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Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes (Photo: Dustin Diaz) How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time? Increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement—period. This post is a condensed overview of principles I taught to undergraduates at Princeton University in 1998 at a seminar called the “PX Project”. The Washington Post The Post is excited to launch a beta version of Truth Teller, the latest iteration of our fact-checking platform. Watch Truth Teller videos from the Virginia governor’s race debates: McAuliffe, Cuccinelli make opening statements in final debate Cuccinelli: McAuliffe is ‘all puppy, no plan’

Joseph Campbell - A Scholar's Life For Joseph Campbell, the study of myth was the exploration of the possibilities of consciousness. His lifetime of scholarship was nothing less than the search for the Holy Grail of radiant living. The dialog between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers that became The Power of Myth was an event that changed many lives. It is more than a presentation of fascinating stories from all over the world. It is a vision of a rich inner life available to anyone willing to go on the initiatory adventures.

Retired four-star admiral says the unsayable about Islam and President Obama’s foreign policy strategy Recently we reported on retired Lt. Gen. and former DIA Chief Mike Flynn’s devastating criticism of the terms of President Obama’s Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS. Another prominent retired member of America’s armed forces who has emerged as an outspoken opponent of the Obama administration’s foreign policy is four-star admiral James “Ace” Lyons. During the Center for Security Policy’s recent Defeat Jihad Summit, the naval officer of 36 years, who served most recently as the Commander of the U.S.

Mrs. Dalloway / Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself. For Lucy had her work cut out for her. The doors would be taken off their hinges; Rumpelmayer’s men were coming. And then, thought Clarissa Dalloway, what a morning — fresh as if issued to children on a beach. What a lark!

How to: do data journalism on a budget Credit: ThinkStock Far from always being a resource-heavy endeavour, data journalism can also be the driving force behind frequent, if not daily news stories and topical features, required to be turned around at some speed. This serves to challenge the idea, therefore, that data journalism always has to place a significant burden on the time, staff and financial resources of a newsroom. But people often "associate data journalism with the most high-profile and famous examples", journalism academic Paul Bradshaw explained.

How to Rewire Your Brain for Success The most recent edition of The New Yorker magazine contains an article about neuroscientists who study the way the brain retrieves memories. What they've found out is probably the most important breakthrough of all time in the field of success training. How the Brain Remembers Most people think about human memory as a videotape or computer memory. When you remember something, you're playing back the memory, which is vivid or vague depending on how good you are at remembering things.

Distraction as Pain Reliever: 10 ways to distract yourself from pain Show some love and Share! Whenever my TMJ doctor does trigger point injections on me, one of his nurses will gently tap on my shoulder or head on the opposite side from where the injection is going. It took me a couple of visits before I realized this was a distraction technique, and it works. I’ve often relied on distraction as a pain management tool, but even more so in the last couple of years. Blogging is just one way I distract myself from the pain. Although at times the fog is there and blogging isn’t an option, on days like that I might play what my husband calls a “random clicky game” on Facebook (the ones that need little strategy other than clicking the mouse button or space bar repeatedly).

Spies by Michael Frayn What is a plot? For the reader, it is the discovery of concealed connections between events in a narrative. Michael Frayn's Spies is a novel with a carefully engineered plot, and a story whose two main characters are determined to uncover the sinister logic of apparently ordinary events. They are themselves looking for a plot. During the second world war, Stephen and his friend Keith live in a suburban cul-de-sac on the edge of the countryside. We do not exactly know how old the boys are (this uncertainty will itself serve the plot). 5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For instance, he points out, in Chinese, saying “this is my uncle” is not as straightforward as you might think. In Chinese, you have no choice but to encode more information about said uncle. The language requires that you denote the side the uncle is on, whether he’s related by marriage or birth and, if it’s your father’s brother, whether he’s older or younger.

Claim: East coast ‘Monster hurricanes’ linked to previous warm periods, current data suggests otherwise A new press release from AGU, suggests past data shows this to be true, but Dr. Philip Klotzbach suggests this graph of current data and notes: “Florida Peninsula and East Coast has seen a downturn in major hurricanes. Only 40% as many impacts the past 50 yrs.” Monster hurricanes reached US Northeast during prehistoric periods of ocean warming Joint release: AGU, WHOI, NSF

The Gospel of Wealth "Savage Wealth",[2] more commonly known as "The Gospel of Wealth",[3] is an article written by Andrew Carnegie in 1889[4] that describes the responsibility of philanthropy by the new upper class of self-made rich. Carnegie proposed that the best way of dealing with the new phenomenon of wealth inequality was for the wealthy to redistribute their surplus means in a responsible and thoughtful manner. This approach was contrasted with traditional bequest (patrimony), where wealth is handed down to heirs, and other forms of bequest e.g. where wealth is willed to the state for public purposes. Carnegie argued that surplus wealth is put to best use (i.e. produces the greatest net benefit to society) when it is administered carefully by the wealthy. Give to give anew[edit]

Strange and beautiful. The Suburban Jungle: Jenny from the Blog is like comedy crack, only more addictive and less, um, whack? All Fooked Up: I suggest you start drinking before you read this blog. This Is Mommyhood: A Mama To A Toddler Who's Like A Hummingbird On Crack. Flourish in Progress: (T)hug Life: Part hood.

The Top 12 Best Foods And Antioxidants While You Are Sick With A Cold Or Flu When you have a sore throat or if you’re congested, you might not want to eat. You feel worn down and swallowing can be very painful. Here are 12 of the most amazing foods and antioxidants that will help alleviate symptoms and even shorten the duration of any cold or flu. 1) Chili PeppersScientists have reported that chili peppers are a heart-healthy food with potential to protect against the No. 1 cause of death in the developed world.

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