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Learn to Think Productively, Creatively, and Rationally

The wisdom of this book can be summed up as follows


“Letting go of conventional wisdoms that torment us. Letting go of the artificial limits that hold us back – and of the fear of admitting what we don’t know. 1,604 more words

Books

A Month for Me...Podcasts (Day 4)

When you spend less time watching TV, it inevitably frees up time for other things. In this case…podcasts. It’s nice to have another option for when I’m out walking, on the train (when I can’t get a seat to actually sit down and read a book), or working around the house. 878 more words

Healthy Living

Reflections on Multiculturalism in Education

This was my final paper for a class on multiculturalism in education.

There are currently two conflicting developments within the field of education. On the one hand, policies such as No Child Left Behind and Common Core have demonstrated a push for national standards, to ensure that students all over the country get the same quality of education. 1,849 more words

Politics

POST #37: Beating the Brexit Blues!

Okay, everyone – GCSE exams are finally over, and I’m on a plane at the moment, jetting over to New York! As you know, I haven’t posted anything for a while, and so, as a reward for all of you for sticking with me, and also as a reward for myself for surviving 25 public exams, here’s a very long, very serious, post!  1,149 more words

Opinion

Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is in the very similar vein as the bestseller titled Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. 276 more words

If Your Dad Liked Freakonomics, Then You Should Get Him...

Looking for the perfect book to give dad for Father’s Day this year? If your dad liked Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner… 214 more words

Weekly Features

April - Read a non-fiction book... Freakonomics

So, non-fiction month… I don’t often read non-fiction, but I do really enjoy them when I do. I started Freakonomics about a couple of years ago, read the first couple of chapters/essays and enjoyed it, but then popped it back into the bedside table pile and didn’t get back to it. 241 more words

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