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The New York Public Library Creates a List of 125 Books That They Love

The New York Public Library sure knows how to celebrate a quasquicentennial. In honor of its own 125th anniversary, it's rolling out a number of treats for patrons, visitors, and those who must admire it from afar. In addition to the expected author talks and live events, Patience and Fortitude, the iconic stone lions who flank the main branch's front steps, are displaying some reading material of their own—Toni Morrison’s 1987 novel Beloved and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age classic The Great ...
Tags: Google, Books, Podcasts, Patricia Highsmith, College, New York City, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, George Orwell, Nypl, Libraries, Literature, Harry Potter, Arthur Conan Doyle, Margaret Atwood, Martin Amis


The Historical Origins of Today’s Campaign Proposals for ‘Free College’

This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. A version of the article below was originally published at HNN. “Free college” is a visible and volatile issue in the Democrat candidates’ presidential campaign platforms. Bernie Sanders has showcased this proposal since 2016. Others, notably Elizabeth Warren, have since echoed the chorus. No Democratic candidate today can afford to ignore the issue, even if it means takin...
Tags: News, Education, Congress, California, Opinion, Kentucky, Virginia, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Harvard, West, United States, Ronald Reagan, Harry Truman, East Coast, University Of California


Electronic Musician Shows How He Uses His Prosthetic Arm to Control a Music Synthesizer with His Thoughts

The techno-futurist prophets of the late 20th century, from J.G. Ballard to William Gibson to Donna Haraway, were right, it turns out, about the intimate physical unions we would form with our machines. Haraway, professor emeritus of the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, proclaimed herself a cyborg back in 1985. Whether readers took her ideas as metaphor or proleptic social and scientific fact hardly matters in hindsight. Her voice...
Tags: Health, Google, Music, Technology, College, Neuroscience, William Gibson, Meyer, Kraftwerk, Born, Hari Kunzru, Daniel, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, University of California Santa Cruz, Donna Haraway


7 powerful books that bring the UN's sustainable development goals to life

Reading, studies show, increases empathy and charitable thinking. Fiction has even been credited with helping readers improve their understanding of others and make changes in their own lives. The UN has identified 17 interconnected goals for a sustainable future, from tackling poverty to climate action. The aim is to achieve all of these goals by 2030. Unesco's Cities of Literature have picked books to reflect each goal. Knowing the power of reading, a network of cities around the glo...
Tags: Books, UK, England, Education, Australia, Iraq, Economics, Sustainability, Unesco, United Kingdom, Innovation, Global development, New Zealand, Nottingham, Un, Melbourne


Scientist Creates a Working Rotary Cellphone

In popular histories of the mobile phone, and of the smartphone in particular, you will rarely see mention of IBM’s 1992 Simon, a smartphone invented before the word “smartphone.” “You could… use the Simon to send and receive emails, faxes, and pages,” writes Business Insider. “There were also a suite of built-in features including a notes collection you could write in [with a stylus], an address book that looked like a file folder, calendar, world clock, and a way to schedule appointments.” Ni...
Tags: Google, Technology, College, Ibm, Simon, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Wim Wenders, Haupt, Lynda Barry, Durham NC Follow, J G Ballard, Instrumentation Division, Justine Haupt


Moral Philosophy on TV? Pretty Much Pop #32 Judges The Good Place

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_032_2-3-20.mp3 Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt discuss Michael Schur's NBC TV show. Is it good? (Yes, or we wouldn't be covering it?) Is it actually a sit-com? Does it effectively teach philosophy? What did having actual philosophers on the staff (after season one) contribute, and was that enough? We talk TV finales, the dramatic impact of the show's convoluted structure, the puzzle of heaven bein...
Tags: Google, Television, College, Philosophy, Michael Schur, Facebook Twitter, Schur, Sam Adams, Todd May, NBC TV, Sophie Gilbert, Spiegel Im Spiegel, Jeremy Bearimy, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres, Brian Hirt


