Top Twos-day: ancient history reborn and under scrutiny

Collier’s Magazine, established in 1888, is back after an absence of over five decades. The re-launch seeks literary submissions ranging from informative articles and reports to poetry and short stories, comics and art, including feature departments. See specific guidelines here. Colliers seeks “…articles or reports relating to the political, social, or economic state of America and abroad, happenings in American culture and media, as well as important and compelling historical events.” Read a bit of history, and where they’ve been the last fifty-five years… find them immersed in the social sphere on Twitter and Facebook. Welcome back!

Speaking of history, did you know around one hundred years ago people did not brush their teeth? According to Charles Duhigg, a business reporter for The New York Times, when advertising executives stumbled on a toothpaste, they cried Eureka!, and latched on to “…a powerful psychological pattern: the ‘habit loop.’” In his new book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Duhigg suggests that the execs discovered how they can alter peoples’ habits, a three-part process. Read an excerpt here from NPRs Fresh Air. “At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.” (Random House’s blurb.) Worth a peek, don’t you think?

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