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47 Charming Facts About Children’s Books – mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.206)

47 Charming Facts About Children’s Books – mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.206)

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Hi, I’m John Green. Welcome to my salon. This is Mental Floss on YouTube and did you know that among all of the drawings in Norton Juster’s original The Phantom Tollbooth, there is not a single drawing of Milo in a tollbooth. Anyway, that’s the first of many facts about your favorite children’s books I’m […]

John’s Book Giving Guide for the Holidays!

John’s Book Giving Guide for the Holidays!

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Good morning, Hank. It’s Tuesday. So, I realize I am a smidge biased here; but I really do think books make the best gifts because they last! I mean, obviously the stories last in your mind. But, the books themselves often do too. I mean, I still have the copy of Tom Sawyer my Mom […]

My New Book

My New Book

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Good Morning Hank, it’s Thursday. Special Suprise Bonus Video. So, um, I have written a book. That feels good to say. Also a little terrifying. It’s called Turtles All the Way Down. It comes out on October 10th and it is available for preorder now. Link in the Doobly-Doo below. My previous book, The Fault […]

Papers & Essays: Crash Course Study Skills #9

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Let’s be real here – you’ve got a 2,000-word essay due in less than 24 hours and you’re watching a YouTube video. Look at your life, look at your choices. But wait to do that until this video’s over, because today I’m going to help you become a literary genius. Or, at least, write a […]

Reading Assignments: Crash Course Study Skills #2

Reading Assignments: Crash Course Study Skills #2

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Hi, I’m Thomas Frank, this is Crash Course Study Skills, and I’ve got some bad news for you. You know that little voice in the back of your head that’s telling you it’s impossible to read all 847 pages your teacher assigned you last week? It’s right. To counter that with some good news, though: […]

Crash Course Study Skills Preview

Crash Course Study Skills Preview

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Hi, I’m Thomas Frank and I wanna welcome you to a series that’s a little bit different than anything you’ve seen here on Crash Course before. While every other series up to this point has helped you explore and learn about actual academic subjects, like World History, Computer Science, and Literature, here we’ll be learning […]

How to Library

How to Library

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I want to talk to you about a card that is really important to adulting. It’s not a credit card, it’s not an ID. In fact, you’ve probably had one since you were a little kid. It’s a library card. [♪♩INTRO] In elementary school, most of us learn that libraries are rooms filled with books, […]

YouTube’s New Thing (and a New Thing of Our Own)

YouTube’s New Thing (and a New Thing of Our Own)

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Good morning Hank, it’s Tuesday! So several months ago, YouTube came to us to talk about a product they were working on I should stop here and say that in general, I dislike change Like I think YouTube reached its peak in July of 2007 when our channel looked like this and the site went […]

Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar: Crash Course World History #13

Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar: Crash Course World History #13

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Hi there, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course: World History and today we’re going to talk about Islam, which like Christianity and Judaism grew up on the east coast of the Mediterranean but unlike Christianity and Judaism is not terribly well understood in the West. For instance, you probably know what this is and […]

March 22nd: Book Club and Business Cards

March 22nd: Book Club and Business Cards

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Good morning, John. It’s Thursday March 22nd. I just mixed a misprinted business card utilization idea with putting stuff on my head. Now I have to do is put a misprinted business card in my pants and then put my pants on my head. Mm-hmm. So I haven’t forgot what I’m gonna talk about today. […]