Patient bias may endanger both physicians of today and the future

The truth is: While physicians are not allowed to discriminate against their patients, patients are allowed to discriminate against their physicians. This is particularly true in the private sector, fueled by online physician profiles permitting patients to choose provider characteristics ranging from those as benign as Ivy League training background to those as problematic as […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Watch the Grateful Dead Slip Past Security & Play a Gig at Columbia University’s Anti-Vietnam Protest (1968)

In 1968, the Vietnam War was not a catalyst for protests but a sort of nexus for all other injustices--the part contained elements of the whole: racism, class war, capitalist profiteering, imperialism. It was symptom and cause, much like climate change feels today. In April of that year, one inflection point happened on New York’s Columbia University campus. The University wanted to build a military gym, not on campus, but in Morningside Park, a public space that bordered on Harlem. The ...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, Department Of Defense, University, Columbia University, East Coast, Grateful Dead, Harlem, Garcia, Facebook Twitter, Scully, The University, KCRW, Mickey Hart


Habib leaves with no regrets about the decisions he made at Wits

The vice-chancellor announced he will be heading to SOAS next year The post Habib leaves with no regrets about the decisions he made at Wits appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Article, Jacob Zuma, School of Oriental and African Studies, Wits University, University of Cape Town, Blade Nzimande, Habib, FeesMustFall, University of Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg, Student Protests, Adam Habib, Nehawu, South Africa (country, Colin Bundy


Coupons & Sales: 70% off at Mango, 30% off at Forever 21, 40% off at Nordstrom, & More

Here's where to save on beauty and fashion this weekend.
Tags: Deals, Nordstrom, Shopping, College, Mango


11 Word Art Decor Ideas to Dress Up Your Dorm

Here's how to incorporate word art into your decor.
Tags: Home Decor, College, Wall Decor, Dorm, Dorm Room Design


Peanuts Rock: Watch the Peanuts Gang Play Classic Rock Songs by Queen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey & More

In a very crowded field, Garren Lazar's comical take on Queen’s "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a stand-out. Comical in the literal sense. Lazar, aka Super G, struck a rich vein when he thought to mash the Rolling Stones’ "Sympathy for the Devil" with footage culled from Charles Schulz’s animated Peanuts specials. And over the last six years, he’s mined a lot of gold, using Final Cut Pro to pair familiar clips of a drumming Pigpen, Snoopy slapping a double bass, and the iconic “Linus And Lucy” sc...
Tags: Google, Music, Comedy, Youtube, College, New York City, Chicago, Animation, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Facebook Twitter, Charlie, Lazar, Schroeder, Schulz


5 Incredibly Cute Spring Trends to Start Wearing Now

Read this if you're getting bored of your winter wardrobe!
Tags: College, Trends, Pastels, Cardigans, Spring Fashion Trends, Spring 2020


3 Fresh New Ways to Wear a Biker Jacket, Inspired by Celebs

How to style a faux leather moto jacket like Selena Gomez, Emma Roberts, and Lily Collins, for less.
Tags: Celebs, College, Inspiration, Selena Gomez, Emma Roberts, Celebrity Fashion, Lily Collins, Celebrity Street Style of the Week, Moto Jacket, Faux Leather, Selena Gomez Emma Roberts, Biker Jacket


Hunter Thompson Died 15 Years Ago: Hear Him Remembered by Tom Wolfe, Johnny Depp, Ralph Steadman, and Others

Hunter S. Thompson died on February 20, 2005, fifteen years ago, and ever since we've been wondering aloud what he would make of the state of the world today. Though events have all but cried out for another Thompson to savagely describe and even more savagely ridicule them, what other writer could live up to the formidable standard Thompson set with Hell’s Angels, “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and his other harrowing gonzo-journalistic vi...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, College, Kentucky, Literature, Matt Taibbi, Johnny Depp, Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam, Hunter S Thompson, Mark Twain, Seoul, Keith Richards, Kentucky Derby, Thompson, John Cusack


