thoughts of food

Salty taste without the salt.

“Japanese researchers Homei Miyashita and Hiromi Nakamura received this year’s Ig Nobel Prize for nutrition on Thursday for research that led to the development of tableware that employs electric stimulation to allow users to sense salty taste strongly.” ~ learn more

better doing

The Feynman Technique—how to learn anything.

“The Feynman Technique is a foundational learning method that prioritizes simplicity and depth of understanding. It was developed by Richard Feynman—an American theoretical physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1965 for his groundbreaking work in quantum electrodynamics.” | learn more

better doing

Daniel Kahneman: most people don’t really want to be happy.

The Nobel Prize-winning psychologist distinguishes happiness from satisfaction, explains how they are sometimes at odds with one another, and why people tend to prefer the latter. “Happiness is a momentary experience that arises spontaneously and is fleeting. Meanwhile, satisfaction is […]