Category: EDUCATION

On Running an Office Like a Factory by Cal Newport

On Running an Office Like a Factory I was recently browsing the archives of the MIT Sloan Management Review (as one does), when I came across a fascinating article from the Fall 2018 issue titled “Breaking Logjams in Knowledge Work.” The piece starts with a blunt observation: “If you work in an organization, you know ...

Let Go to Grow: On a Blogger’s Decision to Trade Social Media for a Quieter Life by Cal Newport

Let Go to Grow: On a Blogger's Decision to Trade Social Media for a Quieter Life A reader recently pointed me toward an interesting essay. It was written by a blogger and podcaster named Mika. “I’ve thought about how to start this post FOR MONTHS,” she begins, before building to her reveal: “When I hear ...

Mocking Birds in This 2020 Spring by B. Nimri Aziz May 20/2020

Our seas and rivers look cleaner; our air feels fresher, quieter; our streets and roadways are abandoned. Panic shopping for household supplies has passed, only to be replaced by lines of mothers and fathers at food banks while UberEats and Grubhub hand-deliver to others at any cost. In U.S. detention camps, miserable crowds are shamelessly ...

UMS Presents Arab World and its Diaspora

https://ums.org/series/the-arab-world-and-its-diaspora/ Includes Four Events in Ann Arbor and Detroit. Season Tickets available starting Monday, May 4 at 10 am. Southeast Michigan is home to a historic, celebrated, and diverse Arab community. This season, an expert advisory group composed of artists, scholars, and community leaders from our region has helped UMS co-curate a portfolio of performances ...

Beyond the Inbox: Rules for Reducing Email by Cal Newport

Beyond the Inbox: Rules for Reducing Email April 15, 2020 In my last post, I warned that a sudden shift to remote work could inadvertently push knowledge workers into a state of inbox capture, in which essentially all of their time outside of Zoom calls ends up dedicated to sending and receiving email (or Slack ...

The Underappreciated Impact of the Attention Redistribution Revolution by Cal Newport

The Underappreciated Impact of the Attention Redistribution Revolution March 29, 2020 I launched this site during the period sometimes referred to as the “golden age of blogging”: the years from 2003 to 2009 when independent, inexpensive to run, sometimes highly-influential blogs threatened to upend the world of traditional media. By 2010, however, that cultural energy ...

Reconsider High-Risk Granpas and Sanctions-SurvivingImmigrants as Untapped Resources by BNAziz April 02, 2020

We have a natural impulse to extend protection to the very young and to the old first; we offer sympathy and succor to traumatized refugees too. That’s reasonable. Our seniors and our children require attention as the most vulnerable; immigrants need support in unfamiliar surroundings. Professors speaking about historical precedents for the COVID-19 emergency invoke ...

Hadi Eldebek: I hope We Come Out With a New System. [Video]

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“We Are In This Together” Hosts Dr. Adnan Jaber in Episode 3 on Sunday

"I view therapy as a place for one to be honest with oneself so that they can lead a life that is fulfilling, meaningful, and according to their values. Psychotherapy is a collaborative endeavor that aids individuals in increasing their emotional and cognitive understanding of themselves and gives them a place to come to terms ...