‘We need human interaction’: meet the LA man who walks people for a living | The Guardian | September 2016 He walks humans for $7 a mile around the streets and park near his home, pioneering an alternative to dog walking that requires no leash, just an ability to walk, talk and, above all, listen.
Why We Should Memorize | The New Yorker | January 2013 The best argument for verse memorization may be that it provides us with knowledge of a qualitatively and physiologically different variety: you take the poem inside you, into your brain chemistry if not your blood, and you know it at a deeper, bodily level than if you simply read
The Impact of Computer Usage on Academic Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Trial at the United States Military Academy | May 2016 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology via Inside Higher Ed As reported by Inside Higher Ed: When faculty members at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point took away students’ computers and tablets in an introductory economics courses, their
Books are back: Printed book sales rise for first time in four years as ebooks suffer decline | The Telegraph | May 2016 This year’s annual report shows physical book sales up to £2.76 billion in 2015 from £2.748 billion in 2014. Digital sales dropped from £563m to £554m, the first year-on-year fall since 2011 when PA started measuring e-book