Jeremy Young

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It's no longer illegal to rip CDs

An update to UK copyright law means that from 1 June 2014 it will no longer be illegal to make copies of CDs -- or ebooks or any other media -- that …

Canadians Will Get a Taco Bell Breakfast Menu If and Only If They Take Justin Bieber Back

Yesterday, Taco Bell rolled out its highly anticipated breakfast menu and, naturally, the chain’s president, Brian Niccol, took to Reddit to host an …

CloudGOO’s New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive

CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smush together all your cloud-based file storage accounts to form one big cloud drive in the sky. That is, the app aggregates your cloud drive accounts into one mobile interface, then uses that …

Video games sequels, while often inferior, allow adaptation to new technologies

· Mar 28, 2014 Share Tweet<p>Like many movies, many video games also have sequels, and just like movie sequels, video game sequels can range from …

10 Most Commonly Misused Words

Think you’re the best writer or speaker in the world? After viewing this infographic of the 10 most commonly misused words, you may want to think …

Dead Poets Society Is a Terrible Defense of the Humanities

The beloved film's portrayal of studying literature is both misleading and deeply seductive.<p>I’ve never hated a film quite the way I hate <i>Dead Poets Society</i>. I expect that them’s fighting words, at least in some quarters; at least I hope they are. Because I’m trying to pick a fight here.<p>I was in the …

Reading Comprehension: Paper or Screen?

In a recent post, I critiqued the claims in Ferris Jabr’s Scientific American article, “Why the Brain Prefers Paper” that addressed the differences …

Professors Peeved to Learn They Don’t Own What They Teach Online

It took a year for Christopher Nelson to create a course for a new online degree program in philosophy at South Texas College, where he had to …

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz<p>Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the …

Why is Asking ‘Why’ Important in Life? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you’re a child ‘why’ is a question regularly, from the most obvious of questions to the more complicated. It’s a part of growing up and, …

Is the Essay like Reality TV?

In an article about the contemporary form of the essay, Adam Kirsch states, “The new essay is exclusively about the self with the world serving only …

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom

<i>This is a a guest post by Jon Bergmann, pioneer in the Flipped Class Movement.</i><p>As the school year starts, many teachers are wanting to implement …

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Maurice Mitchell<p>2/05/2014 05:00:00 AM CaptainAmerica, Comics, hulk, Infographics, marvel, Movies, wolverine<p>Find out which movie studio owns which …

The Myth of the Super Teacher

I prepared for my first teaching gig undaunted by my lack of experience. After all, I had a literature degree from a prestigious liberal arts school, …

Our View: Rejection of median-strip panhandling ban right call for Portland

There is something disturbing about seeing men and women standing near the roadway holding signs and asking for help. It’s hard to ignore a …

New Craft Essay From Chuck Palahniuk - 'Consider This: Coping'

Good news for you, LitReactors: Starting this year, Chuck Palahniuk has decided to launch a new series of craft essays, the first of which is …

Learn to Become a Phenomenal Storyteller with Pixar's 22 Writing Rules

Storytelling is an important skill, whether you're a professional writer or not. Who better to teach us about excellent storytelling than the …

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The Decline of the American Book Lover

And why the downturn might be over.<p>The Pew Research Center reported last week that nearly a quarter of American adults had not read a single book in the past year. As in, they hadn't cracked a paperback, fired up a Kindle, or even hit play on an audiobook while in the car. The number of …

Great English teachers improve students' math scores

This article also appeared here.<p>Better English teachers not only boost a student’s reading and writing performance in the short term, but they also …

Free Philip K. Dick: Download 13 Great Science Fiction Stories

“Beyond the Door”<p>”Beyond Lies the Wub”<p>“Mr. Spaceship”<p>“Piper in the Woods”<p>“Second Variety”<p>“The Crystal Crypt”<p>“The Defenders”<p>“The Eyes Have It”<p>“The Gun”<p>…

Does grammar matter? Yes, it does.

The highest compliment I ever paid an editor was to say that she had changed the way I think about commas. That may not sound like much, but it was revolutionary to me. Commas, punctuation, good grammar -- these are precision tools, designed for clarity. If you're a writer, they're all you have.<p>But …

Star Wars: The Empire Striketh Back by William Shakespeare

Some silly knaves claim that Geroge Lucas, the 17th Earl of Oxford, wrote the <i>Star Wars</i> plays. But this is sheer rouguery. Indeed, it was the Bard of …

See 100 Years of Blockbuster Movies in 5 Minutes

The cinema has grown up a great deal since its early days, but some things never change. This video, which brings together moments from every film to …

Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry

Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors …

Song Created Using Scenes from WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Kristen Stewart Is A Poet Now And Wrote Some Beautiful Words About Wiffle Ball

Watch out, Shia LaBeouf, there’s a new unappreciated artistic genius in Hollywood, and she might as well be wearing a bag on her head, because she never changes her blank expression anyway. That artist is, of course, Kristen Stewart, the star of such blockbusters as <i>Twilight</i> and the other <i>Twilight</i> …