Instill self-esteem in students because many people regarded it as very important for success in life.
Promote self-esteem and personal and social responsibility.
Teach people to value themselves and achieve their potential.
Low self-esteem was linked to social problems.
Unleash the confident energy within us
The self-esteem fad, which went mainstream in the late 1980s, evolved into the epidemic of digitally enhanced self-absorption from which we are said to suffer today.
The self-esteem boom was ignited by…
I do not find it to be particularly engaging.
He interviews all sorts of people
Science fiction and fantasy thrillers are often seen as frivolous, action-packed page turners, as critically dismissed as they are compulsively consumed.
the book centers on a thirty-six-year-old woman
she is blithely indifferent to sex or dating
stab it with a small knife
the reader is never entirely sure how to think about Keiko.
Pursue a conventional career path
Keiko embodies a demographic anxiety in Japan, which has been experiencing falling marriage rates and low birth rates for years.
An aversion, among Japanese young people, to sex and romance
The past decade has also seen a rise in hikikomori, men who withdraw from the public sphere and retreat into their homes. (retreat into oneself, retreat into one’s shell)
Men who don’t join in the hunt are despised
The person yearns to escape the homogenizing pressures of Japanese society
stop the decline of public transport in rich countries
public transport is becoming less busy
passengers numbers are flat or failing
that is despite healthy growth in urban populations and employment.
Although transport agencies blame their unpopularity on things like roadworks and broken signals, it seems more likely that they are being outcompeted.
App-based taxi services like Uber
Rental bikes are more widely available
The competition is only likely to grow.
Apps that let people rent electric scooters and then abandon them on the pavement.
Those services are spreading.
Some inventions will fail or will be regulated out of existence.
But new ideas, including driverless taxis, are coming around the corner.
Trains and subways cause less pollution than cars and move people at far higher densities.
It is doubtful that most people make hard distinctions between public and private transport.
accuse Harvard University of racial bias against Asian-Americans.
White students applying to Harvard were more than twice as likely to be admitted to the university as …
Their parents will often invest a major share of the family income into test preparation courses.
If the university selected its students on academic criteria alone,
Puts the epidemic into historical perspective
the tremendous opportunity costs to young children who are plugged in to a screen
plant lots of trees and convert CO2 into wood
it extracts a tone of carbon dioxide from the air per day
deliver a lecture on the future of higher education
learning was almost inseparable from religion.
Train the mind and body
Practices that serve both to advance knowledge and understanding and to train the minds of students.
The most valuable learning is often of a tacit sort, when a student observes how a seasoned scholar addresses a problem, wrestles with an objection, formulates a creative solution.
Social disparities among patients
Hold medical providers more accountable for the care they deliver. These value-based payment models try to measure quality, outcomes and costs, and reward or penalize providers based on their performance.
Take medical risks into account
Separate winners and losers.
The data should be available to other researchers with a legitimate interest in asking
Many scientists are still quite proprietorial about their data. They collected them, they reason, and thus they own them, and with them the right to analyze them without sharing them with rivals.
The statistics presented in a paper may have been manipulated to achieve a desired result. The author may, in other words, have cheated. If he releases the data…
in some circumstances