October 17, 2014

the Smithsonian

Some institutions need an overhaul. Credit: Alex Proimos / Flickr Creative Commons

1. Grocery shoppers in Ontario can get legal advice on their way to the deli counter. And lowering the cost of lawyers in the U.S. is a challenge, but not impossible, says USC law professor Gillian Hadfield.

2. Peter Thiel gives students $100,000 fellowships to drop out of college and he says it’s time that we focus on physical innovations, instead of relying on the virtual world.

3. Brainstorming sessions might not get you the results you want. Thinking up ideas in solitude is more effective, says author Susan Cain.

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