Why a daily habit of reading books should be your priority

Twenty six percent of adults in the United States have not read even a portion of a book within the last year. It's an unfortunate reality considering that researchers have found that consuming the written word is exceptionally good for people. Here's what studies have found. Reading fiction helps you be more open-minded. It's because … Continue reading Why a daily habit of reading books should be your priority

The scientific, efficient way to learn languages: “spaced repetition”

Before your trip abroad, you hit the flashcards hard. You memorized how to say essential words and phrases like “hello,” “where is the bathroom,” and “I’ll have a beer.” But once you arrived, it’s like your brain had never encountered the language at all. Words would not come. It’s not you, it’s how you used … Continue reading The scientific, efficient way to learn languages: “spaced repetition”