Wednesday's News & Ideas
Translated final interview with Martini
National Catholic Reporter: How can we liberate the embers from the ash, to reinvigorate the fires of love?
Muslims look for mates in D.C. at annual speed-dating event
Washington Post: More Muslims are embracing alternatives to arranged marriages and the vagaries of 21st-century, American-style dating.
The creativity of the wandering mind
Pacific Standard: New research suggests engaging in simple tasks that allow the mind to wander facilitates creative thinking.
An individualist approach to the Hebrew Bible
NPR: Yoram Hazony's new book makes the case for a different reading of the ancient texts and argues that the Hebrew Bible is a work of philosophy in narrative form.
Evil nuns and EW
America: James Martin, S.J., wondered if the era of anti-Catholic stereotyping was over. Then the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly arrived.
Children succeed with character, not test scores
A child's success can't be measured in IQ scores, standardized tests or vocabulary quizzes, author Paul Tough tells NPR. Success, he argues, is about how young people build character. Tough explores this idea in his new book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character.
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