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Don't Bother With Yale: Even the Most Excellent Sheep are Still Part of a Herd

Linda Flanagan | Posted 09.16.2014 | Education
Linda Flanagan

Kids lose their childhoods to appease the college admissions Gods (and their parents), endure record rates of depression and anxiety, and arrive on campus stripped of curiosity or self-knowledge. They excel at following orders, hence they are "excellent sheep."

Whatever Happened to Carpe Diem?

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger From coast to coast, the following is happening in homes across the country: Parents are walking...

Escaping the Higher Education Stockholm Syndrome

Daniel Barabasi | Posted 09.03.2014 | College
Daniel Barabasi

I wouldn't be one of the thoroughbreds the article describes, circling an endless track of exams, interviews and extracurriculars just to hit the next career step. At the very least, I'd build my own track.

Teaching Courage

David Van Zandt | Posted 09.03.2014 | College
David Van Zandt

The new emerging creative economy needs highly educated people who will not simply complete tasks, even highly intellectual ones. We need people who can identify and flexibly address and solve complex social and business problems.

Book Review Roundup: Conspiracy Theories And How To Determine A Psychopath

Posted 07.19.2011 | Books

"A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter" by William Deresiewicz Los Angeles Ti...