Writer (most recently, RETHINKING SCHOOL, WELL-EDUCATED MIND [rev. ed] and STORY OF WESTERN SCIENCE), fascinating new projects underway...
Publishers' Lunch tells it like it is.
"Scribd is formally rolling out Snapshots (which launched in beta in February), "designed to offer key insights of a book in about 15 minutes to spark subscribers' interest in reading the book in its entirety." It's "the literary...
Advice from Europe's first book of etiquette, 1559: "And when thou hast blown thy nose, do not open thy handkerchief to glare upon thy snot, as if thou hadst pearls and Rubies fallen from thy brains."
Human nature really doesn't change.
"New research in biomechanics suggests that young people [who look at their phones all the time] are developing hornlike spikes at the back of their skulls — bone spurs caused by the forward tilt of the head, which shifts weight from the spine to the muscles at the back..."