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Don't Even Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Posted on January 29, 2016 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

     Job interviews. Making new friends. Meeting the President of the United States. Each of the previous examples are times when making a good first impression really counts. Scientists have said a person will categorize you as a friend or foe within the first few seconds of meeting them. To better understand what occurs within the automatic processing centers of our brains, Author Malcolm Gladwell discusses the power of the unconscious mind and how it helps us in his…


Divergent by Veronica Roth: Faction Tells All

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 5:12pm 7 Comments

        Beatrice Prior is a teenage girl who always thought she was different from her selfless family of four. After taking a mandatory assessment at school she learns that she is different after all, maybe even Divergent. She continues her life as Divergent in the Dauntless faction where she meets new friends and enemies.

        I thought Divergent was a great book! The way the characters are divided up reminds me of how our culture is today. Abnegation,…



Posted on May 19, 2014 at 11:33pm 6 Comments

Curiosity killed the cat. Or did it?

 There are many questions in day to day life that make us stop and think. Many of these questions can’t be answered and are up for interpretation. I want to see if people have similar thoughts about these questions and why. Please leave your comments and ideas below. 

8) Curiosity Killed the Cat?



Survivor Man: The Final Frontier

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 9:14pm 1 Comment

       Christopher McCandless went into the wild with little, next to nothing, thinking he could live off of the land. Chris was found deceased in an abandoned bus on Stampede Trail in Alaska.

       Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, was mainly a biography about Chris McCandless and his travels in the last few…


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