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In the News 21.08.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

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In the News 21.08.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets


 

1. 75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life

“In 1938 Harvard University began following 268 male undergraduate students and kicked off the longest-running longitudinal studies of human development in history. The study’s goal was to determine as best as possible what factors contribute most strongly to human flourishing.”

Read the rest of this article at Feel Guide

 


 

2. What to do about the envy we’re all quietly dying from inside

“. . . the spirit of modern society is one of intense equality, which is a torture in terms of envy, for when egalitarian ambitions circulate in societies that tell themselves that anyone can do anything, the experience of envy goes into over-drive. We don’t envy everyone, we do so only when we think their advantages are within our reach. So when almost everything feels like it could be ours (but a lot never can be), the opportunities for envy grow dangerously large.”

Read more & view the time line at The Philosopher’s Mail

 


 

3. What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos

“When we’re proof reading our own work, we know the meaning we want to convey. Because we expect that meaning to be there, it’s easier for us to miss when parts (or all) of it are absent. The reason we don’t see our own typos is because what we see on the screen is competing with the version that exists in our heads.”

Read the rest of this article at Wired

 


 

4. Plagiarism today: do you know what dishonesty looks like?

“Media ethicist Kelly McBride joins guest host Stephen Quinn to discuss the recent rash of plagiarism accusations.”

Read the rest of this article at CBC

 


 

5. Inventive, Cheaper Tools for Learning a Language

“To learn a new language travelers often turn to time-tested solutions like Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur or actual classes with native speakers. Yet a number of new, creative and often more affordable tools are aiming to help you rattle off ‘table for two’ and ‘how much does this cost?’ in no time.”

Read the rest of this article at The New York Times


P.S. previous articles & more by P.F.M.

 

 

[image : photography by maria sundin via lace in the desert]

 
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