Fashion Inspired by the Women of Sex Education

If you haven't seen the series Sex Education yet, you're missing out. Here's how to dress like the main women on the show.
Tags: College, Inspiration, Netflix, 1980s, TV fashion, Geek Chic


Inman Success Stories: Nest Realty

Nest Realty is based in Charlottesville, Va. Founder Jonathan Kauffmann and the team had a specific need: to build critical brand awareness.
Tags: Real Estate, Education, Events, Training, Radio, Conference, Sponsorship, CHARLOTTESVILLE Va, Brokerage, Inman Connect, Nest Realty, Lauren Walker, Real Estate Connect, Jonathan Kauffmann, Inman Sponsorship, Inman Success Stories: Nest Realty


How Nina Simone Became Hip Hop’s “Secret Weapon”: From Lauryn Hill to Jay Z and Kanye West

In 1996, the Fugees burst on the scene with “Ready or Not,” and most listeners were not ready: for the ominous, eclectic, Caribbean-inflected production, the smooth, sexy menace of Lauryn Hill’s hook (“you can’t hide / Gonna find you and take it slowly”), or the interplay of references in the breakout star’s rhymes. “Rap orgies with Porgy and Bess / Capture your bounty like Eliot Ness,” Hill raps, and then a few lines later, “So while you’re imitating Al Capone, I’ll be Nina Simone / And...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, Jay Z, Kanye West, West, Broadway, Timbaland, Lil Wayne, Nina Simone, Talib Kweli, Caribbean, Lauryn Hill, Hill, Facebook Twitter


The City of Nashville Built a Full-Scale Replica of the Parthenon in 1897, and It’s Still Standing Today

Photo by Mayur Phadtare, via Wikimedia Commons A recent executive order stating that “the classical architectural style shall be the preferred and default style” for federal buildings in the U.S. has reminded some of other executives who enforced neoclassicicism as the state’s official aesthetic dogma. In the case of the U.S., however, neoclassical building does not draw from ancient sources, but from “a 19th century interpretation of what people were doing in Rome and Athens millennia ago,” as...
Tags: Google, Texas, Greece, Congress, College, America, Nike, History, Rome, Architecture, Athens, Parthenon, Nashville, Las Vegas, Venice, Memphis


The new USMLE Step 1: How your medical school and residency will change

With the advent of countless resources and study aids over the years to help medical students prepare for the USMLE Step 1 exam, ranging from the venerable First Aid review book and Anki flashcard decks, to online tools such as UWorld, Pathoma, SketchyMicro, Firecracker, Amboss, and countless more, the entire process of studying for Step […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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In honor of Black History Month: Thank you to all the doctors breaking boundaries

In honor of Black History Month, I wrote this article to say thank you to all the wonderful black doctors breaking boundaries and exploring careers that would have been unattainable to black people in late 1800 and even early 1900 America. To all the black doctors, your representation in medicine matters a lot. I am […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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New Digital Archive Will Bring Medieval Chants Back to Life: Project Amra Will Feature 300 Digitized Manuscripts and Many Audio Recordings

Among historians of European Christianity, it long seemed a settled question that Irish Catholicism, the so-called “Celtic Rite,” differed significantly in the middle ages from its Roman counterpart. This despite the fact that the phrase Celtic Rite “must not be taken to imply any necessary homogeneity,” notes the Catholic Encyclopedia, “for the evidence such as it is, is in favour of considerable diversity.” Far from an insular religion, Irish Catholicism spread to France, Germany, Switzerland...
Tags: Google, Europe, Music, College, Religion, History, Vienna, Ireland, Dublin, Northern Spain, Patrick, Facebook Twitter, Buckley, Trinity College, Continental Europe, Durham NC Follow


Use the “Eisenhower Matrix” to Manage Your Time & Increase Your Productivity: The System Designed by the 34th President of the United States

