Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Senior Writer

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Annie is a senior writer for Intellectual Takeout. In her role, she assists with website content production and social media messaging.  

Annie received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. She also brings 20+ years of experience as a music educator and a volunteer teacher – particularly with inner city children – to the table in her research and writing. 

In her spare time Annie enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading, and events with family and friends.

Recent blog posts by this author

Wow… Only 28% of Parents Require Their Children to do Chores

The other day the Washington Post ran an article entitled “The baffling reason many millennials don’t eat cereal.” Not being a fan of cereal myself, I clicked on it to see if other millennials shared my disinterest in the common breakfast food....

Do Millennials Take Employment for Granted?

By now, you may have heard of Talia Jane, the young woman who posted an open letter to the CEO of Yelp/Eat24 on Medium a few days ago. The letter explained that despite her college education, she found herself a young, starving, twenty-something...

Why It’s Bad for a Society to Do Away with Shame

In recent years, popular culture has encouraged us to be or do anything we want to in the name of freedom. In fact, it has become acceptable and courageous to defy traditionally-held views of ethics, family, marriage, religion, and political action...

4 Reasons Why This Teacher Now Supports Homeschooling

Acceptance and recognition of homeschooling has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Yet in spite of overwhelming support, this education practice is not without its skeptics. And oftentimes, traditional schoolteachers are the biggest skeptics...

New Study Suggests Manners Might Reduce Obesity

Across the political spectrum an overwhelming majority of adults believe that it’s important to teach children to be well-mannered. Yet in spite of this widespread agreement, the growing popularity of etiquette classes signal that few people...

Many New Toys Leave No Room for Imagination

The other day my sister and I were reminiscing about the toys we used most as children. It quickly became clear that the common denominator in our play was a love for miniatures. We regularly used families of paper dolls, bears, and Fisher Price...

George Washington’s Secret to Successful Government

Searching for the perfect president is quickly becoming the main goal of 2016. But as we continue on the elusive quest for an ideal 45th president, perhaps we would benefit from examining the first: George Washington. While Washington had a...

Have We Taken the Whole ‘Disorder’ Thing Too Far?

There’s a new disorder out there and it’s known as PIU: Problematic Internet Use. You think I jest? Honestly, I thought it was a joke too when I first heard of it, but no, it “exists.” A recent study on PIU describes the disorder as: “[A]...

New Study: Parenting More Effective than Ritalin for ADHD

Do you believe that kids today are overmedicated for issues like ADHD? If so, a new study out of the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology may lend credibility to your belief. According to The New York Times: “The study...

The Real Reason Why We Should Read

If you’ve ever fallen prey to clicking on a BuzzFeed list which asks you to check off the books you’ve read, you’ve probably come away somewhat ashamed, resolving to read more.  But while it’s good to inspire ourselves to read more, it’s...

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