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“My Life Today Is the Sum Total of My Past Choices.”

Karla Starr has written for O, The Atlantic, Slate, Popular Science, the Guardian ... where you made a major change very suddenly, as a consequence of reading a book, a conversation with a friend, a m... read more

Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee dead at 95

Lee continued working at the company moving up the ladder earning the right to pen pulp comics that centered around mysteries, westerns and science fiction ... will," Lee said of comic-books and his c... read more

According To Decades Of Science These Are The 5 Ways To Fall Asleep And Beat Insomnia

In a study, I and my coauthor, Dan Keldsen, did for The Gen Z Effect, we found that 10% of people, across all age groups ... flat panel LED TVs can be just as bad. The alternative? Read a paper book. ... read more

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How Books and Television Affect Your Brain Differently, According to Science

There’s a perception that books are good, while TV is bad. Spend a day curled up ... happened regardless of the child’s age, gender, and economic background. In the same year, a study was done on how ... read more


Why Is Everyone So Negative About Living to 120?

If science can prolong life ... living longer could have been influenced by popular culture. At a Future Tense event on Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C., Sonia Arrison, author of the book 100 Plus: How the ... read more

Pauline Kael Gets the Last Word in 'What She Said'

We had that in common, and I enjoy reading him as I ... of the authors of said books he has in his house. As if in answer to Indiana, “What She Said” director Graver shows Kael saying in an old TV int... read more

Twilight: 25 Things Edward Cullen Did Before The First Movie

He, unfortunately, perished before he became of age, but in Stephenie Meyer's unpublished ... Edward spent his night hours reading books, studying languages, science, and business. Edward and his adop... read more

The last man who knew everything

In the Middle Ages there were any number of friars, like Vincent of Beauvais, who had absorbed more or less all that could be gotten from books; the jottings of these ... the latest modern experimenta... read more

Harlan Ellison’s Death Raises a #MeToo Quandary

He found escape in science fiction, not just as reading material but also in the ... The selling point of these books was that they featured taboo-breaking stories, a popular way to market books in th... read more

Jonah Lehrer Resigns From The New Yorker After Making Up Dylan Quotes for His Book

All contributed to the rise of Jonah Lehrer ... to prominence writing about science in the mold of Malcolm Gladwell or David Brooks through his blog on Wired.com, which then moved to The New Yorker, a... read more

Brookings created a blueprint to help countries around the world radically transform education

They also need to go beyond teaching children math, science, and reading. Those skills are ... going beyond worksheets and tests. The book doesn’t weigh in on whether a particular innovation is good o... read more

Fast food designed to keep you hungry

I recently had some of my ideas about the food industry overturned, after reading Dr Kessler's book, The End of Overeating ... adults would gain a few kilograms between 20 and 40 years of age, and the... read more



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