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Education & Society
Jane Jacobs and the American City
Jane Jacobs, who would have been 100 today and is the focus of the Google Doodle , was a big part of why cities like New York City and Toronto look and feel
When Marriage Was Part of The College Curriculum
Marriage education, seeking to teach dating and marriage on campus, was a reaction to urbanization, industrialization, and the new autonomy of the young.
The Equation for Happiness
Is there an equation for happiness? And if so, can science really define it?
Summer Camp Has Always Been About Escaping Modern Life
The first summer camps presented themselves as an natural alternative to encroaching industrial society.
Do men interrupt more than women? Why? A look at the research on gender and interrupting.
We Didn’t Start the Fire (Neanderthals Did)
Fire was once thought to be a strictly human technology, but new discoveries show that Neanderthals could wield it.
Speed Reading and Comprehension
Does "speed reading" always decrease comprehension?
Do Libraries Still Matter?
With the rise of digital search tools, is there a future for big buildings filled with books and journals? Respondents to an Ithaka S + R survey say yes.
Carla Hayden: Librarian of Congress
Carla Hayden has a history of social justice work in public libraries.
Do You Suffer from Library Anxiety?
What is library anxiety? Librarians and experts discuss how technology is changing students' attitudes toward libraries and librarians.
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