'M.F.A. programs make money off of people's dreams,' says one editor. 'One hopes people at least understand the odds.'
"Perhaps it was the College Board's bad luck to ambitiously update a course so potentially political in an acridly partisan and culturally divided time."
'Freedom of speech is not an intuitive concept, and Americans take its benefits for granted, says Greg Lukianoff, FIRE's president.'
'Most of the stories, he says, are about “trauma, trauma, trauma, trauma”: a marine whose friend is killed by a sniper; a convoy ambushed in Iraq; the smell of burning bodies in a firebombed bus.'
"Employers expect graduate education because they can, and academic bona fides help them narrow an ever-growing pool of applicants."
"Grad school is 'the best place to ride out a recession' for those who can afford it and are young enough to reap the long-term benefit, or who are in fields like health or social sciences. "
"Emotional healing comes in intimate form--the acknowledgment of another's suffering and the willingness and ability to get down and dirty with that person and say, 'I get it.'"
"The students had just come back from a prep talk: don’t stand too close to the auditors, don’t stare at them during the monologue, don’t waste time stating your name, loosen up and have fun (sure)."
"Fear of being treated differently by leaders, worry that military careers will be compromised, and distrust of providers are key reasons service members avoid mental health assistance."
"The fear factor--heart disease as a certain death sentence--is a thing of the past, or should be. Even for people, like my father, whose disease is genetic, much can be done to manage it."
"The meditation goes on for five minutes, casting a spell that draws in the audience so that all that's audible is the air pushing through the vents and the mid-morning gurgle of digesting danish."
"Those of us with another 10 or 20 good years of youthful pretension about us should find comfort in knowing that old age doesn't mean an end to what should be one of life's great pleasures."
"Does the SAT measure talent or does it simply provide entree into the colleges more likely to nurture and sustain their students?"
"There is a hip righteousness associated with flipping the bird at a driver who cuts you off. At the same time, we wring our hands in fear that anger is corroding civil society."
"More than a million new jobs are on the horizon by 2018, but the worker pool may not be trained to fill them."
"The more Aaron Beck let his patients 'free associate' during sessions, the worse they felt. But when he intervened and helped them understand practical problems, his patients made quick progress."
"Children who are resilient -- who bounce back from problems because they see them from multiple perspectives and who accurately understand their role in the situation --fare better after trauma."
"The 'key takeaway' from his year of professional limbo? 'Align your intuitive spirit with your career goals,' he says. It may also help to do that psychic check-in before you lose your job."
"When the state took over Paterson, School #2 was declared one of New Jersey's worst. Though a dubious distinction, it freed Liptak to recast the school with outside help."
"Normal rules did not apply to Nate. Tara spent most days on the floor of her home holding him as tightly as she could and rocking him for hours at a time while he was 'climbing out of his skin.'”
"Why, Seligman wondered, wasn't psychology paying attention to the 80 percent of the population that isn't depressed or suffering from mental illness?"
"In the months before the murder-suicide, Harvey saw Z crumbling around him. He had devoted an obsessive eight years to the channel and had drawn his identity and celebrity from it."
'Students want to study abroad, but they also know that in a soft job market and increasingly global economy, they need an international work record and the connections that can bring.'
"Adults going back to school have to make decisions that never occurred to earlier generations: accelerated or compressed, blended or online? If they can’t decide, there’s a format for that, too."
“I think we can work together. You’ll see I’m really not such a monster,” Friedan told the author.
"Think of coaching as having your own Dr. Phil on call -- someone there not to diagnose emotional problems or feel your pain, but to tell you to buck up and help you make a plan."
"So what ails the American family? 'America has little domestic peace. Men and women do not know how to get along. Children don't want to be around their parents,'" Shmuley told the author.
"Mr. Ayers, who was 30 when he entered the program, felt intimidated at first by his young classmates. 'These kids grew up with computers,' he says. 'I grew up with golf and guitar.'”
"To support her new career, she has dipped into 401(k)'s, refinanced her home, and foregone vacations, new cars and restaurant dining. 'We are happier than we were,' she says."
"Somebody holds the short end of the stick. But who? Members of small-stature ethnic groups? Girls, who are less frequently referred for treatment? The poor, who lack resources to pay for treatment?"
"In its energy, ebulllience, contagiousness and sheer pleasure, exhuberance can be powerful and healthy, Jamison writes. It is the stuff of great leadership, adventure, art and science."
"The threshold of having an evaluation has become incredibly high. There's not a good system in place at the national level for dealing with mental health issues in kids, says Dr. Daniel Pine."
"College-bound seniors going into elementary education - more than half the teaching force - typically come from the bottom quartile of their class and have the lowest SAT scores."
"It is not the investment of time on the court that distinguished the great tennis players from the good, but the level of spiritual, emotional, mental and physical energies brought to that time."
'"This is key: I absolutely experienced dying," he says. "My last thoughts were, 'I'm gonna die. On this shitty piece of ground. I don't fucking believe it!"'
"Make sure your child snoozes soundly each night. About 70 to 80 percent of growth hormone is secreted during sleep."