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A young man knocks on the door of a great Talmudic scholar.

“Rabbi, I wish to study Talmud.”

“Do you know Aramaic?”

“No.“

“Hebrew?”

“No.”

“Have you ever studied Torah?”

“No, Rabbi, but I graduated from Harvard summa cum laude in philosophy, and received a PhD from Yale. I’d like to round out my education with a bit of Talmud.”

“I doubt that you are ready for Talmud. It is the broadest and deepest of books. If you wish, however, I will examine you in logic, and if you pass the test I will teach you Talmud.”

“Good. I’m well versed in logic.”

“First question. Two burglars come down a chimney. One emerges with a clean face, the other with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?”

”The burglar with the dirty face.”

“Wrong. The one with the clean face. Examine the logic. The burglar with a dirty face looks at the one with a clean face and thinks his face is clean. The one with a clean face looks at the burglar with a dirty face and thinks his face is dirty. So the one with the clean face washes.”

“Very clever. Another question please.”

“Two burglars come down a chimney. One emerges with a clean face, the other with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?”

“We established that. The burglar with the clean face washes.”

“Wrong. Both wash. Examine the logic. The one with a dirty face thinks his face is clean. The one with a clean face thinks his face is dirty. So the burglar with a clean face washes. When the one with a dirty face sees him washing, however, he realizes his face must be dirty too. Thus both wash.”

“I didn’t think of that. Please ask me another.”

“Two burglars come down a chimney. One emerges with a clean face, the other with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?”

“Well, we know both wash.”

“Wrong. Neither washes. Examine the logic. The one with the dirty face thinks his face is clean. The one with the clean face thinks his face is dirty. But when clean-face sees that dirty-face doesn’t bother to wash, he also doesn’t bother. So neither washes. As you can see, you are not ready for Talmud.”

“Rabbi, please, give me one more test.”

“Two burglars come down a chimney. One emerges with a clean face, the other with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?”

“Neither!”

“Wrong. And perhaps now you will see why Harvard and Yale cannot prepare you for Talmud. Tell me, how is it possible that two men come down the same chimney, and one emerges with a clean face, while the other has a dirty face?”

“But you’ve just given me four contradictory answers to the same question! That’s impossible!”

“No, my son, that’s Talmud.”

Black history month day 12: economist and political philosopher Thomas Sowell

Sowell was born in Gastonia North Carolina on June 30, 1930. His father died shortly after his birth and his mother was a housemate who already had four children. So his great aunt and her two adult daughters adopted and raised him. When he was nine years old he moved from the Charlotte area to Harlem as his family sought better opportunities. He qualified for Stuyvesant High School, a prestigious academic high school in New York City, and he was the first in his family to study beyond the sixth grade. Unfortunately he had to drop out at 17 due to financial and home life difficulties. He was drafted into the Marine Corps during the Korean War and due to his photography experience, he became a Marine photographer.

After his discharge from military service, Sowell got a service job in Washington DC and took night classes at Howard University. His scores or so impressive that they gained him admission to Harvard, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1958 with a bachelors degree in economics. He earned his masters from Columbia the following year.

In his 20s Sowell considered himself a Marxist, but his experience working with the government as an intern in the 1960s changed his philosophy to more free market economic theory. His writing from then on has been from a libertarian conservative point of view. Sowell received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, published numerous works on economic and political philosophy, and serve as a professor at many universities including Cornell. He is currently a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Lately, I’ve been super into college & study related YouTube videos, so I thought I would share some of my favorite accounts with the rest of the studyblr community!

* - denotes accounts that get a 10/10 from me

COLLEGE ACCOUNTS

+ *cathincollege: I LOVE CATH SO MUCH OMG! She’s a rising junior at Stanford University, and her channel consists mostly of vlogs. It’s not exactly educational, but it gets me super pumped for college, and it’s hecka entertaining.

+ colleage: This account is run by a rising sophomore at Princeton University. There aren’t many videos on her channel, but I think that the ones she has uploaded are witty and quirky as well as informative and helpful!

