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4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Washington University in St. Louis

20 Poets on the Meaning of Poetry

We’ve been thinking about poet Meena Alexander’s incredible address to the Yale Political Union, in which she refers to Shelley’s 1821 essay, <i>A</i> …

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often …

7 November (1922): T.S. Eliot to Ezra Pound

<i>T.S. Eliot lived in Missouri, St. Louis, Boston, and Paris before moving to England in 1914, where he quickly befriended Ezra Pound. Pound admired</i> …

Literature

Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps

Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens". In other words, teenagers are still on Facebook; they're just not using it as much as they did. It was a landmark statement, since teens are the …

The Legend of Giants: A New Mural by Natalia Rak | Colossal

<p>This is a great new mural by Polish artist and graphic designer Natalia Rak that was painted as part of the Folk on the Street art festival in …

5 Key Attributes to Look For in the Perfect Startup Hire

<i>Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.</i><p>Hiring for a startup is much different than hiring for a large company or a …

Don’t Trust Anyone Who Offers You the Answer

Two and a half thousand years ago, the Greek philosopher Socrates was put on trial for corrupting the youth of Athens and failing to respect the gods; he was sentenced to death for those crimes.<p>The real motivation behind the charges, however, seems to have been that Socrates had exposed broad …

Do you know where your children go online?

Thirty years ago, children were taught never to accept sweets from strangers, but the equivalent modern message, about staying safe online, doesn't seem to be getting through. For all its positives, the online world is full of potential hazards to young people. Sexting, bullying and sexual …

Celebrating 100 years of the crossword

MR James timed his to boiling an egg, Bill Clinton did his on Air Force One and they make John Humphrys cross. On the 100th anniversary of the crossword, Alan Connor argues that cryptics are easier than quicks<p>Earlier this year, John Humphrys gasped an incredulous "No!" at the idea that cryptic …

The trouble with democracy

Government shutdowns, petty policy squabbles, voter disaffection – democracy doesn't seem to work very well. But what's the alternative? And can we rely on muddling through?<p>It has been a bad few months for western democracy. Over the summer we discovered that while democratic citizens and their …

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

Competitive 'interestingness': the new social disease?

We’re all constantly trying to 'out-interesting’ each other – at dinner parties, on social media, in our careers. Polly Vernon asks, when did being normal stop being OK?<p>At a recent drinks party, I met a man who said he was chive-phobic. “You’re afraid of chives?” I said. “Yes.” “The herb?” “I have …

What I'm Reading: Photographer Bill Rose

What I’m Reading: Photographer Bill Rose<p>Inside Flipboard / November 6, 2013<p>Photographer Bill Rose is on a mission to document the last signs of …

60 Stylish Bachelor Pad Bedroom Ideas

The general perception out there is that bachelor pads are poorly kept spaces that bear a striking resemblance to haphazardly designed dorm rooms. …

The Simpsons has been tricking you into learning maths for decades

It's no secret that the longest-running American sitcom is also one of the smartest. Academics have pored over <i>The Simpsons</i> for its insights into …

3 Weird Things Breakfast Does To Your Brain

The day’s purportedly most important meal is more than meets the eye: science shows that the <b>when</b> and <b>what</b> of your breakfast transforms how your mind works the rest of the day.<p>How so? As a new paper published in the <i>Frontiers of Human Neuroscience</i> argues, breaking your fast is a many-faceted thing. …

Weird

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

How CEOs Stay So Productive

Even the bigwigs get tempted by the latest cat video. They just figured out how to kick the habit with some simple mind hacks and easy-to-use apps.<p><i>“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”</i>-–Paul J. …

When Leaders Fail

I read a fascinating article in Wired recently about how Google has failed to respond appropriately to rise of Facebook and other social networking …

15 Things Successful People Do

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”<p>Whether in business or …

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

The Week in Review: Magazines for Nobel Laureate Wannabes

Inside Flipboard / October 11, 2013<p>It’s been a big week for a select few of the world’s leading scientists and artists as the recipients of the 2013 …

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