How Making Mistakes Can Accelerate Learning

A few years ago, my wife and kids spent the better part of a year living abroad. So with a little extra time on my hands, I decided to take a page out of Indiana Jones’s playbook and embark on something of a quest…

…for the best nachos in my neighborhood. 😅

Yep. Every Saturday evening, over the span of a few months, I ordered nachos from a different place.

Chili nachos. Chicken ranchero nachos. Nachos texanos. Nachos el grande deluxe.

And every weekend, I was faced with a dilemma. Should I end my quest and settle for the nachos that I’ve enjoyed the most so far? Or should I continue to search for better nachos?

The Two Most Efficient (and Two Least Efficient) Memorization Strategies

The Two Most Efficient (and Two Least Efficient) Memorization Strategies

As much as I enjoy a tidy, nicely-made bed, actually making the darn thing every morning is one of those activities in life that often feels like a questionable use of time. I mean, it’s going to get unmade anyway the next evening, right?

Socks (or more accurately, their seeming proclivity for ditching their partners) are another time-sucking black hole in our lives.