FROM Benedict Carey
How We Learn Pop quiz! What’s the best way to prep for a test? Is it: a) study in a quiet place, b) avoid distractions, c) repeatedly study the information until you understand it, or d) all of the above? Actually, the answer is none of the above. That’s according to a new book , which claims much of our common wisdom about how to best absorb information is just plain wrong.
Emotional Resiliency Training for Military Can the Army accept training in how to handle emotions? Chief of Staff General George Casey says he's not sure, but classes are set to begin for 1500 sergeants. Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide are just some of the issues facing about one-fifth of the soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Now the Army plans to require training in emotional resiliency for all of its 1.1 million personnel. Benedict Carey reports for the New York Times .
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?