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 .
LA cleantech's future, music photographer Mick Rock As President Trump embraces dirty fuels, what happens to LA's burgeoning cleantech industry? Start-up companies are planning for an uncertain future but staying optimistic. Veteran photographer Mick Rock defined a musical era. Now the camera has been turned on him. Mick Rock and Barnaby Clay talk about capturing glam and its legacy in Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock.
'A Square Meal,' a kosher slaughter and Ukrainian Easter eggs Historian Andrew Coe explains how the Great Depression altered the 1930s’ food landscape, and contributor Sam Brasch witnesses a kosher slaughter. Artist Sofika Zielyk shows us how to decorate Ukrainian Easter eggs, Sandor Katz discusses his latest fermentation projects, and Dana Cree introduces her new book, “Hello, My Name is Ice Cream.” Plus: Laura Avery finds Swiss chard at the market, and Jonathan Gold dines at Kismet.
Symbols of protest, lighting up EDM festivals The Women's March made a huge impact, in part because of its widely worn pink knitted "pussyhat." Does the March for Science need its own unifying symbol? Lighting designer Steve Lieberman is "the man behind the lights" for the country's leading electronic music festivals and nightclubs. He talks about his early experiences with rave culture, and what it takes to spark the excitement of today's EDM fans.