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Learners Take a Load Off

Monday, December 8, 2014

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

By Benedict Carey


Random House, 254 pp., $27

If you're a procrastinator and you want to feel good about it, read this book. Carey's mission appears to be removing everyone's nose from the grindstone. In How We Learn, Carey, a popular science reporter for the New York Times, presents several findings that challenge the conviction that knowledge is won by hard work.

Some of his conclusions we've all heard bef

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