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How Malcolm Gladwell Ruined a Friendship By Singing a Song

In this live story from The Moth, Malcolm Gladwell explains how he ruined his friendship with his college friend Craig. Craig was a charismatic leader among nerds — he had a knack for nicknames and songs, and he made a huge impression on Gladwell when they were in school. But when Craig’s wedding [...]

Heavy Bombers: Fearsome Angels of the Cold War

“QUANTUM SHOT” #766 Link – article by Avi Abrams It was a warfare of intimidation and a game of fear: and so it bred monstrous planes, pregnant with the load of ominous bombs For all who lived through Cold War, or have heard the stories and seen the movies, the most [...]

Can One Become a Pro Golfer by Practicing for 10,000 Hours?

In his bestseller Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell posited a theory that anyone can become great at anything as long as they put 10,000 hours honing the skill. Well, Dan McLaughlin decided to put the 10,000 Hours Rule to the test by becoming a pro golfer: Could he stop being one thing and start being [...]

At the Libraries: The Lisa Simpson Book Club

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment! It’s time for another Blog of the Month! This month the award goes to the continually entertaining, yet incredibly true to library life Love the Liberry. [...]