Big things this week: let’s talk about trigger warnings, what it’s like to be poor when you’re at a college filled with “richies” (Pretty in Pink, anyone?), and dream machines that run on wind and compressed air.
The Coddling of the American Mind : Are trigger warnings harmful or helpful to mental health? What’s the impact on collegiate intellectual life?
5 Major Tech Myths Perpetuated by TV and Film : Can you guess the biggest offender?
Fixed vs. Growth: the two basic mindsets that shape our lives : “At the heart of what makes the “growth mindset” so winsome, Dweck found, is that it creates a passion for learning rather than a hunger for approval.” This one is always worth revisiting.
Your Fave is Problematic : Why are we so bad at talking about diversity in pop culture? Dylan Marron explores.
The Beests Have Landed! : This exhibit is amazing and everyone should go.
What Is It Like to be Poor at an Ivy League School? : High-achieving, low-income students, often the first in their families to attend college, struggle to feel they belong on elite campuses. What can we do to make it better?