Elizabeth Wang

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Saviour of France’s art: how the Mona Lisa was spirited away from the Nazis

Secret operation by Louvre staff on eve of war is revealed in new documentary on forgotten hero Jacques Jaujard<p>It is a French documentary that British television channels are going to fight over. And they’ll have to act quickly, as <i>Illustrious Yet Unknown</i> (<i>Illustre et Inconnu</i>) has already been sold …

Here's Why We Haven't Quite Figured Out How to Feed Billions More People

Solving the world's looming food crisis will require big investments in agricultural research, yet public support for that is lagging.<p>When famine loomed in Mexico and southern Asia in the mid-20th century, agricultural crop researchers saved the day. Scientists at Mexico's International Maize and …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The Man Who Wants to Fix the Climate. Can Anyone Stop Him?

Most scientists oppose Russ George's efforts to fix the world's climate. But who's going to do something about it?<p>0<p>SHARES<p>In July 2012, a commercial …

Stanley McChrystal: The military case for sharing knowledge

The Climate Gamble

October 23, 2013<p>Graphic from Wikicommons<p>Paul Krugman has a review of a new book by William Nordhaus about climate policy. By way of preface, I should …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Self-improvement

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Why feminism doesn't need a makeover

There is a growing clamour for feminism to be rebranded. Clearly, it's a word that a lot of people just don't understand<p>I'm not proud of this, but when I was a teenager my favourite moment in a film was when the heroine had a makeover. You know, the scene in which the leading lady is taught that …

Why Should Environmental Scientists Talk to Economists?

On Monday, October 7th 2013 I will give a lunch time talk at the UCLA IOE titled "Why Should Environmental Scientists Talk to Economists?" ...

Climate Change, Public Policy, and the University - An Economic View of the Environment

Over the past year or more, across the United States, there has been a groundswell of student activism pressing colleges and universities to divest …

When we deny our own vulnerability, we cope by being cruel to others

If sadism is rooted in the fear of being human, what does it say about these cruel, unempathic times we live in?<p>When someone says "I take no pleasure in this" while, at the same time, being incredibly cruel, it is a sure sign that they actually do take pleasure in it. Yet sadism is a puzzle to most …

The $6 Fix That's Helping Low-Income Kids Go to College

A decade and a half ago, the ACT started giving test-takers four free score reports instead of three--a small change that's increased the number of poor students at selective schools.<p>Fewer than 30 percent of students from low-income families enroll in college. There are plenty of theories about …

How Educating Girls Can Change the World

Earlier this year, I met Harriet, a 16 year-old girl from northern Uganda. She is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar in secondary school who aspires to be an engineer. Harriet's path at times has seemed unimaginable as she has had to overcome great odds. One of five children in her family, she lost …

Education

Learning and Forgetting the Wisdom of Coase

Universities should educate – employers should train

The trajectory of most individuals in their education and careers is seldom linear. Few people at 17 or 18 have a crystal-clear idea of what their job will be at 40. And for those lucky ones who do, it is unlikely they will pursue a linear path to that end point and stay in that career until …

Employment

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or …

25 Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About

Los Angeles-based graphic designer, letter and illustrator Drew Melton started Justlucky in 2009. Guided by curiosity and relentless yearning to to …

Graphic Design

You can find the most eye-opening things online. So why don't you?

Are you guilty of 'imaginary cosmopolitanism'? How to break out of the web's echo chamber and genuinely learn something new<p>Snappy buzz-phrases identifying purported new social trends get invented, it seems, at the rate of about a hundred per week, and most of them are worthless. But a phrase coined …

Tenured before 30, professor offers five tips for student success

Being generous – with one's time, connections and work – will lead to more success than scrabbling one's way to the top alone, argued Adam Grant earlier this year in his book <i>Give and Take</i>. Grant, the youngest tenured professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (and the most …

University of Pennsylvania

(Images) 56 Inspirational Picture Quotes That Will Motivate Your Mind, Body & Soul

Now and then when we <i>need a little Inspiration</i> we often reach for a <i>daily quote or motivational video</i>.<p>So I decided to share 56 of my <i>favorite picture</i> …

Motivation

'For the First Time in History, There Are More Jobs Than People'

A look back at the sunny days of 1969, courtesy of a classic ad from The Atlantic's archives.<p>In January 1969, an advertisement for <i>Careers Today</i> magazine bemoaned the fact that, alas, America had reached the stage where, "for the first time in history, there are more jobs than people." While it used …

10 Of The Best Yoga Poses For Sleep

Sleep deprivation and stress can be a vicious cycle. We often have trouble falling sleep because we're worried and anxious, and in turn, the fact that we didn't get enough sleep makes us stressed the next day. According to a recent Huffington Post survey, sleep deprivation is a major source of …

yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

4th of July: Nine Myths Debunked

Paul Revere didn't ride solo, for one.<p><b>Many time-honored patriotic tales turn out to be more fiction than fact. On the 4th of July—marked in 2012 by a continent-spanning Google doodle—here's a look at some memorable myths from the birth of the United States.</b><p><b>(Also see "Fourth of July Facts: First</b> …