Recommended Magazines for Life-Long Learning

I teach at Brigham Young University.  One of the skills I hope to help learners develop is life-long learning.  Indeed, no other skill is more important than learning how to learn.  One of the ways that I try to remain a life-long learner is by reading widely, especially in fields that are not my own.  So I encourage my students to read widely and as their circumstances permit get regular subscriptions to thoughtful magazines.  I believe that the following four magazines would help anyone to stay informed and up-to-date on a wide variety of matters in the world:

  1. National Geographic
  2. The Economist
  3. Science
  4. Nature

I read National Geographic cover to cover each month.  The Economist comes twice a month and I make it through about 25%-50% of the articles.  Science comes weekly.  I try to read all of the research highlights and the short articles.  Nature, I access online when I have some free time.

Reading these magazines helps me to be more creative, have more innovative ideas, and bring to bear lateral thinking to linear problems.

About Taylor Halverson

I love learning. I love connecting. I love interdisciplinarity.
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