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MOOCs and the Coming University Mergers

If you are considering going to college or going back to college in the near future, I recommend you read my last post titled How Universities Are Failing Their Graduates, Part 3. I ended it with: “Dinosaurs are dead. Is higher education...Show More Summary

Give Babies and Young Kids Less Frequent Baths to Reduce Eczema Issues

Ten to twenty percent of children are diagnosed with eczema, a chronic skin condition that causes patches of dry, itchy, and inflamed skin. Experts recommend less frequent baths and daily moisturizing to keep eczema at bay. Read mor...

A grander tour

I HAVE been reading a new book on economic history. Cambridge University Press recently published “The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain” (CEHMB). It is highly recommended. The first edition of the CEHMB was published in 1981 (a few people in the office wistfully remember using that version at graduate school). Show More Summary

4 simple steps to ensure you'll never, ever be tricked by an internet hoax again

Read more on this story. Listen to more of The Week's mini podcasts: In defense of family dinner Your weekly streaming recommendation: Days of Being Wild This week I learned that it was Snow White's mother who wanted her dead, and more You can also find The Week's podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn. More

Finland Walks the Line: “They Were Testing How We’d React…”

2 days agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

The WaPo interviewed Finland’s President and Foreign Minister recently, and the discussion is one of the most diplomatic yet frank and realistic exchanges I have read in some time. I recommend the whole thing to you, especially a clear...Show More Summary

Ideal gifts: Rekindle your love of reading with Kindle Paperwhite and The Circle by Dave Eggers

In the Ideal Gifts series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for gifts to give this holiday season. I love reading, but never got around to the book store or library as much as I’d like, so it’s suffered over the years. Show More Summary

What to drink with Thanksgiving dinner - Part I

Still at a loss for what to drink with your Thanksgiving turkey cake and cherumple on Thursday? We asked local experts to share a few recommendations.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Ideal Gifts: Stack Magazines delivers a monthly dose of beautiful analog reading

In the Ideal Gifts series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for gifts to give this holiday season. Screens are brilliant. My house is filled with laptops, tablets and e-readers for stuffing as much interesting reading as possible into my eyeballs, but there’s still something great about print. Show More Summary

What the Art Stars Read

The following recommended reading lists have been excerpted from An Ideal Syllabus: Artists, Critics, and Curators Choose the Books We Need to Read, a slender little book published in 1998 by Frieze and edited by our own Jerry Saltz. “Too many syllabuses I gathered from colleagues and art schools all... More »

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In defense of family dinner

Read more on this story. Listen to more of The Week's mini podcasts: Let us now praise Billy Joel This week I learned that it was Snow White's mother who wanted her dead, and more Your weekly streaming recommendation: Day of Being Wild You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn. More

Black Friday 2014 Video Game Buying Guide: What We Recommend For Every Console

Black Friday is a pain. The lines are long, the weather sucks, and you'd probably rather spend your day off somewhere else. On top of all that, there are way too many things to spend your money on.Click To Continue Reading

Goodbye, Byes

Recommended Reading: Jason Arthur’s farewell to goodbye-to-New-York essays.

Paul Ford on HTML5 and the World of Web Standards

You might have read that, on October 28th, W3C officially recommended HTML5. And you might know that this has something to do with apps and the Web. The question is: Does this concern you? Paul Ford, writing for The New Yorker: The answer,...Show More Summary

Recommendations for Towels that Stay Soft When Line Dried? — Good Questions

Q: I need help finding towels that stay soft when line dried. The ones I have now fluff up in the dryer, which is lovely except that I don't have a dryer; when they're hung to dry, they end up being stiff and scratchy. READ MORE »

The Recommender: Holiday Edition

What are you loving this month? 1. Beth Comstock CMO, GE Read Full Story

War and Peace and the Gita

Recommended reading: The New York Review of Books reviews at Richard Davis‘s The Bhagavad Gita: A Biography and the way centuries of politics can alter our interpretations of religious texts.

A Couple of Thoughts About the Rolling Stone UVA-Rape Article

By now, you might have come across this Rolling Stone article about rape at the University of Virginia. While I recommend it, it’s very graphic and horrifying (so you might not want to read it). Back when I was a … Continue reading ...

America’s First Bohemians

Recommended reading: Brandon Ambrosino interviews Justin Martin, author of Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians, about, well, Walt Whitman and America’s first bohemians.

Recommended Reading: Silicon Valley's role in government surveillance

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. @War: The Rise of the...

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