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5 Noteworthy Reads

in Design, Education, Great Articles, Sports, Technology

I’m back from a long road trip/vacation! I read so many articles, you guys. So many. Just thought I’d share some of the stuff that I loved the most: 1. Blunt “networking” tips. Made me laugh out loud. 2. Mindy Kaling on earning your confidence. This article has been shared a lot already on the interwebs, but it’s because it really is very good. 3. How a lacrosse program (yes, of all sports) is helping at-risk kids in Harlem stay in school. Written by Buzz Bissinger, the king of heart-warming sports stories. “Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership is living proof of why sports matter in schools, a shocking number of which are dropping athletic programs because of budgetary constraints or school districts charging student athletes exorbitant fees. It is proof of why the program should at every public school in New York City, and not just New York City but every… More

Books I Read: 2014

in Education

When I was in high school, I had a subscription to Seventeen magazine. One month, there was an article titled “25 Books to Read before You’re 25.” Being ambitious as well as a total book nerd, I remember tearing out the list so I could save it and use it as a reference. I am 25 now, but sadly, I have no idea where that article went. (I just did a quick google search to find out that the original Seventeen article was written by Laura Bush – the then-former First Lady, and former librarian. You can see the original list here.) I couldn’t help thinking about it, though, because I made it a goal in 2014 to  read at least 25 books by the end of the year. 25 books isn’t a crazy high amount, but it still seemed like a high enough number that it would require some… More

On Mentorship.

in Education

I actually talk to a fair share of stressed 18-year-olds. But I used to be a stressed 18-year-old myself – and it’s still close enough to me that I always tell these 18-year-olds what I wish someone had told me then. Here is (some of) what I say. Don’t put too much stock into how much you “like” a subject you are learning in college. In the end, what does “liking” mean? A lot of the time, you “like” learning about something, or learning to DO something, because you feel like you are good at it, or could be good at it. The same is true when applied to the opposite. What does it mean to “dislike” a subject you are learning? You sit in a class, and the professor seems to be scribbling Greek. Scribbling it SUPER FAST maybe – and he wants you to understand it by the… More