What I learned this week, Jun 11, 2021

The Joys of Short Bike Rides


Trophy from the Gravity’s Rainbow Challenge. Yes, I read the whole thing.

How to Think Clearly

By learning to question and clarify your thoughts, you’ll improve your self-knowledge and become a better communicator


Thanksgiving Square, Dallas, Texas

The Most Irrational Number

The golden ratio is even more astonishing than Dan Brown and Pepsi thought.


Hot Pants, Love Potions, and the Go-go Genesis of Southwest Airlines

Fifty years ago this month, the Dallas-based carrier first took flight. Those who were there reflect on its past as it confronts a future shaped by the pandemic.


Bachman Lake at dawn, Dallas, Texas

The ’20-5-3′ Rule Prescribes How Much Time to Spend Outside

Americans today spend 92 percent of their time indoors, and their physical and mental health are suffering. Use this three-number formula to make yourself stronger and happier.


Posing for photos at the Leaning Tower of Dallas

Want to Make Difficult Conversations Easy? Try This 1 Counterintuitive Trick, According to Psychology

anxiety you feel before entering a tough conversation can be greatly mitigated


The Key to a Good Life? Lose Yourself in Something


A Danish PSA for wearing bicycle helmets is the best Viking movie in 63 years

2 responses to “What I learned this week, Jun 11, 2021

  1. Ellenberg wrote a really interesting book called How Not to be Wrong: the Power of Mathematical Thinking.” It’s not quite as tough going as the title suggests. I loved this article. I don’t understand much of it, but the subject still fascinates me.

    • Thanks – I read an article once about WHY the Fibonacci sequence showed up so often in nature – in flowers and such. There actually is an advantage to that series… though it seems pretty subtle to me. I’ll try and track down that article – it too was written in an understandable way.

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