Make sure you cover up this summer — with sunscreen. But your chick lit, schlocky novels, and frivolous fiction? No way, says writer Jennifer Weiner summer reading in her NewsHour essay. Embrace the F-word this Fourth of July, she says. Not just “freedom” but “fun.” Because there is no shame in making summer reading just that. Continue reading
The United States, Liberia and Myanmar are the only countries in the world that do not
officially use the metric system for weights and measurements. On the brink of Thursday’s Brexit vote, author Daniel Pink wonders when, if ever, the U.S. might join the rest of the metric world.
Paton Blough has two labels he will have to bear for the rest of his life: “bipolar” and “convicted felon.” Having been arrested during his delusional episodes, Blough uses his experiences to help train police officers in crisis management when dealing with the mentally ill. Continue reading
Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter has been performing music for nearly 20 years. But even today, he sometimes finds himself gripped by self-doubt — both on and off stage. He copes by remembering the relationships he’s developed and the possibilities that lie ahead of him. Ritter shares his approach to building self-confidence in a new essay. Continue reading