How we experience the circumstances of our lives often determines whether or not we find them traumatizing. The presence of caring adults who help children to decode the ever-unfolding situations of their worlds is a great protective buffer for the child.
Much of the reporting on now-former CIA Director David Petraeus has been filled with factual detail. But a piece on the front page of the same day's Boston Globe, modeled another side of journalism -- the ugly practice of protecting anonymous cheap shots.
Harvard Kennedy School's Paul Peterson recently spoke with us about the challenges facing the U.S. education system. Peterson points to us falling ...
Much has been made of the differences between these two presidential rivals, President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. But are they so different after all?
I should have known that appearances can be deceiving. For the past few months, I've been on the road promoting Pendulum:How Past Generations Shape O...
I have been reminded of the Moynihan-Buckley debate as I watch the brittle contest for the Senate in Massachusetts where Republican Scott Brown is trying to defend his seat from challenger Elizabeth Warren.
Your kid's future alma mater isn't cookie-cutter, so why should your college tour accommodations be?
The other day I was meeting with a book club, and a woman asked me, "How do you write oh-sh** moments? You know what I mean. When a character suddenly realizes everything is about to hit the fan. I responded that, "It helps if you've lived through thousands of them." I know, because I have.
Will it make any difference who is elected president? The choice is between incumbent with a Harvard degree and a challenger with two Harvard degrees. Regardless of the outcome, we can not return to those halcyon days of the plebeian Presidency.
Drones have had a bad month.
These past warm months have been especially riddled with revelations of academic dishonesty. And the scandals have been extensively covered by the media.
This past week, I heard about a scientific breakthrough that could eventually allow people to create living beings, possibly even human ones, on command, age be damned.
Let us strongly urge our doctors, the administrators of the larger practices many of them are rapidly joining, and their affiliated hospitals to attract us as patients and as referrers for our loved ones and friends.
Now Mitt Romney has begun his charm offensive. We must remember that it is a lie. America is not a corporation. I want a president treating me as a person, not as a data point on a spreadsheet, waiting to be minimized.
MOOCs and other learning resources are reshaping how people prepare for employment. With clarity around job requirements, lots of learning options, assessments that let learners show what they know.
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