Recent links of note:
* From the Department of Insanity in Higher Ed: "Brandeis is working hard to ensure that its faculty is properly sensitive and that its students are properly empowered to punish professors who they determine are not sensitive enough." Yes, sensitivity training for a professor who offended a student. Read it and weep.
* Bilingual America: More signs that schools are teaching students Spanish alongside English (NYT). David Shenk adds that bilingualism affords enormous cognitive benefits.
* The PayPal Mafia: A fun story on the powerhouse PayPal gang who have gone on to dominate Silicon Valley (Fortune). The success of their employees and corporate culture is just stunning and worthy of study for any entrepreneur.
* Teen sex and delinquency: The earlier you lose your virginity the less likely you are to become delinquent (WashPost). Early sex has a genetic basis, namely in one’s propensity to take risks. If you engage in early sexual behavior maybe you avoid other worse alternatives. Kids on average lose their virginity at age 16.
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