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2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully
by Maria Popova How to be alone, wake up from illusion, master the art of asking, fathom your place in the universe, and more. After the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books and best science books, here are my favorite books on psychology and philosophy published this year, along with the occasional letter and personal essay — genres that, at their most excellent, offer hearty helpings of both disciplines. Perhaps more precisely, these are the year’s finest books on how to live sane, creative, meaningful lives. (And since the subject is of the most timeless kind, revisit the selections 2013, 2012, and 2011.) Werner Herzog is celebrated as one of the most influential and innovative filmmakers of our time, but his ascent to acclaim was far from a straight trajectory from privilege to power. Solitude, the kind we elect ourselves, is met with judgment and enslaved by stigma. Sam Harris by Bara Vetenskap Harris writes: Our minds are all we have. Mastery requires endurance. Related:  LITERATURE

2013 - a list by lienturoyarzun-362-148706 50 Must-Read Psychology Books Reading is the supreme “lifehack” — distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours. And the more you know about social psychology and human behavior, the better. At Help Scout we have learning stipend (here’s why) for our teammates so you can buy as many books as you need. You’re probably not surprised to hear that I’ve built myself quite the collection of psychology books. Lucky me. I can’t think of a single better way to empower yourself than that. Note: While all of the books below will deal with the human mind, not all of them are purely scientific. 1.) Buy the book: In my humble opinion, the greatest general overview of social psychology ever written. This book seems to be in such high demand that the Amazon prices are often outrageous. A must-read if you can obtain it, consider it the best presentation of “social psychology 101” ever. 2.) A true classic. 3.) 4.) Mr. 5.) 6.) 7.) Ha!

10 Movies That Could Change Your Understanding Of Life Every movie has the ability to affect its viewer differently. Some films evoke wonder and excitement, while others provoke fear or sorrow, but a commonality among all films is a prevailing message or theme. Some films can summon such profound questions, that it changes the way you perceive life as you once knew it. The following list contains 10 unique movies that do just that. 10) Donnie Darko Richard Kelly’s cult-classic Donnie Darko stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a troubled, sleep-walking teen who is insistent in challenging authority and who is often visited by Frank, a monstrous rabbit that urges Donnie to perform dangerous and destructive pranks. A haunting work of loneliness, alienation and the universal desire for companionship and meaning that’s wrapped in a guise of understated ‘80s nostalgia and head-spinning science fiction mythology, Donnie Darko is a film you shouldn’t miss. What makes Donnie Darko especially fascinating is its take on multiple realities and universes. 9) The Matrix

Top 100 primary books: views from a pupil, a teacher and an author Last week, TES published the top 100 books to read before leaving primary school, as chosen by teachers. The list, which was topped by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, generated a huge response on social media and sparked heated debates about what should and should not have made the final list. Here we hear from a teacher, a pupil and one of the authors on list, which spans everything from Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian to Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss. A pupil’s view: Benji Cartwright is 11 and has read nine out of the top 10 books. “I think some of the books on the list could teach you what other people go through,” he says. A teacher’s view: Kate Pembridge, Year 6 teacher and literacy coordinator at Elmbridge Junior School in Gloucester, said the strong fantasy theme in the list should be treated with caution. “There are pros and cons to otherworldly settings. An author’s view: “A happy ending is even happier than when it's cut through with a bit of relief.

Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning Editor's Note: Drew Minock, who co-wrote this piece, is an elementary teacher, co-founder of the popular education blog Two Guys and Some IPads, and is one of the voices on "The Two Guys Show" podcast. Imagine living in the magical world of Harry Potter, where the school hallways are lined with paintings that are alive and interactive. Now imagine creating an atmosphere like that for your students. Augmented Reality (AR) allows educators and students to do just that: unlock or create layers of digital information on top of the physical world that can be viewed through an Android or iOS device. Most people who interact with AR for the first time have a mind-blowing experience but fail to consider classroom applications. In our elementary school classrooms, we use AR to create active learning experiences hitherto inconceivable, and in the process redefine the learning space! Classroom Applications Not Just Another Fad There are endless ideas and possibilities for using AR.

Things You Will Never Read In A Book Review - The Toast Home » Books » Things You Will Never Read In A Book Review The book provoked one, maybe two thoughts.The author’s critique of modern technology is, in a word, flinching.This story of love, loss and struggle absolutely gives in to categorization.This book was neither a page-turner nor sluggish. I read it at a regular pace.My tears stayed firmly in place, no jerking whatsoever thank goodness.A sunny reimagining of a classic tale.A tamely imaginative debut work.This story grabs you by the collar and then promptly lets go and apologizes for the outburst.I easily and often put the book down.This novel is an untangled web that quickly unravels and stays that wayThis book has a difficult time tying its three disparate narratives together, and that’s just fineA colorless work.367 breathful pagesThis book doesn’t allow me to extrapolate anything about the author.Gonna be honest, I didn’t read the book. Tags: book reviews, cliches, flinching About Author by Jaya Saxena and Matt Lubchansky

Watch movies online and free movies online 70+ book picks from TED speakers and attendees The tables in bookstores can be overwhelming: Every book cover looks appealing, every blurb glows with praise. Sometimes, you just need a recommendation from a human, someone you trust. Below, 10 members of the TED community — with very different points of view — share the books they think you’ll enjoy this summer. Their selections are wonderfully untethered to new releases and bestsellers, with a little something for everyone. Mind-bending fiction, picked by David Eagleman David Eagleman is a neuroscientist whose sensory vest may just expand the limits of human perception. Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges. The Bear by William Faulkner. The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive by Brian Christian. The Arrival by Shaun Tan. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon. Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon. Things That Are: Essays by Amy Leach. Books on art and race, picked by Anne Pasternak

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