You weren't born just to be 'useful,’ Irish president tells students

Here's why the Irish president believes students need philosophy.

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  • President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins calls for students to be thought of as more than tools made to be useful.
  • Higgins believes that philosophy and history should be a basic requirement forming a core education.
  • The Irish Young Philosopher Awards is one such event that is celebrating this discipline among the youth.
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5 definitive books on Leonardo da Vinci

For years we have been fascinated with the artistic prowess of Leonardo da Vinci.

  • Over 7,000 pages have survived of Leonardo da Vinci's personal notebook collection.
  • Leonardo da Vinci's sketches, ruminations and theories make for a thrilling read.
  • Many biographers have attempted to figure out what made da Vinci such a great artist.
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A new Dr. Seuss book — 'Horse Museum' — is coming out this fall

A new generation is waiting for the whimsy and wit of Dr. Seuss.

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  • The new book will be titled Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum.
  • Author of 45 children's books, Dr. Seuss's profundity mixed seamlessly with his simplicity.
  • Revisit and explore these timeless classics by yourself and with your children.
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10 must-read classic books for beginners

Your gateway to enjoying literature.

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  • Classical literature constitutes a notable piece of work that has enduring quality over the years.
  • The ranks of classics encompasses a small number of works over many languages.
  • These works are accessible and timeless.
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