Articles on entertainment and education

entertainment and education

Factose intolerance
Cheryl Lowe | 19 December 2014 |
tags: education, philosophy
Why is the word "knowledge" missing in action in many educational documents?

A guide to building the future from the founder of PayPal
Isaiah Berg | 11 December 2014 |
tags: book reviews, entrepreneurship, startups, technology
“The prospect of being lonely and wrong can be unbearable,” writes Peter Thiel.

The Good Reading Guide’s Inaugural Trash Can Awards
Clare Cannon | 09 December 2014 |
tags: best of

‘Chalk and talk’ teaching might be the best way after all
Kevin Donnelly | 24 November 2014 |
tags: education of children, teaching
That seems to be why Chinese students perform so well.

Losses disguised as wins
Mark R. Dixon and Jacob Daar | 17 November 2014 |
tags: casinos, gambling
Here's the science behind casino profits.

Ten books that changed my world
Carolyn Moynihan | 07 November 2014 |
tags: book lists, literature
Less dramatic than it sounds, to be sure, but still formative.

The bitter lessons of unbridled freedom
Francis Phillips | 23 October 2014 |
tags: book reviews, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
The older generation of Russians suffered terribly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Rediscovering a great 19th century novelist
Susan Reibel Moore | 09 October 2014 |
tags: book reviews
How many of us would know the novels of Anthony Trollope if it weren’t for the BBC?

The Sense of Style
Francis Phillips | 08 October 2014 |
tags: book reviews, writing
A controversial Harvard psychologist wants people to ... write better.

Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943
Francis Phillips | 12 September 2014 |
tags: book reviews, Catholic Church, World War II
World War II as a campaign against evil by defenders of the good.

Ten novels to make you passionate about history
Carolyn Moynihan , Francis Phillips and Michael Cook | 03 September 2014 |
tags: best of, historical fiction, list, novels
Our suggestions for the best in historical fiction.

Driving to Nebraska: Cinema, human dignity, and the elderly
Daniel Ross Goodman | 28 August 2014 |
tags: ageing, films, human dignity
At times, cinema succeeds where philosophy fails.

To edit, or not to edit your child’s playlist
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 27 August 2014 |
tags: music, parenting, pop culture
Plato was right: music has a serious effect on us.

Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend
Francis Phillips | 26 August 2014 |
tags: book reviews, Nelson Mandela
An affecting memoir by Nelson Mandela's jailer.

Vale, Robin Williams, Hollywood’s melancholy funnyman
Zac Alstin | 14 August 2014 |
tags: films, Hollywood, melancholy, suicide
Why do we feel so moved by the death of a man we've never met?

The global race to reinvent the state
Nick Spencer | 07 July 2014 |
tags: book reviews, government, political science
Two journalists from The Economist want to “fix Leviathan” through efficiency and better management.

Does sex have a purpose?
G. Tracy Mehan III | 07 July 2014 |
tags: homosexuality, same-sex marriage
On the answer to this question depends the future of marriage and the family.

Is this the most miserable place on earth?
Francis Phillips | 17 June 2014 |
tags: book reviews, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
A Polish journalist hitchhikes along Russia's remote Kolyma Highway.

The tactics of the “beautiful game”
Steve Georgakis | 12 June 2014 |
tags: soccer, World Cup
Here's your style guide to 30 days of the World Cup

A country priest, a Norwegian heroine, an American lady: bookmarks
Francis Phillips | 11 June 2014 |
tags: book lists
MercatorNet contributors talk about books that have changed the way they see the world.

The Fault in Our Stars
Clare Cannon | 06 June 2014 |
tags: book reviews, teen movies, young adult
Romance, caring, philosophy -- this novel-to-screen teen sensation has it all. Perhaps too much.

10 life lessons from Navy Seal in charge of bin Laden raid
William H. McRaven | 26 May 2014 |
tags: commencement address, education, Navy SEALs
This may just be the best commencement address ever!

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