Don’t Just Bounce Back, Bounce Forward: Career Advice from Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
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Don’t Just Bounce Back, Bounce Forward: Career Advice from Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

We often hear about the term “bounce back” as prevalent life advice. Such a powerful phrase motivates people to see that though setbacks can push us further away from our original goal, we can return to our original state. However, what if there’s a better response? Adam Grant suggests bouncing forward instead. He delves into how … Continue reading

Stronger Outline = Stronger Story: Gabriela Pereira of DIY MFA’s Workshop Tells All
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Stronger Outline = Stronger Story: Gabriela Pereira of DIY MFA’s Workshop Tells All

Whether you’re a plotter, a “pantser” or somewhere in between, an outline can make your story stronger while making your writing life easier. Many writers think of an outline as either too daunting or too stifling but, if done correctly, it can be a powerful addition to your writing toolkit. During this workshop, Gabriela will … Continue reading

Gary Evans on the Environment of Childhood Poverty
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Gary Evans on the Environment of Childhood Poverty

This week, environmental and developmental psychologist at Cornell University, Gary Evans, paid us a visit at the Athenaeum. Prof. Evans’ talk highlighted that poverty is bad for children mainly because of the confluence of environmental and psychosocial risks it creates. When it comes to psychosocial risks, it has been proven that low income is associated … Continue reading