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Stephen Breyer on why You should Study the Humanities

Here’s an excellent explanation as to the value of the humanities from a NYRoB interview of Justice Stephen Breyer:

It’s true, I’ve always thought that it was not particularly useful to study law as an undergrad. We are only allowed to live one life: it’s the human condition, there’s no escaping it. In my view, only by studying the humanities can we hope to escape this fundamental limitation and understand how other people live. Because literature, history, or philosophy all provide extraordinary windows on the world. Foreign languages, too, are fundamental.

Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* There are more than 400 fashion-related bloggers in the DC area. (Courtesy: Pink Line Project)

* Pledge cleans stainless steel. (Courtesy: VS)

* Email-list services don’t let companies share their own lists (e.g., dump the list, pass it to another company) for free. (Courtesy: GR)

* The IRS explicitly states that designated terrorist organizations are not permitted to apply for tax-exempt (i.e., 501(c)(3)) status. (Courtesy: IRS)

Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* Aida lives up to the hype. (Courtesy: The Met)

* NCAA allows the home basketball team to choose which type of ball will be used, creating a slightly unusual homecourt advantage factor. (Courtesy: The New York Times)

* Some universities and colleges, and states in a passive way, consider cutting science, engineering, and healthcare programs a wise move when faced with budgetary issues. (Courtesy: The New York Times)

* Rollovers as Business Start-Ups (ROBS) seem like a great way to to shelter money. (Courtesy: Brainstorming with ZS)