[Memory] Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read – Julie Beck

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In the internet age, recall memory—the ability to spontaneously call information up in your mind—has become less necessary… what’s called recognition memory is more important. “So long as you know where that information is at and how to access it, then you don’t really need to recall it,” [Horvath] says.

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[Psychedelics] Can psychedelics make you a better person? Jules Evans

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A summary of psychedelics in civilisation, from the Eleusinian Mysteries to Amazon shamanism, including a digest of modern scientific research on how psychedelics might make someone a ‘better’ person.

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[Books Read] The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

A fairly short, easy read. The language is clear and unstylised. The 32 chapters are fairly short. It’s about 300 pages, but the font is pretty large, with much white space. I didn’t count the words.

The plot is straightforward: a man walks to Berwick to save the life of a former work colleague. But the journey is really an unfolding of the collapse of Harold’s marriage after the suicide of their son. At the end, the resolution is a reavowing of the marriage and their love, represented by them laughing over a crappy old joke she made when they first met. Continue reading [Books Read] The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

[Journalism] What Happened When Newsrooms Abandoned Photojournalism

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What Happened When Newsrooms Abandoned Photojournalism

What Happened When Newsrooms Abandoned Photojournalism

In the wake of Poynter’s… let’s call it naive piece on how writers can source cheap or free images for their words, here’s a quick guide for those who still don’t get how editorial photography and…

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