Salon 4/12/17 Newsletter
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This week’s Salon newsletter is a collection of some of the most interesting articles I came across about the “self”. The article topics range from religion and faith to knowledge and ignorance.
Can Harvard’s most popular professor (and Confucius) radically change your life?
An interesting take on “the good life” derived from the lessons of ancient Chinese philosophers.
The School of Life's Sunday sermons could be described as lectures for people who don't believe in God but still like…www.theguardian.com
America’s Cult of Ignorance — And the Death of Expertise
Does democracy and technology engender anti-intellectualism?
" There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been.www.thedailybeast.com
Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?
A look into the strained relationship between women and tech and how people are working to fix it.
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here's why not…www.theatlantic.com
Reza Aslan: Why I am a Muslim
A personal take on Islam and religion by Reza Aslan. (Suggested by my good friend Yahia Bsat)
It's a reasonable question. Considering the role that religion so often plays in fueling conflicts abroad and inspiring…www.cnn.com
Carol Dweck: A Summary of The Two Mindsets And The Power of Believing That You Can Improve
Growth Mindset Vs. Fixed Mindset. The mindset we should hold to enable continuous improvement.
Carol Dweck studies human motivation. She spends her days diving into why people succeed (or don't) and what's within…www.farnamstreetblog.com
A heartwarming short film about how a seemingly imperfect present is actually perfect.
That’s it for this week’s newsletter. Here’s a guide on how to curate content from which I drew a lot of inspiration from. See you next week!