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The 15 Oldest Universities in the World

The history of the concept of education and schooling is fascinating. Psychology Today gives an overview of how it all developed to where we are now. To briefly summarize, education began back when man were hunter-gatherers. Children would educate themselves through play and exploration. As societies developed and people practiced farming, adults discovered that learning […]

How College Students Can Avoid Falling Asleep While Reading

Midterms are right around the corner, which means you’ll be studying more than usual. It seems like the solution is to stay up late and read. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, that’s the worse thing you can do for yourself. They explain, “First, a sleep-deprived person cannot focus attention optimally and […]

Scientist Develop a New Font That Can Improve Your Memory

The written word has a fascinating history. Historians believe that writing may have been invented three times in three different parts of the world. Denise Schmandt-Besserat of the University of Texas at Austin explains more in her paper, The Evolution of Writing. “Of these three writing systems, therefore, only the earliest, the Mesopotamian cuneiform script, […]

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10 Books That Jeff Bezos Recommends Downloading to Your Kindle

Hard to believe but Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1994. It all began when Bezos put together a list of products that could be profitable if there was an online marketplace to purchase them. Among the list were compact discs, computer hardware, software, videos, and books. Bezos settled on books among all the products he […]

10 Skills You Can Learn Fast? (That Are Actually Useful)

It’s true, learning a new skill can help you do better in school or excel in your career. It’s easy to shy away from the idea because of the thought, “I don’t have the time to educate myself.” Luckily, not all skills that are important in your career or schooling require a class or week-long […]