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    Why Social Science Needs Evolutionary Theory

    Evolutionary theory has the potential to transform education and, through it, society.
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    How to Use Blinkist Properly

    There’s a right way and a wrong way to use Blinkist. You’ll still want to do some reading, for one thing.Photograph by Jonathan Grado / Flickr The summer reading for my senior-year A.P. psych class was Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink, the bestseller all about the “power of thinking without thinking”—both its triumphs (fine “snap” judgments) and […]
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    We All Used to Be Geniuses

     To adults learning a second language, it hardly seems fair: As they stumble their way through conjugation drills, fret over grammar textbooks, and fill in worksheets on constructing subordinate clauses, their children sop up the language while finger painting at preschool. Within months, correct syntax pours itself out of the tykes’ mouths, involving no apparent […]
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    How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math

    Sorry, education reformers, it’s still memorization and repetition we need.