READING: “Luddites Rejoice! Americans Still Prefer Printed Books” / PBS Newshour ☮

Girl with Coloring BookThe printed book remains the popular choice for readers over their digital counterparts, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

In the past year, 65 percent of U.S. adults surveyed said they read a book in its printed form. 28 percent of people said they read an e-book over the same period, while 14 percent said they listened to an audio book.

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CRITICAL THINKING: “When Biology Meets Cosmology” / Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Richard Dawkins ☮

Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomes ethologist, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins at Hayden Planetarium – Sep 2015.

PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY: “Who are You, Really? The Puzzle of Personality” / TED TALK Vancouver, BC / February 2016 / Brian Little ☮


What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more interested in moments when we transcend those traits — sometimes because our culture demands it of us, and sometimes because we demand it of ourselves. Join Little as he dissects the surprising differences between introverts and extroverts and explains why your personality may be more malleable than you think.