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10 Provocative Quotes on Education from Ray Bradbury

1) “The problem in our country isn't with books being banned, but with people no longer reading… You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”   2) “If you can't read and write you can't...

Can You Define These Winning Scripps Spelling Bee Words?

Over the last ten decades, students from all over the United States have made their way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. In most cases, only one winner walks away with the prize after spelling a little-known word. And in most cases, the rest of...

10 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Everyday Decisions

A cognitive bias is defined as a pattern of thinking that deviates from norm or rationality in judgment. Inferences about other people and situations are often woven in an illogical fashion, and individuals can create their own "subjective reality"...

Intellectual Takeout App 2.0 is out!

A few weeks ago we released an iPhone app for Intellectual Takeout. It was received really well and a number of folks recommended changes, such as sorting by categories and the ability to “favorite” or “bookmark”, to make it better. We listened...

Can You Pass This 8th Grade Spelling Test from 1904?

With the rise of spell check and auto correct, we've let instruction in spelling go to the wayside. But in 1904, proper spelling was an absolute must if one wanted to move on to high school. The following quiz is taken from a Boxwell-Patterson...

9 Ever-Relevant Quotes from Machiavelli’s 'The Prince'

1) “A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent.”   2) “One ought to be both feared and loved, but as it is difficult for the two to go together, it is much...

7 Relevant Quotes for Tax Day

1. “We con­tend that for a nation to try to tax itself into pros­per­ity is like a man stand­ing in a bucket and try­ing to lift him­self up by the han­dle.” – Winston Churchill, 1905   2. “[N]o taxes can be devised which are not more or...

7 Highly Profound Quotes from E.B. White

1) “If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This...

8 Highly Insightful Quotes from Neil Postman

1. “Americans no longer talk to each other, they entertain each other. They do not exchange ideas, they exchange images. They do not argue with propositions; they argue with good looks, celebrities and commercials.”    2. “At its...

Intellectual Takeout has an app!

It’s been too long in coming, but Intellectual Takeout now has an app. While it’s live on Apple’s App Store, it’s still just a beta version. You can download it for your iPhone by clicking the link below: Intellectual Takeout App Let us know...

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