Rather than scolding us, as so many others do, about why distraction is bad, Cal Newport uses his latest book, Deep Work, to explain why and how its opposite — deep work — is good.
When I picked up a copy of The Girl on the Train from my local library a few weeks ago, I felt like I was the last person to learn what all the fuss was about. The book had been out for more than a year, and everyone I knew, it seemed, had already read it was reading it, or wanted to read it. A movie based on the book had just come out. We had reached peak Girl on the Train.
I have no firsthand knowledge of rowing, having never once sat in a racing shell. But I learned a great deal about grit and teamwork from reading The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.
South Bend Code School aims to eliminate barriers between people and technology.
When I started reading Jim Langford’s The Times of My Life, I knew him only in passing as a storyteller with an intimate knowledge of Notre Dame, having once listened to him speak to an audience of alumni and friends here on campus. By the time I finished reading, I came away with an appreciation for the life he has led and the lessons he has to share.
Last summer, when Buchanan “Buck” Bourdon ’16 decided to start building mobile apps, he realized he had the perfect project: helping his disabled older sister, Haley, tell time on her own terms.
Meet Fred, Notre Dame’s first service dog for mental illness. Catch up with a Chinese student who shares what he misses about his hometown. Hear a campus employee’s thoughts on fatherhood.
Why are so many of us retreating to our respective corners? How, instead, might we work together to solve the problems — big and small — that we face?