Nicholas Kasarda

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'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

Education

7 Mantras for Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation and Hope

Earlier today, I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree. They …

Old Age

Concussions make lasting changes to the brain, even after you feel fine

We don’t know what those changes actually mean.<p>In Canada, many kids are on ice skates before they can walk. But they don’t get to start slamming into each other until they’re around 11, when they can sign up for full contact hockey. Unsurprisingly, that’s also the age when the baby Wayne Gretzky’s …

The Brain

Next-level roast chicken

This roast chicken is fairly miraculous all by itself. But combined with a rosemary potato pancake and mushroom sauce, it's over the top — a hearty and flavorful fall meal that will make the family happy.<p><b>Greek-Style Roast Chicken With Rosemary Potato Pancake and Mushroom Sauce</b><p>4 SERVINGS<p>Serve with …

Latkes

Cocaine Advertising of the 1970s-1980s

In the late seventies through the mid-eighties, it wasn’t uncommon to find cocaine related products advertised in your standard men’s magazine (ex. …

Cocaine

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with a Bacon, Mustard and Walnut Vinaigrette

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.<p>Toss the Brussels sprouts with 2 tablespoons of the oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. …

Brussels Sprouts

LSD-bunked: How Research Is Finally Separating The Facts From The Myths Surrounding Acid

LSD has had a colorful history since its accidental discovery by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann. Cycling around the picturesque city of Basel while …

Southern Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

We Southerners know our way around the kitchen.<p>There are some dishes that every Southerner should know how to make. From barbecue and biscuits to …

Cooking

When You're Not Working Because Of Depression And Anxiety

When You’re Not Working Because of Depression and Anxiety was published on The Mighty.<p>Written by Chronic Worrier<p>As if the challenges you have to face living with and trying to battle mental illness (in my case, recurring severe anxiety and depression) aren’t enough, there’s also the feeling of …

Mental Health

13 questions that will change your life

When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard …

Self-improvement

This Is Why People Lose Interest in Sex, According to a New Study

The best long-term relationships come with security and support, but one side effect of being in it for the long haul with your S.O. could be a loss …

Account Suspended

Staying out late two days a week is worse for your health than you think

Even if you get the recommended seven or more hours of sleep on the weekends, you may ruin your week if you pass out at 3am and wake up at 11. Researchers call this social jet lag: even if you get the same number of hours of sleep you’d get on a weeknight, your inconsistent bedtimes may still …

Sleep

Conspiracy Theorists Have a Fundamental Cognitive Problem, Say Scientists

And it can affect all of us.<p>The world’s a scary, unpredictable place, and that makes your brain mad. As a predictive organ, the brain is on the …

North Carolina State University

20 Little Reality Checks That All Of Us Desperately Need, Every Now Then

Staring in the face of reality isn't an uncommon feat, yet I'm sure these truths will pinch you like a necessary evil. Truth Potato is giving us …

Self-help

Surprising alternatives to Europe’s most overcrowded cities

European Travel

Chefs reveal the only 3 supermarket brands of rice worth buying

Cooking can be daunting. Whether you're making steak or pasta, there's always the fear you'll make a mistake and mess up the meal.<p>And although it may seem like a simple side, rice is something that a lot of of cooks — pros and amateurs — have a hard time getting right.<p>Half the battle is starting …

Restaurants

Lack of Sleep is (Literally) Killing You: Here's Why and What to Do, According to Science | Inc.com

You probably want to hit that snooze alarm as much as I do or find yourself asleep on a 10AM flight when you should be at peak alertness. It's an indication of how tired we are--everyone knows that.<p>But what you might not know is how much damage our lack of sleep is doing.<p>Professor Matthew Walker, …

Sleep
Psychedelia

Mediocrity Is a Virus. Here's How to Banish It Completely | Inc.com

Little things become big things.<p>When you justify and allow even little things into your life which your intuition warns you against, you permit a virus to enter your life. It spreads to other areas.<p>When you introduce a change to any system, you simultaneously change the whole system. The other …

Self-improvement

The infralimbic cortex: A window into cocaine addiction

Recent research published in the <i>Journal of Neuroscience</i> examines a part of the brain that plays an important role in addiction: the infralimbic …

Know When -- and What -- to Give Up in Order to Move Forward

Giving up is often looked down upon but can be your key to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s likely that you’ve seen this meme pop up in your Facebook feed from time to time: A mugshot of Winston Churchill, with his characteristic bow tie and cigar, rallying …

Business Strategy
Startups (India)

This Is How To Be The Best Version Of Yourself Every Day

Ever took a moment out of a random day to just wonder about life and what you’re really doing? Are you working in the field you like? Are you with …

Startups (India)

A therapist outlines the 3 main reasons people never change

<i>Katherine Schafler is a New York City-based psychotherapist with 14 years' counseling experience.</i><p>1. True change is about taking personal accountability<p>The first reason is best explained by the father of psychology himself, Sigmund Freud:<p><i>"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom</i> …

Self-help

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22 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22

<b>1.</b> Confidence is built on accomplishments.<p><b>2.</b> Failure is the foundation of success; the more you fail the more you will succeed. Do not fear failure.<p><b>3.</b> No amount of schooling or research is a substitute for experience.<p><b>4.</b> Overall happiness and success is built on discipline.<p><b>5.</b> You are as good as the …

Selfies

34 Struggles Only People Living With Social Anxiety Can Relate To

1.<p>Wanting to play Pokemon Go but your anxiety keeps you in from walking around because you might have to interact with people <<p>— Social Anxiety …