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WorldView Good Reads: Off the Press for August 2018

Published: August 28, 2018

Here are some good reads that have caught our attention during the month of August.

Finding It Hard to Focus? Maybe It’s Not Your Fault. The rise of the ‘attention economy’ may be the defining social struggle of our times.  

This Is Your Brain on Nature. When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor.

What Is the Future of English in the United States? Similar to the UK and Australia, U.S. citizens can rely on the luxury of being native English speakers—but in today's changing world, could monolingual Americans be left behind?

Europe Dramatically Outpaces the United States in World Language Learning. Students throughout the United States and Europe face many similar tasks throughout their education, from preparing for exams to writing papers. But there are glaring differences when it comes to world language education—or lack thereof—and the result is that far lower shares of American students study a world language.

Can Ultimate Frisbee Save the World? One group is using it to bring Israeli and Palestinian youth together. So far, it’s working.

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