The late chef Anthony Bourdain released his book titled, “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in The Culinary Underbelly” in 2000, preceded by an article in The New Yorker with excerpts from some of the most unappetizing chapters. In “Kitchen Confidential”, Bourdain tells of his childhood summers in France, discovering for the first time that food can be powerful and exhilarating. From this point on, Bourdain dedicated his life to creating that same feeling of power and excitement. Throughout the book, stories are told of crushed dreams, failed businesses, and embarrassing fry station mess-ups. He speaks of drunk, shady bread bakers, late nights…

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

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Emotions or Algebra? It Doesn’t Have to Be a Choice

A 2017 Ted article written by San Francisco-based reporter Grace Rubenstein titled “Should Emotions Be Taught In Schools?” discusses the importance of teaching children to identify and cope with their emotions. Rubenstein begins by asking the audience how they were taught to handle their emotions growing up, stating that the answer for many is no one. Many children are left to navigate their own emotions while also adjusting to classroom routines, academic work, and having to become more independent in the school and home setting.

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