+ *YesReneau: This is one of the first college accounts I followed, and I’ve been following for over a year now! Taylor (owner of the account) recently graduated from Harvard Class of 2016, and her account includes a mix of vlogs, funny videos, and college advice.

+ eleni arizona (aka @hotdamnford): Her account has mostly been non-school related vlogs as of late, but if you scroll through her videos, you can find some educational content. In addition to her YouTube, she gives great college advice on her tumblr!

+ Angie Kim: This is a new account run by a Brown University student from Canada. She has the perspective of an international student applying to American universities, and has uploaded extremely useful videos so far!

+ Jane and Jady: For any students that plan on attending medical school, this account is for you! Their channel is godsend for learning more about the world of medical school, and there are a few general studying videos, too!

+ appsademia (aka @appsademia): In addition to college admissions related information, this account contains general study information and addresses some issues that are important to students. This is another account I’ve been following for while (both on YouTube and Tumblr), and I highly recommend it!

STUDYTUBE ACCOUNTS

+ *hiheidz: Heidi’s channel includes super helpful educational tips against the frame of a more lifestyle-oriented YouTube channel. I love almost every video on her channel, and even the non-studying videos are worth watching!

+ *studyign (aka @studyign): You’ve probably heard of Sareena, a studyblr who is one of the fixtures of the studyblr community. In addition to her amazing studyblr, she has a great YouTube account that has helped me so much!

+ *nehrdist (aka @nehrdist): In addition to having a hecka cool accent, Zoe runs a spectacular studyblr & YouTube account. I love her & watching her videos for advice and tips, in addition to the fact that she is my face GOALS.

+ mariana (aka @studywithmariana): Another awesome study YouTube that I’ve been following for a long time. I’m not as familiar with her studyblr, but I’m sure it’s totally worth checking out as well!

+ katsdesk (aka @katsdesk): Kat is a recent high school grad who’s a part of Brown University Class of 2020. In addition to having a phenomenal YouTube with like the best study aesthetic ever, she runs an awesome studyblr as well!


Well, that’s all! I hope you enjoy these YouTubers and much as I do, and if you have any recommendations for me, let me know!

how to get in a good college

1. study hard
2. get good grades
3. oh, they’re bad?
4. wow, really bad
5. buy crowbar
6. get in good college
7. uh oh campus security saw you
8. ditch the crowbar
9. hide
10. Well…at least you’re in college now

Brains, brains, brains. One thing we’ve learned at NPR Ed is that people are fascinated by brain research. And yet it can be hard to point to places where our education system is really making use of the latest neuroscience findings.

But there is one happy nexus where research is meeting practice: bilingual education. “In the last 20 years or so, there’s been a virtual explosion of research on bilingualism,” says Judith Kroll, a professor at the University of California, Riverside.

Again and again, researchers have found, “bilingualism is an experience that shapes our brain for a lifetime,” in the words of Gigi Luk, an associate professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

Illustration: Chelsea Beck/NPR

anonymous asked:

*long line* "IS THERE ANOTHER CASHIER?" "Holy shit why yes! I never thought of calling another person to the front! Wow! Thank you, did you graduate from Harvard?"

@chloebennet: La friends, this is Alejandra Campoverdi. She was born to a single mother who immigrated to la from Mexico. She is a Harvard graduate, and a former White House aide to Obama. And to add to the list of incredible achievements, she is now running for Congress in California’s 34th district (echo park, silver lake, koreatown, downtown, to name a few neighborhoods in that district). She had an incredible story. If you are feeling helpless when you turn on the news, this is how you can help make a difference! Start local! Please spread the word on this amazing woman! @acampoverdi —THE ELECTION IS APRIL 4th! Follow her and help get the word out! (x)

  • george lucas: okay so in the Revenge of the Sith your character is gonna be pregnant, give birth, then lose the will to live
  • Natalie Portman, academy award winning actress, director, Harvard graduate, animal rights activist, outspoken advocate of various political causes, author of academic research papers: that's it?
  • george lucas: well i guess you can cry a little bit in between

Hey y'all! I finally have an SD again. I’ve checked to make sure what he said was legit- he graduated from Harvard and spent time working on Wall Street. I met him through SA, which stated he made 500k a year, and he really tried to give me 300 for every meet (twice an month) and homegirl was not down so now it’s 750 and I plan on having that number increase or I’m dropping him once I have a car. He gave me $100 for our meet and greet and has given me another $250 since then and we haven’t met again yet so free money! He’s salt but it’ll have to do I guess until I can find someone better.

