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  • Is it better to read a book or listen to it?

    Daniel Willingham, a University of Virginia psychologist who wrote "The Reading Mind," says that the most common question he receives these days is the following: “Is it cheating if I listen to an audiobook for my book club?” In a New York Times essay, Willingham parses the benefits and drawbacks of both formats. Which one is better? Of course personally preference and convenience matter, but Willingham argues that generally right now when it comes to listening or reading a book, there is...

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  • Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It?

    Each is best suited to different purposes, and neither is superior.
  • All The Nerdy Books We're Reading This Summer

    Summer is now officially here. For me that means butchering countless mangos with my trash knifeskills and playing Daryl Braithwaite's One Summer on repeat. Summer break is also a time where my fellow colleagues and I like to catch up on some of the books that have been piling up on our shelves and Kindles for months/years. Here's what geeky reads you'll find us getting into our eyeballs. More
  • The best children's books of 2018

    Emily Bearn offers a selection of the best children's books and young adult fiction of the year.

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  • The Guardian view on the EU: come together

    Europe does not have a robust plan for effective, legitimate decision-making mechanisms to deal with inequality. It is welcome that some are being suggested European leaders will gather in Brussels this week and face questions about how responsive the continent’s political systems can be to the voters’ concerns. No one is likely to be pleased with the response. Instead of accelerating plans to meet the challenge of EU-wide persistent inequalities and sluggish growth, Europe’s leaders will claim...

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  • The Guardian view on Huawei: the bigger story

    The arrest of a top executive comes as the Chinese telecoms firm faces tough times in the west Markets can be erratic beasts, as indicative of collective neuroses as collective wisdom. But it is not surprising that they reacted to Wednesday’s thunderbolt. Much remains unclear about Canada’s arrest of a powerful executive from Chinese telecoms behemoth Huawei at the request of the US. Whatever precisely happened, and however this plays out, it is a dramatic course of action against a company at...

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  • Antifa Gritty gets his own children's book

    The children are our future, and we must teach them well. That just got a lot easier thanks to a new children's comic about Gritty. From Twitter accounts to real-life appearances at anti-alt-right protests, Gritty, the surreal orange-furred mascot of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, has fast become a political meme with a life of its own. So it's no surprise he's inspired some, um, educational material.  SEE ALSO: Christmas movies would be better if all of them starred Gritty The "book" is a...