The attention economy and the ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’

In today's episode of Corporate America Foolishness, H&M, a retail company beloved for its trendy clothing, has come under scrutiny for using a black child to model a sweatshirt sporting the phrase 'coolest monkey in the jungle.' In today's political climate...             My initial reaction was, now they are trolling us. This … Continue reading The attention economy and the ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’

I broke my laptop and my grades improved! Re:  Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

A few weeks ago, I came across a thought-provoking New York Times' article on LinkedIn: Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. Susan Dynarski, a professor of education, public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, has banned almost all electronic devices during her classes and research seminars. Her rationale for … Continue reading I broke my laptop and my grades improved! Re:  Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

A minimalist approach to studying sociology

Sociology is a complex, fascinating and immensely rewarding subject. Like most things in life, being good at it requires passion, discipline, and focus. Here's how I became good at studying sociology, for the times I was good at it. Passion There isn't much to say here. The dictionary defines passion as  "a strong and barely controllable … Continue reading A minimalist approach to studying sociology

Is the internet killing qualitative research?

The internet has been blamed for ruining many aspects of our lives, including, but not limited to, our relationships, our happiness, our productivity, and pretty much everything else. Yes, everything! Of course, the claim that technology poses an immense threat to humanity has been as old as technology itself. In the 16th century, there were … Continue reading Is the internet killing qualitative research?