Are we losing touch with the classic study of rhetoric in a world dominated by STEM education? Here’s some food for thought and a new perspective. Rhetoric: the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques. In ancient Rome, rhetoric was a mandatory subject… Continue reading Rhetoric vs. STEM: Why the Study of Communication Skills Matters More Than Ever
Writing for a Purpose: The Importance of Storytelling for Positive Social Change
Telling stories is one of the oldest and most powerful ways to effect change. Here’s how storytelling can be used to promote positive social change. Under the scorching Spanish sun, a few miles East of the Portuguese border in Caceres, Spain, you’ll find a small hill shadowed by two gray apartment blocks. On the surface,… Continue reading Writing for a Purpose: The Importance of Storytelling for Positive Social Change
How Reading Habits of Successful People Can Help Boost Your Brain Power
Want to be successful? It’s time to start reading! Check out these habits of highly successful people and see how you can apply them to your own life. Reading has always been considered a fundamental part of achieving success. We always hear about all the superstars and most successful people in the world and how… Continue reading How Reading Habits of Successful People Can Help Boost Your Brain Power
All You Need to Know About Hardcover Books
Books have been published in a variety of formats for centuries—from papyrus scrolls in ancient Egypt to scrollable e-books in the twenty-first century. But in some respects, it seems like things haven’t changed as much as you would think. The look of a printed page is replicated in modern e-books using e-paper technology, much like… Continue reading All You Need to Know About Hardcover Books
A Faked Future: Do We Risk Seeing History Getting Rewritten?
Is it possible to rewrite history? As we become more reliant on digital technology, some are concerned that the line between what’s real and what’s fake becomes blurred. One of George Orwell’s most famous lines in 1984 reads; “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously and accepting both of… Continue reading A Faked Future: Do We Risk Seeing History Getting Rewritten?
7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Get Involved with Social Entrepreneurship
Social entrepreneurship is on the rise, and it’s time to join the movement. The more people who join, the better for all it becomes. Here’s everything you need to know. A new breed of entrepreneur is emerging – the social entrepreneur. These changemakers are using business acumen and innovation to solve some of the world’s… Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Get Involved with Social Entrepreneurship