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For better learning – take notes by hand, not electronically

A study published in Psychological Science suggests that even when computers are really being used to take notes in the classroom (and not to check Facebook or shop!), students still learn better when they take notes by hand. Why? Researchers suggest that it may be because students who type tend towards transcription, while those who handwrite are processing as they listen in order to use fewer words.

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The everyday microaggressions I experience as a black woman in Berlin | Bim Adewunmihttp://www.theg…

The everyday microaggressions I experience as a black woman in Berlin | Bim Adewunmi
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/08/black-woman-in-berlin?

Bim Adewunmi: I had already noticed that Berliners seemed oddly at home with staring – then I felt a tug on my hair
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Euro Islam?

Euro Islam??

November 28, 2011. The concept of European Islam has proved to be a constant source of controversy. For some it embodies the deliverance of Islam from everything that is perceived as backward looking and pre-modern. Others fear that a European Islam is a watered-down religion, …
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