The American obsession with class participation, from a non-American perspective

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The American obsession with class participation, from a non-American perspective:

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Celebrated Mathematician Forgets Shyness When Focused Upon Passion

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Yitang Zhang, admittedly shy, is facing the uncomfortable glare of the spotlight after recently solving one of math's great problems. Click through for his astounding story.

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The Dark Side Of Emotional Intelligence | Via @AdamMGrant

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Gandhi Explains Why Restraint Was His Greatest Asset

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Excerpt from "Quiet" | Chapter: "Soft Power"

In the West, passivity is a transgression. To be “passive,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, means to be “acted upon by an external agency.” It also means to be “submissive.” Gandhi himself ultimately rejected the phrase “passive resistance,” which he associated with weakness, preferring satyagraha, the term he coined to mean “firmness in pursuit of truth.”

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What Is The Secret To A Happy Life?

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Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.

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Excerpt from "Quiet" | Chapter: "Wonderland"

"Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story. Make a deal with yourself that you’ll attend a set number of social events in exchange for not feeling guilty when you beg off."


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The Yin and Yang of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.

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Quiet: The Book

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1. There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: thinkers.

2. Our culture rightly admires risk-takers, but we need our “heed-takers” more than ever.

3. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.

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