Max Wilbert

In Defense of Classical Education (and Pop Culture)

Over the last 100 years, we’ve seen a huge decline in the average student’s knowledge of classical history, philosophy, and other matters that typically comprise part of a classical education. For the most part, it’s believed that thi--- Continue reading

Knowledge Comes From Exposure and Curiosity

It’s depressing how little most of us remember from school. It seems like at a certain point our brains just give up on taking in new information. There is so much to learn that it can be overwhelming. What has happened to our curiosity a--- Continue reading

10 Famous Landmarks You Should Know About (But Probably Don’t)

The thing about landmarks is that there are tons and tons of them. The world is a huge place, and it's full of amazing things. Everywhere you go, there are new sites to see and new mysteries and wonders to explore. Nobody will ever see a--- Continue reading

The 5 Most-Visited Landmarks in the U.S.

The list of the most-visited U.S. landmarks is somewhat contentious. Many institutions, both public and private, are vying to be crowned as the most popular, and the very definition of what constitutes a landmark seems to vary. For t--- Continue reading

How to Make Conflicts Productive (at Home, Work, or School)

Conflicts are inevitable. They're a fact of life, and sometimes conflicts are actually helpful. They bring up issues that would otherwise lurk beneath the surface, and force couples and groups to process and move beyond problems that might --- Continue reading
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The Startup Mindset

Being part of a startup is a fast-paced, exhilarating experience. No one really knows whether the business is going to make it big or completely collapse. The stakes are high, the challenges keep coming, and opportunities that could change --- Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons to Study Vocabulary

Vocabulary is either critical or a waste of time, depending on who you listen to. Here at Brainscape, we think vocabulary is important, and so today we're doing our best to convince you that it's true. Without further ado, here are our top --- Continue reading

22 Tips Every College Student Should Know

Heading to college for the first time is crazy. It's completely outside the everyday experience of most 18-year-olds. Most of you will be living away from your family for the first time ever, and will have to face the new challenge of colle--- Continue reading