"What is important is seldom urgent," said Dwight D. Eisenhower, "and what is urgent is seldom important." Or a t least many believe Eisenhower said that, even if he might have been quoting someone else. Whether or not the 34th President of the United States of America ever spoke those exact words, he must have had a highly effective method of dealing with life's tasks. During Eisenhower's two terms in office, writes Atomic Habits author James Clear, "he launched programs that directly ...
Tags: Google, Productivity, Facebook, Europe, College, Life, White House, Germany, Nasa, United States, Seoul, Eisenhower, Richard Feynman, James Clear, United States of America, Facebook Twitter


The Best Places to Buy Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Accessories

Now you can help the planet and look amazing while doing it.
Tags: Accessories, Featured, Shopping, College, Shoes, Sustainable Fashion, Eco-friendly, Shopping Guide, Eco-friendly Fashion


How to Look Expensive on a College Budget

You don't have to spend a lot to look like a million dollars.
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Hautelinks: Olivia Palermo’s Clothing Line, Stranger Things Trailer, Brit Awards Fashion, & More

Here's what we're reading on the internet right now.
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Bob Marley’s Redemption Song Finally Gets an Official Video: Watch the Animated Video Made Up of 2747 Drawings

Whoever Bob Marley was singing for, it could sound like he’s singing for all of us. Of course, this is received opinion, on the other side of almost 50 years of Marley worship since the Wailers crossed over to a rock audience with Catch a Fire and Clapton’s cover of “I Shot the Sheriff.” Calling Marley an icon is perhaps ironically accurate in ways he would never condone. In death he has become a brand. Though he wrote some beautiful love songs, Marley also didn’t water down his message ...
Tags: Google, Music, England, College, Earth, Brazil, Marley, Bob Marley, Santa Barbara, Facebook Twitter, Clapton, Wailers, Josh Jones, Marcus Garvey, Durham NC Follow, Johnny Cash Joe Strummer


Explore Ancient Athens 3D, a Digital Reconstruction of the Greek City-State at the Height of Its Influence

Today any of us can go Athens, a city with flavorful food, pleasant weather, a picturesque setting, reasonable prices, and a decent subway system. That is to say, we can enjoy Athens as it is, but what about Athens as it was? As one of the oldest cities in the world, not to mention a developmental center of Western civilization itself, its history holds as much interest as its present reality. Despite all the historical research into ancient Greece, we lack a fully accurate image of what...
Tags: Google, Greece, College, History, Architecture, Yale, Athens, Sharp, Seoul, Acropolis, Facebook Twitter, Hyperallergic, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Dimitris Tsalkanis, Tsalkanis


This Note-Taking App Is a Lifesaver For Staying Organized For Class

@cheyanne3378 Organized college life hack!! #college #collegehack #nursingschool #nursing #organized #notes #fyp #foryou #foryoupgae ♬ original sound - cheyannenicrenek Doing well in school usually boils down to one big thing: staying organized. Of course, organization doesn't come as easily to some as it does to others. TikTok user and nursing student @cheyanneicrenek introduced her followers to a genius app called GoodNotes, and there's a reason why her video has already racked up mo...
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How William S. Burroughs Influenced Rock and Roll, from the 1960s to Today

It can be difficult to know what to do sometimes with adding machine heir and Naked Lunch and Junky author William S. Burroughs. In the trickle-down academese of contemporary jargon, he is a “problematic” figure who doesn’t fit neatly inside anyone’s ideological comfort zone, what with his unrepentant heroin addiction, occult weirdness, conspiracy mongering, and extensive firsthand knowledge of criminal underworlds. There was no one better qualified to midwife the counterculture. NME’s L...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Radiohead, David Bowie, States, Thom Yorke, Nme, Steely Dan, Iggy Pop, Thurston Moore, Ministry, Zeppelin, Facebook Twitter, Burroughs, Duke Ellington



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