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Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean to Him

<i>Michiko Kakutani, the chief book critic for The New York Times, interviewed President Obama about literature on Friday at the White House. Here are excerpts from the conversation, which have been edited and condensed.</i><p><b>These books that you gave to your daughter Malia</b> <b>on the Kindle,</b> <b>what were they? S</b><b>ome</b> …

Books

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills <i>aren't</i> as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.<p>Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking …

Education

The Danger of Claiming That Rights Come From God

It’s understandable that many religious Americans, particularly those who are not very concerned about church-state separation, would be fond of …

After a terrorist attack, we grow fearful. Here’s what that does to our brains.

Seven lessons from reporting on the psychology of fear<p>9/11 brought America into a new era of fear. As Vox’s Alvin Chang explains, after the attacks, American’s level of fear stayed permanently elevated, despite the fact the world has become arguably safer.<p>It’s a testament to the subtle …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …