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How the Internet made me a better writer

Everyone says the Internet’s making us dumb, but writing about comics online helped me write a book about them<p>The Internet is making us stupider. So various folks often say on the Internet, at least. One such is author and humanities professor Alan Jacobs. In a short post last week, Jacobs argued …

Schedule Important Work at 5pm for Maximum Concentration

Whether it's that vital phone call or the big problem of the day, tackle that important task at the end of the day, especially around 5pm, because …

Male Substitute Teacher With Ponytail Cloaked In Mystery

GREENFIELD, RI—Knowing neither where the man came from, what his story is, or what, if anything, he hoped to accomplish, Greenfield High School …

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What I've Learned from 2 Years of Intermittent Fasting

Adopting a philosophy of self-experimentation can make a tremendous difference in your life. Choosing to experiment with new ideas can help you start …

How the 1 percent always wins: Liberal washing is the right’s new favorite tactic

Here’s why plutocrats control our politics: Corporate America knows both parties are up for sale<p><i>"What is most striking about the present is not the virtues of moderation but of the potential power of conviction. One detects, behind all the anxiety about 'extremists,' 'radicals,' and 'militant</i> …

How Does The World Work: Top-Down or Bottom-Up?

What matters in the universe?<p>Depending on who you are, and what you care about, there will be lots of ways to interpret this question. You might think that it's love that really matters. You might believe it's good literature that matters. You might think only a '57 panhead with chrome exhausts …

Why Are Hundreds of Harvard Students Studying Ancient Chinese Philosophy?

The professor who teaches Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory claims, "This course will change your life."<p>Picture a world where human relationships are challenging, narcissism and self-centeredness are on the rise, and there is disagreement on the best way for people to live harmoniously …

10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …

The Great Debt Delusion: How Math Keeps Proving Austerity Wrong

The austerians' foundational text lost a battle with Excel -- and reality

Relationships Are More Important Than Ambition

There's more to life than leaving home.<p>This month, many of the nation's best and brightest high school seniors will receive thick envelopes in the mail announcing their admission to the college of their dreams. According to a 2011 survey, about 60 percent of them will go to their first-choice …

The Jobs Crisis at Our Best Law Schools Is Much, Much Worse Than You Think

More than a fifth of students from some top-tier programs are underemployed.<p>(Wikimedia Commons)<p>The barren job market for law school grads has become a familiar reality by now. But here's something that tends to get lost in the story: The problem isn't just about no-name law schools churning out …

The real problem with law schools: Too many lawyers.

A crisis is looming in legal education. Last month, a notable group of legal educators who call themselves the Coalition of Concerned Colleagues …

'We're Going to Have a Crisis': David Stockman's Stark Warning for America

The onetime Reagan budget chief has gone from supply-side guru to prophet of doom -- and his new book predicts stormy times ahead for the U.S.<p>David Stockman, formerly a leading conservative Reaganite, now blames some of the economic program that he once supported for the 2008 meltdown and sluggish …

What 100 Years Look Like

Portraits of centenarians<p><b>Portraits of Happy Thoughts</b><p>Outside of that Smuckers-sponsored Willard Scott segment on the <i>Today Show</i> and the occasional hyperbolic news item on the rise of STDs in rest homes, we rarely see imagery of people over a certain age -- unless they're famous, and being trotted out …