Have recipes changed?
Like so many observations about life, I'm not sure if things have changed or if I'm just growing older. But
When plans are overrated
The Magic streamer Kenji "Numot the Nummy" Egashira does something unusual. He doesn't make guides to help people understand the
The Ranking Trope
I’ve always admired my son’s Bartebly-like resistance to one of the most common questions that adults ask children:
The Threads of Bad Science
How do you extract bad science from your head?
During one of my previous jobs, I had to pore over
Learning is Path Dependent
Prior to the summer of 2022, my son had no interest in rockets. Trains? Yes. Fire trucks? Yes. Planes? Hell
When Information Sours Decision-Making
I began playing poker in the early aughts. No-limit-holdem was skyrocketing to popularity, online casinos were offering absurd bonuses to
Why Won't Science Tell Me The Answer?
Science is often portrayed as an activity that provides answers. And so it does.
To get to the moon, you
Lessons from The Mozart Effect
Can listening to Mozart make your kid more intelligent?
The Mozart Effect wasn't the original quirky psychology finding. But it
Government by Crisis
In 1038, a young leader from "The Great State of White and High" (AKA Xi Xia) decided to start a
The Best Book No One Has Read
It's bad when academics don't even read your book.
Alistair Crombie's magnum opus, "Styles of Scientific Thinking in the European