Amy Carter and Jimmy Carter participate in a speed reading course at the White House, February 22, 1977.

Speed Reading and Comprehension

Does "speed reading" always decrease comprehension? 
cute puppy

Anthropomorphism’s Pros and Cons

Humans see our own expressions everywhere, especially on dolphins and domesticated pets.

Menstrual Literacy

In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, Pagan Kennedy explored the history of menstrual products. JSTOR scholarship offers further insights.
Art Gallery of New South Wales

Everyone’s a Curator

Should the term curator be used broadly or narrowly? Can it cover professional museum curators as well as Pinterest boards?
Libby Adler with Julian Denver CO Jul 28, 1943 Libby and Julian Adler enjoying romantic times. Collection of The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford

The Urban-Rural Happiness Gradient

People with higher IQs may be happier in the city; they can adjust to the faster pace and more complex lifestyle there.
Bilinguals

Bilinguals Do It Better

Recent research by Katherine Kinzler adds to the plethora of evidence that bilinguals enjoy mental advantages.
college admissions

Rethinking College Admissions

It’s news to precisely no one that college admissions still favor the rich. A number of studies in recent years have explored the process.
Moral Outrage

The Importance of Being Outraged

Studies by psychologists, behavioral scientists, political theorists, and economists suggest that moral outrage has social benefits.
Image taken from page 5 of 'Sense and Sensibility'

Jane Austen and Adaptation

In The Atlantic on Sunday, Devony Looser discussed the 20-year-old film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.
Hilary Clinton with Buddy

Hillary Clinton and Feminism

Hilary Clinton’s political career has long drawn the attention of scholars and pundits alike.