have noted, it’s not exactly <i>new</i>. Several the songs …

3 Mental Habits That Set True Geniuses Apart

What average people regard as 'work,' geniuses tend to regard as play.<p><i>What are some secret things geniuses do to solve problems? originally appeared on Quora -- the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Steve Denton on Quora:</b><p>I …

5 Ideas For Using Infographics To Teach Classic Literature

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Great Books

The Mathematics of Design

It is common for people to group themselves into two categories; those who are good at art or design, and those who are good at math or science. The …

Russian Couple Share Their Home with a Full-Grown Brown Bear

Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko seem like a perfectly average family, but that’s until they introduce you to their 23-year-old adopted son, Stepan, a …

The 35-Year-Long Hunt to Find a Fantasy Author's Hidden Treasure

The treasures were hidden in 1981 by publisher Byron Preiss, as part of his plan to promote his new book, 'The Secret.' So far, only two of the 12 treasures have been recovered.<p>There is a treasure buried somewhere in Milwaukee. Not just in Milwaukee, but in nine other North American locations, …