reading a book

How to Read a Book – Book Review

How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren is THE classic text on reading thoughtfully. Is it still worth reading, even though it was last updated in 1972?

As LifeDev turns 5, I explain why I constantly contradict myself.

Last updated: May 15, 2017 Photo by celeste The public library is a phenomena that to this day I still can’t get over. Free knowledge, for anyone. Literally, anyone. I can’t think of an equivalent other than going to a clothing store, “checking out” an outfit, wearing the outfit and returning it in four weeks,… Read more

“Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Post written by Cath Duncan. Photo by brewedfreshdaily For the creative person, fear is always nearby. But in spite of… Read more

Photo by Shermeee. If you’re like me, (a big honkin’ dork), your definition of fun is a little bit different than everyone else’s. For example, I became giddy today because I realized that I had some free time set aside to learn Django, a Python framework. I’m starting a fun little project to create a… Read more

This post was written by Ramsay of The Daily Mind. “Be fluid. Treat each project differently. Be water, man. The best style is no style. Because styles can be figured out. And when you have no style they can’t figure you out.” – Jay-Z Jay-Z is one of the most successful rappers in history. He… Read more

This post is written by Jaclyn Schiff of The Schiff Report. Unless your workday includes multiple references to deadlines, leads and sources, you probably don’t think of yourself as a beat reporter. But maybe you should. Beat reporters focus on covering a specific issue or particular sector over time. News directors say that beat reporting… Read more

Don’t shoot the messenger on this one. But most of all, he simply observes his students, year to year, noting all the obvious evidence of teens’ decreasing abilities when confronted with even the most basic intellectual tasks, from understanding simple history to working through moderately complex ideas to even (in a couple recent examples that… Read more

Most people (including yours truly) get an idea, start working on it, and then realize 40 hours later that it really wasn’t that great of an idea in the first place. This is only after the feeling of “Oh Crap!” settles into your stomach and makes you never want to try working on your own… Read more

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Australian researchers have found that people don’t learn as well when they’re thrown two separate inputs to process at the same time. An example of this inadequate presentation style is the traditional Power Point presentation.   This generally consists of a prepared topic outline on the screen and the lecturer extrapolating the finer points. “It is… Read more

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