I don’t believe in blind idealism: An interview with Katarzyna Boni

The author of "Auroville: The City Made of Dreams" talks about the difficulties of establishing (and writing about) utopian societies.

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Is it possible to bring a utopia to life? When searching for an ideal world, do we part with reality or maybe give it a new shape?
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This pen could be the key to remembering more and retaining information better

Handwriting has been shown to have more benefits for memory than typing.

  • Recent research found that we retain information better when writing by hand, rather than typing.
  • A combination of written notes and digital files is ideal for the modern world.
  • The motion-tracking sensor in this pen transforms your handwriting into digital text so you get the best of both worlds.
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Here's the innovative writing tool you've been waiting for

WhiteSmoke Grammar Checker keeps your spelling and grammar issues at bay while also working as a translator.

  • Grammar and spelling mistakes are rampant on the internet and on social media.
  • While people are accustomed to grammar mistakes, employers take them seriously when viewing candidates.
  • WhiteSmoke Grammar Checker is a powerful browser extension that keeps your spelling and grammatical issues at bay.
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Get 48 hours of expert writing tips and techniques for under $50

From novels to movies and beyond, this 11-course bundle will jumpstart your writing career.

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Handwriting shown to be better for memory than typing, at any age

A new study collected 500 data points per second. Handwriting won out.

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  • Norwegian researchers found that we retain information better when handwriting rather than typing.
  • 500 data points per second were collected during a 45-minute test.
  • The researchers believe handwriting and drawing should be more prominent in education.
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