Unplugging: A digital detox experiment

This post is a way overdue follow up to the National Unplugging Day article I wrote, and my experience unplugging.  According to a study by the World Economic Forum, digital media users often spend more hours online than they sleep, yet only half believe it improves their quality of life. Not only is increased in … Continue reading Unplugging: A digital detox experiment

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.  1. Passion There is not much to say here. The dictionary defines passion as, "a strong and barely controllable emotion, an intense desire or enthusiasm for something, a thing arousing enthusiasm." I have … Continue reading A minimalist approach to studying sociology