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Study Hacks. Deep Habits: Read a (Real) Book Slowly January 5th, 2015 · 33 comments A Call to Read Maura Kelly begins her 2012 manifesto in The Atlantic with a Pollan-esque exhortation: Read books.

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As often as you can. Kelly is just one voice in the growing Slow Reading movement (c.f.., here and here). There was a time when intellectual engagement necessarily included long hours reading old-fashioned paper tomes. Read more » Thinking is Uncomfortable but Exciting December 30th, 2014 · 12 comments Thoughts on Thinking “Thinking [is] a very special type of psychic activity, very uncomfortable, but also very exciting…” This quote comes from the influential twentieth century classicist, Eric Havelock. What strikes me is that Havelock describes demanding cognition as both uncomfortable and exciting. These two adjectives sum up well the sometimes complicated experience of deep work. I don’t have a specific suggestion to offer here. Deep Habits: Three Tips for Taming Undecidable Tasks Deciding the Undecidable. Honestly WTF. A Beautiful Mess. Hey, friends!

I'm here to share my new favorite happy hour recipe! It's fresh, herbal-y, and citrus-y. Mojitos were my first favorite cocktail, and I still love them, but finding new combinations is my current obsession. I'm thinking about planting an herb garden on my porch this weekend. Have any of you done this? Needed: White rum, club soda, fresh basil, fresh mint, fresh raspberries, two limes, basil raspberry simple syrup (recipe below). Raspberry Basil Simple Syrup, makes two cups. 1 cup sugar 1 cup water5-10 raspberries 3-6 basil leaves In a small pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer. Allow your syrup to cool completely in the pot, then strain it into a glass or jar. You can keep this syrup covered for two weeks or longer in the refrigerator.

Raspberry Basil Mojito, serves one. 2 ounces white rum1 ounce simple syrupjuice of one lime5 fresh mint leaves, chopped5 fresh basil leaves, choppedfresh raspberries club soda Cheers! My Fridge Food - Recipes you already have in your Fridge. To Do List - 101photography. Book-A-Minute Classics. Got another book report to do?

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English teachers have the inconsiderate habit of assigning mammoth-sized works of literature to read and then actually expecting you to do it. This wouldn't be so bad except that invariably the requisite reading is as boring as fly fishing in an empty lake. Half of those books don't even have discernible plots. And let's face it -- the Cliff's Notes are pretty time-consuming too. Worry no more. "That's nice," you say, "but I don't believe you. " Latest additions: 4/6/12 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. And, on Book-A-Minute SF/F... If you liked Book-A-Minute Classics, try our other Book-A-Minute pages: And try our companion site: RinkWorks Book-A-Minute Classics is a RinkWorks production. Talk Back Talk to us! Legalese.

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