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  1. Blogs from the Natural History Museum

    In this blog, curators, researchers, librarians, staff, and volunteers from the Natural History Museum in London offer a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to inspire a love of the natural world.

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  2. The marriages and murders of the Harcourt brothers of Oxfordshire 

    “Since this had left him without a wife, he asked to be absolved from the crime of murder, and to be granted dispensation to marry again.” Dr. Hannes Kleineke explores the Harcourt brothers in a blog dedicated to medieval members of the Parliament of England.

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  3. Fifty Years of Mentoring

    “These days, there are two main populations I end up mentoring: CEOs, and kids. At some level, they’re totally different. But at some level, they’re surprisingly similar.” On his personal blog, Stephen Wolfram reflects on his role as a mentor to people of all ages.

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  4. Public Books

    At Public Books, academics, public scholars, critics, and activists alike come together to “make the life of the mind a public good.” Uniting the “best of the university with the openness of the internet,” the digital magazine focuses on art, ideas, and politics.

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  5. Ajam Media Collective

    Launched by graduate students, Ajam Media Collective is a space for analyzing society and culture across what they refer to as Ajamistan: “from Turkey in the East across Iraq, the Caucasus, and Iran and into Central Asia, Afghanistan, and South Asia.”

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  6. PEN America

    “PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide.” Its WordPress-powered website is a resource for all writers and readers.

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  7. 1000-Word Philosophy

    1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology is a growing archive of 1000-word essays on philosophical questions, figures, and arguments. “Our goal in writing and sharing these essays is to provide high-quality introductions to great philosophical questions and debates.”

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  8. 826 Digital

    826 Digital, a free online platform for educators, features inventive and innovative lessons, projects, and prompts from across the 826 National Network to ignite a love of writing in students.

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  9. Teachers & Writers Magazine

    Teachers & Writers Magazine is a resource for teaching the art of writing in kindergarten through college and in non-classroom settings. Its mission is to “educate the imagination.”

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  10. An Honest Living

    Steve Salaita spent 21 years in academia, a committed and passionate professor. Then he got fired. Now he drives a school bus, “one of the few institutions in the United States that protects the powerless from the depredations of commerce. “

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  11. Potty-Mouthed Professors: Why They’re the Best

    Is it acceptable to curse in college classrooms? For one professor, it’s a cornerstone of his pedagogy.

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  12. Why I Can’t Write a Good Personal Essay

    At Tenure, She Wrote, a grad student explains her decision no longer to write narratives of inspiration and gumption: “A little smarts and hard work and luck can’t make my chronically ill body ‘productive.’”

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  13. I Applied to 200 Jobs and All I Got Was This Moderate-Severe Depression

    “Like most ambitious English majors, I hoped I would find work in either teaching or writing after graduation. Long story short, I ended up graduating magna cum laude, won my department’s award, and learned that no one really wants to talk about E.M. Forster while playing beer pong. Go figure.”

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  14. Dentalium and Dreams Beyond the University

    Indigenous grad school student Erica Violet Lee meditates on wealth and abundance: “I want wealth by our definitions, because their definitions will always label us needy, at-risk, poor. I want abundance, in all the ways we define it for ourselves.”

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  15. Why Emily Contois Is Still Blogging After Six Years

    A recent episode of online trolling hasn’t stopped this food and media scholar from making her voice heard.

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