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The Orchard Acquires Bel Powley Movie ‘Carrie Pilby’

The Orchard has acquired North American rights to Carrie Pilby, the Susan Johnson-helmed comedy that stars Bel Powley and bowed at the Toronto Film Festival. The Orchard plans an early 2017 release. Radiant Films International is repping foreign rights this week at the American Film Market.

Based on Caren Lissner’s bestselling book and adapted by Kara Holden, Powley stars as a genius who graduated Harvard at 18. Convinced that the world is populated by oversexed hypocrites, she has a hard time making sense of life as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment. In an effort to coax Carrie out of her shell, her psychiatrist (Nathan Lane) makes a deceptively simple checklist of goals for her to achieve between Thanksgiving and year’s end. Each goal brings Carrie closer to the understanding that humans, like books, can’t be judged by their covers. Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer, Colin O’Donoghue, William Moseley and Jason Ritter star.

Suzanne Farwell, Johnson, Susan Cartsonis, Brent Emery and Lisa Wolofsky produced. The Orchard’s Danielle DiGiacomo negotiated with with ICM Partners and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

Crawl Home To Her (part 2)

part 1 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Words: 930ish

Summary: Reader is Steve’s little sister and Bucky’s best friend. She temporarily moves in with Bucky when her apartment catches fire. Only problem is, she has a crush on him. Living in such close proximity with him cannot end well.

A/N: Thank you so much to everyone who gave me feedback on this, I’m really excited about it. Let me know if you want to be added (or removed) from the tag list! (Also, yes, I am totally making Bucky a glorified Harvey Specter. I just love Harvey so much.) Title is from Hozier’s Work Song.

Originally posted by sebastianstahn

Less than ten minutes later, you were pulling up into the parking lot of Bucky’s building. He had gotten a job at a very successful firm after graduating Harvard. He had a well-paying job as a corporate lawyer and after merely 2 years had been promoted to senior partner. He could definitely afford the penthouse he lived in. 

You had often pondered over how exactly you two had come to be so close. Bucky didn’t do female friends. He did do females though. A lot of them. But never you. In the beginning it had been a relief that he wasn’t hitting on you every ten seconds, but over the years it became utterly frustrating. Did he not see you as a woman? Were you not attractive to him? You tried to not let it bother you, but it did. It was a little tough on your self-esteem. You knew how much of a womanizer he was, heck, you’d even seen it firsthand on a few occasions. It stung to know how much he loved, well, women but had never even thought twice about you. Logically, you knew he probably only saw you as a little sister. His best friend’s little sister and the only female friend he had ever known. Ugh. You shook your head in the hopes of ridding your mind from those thoughts. You didn’t want to go down that rabbit hole again. Especially not when you were about to see him.

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America’s Best Business Schools 2015

An MBA is a major investment at an elite school such as Harvard (above), where one costs more than $300,000 in tuition and foregone salary. MBAs have become slightly less valuable after the 2008 financial crisis, but grads from the best schools still earn back their investment, on average, in four years. Here are the top 20 based on their return on investment.

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LA friends, this is Alejandra Campoverdi. She was born to a single mother who immigrated to la from Mexico. She is a Harvard graduate, and a former White House aide to Obama. And to add to the list of incredible achievements, she is now running for Congress in California’s 34th district (echo park, silver lake, koreatown, downtown, to name a few neighborhoods in that district). She had an incredible story. If you are feeling helpless when you turn on the news, this is how you can help make a difference! Start local! Please spread the word on this amazing woman! @acampoverdi