Curious? Try These 9 Ways to Learn Something New
"When we explore the new," writes Todd Kashdan, PhD, author of Curious?
, "we can become more...comfortable dealing with tension and anxiety, and more intelligent, wise and resilient." To get you started on a path of discovery, we asked people in the know to recommend ways to learn more about their fascinating fields.
special, The Fabric of the Cosmos,
explains space and time; it might sound like science-nerd city, but it's for novices." — Brian Greene, PhD, author of The Elegant Universe
"Try a class at the Cheese School of San Francisco, or pick up instructor Mary Karlin's Artisan Cheese Making at Home
. — Liz Thorpe, author of The Cheese Chronicles
"The movie magazines at the Media History Digital Library
online are full of reviews and photos of the stars." — Richard Abel, PhD, professor of film studies at the University of Michigan
"Joseph Solodow's great book Latin Alive
is both a history and a description of this complex dead tongue." — Jay Fisher, PhD, assistant professor of classics at Yale University
"Photographer Bryant Austin takes life-size photos of whales from very close up. Check out his stunning book, Beautiful Whale.
" — Diane Glim, president, American Cetacean Society
"The books USS Monitor
(by John D. Broadwater), Raising the Hunley
(by Brian Hicks) and Titanic
(by Susan Wels) can't be beat." — Hans Konrad Van Tilburg, PhD, maritime heritage coordinator, NOAA
"Head to YouTube for clips of Callas, Price, Pavarotti and Merrill, then to Aria-Database.com
for translations of the arias you've just heard." — Jennifer Cho, founder, New York Opera Society
"The tradecraft and informants in All the President's Men
make the film a good primer; Little America,
a novel by Henry Bromell, is a great read." — Alex Gansa, cocreator of Homeland
"Try chicken tikka makhani, often made with tomatoes, honey, butter, cream, ginger and fenugreek. It's very easy to like." — Floyd Cardoz, chef, New York's North End Grill
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