Tag Archives: emotional intelligence

Shafak: Storyland Is the Taste of Freedom

Turkish novelist Elif Shafak says that we must cultivate emotional intelligence to live in an increasingly diverse world while battling authoritarians’ reductive desires. Lit is vital in this endeavor.

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Science Speaks: Lit Makes You Smart

The science is in: great literature makes you emotionally smarter.

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  • Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.

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