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Can Reading Make You Happier? | The New Yorker | June 2015 For all avid readers who have been self-medicating with great books their entire lives, it comes as no surprise that reading books can be good for your mental health and your relationships with others, but exactly why and how is now becoming clearer, thanks to new research on

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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

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The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom | New Yorker | June 2014 A wealth of studies on students’ use of computers in the classroom supports the notion of banning them.

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Excerpts from Philosophers’ Breakup Letters Throughout History | New Yorker | June 2015 By Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, Plato, Descartes, Sartre, Beauvoir, Kierkegaard, and Locke.

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Why Walking Helps Us Think | The New Yorker | September 2014 Since at least the time of peripatetic Greek philosophers, many other writers have discovered a deep, intuitive connection between walking, thinking, and writing.